Oscar de La Renta
Oscar de la Renta was born and raised in the Dominican Republic, studied in Madrid, and became an international fashion legend by dressing many First Ladies, including Laura Bush, Hillary Clinton, Nancy Reagan and Jacqueline Kennedy. Now that’s a beautiful thing!
September 15
Jean-Michel Basquiat
Born in Brooklyn to Puerto Rican mother and Haitian father, Jean-Michel Basquiat started out as a graffiti artist in the streets of New York under the name SAMO. Along with collaborating with Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel painted subjects that he knew best, such as poverty, segregation, African-American heritage, the body, and his lived experiences. His art tells a fascinating story!
September 16
Lin-Manuel Miranda
He won a Pulitzer Prize, three Grammy Awards, an EMMY, a MacArthur Fellowship Award, three Tonys, and revolutionized modern entertainment with his hit, Hamilton. Lin-Manuel Miranda was born in New York to Puerto Rican parents and continues to churn out hit after hit.
September 17
Gustavo Santoalla
Gustavo Santoalla was born in and part of several bands in Argentina, becoming part of the Rock en Español development when he came to Los Angeles. He’s won Academy Awards for Best Original Score for the movies Brokeback Mountain and Babel. Now that’s a sweet sound!
September 18
Carlos Santana
Carlos Santana was born in Mexico and moved to San Francisco in the 1960s, where he formed his band, Santana. He has received a Billboard Lifetime Achievement Award, become a Kennedy Center Honors Recipient, won GRAMMY Awards, and he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Now that rocks!
September 19