Oxnard College Presents Rick Najera’s Latino Thought Makers Holiday Special on Wednesday, Dec 7
Nationally Recognized Stage Show to Feature Broadway’s Bianca Marroquin, Last Comic Standing’s Francisco Ramos and Inspirational Comedian Ernie G
In collaboration with the Ventura County Community College District and Oxnard College, Rick Najera’s Latino Thought Makers Holiday Special will take place on Wednesday, December 7, 2016, at 7pm, as the second show in the fourth season of the production’s residency at Oxnard College (4000 South Rose Avenue, Oxnard, CA).
This year’s LTM Holiday Special will feature a live musical performance by Bianca Marroquin who has played the role of Roxie Hart in Chicago on Broadway, appeared on Dancing with the Stars (ABC), Pequenos Gigantes (Univision) and In the Heights, and served as a judge on Mira Quien Baila (Univision). Bianca’s performance will be accompanied by musician Bill Meyer. Also joining the holiday event are special guest comedians Francisco Ramos (Last Comic Standing, Netflix, and Comedy Central) and Ernie G. (Comedy Central, B.E.T., Mun2, and Good Day LA). Award-winning actor/writer/director Rick Najera (CBS, Hulu’s East Los High, Mad TV, and In Living Color) will host the event.
The Latino Thought Makers Series is a nationally recognized forum that showcases the careers of prominent Latinos in Hollywood. Featured actors and notable guests have included Edward James Olmos, Danny Trejo, Josefina Lopez, Luis Guzman, Esai Morales, Emilio Rivera, Lisa Vidal, Marco Antonio Regil, the family of Cesar Chavez, Carlos Portugal and his cast from Hulu’s East Los High, and many more. “Oxnard College is proud to host this innovative series, which is both inspirational for our students and a great resource for our community,” says Oxnard College President Dr. Cynthia E. Azari. “Latino Thought Makers showcases critical thinking as it relates to entertainment and education and provides the audience an opportunity to be a part of a greater dialogue. The Board of Trustees is enthusiastic about making this possible,” adds VCCCD Chancellor Bernard Luskin.
Latino Thought Makers Holiday Special will take place at Oxnard College Performing Arts Building on Wednesday, December 7 at 7pm at 4000 S. Rose Ave, Oxnard, CA 93033. Doors open at 6:30pm. The event is open to the public. Entrance and parking are FREE. A $5 donation is suggested to benefit the Oxnard College Foundation supporting student scholarships in the arts. Register for TICKETS on EVENTBRITE to receive priority admission.
Remaining 4th Season Latino Thought Makers (2016-2017 ) show dates include:
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 – Holiday Concert Special
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 – Legendary Labor Leader/Activist Dolores Huerta
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 – Latino Thought Maker Awards Cinco de Mayo Special
For more information on Latino Thought Makers, please visit Latino Thought Makers
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