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|Press Release - Tina Elmergreen appointed to leadership
role Bridging the Gap - 2012 London - England Olympic Outreach
||in2it international and MB Entertainment of Las
Vegas, Nevada - USA will be producing a "Night of Healing & Miracles" this
coming Saturday at the Thomas & Mack Arena in Las Vegas. This event is part
of Prophet Amado's USA crusade as he emabarks on a journey to touch
many....Don't miss it! * If you cannot attend, tune into your local listings
and watch it in the comfort of your home. It will be airing live on TBN Enlace
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||in2it international is contracted as an
"Official" - iTunes Apple Associate Producer to what is reported in being "one"
of only "12", Apple Producers in the world. Most of you are already familiar
with Apple/iTunes, but those of you who are not - imagine that 9O% of all music
sold in the world is done so in "one" place! This is iTunes and it is true not
only for music but all audion content worldwide! Every week, there are 2
Billion unique viewers in iTunes.
For more information, go to the
7.4.2009Below are 4 photos from this year Summerfest Salsa
Stage on July 4th. To see all the photos of this years Summerfest,
please click here!
Get ready to Salsa @ Summerfest -
Summerfest continues to aim to please and another
year is upon us and drawing near! The Worlds Largest Music
Festival serves up Salsa @ Summerfest on
July 4th. Bring the family it will be a great way to celebrate the holiday
which will indeed include fireworks!
This year the headlining slot is a
show in itself with four of our long-time favorites: Nino Segarra, Tito Allen, Ray Sepulveda and Jose Alberto
Canario El Canario!
Also, world -renown Producer Ricky
Gonzalez is directing the show so you are in for some
phenomenal performances. To top things off, we have some great local favorites
throughout the day leading up to another great group Jesus Enriquez
kicking things off for the headliners. For a complete listing of all summerfest
entertainment, go to: www.summerfest.com for more information. Be sure to scroll
all the way down to view this years flyer!
||In case you havent heard, the Latin
Cultural Alliance, Inc. opened up an office in Dallas, Texas. They have
partnered with MCA Global and in result, the Latin Music Fest/Latin Christian
Music Fest will be world-wide in 2010! Currently Country Hosts are
in position to facilitate the festival in over eleven countries. Efforts are
also underway in syndicating Sabor Latino and Cristo The
Rock radio programs. As always, you can keep up with the LCA by logging
onto www.latinmusicfest.com . You will find regular postings are
under the News tab and Radio tabs. Keep the MCA Global address
handy as well: www.mca-global.com
LCA would like to congratulate our Music
Director Pavel Polanco-Safadit on one of his latest
accomplishments Kapitulo 1 - Indys most sought after Latin music
group specializing in Bachata of course! This Dominican born music
thoroughbred always delivers the best in what he does. To listen to sample of
the usic, click on to the MP3 links below or go to:
Click on the links below to listen to music from Pavel Polanco's
LP Artist Giovanni Hidalgo, Portrait of a Master
||LP is pleased to announce that LP artist and
Giovanni Hidalgo was the highlight of the 19th Annual
Puerto Rico Jazz Festival. At the finale concert on Sunday, May 31st, the
festival director, accompanied by Latin legend, Eddie Palmieri, presented
Giovanni Hidalgo with an honorary portrait. Giovanni, a
veteran of the inaugural Puerto Rico Jazz Festival with five performances under
his belt over the past years, was humbled by the gesture and the thunderous
A founding member of the sensational Puerto Rican Latin
jazz/folkloric band Batacumbele,
Giovanni Hidalgo was new school, the player to watch. He'd
absorbed concepts born of Cubans Tata Güines and Changuito and pushed them
to new heights. In terms of his stunning technique alone, Giovanni remains one
of the greatest!
The mood was electric this year as Giovanni's band
performed at the finale concert. The 3000-plus crowd spilled over the confines
of the Tito Puente Amphitheater onto adjacent lawns.
Giovanni was in fine form on his signature LP Giovanni
Palladium Series Congas, spurred on by the intensity of master timbalero, Tito
De Gracia who played his signature LP Tito De Gracia Timbales. Then the
spotlights drew all eyes to a performer who'd just taken the stage: Giovanni's
father, Mañengue, a legend in his own right!
Among the other LP
endorsers who performed and/or were honored were Pedrito Martinez & Robby
Ameen with Conrad Herwig, Little Johnny Rivero & Orlando Vega with Eddie
Palmieri, and Marcos Ayala with The Berklee College of Music Band. In addition,
Fidel Morales led the jam sessions after the concert, where Paoli Mejias,
Gadwin Vargas, Tito De Gracia, Robby Ameen and Memo Acevedo
It was touching, really beautiful,enthused LP
education coordinator Guillermo Memo Acevedo, himself an acclaimed
percussionist and recording artist. To be in San Juan that night was
really a privilegeit was unforgettable!
Tribute to Master Percussionist Manny Oquendo JANUARY 1, 1932 -
MARCH 25, 2009
||Latin Percussion has had a long illustrious
history of having been associated with some of the greatest pioneers in the
history of percussion. They are what inspired Martin Cohen to give birth to the
company and what give voice to the instruments the company produces. Manny
Oquendo was indeed one of those voices. Coming into prominence as a soloist on
timbales during the early 60s with pianist Eddie Palmieris La
Perfecta, Manny was the leader for 35 years of Manny Oquendo & Libre where
he thrilled audiences not only with his timbale solos, but also with his bongo
playing. On both instruments Maestro Oquendo firmly based his playing in the
tradition of being understated with restraint, a style which served two
purposes, by first serving the band as an accompanist and second, inspiring the
Manny was one of the pioneers of Latin music, and he was
instrumental in formulating, and propagating the deep well of vocabulary for
the rhythmic language we utilize today. A language that is so complex that it
took a master like Manny to show us how to really speak it. The younger
generation of players in their quest for the ultimate in technique, many times
forget that it's not how much you say, but what you say. He reminded us how to
speak clearly, concisely, with conviction, with pride in our culture, and most
of all, la verdad, the truth. How could it not be when the person speaking to
you was a true S.O.B. A son of Brooklyn, El Barrio, and Da' Bronx, José
Manuel "Manny" Oquendo.
5.14.2009Olga Tanon in Dallas
5.7.2009Los Pecados de Maria in Dallas
Enlace Telethon in Dallas - 02/2009
11.15.20082008 Latin Grammy Award Winner - Julieta Venegas
at the Palladium in Dallas - 11.15.2008
11.13.2008Victor Manuelle performs in Houston, TX for the
2008 Latin Grammy Events - 11.13.2008
10.16.2008Luis Miguel at the Dallas Nokia Theatre 10-16-08
.: LUIS FONSI is presented with gold and platinum sales
awards for the #1 album PALABRAS DEL SILENCIO in the United States
and Puerto Rico :.
Los Angeles, CA - October 15th, 2008 - After selling over 2
million albums throughout his career and following the huge success of his
productions PASO A PASO (2005) and EXITOS 98:06 (2006) which reached platinum
status in the United States and Puerto Rico and gold status in Spain, the
Puerto Rican born singer, musician and songwriter LUIS FONSI is awarded GOLD
and PLATINUM plaques for sales of more than 150,000 units of his current NUMBER
ONE album PALABRAS DEL SILENCIO. This has been the most successful
album in LUIS FONSIS career, breaking all his sales records in the United
States, Puerto Rico and throughout Latin America. The first single NO ME
DOY POR VENCIDO has also been an international success story; currently
the single finds itself NUMBER ONE in United States, Puerto Rico, Mexico,
Argentina, Chile and Central America and #2 in Colombia. In the U.S. FONSI has
broken a personal record with NO ME DOY POR VENCIDO, remaining at
the number one spot for seven consecutive weeks on the BILLBOARD HOT LATIN
Palabras Del Silencio, was co-produced by a team of
young, talented, and successful producers, all winners of Grammy awards, the
Argentinean Sebastian Krys, the Mexican Armando Avila, and Spanish Jacobo
Calderon. Luis Fonsi was also a co-producer of this album and vocal director.
This is the first album of his career where all the songs were written or
co-written by him and in conjunction with an impressive groups of authors
including Amaury Gutierrez, Claudia Brant, Carlos Lara, Noel Schjaris, y
Fernando Osorio among others.
For more information go to
Jorge Celedon & Jimmy Zambrano at 2009 in Dallas on
Jaci Velasquez performing at the "Sole'd Out" concert in Mesquite,
Texas 2008 A benefit for "Shoes for the Orphans Souls" !
9.7.2008Fonseca with Tina Backstage @ Conjuntos en Concierto
Houston, TX - 09.07.08
Conjuntos en Concierto Houston, Texas - Marc Anthony,
Alejandro Fernandez with Enrique Iglesias - 09.07.08
8.16.2008Alejandro Fernandez live in concert - NokiaTheatre/
Dallas - 08-16-08
Latino Cultural Alliance,Inc. announces the opening of its
second office in Dallas!
.: WRRD :.
Sabor Latino and Cristo The Rock friends,
We regret to inform you that WRRD AM540 will no longer be owned by
Salem Communications (The Fish 105.3FM). The station has been sold. Our
contracts are held under WRRD for both Sabor Latino and Cristo The
Rock. We are in the process of looking into alternative options for our
shows and will be keeping you up to date on this website.
now in its 5th year and Cristo The Rock approaching its one year
anniversary on May 1, 2008 have really made a mark on our Latino community and
it is our hope to remain doing so in years to come. Thank you to all who
have contributed to the success of our radio family!
Tina Elmergreen Founder/Director Latino Cultural Alliance, Inc.
8.25.2007Franco De Vita on August 25th at the Rosemont
Theater, Rosemont, Illinois.
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Ricky Martin in Rosemont Illinios Wednesday, April 25, 2007
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March 28, 2007 Rey Ruiz in Chicago
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.: Los Roba Corazones y Henry Santos (Aventura) :.
Latino Cultural Alliance, Inc./Latin Music Fest
Hey Bachata fans
..dont miss this one! The new
National sensation storming the country LRC Los Roba Corazones y
Henry Santos! Henry Santos from Aventura has put together a Bachata group that
is making headlines everywhere!
Date: April 3, 2007
Where: Fusion / 611
W. National Ave. Milwaukee, WI
See more of Los Roba on YouTube by clicking here:
Corazones Presiento Bachata:
Mana in concert at the Allstate Arena in Chicago on
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Spanish Harlem Orchestra at 2007 Chicago Salsa Congress
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Hey Tiempo Libre Fans!*Come check out one of the
hottest two-time Grammy Nominated Timba groups around! World renown "Tiempo
Libre" will be here in Milwaukee at the Latino Arts Auditorium.
When: Friday March 16th, 2007
Where: Latino Arts
Auditorium Milwaukee, WI 53204
$10, Seniors: $15, Adults: $20
Call: 414-384-3100 to purchase
tickets * Note: The Latino Arts Auditorium is a intimate venue and tickets are
limited so don't delay.
Victor Manuelle Valentine's Concert February 11, 2007 in Chicago
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||Pedro Knight, Celia Cruz's Husband, Dies Knight
passed away in an LA Hospital (CBS4) LOS ANGELES The widower of the Queen of
Salsa Celia Cruz, Pedro Knight, has passed away, according to sources. Knight
died in a Los Angeles hospital early Saturday morning. The cause of death has
not been released. Knight, whose health had been deteriorating for some time,
was 85 years old. Last March, Knight was hospitalized in L.A. for a series of
strokes and also suffered from diabetes. Knight was a well-known Cuban-American
musician but was probably more famous for being the husband of legendary singer
Celia Cruz. She died of a brain tumor in 2003.
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|San Francisco (California), USA - Six Degrees
Records has announced the signing of Spanish Harlem Orchestra, whose third
album, United We Swing, will be released on May 15, 2007 worldwide.
United We Swing is a collection of infectious Latin music from an
all-star lineup of living legends. The new release follows the Grammy
award-winning album, Across 110th St., which won for Best Salsa Album in 2004,
and their 2002 Grammy nominated debut album, Un Gran Dia en el Barrio.
Directed by world-renowned pianist/arranger/producer Oscar
Hernández, the 13 member Spanish Harlem Orchestra has established itself
as standard bearers of contemporary Latin music. Using the most accomplished
players in the New York Hispanic community, Hernández brings together an
amalgamation of strong performances from Ray De La Paz, Willie Tórres,
and Marco Bermúdez on vocals, with a handful of top musicians including
John Walsh, Pete Nater, Jimmy Bosch, Dan Reagan, Mitch Frohman, Luisíto
Quintero, George Delgado, Jorge Gonzalez, and Hector Maximo
Rodriguez. United We Swing was recorded in November 2006 in Englewood, NJ.
I am excited and extremely proud of our third CD United We
Swing, says Oscar Hernández. The chemistry that Spanish
Harlem Orchestra has achieved from performing and touring the last couple of
years is reflected in the uncompromised musical excellence of this recording.
Each individual musician has contributed to the hardcore swing we strive for as
an ensemble. It is a great honor to have musical icon Paul Simon contribute his
extraordinary talent to our sound with SHO.
United We Swing
features 13 new songs including a special guest appearance by Paul Simon (Late
In The Evening/Tarde En La Noche). Hernández built a strong relationship
with Paul Simon after arranging and producing the music for his Broadway
musical "The Capeman," which is based on the real life story of Salvador Agron.
United We Swing is scheduled for release on May 15, 2007 on Six Degrees
||Happy 1 Year Anniversary "Spanglish Magazine" !!!
Thank you for what you do! www.gotspanglish.com ~Tina Elmergreen
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|Latino Cultural Alliance/dba "Latin Music Fest"
presents an "Immigration Workshop" sponsored by Immigration Attorney John
Sesini and North Shore
When: Thursday - December 14th -
Where: Rice Palace Banquet Room 3730 W. National Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53215
Time: 6:30 - 8:30pm Admission - FREE
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.: Breakfast with Santa :.
Join us this year for BreakFast With Santa. This year,
The Children Theatre of Wauwatosa will present "Heidi, the
When: December 16, 2 006
Time: 9:00 a.m. -
Where: Humphrey Scottish Rite, 790 N. VanBuren,
Admission includes breakfast, a gift box and the
Admission: $7.75 - Adults
$3.75 Children (ages
RSVP & Advance Ticket Deadline: December 11, 2006.
||Twenty-one year old "Jessica Villalobos" is in
desperate need of Bone Marrow and you or someone that you know may be able to
help. If you are "Hispanic" or "Hispanic-Caucasian" mix please consider
attending one of these testing dates starting this weekend.
save a life! Our Daughter Jessica was diagnosed with leukemia in April 2006, on
her 21st birthday! She has been in treatment and doing pretty well until
September when the cancer came back.
Now every 28 days she is in the
hospital for 5 days of intensive chemo. She is in desperate need of a bone
marrow transplant in order for her to survive. Jessica along with 30,000
children and adults are desperately looking for a bone marrow transplant.
Because tissue type is inherited, patients are most likely to match someone of
their same race and ethnicity. This is a big problem for us because, I am
Caucasian and my husband is Hispanic, SO ~ this is a tough match to find.
We are asking people that are at least 18 years old and are Hispanic or
Hispanic /Caucasian mix to help Jessica and possibly many others!! We will be
testing on 3 different dates!! I hope you can make one! :~))
11/10 we will be on the South Side of Milwaukee...Please call for more info!
Saturday 11/11 we will be in Brookfield 9 ~ noon 2955 Nassau Dr 53045! Saturday
11/18 we will be at the Executive Inn in Milwaukee ....Please call for time!
All it takes for the initial testing is to fill out a form to become a
part of the national registry and swabbing the inside of your mouth with
something that looks like a Q tip.
PLEASE RSVP AS WE NEED TO HAVE
ENOUGH SUPPLIES 262-366-5609!! :~))) We will have food, bevie's and fun! :~) I
know we will have a good time for a great cause!! There is an incredible need
for any minority to get on the National Bone Marrow Donor Registry!! PLUS there
is no cost for any minority to be tested at this point!! Thanks in advance ~
God Bless Linda and Franco Villalobos 262-780-1059 Home 262-366-5609
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Spanglish November 2006 has an article on Latin Music Fest
an their director, Ms. Tina Elmergreen called "Faces de la Comunidad": Tina
3 of 33 Billboards used in the 2006 Marketing Campaign.
8.12.2006Backstage at the Juntos en Concierto concert in
Chicago with Marc Anthony, Marco Antonio Solis and Laura Pausini.
Tina & Marc's band
Lury "Cheeks" Chico & Ricky Gonzalez
Marco Antonio Solis
Marc Anthony thanking his crew for a great
Marc & Jennifer "JLO" Lopez
July 8, 2006 - "Salsa @ Summerfest"
At the concert....
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from Victor Manuelle at 2006 Summerfest, July 8, 2006.
Summerfest is at it again! This year they've really outdone
themselves and spoiled the Salsa lovers in Milwaukee rotten! Headliner "Victor
Manuelle" takes the stage on July 8th! See the flier below for a complete
listing of this year's line-up on the Harley-Davidson stage. For a info on all
of Summerfest's performances this year, go to:
Merengue lover? Come out and see "The King of Merengue". LULAC
Presents: Elvis Crespo this Thursday night at the Midwest Airline Center. 8PM -
FREE ADMISSION. See this link for more details:
Michael Stuart in Chicago / June 23, 2006
Click here to
see Locos Por Juana photos from April 1, 2006 concert..
Stuart's new cd entitled: "Back to Da Barrio" in stores now. Click on the
photo to go to the website to sample the CD.
"Locos Por Juana" at Humphrey Scottish Rite on Saturday , April 1,
Mark your calendars for this Saturday night, April 1, 2006! The
Latin Music Fest, Inc. presents the first event of the year . Grammy Nominated
"Locos Por Juana" will be live in concert at the Humphrey Scottish Rite
downtown Milwaukee, WI located at: 790 N. Van Buren St.
Click here to
see Juanes photos from last nights concert.
Hot off the press! "Juanes Auction" Your chance to sit in
the front row at his February 25th concert and the opportunity to go back stage
and meet him! Read on for more details or log onto www.latinmusicfest.org or
tune into "Sabor Latino" AM540 on Sunday nights at 7:00pm. *tickets! *Also,
tune into Telemundo starting this weekend, they will be giving away Juanes
News Update: For those that missed the Grammy's on Wednesday
night.....Tiempo Libre was
nominated for a Grammy . Willy Chirino took the award.
Libre will be back in the Midwest next Saturday night, February 18th at the
Hothouse in Chicago www.hothouse.net To see photos of Tiempo's last performance
for the Latin Music Fest, Inc. click onto
: : : Click
here for more information : : :
Mark your calendars and kick off the
new year with "Juanes" live in concert here in Milwaukee at our very own
Milwaukee Theatre !!! * Tickets are on sale now at the Milwaukee Theatre box
office or you can purchase tickets via Ticketmaster
When: February 25th
( There will be no "opening act", so don't be late!)
* For more information: in2it international - 414-297-9050 or tune into
"Sabor Latino AM540" every Sunday
night from 7:00 until 8:00pm for more updates.
Amateur shots taken by Tina" / October 2005 Luis Miguel Tour
Article from MKEONLINE website on 2005 Latin Music Fest...."Music
to their cultural ears" By Valerie Valentine
Latin Music Fest Billboards around Milwaukee
Wisconsin/Nicaragua Partners of the Americas and
the Wisconsin Women Care Conference is sponsoring a Folk Art Workshop in
Stevens Point on October 15, 2005. For more detail, go to website at:
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Jorge Santana and a few Malo musicians, as part of there being
here for the Saturday, August 27, 2005 concert, will be holding a small
acoustic jam and book signing at the following places:
- Saturday, August 27, at 4:00 p.m. at Guitar Center
(17135 W. Bluemound, 262-797-6448)
- Sunday, August 28, at 11:00 a.m. at Ruby's G's Espresso Bar
& Cafe (2043 W. Wells, 414-933-2770)
Tina with La India at Ravina. Interview on
2nd Annual Fiesta Nicaragua
Announcing the 2nd
Annual Fiesta Nicaragua, August 20, 2005, Noon to Midnight at Caroline's Jazz
Club, 401 South 2nd Street, Walker's Point, Milwaukee
Chicago Tribune 7-31-2005 review of Tiempo Libre
Announcing "Voices of
"Voices of Latin Rock " (Click on the image to the left for
larger version) is confirmed for August 27, Saturday night, at the Humphrey
Scottish Rite Center in downtown Milwaukee, at 8:00 p.m. (near Cathedral
Square) with multiple bands and the legendary, west coast Latin Rock pioneers,
Harry W. Schwartz Book Shops will have a book signing
at 2 pm, August 27th, at the Downer Ave. store. Co-author of the Hal Leonard
book gutarist and founding member Jorge Santana will sign books. Jorge may play
guitar, as well as CDs and read from the book.
read the book press release, click here!
Sponsors for Program Book
Currently looking for sponsors of the 2005 Latin Music Fest.
Please see the form on the Sponsor tab or click on the picture to the right for
Juan Carlos Formell, performed in Milwaukee on April 17,
2005, has released his newest album on August 2, 2005 on Narada. Please click
on the image to the left to see a larger image. Click here to see photos of the concert on this
Also you can go to his website at
2005 Latin Music Fest Flyer
Announcing (Click on the
image to the left for larger version) the 3rd annual "Latin Music
Photos of the Tiempo Libre Concert:
Photos for the Tiempo
Libre June 24, 2005 concert are now in the
¡AQUI! Milwaukee featured the Latin Music Fest in their
June/July 2005 issue. Click here to view document in
PDF format. For more
information on ¡AQUI! Milwaukee, go to