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In Performance at the White House: Fiesta Latina

“In Performance at the White House: Fiesta Latina” is a concert hosted by the President and Mrs. Obama on the South Lawn of the White House that will be broadcast by PBS.  The sixty-minute program, to be taped live by WETA Washington, D.C., on October 13, will celebrate Hispanic musical heritage.  Part of the WETA “In Performance at the White House” series, the special will include Marc Anthony, Eva Longoria Parker, Jimmy Smits, Pete Escovedo, Gloria Estefan, José Feliciano, George Lopez, Thalía, Tito "El Bambino", the Bachata music group Aventura, and the Chicano rock band Los Lobos, with Sheila E. leading the house band.

Airs on the final day of National Hispanic Heritage Month, October 15, 2009 at 8 p.m. ET on PBS stations nationwide.  (Check local listings.)

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President Obama addresses the audience at the October 13 taping of "In Performance at the White House: Fiesta Latina."  Broadcasts October 15 at 8 p.m. on PBS stations nationwide.

Credit: The White House

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Marc Anthony sings for an audience at the White House at the October 13 taping of "In Performance at the White House: Fiesta Latina."  Broadcasts October 15 at 8 p.m. on PBS stations nationwide.

Credit: The White House

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Co-hosts George Lopez, Eva Longoria Parker and Jimmy Smits at the White House for the October 13 taping of "In Performance at the White House: Fiesta Latina."  Broadcasts October 15 at 8 p.m. on PBS stations nationwide.

Credit: The White House

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The concert finale at the White House of the October 13 taping for "In Performance at the White House: Fiesta Latina."  Left to right: Eva Longoria Parker, George Lopez, Tito "El Bambino", Marc Anthony, Jennifer Lopez, Gloria Estefan, Emilio Estefan, José Feliciano, Thalía and Aventura member Anthony "Romeo" Santos. Broadcasts October 15 at 8 p.m. on PBS stations nationwide.

Credit: The White House

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The First Family, watching the concert at the White House for the October 13 taping of "In Performance at the White House: Fiesta Latina."  Broadcasts October 15 at 8 p.m. on PBS stations nationwide.

Credit: The White House

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Gloria Estefan sings for the audience at the White House for the October 13 taping of "In Performance at the White House: Fiesta Latina."  Broadcasts October 15 at 8 p.m. on PBS stations nationwide.

Credit: The White House

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Sheila E., music director for the evening, plays for the audience at the White House for the October 13 taping of "In Performance at the White House: Fiesta Latina."  Broadcasts October 15 at 8 p.m. on PBS stations nationwide.

Credit: The White House

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Pete Escovedo plays for the audience at the White House for the October 13 taping of "In Performance at the White House: Fiesta Latina."  Broadcasts October 15 at 8 p.m. on PBS stations nationwide.

Credit: The White House

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Thalía sings for the audience at the White House at the October 13 taping of "In Performance at the White House: Fiesta Latina."  Broadcasts October 15 at 8 p.m. on PBS stations nationwide.

Credit: The White House

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José Feliciano plays for the audience at the White House at the October 13 taping of "In Performance at the White House: Fiesta Latina."  Broadcasts October 15 at 8 p.m. on PBS stations nationwide.

Credit: The White House

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Los Lobos plays for the audience at the White House at the October 13 taping of "In Performance at the White House: Fiesta Latina."  Broadcasts October 15 at 8 p.m. on PBS stations nationwide.

Credit: The White House

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Tito "El Bambino" plays for the audience at the White House at the October 13 taping of "In Performance at the White House: Fiesta Latina."  Broadcasts October 15 at 8 p.m. on PBS stations nationwide.

Credit: The White House

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Aventura plays for the audience at the White House at the October 13 taping of "In Performance at the White House: Fiesta Latina."  Broadcasts October 15 at 8 p.m. on PBS stations nationwide.

Credit: The White House

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Jennifer Lopez, introducing her husband Marc Anthony for his performance at the October 13 taping for "In Performance at the White House: Fiesta Latina."  Broadcasts October 15 at 8 p.m. on PBS stations nationwide.

Credit: The White House

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