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12th Annual MVLA Gala "Celebrating, Selena"

The Mohawk Valley Latino Association is pleased to announce the 12th Annual Gala Fundraiser. The event will take place on: Friday, October 16, 2015, at The Stanley Theatre from 5:30pm-11:00pm.

This Gala is a formal occasion where members of the Latino community showcase ethnic foods, dancing and music. Entertainment will be provided by DeeJaay Richey, of Utica and the Ritmo Caribeño Dance Troop.

The honoree for the event will be OnPoint for College, a local non-profit organization that provides college access, college success and linkages to jobs for 700 Utica area lower income young people including Latinos, refugees, immigrants and inner city residents. OnPoint for College has partnered with MVLA to help Latino youth get into college and certificate programs, and to help them succeed and acquire good jobs. Working together, On Point for College and the MVLA are transforming lives and community.

During the Gala, a film about the singer Selena Quintanilla will be shown in honor of the 20th anniversary of her untimely death. Called the “Queen of Tejano” music, her contributions to music and fashion made her one of the most celebrated Mexican American entertainers of the late 20th century. Billboard magazine named her the "top Latin artist of the '90s", the "best selling Latin artist of the decade". Local Proctor high school Senior, Genesis Almanzar, will perform a selection of Salina’s best known songs.

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  • Fri Oct 16, 2015
    Showtime: 5:30 PM


RSVP to MVLA at 315.738.1083 x147 by Friday, October 9th.

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