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Hamilton show creator, who's doing all he can to help Puerto Rico, to be feted at Latin Grammys

Hamilton show creator, who's doing all he can to help Puerto Rico, to be feted at Latin Grammys
From CBC - November 13, 2017

Lin-Manuel Miranda's next project is far away from Broadway on a 56-kilometre-long stage. The creator of the Hamilton hit musical is focused on helping Puerto Rico recover from the devastation Hurricane Maria left.

"Our next project is getting a sense of normalcy back to our island," Mirandasaid more than a month after Hurricane Maria hit the U.S. island territory. "Everything has kind of taken a back seat to that."

Miranda has been doing all he can to help the devastated land of his ancestor and will be honoured onThursday for his efforts at the Latin Grammys.

Miranda will receive the Latin Recording Academy President's Merit Award for his "outstanding and numerous contributions to the Latin community," including his all-star song Almost Like Praying.The ceremony will be aired live on Univision from Las Vegas.

In a recent interview with The Associated Press, Miranda expressed his faith in the American people after seeing the country come together in the face of natural tragedy, despite what he has said was a slow response from the United Statesgovernment.

"Honestly, I think we are still making up for the slowness of the initial response," he said. "That was the moment to put down a maximum effort, maximum troops, maximum everything, and it's happened. My hat goes off to every single member of FEMA, every troop on the ground, every member of the Puerto Rican National Guard that's working so hard there. But we are working at a deficit from the initial response and we still are."

'Everyone worked from a place of love'

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