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August 30, 2005
  • Asonahores Trade Exhibition
  • Tennis at Casa de Campo
  • An organ for the Basilica
  • Presidente Beer Festival
Asonahores Trade Exhibition
Leading annual exhibition of hotels and suppliers to the tourism industry. The 19th Hotel & Restaurant Association Annual Trade Exhibition event will take place Wednesday, 31 August through Saturday, 3 September at the Dominican Fiesta Hotel and is open to the general public. The general public schedule of the exhibition is Thursday, 1 September 2005 from 3 to 10 pm, Friday, 2 September from 3 to 10 pm and Saturday, 3 September, from 10 to 6 pm.
Tennis at Casa de Campo
The traditional annual Casa de Campo International Tennis Tournament, in its 28th year, will take place at Casa de Campo's La Terraza tennis courts this coming 1 to 4 September. The event this year is sponsored by Proseguros, the insurance branch of Banco del Progreso, Casa de Campo, Central Romana Corporation, Heineken, American Express, Pepsi, Agua Fiji, Wilson, Verizon and Gatorade. Over 130 tennis players are coming from Aruba, Bonaire, Colombia, Costa Rica, Curacao, Guatemala, Italy, Puerto Rico, Spain, St. Croix (US Virgin Islands) and the United States for the event. Some 80 players have confirmed from Puerto Rico alone. These will join approximately 120 local players.
An organ for the Basilica
The Punta Cana Group donated a Rodgers professional grade organ to the Basilica Nuestra Senora de la Altagracia, in Higuey, capital of the province of La Altagracia. The organ offers a true pipe organ quality console and cutting-edge, stereophonic sampled, imaged stereophonic pipe organ sound. The Punta Cana Group invited organist William Shaffer, director of Central Music, Inc. in Miami to give the inaugural organ concert. In addition to solo renditions by Schaffer, the Coral Orfeon of Santiago accompanied the organ music. The event coincided with celebrations for the anniversary of the coronation of the Lady of High Grace virgin in Higuey. Bishop of La Altagracia, Nicanor Pena thanked the Rainieri Family for the donation.
Presidente Beer Festival
Presidente Beer Latin Music Festival organizers have announced that Negros, Sergio Vargas, Pavel, Eddy Herrera, Los Hermanos Rosario, Rubby Perez, Hector Acosta and Krisspy, are on the program, as reported in El Caribe. The Festival kicks off at the Juan Pablo Duarte Olympic Stadium on Friday, 14 October at 6 pm. It will continue on the evenings of the 15th and 16th. The Festival is in its 6th version. Throughout previous events in the past nine years, some 65 artists have participated in the 15 nights showcasing some of the best of Latin and Dominican talent. The company has not yet announced who will be its international stars. The names of Marc Anthony, Franco de Vita, Diego Torres and Julieta Venegas have been mentioned.
For updates, see http://festivalpresidente.com.do/

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