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9th Annual International Hispanic Awards Will Present The “Sol Azteca” in Indian Wells Black-tie affair has earned National recognition as a “Cultural Bridge”

Re: 9th Annual International Hispanic Awards

Renaissance Esmeralda Resort

44-400 Indian Wells Lane

Indian Wells, Calif. 92210

Saturday, February 19th, 2005 6PM – 10Pm Black-tie or Military Uniform 342-2565

The awards committee for the 9th Annual International Hispanic Awards announced the recipients of the prestigious “Sol Azteca” for their February 19th, 2005 event scheduled for the Renaissance Esmeralda Resort. The award recipients are nominated by community service organizations, sponsors, students and community members. This years awardees as in past years will reflect the community as a whole. These are individuals who often times inspire quietly and contribute to the Hispanic community generously with their time and knowledge. They will join the ranks of other exemplary community leaders and service providers who have been honored before them. Together, the 2005 recipients represent over 475 years of community service.

The International Hispanic Awards is honored to have the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, Time-Warner Cable, Guaranty Bank, Wells Fargo Bank , Senator Jim Battin, Assemblywoman Bonnie Garcia, Desert Regional Medical Center, Holiday Inn express and Hispanic Image Marketing Network as the sponsors for the 9th annual event. The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, Time-Warner Cable and Jim Battin are founding sponsors that have sponsored the event for nine years.

The following individuals are being honored with the “Sol Azteca”, George Arraya, Desert Sands Unified School District, Araceli Ayala, Centro Esperanza, Coachella, Jim Battin, California State Senator, Maestro Edwin R. Benachowski and Marilyn Benachowski, Indian Wells Desert Symphony, Joseph Abelardo Daily, Deputy Riverside County District Attorney, Darlene Dolan, Coachella Valley Arts Alliance, Cynthia Flores, Assistant Dean, Cal State San Bernardino, Juan Carlos Frey, Actor/Director, Henry Guerrero, California Highway Patrolman, Enrique Jacome, M.D., Elvira Murillo, Coachella Institute for Vocational Independent Living, Rose Tijerina Swearingen, Life’s Journey Center, Leo Cesar Marcus, International Journalist, George Williams, Attorney, John Mealey, Coachella Valley Housing Coalition. The following organizations are also being honored: Elmer’s Restaurant, Indio, Hispanic Digital Network, Miami, Florida, Time Warner Cable, Desert Cities Division.

The entertainment for the evening will be the distinguished guitarist Anthony Arizaga who will perform songs featured in his “Guitarra Del Sol”, “Viva La Guitarra” and The Anthony Arizaga “Latin Romance” Collection CD’s. Mr. Arizaga is in huge demand and we are very pleased to have him honor us with his presentation. The lively, colorful and vibrant duo Los Galantes will also perform selections from their CD during the event.

The International Hispanic Awards committee is always honored to have the presence of members of the community. Please join us in honoring the “Sol Azteca” recipients with your presence. The event has tables of ten available for $750 and individual tickets for $75. The event always sells out and tables are positioned on a first come first served basis. This is an event founded by La Prensa Hispana Newspaper, it is always enjoyed by everyone and has earned the recognition and distinction of being the “Cultural Bridge” in our communities. We thank you for your consideration to be with us for this memeorable event. Ticket information is available at 760-342-2565 or 760-342-7511. E-mail at: laprehis@aol.com Web-page at www.internationalhispanicawards.com