EXTRAVAGANZA | Saturday, October 1 on Miami Beach

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – The first-ever Celebrate ORGULLO, a festival showcasing LGBT Hispanic Pride during Hispanic Heritage Month,
kicks-off this weekend and the main event will hit the sands of Miami Beach this Saturday, October 1st.  Ocean Drive, between 11th and
12th Street, will be turned into an extravaganza of Latin music, entertainment, folkloric groups, a dance contest and performances by
renowned artists between the hours of noon to 6pm.
The main event on October 1st includes a dazzling lineup of talent:
FM5, Andres Cuervo, Christian TY, Barbara Muñoz, Norka, Jose
Enrique, Citizen Jane, Deborah Magdalena and Lady M.  Drag divas Adora, Marytrini, Mariloly and Shanaya Bright will also bring their
unique style of glitz and glamour to the celebration.  And, VH-1’s Jane Castro and DJ Chanel from 93.9 Mia
will share the stage with
these spectacular performers.
Celebrate Orgullo promises to entice all the senses with a fun and diverse line-up of performances, dozens of colorful vendor, food and
drink pavilions and live programming by various media outlets. The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) in partnership
with The City of Miami Beach is a direct collaborator of this fabulous event and will spice up the fete with a booth that will include a hotel
weekend giveaway at The Lords Hotel along with VIP passes for premier LGBT events in the destination.  In addition, the interactive station
will include music, dancing, airbrushed tattoos, fun-filled photo booth sessions and delicious "granizados" – a Miami favorite.
The event will also host a marvelous salsa contest that serves as the culmination of six preliminary contests held throughout South
Florida. More than $1,000 in cash and prizes is at stake and attendees will have an opportunity to support their favorite Celebrate Orgullo
dance team.
Celebrate Orgullo also aims to recognize our community champions. That is why Miami Beach Mayor Matti Bower has been named the
official Honorary Queen of Celebrate Orgullo.  Also, in association with Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida, Detective Juan Sanchez will receive
the “Leaders, Legends & Lovelies” award from the organizations.
“Celebrate Orgullo will fulfill its mission of celebrating Hispanic culture and take place within the heart of Miami Beach, a city that has
repeatedly demonstrated its commitment to the Hispanic LGBT community.  And, that is why we couldn’t think of a better place to honor
those that have made a significant contribution to our rich and diverse community like Mayor Matti Bower and Detective Juan Sanchez,” said
Herb Sosa, Celebrate Orgullo executive committee member and President of Unity Coalition.
Before the main event, festivities kick-off with a sanctioned event at the trendy Bar 721 on Friday, September 30th. The event includes an
open vodka bar from 9:30pm to 10:30pm and DJ Troy Landon. After the main event on October 1st, Inferno Puerto Rico and Score will
present the official Celebrate Orgullo after party at Score. The event will feature DJ Abel and pull double duty as Inferno Puerto Rico’s 2012
Kick-Off event. Finally, a women’s official after party will be held at Bar 721 in association with Pandora Events, recognized as a leader in
quality women’s events.
“Celebrate Orgullo is the culmination of the hard work of committee members that are dedicated to empowering the Latin community and
celebrating its contributions. We needed an event like this that is representative of the rich and diverse Hispanic culture. It brings me much
joy to be a part of the team that has made it a reality. We are pleased to have the support of the City of Miami Beach, the GMCVB and many
local entities. This year’s event will launch – in a very stellar way – a celebration that will make a positive impact in our community and
continue to grow in the years to come,” said Ivan Cano, executive committee member.

Celebrate ORGULLO Festival, Celebrating Hispanic LGBT Heritage
When:  Saturday, October 1, 2011   Noon-6pm
Where: Ocean Drive between 11 &12th street, on the sand

Spearheaded by Ivan Cano, general manager of the Palace Restaurant & Bar, Celebrate Orgullo’s organizing committee is comprised of
locally-based, LGBT volunteers dedicated to showcasing and empowering the Hispanic community.  With the City of Miami Beach as the
Presenting Sponsor, Celebrate Orgullo festivities will include musical performances, folkloric dance, celebrity guests, drag performers,
refreshments and vendor booths representing both the non-profit and business community.  Proceeds from the event will benefit the
MDGLCC Hispanic Youth Scholarship Fund.
Community Partners/Sponsors are City of Miami, Clear Channel, Granda Entertainment, Ivan Cano, Brown-Forman, Herradura Tequila
and Chambord Vodka, Ketel One, Leblon, Palace, Chakra, Bud Light, Score, Bar 721, Pandora Events, Inferno Puerto Rico, Worldwide
Travel Partners, icandee events, Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, MDGLCC,
Route 7 Productions, Miami Reconnect, Florida Fugitive, The Lords Hotel, eComb, Noche Latina Florida, Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida
and the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force. The event is also supported by a number of media partners that have pledged to cover the

                                                                                                                CHRISTIAN TY                                         JOSE ENRIQUE

“Vengo de una familia bendecida. Vengo de lugares lejanos cargada de experiencias y lecciones de vida; de otros idiomas, otras culturas,
de conocer gente maravillosa... Soy resultado de experiencias que me hicieron valorar más la vida y entender que mi verdadero camino
es la música. A través de ella aspiro a multiplicar bellos sentimientos entre la gente, despertar pasiones y sueños.
Deseo que cada nota musical, cada frase se convierta en una inspiración para alguien y que con mis interpretaciones pueda acariciar y
alimentar el alma de muchos. Esa soy yo, Norka, y aquí les cuento mi historia:
Desde muy pequeña, en mi Venezuela natal, me di cuenta que no era como los niños de mi edad, que veían conciertos por televisión y
bailaban. ¡Yo quería estar ahí!, del otro lado de la pantalla, en el escenario, emocionando a la audiencia, tener una conexión espiritual con
millones a través de una canción.

With the undeniable look and stance of a fashion model, cutting edge style, the
drive to overcome anything, and overflowing with charisma, Andrés Cuervo is the
latest export from Colombia, cradle of artistic talents. With his debut album Tras
De Ti, he managed to reach the top position on Mexico’s music charts and earned
four Premios Oye nominations. Today, the singer, songwriter, model and
exponent of a new philosophy in showbusiness, is preparing to launch Este Soy
Yo, his second album, conceived from his belief in moving forward in life in a
holistic manner. . .
in an animal manner.

For more info, visit: www.celebrateorgullo.com

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