The National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts’ (NHFA) 2011 Noche de Gala, hosted by Co-founder Jimmy Smits will take place on Tuesday, Sept 13, 2011 at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. NHFA was created in 1997 to promote Hispanic talent in the performing arts.

NHFA will honor Rep. Xavier Becerra with the 2011 Raul Julia Award for Excellence for his advocacy, leadership and tireless work to make the National Museums of the American Latino a reality.

NHFA will also honor and recognize the many successes of its scholarship recipients. In particular it will present its 2011 Horizon Award to Rashaad Ernesto Green, a former NHFA scholarship recipient, who wrote and directed Gun Hill Road, starring Esai Morales. A moving and compelling drama of an ex-con who returns home to the Bronx after three years in prison to discover his wife estranged and his teenage son exploring a sexual transformation that puts the fragile bonds of their family to the test.

Musical Guest: American Idol’s David Archuleta.

Join writer/director/producer Dennis Leoni (Resurrection Blvd.); director/producer Billy Luther (Grab); actors Yvonne De la Rosa (Los Americans); Gina Rodriguez (Go For It); Jesse Garcia (La Misma Luna; Periphery); Wilmer Calderon (Jewtopia) and many others when the next generation of Latinowood takes over the Potomac.

For more information, call (202) 293-8330 or visit

Ok, so apparently, David sang CELD, TBWY with his mom, Crush and sang a song in Spanish!

@jdbalart jose diaz-balart
Beautiful performance by @davidarchie in Washington. Bellas canciones por David #Archuleta en Washington.

@jdbalart jose diaz-balart
He sang beautiful version of “to be with you” backed up by his mother singing harmony! Will try to upload in couple days. @davidarchie.

@Maria_Hinojosa Maria Hinojosa
American Idol’s
David Archuleta singing
@ Natl Hispanic Foundation
for the Arts Gala.


fernandezivette 4 hours ago Twitter
Listening to David Archuletta from American Idol at NHFA Gala. He is so talented!


01 Contigo en la Distancia
02 To Be With You
03 Crush


01 CELD thanks to daai08

02 TBWY w/ Lupe thanks to daai08

02 TBWY w/ Lupe thanks to MrJdbnyc/jdbalart

03 Crush thanks to daai08


01 Thanks to @327DAUTA_WashDC/Elena

02 Thanks to david_roy

03 From the red carpet cr The Hill’s Washington Scene

04 Noche de Gala from NHFA’s FB as posted by FOD

04 Pix thanks to ceinfo

05 Pix by Nathan Naltchavan; Slideshow created by Janet Donovan from Hollywood on the Potomac

Source: Hollywood on the Potomac