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Eva Longoria will host Latino inaugural salute to Obama

Eva Longoria, George Lopez, Rita Moreno and others will participate in 'Latino Inaugural 2013: In Performance at the Kennedy Center.' Longoria, a former star of 'Desperate Housewives,' will serve as host.

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Eva Longoria speaks at a news conference in Washington, D.C.

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Following an election when Latinos showed their growing political influence, a coalition of groups is coordinating a gathering of top Latino entertainers at the Kennedy Center in a series of events ahead of President Barack Obama's inauguration.

Eva Longoria, George Lopez, Mario Lopez, Chita Rivera and Rita Moreno are among a group of prominent performers who will gather Sunday, Jan. 20 for "Latino Inaugural 2013: In Performance at the Kennedy Center." Details of the tribute performance were announced Tuesday.

Longoria, a co-chair of Obama's inauguration festivities, is hosting the event. Additional performers will include Jose Feliciano, Melanie Griffith, New York City's Ballet Hispanico, Coro de Ninos de San Juan (the San Juan Children's Choir) and others.

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