After a fruitful 1998 of splendiferous Latin music from local musicians and visits from mayor international stars, the last year of this century has crept in slowly but the music scene looks promising as we enter the month of February.
The Conga Room, LA's premiere Latin music and dance supper club, will be celebrating their first anniversary on Thursday, February 18, with a reception headlined by Latin music legend Tito Puente. In less than a years time, the Conga Room has established itself as the foremost venue for Latin music in the city of Los Angeles and one of the primary live music clubs on the West Coast. Since its inauguration last year, the club has showcased some of the leading Latin music acts from Cuba, Puerto Rico, New York, Miami, and Los Angeles. The elegant club features a 4,000 square foot dance floor, two full bars, dining room, and a private VIP lounge. On Thursday, March 11, the Conga Room will be hosting a party honoring all the local radio personalities from public broadcasting radio in Los Angeles. More on this event next month. In addition, special celebrity events such as the Paul Rodríguez Comedy Showcase have become regular features and many other activities are in the works. For more info call (323) 938-1696.
Albert Torres Productions will be hosting a special event at the Sportsmen's Lodge in Studio City on February 19, featuring, direct from New York City, the legendary singers Johnny Pacheco and Hector Casanova. Johnny Polanco y su Conjunto Amistad will be backing the guest singers that evening as well as performing their own hot salsa music. For more information call (310) 450-8770.
Mexico's Taller Coreográfico de la UNAM, directed by Gloria Contreras, will be performing at the Luckman Theatre at the Harriet and...