An all new Ñ Beat this weekend!
This week's Ñ Beat will profile men and women who exemplify their Latino heritage through the art of comedy and dance. THE Ñ Beat will air Saturday, June 23 at 6pm with an encore presentation on Saturday, June 30 at 2:30pm. THE Ñ Beat is an Emmy Award winning program celebrating the accomplishments of Chicago’s Latino community.
The Ñ Beat is hosted by Theresa Gutierrez, with special contributions by ABC 7’s John Garcia and Stacey Baca. “I love doing the Ñ Beat because it allows us to cover interesting people and subjects in a half hour format,” said Theresa Gutierrez. “This new Ñ Beat will inspire you to both laugh and dance because it's all about music, dance, art, and comedy.”
THE Ñ BEAT shines the spotlight on some local talent that has the gift of making people laugh. The Mikey O Comedy Show has been promoting a line-up of Latino stand up comedians for the past ten years, all of whom make their home in Chicago. Patti Vasquez, Gwen La Roka, Joey Villagomez, Eli Castro and Mike Oquendo will talk about the courage to be funny and what it takes to make it in Chicago.
Also featured are Chicago area dance companies. Pictured below is "Graffiti Rhythms," founded by Cari Garcia.