Hispanic Arts Council of St. Louis
PROMOTING THE EXCELLENCE OF THE HISPANIC CULTURE THROUGH ARTS & EDUCATION!
THANKS TO THE GENEROSITY OF THE ST. LOUIS COMMUNITY, WE HAVE REACHED THE GOAL OF THE SECOND FUNDRAISING EFFORT FOR LITTLE FACUNDO WITH A COLLECTION OF $1,000.00!
MAKING ALONG WITH THE FIRST CAMPAIGN A TOTAL OF $3,560.00! WE HAVE BEGAN THE 3rd FUNDRAISING EFFORT FOR LITTLE FACUNDO, 8 YEAR OLD URUGUAYAN CHILD WITH LEUKEMIA BEING TREATED AT CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL!
On Friday November 15th, 2013, Uruguayan 8 year old Facundo Aguiar was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) at Children's Hospital in St. Louis, MO. His parents, Alejandra, an international graduate student at Washington University and Gonzalo, a recent WU Ph.D. international graduate who is working as a part time instructor of Spanish at WU, are facing Facundo's diagnose with strength and faith in their doctors and God. In spite of all the help they are receiving from Children's Hospital, they are facing lot of expenses they didn't plan and cannot afford being international students, expenses associated to the hospital care now their little Facundo needs to receive after this Sunday surgery and now chemotherapy treatment, such as transportation, meals, etc.
Facundo will have to live 90% of his six month treatment at Children's Hospital and The Hispanic Arts Council of St. Louis has initiated a campaign to assist him and his parents' extra expenses during the little boy treatment. We are asking the St. Louis community to make a gift to little Facundo this Holiday Season to help support him get well and keep doing what he likes best, playing soccer and being a happy kid!
Please, donate the amount you can contribute clicking the PayPal button to Facundo's Fund. No amount is little! Minimum amount is $20.00. This fundraising will expire on December 22nd. We thank you for any help you can give Facundo. You may send donations by check as well or cards/letters in English or Spanish as well to the HAC address:
Hispanic Arts Council of St. Louis
c/o Little Facundo's Fund
7316 Lindell Blvd. Apt A
St. Louis, MO 63130
The Hispanic Arts Council of St. Louis is a 501 (c) (3) tax exempt organization. If you want to talk to us, call at 314-863-0570. Make a difference this Holiday Season, help little Facundo! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your support to Facundo!
Hispanic Arts Council of St. Louis
THE PUERTO RICAN SOCIETY OF ST. LOUIS PRESENTS ITS ANNUAL HOLIDAY GALA ON SATURDAY DECEMBER 14th AT 7:30PM AT THE HEART OF ST. CHARLES BANQUET CENTER!
The Puerto Rican Society of St. Louis presents the Annual Holiday Gala on Saturday December 14th at the Heart of St. Charles Banquet Center in St. Charles, MO. Enjoy a fun filled evening of amazing cultural delicacies and upbeat salsa sounds from Mambo Seven Latin Orchestra, Puerto Rican buffet dinner, open bar & entertainment. Individual tickets $65.00 for members & $70.00 for non members. After Nov. 19th $70.00 for members and $75.00 for nonmembers.
Checks can be made payable to:
The Puerto Rican Society of St. Louis
P.O. Box 6351
Chesterfield, MO 63006-6351
For more information or ticket purchase, contact Flavia Alvarez at 314-363-8845 or visit http://www.sprstlouis.com/.
JAZZ ST. LOUIS PRESENTS 'FELIZ NAVIDAD' WITH MUSICA SLESA, ON DECEMBER 13 & 14, 2013 AT JAZZ AT THE BISTRO.
Jazz St. Louis presents the local group Musica SLESA, on December 13 and 14th, 2013 with 'Feliz Navidad.' Latin jazz, salsa, and bebop meld together for an explosive sound with the return of Musica SLESA. The St. Louis Educators Salsa Association (SLESA), brings together some of the area’s top music educators to celebrate their love for salsa and Latin jazz. Driving grooves, virtuosic horn lines, and masterful improvisations inspire audiences each time Musica SLESA takes the stage. Admission: $25; $10 Students. For more information or tickets call 314-289-4030. Jazz at the Bistro is located at 3536 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63103. Two sets nightly starting at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Visit www.jazzstl.org.
THE COMPTON HEIGHTS CONCERT BAND PRESENTS 'L.A.'S MARIACHI LOS CAMPEROS' FOR THE 16th ANNUAL HOLIDAY SEASON POPS SPECTACULAR "FIESTA NAVIDAD!" AT POWELL HALL ON MONDAY DECEMBER 23rd AT 7PM!
The Compton Heights Concert Band presents Los Angeles 'Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano' for the 16th Annual Holiday Season Pops Spectacular 'Fiesta Navidad!' at Powell Hall on Monday December 23rd at 7pm. Grammy Award Winners, Mariachi Los Camperos are powered by subtle yet forceful bass lines, harmonized trumpet charts and syncopated violin arrangements, while nearly every song featured at least one moment of jaw-dropping instrumental or vocal brilliance! Also featured in the concert is a special guests: soprano Gina Galati and The Columbia Chorale, from Columbia, MO. Tickets are $24 to $100.00 at Powell Hall box office or calling at 314-534-1700. For more information on the concert, please, call 314-776-2227 or visit www.chband.org.
THE BOLIVIAN SOCIETY OF ST. LOUIS PRESENTS LATIN NEW YEAR'S EVE GALA AT THE SHERATON CLAYTON PLAZA AT 7PM ON DECEMBER 31st, 2013.
The Bolivian Society of St. Louis invites you, your family & friends to its Latin New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner / Dance on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at the Sheraton Clayton Plaza “Fleur De Lys Ballroom,” located at 7730 Bonhomme Avenue Clayton, Missouri 63105. Cocktail Hour starts at 7:00 PM and Dinner will be served at 8:00 pm sharp. Dance with D.J. 'El Zorro' from 9:00 PM to 1:00 AM. Tickets per person are $60.00. Dance Music will be provided by Latin D.J. Tony Fox “el Zorro.” Dinner Entree choice of Beef, Chicken or Vegetarian are available as well as Cash Bar, Table Wine, and Soft Drinks with Dinner Champagne Toast at Midnight and Party Favors. Mail Reservations, Meal Selection, and Checks payable to "Bolivian Society of St. Louis" to:
Bolivian Society of St. Louis
c/o Lisa Tobar
9804 Cottonwood Lane
Rock Hill, MO 63119
Formal Attire - RSVP by December 20, 2013. Purchase reservations on-line until December 13, 2013 at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/511549. Space is limited! Make your reservation today! For more information, E-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org; or call (314) 456-3098.
CALL FOR ARTISTS - LATINICIDAD ART EXHIBIT
As part of it Latino Legacy Project, Belas Artes will have an art exhibit at the main gallery of the Regional Arts Commission in St. Louis with the title "LATINICIDAD" in February/March 2014. The opening reception will be on Friday, February 28, 2014 coinciding with the official opening of the 2014 "Carnaval season."
The subject of the art exhibit is Latin American celebration of colors and life with emphasis on "Carnaval." Remember that during carnaval parades several topics are addressed such as history, nature, the ocean, fruit, etc. Therefore, there's plenty of options for the artwork as long as it's colorful and representative of Latin America only. Several media will be on display including, painting, masks, costumes (carnival dresses, headdressing, etc,) photography, collage, sculpture, video, etc) Live art performances, such as quick performance and demonstration are encouraged as well.
Submissions are accepted until December 13, 2013 The selection of artwork will be done by December 20, 2013. Please submit images, general information and dimensions of your art in a CD and mail it to Belas Artes - 1854 Russell Blvd. St. Louis MO 63104. Submissions can be done online if having access to some of the sharable- services such as google. Just email the access code to Cileia at email@example.com.
NOTE: This exhibition is open to Latino and non-Latino artists but all must be resident of the St. Louis Metropolitan Region as part of RAC's guidelines.
THE FOX THEATER PRESENTS THE BROADWAY MUSICAL 'WEST SIDE STORY' ON JANUARY 3 TO 5, 2014.
More than fifty years ago one musical changed theater forever. Now it's back, and mesmerizing audiences once again. The Fox Theater presents 'West Side Story' from January 3 to 5th, 2014. From the first note to the final breath, WEST SIDE STORY soars as the greatest love story of all time. Directed by David Saint, using Tony Award®-winning librettist Arthur Laurents’ Broadway direction, WEST SIDE STORY remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. The new Broadway cast album of WEST SIDE STORY recently won the 2010 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album. The Bernstein and Sondheim score is considered to be one of Broadway's finest and features such classics of the American musical theatre as Something's Coming, Tonight, America, I Feel Pretty and Somewhere.WEST SIDE STORY is “So exciting it makes you ache with pleasure,” says John Lahr of The New Yorker. Performances are: Friday & Saturday 8pm; Saturday 2pm; and Sunday 1pm. The Fox Theater is located at 527 N. Grand Ave., St. Louis, MO 63103. For more information and tickets call 314-534-1678 or visit www.fabulousfox.com.
THE HISPANIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OF METROPOLITAN ST. LOUIS PRESENTS ITS 5TH ANNUAL HISPANIC SPEAKERS SERIES WITH MAYOR OF SAN ANTONIO JULIAN CASTRO, ON JANUARY 17TH AT 11:30AM AT UMSL.
The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce presents its 5th Annual Hispanic Speaker Series, which is designed to highlight men and women of Hispanic descent that are making significant contributions to our region and/or the country. This year's honorary speaker will be Julián Castro. Mayor of the City of San Antonio, Texas.
ABOUT JULIÁN CASTRO
A 38-year-old San Antonio native, Mayor Julián Castro is the youngest mayor of a Top 50 American city. First elected on May 9, 2009, Mayor Castro handily won re-election in 2011 with nearly 82 percent of the vote, making him the fifth Hispanic mayor of that city. He became a household name after being selected by President Barack Obama to deliver the Keynote Address at the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. Throughout his tenure, Mayor Castro has focused on attracting well-paying jobs in 21st century industries, positioning San Antonio to be a leader in the New Energy Economy and raising educational attainment across the spectrum.
For sponsorship opportunities please contact Executive Director, Karlos Ramirez firstname.lastname@example.org. For online ticket & sponsorship purchases visit the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce's website at www.hccstl.com. See flyer below for more information.
CLASSICAL GUITAR SOCIETY OF ST. LOUIS, IN COLLABORATION WITH HISPANIC ARTS COUNCIL, PRESENTS 'FESTIVAL OF FOUR' IN CONCERT AT THE ETHICAL SOCIETY ON JANUARY 25, 2014
DISCOUNT TICKETS FOR HAC FRIENDS!!!
The Classical Guitar Society of St. Louis, in collaboration with the Hispanic Arts Council of St. Louis, presents Festival of Four in concert, on January 25, 2014, at 8pm at the Ethical Society. Beloved both here and around the world for their joyful playing of folk and traditional music of many countries, and performed on a variety of flutes and fretted instruments. Featuring Chilean-born flutist Viviana Guzman; from the Czech Republic Radim Zenkl on mandolin; Flamenco guitar virtuoso Guillermo Rios; and classical guitarist Richard Patterson. Festival of Four last performed in St. Louis in 2009 and return this year for the firth time. Regular tickets are $25 to $30. DISCOUNT TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE TO FRIENDS OF THE HISPANIC ARTS COUNCIL OF ST. LOUIS!! PURCHAISE THE TICKETS IN ADVANCE AND GET $4.00 DISCOUNT ON EACH TICKET! TICKET BUYERS MAY CALL THE CLASSICAL GUITAR SOCIETY AND CLAIM THEIR DISCOUNT AT 314-229-8686 OR BUY TICKETS ONLINE THROUGH THE WEBSITE OF THE CLASSICAL GUITAR SOCIETY AT www.GuitarStLouis.net USING THE PROMO CODE: HAC. The Ethical Society is located at 9001 Clayton Rd. St. Louis, MO 63124. For more information or tickets, visit www.guitarstlouis.net or call 314-567-5566. Watch a video of Festival of Four performance below!
Picture above: Festival of Four group, below Chilean flutist Viviana Guzman & Festival of Four group.
Universidad YA! presented its 2nd Hispanic College Fair on November 10th, 2013 at St. Cecilia Parish in south St. Louis. The fair was attended by over 200 Latino students & parents and presented 13 colleges and 10 organizations serving the St. Louis Latino community with scholarships and other services. See pictures in our Photo Gallery, on the upper right menu of the homepage!
Universidad YA!/College NOW! is the educational initiative of the Hispanic Arts Council of St. Louis 'to empower Latino youth to complete high school & to provide access to higher education regardless of their legal status' (click here)
Picture: 2nd Hispanic College Fair, at St. Cecilia School on November 2013
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Read serious academic articles on Hispanics in the U.S., listen to NPR & BBC programs, watch online videos, explore a list of films & documentaries, watch interviews of Hispanic leaders in the U.S. from PBS, HBO, CNN and other serious sources, & learn more on diversity in America. Explore our new section 'INFORMATIONAL MATERIAL' under the 'NEWS' top menu of our homepage! Click HERE to read more about it.
CASA DE SALUD OFFERS FREE NUTRITION & HEALTHY COOKING CLASSES FIRST THURSDAYS OF EACH MONTH FROM 6-8PM.
Casa de Salud offers a nutrition & healthy cooking class every first Thursday of each month at the Department of Diet & Nutrition at St. Louis University. Come and learn how to prepare two healthy recipies each class. Participants meet at Casa de Salud at 5:30pm and from their they go to SLU Department of Diet and Nutrition for the class. Classes run from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Kids are welcome and they are giving activities to keep them entertained. For registration call 314-662-1204 or visit www.casadesaludstl.org.
CASA DE SALUD OFFERS 'EXERCISE WITH EILEEN' FREE CLASSES AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Did you know that research recommends walking 10,000 steps (or 5 miles) a day for good health? In order to supplement our nutrition classes offered on-site, Casa is offering a Walking Club and Zumba classes. Casa's walking club utilizes the St. Louis University Medical Center Stadium located next to Casa, and encourages everyone to walk at least 1 mile at his or her own pace. Zumba incorporates Latin music with an easy-to-follow, calorie burning dance routine that feels like a celebration, not exercise, and combines fitness, entertainment, and culture.
The classes are lead by our Lead Community Health Worker, Eileen Wolfington, are offered each on Monday evenings with Zumba from 6-7pm and Walking Club from 7-8pm. Classes are free, open to the public, and can be individually tailored to meet the desired intensity of each individual participant.For registration call 314-662-1204 or visit www.casadesaludstl.org.
THE HISPANIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PRESENTS:
SMALL BUSINESS ASSISTANCE
Every Tuesday, a bilingual SMALL BUSINESS MENTOR is available by appointment at 314-664-4432 to answer questions about your small business issues or to assist with business start-up. Mentors are provided by SCORE and sponsored by the US Small Business Administration. For more information, contact the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan St. Louis at 3611 South Grand Blvd. Suite 105 St. Louis, MO 63118. Phone: 314-664-4432. Se Habla Español.
BUSINESS TO BUSINESS ROUNDTABLE
Join the HCC Tuesdays from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm at the Business to Business Roundtable, where business owners and entrepreneurs can come and make connections and find new outlets for their services. The roundtable is looking for people who are in the construction, real estate, and IT industry. For more information, contact the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan St. Louis at 3611 South Grand Blvd. Suite 105 St. Louis, MO 63118. Phone: 314-664-4432 . Se Habla Español.