Brownsville to host ¡Vive tu Vida! Hispanic family wellness event

 

 

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¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving events (www.vivetuvida.org).

On Saturday, October 25th, the Brownsville Community Health Center (BCHC) will present its fourth annual family health and fitness fair, ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!®. The event promotes Hispanic family physical activity and good nutrition for better health and wellness for people of all ages and all sizes. This event, which is free and open to the public, will be held at Dean Porter Park, 501 E. Ringgold Street, in Brownsville, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

“¡Vive tu Vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® helps give us the will to live life to its fullest. Young, old, and in-between can dance, learn a new activity, or walk with family or friends. There are many great ways to get up and get moving for your health. Come join the fun and be energized,” said Paula S. Gómez, Executive Director of the BCHC.

¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® demonstrates the power of culture, family, and community to promote better health for all. The Brownsville event will feature free health information and screenings, including blood pressure, diabetes, kidney disease, vision, and dental. There will also be activities for the whole family including Zumba dancing; an obstacle course; soccer, football, and baseball clinics; and cooking, martial arts, boot camp, and gymnastics demonstrations. Participants will also have the chance to win raffles and giveaways, enjoy healthy snacks, listen to music, and much more. Participants are also invited to attend the Breast Cancer Awareness Walk that starts at 7:30 am at Dean Porter Park.

“The support we receive from Newman’s Own Foundation and the Healthy Americas Foundation allows us to serve 25,000 people at community family health events this year, like the one this weekend in Brownsville,” said Dr. Jane L. Delgado, President and CEO of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health, the nation’s leading Hispanic health advocacy group, and author of The Latina Guide to Health and the Buena Salud® Guide book series.

“We are proud to support the National Alliance for Hispanic Health in providing community-based health and nutrition outreach,” said Robert Forrester, president of Newman’s Own Foundation. “One of the Foundation’s priorities is the support of nonprofits whose focus is on nutrition, and ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® works to address a broad range of needs on the local level.”

All participants of ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® Brownsville will be eligible to register for the National Alliance for Hispanic Health’s Buena Salud® Club. This free membership club is designed to promote healthy lifestyles by providing year-round reliable and confidential health information and provider referrals.

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Eugenio Derbez to host star-studded 15th annual Latin GRAMMYs

 

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Latin Grammy Awards (www.latingrammy.com).

 

Current nominees Pablo Alborán, Camila, J Balvin,  Jesse & Joy, La Arrolladora Banda El Limón De René Camacho, and La Original Banda El Limón de Salvador Lizárraga as well as GRAMMY® and Latin GRAMMY® winner Ricky Martin are set to perform at theLatin GRAMMY®s’ 15th anniversary telecast. Actor/comedian Eugenio Derbez will host the 15th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards (#LatinGRAMMY), which will take place Nov. 20 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and will air live on the Univision Network from 8 – 11 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. Central). A limited number of tickets are available for purchase through www.ticketmaster.com or www.mgmgrand.com. For updates and breaking news, please visit LatinGRAMMY.com as well as The Latin Recording Academy®‘s social networks on Twitter (@LatinGRAMMYs) and Facebook.

Pablo Alborán is nominated for Record Of The Year for “Dónde Está El Amor” (Featuring Jesse & Joy).

Latin GRAMMY winners Camila and Jesse & Joy as well as J Balvin each have three nominations: Camila is up for Record Of The Year for “Decidiste Dejarme” and Album Of The Year and Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album for Elypse; Jesse & Joy are up for Record Of The Year for “Dónde Está El Amor,” Song Of The Year for “Mi Tesoro” and Best Long Form Music Video for Documental De La Gira “Soltando Al Perro”; and J Balvin is nominated for Best Urban Performance and Best Urban Song for “6AM” (Featuring Farruko) and Best Urban Music Album for La Familia.

In the Best Banda Album category La Arrolladora Banda El Limón De René Camacho are up for Gracias Por Creer and La Original Banda El Limón De Salvador Lizárraga are nominated for Fin De Semana.

The 15th Latin GRAMMY Awards will be supported on radio via Univision Radio (the official Spanish-language radio network of the Latin GRAMMY Awards), and highlighted at www.latingrammy.com and www.univision.com/latingrammy, including video interviews and photos, an extensive archive of past shows, a live-blog, and dedicated forums for fans to share their excitement leading up to the live broadcast. Additionally, the telecast will be distributed internationally to more than 80 countries.

Once again, LatinGRAMMY.com will offer exclusive behind the scenes coverage of the 15th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards on Latin GRAMMY en Vivo.  The live stream will include interviews from various locations including the green-carpet arrivals, The Latin GRAMMY Premiere Ceremony, backstage, and the media center beginning at 2 p.m. PT/5 p.m. ET.

Preceding the Awards telecast, Univision will present exclusive “Noche De Estrellas” (“Night Of The Stars”) coverage of the celebrity arrivals direct from the Latin GRAMMY Awards green carpet starting at 7 p.m. ET/PT (6 p.m. Central). Hosted by television personalities Giselle Blondet, Chiquinquira Delgado, Alejandra Espinoza, Raúl de Molina, Rodner Figueroa and Tony Dandadres — “Noche De Estrellas” will feature live interviews and commentary on the stars and their fashion, and will provide viewers an intimate look at Latin music’s most glamorous gala event while connecting fans with their favorite celebrities via social media.

 

iHeartRadio adds Pitbull, Becky G, and other celebs to Fiesta Latina lineup

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iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina 2014 (www.fiesta.iheart.com).

iHeartMedia has announced PitbullJ. Balvin, and Becky G as new additions to its first-ever “iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina presented by Sprint” line-up. The inaugural iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina will celebrate the most popular in Latin music, with a tremendous group of artists, including already-announced performers Ricky Martin, Roberto Tapia, Alejandra Guzmán, Prince Royce, La Original Banda El Limón with a special guest appearance by Voz A Voz, Daddy Yankee, Jesse & Joy, and other special surprise guests.


The iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina is the newest of iHeartMedia’s incredibly successful major concert events, taking the power of its hugely successful iHeartRadio Music Festival to Latin music fans. 
The iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina will be held on Saturday, November 22nd, at The Forum in Los Angeles, California.
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Over 280 Latino Influencers Gather for Hispanicize NYC’s Launch event

Hispanicize and Hennessy V.S teamed up to host the official launch party of Hispanicize New York on Tuesday, October 21st at Midtown Loft & Terrace.
The special event gathered over 320 of New York’s Latino influencers in advertising, PR, journalism, blogging, entertainment and entrepreneurship. The event featured a brief awards program recognizing regional Latino influencers, complimentary cocktails courtesy of Hennessy and a raffle whose proceeds went towards the scholarship fund of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists’ New York Chapter.
The recipient’s of this year’s NYC Hispanicize Stars were Francisco Cortés, Vice President, Fox News Latino and Adrian Carrasquillo, Editor, Latino coverage of BuzzFeed.

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Hispanicize Star winner Adrian Carrasquillo, Latino News Editor of BuzzFeed, poses with Eugene Abreu, Key Account Manager in NYC for Hennessy V.S.

 

 

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Hispanicize founder and CEO Manny Ruiz presents the Hispanicize Star to Francisco Cortes, Vice President of Fox News Latino.

The leaders of Hispanicize New York are: Luis Rosero, Director of Hispanic Business Strategy Group, Toyota Motor North America; George “Urban Jibaro” Torres, founder of the Sofrito Media Group and the chapter representative of the Latino Startup Alliance; Vanessa Smith, publisher of Impacto Latin News; Calixto Chinchilla, founder emeritus of the New York International Film Festival; Mike Warner, co-founder of Egami Consulting Group; and Leaura Luciano, blogger and publisher of EverSoPopular.com.
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Hispanicize NYC launch attendees actively posted photos and updates to their social media accounts during the event.

 

The Facebook-based Hispanicize New York Tri-State city group is a one-of-a-kind, ongoing platform for Latino influencers from these industries to routinely connect with each other online and, equally importantly, in person. Hispanicize New York will be hosting monthly events, with proceeds benefiting ASPIRA of Florida. 

 

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Hispanicize community influencers and communicators look forward to Hispanicize Event in Miami in March!

MundoFox Tampa hosts Conga Caliente Hispanic festival, now in its 14th year

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MundoFox Tampa Conga Caliente 2014 – November 2nd 2014 from 11am – 6pm at Al Lopez Park

MundoFox Tampa, title sponsor of MundoFox Tampa Conga Caliente 2014, along with event producer Coda Sound, will bring top talent to the festival in its 11th year. The event will include live musical performances from renowned artists including two-time Grammy Award winner and Emmy Award winner Albita, 2013 Grammy Award winner Marlow Rosado, international guests Sol y Son, Colombian improv artist Tachuela with special guest Albarito, and a special appearance by national news anchor Rolando Nichols, host of the Spanish national newscast “Noticias MundoFox.”

MundoFox Tampa Conga Caliente 2014 is Tampa’s largest Hispanic festival, celebrating Latino arts and cultures from around the world. The festival will include Grammy Award-winning artist performances, traditional ethnic foods, a beer garden, health village, art village, traditional cigars, and a domino tournament. Admission is free.

 

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Liga BBVA’s El Clásico match to be broadcast free to Comcast customers

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Comcast will offer free, live Spanish-language coverage of La Liga’s (Spanish League) El Clásico featuring the Cristiano Ronaldo led Real Madrid vs. Lionel Messi’s FC Barcelona.

The first leg of the 2014-15 El Clásico is a special Xfinity Latino Entertainment Channel presentation of beIN SPORTS programming that will also feature pre- and post-game shows hosted by beIN SPORTS’ expert Spanish-language commentators, highlights of the last El Clásico and series Football’s Greatest Clubs and Sporting Rivalries showcasing both teams. This latest showdown between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona features the return of Uruguayan Luis Suarez. It also marks Luis Enrique’s first El Clásico as manager of FC Barcelona and the first ever Clásico for Colombian superstar and 2014 World Cup Golden Boot winner James Rodriguez of Real Madrid. Heading into the highly anticipated match, Lionel Messi is the all-time top scorer in El Clásico, while Cristiano Ronaldo reigns as the only player to score in seven consecutive El Clásico matches.

Live from Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in Madrid, soccer fans can catch all the action on the Xfinity Latino Entertainment Channel and simultaneously on beIN SPORTS. Please check local listings for where to find the Xfinity Latino Entertainment Channel and beIN SPORTS.

Available to the more than 20 million Xfinity TV customers around the country who currently receive the Xfinity Latino Entertainment Channel and/or beIN SPORTS, scheduled El Clásico programming includes:     This latest showdown between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona features the return of Uruguayan Luis Suarez. It also marks Luis Enrique’s first El Clásico as manager of FC Barcelona and the first ever Clásico for Colombian superstar and 2014 World Cup Golden Boot winner James Rodriguez of Real Madrid. Heading into the highly anticipated match, Lionel Messi is the all-time top scorer in El Clásico, while Cristiano Ronaldo reigns as the only player to score in seven consecutive El Clásico matches.

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3BallMTY announces dates and cities for final leg of 2014 Honda Civic Tour

 

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3BallMTY Live at the Honda Stage Launch (PR Newswire)

 

Tour dates for the third and final leg of the highly anticipated 2014 Honda Civic Tour featuring Latin DJ trio 3BallMTY will extend through November and December with performances coming to major markets including Dallas, Houston, New York, Chicago, Denver and Los Angeles. Tickets for Honda Civic Tour will go on sale starting Friday, October 17 and ticket information can be found at www.HondaCivicTour.com. Bilingual hip-hop group Los Rakas will support 3BallMTY on all dates.

3BallMTY (pronounced: Tribal Monterrey) is Erick Rincon, DJ Otto, and Sheeqo Beat – a cultural phenomenon and an award-winning electronic Latin music group from Monterrey, Mexico that received the Best New Artist award at the Latin Grammys in 2012. The young artists specialize in electronic mixes that combine cumbia and tropical music with pre-Hispanic influenced musical textures. As one of the most important and authentic representatives of “La Generacion Tribal” or “tribal generation,” 3BallMTY has broken cultural, generational and language barriers.

“We are honored to have been chosen as the first Latin artists to participate in the Honda Civic Tour and look forward to continuing the success of previous tours,” said Sheeqo Beat of 3BallMTY.

In staying true to annual tradition, all of this year’s Honda Civic Tour headliners have created their own customized Honda Civic vehicles, each showcasing the individual band’s style. Offering a nod to the fashion styles of dance music in Mexico, 3BallMTY‘s design showcases swoop imagery and utilizes diamonds to signify the deep roots of cultural music transformed to modern, electronic sounds.

Fans will have the opportunity to win one of nine incredible prizes through the 2014 Honda Civic Tour Sweepstakes, including a 2015 Honda CBR300R sport machine with 3BallMTY’s signature design. Grand prizes have included three custom-designed and autographed Honda Civic Coupe EX-Ls. First prizes have included a customized 2014 Honda Ruckus scooter featuring a co-design by Grouplove and Portugal. The Man and a customized 2014 Honda Grom motorcycle with custom paint design from American Authors. Second prizes include three amazing flyaway trips to join the Honda Civic Tour at designated stops, including Honda Civic Tour featuring Grouplove and Portugal. The Man at Rumsey Field (Central Park) in New York, American Authors at Paradise Rock Club in Boston and 3BallMTY at The Regent in Los Angeles. Each trip includes flights and hotel for a 3-day, 2-night stay for the winner and a guest, along with premiere tickets for the show. Fans can
 click here for online entry, additional eligibility restrictions, prize descriptions and full official rules.

Now in its 13th year, Honda Civic Tour is not one, but three successive tours in 2014, highlighting three distinct genres of music, that also serve as a significant pillar of the new Honda Stage music platform. Alternative rock bands Grouplove and Portugal. The Man co-headlined the first 2014 Honda Civic Tour this summer with Tokyo Police Club and Typhoon supporting on various dates. Brooklyn-based pop rock band American Authors are currently headlining the second leg with support from The Mowgli’s, Echosmith and Oh Honey, with U.S. dates running through mid-November.

Honda’s commitment to music runs deep, with a 13-year history presenting the popular Honda Civic Tour, as well as hosting Honda Stages at premier U.S. music festivals including Governors Ball, Music Midtown and Austin City Limits Music Festival. Honda’s passion for music content curation and delivering unique experiences to music enthusiasts has led the automaker’s development of the new Honda Stage platform. The Honda Stage program provides music fans one-of-a-kind music experiences through live performances and digital content: www.YouTube.com/HondaStage.

Under the Honda Stage program, American Honda brings together an unprecedented group of entertainment and technology leaders to produce and distribute some of the best original, high-quality music content available today, through dozens of live events and exclusive online content. The success of the Honda Civic Tour makes it a natural fit as a pillar of the Honda Stage program.

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NALEO Educational Fund to address impact of Latino voters and candidates

 

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Two weeks before Election Daythe National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund will brief media and partners on the crucial impact Latino voters and candidates will have on the outcome of Election 2014.  The event will take place at 12:30 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, October 21, 2014, at the National Press Club (MWL Room) in Washington, D.C.

With Latinos on both sides of the aisle running in some of the most competitive Congressional races this year, Latino candidates are poised to play a pivotal role in Election 2014.  At the state level, Latino candidates are pursuing statewide positions across the nation, including in “nontraditional” states like Rhode Island and Wyoming.  Arturo Vargas, NALEO Educational Fund Executive Director, will take a closer look at this year’s races to watch and discuss the potential impact Latino candidates will have on the number of Latinos serving in Congress and state legislatures nationwide following Election 2014.

In addition to races involving Latino candidates, NALEO Educational Fund will examine competitive races for Governor, U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives where the Latino vote is likely to have a decisive impact.  According to NALEO Educational Fund, more than 7.8 million Latino voters are expected to cast ballots this November, up 1.2 million from the 2010 midterm elections.

Leading Latino leaders will also be on hand for an in-depth panel discussion on the impact of Latino voters and candidates this election year.  Panel participants will include Latino Victory Project President Cristobal Alex, The LIBRE Initiative Executive Director Daniel Garza and NALEO Educational Fund Executive Director Arturo Vargas.

WHAT:
NALEO Educational Fund’s 2014 Races to Watch: The Power of Latino Voters and Candidates Luncheon Briefing

WHO:
Cristobal Alex, Latino Victory Project President
Daniel Garza, The LIBRE Initiative Executive Director
Arturo Vargas, NALEO Educational Fund Executive Director

WHEN:
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
12:30 p.m. EDT

WHERE:
The National Press Club – Murrow/White/Lisagor Room
529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor
Washington, DC 20045

 

Two weeks before Election Daythe National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund will brief media and partners on the crucial impact Latino voters and candidates will have on the outcome of Election 2014.  The event will take place at 12:30 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, October 21, 2014, at the National Press Club (MWL Room) in Washington, D.C.

With Latinos on both sides of the aisle running in some of the most competitive Congressional races this year, Latino candidates are poised to play a pivotal role in Election 2014.  At the state level, Latino candidates are pursuing statewide positions across the nation, including in “nontraditional” states like Rhode Island and Wyoming.  Arturo Vargas, NALEO Educational Fund Executive Director, will take a closer look at this year’s races to watch and discuss the potential impact Latino candidates will have on the number of Latinos serving in Congress and state legislatures nationwide following Election 2014.

In addition to races involving Latino candidates, NALEO Educational Fund will examine competitive races for Governor, U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives where the Latino vote is likely to have a decisive impact.  According to NALEO Educational Fund, more than 7.8 million Latino voters are expected to cast ballots this November, up 1.2 million from the 2010 midterm elections.

Leading Latino leaders will also be on hand for an in-depth panel discussion on the impact of Latino voters and candidates this election year.  Panel participants will include Latino Victory Project President Cristobal Alex, The LIBRE Initiative Executive Director Daniel Garza and NALEO Educational Fund Executive Director Arturo Vargas.

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WHAT:
NALEO Educational Fund’s 2014 Races to Watch: The Power of Latino Voters and Candidates Luncheon Briefing

WHO:
Cristobal Alex, Latino Victory Project President
Daniel Garza, The LIBRE Initiative Executive Director
Arturo Vargas, NALEO Educational Fund Executive Director

WHEN:
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
12:30 p.m. EDT

WHERE:
The National Press Club – Murrow/White/Lisagor Room
529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor
Washington, DC 20045

 

Lexus and Mega TV partner to broadcast second season of “VIDA LEXUS Presenta: Té Para Tres con Pili Montilla” nationwide

 

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Journalist, TV host, and social media influencer Pili Montilla is the host of “Té Para Tres,” now airing weekly on MegaTV.

 

Mega TV and Lexus are teaming up to bring  the Emmy-nominated music  series “VIDA LEXUS Presenta: Té Para Tres con Pili Montilla” to millions of viewers. Lexus will co-produce the second season, which began airing nationwide and in Puerto Rico on Mega TV starting yesterday, at 9 PM ET / 8 Central / 6 PM Pacific.

In its debut, viewers enjoyed an updated version of the first season, with María Del Pilar and Domino Saints as guests. Later they will see Fofé and Gustavo Galindo, Las Cafeteras, La Santa Cecilia, Mexican Dubwiser, Palenke Soul Tribe, Indigo, Henry Cole, Astro, Especial SESAC, Fofé and Rakas. The second season will begin airing on November 29th.

Created, produced and hosted by Emmy-nominated TV presenter Pili Montilla, and directed and edited by two-time Emmy winner Juan Agustín Márquez, “Té Para Tres” is a place of musical discovery that offers a fun, intimate and spontaneous look at a “day in the life” of the most unique and talented Latino musicians emerging today, through conversations that excite and inspire.

In an intimate setting, Pili Montilla takes the audience through the ups and downs, struggles and triumphs of the lives of today’s hottest emerging artists. Viewers will have behind-the-scenes access to exclusive places like recording studios, concerts and homes of these rising stars and acclaimed artists like Draco Rosa, Vega, Periko y Jessi León, Babasonicos, La Santa Cecilia, Ceci Bastida and many more.

“As a producer, host and music lover, my mission for “Té Para Tres “is to create a platform where incredible alternative talent can share theirmusic and history. Undoubtedly, the show has become a place of discovery that helps expand the musical palate of our audience. Here at “Té Para Tres Studios,” we are very proud to share our vision with the Lexus community, as well as with these Latino musicians, embarking on a journey in search of musical perfection, “said Pili Montilla.

An Emmy-nominated television presenter, producer and social media expert, Pili Montilla has built a reputation as one of the best presenters in the world of bilingual entertainment. Her curiosity to explore the depths of people has afforded her the opportunity to interview renowned artists such as Sandra Bullock, Jenni Rivera, Calle 13, Ricky Martin and Gwen Stefani, among others. 

The partnership between Lexus and MegaTV will also take the concept of the show on tour with four intimate live concerts, which featuring one of the artists profiled in the program. Stops will include cities with key Hispanic markets such as Los Angeles, Miami, Houston, and New York.

“The variety of featured artists attracts a diverse and enthusiastic audience that is also reflected in our customer base. We are proud to bring this kind of energy to the Latino community,” said Brian Smith, Lexus vice president of marketing.

 

Guests and dates of the first season are:

Maria del Pilar and Domino Saints - Oct 4
Fofé and Gustavo Galindo - October 11
Las Cafeteras and La Santa Cecilia - October 18
Mexican Dubwiser and Palenke Soul Tribe - Oct 25
Indigo and Henry Cole - Nov 1
Astro and SESAC Special - Nov 8
Fofé and Rakas - Nov 15

HPRA Announces National Winners of 2014 ¡BRAVO! Awards; Hispanicize launches Hispanicize Los Angeles

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LOS ANGELES, CA – It was a historic night for the Hispanic Public Relations Association as HPRA held its 30th annual BRAVO Awards and Scholarship Gala last night at the historic Tamayo Restaurant.  Edelman Multicultural led all agencies with two of the eight National ¡BRAVO! Campaign of the Year Awards that were announced at the sold out dinner event.

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Edelman Multicultural won the Food & Beverage category for its“Starbucks Caramel Flan Latte Hispanic Program” and the Non Profit category for the 2013 U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Annual Convention “America’s Business Future”.

The other 2014 ¡BRAVO! Campaign of the Year Award winners were:

- The California Endowment for the category for Public Education for #Health4All Campaign

- Cohn & Wolfe INFUSE for the Fashion & Beauty category for “Colgate® Optic White ® Making ‘Tu Sonrisa’ Your Best Accessory”

- Merck with GCI Health for the Healthcare & Nutrition category for “Cuida Tu Diabetes, Cuida Tu Corazón”

- Balsera Communications for Media Event (Corporate) for “Hispanicize Positive Impact: Celebrating Latinos Who Do Remarkable Good Deeds”2014 HPRA National ¡BRAVO! Campaign of the Year Award

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- República for the category of Integrated Marketing “Goya World of Flavors”

- Imprenta Communications Group, Inc. for the Public Education Non Profit category for its California Department of Industrial Relations Wage Theft campaign

After Party Features Launch of Hispanicize Los Angeles, Hispanicize Stars Awards

The BRAVO Awards were followed by the Hispanicize-HPRA after party that was sponsored by the Greater Miami Conventions and Visitors Bureau and República.

The after party marked the official launch of the Hispanicize Los Angeles City Group that is under the leadership of Barney Santos of Unilever, Jose Villa of The Sensis Agency, Lizza Monet Morales of XoxoLizza.com and Willy Villarreal of Edelman Multicultural.

As part of the after party, which also raised money for the scholarship fund of HPRA LA, Hispanicize L.A.’s team recognized three local Latino influencers for their work in journalism, marketing and Latin music.  the 2014 Hispanicize Los Angeles influencer “Stars” were:

- Magaly Ortiz, Entertainment reporter, Primer Impacto. For her achievements in the world of journalism and being a go-to source on entertainment news for Latinos.

- Diana Beas, Head of Music Licensing + Latin Music at Secret Road Music For her contribution to the Latin music industry, endless support of indie artists and always championing for their success.

- Jose Villa, President of The Sensis Agency, for his contribution as a leading Hispanic thought leaders in the marketing industry.

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From left to right, the 2014 Hispanicize Stars of Los Angeles: Magaly Ortiz, Entertainment reporter, Primer Impacto; Jose Villa, President of The Sensis Agency; and Diana Beas, Head of Music Licensing + Latin Music at Secret Road Music.

3M returns as presenting sponsor for the 2015 Positive Impact Awards

 

 

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The Positive Impact Awards will be held on March 19, 2015, and nominations will be accepted through December 8, 2014.

3M will return as the presenting sponsor for the 2015 Positive Impact Awards, which will take place during Hispanicize 2015, the nation’s premier Latino trends event for bloggers, marketers, journalists, musicians, filmmakers and tech leaders. Now in its sixth year, Hispanicize will take place in Miami at the InterContinental Miami Hotel from March 16-20, 2015.

Nominations for the awards are being accepted online through December 8, 2014 at http://bit.ly/3MpactPIA. Five honorees will be chosen from those nominated by a panel of leaders from various industries, including Hispanicize 2015 advisory board members. Audiences will later have the chance to vote online for one honoree to be recognized as Positive Impact Person of the Year at the awards gala on March 19, 2015 in Miami.

“When we partnered with 3M to do this program, we simply had a vision to tell the inspiring stories of Latinos who excel at doing good, but we couldn’t have imagined what an empowering and profoundly moving program this would become for the event,” said Hispanicize founder Manny Ruiz.

Dr. Anthony Gonzalez is known throughout the nation for his advancements in robotic surgery, but in many underserved communities, he’s known simply as Dr. Tony.

Several times a year, he leaves his ginormous job as chief of surgery at Baptist Hospital of Miami and heads to the impoverished villages of Northern Haiti, where he repairs hernias, cuts out tumors and performs other life-saving procedures at no cost. In his hometown of Miami, he offers many of his services pro-bono, helping those who lack good medical care.

Dr. Gonzalez’s unyielding devotion to vulnerable patients is at the heart of the Hispanicize Positive Impact Awards, which honors outstanding Latinos who work tirelessly to uplift their communities.

Dr. Gonzalez, who was among the 2014 award winners, said he loves the personal connections he makes through healing. “It allows me to serve with the gifts given to me by God,” said Gonzalez, who is also the medical director for the Living Hope Haiti Christian Mission.

“3M is able to make a strong connection with the Latino community through the powerful, uplifting work of these winners,” said Stephen Sanchez, 3M’s global communications manager. “That’s why it is such an honor to sponsor these awards and be affiliated with this event.”

Hispanicize 2015 is expected to gather more than 2,100 of the nation’s most influential Latino professionals over five days. The event will take place in downtown Miami.

For more information about the Positive Impact Awards, please click here

Siempre Mujer, Museum of Latin American Art team up to host Día de los Muertos fundraiser event

 

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The Museum of Latin American Art is dedicated to contemporary and modern Latin American art.

Siempre Mujer is partnering with Los Angeles’s The Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) to host the ultimate “Día de los Muertos” fundraiser commemorating this traditional Mexican holiday that’s rapidly gaining popularity in America and around the world. Leading Hollywood set designer Tony Domínguez, recognized as one of the greatest papier-mache artists in the country, will be the honorary curator of the event.

The ticketed event, held at MOLAA in Long Beach, Calif., at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25, is open to the public. Tickets are available both online and at the door. Proceeds from ticket sales and the silent auction will go to support MOLAA’s exhibition and art education programs.

“We’re thrilled to have Siempre Mujer as a partner in our Día de los Muertos festivities,” says MOLAA President and CEO Stuart Ashman. “This is a wonderful way to bring support to our excellent arts initiatives and kick off our two-week celebration of the holiday, which includes special exhibits and community events.”

“With Día de los Muertos as one of the most important, spiritual and meaningful holidays in Mexico and Latin America, and MOLAA as one of the leading cultural institutions in the country, this event gives us the perfect opportunity to honor our unique Hispanic heritage,” says Siempre Mujer Editor-in-Chief Maria Cristina Marrero. “Our magazine’s October/November issue also includes fabulous Mexican and Día de los Muertos food, travel, fashion and entertainment features, so we’re drawing inspiration from our editorial to help create an unforgettable Día de los Muertos experience at MOLAA.”

The guest list includes over 500 leaders in art, media, entertainment, politics, philanthropy and business. Additional event highlights include:

  • A special exhibition of celebrity altars inspired by actor Hector Elizondo, star of the highly anticipated film The Book of Life, filmmaker Sergio Arau, lifestyle reporter and Good Day LA host Mar Yvette, television star Valente Rodríguez, and more.
  • A community altar honoring novelist Gabriel García Márquez, where the public is invited to offer new and gently used books for donation to local schools and libraries.
  • A special live performance of La Muerte Vive—Where Rock Opera Meets Cabaret, which uses giant puppets to bring traditional Día de los Muertos altars to life on stage. The show is produced by Dominguez, and stars musician Santos delos Angeles and actress Ms. Ruby Champagne.
  • Additional performances from Rocío Libertad Mendoza with Trio Alma y Alma, Casa de Calacas, Macondo y su Sonora, and DJ Brazilia.
  • A silent auction featuring unique travel, art and entertainment packages.
  • Traditional Mexican cuisine with a twist and specialty cocktails.
  • Calavera face painting.
  • An interactive Día de los Muertos-themed social kiosk photo booth.

 

“As a longtime supporter and friend of MOLAA, I could not be more excited to bring La Muerte Vive back to the stage for this event,” says Domínguez. “Día de los Muertos has always given me inspiration, so the return of the show, as well serving as the honorary curator for the altars, is a dream come true.”

Siempre Mujer is the Official Media Partner of the event. Additional event sponsors include Official Food Sponsor, HERDEZ®Brand, which will be providing a bountiful spread of Mexican cuisine with a twist and a special onsite “Dia” face painting area; Tequila Herradura, which will be providing specialty cocktails; Korbel, which will be providing champagne; and P&G’s Orgullosa, an online community that celebrates Latinas, which will be providing the social kiosk photo booth. Nissan is the Official Automotive Sponsor, Delta Air Lines is the Official Airline Sponsor, and Mexico Tourism Board Los Angeles is an event partner.

“Siempre Mujer is committed to helping our community thrive, whether through cultural events, scholarship programs or beyond,” says Meredith Hispanic Media VP/Publisher Enedina Vega. “We’re eager to integrate our sponsors and partners into this program and work together to benefit this celebrated cultural institution.”

 

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