Santana To Be Honored For Service

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Guitarist Carlos Santana will be awarded the Medallion of Excellence

on Wednesday (Sept. 15) by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute,

the guitarist announced in a press release. The veteran musician, whose

band, Santana, climbed to #4 on the Billboard 200 this week

with Supernatural, is being honored for years of service to the

Hispanic community. On Friday (Sept. 10) the band will perform its latest

single, "Smooth," on NBC's "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno." The nonprofit

CHCI runs educational programs for Hispanic college students and post-graduates.