Richard 'Crazy Legs' Colon to Receive Hispanic Heritage Award for Culture

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Richard 'Crazy Legs' Colón attends Bacardi and Swizz Beatz's The Dean Collection present 'No Commission: Art Performs' - Day 1 on Aug. 11, 2016 in New York City.  

Richard “Crazy Legs” Colón will receive the Hispanic Heritage Award for Culture during the 31st annual Hispanic Heritage Awards, Billboard has learned. The event will take place at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., on September 12.

Colón is a Bronx-born Puerto Rican dancer, educator and pioneer recognized and respected globally for his hip-hop and humanitarian contributions. “The Hispanic Heritage Foundation is thrilled to recognize the career Crazy Legs as a Hip Hop pioneer but also for serving as a role model to young people across the world -- his influence on culture continues today,” said Jose Antonio Tijerino, President and CEO of HHF.

Richard Colon will join the list of past honorees of the Hispanic Heritage Awards, including Sonia Sotomayor, Rita Moreno, Plácido Domingo, Celia Cruz, Tito Puente, Gloria Estefan, Oscar Hijuelos, Martin Sheen, Ricky Martin and Rubén Blades, among others.

The awards will be broadcast nationally on PBS stations during Hispanic Heritage Month.


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