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Tom and Charley talk to Deana McCormack with Ballet Arkansas about a fundraising event called "Come Dancin'."

Thursday, 25 February 2010 18:48

Salsa Baron’s Ball

Palo Pinto County

Tickets are now available for the Salsa Baron’s Ball benefitting Palo Pinto Challenge, set for 6:30-9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at the Sheriff’s Posse Building.
Tickets are $100 per couple and prices include a fajita dinner and a chance to win $1,500 grand prize. Tickets can be purchased at the Mineral Wells Area Chamber of Commerce.

TLANTA, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Lanza Group, LLC, proudly announces Bud Light as the official beer sponsor of Salsa Fest for 2010. An outdoor Salsa festival celebrating Latino culture, music and food, Salsa Fest takes place on Sunday, March 21, 2010 from 12 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at Turner Field.

CARIBE (ka-ree-ve) Salsa Thursdays continues its trajectory to becoming the hottest salsa dancing spot in Oakland, featuring Bay Area's top salsa artists. This Thursday, February 25th, salsa pa'l bailador continues with one of Bay Area's renowned band leaders, Eric Rangel Y Su Orquesta America.

CARIBE (ka-ree-ve) is happening every Thursday at the newly-remodeled Karibbean City Nightclub, a true classic nightlife spot in the heart of Oakland. The New Karibbean City features a new dance floor, VIP section, and full bar.

Join the other energetic and fun people in a nice friendly atmosphere perfect for those who know how to appreciate good live salsa music.

This week we will also start salsa dance classes with "Salsa with Juan" instructors. The salsa lessons will be from 8:30pm to 9:30pm.

Also in the mix, DJ Carlitos Way playing salsa, merengue, and bachata, pa' bailar y gozar.

Admission only $8.00, and it includes one FREE vodka drink.

The 6th Annual Salsa Festival is just around the corner. Save the date:  April 24 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Pacana Park.

This year over 8,000 area residents are expected to be in attendance to enjoy an evening of free family fun and entertainment, including bands and kids activities, plus the opportunity to sample some delicious and sizzling salsa entries.

NEW to J Smooth Salsa are Casino de Rueda dance classes! Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, special guest instructor (for a limited time) Parrish Danforth will be at the Miraido Dance Studio to teach Casino de Rueda.

Thursday, 18 February 2010 19:52

Salsa Night raises $5K for Haiti (Video)

Sidewalks were still icy and another snow storm was brewing, but that didn’t stop about 150 salseros from coming out Monday to Brasil’s Nightclub in support of a fund-raiser for Haiti earthquake victims. The “Hope for Haiti” event raised more than $5,300, more than 130 pairs of shoes and more than 100 pairs of  lightly-worn jeans were donated.

Thursday, 18 February 2010 19:47

Cuban salsa star Issac Delgado heats up SF Jazz

Salsa star heats up Bimbo's

Cuban salsa star Issac Delgado is headed to Bimbo's 365 Club on Friday for back-to-back dance parties as part of the SFJazz Spring Season. Delgado pioneered the timba style, which he calls "harmonized rumba."

Hailing from the heartland of Salsa music, Colombia's newest vocalist Yorleny is causing a stir with her first hit single "Me Haces Sentir." With the help of some of music's leading producers, Yorleny melds her distinct vocals with classic Salsa beats for a rhythmic sounds that's all her own.

At 36, Maria Finn was starting that new, hopeful stage in life that comes with marriage and the promise of family. Less than two years later, her husband cheated on her.

Strange how life, in an instant, can drop out from under you. Finn’s marriage ended, but she has a powerful comeback story and her vehicle of transformation was a surprise: tango. She has written a memoir of the experience, “Hold Me Tight & Tango Me Home.”

TUNISIAONLINENEWS- Located in north-western Tunisia, 170 km from the capital, Tabarka is famous for its coral festival as well as its dazzling underwater sceneries.

Wednesday, 03 February 2010 16:02

Lourd Vijay's salsa pride

His is a name that is synonymous with the word ‘salsa’ throughout India. One among the pioneers of Latin American dances and culture in the subcontinent, Lourd Vijay has brought home numerous accolades and his repertoire keeps growing by the day.

Wednesday, 03 February 2010 15:59

Latin events, Feb. 3-9


SALSA: Frankie Vázquez and the Bronx Horns at Latin Tinge Thursdays, Brooklyn Crossroads Supper Club, 402 Third Ave. at Sixth St. in Park Slope, Brooklyn, 6 p.m.; $10; women free until 8 p.m.

MIX: Brooklyn band Chicha Libre plays to Charlie Chaplin’sPay Day” and “The Idle Class” and guitarist Gyan Riley to shorts from Harry Smith’s Early Abstractions,” 8 p.m. at Merkin Concert Hall, 129 W. 67th St., $40-$45. Part of the New York Guitar Festival.


SALSA: Dominican singers José Alberto (El Canario) and Raúl Rosendo and Puerto Ricans Nino Segarra and Paquito Guzmán at “Back to the the ’80s” concert, Lehman Center, 8 p.m., $35-$50.

FUND-RAISER: New York Latin bands Zon del Barrio (salsa), Alma Moyo (bomba), Bryan Vargas & Ya Está (Afro-Latin soul) and Vaya (funk), along with the collective Welfare Poets and the dance groups Kalunga Neg Mawon and Paleros Dominicanos de Nueva York! come together for Caribe Negro for Haiti! — a fund-raising event — at Bruckner Bar & Grill, 1 Bruckner Blvd., Bronx, 7 p.m.-3 a.m. (Dance classes from 7 p.m.-9 p.m.). $15-$20.

KIDS: Hot Peas ’N Butter, a children’s musical group that mixes traditional Latin music, Afro-Caribbean rhythms, jazz, folk and rock, at Queens Theater in the Park, 1 p.m. Also Feb. 7, 2 p.m., $12.

KIDS: Dan Zanes and Friends perform songs in both English and Spanish with tap dancer Derick K. Grant, buzuq player Tareq Abboushi, the Brooklyn Symphony Youth Orchestra and the BAM/Restoration DanceAfrica Ensemble, at BAM Opera House, 30 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn, 2 p.m. and 5 p.m., $15-$25.

KIDS:La Cucarachita Martina/Martina, the Little Roach,” a bilingual Latin rock ’n’ roll musical based on the children’s tale, at Teatro Sea @ Los Kabayitos Puppet & Children’s Theatre, 107 Suffolk St., 3 p.m., $12.50-$15. Also Feb. 13.


EXHIBIT: Opening reception for Dominican visual artist Demostina’s show “Tuning In” at El Rio Gallery, 10 Fort Washington Ave., at 160 St., 4 to 7 p.m., featuring performance by flamenco singer and dancer Sol La Argentinita and guitar player Cristian Puig. Free.


TV:P-Star Rising,” a documentary about Priscilla (P-Star) Diaz, a New York kid rapper who struggles to make a name for herself hoping that in the process she will lift her family out of poverty, airs on PBS, 10 p.m.

TANGO: Pianist Emilio Solla & the Tango Jazz Insiders at Jazz Standard, 116 E. 27th St., 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. shows, $20.

Wednesday, 03 February 2010 15:53

Haiti benefit Salsa dance Saturday

A salsa dance will be held Saturday Feb. 6 at Cornell's Willard Straight Hall Memorial Room. Intro salsa lesson by Felipe Rivera will be from 8-9 p.m. with dancing from 9 p.m. to midnight. There will also be a performance by Sabor Latino. A donation of $5 students and $10 non-students will go to UNICEF/Haiti. Admission includes food and non-alcoholic beverages. Free private dance lessons by Dance Hosts will be available all night.

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