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Events : Johnny Pacheco @ JazzFest Picante in Cleveland (Nov. 18)
Posted by admin on 2006/11/20 9:50:00 (1492 reads)

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The legendary Johnny Pacheco Y Su Tumbao Anejo, and the opening for him Grupo Fuego delivered a fantastic performances on Saturday in Cleveland as part of the Tri-C JazzFest Picante. Organized by the Cuyahoga Community College and sponsored, among many others, by National City, it was a weekend of never ending, sizzling hot Latin music.

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

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Education : Cincinnati Symphony Careers in Music Free Workshop
Posted by admin on 2006/11/17 17:30:00 (1652 reads)

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The Cincinnati Symphony Education Department is looking for students in grades 7-12 who are interested in music and would like to learn more about careers in music. Parents and students are invited to participate in this free workshop and attend the CSO concert on Saturday, December 2 at 6 p.m.

We strongly encourage any Latino students you may know to attend.

For more info, click here...

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Business : Great Ideas Luncheons @ Xavier University
Posted by admin on 2006/11/16 18:20:00 (1778 reads)

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The Community Building Institute at Xavier University presents Great Ideas Luncheons, a series of intimate conversations with regional and national experts on community issues.

On November 17, 2006 the speakers will be Ramon Leon and John Flory, Latino Economic Development Corporation (LEDC). LEDC developed the Mercado Central Cooperative, an economic development complex created in Minneapolis, Minnesota. We had the honor to meet today John and Ramon, and it is a fascinating example of community organizing that has led to the personal and economic growth of Latino residents in the city of Minneapolis, and we highly recommend to attend the session, even if this is on a short time notice.

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The cost per luncheon is $20 or register for both sessions for $35. The luncheons begin at noon at the Schiff Family Conference Center located in the University’s Cintas Center.

To register or more information, please contact Trina Jackson at 513-745-3348 or jacksont@xavier.edu. Make checks payable to Xavier University and mail to: Trina Jackson, Community Building Institute, 3800 Victory Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio 45207-5621.

This event is sponsored by the Community Building Institute, a partnership between Xavier University and the United Way of Greater Cincinnati.

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Events : 10th Anniversary of the Chivas Soccer Club
Posted by admin on 2006/11/16 14:10:00 (1831 reads)

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Tri-State's best Latino Soccer Team CHIVAS, which won 14 League Championships and is also the 2006 COPA SU CASA Champion, was formed Aug 1996. This Saturday, November 18, at 2 PM, it will celebrate its 10th Anniversary at:

Florence Elks Lodge #314
7704 Dixie Highway
Florence KY 41042
Off I-275 Turfway Rd Exit

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Events : FREE Tickets for JazzFest Picante with Conga Kings and Johnny Pacheco (Cleveland, Nov. 17-18)
Posted by admin on 2006/11/16 8:10:00 (1612 reads)

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JazzFest Picante Weekend in Cleveland (Nov. 17-18)

A weekend of never ending, sizzling hot jazz is on tap featuring The Conga Kings and Johnny Pacheco Y Su Tumbao Anejo. Johnny Pacheco’s salsa renditions will rev the weekend into high gear with an evening of dinner and dancing. With nine Grammy nominations and ten gold records, Johnny Pacheco is a true legend who has changed the face of tropical music. For more info, click here....

MidwestLatino was giving away FREE tickets. The winners are:

Conga Kings Concert (Fri. Nov. 17):
Sharon Leary
Georgia Drummond
Juan Hincapie

Johnny Pacheco Concert (Sat. Nov. 18):
Jenny Vega Gleason
Michelle Asher
Ihosvany Negret

If you want to buy tickets, please click here...

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Events : Havana Nights @ Havana Martini Club (Nov. 15, 2006)
Posted by admin on 2006/11/16 7:30:00 (1394 reads)

Hot Havana Nights @ HAVANA MARTINI CLUB!!!!

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MidwestLatino had another hot night with its weekly "Havana Night" @ Havana Martini Club!

Happy Birthday to Linda! May all you wishes come true!!!!

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

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Business : Hispanic Chamber Cincinnati USA Networking Event (Nov. 14, 2006)
Posted by admin on 2006/11/14 23:10:00 (1695 reads)

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As every year, "The Spanish Journal" was sponsoring the November meeting of Hispanic Chamber of Commerce taking place last Tuesday @ Palacio Azteca, a top local Mexican restaurant.



George Perez and Josh Guttman from "The Spanish Journal" shared with other members of the Hispanic Chamber the successes since the last meeting year ago, and the plans for the future for the #1 Hispanic Newspaper in the Tri-State.

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

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Events : DEJAVU CD Release Party (Sat. Nov. 11)
Posted by admin on 2006/11/12 12:10:00 (1634 reads)

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This Saturday, November 11th, DEJAVU had a great CD Release Party of their "ABRIENDO CAMINOS" (OPENING PATHS) new CD.

The CD Release party was at the Columbus Music Hall.

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

More DEJAVU info at: www.dejavulatino.com
www.myspace.com/dejavulatinfusionrhythms

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Events : Justa Xinico visits Cincinnati's Freedom Center (Sat. Nov. 11)
Posted by admin on 2006/11/12 11:50:00 (1672 reads)

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The amazing Justa Xinico was speaking on Saturday, Nov. 11th, at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. Justa is a Guatemalan indigenous woman, mother, teacher, principal and community leader who Guatemalan newspapers describe as a “tireless, passionate advocate for her people” (click here for more info). She was speaking about her culture and her lifelong efforts to improve education for schoolchildren in her community. To see Justa's other engagements, click here...

She is here invited by Cooperative for Education, a Cincinnati based non-profit organization dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty in Guatemala by providing textbooks and educational opportunities to under-privileged schoolchildren.

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Community : US Elections 2006 in Ohio
Posted by admin on 2006/11/8 12:50:00 (1414 reads)

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Democrats Sharrod Brown and Ted Strickland won their races to become respectively new US Senator and Ohio Governor!

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Cincinnati's Republican Congressman Steve Chabot, who unfortunately was very anti-immigration in his election commercials, prevailed over Democratic challenger John Cranley. His win, however, won't keep the Democrats from taking over the House. As a result of the 2006 elections Democratic Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi will become House Speaker, the first woman to do so.

LULAC National President Rosa Rosales said after the Democratic win in the 2006 elections: “We are very excited to see that we may now have an opportunity to pass meaningful comprehensive immigration reform, address negotiating Medicare Part D drug prices and raise the minimum wage among other key issues for Hispanics.”

What is your opinion? What impact will the 2006 Elections results have on the Latino community? To discuss it, please visit our discussion board (click here...)

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Business : Awards for GE Hispanic Forum in Cincinnati
Posted by admin on 2006/11/7 14:30:00 (1865 reads)

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GE CEO Jeff Immelt with Carlos Flores (left) and Roger Lopez & Jennifer Montanez (rigt)

The GE Cincinnati Hispanic Forum hub recently received honorable accolades at the 6th annual Hispanic Forum Leadership Summit (Oct. 9-11) by CEO Jeff Immelt for their efforts linked to attracting, developing and retaining talent for GE.

With more than 600 participants this year, the nationwide summit provides an outlet for top Hispanic GE talent and active executive leaders in the Forum to focus on professional development, learning and networking.

The Cincinnati hub received two awards for the best attract and develop/retain teams recognizing the following achievements:

Best Attract Team

* Completed 17 recruiting events
* Increased Forum participation by more than 40%
* Established 8 partnerships with various student and professional organizations

Best Develop/Retain Team (Roger Lopez/Jennifer Montanez)

* Completed more than 35 professional development and networking leadership events

The awards are given each year by the national HF leadership and Jeff to recognize the top regional hubs considered best in class in 4 categories: Attract, Retain/Develop, Community Involvement and Communications. The results are based on quarterly metrics involving more than 20 hubs in the U.S. and comprise about 1,200 employees. In 2004, Cincinnati received the best national hub overall and the best retain hub in 2005.

Our congratulations to the winners!!!

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MidwestLatino : MidwestLatino enters its 3rd Year of serving the Latino Community
Posted by admin on 2006/11/3 16:20:00 (2776 reads)

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Wow! It's been already two years since MidwestLatino was created in Oct. 2004. Time definitely flies when we're having fun, and these two years passed with a speed of light!


From the start, the three focus areas of MidwestLatino were defined as:

- building bridges between cultures
- making a difference in the community, and
- celebrating diversity

The results exceeded by far our wildest dreams and expectations. We've made hundreds of friends across Midwest, received several awards, and were invited to join several boards of different organizations, but most of all, were able to promote multi-cultural awareness, understanding, respect and harmony among different ethnic and nationality groups in the Midwest.

Our most sincere thanks to our friends, partners, collaborators, and supporters. We couldn't be where we are now without your help, trust, and support.

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Community : Michael Beck elected VP of Marketing of Cincinnati's NSHMBA chapter
Posted by admin on 2006/11/2 17:00:00 (1661 reads)

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We are happy to announce that after being recently elected Vice President of Inter-Ethnic Council of Greater Cincinnati (read more...), MidwestLatino's founder, Michael Beck, has been elected today Vice President of Marketing of the Cincinnati chapter of NSHMBA, succeeding Gema Bahns, who has been elected Executive VP of the chapter.

Also newly elected to the Board of Directors are Lisette Martinez (Luxottica Retail) who will be in charge of Education, and Esperanza Tovar (US Bank) in charge of Events,

The National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA), headquartered in Irving, Texas, was established in 1988 and serves 29 chapters and more than 6,200 members in the United States and Puerto Rico. It exists to foster Hispanic leadership through graduate management education and professional development. NHSMBA works to prepare Hispanics for leadership positions throughout the United States, so that they can provide the cultural awareness and sensitivity vital in the management of the nation’s diverse workforce.

To learn more about the local chapter of NSHMBA or to become a member, click here...

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Community : Talented Latino moves to Cincinnati
Posted by admin on 2006/11/1 19:50:00 (3580 reads)

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Today I had a pleasure to meet a young talented Latino who recently moved to Cincinnati.

The 23-year-old conductor Tito Muñoz is currently assistant conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, appointed in May 2006 by music director Paavo Järvi. A native of New York City, he began his musical training at age 13 in the Juilliard School's Music Advancement Program. A scholarship recipient, he studied violin and composition at the Manhattan School of Music preparatory division, winning the Richard Kimball Composition Award. As a violinist he also attended the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, the Kinhaven and Apple Hill summer festivals, was a teacher at New Jersey's Elizabeth Morrow String Festival, and made numerous appearances with the leading orchestras of New York and New Jersey. He continued his violin studies with Daniel Phillips at the Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College. Formerly an assistant conductor of the ISO Symphonic Band and apprentice conductor of the New York Youth Symphony, Mr. Muñoz was a faculty member of the French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts, working with the symphony orchestra, concert band, and chamber music program and conducting fully staged Broadway musical productions. He has conducted the Queens College Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra on several occasions and has collaborated with such artists as Charles Neidich, Daniel Phillips, Marcy Rosen and Gil Shaham as well as cross-over vocal group Amici Forever. During the summers of 2004-2006 Mr. Muñoz was a student at the American Academy of Conducting at Aspen where he studied with David Zinman and Murry Sidlin and participated in masterclasses with Leonard Slatkin, David Robertson, Robert Spano, Asher Fisch, George Manahan, and John Williams. Winner of the Aspen Music Festival's 2005 Robert J. Harth Conductor Prize and 2006 Aspen Conducting Prize, he will return to Aspen in 2007 as assistant conductor of the festival. A participant in the 2006 National Conducting Institute, he made his professional conducting debut with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center. In August 2006 he made his Cleveland Orchestra debut at the Blossom Music Center. He will make his Cincinnati Symphony debut in February 2007.

We wish Tito all the best in Cincinnati and are happy to have him with us.

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Events : 1st Annual Cincinnati/Tri-State Salsa Congress
Posted by admin on 2006/11/1 15:40:00 (1546 reads)

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After the positive reception of our "Puerto Rican Power" concert:

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(click here to see more pictures)

it's time for our next adventure:

1st Annual Cincinnati/Tri-State Salsa Congress

If you would like to be involved in the organization, please contact us (click here...)

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