[MKE - Indymedia] Upcoming Milw events: Bahía (Caribbean jazz) on 6/8; Coal. Mtg. 6/13, Ven. Amb. on 6/15, Pastors Caravan send off 6/24

Art Heitzer aheitzer at igc.org
Tue Jun 6 20:01:48 PDT 2006

News issued by: Wisconsin Coalition to Normalize Relations with Cuba
633 W. Wisconsin Ave. Suite 1410, Milwaukee, WI 53203
(414) 273-1040 ext. 12; cubawifriends at mindspring.com
Check out our website: www.wicuba.org

Upcoming events in Milw. Area:

Alterra's Latin music performance series begins Thurs. June 8th with Bahía
(Caribbean jazz), at the Lake (Michigan, 1701 N. Lincoln Memorial Dr.)
(Details below, include the summer whole schedule)

Cuba Coalition Monthly Meeting (June 13, 7pm) at CUMC, 639 N. 25th St. at
Wisconsin Ave. (we'll discuss recent developments, make final plans for the
PFP Caravan collections and Celebration/Benefit), and plan our future
educational & cultural events.

Pastors for Peace Caravan to Cuba collections can be brought to CUMC at the
meeting (above); or M-F 9am - 3pm (best to call in advance, 344-1600), or
right after Sun. 9:30 am worship service (ends c.10:30am). We prefer to get
the goods, to pack & label, by or on Sat. June 17th. Call 964-0350 for

Pastors for Peace Caravan Send off, from Milwaukee to Cuba! Sat. June 24,
5-7pm at Club Timbuktu, 520 E. Center St., Milwaukee. Music, food, with
featured speaker Rev. Tom Smith, Board President of Pastors for Peace/IFCO,
and Pastor of Pittsburgh's Monumental Baptist Church, and Executive Dir. of
the House of David. Please come, celebrate and send off the Caravan, with a
cash donation for its humanitarian mission of civil disobedience to help
defend our right to travel.  Details see www.ifconews.org

And, Please note this event on WI-Venezuelan relations:

Venezuelan Ambassador to visit Milwaukee in historic trip, Thurs. June 15th

Bernardo Alvarez, Ambassador of Venezuela to the U.S., will visit
Milwaukee on Thursday, June 15th, 2006. He will be accompanied by the
governor of the Venezuelan state of Lara, Luis Reyes Reyes, and the
mayor of the city of Carora, Julio Chavez. They are traveling from
Venezuela to visit Milwaukee in support of the Milwaukee-Carora Sister
City proposal.

A reception in honor of their visit will be held at 3pm at Milwaukee's
City Hall, in the Common Council Chambers. The reception is open to
the public, with free food, drink, and Latin music.

That evening, all three will speak on a panel hosted by the Institute
of World Affairs and Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies,
both at UW-Milwaukee. It will take place at 7pm in the Wisconsin Room
of the UWM Union, located at 2200 E. Kenwood, in Milwaukee. This event
is free and open to the public.

For more information, send an email to mkecircle at gmail.com, or call
(414) 507-3745.


Contact: Al Liu, Director of Culture & Communications
Telephone: 414.273.3747
E-mail: aliu at alterracoffee.com

Música del Lago
 Series Returns
Alterra to host Latin music performance series

Alterra Coffee Roasters is pleased to announce the second annual Música
del Lago, a six-part summer performance series that features
professional-level Latin music groups primarily from the Milwaukee area.
The free, outdoor concerts will be held every other Thursday evening at
7pm, starting on June 8th.


June 8th: Bahía (Caribbean jazz)
June 22nd: Caché (Afro-Caribbean/Latin jazz)
July 6th: De La Buena (Afro-Caribbean/Latin jazz)
July 20th: Luciano Antonio & Brazilian Jazz Guys (Brazilian jazz)
August 3rd: Punto De Vista (salsa)
August 17th: 4-K-Torce (Dominican merengue & bachata)

Música del Lago is part of an ongoing effort by Alterra to educate our
customers and the public about coffee and the cultures of the many
people who produce it. Over the past five years, Alterra has hosted
multiple events that showcase a specific coffee-growing country or
region, and this series will highlight several of the many musical
traditions of Latin America. Música del Lago will complement the
Florentine at the Lake series that Alterra is presenting with the
Florentine Opera six times this summer.

All performances will be held at Alterra at the Lake, 1701 N. Lincoln
Memorial Drive. Limited parking is available in the lot behind the café,
though attendees are strongly encouraged to park in the free, public
marina parking lot across the street. In the event of inclement weather,
a concert will be rescheduled either for September 7th or September 14th.

Guests are welcome to enjoy their food and drinks outside, either on the
patio or on the adjacent grassy area. In addition to coffee,
espresso-based beverages, and baked goods, the lakefront café serves a
variety of sandwiches, soups, and salads. This summer Alterra will
operate an outdoor concession tent so that attendees of both Música del
Lago and Florentine at the Lake do not have to go into the café to
purchase refreshments.

Música del Lago is co-sponsored by the Center for Latin American and
Caribbean Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, with additional
assistance from Latino Arts, Inc, of the United Community Center

Headquartered on the East Side, Alterra Coffee Roasters has supplied
Milwaukee with fresh-roasted specialty coffees since 1993. The company
operates six retail locations in the metropolitan area and supplies more
than 400 wholesale accounts in Wisconsin and the Upper Midwest. Alterra
is committed to developing open, respectful relationships with partners
in both the local and global communities.

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