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Message From: SalsaBoston [moderator123@salsaboston.com]
Sent: Wednesday, March 15, 2006 2:29 PM
Subject: #289: Miami Club Saturdays is back, plus ATN tonight & BCCA benefit this weekend

Hola Salseros!
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See you at An Tua Nua tonight!
www.salsaboston.com/antuanua for directions and discounts.

Also, welcome Renee to our Wed. staff, she's our new official photographer. Smile if you see her!!  She also is a dancer but she's new to Salsa so go easy on her to start.  Photos of events will be posted in the salsaboston photogallery regularly now, so check it out!

BCCA's fundraiser is the weekend including Salsa party, details in the mailbag below.  Also start thinking about getting your Fiesta de Baile tickets for next Sat.  A great party!  See mailbag as well.

**BIG NEWS!!!**

SATURDAYS!  "Miami Club" reopens!
After much runaround from some venues, SalsaBoston is finally going to be opening a night every other Saturday at the Radisson Hotel on Memorial Drive, Cambridge (adjacent to Microcenter/Trader Joes near the BU Bridge) in mid/late April! We had the almost perfect spot lined up downtown, but the management decided they wanted to go with "hip hop" since it makes way more money at the bar (good luck...) We'll monitor that situation and some other options for the future, but I checked out the Radisson's ballroom overlooking the Charles River, and it's nice!  It's not nearly as huge as say the Hyatt (where we'll keep doing periodic big parties), but you'll love it.  Free parking, I'm working on a hotel room deal for those coming from far away, and _all ages_ for those younger Salseros with no place to dance.  It will be a 9-1 affair, and the format will be 70% salsa, 30% latin mix.  Also, there is a restaurant/bar there too which might eventually serve as a second dance floor that will feature a more international/latin groove.  Stay tuned for grand opening details next month!

New on the website: QOD ("Question of the Day")  People often ask me some of the same questions, so there's a new "forum" of sorts where the questions and my advice are posted.  Eventually other local salseros will answer some of them too.

Salsa Cruises: we are currently booking corporate parties and such to for this summer's Salsa/Latin cruise series.  The cruises are of course going to continue as always, but we're booking these parties to help make the party each week bigger and better.  If your company is interested, or you belong to a social group, college organization, or are a promoter that might be interested in having a group attend on a specific date, please let me know who to contact about it (email olaf@salsaboston.com) and we'll send some information to them.  Private charters are available too.

Head's up events (details on each in the mailbag):

-BCCA "Taste of the Arts" Gala benefit March 18

-7th Annual Fiesta de Baile, in Nahant, March 25

-Masacote's big CD Release Weekend May 12-14


See you on the dancefloor!
-Olaf


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In this issue:
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>> Salsa Briefs:
- For the casual: salsa at Masa, Thursdays
- Congress DVD's for sale

>> SalsaBoston Events:
- Salsa Night on Wednesdays at An Tua Nua
- Salsa Cruises--book your 2006 groups now

>> Rueda de Casino in Boston

>> This Week's Mailbag (see below)


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Salsa Briefs:
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* Have you checked out Masa?  If you're up for a casual night and some dining and an upscale bar, this place is cool on Thursdays.  Casual lesson around 10pm, a mix of music, no cover.  439 Trement St, South End, Boston

* If you missed the Congress or if you enjoyed it but didn't make it to the congress shop, the DVD will be out by mid November at the latest and probably sooner, and also Congress embroidered shirts (mens and ladies), caps, and hand towels are available.  We still have a lot of things to pay for this year, so every purchase helps out.  Shirts and the video are $20 each, and the caps and towels $10.  Buy any two and you get $5 off, so the video and a shirt would be $35. www.salsaboston.com/congress/shop

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SALSABOSTON EVENTS
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Salsa Night at An Tua Nua with SalsaBoston
every Wednesday
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Boston's original "All Salsa by Salseros for Salseros" party, over 5 years running!

835 Beacon St., 1 block outbound from Kenmore Square, near Fenway Park
SalsaBoston: (617) 513-9841
An Tua Nua: (617) 262-2121 (for directions only)
More details and directions: www.salsaboston.com/antuanua

8:00pm: Casino Rueda Lessons with Jam'Nastics, all levels
9:00pm: Salsa with Johnny and Kelly, beginner and intermediate

10pm-1am: Salsa Dance with DJ Hernan and DJ D. Martinez

$10 cover, $2 per lesson additional, 21+
Call 617-513-9841 for details about Salsa Night
For a discount coupon, visit the website.

An Tua Nua is a great contemporary Irish bar & grill on Beacon Street just outside of Kenmore Square (only about 3 blocks from Sophia's).  In the back they have a dance club about the same size as the upstairs at Sophia's, with a sizable dance floor that holds about 150 people, a bar, and plenty of lounge seating. 

Close to the green line (St. Mary's on the C train, Fenway on the D, Kenmore on the B), plenty of street and lot parking.

Irish/America/Bar food available until 10pm.  I have eaten there regularly, it is very tasty and modestly priced.

Note: they have Karaoke with my man Kev-Mac Daddy in the front portion of the bar when you walk in, but don't let that scare you... Salsa is in the back room!  Full Bar.  Please check your coat.

More info, discounts, and directions: www.salsaboston.com/antuanua



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Boston Harbor Salsa Cruises, each summer
Book your corporate and group parties now
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Finally...
2006 HARBOR CRUISE SERIES
We just scheduled this year's 6th Annual Salsa Habor Cruise Series!  Expanded from last
year, we're starting a week earlier, and ending a week later.  Every Sunday plus July 4.  In a few weeks we'll have a flyer out for group bookings and the cruise website will be updated.  If you think your company or organization might want to book a group outing, now is the time to plan it.  One way is simply to take the flyer-to-be to your HR department or event planner and say "Hey, we should do this!"  If you're a coordinator of a social club or an event promoter, opportunities to partner with us for some cruises us are available.  Email olaf@salsaboston.com or call 617-513-9841  Last year's website: www.salsaboston.com/cruise

Private charters available too.


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Rueda de Casino ... SALSA !
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You've seen salsa danced "in a circle", changing partners, performing a variety of fast-paced moves.

Learn this fun way to dance Salsa by joining one of the many FREE practices offered almost every day of the week around Boston.  Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced circles!

Lots of opportunities this month to learn Rueda de Casino Salsa! Visit this site to find out about workshops: http://bostonrueda.wikispaces.com


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 This Week's Mailbag
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1) Havana Club Events
2) Fiesta de Baille, March 25
3) BCCA Gala March 18
4) Johnny and Kelly's Spring class sessions
5) Obbini Tumbao--Latin Groove tonight
6) Noches de Reggaeton @ Ryles, every Friday, opening this week
7) April 8, Fundraiser in Chicopee for kids to perform at PR Salsa Congress
8) Masacote CD Release Weekend, May 12-14


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1)
This week with Havana Club:

* Friday Night Salsa - as always, a great, big, fun, party
w/ 300-400 salseros
8:30-9:30 Rueda Lessons w. MIT Rueda Group
9:30-10:30 Salsa Lessons w. Salsa y Control
10:30-2am Salsa Dance Party w. DJ Cuban Jeff
$12. 18+ (w. college ID)
Greek Club, 288 Green St, Central Sq, Cambridge


* Havana Saturdays - featuring live music - is Havana
Club's weekend latin house party
9-10 Beginner Merengue and Salsa Lesson w. Ivan
10-1 Live Latin Music w. Grupo Fantasia
$8. 18+ (w. college ID)
Hoffa's, 114 Mount Auburn St, Harvard Sq, Cambridge

More information and photos from last week's parties can
be seen online at HavanaClubSalsa.com

Best Wishes,

Jeff

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2)

Tickets only $30 if purchased before March 16th!

The 7th Annual
FIESTA DE BAILE
and Silent Auction

SALSA THE NIGHT AWAY!

DJ Antonio Ortiz

Saturday, March 25th
9:00 PM – 1:00 AM
Salsa Lesson 9:00 to 10:00

NAHANT COUNTRY CLUB, NAHANT

$30 per person if paid by March 16th
$35 at the door

$35 Table reservation fee for table of ten. 
Reserve early- tables limited


DANCE, EAT, DRINK
Complementary hors d’oeurvres
& cash bar

All proceeds benefit the North Shore Civic Ballet.

For information, call 781.631.6262 or visit: http://www.havetodance.com/marblehead/
http://salsaboston.com/

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3)
BCCA Has Found A New Building!  Join Us On Saturday, March 18th, 2006, to Celebrate Our Vision - Past & Future!

BCCA Presents:

"A Taste of the Arts" Gala

Saturday, March 18th, 2006, 7 p.m. - 12 a.m.

at the Back Bay Events Center's
John Hancock Hall & Back Bay Grand ballroom
(180 Berekeley Street, Boston, MA)

On the web: http://www.bccaonline.com/gala.html

GALA LINEUP:
7 - 8 p.m.: Catered VIP Reception with Live Latin Jazz by Cinco Son 7 - 11:30 p.m.: Visual Arts Silent Auction by acclaimed artists 8 - 10 p.m.: Performance Showcase & Award Ceremony, featuring a star-studded lineup of dancers, musicians, martial artist, singers, poets, actors, and more!
10 p.m. - 12 a.m.: Social Dance with DJ Hernan, guest singers with piano accompaniment by Richard DeMone, and Ballroom & Lindy-Hop performances!

This event will honor our past donors, artists, and staff, and will serve to launch our New Building Campaign.

Celebrate Our Vision - Past & Future!

For more information or to purchase ticket by phone,
please us at (617) 738-2800.

Ticket prices range from $25 to $100, with discounts for students, seniors, children, and people with disabilities.

$6 Validated garage parking available at 100 Clarendon St.

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4)
Celebrate Spring with Salsa!

Spring is in the air… embrace the warmer weather with the energetic spirit of Latin music and dance. 
Johnny & Kelly’s Spring Session starts next week!
Learn sexy salsa moves, turn patterns and funky freestyle footwork. Practice your body movement, isolations, and styling. Classes offered at three levels—Beginner, Advanced Beginner and Intermediate/Advanced.

Join us for Johnny & Kelly’s monthly salsa workshops.  Specialty workshops are a great way to refine your dancing by concentrating on different aspects of the dance and music.  Each month, we teach a 1 1/2-hour workshop on a specific topic.  The March workshop will be on Partnering Technique.  Stay tuned for the date and details.


Join Johnny and Kelly for some “on 1” fun!

Beginner:     Tuesdays at 7:15pm – 8:45pm, starting March 21st
                   Jose Mateo’s Ballet Theatre in the Old Cambridge Baptist Church
                        400 Harvard St. in Cambridge, Studio 3
                        (Church faces Mass. Ave., near the intersection with Harvard St.)
                        (Studio entrance on the side facing the Inn at Harvard.)
                         Near the Harvard Square T stop on the Red Line
                        Street parking or parking lot ($3) available from Kelly or the Front Desk.

Beginner:       Thursdays at 8:00pm – 9:30pm, starting March 23rd
                        Dance Complex
                        536 Mass. Ave. in Cambridge, Studio 5
                        Near the Central Square T stop on the Red Line
                      Public parking lots or street parking available Advanced
Beginner:     Mondays at 8:30pm – 10:00pm, starting March 20th
                   Jose Mateo’s Ballet Theatre in the Old Cambridge Baptist Church
                      (See above for details.)
Intermediate/
Advanced:    Tuesdays at 9:00pm – 10:30pm, March 21st – April 18th
                   Jose Mateo’s Ballet Theatre in the Old Cambridge Baptist Church
                        (See above for details.)


Classes are $15 each or five classes for $60.  All 5 classes of a package must be taken within the Spring Session, which lasts 10 weeks.

Please e-mail or call with any questions.  We look forward to dancing with you!
Kelly:  kelly@salsaboston.com, (617) 522-7443
Johnny:  salsumba1@aol.com, (617) 312-6464

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5)
Obbini Tumbao--Latin Groove
Wednesday, March 15
9:00pm-11:30pm
www.ryles.com

BCDS Jazz Bands
Directed by Ana Norgaard
7:00pm-8:30pm

If you attended our last performance at the Regattabar (Nov 2005), please go to
http://www.rebeccaclinemusic.com/gallery.html
to see photos of
YOU--our wonderful fans!

Manolo is back! 
We've expanded to eight pieces (including four percussionists) and our original lead vocalist, the one and only, Manolo Mairena!

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6)
Noches de Reggaeton @ Ryles (Reggaeton Nights)
 Every Friday starting March 17th!
Join us for the opening!!
FIRST 20 people get in for FREE!!!! on March 17th!!!!

Something hot & new at Ryles, Every Friday night beginning March 17th 2006 Ryles Jazz Club will present Noches de Reggaeton in the Dance Hall. Ryles is located at 212 Hampshire Street, Inman Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts. 

Noches de Reggaeton at Ryles is the hottest night in town!  Join us every Friday night in the Ryles Dance Hall to be part of the freshest dance movement that’s sweeping across every continent.  Starting with a unique and never seen before “Cool Moves” Lesson to warm you up, followed by the hottest of the sizzle in Reggaeton music!  Friday night has never been this exciting... anywhere!

For more information about Reggaeton Nights Contact Ryles at 617-876-9330 or email hipsonfire@yahoo.com  or visit www.ryles.com

18+, $10.00 including lesson.

Ryles Dance Hall
232 Hampshire st
Inman Sq, Cambridge.

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7)
Salsa Night Band:
This note to remind our friends/fans that there will be another Latin Night at The Son's Of Italy, Cotuit/Mashpee line, this Saturday 18th.  Dancing lessons, DJ and another dance night here on the Cape.  Also On April 15th, Salsa Night Band will be performing at the same place.  There will be ticket sales after the 15th of this month.  Stay tunned and... "see ya' at the dance floor.
                                                                                       Javier


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8)
Info:
we have a salsa social (fund raiser) pro salsa kids of springfield mass. in order to this kids can go to the p.r. salsa congress in july 2006. this social is dedicate to thomas guerrero from santo rico dance company. music live by vity ruiz and komboloko. dj cremoso. date saturday april 8 2006. at trumpets banquet hall. in chicoppe mass.# 450 memorial dr. chicoppe mass. performers from new york city. santorico kids santorriquenitas benji and athoy(profesional team) boston salsa y control new haven latin heat dance company los runberos ct springfield salsa kids


staring at 6:30 pm to............
entrance $20.00

please come and support this kids,and pass this
messages to schools and all salseros we rely apriciate we
need your support
att. nector garcia 413 433 2722.


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9)
Masacote Entertainment presents Ritmo de Masacote CD Release Weekend Events (Masacote Entertainment, Boston, MA) – Masacote Entertainment’s Ritmo de Masacote lead by Joel “Masacote” Massicot, will debut its first CD “Masacote” on Saturday May 13, 2006 at the Hyatt Regency Cambridge. This will be a weekend filled with excitement, unique sounds and musical expression, complimented by dance performances in Salsa and Mambo fused with a wide array of other dance forms. This is a once in a lifetime event that you do not want to miss!! Ticket Prices: Fri. $15, Sat. 25, Sun. $10, Full Weekend Pass Only $40 in Advance! www.masacoteentertainment.com The schedule of events is as follows: Pre Party Friday, May 12th
Location: Springstep, Medford, MA
http://springstep.org
Time: 9pm-2am
Band: Edwin Pabon and Orchestra
Salsa Lesson: 9-10pm by Sekou McMiller (Guest instructor from Chicago) Performances and much, much more… CD Release Party Saturday, May 13th
Location: Hyatt Regency Cambridge, Presidential Ballroom http://cambridge.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels/
Time: 7pm-2am
Band: Ritmo de Masacote
Rueda Lesson: 7-8pm MIT Casino Rueda Group
Salsa Lesson: 8-9pm Masacote Entertainment
Performances: Sabor Masacote and other local and national groups After Party Sunday, May 14th
Location: Club Choices
http://clubchoices.biz/
Time: 9pm-1am
Salsa Lesson: 9-10pm
Confirmed Performers
Sekou McMiller (Chicago), Mambo Dinamico (North Carolina), Hacha y Machete, Salsa y Control, Hips on Fire, Melaza, JAM'NASTICS, MIT Casino Rueda Group, and MoreTBA! About the Band, Ritmo de Masacote: Ritmo de Masacote consists of 9 musicians who are critically acclaimed and have performed with the likes of Billy Joel, Spanish Harlem Orchestra, Tito Puente, Combinacion Perfecta and Eddie Palmieri. The CD features special guests Gordon Neil and Jimmy Bosch. About Masacote Entertainment Husband and wife team Ana Tinajero Massicot and Joel “Masacote” Massicot founded Masacote Entertainment in 2003. Masacote Entertainment is a multifaceted entertainment company that consists of a dynamic dance duo, a talented company of multi-dance style performers, a Latin Jazz, Salsa and Neo Soul flavored band, all that depict a montage of cultural, visual and musical expression. The energy exuded in their passion for dance, music and creativity is well articulated in their works, training and performances that have been shared from coast to coast, Canada and across Asia with scheduled performances in Europe and Africa. Truly, Masacote Entertainment is the global and diverse segment in entertainment for this Millenium.



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