NEW YORK, NY (September 15, 2016) – In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month (September 16 – October 16), Macy’s celebrates Hispanic and Latino culture and accomplishments with celebrity guest Jencarlos Canela who has influenced pop culture through his music and entertainment expertise. During exciting special events across the country, Macy’s will host panel discussions with Canela as he shares inspiring stories with customers in live candid conversations.
“To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month is to recognize the rich and diverse culture of the Latino community in the United States,” said Dineen Garcia, Macy’s vice-president of Diversity Strategies. “Macy’s is proud to be a part of this celebration with special in-store events from coast to coast, where we honor and recognize the achievements and contributions Hispanics have made to our nation in all aspects of society.”
Jencarlos Canela is an international platinum-selling recording artist, songwriter and television actor. Canela most recently appeared in the lead role of ‘Jesus Christ’ in “The Passion” on FOX. He starred as heartthrob, ‘Xavier Castillo’ in the high-profile comedy series “Telenovela,” opposite Eva Longoria. On the music front, Canela recently finished his latest Spanish single “Pa Que Me Invitan” to be released later this fall and is currently in the studio working on his English language album debut for Republic Records.
“I am grateful to Macy's for giving me a chance to celebrate with my people and for bringing us together,” Canela said. “Hispanic Heritage Month is a tribute to our diversity, unity, rich cultures, our passion, our strive for excellence that makes us who we are all across the board from the arts, sports, medicine, and science. Proud to be 100% American and 100% Latino. There are no obstacles, just opportunities!”
Macy’s Hispanic Heritage Month events will take place at stores across the country including Miami, New York, Chicago, Houston, Santa Clara and Los Angeles. Customers will have the opportunity to be part of a casual conversation with Jencarlos about his cultural heritage and the role it has played in his lifestyle and career. With any Young Men’s or Impulse purchase of $25 or more the day of the event, customers will have the opportunity to meet Jencarlos, take a picture with him and receive an autographed headshot. Additionally, the first 200 customers to RSVP will receive a free copy of Jencarlos’ latest single, “Pa Que Me Invitan”.
*While supplies last
Macy’s Hispanic Heritage Month events will take place at the following locations:
Macy’s Dadeland – Miami, FL – Thursday, September 22 at 6:00pm
Macy’s Herald Square – New York, NY – Tuesday, September 27 at 6:00pm
Macy’s State Street – Chicago, IL – Wednesday, October 5 at 5:30pm
Macy’s Memorial City – Houston, TX – Saturday, October 8 at 6:00pm
Macy’s Valley Fair – Santa Clara, CA – Thursday, October 13 at 6:00pm
Macy’s Downey – Los Angeles, CA – Saturday, October 15 at 3:00pm
For complete details on Macy’s Hispanic Heritage Month Events, please visit www.macys.com/celebrate.
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