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TONIGHT * FRIDAY, JULY 11 @ 6 pm Pelham Bay Park - Middletown Road and Stadium Ave.
AFRO-CUBAN AND LATIN JAZZ Master percussionist Bobby Sanabria and his band
First appearance at BAE SummerMusic Presented by Councilman James Vacca

Bobby Sanabria is a 7x Grammy nominated as a leader American drummer of Puerto Rican descent who is also a percussionist, composer, arranger producer, documentary film producer, educator and a writer.

http://www.bobbysanabria.com/

DIRECTIONS
Pelham Bay Park is located in the northeast corner of the Bronx and is serviced by the Bruckner Expressway/New England Thruway (I-95) combination. Pelham Parkway serves as a crosstown route to the park.

From the New England Thruway (I-95) South Take I-95 South to the Westchester Avenue exit. Go straight along the service road for approximately 4 lights and make a left onto Jarvis Place to go over the I-95/Bruckner Expressway. Make the next left and head north on the service road. At the first light, make a right onto Middletown Road. At the end of the street (Stadium Ave), make a left into the park and the first left into the parking lot.

From the Bruckner Expressway Take the Bruckner Expressway north and exit at the Lafayette Avenue exit. Stay on the northbound service road and make a right onto Middletown Road. At the end of the block (Stadium Ave), make a left into the park and another left turn into the parking lot.

From the I-95 North Take I-95 north and exit at the Country Club Road/Pelham Bay Park exit. Stay on the northbound service road and make a right onto Middletown Road. At the end of the block (Stadium Ave), make a left into the park and another left turn into the parking lot.

From Pelham Parkway, eastbound Take Pelham Parkway eastbound past Eastchester Road and get into the right lane. Go through the next light and make a right turn onto the Pelham Parkway service road. (Be careful not to get onto the Hutchinson River Parkway.) Follow the service road around to a stop sign and under the IRT No. 6 train and head south along the Bruckner Expressway service road. Go straight along the service road for approximately 4 lights and make a left onto Jarvis Place to go over the I-95/Bruckner Expressway. Make the next left and head north on the service road. At the first light, make a right onto Middletown Road. At the end of the street (Stadium Ave), make a left into the park and the first left into the parking lot.

Public Transportation Pelham Bay Park can be reached by the IRT No. 6 train to the last stop; the Bx5, Bx12, and Qbx1 buses to the train station; the Bx29 to the City Island Traffic Circle; or Westchester bus No. 45 to the Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum. To get to the park take the pedestrian bridge from the train station down to the park side, walk toward the brick building/parkhouse, and go past the back heading straight toward the tennis courts. Once past the tennis courts, the track will be visible. Concert is on the opposite side of the track, next to the parking lot.

Thomas Jefferson and Slavery

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Free lecture at National Historic Site in Westchester County, Sunday, April 13, 2 PM

The relationship between President Thomas Jefferson and the Hemings family, who were enslaved African Americans on Jefferson’s Virginia plantation, will be the subject of a talk by Professor Annette Gordon-Reed of Harvard University, at St. Paul’s Church N.H.S., Sunday, April 13, at 2 PM.

9/11 Alert

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ALERT NYC RESIDENTS The 9|11 Tribute in Light will be illuminated temporarily tonight.
The technicians will be aiming these lights. The display will comes on again on 9|11.

Meanwhile, a call to compassion and to share your story by visiting: www.calltocompassion.com

In the days following the 9/11 attacks, our nation came together to pray, reflect, and mourn. Washington National Cathedral was honored to serve as the spiritual home for our nation during those tragic, uncertain times.

SABRINA SOTO'S FRIDAY ON TV

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Sabrina Soto was on Rachael Ray this morning. Watch on her official Website - www.rachaelray.com

This evening Sabrina Soto joined the team Extreme Home Makeover to help a family's dream become a reality. http://t.co/2Z9MRV4Z

www.sabrinasoto.com

60th ANNIVERSARY CONCERT

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PAPO LUCCA and LA SONORA PONCEÑA With Special Guests YOLANDA RIVERA, LUIGI TEXIDOR,
and HECTOR PICHI PÉREZ with MC PACO NAVARRO.

Lehman Center for the Performing Arts continues its spectacular 34th season with the return of legendary salsa pioneers PAPO LUCCA and LA SONORA PONCEÑA for their 60th Anniversary Concert with special guests YOLANDA RIVERA, LUIGI TEXIDOR, and HECTOR PICHI PÉREZ with MC PACO NAVARRO on Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 at 8pm. For the first time at Lehman Center, Luigi Texidor, Yolanda Rivera and Hector Pichi Pérez will be reuniting with Maestro Papo Lucca and La Sonora Ponceña celebrating their 60th Anniversary Concert.

LA SONORA PONCEÑA was formed in Puerto Rico in 1954 by Enrique “Quique” Lucca, who named the band after the famous Cuban band Sonora Matancera and his home city of Ponce, thus Sonora Ponceña. Don Quique created a distinct salsa sound using a full percussion section, with only trumpets in his horn section that in turn harmonized with the piano and voices. By 1956 the group included pianist Vicentico Morales, with Quique’s ten-year-old son, Enrique “PAPO” LUCCA Jr., already at the piano writing arrangements. Papo recorded his first piano solo, “Smoke Mambo“, in 1958 at age twelve. The band’s early recordings featured various popular vocalists of the time, until Tito Gomez joined the band, staying until 1974. By 1960, the band had performed in New York, catching the attention of Fania/Inca Records owner Jerry Masucci. After studies at the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music, Papo was an accomplished pianist and arranger, and in 1968 Don Quique stepped down as musical director. Now under Papo’s direction, the La Sonora Ponceña’s sound became a fusion of traditional Cuban and modern Latin styles. In 1969 they released their first Inca LP, with all arrangements by Papo, Hachero Pa’ Un Palo, whose hit title song established them as salsa pioneers. They recorded 30 more albums for Inca and by 1980 were a huge success. As salsa romántica became popular, they adjusted to commercial forces without deserting their trademark sound. La Sonora Ponceña has recorded over 35 albums, garnering dozens of platinum and gold releases of unforgettable music with hits such as “Fuego en El 23”, “Juana Bayona”, “Moreno Soy“, “Borinquen“ and “Suena El Piano“. The band’s most recent albums are 2011’s El Gigante del Sur and A Band and Their Music.

Lets Go Mets

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Let's Go Mets (Song) https://youtu.be/e0uC4pbQAOs via @YouTube

Making of Lets Go Mets Music Video (1986) COMPLETE https://youtu.be/g-_pICFBjMI via @YouTube

THE LATINO VOTE

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Whether you are covering national politics or local schools in the U.S, chances are that at some point you will be writing about Latino communities. With elections looming in November, media outlets have cast differing views on the importance of this population at the ballot box. Join a discussion with experts who will help inform your reporting on this complex voting block and the issues that most affect it.

* Angelo Falcon, president of the National Institute for Latino Policy
* Rodolfo O. de la Garza, Professor of Political Science, Columbia University

‘Beach Reach’

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NYC Council Member James Vacca will join the Bronx-Einstein Alliance for Tobacco-Free Health and Environmental Services (Bronx BREATHES) at Orchard Beach tomorrow an noon for the first ever “Bronx BREATHES Beach Reach,” to distribute smoking cessation literature and free nicotine patches and gum in order to raise awareness about the dangers of tobacco.

The Best of Evils

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MSNBC & NBC News present the first-ever commander-in-chief forum http://nbcnews.to/2bW9qaO

On cable via MSNBC at 8 p.m. ET and will be simulcast live on NBC in most markets. Check listings if you live in the Mountain and Pacific time zones. The event will also air on NBC in its entirety at 8 p.m. PT and 9 p.m. MT. Please remember to vote for your least offensive candidate.

WORTHWHILE INFORMATION

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Event: Introduction to Tumblr
When: April 3, 2013, 9:30 – 11:00am
Where: National Press Club Journalism Institute, Washington D.C., Bloomberg Room
If you've been wondering just what Tumblr is and why everyone seems have one but you, sign up for this session. Tumblr is a blogging platform that lets you quickly and easily posts everything from photos, to text to video. Come find out more about its applications and create your very own Tumblr site. Registration is free for NPC members; $15 for non-members. Registration is required at http://www.press.org/events/introduction-tumblr

The Beginning of My End

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The Castro brothers are the reason I've been waiting so long and the Cuban government holds the key.
We keep thinking we're near the end but really running out of time.All the time wasted and I still can't go back home.