|Media Advisory; Cuban Hurricane Relief at First Ave/7th St Entry||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Minnesota Cuba Committee (mncubagmail.com)|
|Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2008 09:05:19 -0700 (PDT)|
MEDIA ADVISORY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - September 15, 2008 Contact: Victor Valens - 612 327-6723, arte537 [at] yahoo.com HURRICANE AT THE AVENUE; EMERGENCY RELIEF FOR CUBA 7:00 pm, Tuesday, September 23 First Avenue/7th Street Entry 7th Street and 1st Avenue North in downtown Minneapolis Donation: $10 On September 23, First Avenue/7th Street Entry nightclub in Minneapolis will be the venue for a star-studded musical and dance benefit for Cuban hurricane relief. In the past weeks, Cuba has suffered tremendous damage from Hurricanes Gustav and Ike. Close to one million people were evacuated and more than 300,000 houses and other structures have been destroyed or damaged, and the United Nations estimates losses of between $3 and $4 billion. The U.S. government's offer of $100,000 in aid to Cuba is cruel and insulting; because of the U.S. embargo, ordinary humanitarian relief is not available to Cuba. However, some humanitarian organizations are finding ways of filling the gap. Here in the Twin Cities, a number of well-known artists are contributing their talents to help raise money for hurricane relief. The line-up includes: Wayne McFarland and Jahz Charanga Tropical, "Salsa Meets Strings," featuring Viiviana Pintado, Cuban-born pianist "La Niña" Rivera, Twin Cities own Cuban diva Maria Isa, bomba/hip hop/R&B fusion recording artist Rene Thompson and his Cuban dance group Social Dance Studio - Cuban dance and performance studio to get you on your feet Cuban food will be available for sale, provided by Victor, Cuban chef extraordinaire, who is coming out of "exile" and back into the kitchen. For those who wish to make a larger, tax-deductible, donation for Cuban hurricane relief, the first person to make a contribution in the categories listed below will also receive a special gift including original paintings by well-known artist Lydia Aguilar Sanchez or Sandra Dooley or a catered dinner in your home by Victor. category 1: $200 or more - small painting category 2: $400 or more - large painting category 3: $600 or more - dinner for 6 category 4: $800 or more - 2 large paintings category: $1,000 or more - dinner for 10 The event is sponsored by the Minnesota Cuba Committee, http://groups.msn.com/minnesotacubacommittee
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