If you haven’t figured it out already, the 916 was created for this day. It’s
a this blogger’s birthday, it’s also Mexican Independence Day, it’s Hispanic Heritage Month. Last night I had the distinct honor and pleasure to say to Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor that at the moment we shook hands I have met all the women who have served on the U.S. Supreme Court. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg loves opera and is a fan of mezzo soprano Denyce Graves, so we’ve bumped into each other at recitals. I met former Justice Sandra Day O’Connor at a special event for KARAMAH: Muslim Women for Human Rights. She gave a lecture on the role and responsibilities of the court. She stuck around afterwards to break bread with everyone.
Justice Sotomayor and I definitely share one thing in common. Check it out here from last night’s Noche de Musical presented by the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts (NHFA) at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Her dance partner is actor Esai Morales (Brooklyn, NY), a co-founder of the NHFA. And that’s Bobby Sanabria leading the band. Echa!