Ana Maria Canseco, Star of Univision Morning Program 'Despierta America' to Host White House Cinco de Mayo Celebration.Entertainment Editors
MIAMI--(ENTERTAINMENT WIRE)--May 2, 2002
Ana Maria Canseco Ana Maria Canseco is the co-host of the hugely-popular Univision morning talk show Despierta América every weekday morning. She also serves as guest host on the network's afternoon talk show El Gordo y La Flaca. She is of Mexican decent. , the talented co-host of Univision's "Despierta America," the number-one rated morning show on Spanish-language television, will be acting as master of ceremonies at the Cinco de Mayo Cinco de Mayo
(Spanish; “Fifth of May”)
Mexican holiday commemorating the Mexican victory over the French at Puebla in 1862. The French army, better-equipped and far larger than the Mexican army, had been sent by Napoleon III to conquer Mexico. celebration to be held at the White House this Friday, May 3.
The festivities fes·tiv·i·ty
n. pl. fes·tiv·i·ties
1. A joyous feast, holiday, or celebration; a festival.
2. The pleasure, joy, and gaiety of a festival or celebration.
3. will be presided over by President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush, and will commence in the East Room of the White House.
Present at the White House's Cinco de Mayo celebration will be the Ambassador of Mexico to the U.S., His Excellency Juan Jose Bremer Martino, as well as a variety of well-known Latin acts such as Mexican "ranchera The ranchera is a genre of the traditional music of Mexico. Although closely associated with the mariachi groups which evolved in Jalisco in the post-revolutionary period, rancheras are also played today by norteño (or Conjunto) or banda (or Duranguense) groups. " singer Pedro Fernandez, the Mariachi Campanas de America Campanas de America is an innovative twelve-piece musical ensemble mariachi band founded in 1978 in San Antonio, Texas. The band (Bells of America in English) was named after Belle Ortiz, the wife of the band's musical director and manager, Juan Ortiz. of San Antonio, and the Ollimpaxqui Ballet Company from Dallas.
Canseco stated, "I'm very excited and honored to be visiting the White House for the very first time. I feel it's a great opportunity to be able to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with President Bush and the millions of Mexican Americans who live in this country."
Ana Maria Canseco has co-hosted "Despierta America" since its debut in 1997. Along with the other members of the show, she has helped to make it one of Univision's highest-rated programs and the favorite choice of Hispanic viewers in the morning. "Despierta America" airs Monday through Friday from 7:00 to 10:00 a.m. (Eastern Standard Time).
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