Hispanic Arts, Culture & Education 

Hispanic Arts Council of St. Louis

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ST. LOUIS HISPANIC CALENDAR 

FOR OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2017

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Songs and Rhythms of Spain Presented by Washington University at the 560 Music Center, E. Desmond Lee Auditorium in University City on October 7th at October 8th at 7pm.


Washington University presents Songs and Rhythms of Spain on October 8th at 7pm at the E. Desmond Lee Auditorium , located at 560 Music Center at the 560 Trinity Ave. 63130  in University City. 

Since the Baroque era, Spanish music has exhibited a well-defined national style, due to its popular dance rhythms, and its melodies full of emotion and spontaneity. This program will highlight hidden treasures of the Spanish Baroque, including works by Jose de Torres, Sebastián Durón, Santiago de Murcia, and Diego Ortiz.

Through their music, Nerea Berraondo, a mezzo-soprano, and the Kingsbury Ensemble of Barroque musicians will bring to life this repertoire sparkling with the warmth and colors of Spain.

Nerea Berraondo is a native of Pamplona, Spain. She has performed principal opera roles all over the world. Nerea is currently on faculty at the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University and she directs the International Spanish Music Festival in Minnesota.

General tickets are $20.00 ($21.69 w/service fee), Seniors $16.00 ($17.55 w/service fee) and Students $8.00 ($9.27 w/service fee). 

For tickets and more information, please, visit    http://songsofspain.bpt.me/



ARTURO SANDOVAL IN CONCERT AT JAZZ AT THE BISTRO FROM OCTOBER 13 TO 14, 2017.

Sandoval's tribute to Dizzy Gillespie, the mentor and friend who literally rescued him and his family from an oppressive existence and gave them a chance at an entirely new and better life. The album is a collection of classics from Gillespie's massive body of work, each framed in big-band arrangements that throw the spotlight squarely  on the elements of bebop that underscore so much of the iconic trumpeter's work and set the tone for the music of his era. 

Two shows per night, 7:30pm and 9:30pm. Tickets $45 each. Jazz at the Bistro is located at 3536 Washington Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103. For more information or tickets, call (314) 571-6000 or visit: http://jazzstl.org/



CUBAN JAZZ PIANIST HAROLD LOPEZ-NUSSA TRIO IN CONCERT AT JAZZ AT THE BISTRO ON OCTOBER 18th  TO THE 21st, 2017.

“A pianist originally from Havana, Harold López-Nussa has made his name as a small-group jazz dynamo, as both a bandleader and a sideman.” The New York Times

During Harold Lopez Nussa’s young career he has performed as a soloist at Cuba’s most important theatres. He has also performed with the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra, Holguín Symphony Orchestra, Matanzas Symphony Orchestra and Havana Lyceum Mozartiano. He has played together with outstanding figures of Cuban traditional music and popular music, as well as with known jazz musicians such as Chucho Valdés, David Sánchez, Horacio “El Negro” Hernández, Christian Scott, Stefon Harris, Bobby Carcassés, Elmer Ferrer and Alexander Brown. 

Two shows per night, 7:30pm and 9:30pm. Tickets $24 Wed to Thu and $29 Fri & Sat. Jazz at the Bistro is located at 3536 Washington Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103. For more information or tickets, call (314) 571-6000 or visit: http://jazzstl.org/





HAC LATEST NEWS




THE HISPANIC ARTS COUNCIL OF ST. LOUIS AWARDED ITS ANNUAL ON MAY 1st, 2017 THE HISPANIC ARTS COUNCIL AWARDED ITS ANNUAL 'JOHN F. GARGANIGO SCHOLARSHIPS' ON MAY 1st, 2017, TO 5 LATINO COLLEGE-BOUND STUDENTS WHO WERE PART OF THE ANNUAL WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY FREE 'PUERTAS' COLLEGE PREP PROGRAM. CONGRATULATIONS TO THE AWARDEES!


The HAC 'JOHN F. GARGANIGO SCHOLARSHIP'  each year awards students of the Washington University 'PUERTAS PROGRAM COLLEGE PREP,' an outreach program serving the Hispanic community in south St. Louis. The award ceremony took place at Washington University in St. Louis.  HAC partnered with the WU program in  2007 to benefit Hispanic low income students who take the annual college prep program. The scholarship program takes its name from Dr. John F. Garganigo, former Professor of Latin American Literature at Wash Univ. Romance Languages & Literatures Department who is an advocate of social justice.  ANHEUSER-BUSCH CO. is the major sponsor of this scholarship funding. Awardees of the scholarship for 2017 are, Viviana Garcia, Oscar Moreno, Jessica Barreras, Rigoberto Ramirez Reyes and Karla Ximena Flores, pictured from left to right, plus WU Mentors Carol Pazos & Ashley D'Acosta and HAC Board member Ms. Sandra Knight, Counselor at Forest Park Community College. HAC congratulates all the awardees!


ST. LOUIS CARDINALS HONORED PRESIDENT OF HISPANIC ARTS COUNCIL VIRGINIA BRAXS WITH THE MBL 'SEAT 21' AWARD WHICH IS GIVEN TO A COMMUNITY LEADER WHO EMBODIES THE ROBERTO CLEMENTE'S HUMANITARIAN SPIRIT, WHILE AWARDING ALL STAR PLAYER ADAM WAINWRIGHT WITH THE NOMINATION FOR THE NATIONAL MBL 'ROBERTO CLEMENTE AWARD' ON SEPTEMBER 13th, 2016 DURING A PRE-GAME CEREMONY.


ST. LOUIS (News release) – This year, Major League Baseball has designated a seat in each ballpark, known as SEAT 21, to a well-known or local hero who embodies the humanitarian spirit of Roberto Clemente. Cardinals SEAT 21 Honoree, Virginia Braxs, currently serves as the President and Treasurer of the Hispanic Arts Council of St. Louis (HAC). The Council is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to promoting the excellence of the Hispanic culture through arts and education. Ms. Braxs has dedicated her life to providing opportunities for the Hispanic community through her work at the Hispanic Arts Council and has been an ambassador to the Hispanic Community for the Cardinals since 2013. Ms. Braxs was recognized alongside Wainwright during the Sept 13tht’s ceremony before the game against the Chicago Cubs.


Pitcher Adam Wainwright was named the St. Louis Cardinals 2016 nominee for the prestigious national Roberto Clemente Award in the same on-field ceremony. The Roberto Clemente Award is the annual recognition of a player from each MLB Club who best represents the game of baseball through extraordinary character, community involvement, philanthropy and positive contributions, both on and off the field. It is the most prominent individual player award bestowed by MLB. Through his charitable foundation, Big League Impact, Wainwright has raised more than $1 million to help provide basic needs for individuals in St. Louis and around the world. Previous Cardinals to win the Roberto Clemente Award include Carlos Beltran (2013), Albert Pujols (2008), Ozzie Smith (1995), and Lou Brock (1975).


AWARDEES OF THE 'UNIVERSIDAD YA!' SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM HONORED AT A CEREMONY BY THE HISPANIC ARTS COUNCIL OF ST. LOUIS AT ANHEUSER-BUSCH HEADQUARTERS ON JULY 6TH, 2015! CONGRATULATIONS!!!




Pictures: from left to right: Maria Guadalupe Acosta, Daniela Hinojosa, the President of the Hispanic Arts Council Ms. Virginia Braxs, Mr. Gonzalez accepting for her daughter Ms. Vanessa Gonzalez, Mrs. Patricia Heltmeyer accepting for Luisa Castaneda and Ms. Fatima Arabia.



CARDINALS CARE AND TSUNAMI WAVES, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE HISPANIC ARTS COUNCIL OF ST. LOUIS,  SPONSORED A  LATINO KIDS VISIT WITH CARDINALS ALL STAR PLAYER CARLOS MARTINEZ AND TREATED THEM WITH TICKETS TO THE GAME ON JULY 6TH, 2016, A VISIT TO THE FIELD, A PRE-GAME PRACTICE AND HOT DOGS AND SODAS. A REAL TREAT! 


The Hispanic Arts Council, Cardinals Care and Tsunami Waves, a program sponsored by Panamenian all star Cardinals player Carlos Martinez, hosted a day at the Ballpark for Latino kids in St. Louis on July 6th 2016. Carlos treated us with tickets for the game, a visit to the field and sodas, hot dogs and chips. Generous and gracious Carlos took the time to greet all the kids and their parents at the dougout, gave us T-Shirts, patiently signed authographs, chatted with the kids, took pictures with everybody and went twice to look for baseballs to sign for all the kids! THANK YOU CARLOS FOR YOUR TIME, GENEROSITY AND FOR CARING ABOUT THE KIDS.


See more pictures in our Photo Gallery clicking HERE!

MONTHLY CALENDAR

DO YOU WANT TO PLAN A WEEKEND? LOOKING FOR HISPANIC MUSIC CONCERTS, ART OR CULTURAL EVENTS IN ADVANCE?   CLICK HERE! CHECK OUT OUR MONTHLY 2014 CALENDAR 


EXPLORE OTHER ARTS & CULTURE EVENTS IN ST. LOUIS THROUGH THE REGIONAL ARTS COMMISSION FREE CALENDAR VISITINGhttp://racstl.org/events/ OR DOWNLOAD  THE 'STLArts' FREE APP FOR YOUR MOBILE PHONE OR TABLET.

RECURRENT EVENTS

THE GROUP 'AMISTAD HISPANOHABLANTE' AN OPEN GROUP DEDICATED TO PRACTICE THE SPANISH LANGUAGE EVERY TWO WEDNESDAY EACH MONTH
INVITE EVERY ONE, WHO WOULD LIKE TO DO JUST THAT, TO JOIN THEM AT CHEVYS RESTAURANT ON OLIVE, WEST OF I-170.  FOR MORE INFORMATION , SEE THE SCHEDULE AND WATCH PICTURES, VISIT: http://www.ese.wustl.edu/~mukai/pers/Amistad/


PARKWAY AREA ADULT EDUCATION AND LITERACY OFFERS FREE ESL CLASSES (ENGLISH CLASSES) FOR ADULTS AT DIFFERENT SCHOOLS IN CERTAIN DISTRICT AREAS. PLEASE, CHECK THEIR SCHEDULE AND ADDRESSES BELOW!


Parkway Area Adult Education and Literacy offers over 30 free ESL classes for adults. Classes are held at the main center, and several churches and schools located in our district area:

Brentwood, Bridgeton, Clayton, Creve Coeur and Manchester. Classes serve beginning, intermediate and advanced students. There is an emphasis in all classes on life skills. We also teach reading, writing, conversation, idioms, and citizenship preparation.  Classes are morning, afternoon and evening classes Monday throughFriday. Registration and testing for placement takes about three hours and must be completed before students begin class.  For class schedule information, directions or additional questions, please call Parkway Adult Education and Literacy at 314-415-4940 or  please visit our website.



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. Louisat 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. 



HIGHER EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES & SCHOLARSHIPS

TAKE A LOOK AT THE HISPANIC ARTS COUNCIL OF ST. LOUIS UPDATED LIST OF MONTHLY DEADLINE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS, UNDERGRADUATE AND COLLEGE STUDENTS. DON'T WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE, APPLY TODAY AND GET MONEY FOR COLLEGE!  CLICK HERE!


THE PARKWAY SCHOOL DISTRICT OFFERS ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE FREE CLASSES FOR ADULTS IN SEVERAL SITES OF THE CITY. REGISTRATION IS OPEN THIS WEEK AND ALL YEAR ROUND.


The Parkway adult education & literacy offers free English as a second language classes for adults, 17 years or older. Learn English in a friendly atmosphere through: conversation, pronunciation, grammar, reading, writing. Also Citizenship, American customs, GED and TOEFL classes are offered as well. Registration is open all year round. ESL classes are offered in different venues this fall: Clayton High School, Faith Baptist Church, Manchester United Methodist Church, Mers-Goodwill, and Fern Ridge High School. For class schedule CLICK HERE, for directions CLICK HERE and more information, call  314-415-4940 or visit 

http://www.parkwayschools.net/pages/ParkwayC2/Programs_Depts/Programs__G_/Adult_Education___Literacy/English_as_a_Second_Language__











FREE ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE CLASSES FOR ADULT IMMIGRANT COMMUNITY IN ST. CHARLES, AND CITIES OF WENTZVILLE AND TROY, REGISTRATION OPEN ALL YEAR ROUND. SEE BELOW INFORMATION.


FREE ESL classes for the adult immigrant community will start very soon. Please, share the information below with your community. Adult Students have to enroll in the program before the student starts classes again, please see below the opening schedule at all sites. Registration is now four (4) full hours. Registration will start at 9:00am or 5:30pm - Students will not be accepted after 9:00am or 5:30pm. Plan in registration for 4 full hours.

This year the attendance policy will be enforced and strict. Please, come and register ONLY if you can come to class every week for at least a full semester. If you cannot come to class weekly, if you are not sure about your schedule, please DO NOT register! If you miss one class without notifying your teacher or without a medical certificate, you will not be accepted into the program again.


Please, inform your contacts, relatives, friends and community about these FREE ESL programs.