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Puerto Rican film Classic “Maruja” at Casabe Houses – Thursday, March 17, 2pm



The Puerto Rican film classic stars the bombshell Marta Romero and what would become an all-star cast. See Cortijo and his Combo performing with Ismael Rivera. Music by Bobby Capo. 1959. Spanish, not subtitled. Thursday, March 17 at 2pm. At Casabe Houses, 150 East 121st Street, between Lexington and Third Avenues. For more information: 212.410.6030. Not to be missed!

¡Sammy Ayala’s 75th Birthday!


SOB’S Concerts
& Aurora Communications invite you to celebrate:

¡Sammy Ayala’s 75th Birthday!
Friday, February 22, 2008

An original, co-founding member of Cortijo y su Combo, singer/songwriter Sammy Ayala was part of the first all-black orchestra featured over Puerto Rican television daily in 1954 ….. ten years BEFORE the civil rights act was signed into Congress in the U.S. Rafael Cortijo’s group fused the music of the great Antilles, crossing color and economic divides, to pave the way for the upbeat salsa music we enjoy today.

Active in his senior years, Sammy Ayala is a member of Zon del Barrio alongside Yomo Toro who will be celebrating Sammy’s birthday. Read their bios @ www.zondelbarrio.com.

Take a look, hear the music, and i’m sure you’ll agree that Sammy’s life makes for an inspirational evening.

204 Varick St @ W Houston

DIRECTIONS: IRT #1 Train to Houston St or IND Trains A B C D E F to West 4

Doors open at 6.00 pm Shows are at 8.00 pm & 10.00 pm
ADMISSION $12 FROM 6-8PM & $15.00 AFTER 8.00 PM