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Sent: Thursday, December 19, 2002 4:25 PM

Sent: Thursday, December 19, 2002 4:25 PM
Subject: Salsa Update #172: Conjunto Clasico at Roxy tonight, $10!!


Hola Salseros!

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This issue:

- Highlights

- New Years Parties

- SalsaBoston events

- Sponsor news

- This week's mailbag


Happy Holidays to all!  I’m personally heading to Miami to hook up

with Santa on the beach, but have a great one up here in cold-land…!

A quick note:  we were toying with the idea of having a Christmas

Party at Sophia’s next week (Christmas Night), and by an 19 to 14

vote on the web poll it looked like we should be, but it was too

problematic to organize with Sophia’s and the Salsaboston staff,

so unfortunately no Salsa at Sophia’s on the 25th.   We will be open

for a “keep the hangover alive” party on Jan 1!


Errata: the banner on the website for the Temporada Latina New Year’s

Party right incorrectly says $20.  It’s actually $25.  This misprint

will be fixed soon.



 Highlights this week



Tonight (Thursday)

Live! “Conjunto Clasico” at the Roxy Tonight, ONLY  $10!!!  see mailbag


Also, "JAM'NASTICS-Style" holiday party, complete with Dance Performances,

Cuban food, desserts, A Lesson in Cuban-Style Salsa Dancing, trip


and more!  Tonight, 6:30-8:30, Kennedy/Amigos School Cafeteria, 158

Spring St., Cambridge


Also, Salsa for Gringos is now offered twice on Thursdays

-           Sophia’s, 7:45

-           Salsa night at The Point (Fanueil Hall), 9:30  http://salsaboston.



Lastly, I don’t know too many details but there is a big Salsa/Latin

Jazz event at Club Lido (Wonderland) on Sunday, Dec. 29:

“salsa como jimmy bosch, piro rodriguez,juansito

torrez,salvador cuevas,eric figueroa,william cepeda,luisito quintero,


montalvo cheo quinones, lewis kahn, jose manuel jr, atracion especial

de los rodriguez, un homenaje a la reyna celia cruz”

See mailbag for more.



  New Year's Salsa Planning



1) Temporada Latina at Ryles is having their annual New Year's Salsa

Party again this year.  Official announcement:

"Please join DJ Latino (Antonio Ortiz) on New Year's Eve at Ryles

for a wonderful salsa party. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and champagne

toast! Five hours of dancing: 8:00 pm - 1:00 am! $25.00. Tickets

on sale thru Ryles at the door or by phone: (617) 876-9330."


2) Sophia's New Year’s Bash (Advance Tickets Only)  $125, includes

everything, Open bar and buffet all night.  Email sophiasnewyear@salsaboston.

com for ticket info.


3) Wepa New Year’s Party, $30 advance, Champagne Toast, Buffet, 10pm-3am

Fred Astaire Studio, 100 Mass Ave, Boston. Benefitting April on 2

Dancers (see mailbag)

Tickets available through April on 2 Dancers


4) Grupo Fantasia Party in Beverly




    SalsaBoston.com presents

    Salsa Night at Sophia's

       Every Wednesday



"Boston's original all Salsa, 'by Salseros for Salseros' hotspot!"

1270 Boylston St., Boston (near Kenmore Sq. and Fenway Park) Lessons

with Johnny and Kelly at 9:15, beginnner and intermediate, no partner

necessary! Salsa until 2am!  Featuring each Wed. each month:

1st    DJ Nik

2nd    DJ Antonio Ortiz

3rd    DJ D. Martinez

4th    DJ Hernan

21+ Proper ID and Dress

$10 Cover, $2 extra for lesson




 SalsaBoston T-Shirts are in!



T-shirts are in stock again!  Thanks to all who have made purchases!

Just in time for the holidays, SalsaBoston.com T-shirts are in, and

they look great!  Check them out at http://salsaboston.com/shirt

Pick up 2 or more for $17.50 each, $2.50 off the $20 price. Show

off your SalsaBoston colors wherever you dance!  Also, why not pick

up some extra's to trade or give as gifts?


Anyway, 2 styles, regular T's and Girly-T's, standard sizes, 100%

cotton. These are high quality shirts.  Proceeds help support salsaboston.

com.  You can even order online.



             Sponsor News

  (please patronize the establishments

   that help bring you SalsaBoston.com)

"What's a sponsor?" email: info@salsaboston.com




Salsa & Merengue Dancing - Thursdays in Cambridge

Friendly environment for beginners,

Quality dance space for more experienced salsa enthusiasts, Nonsmoking,



Dance Lessons with Dance Caliente

Intermediate Salsa: 8:30 pm - 9:15 pm

Beginner Salsa: 9:15 pm - 10:00 pm

Ryles Jazz Club, 212 Hampshire St.,

Inman Square, Cambridge, (617) 876-9330

Dancing: 10:00 pm - 1:00 am

Admission: $12 before 10:00 pm; $8 after 10:00 pm

Presented by: Suzanne Steele, Assorted Affairs, (508) 224-5120 http:



DJ Schedule:

1st Thursday: DJ Antonio Ortiz (and Halloween! Oct. 31st)

2nd Thursday: DJ Nik

3rd Thursday: DJ Jose Barron

4th Thursday: DJ Rubio


Ryles ¡Temporada Latina! is OPEN ON NEW YEAR'S EVE! Please join DJ

Latino (Antonio Ortiz) on New Year's Eve at Ryles for a wonderful

salsa party. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and champagne toast! Five

hours of dancing: 8:00 pm - 1:00 am! $25.00. Tickets on sale thru


- at the door or by phone: (617) 876-9330.



SuperShag Mega Dance Complex

406 Moody Street

Waltham, MA 02453

781-894-7424 (SHAG)


Salsa Night 3rd Sat. each month!



Pabon El Salsero!

Dance Classes, Live Orchestra, Promotions www.pabonelsalsero.com

 Spontaneous Celebrations 45 Danforth Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130




 This Week's Mailbag



1)         JAM’NASTICS Holiday Party this evening

2)         Save the date, Feb. 8, Salsa in Newport

3)         Wepa New Years Party

4)         Salsa Concert at Club Lido, (Wonderland), Dec. 29

5)         TONIGHT! Conjunto Clasico at ROXY, only $10

6)         Jan. 6: Inauguration Party for Boston City Councilman at Large

Felix Arroyo, at Sophias

7)         Montreal Ski/Salsa New Year’s Trip



1) Dear Friends!


I am writing to invite you to a Holiday Celebration that I thought

you might enjoy!


When the JAM'NASTICS Delegation of the Cambridge/Cienfuegos Sister

City Project returned from Cuba a little over a week ago, we wanted

to share our experiences with our friends, family, and community,

while the trip was still fresh in our minds and hearts. We also

wanted an excuse to get together again before the New Year!  So,

we quickly put together a fun, truly "JAM'NASTICS-Style" holiday

party, complete with Dance Performances, Cuban food, desserts, A

Lesson in Cuban-Style Salsa Dancing, trip photos, and more!


It will also be an opportunity to learn more about gymnastics, dance

and education in Cuba, as well as about future Cuban Cultural Exchanges

and upcoming JAM'NASTICS Programs.  If you are free that evening,

I hope you will join us for the festivities!


Key Info:


When:  December 19th, 6:30-8:30pm

Where:  The Kennedy/Amigos School

Who:  Jamnastics Performance Team, JamCuba dancers, friends, family,

friends of friends and family, and interested others


Take good care, and Happy Holidays,






Dominique Alfandre






Island Moving Co., Newport, RI's resident professional dance company, is

throwing a salsa party on Saturday, February 8th at the Elks Lodge

at Bellevue and Pelham Streets in Newport.  "Down & Dirty, Hot &


includes a salsa lesson from 8-9 with Sarah Chanel, salsa demonstrations

and dancing till 1 am to live music by Clave Logic. Cash bar. Tickets

$25; $60 for dinner at Salvation Cafe plus the party.  Special room

rates in Newport available. Call 401 847-4470 to reserve your tickets.

Space is limited.





Ring in the new year with fellow Salsa dancers and dance till the wee

hours of morning.  The WEPA New Year's SALSA Party is the place to be!

It is also a benefit for the AprilOn2 Dancers who are working hard on

new routines!


TUESDAY, DECEMBER 31st at Mass Ave and Newbury St in Boston!!!


* DANCE PARTY w/ DJ from 10pm until 3am!!!!!


* Dance Performances


* Complimentary Spanish Buffet


* Complimentary Champagne toast at midnight


* CASH BAR (alcohol will be served for this special event)


Tickets: $30 in advance.  Only 150 tickets available, so don't miss

out.  You can buy your ticket from any of the AprilOn2 Dancers:

Charlene, Dale, Dana, Dwayne, Eddie, Elina, Franny, Hernan, Karen,

Kate, Miguel, Michelle, Rob, Ruben, Stefania, Tien-Yi, and Wanda.  Look

for them at Wepa Sundays, AprilOn2 classes, and local clubs such as El

Caney, Punto Finale, Ryles and Sophia's.  You can also email aprilon2-

owner@yahoogroups.com or call 617-388-0925 and we'll get you in touch

with them.


New Year's Eve Party Location: Fred Astaire Dance Studio, 4th Floor,

100 Massachusetts Ave., Boston (corner of Mass. Ave. and Newbury St.).





lino vega






attencion  salseros de boston  el domingo 29 de diciembre es el primer

festival de salsa y latin jass en el clud lido antiguo wonderland

en rivere  con grandes musicos de la musica salsa como jimmy bosch,

piro rodriguez,juansito torrez,salvador cuevas,eric figueroa,william

cepeda,luisito quintero,eddie montalvo cheo quinones, lewis kahn,

jose manuel jr, atracion especial de los rodriguez, un homenaje

a la reyna celia cruz. la entrada $30.00 por adelantado de venta

en todos los lugares acostunbados. inf.

617-884-3241 617-645-1769  617-563-4158



Christmas Party


Conjunto Clasico

in concert

at the Latin Quarter (ROXY)

Thursday December 19th, 2002

$10 cover

279 Tremont Street, Boston



Dont miss this chance to see this amazing Salsa group from New York.

They will be in Boston for one night only, courtesy of Bud Light

to perform at the Latin Quarter.   Due to the heavy response from

our VIP list, we have only 25 remaining complimentary tickets.  RSVP

soon!  You will receive a confirmation. DJ Alex Jr and DJ Rip Hernandez

will spin the best of Latin until 2 a.m. following the concert. 

Doors are at 10.


More on the Band:

      A mainstay of Latin music since its founding some 18 years

ago, Conjunto Clásico maintains the traditions of its Puerto Rican

and Afro-Cuban roots. In describing its sound, one must trace back

to Cuba and orchestrations which include trumpets and "tres" (similar

to a 12-string guitar) added to the traditional piano, bass and rhythm

sections. Under the direction of Ramon Castro, Conjunto Clásico expands

on that sound by adding strong Puerto Rican influences, tailor-made

compositions and an aggressive New York style that sets this band

apart from the rest.

     With some 15 recordings to its credit, Conjunto Clásico has

given birth to some of the finest talent in today's Latin music,

including Tito Nieves, Johnny Rivera, Tito Allen and Rafael Dejusus.

The band's musical arrangements have consistently won critical acclaim.





From: "Felix D Arroyo" <fdarroyo@lycos.com


Dear friend:


On Monday, January the 6th we will have created history! Due to all


hard work and determination I will be inaugurated as an at large

member of the Boston City Council.  I also have the honor of being

the first Latino elected to the Boston City Council.  Please feel

free to joint us for this historic occasion on Monday, January 6th

at 9 am at Boston City Hall on the 5th floor in the Iannella Chambers.

At 10 am, after I am inaugurated, the City Council will recess

for a reception for about an hour and then return to elect its President.



We will be celebrating the inauguration at a mass scale on Sunday,


5 2003 at 7:00 PM, at Sophia’s Night Club (1270 Boylston Street in the

Fenway). On Sunday, January 5th we will have a double celebration,

not only will we be celebrating on the eve of my inauguration but

we will be

celebrating Three Kings Day.


Tickets will be $15.00 at the door. We are charging $15.00 because

election is only 9 month away! I need your physical, emotional and

financial help.

(You can donate up to $500 a year to a City Council campaign).  In

case you can not make this event, or wish to donate in advance, please

send it to Friends of Felix, P O Box 1421, Boston MA 02130.


Please joint us on Sunday, January 5th and meet the new staff, the

campaign team and share a good time with my family and friends. 

I am counting on your presence at our biggest celebration ever, fit

for the historic occasion.


Please forward this invitation to as many friends as possible.  If

you need more information, please call 617-522-6814.


Thank You!


Felix D. Arroyo

Boston City Councilor - Elect









Experience New Year's latin style in Quebec City!


Quebec City for New Year's - Join Ski Market's Ski, Ride & Party

trip to one

of the most beautiful cities in North America!  Ski Market will have

a bus

leaving Boston on Dec. 28th for Quebec City.  There you will join

over 500 trip

participants for 5 days of snow, skiing and riding and exclusive



Here's what the package includes:

* 4 nights lodging at Quebec Hilton, located in the heart of the city.

* 2 day ski pas at Mont Sainte Anne

* Round trip bus transportation

* Transfers to and from the mountain

* Exclusive parties for trip participants

* Optional New Year's tickets Chez Maurice, Quebec  hottest latin club!!

* On site staff to assist you with your needs

* Includes all taxes


** Optional discount for Non-skiers - call to inquire!


This trip costs just $299 per person!  You cannot beat it!  Space


call ... or email ... for more info!




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