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AARP Presents Latino Music Celebrities at First National Hispanic Event

Luis Fonsi, Jose Feliciano, Arturo Sandoval, Gloria Estefan and Los Rayos Gamma Among the Many Celebrities Confirmed to Participate

For Immediate Release

Contact: AARP Media Relations, 202-434-2560, media@aarp.org

AARP, one of the world's largest member organizations, today announced some of the biggest names in the Latino music industry will be performing at the first ever national Hispanic event, Feria de la Segunda Juventud (Festival of the Second Youth), on May 5-6, 2007, at the Puerto Rico Convention Center in San Juan.

The concert schedule is:

Saturday, May 5, 6-8 PM
Luis Fonsi and Los Rayos Gamma:
Luis Fonsi, a popular recording artist with five gold Spanish-language albums and two Latin Grammy Award nominations, and Los Rayos Gamma, Puerto Rico's most beloved political satire troupe, will provide a night of heart-touching ballads and big laughs.

Sunday, May 6, 6-9 PM
Jose Feliciano, Arturo Sandoval and Ballet Hispanico:
Performances by legendary artists, Jose Feliciano, acclaimed by critics worldwide as "the greatest living guitarist" and Arturo Sandoval, a renowned classical artist, are sure to make this an unforgettable evening. In addition, the audience will get to enjoy Ballet Hispanico, which is recognized around the world as the foremost dance interpreter of Hispanic culture in the United States.

"We are thrilled to present such amazing talent to our membership, of which 1.2 million are Hispanic, and the entire Puerto Rican community," said AARP President Erik Olsen. "These exciting performances combined with the informative and inspirational content of the sessions will make this event a great success."

A "can't miss" panel discussion on important issues facing Latinas will take place on May , 2007, from 9-11 AM, and will feature Gloria Estefan and Miss Universe winners, Zuleyka Rivera, Denise Quinones, and Deborah Carthy Deu.

Feria de la Segunda Juventud is packed full of celebrity speakers, others include Don Francisco, Dr. Nancy Alvarez, Chi Chi Rodriguez, Don Miguel Ruiz, Giovanna Huyke, Awilda Carbia, Alba Nydia Diaz and Angela Meyer. Sessions will address issues of concern to the Hispanic community including healthcare, fitness and more.

About AARP

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization that helps people 50+ have independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial and affordable to them and society as a whole. AARP produces AARP The Magazine, published bimonthly; AARP Bulletin, its monthly newspaper; AARP Segunda Juventud, its bimonthly magazine in Spanish and English; NRTA Live & Learn, its quarterly newsletter for 50+ educators; and the website, www.aarp.org. AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection, and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. We have staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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