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Events : Tropicso @ Havana Martini Club This Saturday (March 21)
Posted by admin on 2009/3/20 7:10:00 (1931 reads)

Tropicoso, Cincinnati’s premier Latin dance band performed for the very first time at Havana Martini Club last Saturday, March 21.

Formed in 1999, the nine-member group are the recipients of the 2002 and 2006 Cincinnati Entertainment Award for "Be st World Group" and voted “Best World Be at Band" at the 2003 Cammy Awards. Debut recording, “Un Cuento”, released in 2005, features all original music and available everywhere. The Mad Frog, a Mt. Auburn/Clifton live music venue, has been hosting the wildlypopular Monday Latin Dance night. The Monday night “institution” was named in 2004 one of the “BEST OF THE CITY” events by Cincinnat i Magazine. The Mad Frog has become a legendary mainstay in the local Latin music and dance scene featuring one of the most diverse, friendly, safe and fun events in the Cincinnati area.


They will perform again on Saturday, May 17th, 2009

Havana Martini Club is located on 5th St., between Race St. and Vine St.  

Education : Una Noche Con Chase (March 26)
Posted by admin on 2009/3/19 7:40:00 (1840 reads)

Chase Latino Law Association
A Society of Students of NKU Salmon P. Chase College of Law
Northern Kentucky University

Would like to invite to:

Una Noche Con Chase

Venga y comparta con sus Amigos de Chase

5:30-6:30 pm
March 26, 2009

Meyer Boardroom
5th floor, Nunn Hall

Come and network with Latinos interested in Law:
Premier Hispanic organizations in our area (NSHMBA, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, GE Latinos), Latino Lawyers and our very own Chase Llaw professors and NKU Latinos.

MidwestLatino : MidwestLatino Salseras
Posted by admin on 2009/3/19 7:10:00 (1850 reads)

We are happy to present our newest "Havana Nights" flyer with our new MidwestLatino Girls: Luma, Elizabeth, and Lisa.
We don't need some high-paid models who we don't even know, and who probably never even danced Salsa. The Midwest Salsa scene has enough of gorgous Salseras who know how to dance and model.
If you're interested in being featured on our future flyers, please contact us...

Events : Bold Fusion: Changing the Game In Cincinnati USA (March 26)
Posted by admin on 2009/3/19 6:50:00 (1372 reads)

Bold Fusion 2009

Want to be one of the “guys?”

Come find out how to at Bold Fusion 2009:
Changing the Game in Cincinnati USA.

Boehne, RichMeet the guys that weren’t the guys until they said “later guys,” took down the guys and are now THE guys. Thursday, March 26 you can meet the “guys” who are making it happen. Learn how social media is changing the game with keynote speaker Rich Boehne, President & CEO, The E. W. Scripps Company. 

Herbert, JoeHerbert, Dave
Find out how two local guys with limited resources and lots of creativity, Joe and Dave Herbert, became THE guys when they won the 2009 Doritos Super Bowl Ad contest. Hear and learn from local leaders in a variety of professions who are successfully using social media tools to grow their organization’s brand, reach and outcomes. Plus, we'll reveal the "guys" who created the best HYPE Up Cincinnati videos to show off just what Cincinnati is all about.

Build your career. Build your network. Sign up and get going.
To register, click here or call 513.579.3111. 

Bold Fusion is the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber’s annual summit of the region’s young professional community providing an opportunity to educate and engage the area’s young leaders in current social, community and government initiatives in the region. Connect, learn, be heard and take action.

Community : Latina Actress joins The Know Theater
Posted by admin on 2009/3/2 23:00:00 (1807 reads)

Ayla Ocasio, a young Latina actress from Florida, has joined The Know Theatre after having spent the last two crazy summers at Theatre by the Sea in Rhode Island, managing box office.

She has been a part of the Florida Reportory Theatre's family for several years, performing in Scapino! as the waitress Moon Over Buffalo as Eileen, and assorted roles in their children's program. Other credits include Suzanna Wilcott in The Crucible (Asolo Theatre), Lisabette Anton in Show Business (Theatre Conspiracy.)

We've talked recently with her about her career and her impression of Cincinnati. You can read the Interview here

She will be performing in Eurydice, that will be playing from March 7th till March 28th. Please support Ayala in her debut role in Cincinnati and see the play.

Business : ELLF: First Annual Recognition Breakfast (Feb. 26, 2009)
Posted by admin on 2009/2/26 3:50:00 (2044 reads)

English Language Learning Foundation, Inc . hosted on Feb. 26, 2009 in NKU Student Union Ballroom, its  First Annual Recognition Breakfast, including an International Silent Auction.

It was a total success, with hundreds of people who came to support Sister Margarita Brewer and her Foundation.


For more pictures, please click here...

Business : Chicago Job Fair (March 19th)
Posted by admin on 2009/2/26 2:00:00 (2061 reads)






If you are looking for a job, consider going to Chicago for their Job Fair:
When: Thursday, March 19, 2009, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Navy Pier (Lakeview Terrace)
600 East Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone:(630) 577-0433
Map to this Location

Cost: FREE for all Job Seekers!

The upcoming Job Fairs:

Events : Tropicoso & The Mad Frog celebrate 11 Years and 572+ Mondays
Posted by admin on 2009/2/25 11:00:00 (1694 reads)

Tropicoso, Cincinnati’s premier Latin dance band and The Mad Frog, home of the Monday Latin night will celebrate their 11 ye ar partnership on Saturday, March 14th, 2009 with a special celebration featuring past band member guest appearances, limited edition merchandise, special Tropicoso giveaways, old photos and stories, new music, dance lessons and of course two floors of non-stop dancing and three bars to quench the heat.

Formed in 1999, the nine-member group are the recipients of the 2002 and 2006 Cincinnati Entertainment Award for "Be st World Group" and voted “Best World Be at Band" at the 2003 Cammy Awards. Debut recording, “Un Cuento”, released in 2005, features all original music and available everywhere. The Mad Frog, a Mt. Auburn/Clifton live music venue, has been hosting the wildlypopular Monday Latin Dance night. The Monday night “institution” was named in 2004 one of the “BEST OF THE CITY” events by Cincinnat i Magazine. The Mad Frog has become a legendary mainstay in the local Latin music and dance scene featuring one of the most diverse, friendly, safe and fun events in the Cincinnati area.

Business : Congresswoman Hilda L. Solis officially confirmed as the Secretary of Labor for the Obama administration.
Posted by admin on 2009/2/24 9:30:00 (2130 reads)

We would like to congratulate Congresswoman Hilda L. Solis, who has  made history today as the first Latina to be nominated and confirmed as a secretary in a Presidential cabinet.  Secretary of Labor Solis was confirmed today, February 24, 2009 after a vote of 80-18.

First elected in 2000, Congresswoman Hilda L. Solis is serving her fourth term in the U.S. House of Representatives. She represents California's 32nd Congressional District, which includes portions of East Los Angeles and the San Gabriel Valley. Prior to her election to Congress, Solis served eight years in the California state legislature. In August 2000, Solis became the first woman to receive the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award for her pioneering work on environmental justice issues in California.

In 2003, she became the first Latina appointed to the powerful Committee on Energy and Commerce where she is the Vice Chair of the Environment and Hazardous Materials Subcommittee and a member of the Health and Telecommunications Subcommittees. She is also a member of the House Committee on Natural Resources. In March 2007, Solis was named a member of the newly created House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming.

Solis is Vice Chair of the Democratic Steering & Policy Committee and serves as a Senior Whip, as well as a Regional Whip for Southern California. She is also serving her third term as the Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus' Task Force on Health and the Environment.

In 2007, Solis was appointed to the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, as well as the Mexico – United States Interparliamentary Group.

For more information on Hilda Solis go to:

Events : Arte Latino: Sunday, Feb. 22nd, 2009
Posted by admin on 2009/2/22 9:50:00 (2244 reads)

As part of the 2009 Fine Arts Fund Sampler Weekend , Su Casa Hispanic Ministry (7036 Fairpark Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45216) hosted on Sunday, Feb. 22nd, "Arte Latino" - a Sampler of Latino culture.

With Poco Loco, Carlos Flores (Mariachi), Embajadores Peruanos, Alma de Mexico, Brazil, DJ Los Rumberos, New Edge Cliff Theatre's, George Wojtas (Flamenco), Victor Velez (Poetry), Duveneck Rueda.

Free food samples provide by Sabor Peruano and Taqueria Mercado.

Several hundred people participated in this event (incl. Congressman Steve Driehaus), showing strong interest for the Latin American culture in the region. 

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

Business : NSHMBA Luncheon with Chiquita CEO: Fernando Aguirre (Feb. 20, 2009)
Posted by admin on 2009/2/20 7:10:00 (5554 reads)

NSHMBA Cincinnati hosted on Friday, Feb. 20th, 2009 , a NSHMBA Luncheon with Chiquita CEO: Fernando Aguirre.

Fernando Aguirre is chairman and CEO of Chiquita Brands International, where he assumed the leadership role in January 2004. Aguirre brings to Chiquita more than 23 years of experience in brand management, general management and turnarounds at Procter and Gamble. During his P&G career, he turned around business units in Brazil and Mexico and served in leadership roles as vice president of P&G’s global snacks and food products as well as president of global feminine care.

Aguirre serves on the boards at Chiquita and Coca-Cola Enterprises, and in 2001, he helped form a corporate advisory board for the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California, where he served as its first chairman. Aguirre is a member of Young Presidents Organization and the Cincinnati Business Committee.

A native of Mexico, Aguirre earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration (marketing) at Southern Illinois University (Edwardsville), where he obtained a full baseball scholarship. 

At the NSHMBA Luncheon Fernando shared his thoughts on leadership based on his life-long experience while working for P&G and Chiquita. Over 120 NSHMBA members and friends attended this luncheon.

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

Events : Summer Salsa Congress Holland with Oliver & Luda (May 28-31, 2009)
Posted by admin on 2009/2/19 12:40:00 (4253 reads)

1st Summer Salsa Congress Holland will take place in Hotel van der Valk in Vianen from 28 untill the 31 of May 2009.

It is going to be one of Europe's most fun and enjoyable Congresses, previously held in Brussels.

Everything will take place in one exquisite hotel with a new and unique concept:

FREE DRINKS* & FOOD during the party nights on the 29th, 30th and 31st of May from 9.30 pm until 05.00 am! For the Full pass owners there will be free drinks during the workshops aswell.

For the 1st time in Europe teaching and performing at the same event:
Oliver & Luda from Australia and Junior & Emily from the USA.
1st and 2nd place World Salsa Championships.
We will be among true Salsa Champions!

With 50 hours of workshops and the newest shows by the best instructors in the world this will be a weekend to remember! Don't forget most of us are free on Monday, because of Whit Monday!(Pinksterweekend - Pfingst-wochenende - Pentecôte)

So book your passes and hotelrooms in time before they are sold out.

Our pre-party will be at the U-beach in Utrecht.
The first workshop of our event will be taught here by no one other than Oliver and Luda!

Entrance and workshop at our pre-party are FREE of admittance!

Don't miss out on this amazing event and book your tickets online today at or our website!

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Events : Chicago Salsa Congress (Feb. 12-15) - Pictures & Videos
Posted by admin on 2009/2/18 1:50:00 (2441 reads)

2009 Chicago International Salsa Congress was fantastic! Congratulations and Thank You to the organizers!

Check out Midwest's best Salsa dancers in the videos below:

(click here for HDTV version)                        (click here for HDTV version)

(click here for HDTV version)   


More pictures are in our Photo Gallery (click here)  

If you've missed the 2009 Chicago International Salsa Congress, make sure you don't miss it in 2010!!!!

Events : Latin Mix Thursdays @ Havana Martini Club (Feb. 20)
Posted by admin on 2009/2/17 9:50:00 (2853 reads)

The Latin Mix Thursday Party

Free dance lessons at 9 PM!



Reggaeton after Midnight!!!

DRESS CODE (no sneakers, baseball hats, etc.)

Don't miss it!!!

Happy Hour prices for appetizers till 1 AM!!   Drink specials!

Events : Exenia's Birthday Party! (Fri. Feb. 20)
Posted by admin on 2009/2/16 10:10:00 (1758 reads)


Exenia is finally turning 18! And all Salsa dancers are invited to celebrate with her!!!

"Come out to my mother's dance studio, Danse Royale Ballroom in West Chester, to celebrate with me!"

Start Time:
Friday, February 20, 2009 at 8:00pm
End Time:
Saturday, February 21, 2009 at 2:00am
Danse Royale Ballroom
6929 Tylersville Road, Suite 17
West Chester, OH

From 8 - 9pm, Veronica Rocco, former national ballroom champion, founder of the Cincinnati Salsa Club, and owner of Danse Royale Ballroom, will be giving a free salsa lesson! Have you always wanted to learn how? Now is your chance! (And you'll get to practice what you learn by dancing with us at the party afterwards!). Already know how? Come anyway, help the newbies, and brush up your technique by learning from one of the best! (After all, it's FREE!)

It will be a welcoming party to all types of people - ages, dance levels, etc. The people she knows and mingles with come from many different backgrounds, and she wants to get lots of them in one place!

The party is not a full potluck where everyone will be expected to bring food, but you are welcome to bring a dish or two, if you would like. Just contact via e-mail to say in advance what you would like to bring.

Gifts, Cards, and other nice, celebratory gestures - Exenia doesn't want you to get her gifts for her 18th. Instead, this is what will happen: At the party, there will be two donation boxes. One will be "Fashion" and the other will be "Travel." The two things Exenia wants as she becomes legal are a) to look fabulous (she is in dire need of a wardrobe update) and b) to hop on a plane to Hawaii (to see her best friend that she hasn't seen in nearly 4 years). You can help by donating to one or both boxes. Any amount that you can give as a gift - whether it be $5 or $100 - will be appreciated. You may give anonymously, or with a card and/or envelope with your name.

Dress code: Look nice

Stop by, stay a while... or stay all night!

Note: We are located behind Ace Hardware. Drive into the Walgreens driveway, and continue to Suite 17.

Join us on February 20th for a night of fun and entertainment to celebrate Exenia's 18th Birthday!

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