Sesame Street Icon Sonia Manzano Hosts CATALINA Magazine’s 4th Annual ‘Essence of...

Sesame Street Icon Sonia Manzano Hosts CATALINA Magazine’s 4th Annual ‘Essence of Latinas’ Event in Houston



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New York, NY–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–April 25, 2006–Sesame Street icon Sonia Manzano (“Maria”) will be in Houston to help kick off CATALINA magazine’s its 4th Annual “Essence of Latinas” national tour.

Known by millions of children and adults as “Maria” on Sesame Street, Sonia Manzano will join CATALINA, the only national lifestyle magazine for “the mind, body, and soul of today’s Latina,” for two days of events celebrating Latinas. One event is open to the public, and the other is invite-only.

On May 7, Sonia will join the CATALINA book club event at the Houston Latino Book & Family Festival. The Latina star will address a crowd of more than 600 and read from her highly acclaimed children’s book, NO DOGS ALLOWED. The reading, which is open to the public and includes an introduction by Cathy Areu, CATALINA’s publisher and the author of the new book Latino Wisdom, will be held at 2:30 p.m. in the Auditorium of the Houston Community College Central.

On May 8, Sonia will host CATALINA’s “Essence of Latinas” invite-only VIP event at Jose Eber and Ceron’s beautiful new Uptown Park salon (1180 Uptown Park Boulevard, Suite 12), from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. The VIP experience, the only beauty and spa event touring the country for Latinas, is part of CATALINA magazine’s national tour promoting good heart health for Latinas nationwide. During the evening of good health and glamour, the attendees will receive complimentary beauty treatments, hors d’oeuvres, gifts, and heart healthy tips.

In 2004, the “Essence of Latinas” tour joined The Heart Truth—a national campaign for women about heart disease sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Latina-focused heart health information and bi-lingual resources will be provided in Houston, and at each stop of the tour.

The tour’s title sponsors include: Volvo Cars of North America, Deloitte, Eden Foods and Southwest Airlines.

Note: Sonia Manzano and Cathy Areu are available for press interviews and photo opportunities on May 7 and 8.

For more information, visit http://www.CatalinaMagazine.com/events.htm.

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Sesame Street Icon Sonia Manzano Hosts CATALINA Magazine’s 4th Annual ‘Essence of Latinas’ Event in Houston