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Soul Pitt Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
September 15 - October 15, 2014

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Singer/songwriter, Angee Gonzalez developed an interest in music at the tender age of 4. While growing up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, she performed in talent shows in school and around the community. She discovered karaoke at 18 and ultimately became Pittsburgh's “Queen of Karaoke" in 2003. Later that year, she traveled 14 hours on a Greyhound bus, alone, to audition for Season 3 of American Idol, however she was turned away like thousands of other hopefuls. In 2004, she began singing lead for “The Smoke Band”, a local R&B band that played night clubs & private events weekly. In 2005, after learning she was with child, Angee decided to resign from the band and dedicate herself to motherhood.

After a year of caring for her daughter, Michaelah, Angee was itching to get back on her grind. Her first endeavor was competing in the Tom Joyner’s "Big Break" in Philadelphia, where she landed a spot in the top 3, coming in at 2nd place. In June 2007, she auditioned for “Pittsburgh Idol” and with her emotion-filled performance of Beyonce's, “Dangerously In Love" she took the title, “Pittsburgh’s Idol”. As a part of her winnings, she was given the opportunity to sing the "National Anthem” at PNC Park in August 2007. She was still determined to be deemed America's Idol, so she auditioned for the show again in 2008, only to be overlooked for the second time. Despite having no success with American Idol, Angee would still go on to win a Pittsburgh Hip Hop Award for "Best Female R&B Singer" in 2008.

Realizing she was yet to be her whole, and perfected self; Angee took a break from her music career and went back to school. Pursuing a BA in Business Management, starting and owning a successful small business, and raising a brilliant a beautiful daughter; Angee has decided to release her titans of music again. Don't be fooled by her docile demeanor and charm; Angee was once a hard knock girl from the projects of the 'Burgh. She is living proof that life’s hardships can be the motivation required for success. Angee's distinctive voice and fiery personality make her unlike anyone on the current scene and she is now back in the studio working on her highly anticipated debut album. Listen to the singles on For further information about Angee or booking inquiries, contact

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Reyna Foods Inc. is a Latin American and Caribbean wholesale and retail food company that was established in 1988 in Pittsburgh, PA. Reyna's retail outlet is located on Penn Avenue in Pittsburgh's Strip District. Reyna Foods manufactures Corn Tortilla Chips, Corn and Flour Tortillas and Tamales. Reyna's products are supplied to supermarkets, food service distributors and restaurants or available at the retail location.  Visit their site at

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The Latino Family Center provides local Latino families with guidance and assistance regarding immersion, culture, and health. The center plans events regularly to best engage and benefit community members. Summer events include sessions with the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh's Salud Para Ninos Free Clinic and English conversation classes.
809 Bingham Street, Pgh, PA 15203 (412) 325-8111 Contact: Rosamaria Ponciano

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"Cantinho Brasileiro no Radio" is a one hour weekly radio program that celebrates Brazilian culture with a bilingual broadcast! The show is a vehicle of communications of the Arrepia, Brasil! community. With artfully created playlists, news and special interviews, listeners get to hear not only emerging artists from Brazil, but also from the United States. From Bossa Nova to Xote, the program brings a variety of genres within Brazilian music that will surprise even the most musically educated ears. The staff of volunteers include Carla Leininger, Jon Heinman, Fred Schroyer and Ana Paula Carvalho. Portuguese students from the University of Pittsburgh are also guests on our show.

Tune in every Friday from 6-7 p.m. on WRCT 88.3 FM,
based on the campus of Carnegie Mellon University.

Live Webcast:  |  Past Webcasts:

About National Hispanic Heritage Month  

During National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15) we recognize the contributions made and the important presence of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States and celebrate their heritage and culture.

Hispanics have had a profound and positive influence on our country through their strong commitment to family, faith, hard work, and service. They have enhanced and shaped our national character with centuries-old traditions that reflect the multiethnic and multicultural customs of their community.

For more information on Hispanic Heritage Month visit and

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