Kaleidoscope Adds Grammy-Nominated Performer to Musical Line-up

Latin Jazz Sensation Nestor Torres to Perform at this Celebration of Many Cultures

Kaleidoscope 2009 is celebrating cultural diversity with a huge variety of multicultural entertainment and TWO remarkable headliners this year – all for FREE!  Grammy-nominated jazz flautist, Nestor Torres, has been added to the already spectacular entertainment line-up.  This international Latin jazz sensation will perform on the SWS Green Stage (in the Palm Beach Post Park at the intersection of Flagler Drive and Fern Street) at 2:00 p.m., and then popular Celtic rock band, the Young Dubliners, will perform at the Meyer Amphitheatre at 3:00 p.m.

Nestor Torres’ newest CD, Nouveau Latino, has been nominated as Best Latin Jazz Album for the upcoming 51st Annual Grammy Awards.  In this album, Torres returns to his Latin roots with a fresh approach, impeccable musicianship, and irresistible improvisations while interpreting songs from stars like Celia Cruz and Ruben Blades.

Guests to Kaleidoscope 2009 will not only enjoy Torres’ remarkable music, but they can also experience two stages filled with lots of unique ethnic performers such as a Japanese drum group, a Brazilian dance group, a Mariachi band, and even Native American dancers.  Event guests are sure to sample music and dance from around the world at this wonderfully colorful event.  For a complete entertainment schedule, please visit www.wpb.org/kaleidoscope.

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Kaleidoscope 2009 – Go back 100!
Featuring villages from around the world, an interactive kid’s area, ethnic foods and refreshments, an international bazaar and multicultural entertainment with Grammy-nominated NESTOR TORRES at 2:00 p.m., and Celtic rock band the YOUNG DUBLINERS at 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, January 25, 2009
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
**New Event Location – Meyer Amphitheatre and the Palm Beach Post Park**
Downtown West Palm Beach
FREE!
Produced by the City of West Palm Beach in partnership with the School District of Palm Beach County
For more information:  561-822-1515 or www.wpb.org/kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope 2009 is a family-friendly celebration of many cultures produced by the City of West Palm Beach in partnership with the School District of Palm Beach County.  Kaleidoscope is an interactive multicultural festival that showcases the cultural diversity in our community, where guests can tour villages created by Palm Beach County students and local cultural organizations.  Kaleidoscope 2009 will “Go Back 100,” a new event theme that will celebrate 100 years of the many cultures and rich history of Palm Beach County to mark the Palm Beach County and School District of Palm Beach County Centennials.  This year’s event will be held on Sunday, January 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Meyer Amphitheatre in Downtown West Palm Beach.  Features include multicultural entertainment, villages from around the world, kid’s interactive activities, ethnic foods and refreshments, and an international bazaar.  Participating sponsors include National City, Palm Beach County, The Palm Beach Post, La Palma, 97.9 fm WRMF, WPTV NewsChannel 5, Comcast, the West Palm Beach Marriott, the Children’s Services Council, Coca-Cola, Southern Waste Systems and Panera Bread. The event is free and open to the public. For more info, call (561) 822-1515 or visit www.wpb.org/kaleidoscope.