LEHMAN CENTER HOSTS PUERTO RICO RELIEF CONCERT TONIGHT FEATURING PUERTO RICAN MUSICIANS

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Earthquake Relief Concert\Lehman College]
The Puerto Rico Earthquake Relief Concert will be emceed by Marlene Cintron, president of The Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation, with remarks from, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., Lehman College President Daniel Lemons, and various other state and city elected officials that represent the Bronx.
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The Lehman Center for the Performing Arts will host a Puerto Rico earthquake relief concert on Friday, Jan. 17, to raise funds to assist residents of the island which has been devastated by several major earthquakes that have caused at least $100 million in damage, killing one person and displacing hundreds of thousands of residents in the past two weeks. The concert starts at 7:p.m.

The concert features an all-star line-up of Puerto Rican musicians – including eight-time Grammy Award winner Eddie Palmieri, George Lamond, Arlene G, Rumberos Del Callejon, Los Hermanos Moreno, Los Hermanos Colon, Frankie Vasquez, Ray Bayona, Nayibe La Gitana, 8 Y Mas, and Funk Salsa Urban.

The concert starts at 7:p.m. at the Lehman Center for the Performing Arts, 250 Bedford Park Blvd W, Bronx, N.Y. The phone number is: 718.960.8833. For more information on this concert logon here: https://www.lehmancenter.org/puerto-rico

The Puerto Rico Earthquake Relief Concert will be emceed by Marlene Cintron, president of The Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation. There will be remarks from Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., Lehman College President Daniel Lemons, and various other state and city elected officials that represent the Bronx.

The concert will raise money for additional relief supplies and services for Puerto Rico. The island was hit with a powerful 6.4-magnitude tremblor, the biggest earthquake to hit Puerto Rico in a century, last Tuesday, Jan. 7, centering just off the island's southwest coast. A 5.9-magnitude aftershock hit last Saturday, Jan. 11. Another 4.3-magnitude earthquake hit Thursday.

Seismologists report more than 502 earthquakes – 1.5-magnitude or larger – in the past seven days.

A New York delegation of elected leaders, led by Governor Andrew Cuomo and Borough President Diaz Jr., toured the island’s hardest-hit municipalities Tuesday delivering emergency first aid kits, radios, blankets, masks, and gloves.

The concert, under the musical direction of Bobby Allende, will showcase live concert performances from an array of jazz, salsa, merengue, and guaracha artists. Tickets start at $25, $50, $60 and $65, and can be purchased at www.LEHMANCENTER.ORG or at the box office.

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