Holiday Season with Latin Jazz & Funk
Fox Sports en Espanol will host another exciting event surrounding its sponsorship of "Art in the Park, " one of the most successful cultural events in South Florida. The series is organized by the Kiwanis Club of Little Havana, and will celebrate the arrival of the Holiday season on Friday, December 5th at 2800 Ponce de Leon Blvd. from 6:00pm-12:00am. The concert series is held during the first Friday of every month, and will continue to delight local residents through April 2009.
The December event will feature an exclusive musical line-up that opens with acclaimed group Deblois, followed by Joe Donato & Kathleen, and concluding with the conga rhythms of Nil Lara and Latin Funk of DJ Le Spam. There will also be exhibits by local artists and the continuation of Kids Art Village, featuring a "be creative with shaving cream" activity. Attendees will toast to the holidays with a festive happy hour and will be able to stroll the park lined with tents exhibiting artwork, crafts, and fine jewelry.
"Fox Sports en Espanol is excited to kick off the Holiday season with Art in the Park and the Hispanic community, reaffirming our commitment to bringing the community together through art, music, and culture. We firmly support grass roots efforts geared to bring together our loyal viewers, while benefiting the whole community, " said Raul de Quesada, Sr. Vice President and Assistant General Manager for Fox Sports International.
"We are delighted to count on the continued support of Fox Sports en Espanol in our Art in the Park series, which allows us to introduce new talent and art to our community, " stated Ricardo Gonzalez, president of the Kiwanis Club of Little Havana. "Without the generous support of our sponsors, we would not be able to showcase our community's best and provide a free festive activity to the community."
Fox Sports en Espanol will utilize this grand opportunity to introduce its new network image to the South Florida consumer. Attendees will witness the leading Spanish-language sports channel's new look unveiled for the first time at this important and well-attended community event.
"Although staying true to our core values is paramount, we must also continue to evolve with our audience, and are proud to announce the launch of a fresher and more dynamic network look and feel, " said de Quesada. "We believe this rebranding will be an important component as Fox Sports en Espanol consolidates as the most dominant sports network on the Hispanic television space, while we seek to appeal to a broader Spanish speaking audience with the most relevant programming."
Since its start in October, Art in the Park has been an activity the family enjoys together and which delights old and young. Admission is free and children receive complimentary refreshments and balloons. For more details, contact 305-644-8888 or visit http://www.artintheparkconcerts.com .
About Kiwanis Club of Little Havana
The Kiwanis Club of Little Havana is a non-profit service organization established in 1975 with projects and programs of great impact to the community, most especially the underserved children. For over 30 years, the Club has trained over 4, 000 leaguers in a Basketball league and has provided a summer full of activities to more than 1, 000 children at the annual sports camp. School supplies have been distributed to nearly 60, 000 students in low income elementary schools and the scholarship program has graduated 200 scholars, currently with 55 in full four-year scholarships. During the holiday season, the distribution of toys and bicycles have touched the lives of more than 75, 000 children and the "adoption" of families has fulfilled the needs and wishes of 350 disadvantaged families. The Club has built playgrounds at city parks and initiated after-school tutoring along with family literacy programs. It organizes holiday meals for the elderly and donates to other charitable organizations, it helps feed the homeless, cure ill children and assist the most vulnerable members of our community. The Club is better known for organizing the events of Carnaval Miami and world renowned Calle Ocho along with Art in the Park; events that provide the funds necessary to carry on community projects.
ART IN THE PARK offers the most original musical mix-'em-ups with a
seven-month series of concerts and a fusion of art. Following October's event, Art in the Park will continue on Friday, November 7 & December 5, 2008 returning in 2009 on January 2, February 6, March 6 as the kick-off of Carnaval on the Mile, ending the series on April 3.
About Fox Sports en Espanol
Fox Sports en Espanol features more than 1, 500 hours of live, exclusive sports programming in Spanish and, with few exceptions, English SAP each year, including InterLiga(TM), the Copa Santander Libertadores, the Copa Nissan Sudamericana, and the FIFA Club World Cup soccer tournaments; the Major League Baseball regular season, League Championship Series, All-Star Game and World Series; and premier combat sports including championship boxing from Mexico and the U.S., Ultimate Fighting Championship and kickboxing. The channel reaches more than 14.4 million cable and satellite households in the country, of which 4.8 million are U.S. Hispanic Households. Fox Sports en Espanol is distributed by Fox Cable Networks Group and operated by Fox Pan American Sports LLC, an international sports programming and production entity jointly owned by HM Capital Partners, LLC and News Corporation's (NYSE: NWS) Fox Sports International.
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