May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month – a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. A rather broad term, Asian-Pacific encompasses all of the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia (New Guinea, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji and the Solomon Islands), Micronesia (Marianas, Guam, Wake Island, Palau, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Nauru and the Federated States of Micronesia) and Polynesia (New Zealand, Hawaiian Islands, Rotuma, Midway Islands, Samoa, American Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Cook Islands, French Polynesia and Easter Island).
Like most commemorative months, Asian-Pacific Heritage Month originated in a congressional bill.
“Semblanza Latinoamericana” is a celebration of Latin American culture through music and dance. A collection of distinguished musicians and several dance companies entertain audiences this Saturday October 17th at 8PM and Sunday at 3PM in a production produced by Tierra Blanca Arts Center.
It will be a spectacular program of music and dance which celebrates the cultures, traditions and folklore of Latin American countries: Argentina , Bolivia , Brazil , Colombia , Ecuador , El Salvador , Guatemala , Mexico , Peru , Uruguay , all of which have made cultural contributions to the most ethnically diverse city on earth, Los Angeles
This event is taking place in Los Angeles at the Theatre Center, 514 S. Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90013.
ADMISSION: $20. Students and seniors $15.
RESERVATIONS: (213) 489-0994 ext. 107.
This month celebrates several heritages:
- German-American Heritage Month
- National Italian-American Heritage Month
- Polish-American Heritage Month
*Latin/Hispanic Heritage Month runs from September 15th to October 15th.