AT&T Broadband and Showtime Present Nicholas Gonzalez Star of Resurrection Blvd for the 2001 Stand and Deliver Awards

- Show to Benefit Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico -



Apr 25, 2001, 01:00 ET from AT&T Broadband

    DALLAS, April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T Broadband and Showtime Networks will
 present Nicholas Gonzalez, star of the Showtime Original Series Resurrection
 Blvd., at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 2nd at the Majestic Theater, 1925 Elm
 Street in downtown Dallas for the 14th Annual Stand and Deliver Awards
 honoring Hispanic educators in Dallas Public Schools.
     The evening activities will begin at 6 p.m. with a VIP reception prior to
 the Cinco de Mayo performance of Culture: A Changing Landscape and the 14th
 Annual Stand and Deliver Awards.  The general public will also have an
 opportunity to see Nicholas at a post reception to be held at Club Liquid,
 2005 Greenville Avenue in Dallas beginning at 10 p.m.  Tickets to the post
 reception, also benefiting Ballet Folklorico are $10 and can be purchased at
 the event.
     AT&T Broadband and Showtime Networks are underwriting sponsors.  Proceeds
 from the event will be presented to the Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico to
 foster educational projects throughout the year.  Tickets to the awards
 ceremony and performance at the Majestic Theater range from $4-6 for the
 general public from Texas Tickets at 972/618-0230.  VIP tickets range from
 $50-$1,000 and can be purchased from the Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico
 office at 214/828-0181.
     In the first dramatic series to feature Latinos both in front and behind
 the camera, Resurrection Blvd features Nicholas Gonzalez as Alex Santiago.
 The Santiagos are a proud family with a long legacy of professional boxers who
 live in a single house in contemporary East Los Angeles.  Two new stars will
 join the series in recurring roles when its second season begins in June 2001.
 Brian A. Green ("Beverly Hills, 90210") and Leon Robinson ("Little Richard,"
 "The Temptations") will join the existing cast which includes Michael
 DeLorenzo ("New York Undercover," SHOWTIME's "The Wall"), Elizabeth Pena
 ("Lone Star," "La Bamba," "The Impostor"), Tony Plana ("JFK," "Picking Up The
 Pieces," SHOWTIME's "Noriega: God's Favorite"), Nicholas Gonzalez ("Dharma and
 Greg"), Ruth Livier ("Beverly Hills 90210"), Mauricio Mendoza ("Babylon 5"),
 Marisol Nichols ("National Lampoon's Vegas Vacation"), and Daniel Zacapa ("Odd
 Couple II," "Seven").  RESURRECTION BLVD. was created by Dennis E. Leoni
 ("Covington Cross," "The Commish") who also serves as executive producer.
 Jesus Salvador Trevino is the co-executive producer and Robert Eisele is the
 consulting producer.
     Resurrection Blvd. first premiered in June 2000 with a commitment of
 20 episodes and currently can be seen every Tuesday at 9 p.m. on Showtime on
 AT&T Broadband.
     "We are proud to be partners with Showtime Networks to honor Nicholas
 Gonzalez at the 14th Annual Stand and Deliver Awards benefiting the Anita N.
 Martinez Ballet Folklorico," said Paula Trustdorf, Senior Vice President of
 AT&T Broadband Dallas Region.  "Like Showtime, we think this event celebrates
 the diversity of our city and we congratulate the winners of this year's
 event."
     Before the event, Nicholas Gonzalez will surprise Sylvia Lopez, principal
 and Stand and Deliver Award honoree at 3 p.m. inside Raul Quintanilla Senior
 Middle School, 2700 Remond Dallas.  The school has achieved local recognition
 for providing a well-rounded supportive educational environment.
     AT&T Broadband serves more than 565,000 customers in the metropolitan
 Dallas area and provides free cable to more than 600 metroplex schools and
 free AT&T@Home Internet service to schools and libraries where the service has
 been deployed.  AT&T Broadband -- Dallas Region, in July of 1999 achieved an
 industry milestone by becoming the first cable system in history to provide
 digital cable service to more than 100,000 local customers.  AT&T Broadband is
 currently upgrading several communities' cable systems to state-of-the-art
 fiber optics.  The upgraded network provides customers with enhanced
 reliability and expanded programming options.  With administrative offices
 located in Dallas and service locations throughout the Region, the company
 employs nearly 1,500 local residents who provide customer care, technical
 support and other functions for customers.  The company also provides a host
 of advanced services through AT&T digital cable offerings and its high-speed,
 content-enriched cable Internet service AT&T@Home that provides service at up
 to 50 times the rate of standard dial-up telephone connections.  The world's
 leader in telecommunication services and technology, AT&T Broadband is also
 developing competitive local telephone service.
     Showtime Networks Inc. (SNI), which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Viacom
 Inc., owns the premium television networks SHOWTIME, THE MOVIE CHANNEL and
 FLIX.  SNI operates and manages the premium television network SUNDANCE
 CHANNEL, which is owned by SNI, Robert Redford and Universal Studios.  SNI
 also markets and distributes sports and entertainment events for exhibition to
 subscribers on a pay-per-view basis.
     The Stand and Deliver Awards founded in 1988 in cooperation with Dallas
 Public Schools recognize academic achievement and cultural excellence in the
 Hispanic community.  After a careful selection process in which students,
 teachers and administrators nominate their peers, a panel of esteemed judges
 from the community review applications, letters of reference and make final
 decisions.  The Stand and Deliver Awards honors two outstanding secondary and
 middle school Hispanic students and an outstanding Hispanic teacher and
 administrator.  Each high school student receives $1,000 scholarship and each
 middle school students receives a $500 U.S. Savings Bond.  The Anita N.
 Martinez Ballet Folklorico is considered the nation's largest professional
 ballet folklorico company.  Founded in 1975 the organization helps young
 people of all ages and ethnicity's understand and celebrate the Hispanic
 heritage.  Each year they perform for more than 350,000 people in community
 festivals, fundraisers and other education events.  More than 15,000 children
 attend the organizations bilingual education programs that are directed to the
 cultural education of pre-college students.
 
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    DALLAS, April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T Broadband and Showtime Networks will
 present Nicholas Gonzalez, star of the Showtime Original Series Resurrection
 Blvd., at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 2nd at the Majestic Theater, 1925 Elm
 Street in downtown Dallas for the 14th Annual Stand and Deliver Awards
 honoring Hispanic educators in Dallas Public Schools.
     The evening activities will begin at 6 p.m. with a VIP reception prior to
 the Cinco de Mayo performance of Culture: A Changing Landscape and the 14th
 Annual Stand and Deliver Awards.  The general public will also have an
 opportunity to see Nicholas at a post reception to be held at Club Liquid,
 2005 Greenville Avenue in Dallas beginning at 10 p.m.  Tickets to the post
 reception, also benefiting Ballet Folklorico are $10 and can be purchased at
 the event.
     AT&T Broadband and Showtime Networks are underwriting sponsors.  Proceeds
 from the event will be presented to the Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico to
 foster educational projects throughout the year.  Tickets to the awards
 ceremony and performance at the Majestic Theater range from $4-6 for the
 general public from Texas Tickets at 972/618-0230.  VIP tickets range from
 $50-$1,000 and can be purchased from the Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico
 office at 214/828-0181.
     In the first dramatic series to feature Latinos both in front and behind
 the camera, Resurrection Blvd features Nicholas Gonzalez as Alex Santiago.
 The Santiagos are a proud family with a long legacy of professional boxers who
 live in a single house in contemporary East Los Angeles.  Two new stars will
 join the series in recurring roles when its second season begins in June 2001.
 Brian A. Green ("Beverly Hills, 90210") and Leon Robinson ("Little Richard,"
 "The Temptations") will join the existing cast which includes Michael
 DeLorenzo ("New York Undercover," SHOWTIME's "The Wall"), Elizabeth Pena
 ("Lone Star," "La Bamba," "The Impostor"), Tony Plana ("JFK," "Picking Up The
 Pieces," SHOWTIME's "Noriega: God's Favorite"), Nicholas Gonzalez ("Dharma and
 Greg"), Ruth Livier ("Beverly Hills 90210"), Mauricio Mendoza ("Babylon 5"),
 Marisol Nichols ("National Lampoon's Vegas Vacation"), and Daniel Zacapa ("Odd
 Couple II," "Seven").  RESURRECTION BLVD. was created by Dennis E. Leoni
 ("Covington Cross," "The Commish") who also serves as executive producer.
 Jesus Salvador Trevino is the co-executive producer and Robert Eisele is the
 consulting producer.
     Resurrection Blvd. first premiered in June 2000 with a commitment of
 20 episodes and currently can be seen every Tuesday at 9 p.m. on Showtime on
 AT&T Broadband.
     "We are proud to be partners with Showtime Networks to honor Nicholas
 Gonzalez at the 14th Annual Stand and Deliver Awards benefiting the Anita N.
 Martinez Ballet Folklorico," said Paula Trustdorf, Senior Vice President of
 AT&T Broadband Dallas Region.  "Like Showtime, we think this event celebrates
 the diversity of our city and we congratulate the winners of this year's
 event."
     Before the event, Nicholas Gonzalez will surprise Sylvia Lopez, principal
 and Stand and Deliver Award honoree at 3 p.m. inside Raul Quintanilla Senior
 Middle School, 2700 Remond Dallas.  The school has achieved local recognition
 for providing a well-rounded supportive educational environment.
     AT&T Broadband serves more than 565,000 customers in the metropolitan
 Dallas area and provides free cable to more than 600 metroplex schools and
 free AT&T@Home Internet service to schools and libraries where the service has
 been deployed.  AT&T Broadband -- Dallas Region, in July of 1999 achieved an
 industry milestone by becoming the first cable system in history to provide
 digital cable service to more than 100,000 local customers.  AT&T Broadband is
 currently upgrading several communities' cable systems to state-of-the-art
 fiber optics.  The upgraded network provides customers with enhanced
 reliability and expanded programming options.  With administrative offices
 located in Dallas and service locations throughout the Region, the company
 employs nearly 1,500 local residents who provide customer care, technical
 support and other functions for customers.  The company also provides a host
 of advanced services through AT&T digital cable offerings and its high-speed,
 content-enriched cable Internet service AT&T@Home that provides service at up
 to 50 times the rate of standard dial-up telephone connections.  The world's
 leader in telecommunication services and technology, AT&T Broadband is also
 developing competitive local telephone service.
     Showtime Networks Inc. (SNI), which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Viacom
 Inc., owns the premium television networks SHOWTIME, THE MOVIE CHANNEL and
 FLIX.  SNI operates and manages the premium television network SUNDANCE
 CHANNEL, which is owned by SNI, Robert Redford and Universal Studios.  SNI
 also markets and distributes sports and entertainment events for exhibition to
 subscribers on a pay-per-view basis.
     The Stand and Deliver Awards founded in 1988 in cooperation with Dallas
 Public Schools recognize academic achievement and cultural excellence in the
 Hispanic community.  After a careful selection process in which students,
 teachers and administrators nominate their peers, a panel of esteemed judges
 from the community review applications, letters of reference and make final
 decisions.  The Stand and Deliver Awards honors two outstanding secondary and
 middle school Hispanic students and an outstanding Hispanic teacher and
 administrator.  Each high school student receives $1,000 scholarship and each
 middle school students receives a $500 U.S. Savings Bond.  The Anita N.
 Martinez Ballet Folklorico is considered the nation's largest professional
 ballet folklorico company.  Founded in 1975 the organization helps young
 people of all ages and ethnicity's understand and celebrate the Hispanic
 heritage.  Each year they perform for more than 350,000 people in community
 festivals, fundraisers and other education events.  More than 15,000 children
 attend the organizations bilingual education programs that are directed to the
 cultural education of pre-college students.
 
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