Las Vegas, NV–(HISPANIC PR WIRE – BUSINESS WIRE)–August 26, 2003–The inaugural edition of CarnaVé (http://www.carnave2003.com), a world-class celebration of Latin music and culture, is set to take place in Las Vegas with expanded activities September 10 – 14. With a proclamation in hand from the City of Las Vegas, and as the Hispanic Heritage Month kicks off, CarnaVé 2003 will feature a line-up of entertainment, spectacle, and Latin pride including:
— CINE DE CARNAVÉ on Wednesday, September 10 at 7:00pm the screening of the award winning film “The Blue Diner” (http://www.bluediner.com) followed by a Q&A session and reception with Latino Public Broadcasting Executive Director Luca Bentivoglio, producing/directing/writing team Natatcha Estebanez and Jan Egleson and co-star José Yenque at the Brenden Theatres 14 at the Palms Casino Resort.
— NOCHES DE CARNAVÉ two nights -Thursday, September 11 at 10pm, Curve Nightclub at the Aladdin Resort and Friday, September 12, 10:30pm at The Venetian’s Venus nightclub. Featuring the hottest Latin house, dance and salsa music with top musical DJs. Special appearances by the Miss Mesoamerica International beauty pageant contestants.
— MODA DE CARNAVÉ on Saturday, September 13 at 11:00 am at the Fashion Show, Great Hall. Fashion show featuring the beautiful Miss Mesoamerica contestants. The pageant entrants will model designs from celebrated Venezuelan designers Geovanni Scutaro (fashion) and George Wittels (jewelry) and contemporary fashion provided by Macy’s. The awarding of Miss Elegant will conclude the program.
— OASIS DE CARNAVÉ on Saturday, September 13 at 8:00pm at the Las Vegas Hilton Pool. The night will feature live music on several stages including a performance from The Girls From Ipanema. Judges will officiate over the Miss Mesoamerica competition categories of Swimsuit and Best Body, from the design house of Venezuelan Carmen (Tanilu) Tahio. Miss Photogenic will be awarded during the party.
— MISS MESOAMERICA INTERNATIONAL BEAUTY PAGEANT on Sunday, September 14 at 1:00pm at The Showroom at The Venetian. Hosted by Puerto Rican pianist Francisco Paz, this pageant features contestants from all over Latin America as they compete in traditional categories like evening gown, swimwear, etc. Special performances by Salvadoran Mauricio Bonilla with Ballet Danza Studio.
High-resolution images, additional press releases and a complete detail event schedule are available on: http://www.lobelinepr.com/carn.
For those wishing to experience the full range of events and VIP amenities, CarnaVé is offering CarnaVé Passport ticket packages. For more information on CarnaVé, or to purchase CarnaVé Passports or single event tickets to CarnaVé 2003, visit the official festival website at http://www.carnave2003.com. A special bi-lingual USA hot line, 888-4-carnave, has also been established to help festivalgoers plan their CarnaVé 2003 vacation.
Continental Airlines, the Official Airline of CarnaVé, operates more than 100 weekly flights to Las Vegas. For discounts, call your travel professional or Continental’s MeetingWorks at 800-468-7022 and advise the agent of CarnaVé Agreement Code (V8G59K-ZC3M).
Games Magazine is the Official Magazine of CarnaVé 2003 (http://www.gamesmagazine.com.br). Published in Brazil, Games Magazine is the only Latin American publication for the Casino industry.
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