30th Annual Cinco de Mayo Banquet
“My People, Culture and Art”
“Mi Gente, Cultura y Arte”
When: Saturday, May 4, 2013
Reception: 5:30P Book Signing with Tony Plana, Keynote
Speaker & Featuring Scientific Food, by Chef Daniels
Program Start Time: 6:30P – 30th Annual Recognition Banquet
Dance: 9:00P-Midnight Music by Sangre Nueva Band
Tickets: Available through: www.elcincodemayo.org
El Cinco de Mayo Inc. will host the 30th Annual Cinco de Mayo Recognition Banquet on Saturday, May 4, 2013. Featured Guest Speaker is award winning Actor, Director, and Writer; Tony Plana. Plana was born in Havana, Cuba. His family moved to Miami in 1960. He is a graduate of Loyola Marymount University and was trained in acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, United Kingdom. He has been married to actress Ada Maris since 1988 and they have two children.
Plana has acted, directed and written for television in series, mini-series, and specials such as Hill Street Blues, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Resurrection Boulevard, Commander in Chief, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, The West Wing, 24, Cagney & Lacey and many others. Plana has acted in films such as An Officer and a Gentleman, Three Amigos!, Goal!, Lone Star, and others. He is known to PC gamers as the voice of Manny Calavera in the Lucasarts adventure game Grim Fandango. Plana was awarded Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries, or Motion Picture Made for Television for his role as “Ignacio Suarez,” Ugly Betty, on December 17, 2006.
The event will take place at The Crowne Plaza Hotel, 2886 South Circle Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80906. Telephone: (719) 576-5900. Pricing for a table of 8 is $800. Individual seats are $100. For more ticket information, please visit www.elcincodemayo.org RSVP Deadline: 5:00P, Friday, April 26, 2013. Dance-Only tickets can be purchased for $10 in advance and $15 at the door at Ruskin Liquor and ANB Bank – no refunds or exchanges will be given.
Other Events: A Silent Auction will be held during the event. Art Show by local artists and organizations will be on display and for sale at the event. This event is a scholarship fundraiser.
About El Cinco de Mayo Inc.: The mission of El Cinco de Mayo Inc. is to share the Hispanic/Latino culture with all citizens of Colorado Springs and surrounding communities and to foster cultural harmony. We strive to enlighten others of the unique Hispanic/Latino culture and how it benefits the community as a whole. We support education by providing scholarships to under-served/under-represented students in El Paso County.
Bilingual Public Relations support provided by CArc Media.
Fiesta & Car Show
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