August 23, 2019
Latest News
Entertainment

Harvard's Hasty Pudding honors Marc Anthony with highest Golden Sphinx award

New York, United States, Apr 15 (efe-epa).- Singer Marc Anthony Monday became the first Latin artist to be presented with the 2019 Order of the Golden Sphinx award, named after a traditional symbol of the Hasty Pudding Institute of 1770, a Harvard University society, during its annual gala in New York on Monday.

Apart from bestowing on him its highest honor, the institute, that aims to provide educational and developmental support in all aspects of the performing arts for the underprivileged, also made the six-time Grammy and Latin Grammy winner an honorary member.

"I am honored to receive the Order of the Golden Sphinx Award this year," Anthony had said in a statement end of March, after the announcement of the award.

"Growing up in New York City, I benefited from performing arts programs in our community. The cultivation of new talent around the world is the future of generations everywhere," he had added.

When the Latin music sensation, accompanied by his sister Yolanda and sons Ryan and Alex Muñiz, went up on stage to receive the award, he was greeted with loud applause from the crowd.

He said during his speech that music came as a blessing in his life and added that it has been his comfort zone since childhood.

Anthony said music taught him to tell stories, fight for his beliefs, and gave him the courage to face the world.

Speaking to EFE, the actor and entrepreneur, said that he was both honored and nervous about receiving the award.

"I don't know what to expect but Harvard and Hasty Pudding is an immense honor," he said.

Speaking about his career, he also told EFE that he has taken "precise decisions in precise moments."

"You can't make decisions for money or fame. One has to fully understand what one represents. This, so far, has worked very well for me," he said.

"When I'm no longer there, my music is going to speak in the name of my family, my roots, my friends, everything," he said.

The institute also showed a video, prior to the award presentation, on his successful career on stage, as a philanthropist and an entrepreneur.

Hasty Pudding Chairman Andrew L. Farkas praised him for the recognition he has received and for his humanitarian work with the Colombian businessman Henry Cardenas through the Maestro Cares Foundation.

The video also recognized the work he did for Puerto Rico after the devastation caused by hurricane Maria in Sep. 2017.

Farkas said that not only does Anthony have a good voice he also has a good heart and highlighted the great friendship that unites them.

“It is our privilege to present Marc Anthony with the 2019 Order of The Golden Sphinx, as his contributions to the world of the performing arts are renowned,” Farkas had said in March, while announcing the award.

“Marc is extraordinarily talented, and has inspired people, young and old, around the world with his music and his generous spirit, and continues to elevate all of those around him while celebrating all that is good in this world,” he added.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in a video message said that Anthony was a New Yorker and remembered how he along with his Cleopatra - a jokey reference to his former wife Jennifer Lopez - held a concert that raised about $30 million to help victims of Hurricane Maria.

Previous Order of the Golden Sphinx award winners include Michael Lynton, Chairman of Snap, Inc and former CEO of Sony Entertainment; David Heyman producer of Gravity and the Harry Potter movie franchise and Clive Davis, legendary music producer and Chief Creative Officer of Sony Music, among other names.

The Institute has a Hasty Pudding Club, the oldest social club in the United States, the Hasty Pudding Theatricals, the third oldest theatrical group in the world, and Harvard Krokodiloes, the main acapella university group in the country.

The gala's funds are aimed to help various institutions in the field of arts, education and community services.

rh/sp/nb

News history
Buenos Aires street museum once again shines with original intensity

By Carmen Herranz

Mexican human rights commission condemns attacks on journalist

Mexico City, Aug 22 (efe-epa).- Mexico's National Commission on Human Rights (CNDH) on Thursday condemned the attacks by "individuals and authorities" on...

London Zoo carries out annual weigh-in

Animals at the London Zoo are measured and weighed annually to ensure their well being.

Duke, Duchess of Sussex under intense scrutiny

By Laura Sanfelix

Author laments African nations' disparate literary success

By Maria Angelica Troncoso

Children's chorus revitalizing indigenous language in Panamanian capital

By Maria M. Mur

Affleck, Koreeda to fight for Audience Award at San Sebastian Film Festival

San Sebastian (Spain), Aug 21 (efe-epa).- The latest films by Casey Affleck, Hirokazu Koreeda, Makoto Shinkai and Steven Soderbergh will be screened at the...

Singapore Night Festival lights up city district

The Singapore Night Festival is set to open from 23 to 31 August and will feature installations and exhibits around the Civic District.

Mammoth fossil 13,000 years old reveals rich paleontology of west Mexico

By Mariana Gonzalez

Son of immigrants travels US delivering crosses for shooting victims

By Jorge Mederos

Breathtaking spots offer tourists birdseye views of Uruguay's capital

By Sarah Yañez-Richards

Soccer great Cristiano Ronaldo admits payment to rape accuser

Washington, Aug 20 (efe-epa).- Attorneys representing soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo acknowledged that the Portuguese striker paid $375,000 to a woman...

Hungarians revel in a sea of fragrant blooms

Hungarians reveled in a sea of colour and fragrant blooms to marks the 50th Debrecen Flower Festival.

The winery that uses music as its the star ingredient

By Joan Mas Autonell

Colombia, victim of lucrative exotic animal smuggling

By Claudia Polanco Yermanos

Graffiti festival lights up giant facades in Moscow

By Fernando Salcines

Brazilian gov't mining policy threatens Amazon, indigenous leader says

By Maria Angelica Troncoso

The farm caring for Israel's abandoned animals

A voluntary facility in Israel, The Freedom Farm, is a refuge for animals that have been ejected from the food industry, abused or abandoned. The site has...

Spain's Battle of Flowers floats prepare for parade

By Miguel Ramos

Young faces of Aceh celebrate Indonesia’s independence

Indonesian students in elaborate, colorful costumes walked in a parade during celebrations on Sunday marking the 74th anniversary of Indonesia's...

Indonesia marks independence anniversary with pole race, dancing

Indonesia celebrated its 74th anniversary of independence from the Netherlands on Saturday, a milestone marked with official celebrations, traditional...

"Easy Rider" star Peter Fonda dies

Washington, Aug 16 (efe-epa).- US actor and filmmaker Peter Fonda, who became an international star in 1969 with "Easy Rider," died Friday at his home in...

Quito video art makes viewers reflect on migration, environment and memories

Quito, Aug 16 (efe-epa).- An unprecedented exhibition in the Ecuadorian capital is making viewers reflect on such concepts as migration, the environment and...

Delivery workers unite to protect themselves from Mexico City dangers

By Zoilo Carrillo

I agree Welcome to news4europe.eu. We use cookies to improve your online experience. Find out more.