In commemoration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Macy’s welcomes
Jencarlos Canela at six stores nationwide for inspiring culture and
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–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
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 percent
American and 100 percent Latino. There are no obstacles, just
Macy’s Hispanic Heritage Month events will take place at stores across
the country including Miami; New York City; Chicago; Houston; Santa
Clara, CA; and Los Angeles. Customers will have the opportunity to be
part of a casual conversation with Canela 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 on the day of the event,
customers will have the opportunity to meet Canela, take a picture with
him, and receive an autographed headshot*. Additionally, the first 200
customers to RSVP will receive a free copy of Canela’s latest single,
“Pa Que Me Invitan.”
*While supplies last
Heritage Month events will take place at the following locations:
Macy’s Dadeland – Miami – Thursday, Sept. 22 at 6 p.m.
Herald Square – New York City – Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 6 p.m.
State Street – Chicago – Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 5:30 p.m.
Memorial City – Houston – Saturday, Oct. 8 at 6 p.m.
Valley Fair – Santa Clara, CA – Thursday, Oct. 13 at 6 p.m.
Downey – Los Angeles – Saturday, Oct. 15 at 3 p.m.
For complete details on Macy’s Hispanic Heritage Month Events, please
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