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Cal State Fullerton to Co-Host O.C. Mariachi Festival

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November 13, 2003 :: No. 105

Who: Cal State Fullerton joins the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Orange County in co-hosting the 5th Annual O.C. Mariachi Festival, Becas Para Los Jóvenes, to raise scholarship funds and donations for Hispanic youth in Orange County.
   
When / Where: 4-7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 22, in Titan Stadium
   
Activities: Laura Diaz, KCBS-TV news anchor, will emcee the festival, which will feature performances by top mariachi performers and other entertainers, including: José Julián, Melinda, Mariachi Imperial de México, Mariachi Tlaquepaque, Ballet Folklorico Imagenes De México, Brianna, Maureen, Mariachi Anacatlán, Rhythmo Mariachi Kids and Francisco Cadena and Esteban Escobedo Floriadores.
   
Background: The annual event supports the Future Scholars program, which provides scholarship funds for first-time college freshman that have disadvantaged backgrounds.
   
Quote:

“Cal State Fullerton had been looking into beginning a similar event to raise money for scholarships,” said Silas Abrego, associate vice president for student affairs. “We are proud to join the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Orange County to co-host the festival this year and continue to highlight this important aspect of Hispanic culture. The festival features several nationally recognized mariachis and it promises to be a very entertaining night.”

   
Tickets:

Tickets range from $15-45 and are available for purchase by phone at 657-278-CSUF or on the web at http://www.ocmariachifestival.org. Tickets also will be available at the gate before the event.

   
Media Contact:

Ginger Dollarhide of Vista Adelante Marketing at (909) 980-6133
Elizabeth Martin of CSUF Public Affairs at 657-278-3798 or emartin@fullerton.edu

 


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