6/30/2010, 8:05 a.m.
Whittier Tea at the Four Seasons Hotel WBUR-FM’s Jose...
WBUR-FM’s Jose Masso and Sonia Chaisson pose for a photo during the Boston Latino TV  Access Awards. Colette Greenstien

Third Annual Boston Latino TV Access Awards at Royal Nightclub

Later that week, it was off to the Boston Latino TV Access Awards at Royale Nightclub to celebrate the accomplishments of successful dream makers of the Latino community. The night began with a red carpet photo arrival followed by a V.S.O.P. reception courtesy of Hennessy Royal Privilege with DJ Matos mixing house, Latin and international beats throughout the night.

In the 300-plus crowd I spotted, Pulitzer Prize winning author Junot Diaz (one of the night’s honorees), Jose Masso, (who was being recognized for his 35 years of hosting  WBUR-FM’s weekly bilingual radio program “Con Salsa!”) and BNN-TV’s  general manager Curtis Henderson  Jr.

But the real reason we were there was to honor and recognize individuals and organizations that have demonstrated commitment to the advancement of the Latino community by using their influences, creativity, leadership, networks, vision, spirit and talent. 

Coming up:

It’s “Ladies First” this Friday, July 2 at Verve Lounge, located in the Hampton Inn and Suites Boston Crosstown. There is a special reception and art exhibit designed for the ladies beginning at 9 p.m. and DJ Eight2 spins hip hop, RandB, Reggae and Neo Soul starting at 10 p.m.

George Clinton and the P-Funk All-Stars are at Showcase Live at Patriot Place this Saturday, July 3.  

Mix and mingle every Monday night at “Martini Mondays” at XandO Ultra Lounge in Stoughton with DJ Moe D. spinning the best in RandB/Soul, hip hop and reggae.

Comedian Tommy Davidson  is performing at the Wilbur Theatre on Friday, July 23.

Songstress Ledisi is coming to the Berklee Performance Center Saturday, July 24.

Nas and Damian “Junior Gong” Marley are at the House of Blues on Wednesday, July 28.

Hear and see amazing talent at Artist Live Boston at Ryles Jazz Club in Inman Square in Cambridge every Monday night at 8 p.m.

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