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ACT Celebrates Hispanic Cultures with Performance on Feb. 16

Willimantic - EASTCONN’s Arts at the Capitol Theater (ACT) students will present a variety of vocal, dance and theatrical performances at their 3rd Annual Noche Hispaña (Spanish Night) on Thurs., Feb. 16, 2017, at 6:30 p.m., at the Capitol Theater, 896 Main St., Willimantic.

The public is invited to attend and admission is free. Proceeds from refreshments, which will be available for sale during intermission, will support students’ cultural excursion to Costa Rica and Nicaragua this spring.

“Since the performance is taking place during Valentine week, most pieces will have the theme of Amor,” said ACT Spanish teacher David Hinds. “The audience can expect some traditional Latin music, but students also have translated some songs into Spanish.”

The performance group comprises students from all grade levels; some who will showcase the Spanish language they have mastered in classes taken at ACT; and others who are native Spanish speakers. Noche Hispaña is appropriate for all ages.

“Ven a celebrar las culturas hispanas con nosotros,” said Hinds. “Come celebrate the Hispanic cultures with us.”

For more information about Noche Hispaña, contact ACT at 860-465-5636.

ACT is a public arts magnet high school administered by EASTCONN. Learn more about ACT at ACT is recruiting students now for the 2017-2018 school year. Applications are available online.

EASTCONN is a public, non-profit regional educational service center, which has been serving the educational needs of northeastern Connecticut schools and communities since 1980. Learn more at




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