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Posted by admin on 2007/3/19 22:20:00 (1607 reads)

Another great Salsa night @ Mad Frog, with people enjoying the awesome dance floor and Non-Smoking room!

Pictures from this week's Salsa with Tropicoso @ Cincinnati's hottest Latino spot - "The Mad Frog", are on the Web in the Cincinnati section of our Photo Gallery (click here).

Each Monday, Mad Frog has its basement open - with the best in Reggaeton and Hip-hop. It's like having two clubs in one: live Salsa/Merenge upstairs with Tropicoso, and Reggaeton and Hip-hop downstairs!

Posted by admin on 2007/3/18 9:00:00 (3419 reads)


Starting March 10th, through April 8th, we have a Hispanic Basketball tournament at the Su Casa. For more information, click here

Don't forget: we also have a car raffle!!!!
Come and win 1996 Z-28 Cavalier!!!

Only 120 tickets @ $25!!!


 More pictures are in our Photo Gallery (click here)

Scoring Leaders

Al/As of: /3/11/2007



















VAZQUEZ, Francisco












SALINAS, José Luís








SANCHEZ, Crecenciano








ESCOBAR, Fernando




Posted by admin on 2007/3/14 18:10:00 (1674 reads)


What a night! The 1st Anniversary of having our Havana Nights in the new Havana Martini Club couldn't be better.

The performance by our special Guest - Legend Vega (click here for more of her music) was awesome!

But the biggest surprise of the evening was when our weekly Merengue/Salsa class was joined by dancers from Justin Timberlake and Pink's "FutureSex/LoveShow", who are performing in Cincinnati tomorrow. Well, teaching somebody like Denosh Bennett or Hip-hop master Ava Bernstine Latin dancing was a real thrill. All the dancers were extremely cool and nice, and we hope they had a good time in Havana Martini Club. 


More pictures are in the Cincinnati section of our Photo Gallery (click here...)


Legend Vega will be performing on Friday, May 4th in Club Rain, in Dayton, OH

Posted by admin on 2007/3/14 4:40:00 (1612 reads)

Clifford Adams Trio (of Salsa Caliente fame) is playing Salsa and Latin Jazz every Tusday 6pm - 10pm at Fusion Martini Club in Hebron, KY (2141 North Bend Rd., Phone: 859-689-0352)

Posted by admin on 2007/3/13 7:10:00 (1671 reads)
2007 LULAC Speaker Series

When: March 21, 2007 @ 6pm

Who: Federal Bureau of Investigation-
J. Mark Batts, Assistant Special Agent In Charge & Linda M. Schmidt, Community Outreach Specialist

Where: YWCA--898 Walnut St, Cincinnati, OH

What: Community Relations Executive Seminar Training (CREST) Program, FBI Multicultural Group, and recruitment

Food and drinks will be provided. Please bring a guest.
Also, don't forget to bring your 2007 membership dues and application
($20-renewing members/$25-new members).

Posted by admin on 2007/3/13 7:10:00 (1721 reads)


Come and be a part of our team!!!

It is a brand new year and time to start setting aside important dates.  The planning has begun for the two 2007 Santa Maria Bienestar Hispanic/Latino Health Fairs and we are looking for volunteers. 

The first event will be held at the Su Casa Hispanic Center on Sunday, April 22nd from 12:30pm-3pm during Minority Health Month.  The second health fair will be held Sunday, May 20th on the west side of Cincinnati from 12:30pm-3:00pm at the Price Hill Recreation Center. 

We would like to hear from all interested in volunteering ASAP.  Please contact Gladys Bell at (513) 557-2700 Ext. 204 or send an email to  Bi-lingual volunteers are preferred, but all interested persons are encouraged to respond.  A minimum of 25 volunteers are needed for each fair.  So, we need your help.  Respondents will receive further information in March. 

We are looking forward to working with you or anyone you know who may be interested to serve the Hispanic/Latino community in Cincinnati.

Posted by admin on 2007/3/12 14:10:00 (2472 reads)


MidwestLatino is proudly sponsoring the Fashion Week in Cleveland, to be held May 2nd - May 12th, 2007

Fashion Week Cleveland (FWC) 2007 is looking for LATINO artists, fashion designers and models. 

FWC 2007 Designer and Model Search will be held at the sophisticated and stylish Lola Bistro located at 2058 E. 4th Street in Downtown Cleveland, Ohio on April 1, 2007 from 12:00 - 3:00 PM.  Lola Bistro has been selected by FWC as one of Cleveland’s “most stylish venues of 2007”. “With Lola’s appealing menu, remarkable decor and equally fabulous clientele, it was a natural fit for a FWC event to be held there”, says Artistic Director Samantha Oblander. 

Fashion Week Cleveland needs male and female latino fashion designers.  “Northeast Ohio has many great designers and artists. Fashion Week Cleveland gives them an opportunity to showcase their work and to be a part of this creative, fun, and fashionable event”, says Artistic Director Samantha Oblander. 

FWC is also looking for male and female latino models to participate in the runway shows  and other FWC events.  FWC models participate in one of Cleveland’s most anticipated events and have great opportunities for exposure. Previous modeling experience is not required however it is preferred.

Designer Search
Sunday, April 1st from 12:Noon until 1:PM at Lola Bistro.

Modelo Call
Sunday, April 1st from 1:PM until 3:PM at Lola Bistro.

Mission Statement
The Cleveland Fashion Show is the showcase for emerging American fashion Designers. Fashion Week Cleveland is a celebration of the design community of architects, artists, fashion designers, graphic designers, interior designers, and stylists.

More info at:

Posted by admin on 2007/3/10 5:30:00 (2050 reads)

The first ever Salsa band performance live at Club Rain was a HUGE success! Son del Caribe, together with the Special Guest, the famous Mariano Morales, did a superb job

Thanks to all of you who came out and supported us (from as far as Indianapolis and Cincinnati), especially the local SHPE chapter (Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers). The SHPE also sponsored a Salsa competition!

We also had a visit by a Reggaeton artist: Michelly (click here for her music)


More pictures are in our Photo Gallery (click here). For a video, click here 

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Posted by admin on 2007/3/8 3:30:00 (1735 reads)

HOT Salsa Nights @ Havana Martini Club continue!!!

This week we've celebrated Birthday of Oscar and Nikki!!! Happy Birthday to both of them!!!! 


We also said "Farewell"to Patrick and Zillary, our newlyweds who are moving to Arizona!


To see more pictures, please go to the Cincinnati section of our Photo Gallery (click here)

Next week, March 14th, we'll celebrate 1st Anniversary of being in the new Havana!!!! 


As a special Guest - we'll have again Legend Vega live! (click here for more of her music)
Don't miss it!!!
Posted by admin on 2007/3/8 1:00:00 (2076 reads)

For more info and to register, click here... 

If you're a company looking for minority candidates and would like to be an exhibitor, click here 

Posted by admin on 2007/3/7 8:20:00 (1971 reads)

Make This DREAM a Reality!!!

Analysts Agree. Bipartisan Support Steers Best Opportunity for DREAM Act's Passage 

On March 6th 2007, Senators Richard Durbin (D-IL), Chuck Hagel (R-NE), and Richard Lugar (R-IN) reintroduced the American DREAM Act, S. 774.  Its introduction comes just two weeks after the House’s introduction of HR 1275 sponsored by Lincoln Diaz Balart (R-FL), Howard Berman (D-CA), and Royal Allard D-CA). Bicameral leadership and Bipartisanship indicate a clear collaboration for the bill.      

LULAC strongly urges an immediate passage. Each year 65,000 promising high school students are denied access to higher education.  Without legal status, their doors are immediately closed, despite having lived the majority of their life in the United States, learned English, volunteered in their communities, and successfully graduated from high school.      

The DREAM Act can help these displaced students - who are without documentation - contribute to the national economy and continue their professional careers through higher education. 

This is a plea for you to act by urging your congressman and senators to move this legislation forward and champion its passage in this session. Visit this link to take action!

It’s not just a DREAM anymore.  It is a reality.  Express your support now.   

The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is the oldest and largest Hispanic civil rights organization in the United States. LULAC advances the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, health and civil rights of Hispanic Americans through community-based programs operating at more than 700 LULAC councils nationwide.

Posted by admin on 2007/3/7 5:30:00 (1656 reads)

Head Start Kids

Federal Head Start Inclusion Regulations require local programs to include some aspect of culture for every demographic represented in the program.  Toyota is helping CAA's Head Start program to meet this goal by providing a $5,000 grant to help diversify the curriculum.
The funding will allow five classrooms in two differenct locations to study the Spanish language and Latino culture.  The benefits of such an education are two-fold.  For the Spanish speaking preschoolers, it will provide an opportunity for them to learn more about their native culture and to experience the joys of inclusion.  For the non-Spanish speaking children, research shows that children who study a foreign language in preschool or elementary school have a higher level of sucess in their other studies, particularly English and Math.  Please call 513.569.1840 x 1425 for more information. 
Posted by admin on 2007/3/5 3:10:00 (2353 reads)

Rosie Perez, nominated for Academy and Emmy awards for her acting and choreography, and who recently directed her first documentary, will speak on campus for Women’s History Month Monday, March 5, at 7 p.m. in the Millett Hall Atrium. Her new documentary, ¡Yo Soy Boricua, pa’ que tu lo sepas! (I’m Puerto Rican, Just So You Know!), will be shown twice on March 5: at noon in 162 Millett and at 5 p.m. in the Millett Hall Lobby.

Perez began her career as a choreographer for such artists as Bobby Brown, LL Cool J and Diana Ross. She choreographed and directed the “Fly Girls” on television’s In Living Color, for which she received an Emmy nomination.

Perez’s film credits include starring in Fearless with Jeff Bridges, for which she received Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations. She also starred in Riding in Cars with Boys with Drew Barrymore and Human Nature with Tim Robbins and Patricia Arquette. Other films credits include Do the Right Thing, White Men Can’t Jump and It Could Happen to You.

On stage, Perez debuted in The Vagina Monologues in New York. She also appeared in Reckless, Frankie and Johnnie in Clair de Lune and the L.A. Philharmonic’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

¡Yo Soy Boricua, pa’ que tu lo sepas! (I’m Puerto Rican, Just So You Know!) chronicles the ethnic pride of Puerto Ricans and explores the political and cultural history between the United States and Puerto Rico. Filmed on location in New York City, it features footage from the 2004 Puerto Rican Day parade.

Throughout her career, Perez has advocated for many causes, especially those related to AIDS and inner city youth. She has received awards from the AIDS Action Foundation, Gay Men’s Health Crisis and the Latino Commission on AIDS. She is also active with the Working Playground, an arts education organization that brings the arts to students in Harlem, the Bronx and the lower east side of Manhattan.

For more information, visit or contact the Women’s Center at 775-4524.
Posted by admin on 2007/3/4 12:20:00 (1769 reads)

As every 1st Saturday of the month, Salsa Caliente delivered again some very HOT SALSA this Saturday, March. 3rd, at Havana Martini Club.

More pictures are in the Cincinnati section of our Photo Gallery (click here...)

Posted by admin on 2007/3/4 12:10:00 (2033 reads)

Cincinnati chapter of NSHMBA (National Society of Hispanic MBAs), organized on Saturday, March 3rd, an afternoon event “Connecting Firms with Hispanic Talent”. This free event for NSHMBA members and Hispanic students was an opportunity to connect with representatives of leading companies in the Greater Cincinnati area such as: Procter & Gamble, Fifth Third Bank, Cintas, Luxottica Retail, Novartis, Deloitte, Kroger, and many more.. The participants had a chance to learn about the company culture, career & advancement opportunities, benefits, and anything that is important to prospective employees. The event was targeted to undergraduate and graduate students as well as professionals within different disciplines.

The next event in this series will take place in September 2007. To learn more about NSHMBA membership benefits, click here...


More pictures are in our Photo Gallery (click here...)

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