MEDIA ADVISORY/DAYBOOK ITEM

TONIGHT: Wed., Dec. 8. 2010 starting at 7:00 PM

IRISH-MEXICAN ALLIANCE event in support of JOURNALISTS' RIGHTS

NYC concert to raise funds for Committee to Protect Journalists

 

WHAT:

In a display of journalistic and musical solidarity, THE IRISH-MEXICAN ALLIANCE will hold a concert on Wed., Dec. 8 to raise funds for the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), which is raising awareness of the plight of journalists who are being killed, intimidated and forced to seek asylum in the U.S. while reporting on the Narco War across the U.S. border in Mexico.

 

WHO:

Speakers include Rubén Blades, the legendary Panama-born salsa singer, actor, and former Panamanian Minister of Culture, journalist Pete Hamill and author and event organizer TJ English

Musical acts include NY-area bands Celtic Cross, Joe Hurley’s Rogues March, Larry Kirwan of Black 47, and Celtic singer/songwriter Ashley Davis. El Paso-Juárez area band Frontera Bugalú and Mariachi Aguila y Plata 

 

WHEN: Wed., Dec 8, 2010, from 7-11 PM

 

WHERE: Klub 45, upstairs at Connelly’s Pub at 121 W. 45th Street, near New York’s Times Square. (212) 597–5126  connollys45st@nyct.net

 

Additonal details:  The event is sponsored by Irish American Writers & Artists, Inc.  For more information on THE IRISH-MEXICAN ALLIANCE visit the IAW&A website and blog page at www.i-am-wa.org.  The suggested donation for the event is $30.

  

MEDIA interested in covering the event should contact:

John Lee     johnlee@johnleemedia.com     917-653-3444


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