Hispanic Arts, Culture & Education 

Hispanic Arts Council of St. Louis

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Hispanic Arts Council of 


St. Louis


PROMOTING THE EXCELLENCE OF THE HISPANIC CULTURE THROUGH ARTS & EDUCATION!



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CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS AT THE SHELDON WITH THE SPANISH HARLEM ORCHESTRA!


The Sheldon and the Hispanic Arts Council of St. Louis present Spanish Harlem Orchestra, “Salsa Navidad,” Friday, December 8 at 8 p.m. in the perfect acoustics of the Sheldon Concert Hall. Celebrate the holidays with this 13-piece Latin jazz band that sets the standard for excellence in authentic, New York style, hard core salsa. They are known for their musically precise, yet fresh and exciting take on the music.


Two-time, Grammy-winning Spanish Harlem Orchestra have appeared at many of the great performing arts centers, festivals and venues around the world. “Salsa Navidad” is a show dedicated to classic Latino/Spanish music as well as American Christmas favorites done in a Latin/salsa style. Part of the show features the Puerto Rican Christmas style known as “Aguinaldo,” which reflects the spirit and cultural essence of the Caribbean. The program also features the ensemble’s non-holiday, original music for which they have become so well known.


The world-class musicians and vocalists of the Spanish Harlem Orchestra have earned acclaim for their on-stage energy, rich sound and musical precision. Now in its fourteenth year, the band is known for their raw, organic and vintage sound. The orchestra recently released their fifth album, featuring two of America’s great jazz icons, pianist Chick Corea and saxophonist Joe Lovano. They are on a mission to keep the musical legacy of salsa dura, “hard salsa,” alive, and expand its audience to anyone who loves great music. Grounded in the past, while focused on the future, The Spanish Harlem Orchestra strives to keep the music relevant, while creating a unique sound with a fresh approach.


Single tickets are $40 orchestra/$35 balcony. Tickets are on sale now through MetroTix at 314-534-1111, through The Sheldon’s website at TheSheldon.org, or in person at The Fox Theatre Box Office, 534 N. Grand Blvd. For a VIP concert experience, All-Access tickets are available by calling   314-533-9900, ext. 17. For more information, call The Sheldon at 314-533-9900 or visit TheSheldon.org. The Sheldon is located at 3648 Washington Boulevard

St. Louis, MO 63108.


DISCOUNT TICKETS AVAILABLE AT $10.00!!! SEE FLYER FOR DISCOUNT CODE!



Take Action: Tell Congress Now is the Time to Protect Dreamers

Congress must act now and pass legislation, like the bipartisan Dream Act, to protect Dreamers from deportation. There are 3
related Bills from Republicans and Democrats in Congress which you can support writing your legislatures:


-H.R.3440: Dream Act
Sponsor: Rep. Roybal-Allard, Lucille [D-CA-40]
Introduced: 7/26/2017
Introduced in House (7/26/2017)


-H.R.3591: American Hope Act
Sponsor: Rep. Gutierrez, Luis V. [D-IL-4]
Introduced: 7/28/2017
Introduced in House (7/28/2017)


-S.1615: Dream Act
(bipartisan, supported by Sen. Durbin, [D-IL])
Sponsor: Sen. Graham, Lindsey [R-SC]
Introduced: 7/20/2017
Introduced in Senate (7/20/2017)


The President’s decision to end DACA has endangered the lives of nearly 800,000 Dreamers, who were brought to this country as children. These young people are integral to our country, communities, and economy. An overwhelming majority of the American public agree that granting legal status to Dreamers is the right thing to do.

Join AILA (American Immigration Lawyers Association) in telling Congress to act now on legislation to protect Dreamers. Take Action today, visit the AILA link below and sign the letters to your legislatures  :http://www.aila.org/takeaction#/40



HISPANIC ARTS COUNCIL OF ST LOUIS AWARDED ITS JOHN F. GARGANIGO SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FOR THE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY 'PUERTAS COLLEGE PREP STUDENTS ON MAY 1st. 2017.

On May 1st 2017, HAC awarded its John F. Garganigo Scholarships to 6 Hispanic students who took part of the Washington University Puertas (Door to College) College Prep Outreach Program working with underserved Hispanic students in south St. Louis. The students who received the award worked for a year alongside Washington Univ. tutors doing intensive ACT prep, and the college readiness and access program, who helped them apply to scholarship, write essays, and complete college applications. All the students are first generation of Hispanics going to college. The awarded students are (from left to right): Vivian Garcia, Oscar Moreno, Jessica Barreras, Rigoberto Ramirez, Mr. Pedro Romero accepting on behalf of his son Peter Romero, Wash Univ tutors Carol and Ashley, and Ms. Sandra Knight, Board Member of the Hispanic Arts Council of St. Louis. Not present was Karla Flores, since she was unable to attend. HAC congratulates the recipients and thanks the JFG Scholarship sponsors, Anheuser Busch Co. and Wash Univ Romance Languages & Literatures Department for their scholarship support.



ST. LOUIS CARDINALS HONORED PRESIDENT OF HISPANIC ARTS COUNCIL VIRGINIA BRAXS WITH THE MBL 'SEAT 21' AWARD WHICH IS GIVEN TO A COMMUNITY LEADER WHO EMBODIES THE ROBERTO CLEMENTE'S HUMANITARIAN SPIRIT, WHILE AWARDING ALL STAR PLAYER ADAM WAINWRIGHT WITH THE NOMINATION FOR THE NATIONAL MBL 'ROBERTO CLEMENTE AWARD' ON SEPTEMBER 13th, 2016 DURING A PRE-GAME CEREMONY.


ST. LOUIS (News release) – This year, Major League Baseball has designated a seat in each ballpark, known as SEAT 21, to a well-known or local hero who embodies the humanitarian spirit of Roberto Clemente. Cardinals SEAT 21 Honoree, Virginia Braxs, currently serves as the President and Treasurer of the Hispanic Arts Council of St. Louis (HAC). The Council is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to promoting the excellence of the Hispanic culture through arts and education. Ms. Braxs has dedicated her life to providing opportunities for the Hispanic community through her work at the Hispanic Arts Council and has been an ambassador to the Hispanic Community for the Cardinals since 2013. Ms. Braxs was recognized alongside Wainwright during the Sept 13tht’s ceremony before the game against the Chicago Cubs.


Pitcher Adam Wainwright was named the St. Louis Cardinals 2016 nominee for the prestigious national Roberto Clemente Award in the same on-field ceremony. The Roberto Clemente Award is the annual recognition of a player from each MLB Club who best represents the game of baseball through extraordinary character, community involvement, philanthropy and positive contributions, both on and off the field. It is the most prominent individual player award bestowed by MLB. Through his charitable foundation, Big League Impact, Wainwright has raised more than $1 million to help provide basic needs for individuals in St. Louis and around the world. Previous Cardinals to win the Roberto Clemente Award include Carlos Beltran (2013), Albert Pujols (2008), Ozzie Smith (1995), and Lou Brock (1975).  See more pictures CLICKING HERE!


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Anheuser-Busch Co. and Lambda Theta Nu Sorority Inc. are our main sponsors at the 'Benefactores' level.


WE ARE PROUD TO HAVE AS PARTNERS:


The Sheldon Concert Hall has been our partner since 1998!


The Classical Guitar Society of St. Louis has been partnering with HAC for many years now.




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The Hispanic Arts Council of St Louis is  a 501 (c) (3) tax exempt organization. Thank you for contributing to our Latino Scholarship Fund!