Hennessy-Resurrection Blvd. Celebration Attracts Top Names In Latino Entertainment

More Than 400 Guests Gather for Hennessy Cognac

Donation to Local AIDS Charity

Oct 14, 2002, 01:00 ET from Hennessy

    LOS ANGELES, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Last Saturday, Hennessy Cognac
 honored Showtime Television drama series, "Resurrection Blvd.," at the Park
 Plaza Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.  Hosted by creator and executive
 producer, Dennis Leoni, the Hennessy celebration of Latino artists in the
 entertainment industry paid tribute to the groundbreaking significance of this
 nationally acclaimed cable drama series now in its third season.  The
 international Cognac producer, Hennessy made a $10,000 donation to local AIDS
 charity, Las Memorias, as part of the event.
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     "This was a true celebration of Latinos in entertainment," said Larry
 Greifer, senior vice president of Entertainment Marketing for Hennessy Cognac.
 "The industry came out to salute the achievements of this great show and the
 people who make it possible."
     The cast of "Resurrection Blvd."; including Michael DeLorenzo, Nicholas
 Gonzalez and Tony Plana, joined the festivities, as well as Maria Conchita
 Alonso, Esai Morales, Adam Rodriguez, Jacob Vargas, Danny Trejo, Mia St. John
 Rosales, and Shelly Morrison.
     The celebrities also gathered for the presentation of Hennessy's $10,000
 donation to the local AIDS charity, Las Memorias, which was founded in 1983 to
 create change and awareness about the impact of HIV/AIDS in the Latino
     Hennessy's "Resurrection Blvd." celebration took place at LA's historical
 Park Plaza Hotel originally built in 1925 for the Elk's Club.  The event was
 accompanied by the Latin & Jazz sounds of Santa Monica-based band "Bad Dog No
     With its third season underway, "Resurrection Blvd." is making
 entertainment history as the first and longest-running Latino-supported
 dramatic series ever to run on American Television.  "Resurrection Blvd." airs
 weekly on Wednesday's at 10:45 PM ET/PT on Showtime.
     Hennessy Cognac is imported by Schieffelin & Somerset Co., a joint-venture
 company between Moet - Hennessy and Diageo.
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