Dec 22, 2008
<h1 align=&#34;center&#34;>GRAMMY Award Winner Garcia and 12 Member Ensemble To Perform Latin and International Music 'One-Night-Only' During Lopez's Record Setting Seven Show Stand in Downtown L.A.</h1> <p>December 22, 2008</p> <p>LOS ANGELES (December 22, 2008) - Multiple GRAMMY&reg; Award winner and Academy Award nominee <strong>Andy Garcia</strong> and his twelve member <U>CineSon All-Stars</U> ensemble will perform on-stage at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on Friday, December 26 as a special 'opening act' for comedian <strong>George Lopez</strong> who will be appearing in the third of his record-setting seven show engagement at the 7,100-seat downtown Los Angeles theatre.</p> <p><strong>Garcia</strong>, who has had a love for music since childhood and has appeared professionally with some of the worlds best-know Latin musicians for over 15 years, produced and performed on Volumes I and II of &#34;Cachao -- Master Sessions<em>&#34;</em> (Crescent Moon/Sony), the first a 1994 Grammy Award winner, and the latter a 1995 Grammy Award nominee<strong><em>. </em></strong></p> <p>Joining <strong>Garcia</strong>, who will play the piano, bongos and percussion in addition to singing this Friday, <em>at 7:30 sharp</em>, as part of the <U>CineSon All-Stars</U> will be a 'who's-who' of Latin and international musicians including Danialo Lozano on flute, Alberto Salas on piano and percussion, Carlos Del Puerto Jr. on bass, Luis Conte on congas and Orestes Vilato on Timbales. Also appearing with the group, comprised mainly of musician used by Garcia on his Grammy and Latin Grammy award winning collaborations with Maestro Israel Lopez, better known as the legendary &#34;Cachao,&#34; will be Richie Marquez on percussion and background vocals, Justo Almario on tenor sax and clarinet, Luis Eric Gonzalez on trumpet, Arturo Velasco on trombone, Nelson Marquez on background vocals and Lazaro Galaraga and Iris Sandra Cepeda as lead vocalists. Maestro Cachao passed away earlier this year. </p> <p>&#34;I am looking forward to sharing the traditions of the music that Cachao and I so deeply cherished, as it our desire, The CineSon All-Stars, to continue to honor him,&#34; said Garcia. &#34;And. what better venue and company than with my dear friend and comedic wizard, Mr. George Lopez.&#34;</p> <p>&#34;Andy Garcia is one of my closest friends, he is an amazing actor and a fantastic musician, so I thought, and how can a make a good night a <em>GREAT NIGHT</em> ..... I'll add Andy Garcia,&#34; said George Lopez.</p> <p>As a follow-up to six sold-out shows just one year ago, Lopez has returned to Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE for a seven show engagement including a New Year's Eve performance. In his own unique and hysterical style, the incredibly popular comedian shares his observations and reflections on life and growing up in a Mexican-American community and household. The first two shows, last Friday and Saturday night, were sell outs.</p> <p>&#34;Our guests on Friday, December 26th are in for a very special night of tremendous entertainment,&#34; said Lee Zeidman, General Manager, Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE. &#34;Not only will they experience the funniest performer on-stage anywhere today, but they will also be treated to a unique and exceptional performance by a very talented group of musicians led by our good friend Andy Garcia. I can guarantee that everyone at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE will have an evening of entertainment they will never forget.&#34;</p> <p>Garcia's CD &#34;Cachao - Cuba Linda&#34; (EMI Latin), produced by his CineSon record label, was nominated for a 2001 Grammy and a 2000 Latin Grammy Award. Garcia won both Grammy and Latin Grammy awards for his latest collaboration with Israel Lopez &#34;Cachao,&#34; <a name=&#34;OLE_LINK6&#34; id=&#34;OLE_LINK6&#34;></a><a name=&#34;OLE_LINK5&#34; id=&#34;OLE_LINK5&#34;>&#34;&iexcl;Ahora S&iacute;!&#34; </a>(Univision), their fourth record on the CineSon label, released in 2004. Additionally, Garcia composed four songs for the soundtrack of the film &#34;Steal Big, Steal Little,&#34; in which he also starred. He produced and performed several songs for the soundtrack of &#34;Just The Ticket,&#34; a film he starred in and produced<strong><em>. </em></strong>Most recently, he wrote the original score and produced the soundtrack for his film The Lost City which Garcia also directed and starred in.</p> <p>Ticket are still available for the December 26th show with the CineSon All-Stars taking the stage at 7:30 sharp followed by George Lopez online at <a href=&#34;; title=&#34;; target=&#34;_blank&#34;></a>, via Ticketmaster charge-by-phone lines at (800) 745-3000 and at all Ticketmaster ticket centers including select La Curacao stores and Ritmo Latino locations. Tickets are also available at the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE box office and the box office at TEAM L.A. at Universal CityWalk. </p> <h1><U>About Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE</U></h1> <p>Attending live entertainment is a whole new experience when you visit Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in downtown Los Angeles. It is destined to become the preferred indoor venue for performers and fans alike, the 7,100-seat venue offers guests mid-sized intimacy, with no seat further from the stage than 220 feet, exceptional comfort and amenities never before experienced by guests at similar theatres.</p> <p>In just the first year of being open Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE has hosted six nights of the Eagles and Dixie Chicks, Sugarland, Queens of the Stone Age, Neil Young, Anita Baker, the American Music Awards, Mary J. Blige, So You Think You Can Dance Tour, John Fogerty, LA Quinta Estacion, John Mayer, Bjork, Tori Amos, The Who, Juanes, American Idol Finale, ESPY Awards, Primetime Emmy Awards and George Lopez. </p> <p>Anchoring the new L.A. LIVE sports, residential and entertainment district, Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE hosts the most popular concerts and performances, awards shows, family shows, corporate show-cases, product launches, speaker series and television broadcasts emanating from the largest stage in southern California.</p> <blockquote></blockquote>