David Montgomery was born in Brooklyn, grew up in suburban New York, graduated from Princeton University and the University of Michigan, and was a reporter at The Buffalo News before joining The Washington Post in 1993. He covered Prince George’s County, Maryland politics and life in the District, then became a feature writer in the Style section. He currently writes general features and profiles for the Sunday Magazine, Sunday Style and Sunday Arts, with a focus on the Latino community and Latino arts. He is married and has two daughters.
The temptation to view art as another capital asset has been especially intense this year across the country.
Colombian rocker Juanes and actors Emily Rios and Jesse Garcia were honored Wednesday night at the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts gala.
The big Dominican Book Fair this weekend in New York City is celebrating Rei Berroa, the Washington area poet and longtime professor at George Mason University, calling him “one of the most important Dominican writers” living away from the island.
The Hispanic Heritage Foundation was to present awards Thursday evening at the Warner Theatre to leaders a range of fields, including actor Zoe Saldaña, musician Carlos Vives, former baseball star Bernie Williams, Puerto Rican Army veterans known as the “Borinqueneers” and the robotics team from Carl Hayden Community High School in Arizona.