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DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY AT “VOLVIÓ EL MERENGUE”

Featuring iconic Merengue acts Los Hermanos Rosario, Toño Rosario and Sergio Vargas performing their hit songs live at Hard Rock Live inside Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood. Tickets available at Ticketmaster and the Hard Rock Live box office.

“Volvió el Merengue,” a special concert night celebrating Merengue music and that features iconic musical acts to take place on Friday, May 29 at Hard Rock Live, inside Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood. Dance the night away and enjoy performances by Los Hermanos Rosario, Toño Rosario and Sergio Vargas, singing their hit songs that have shaped Merengue music over the last four decades. Doors open at 7 p.m. and tickets are available at Ticketmaster or at the Hard Rock Live box office located at 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood, FL 33314. Visit www.seminolehardrockhollywood.com for more venue information. “Volvió el merengue” is produced by Elite Media & Marketing (EMM).

Los Hermanos Rosario is the great Dominican Merengue orchestra, composed by the brothers Rafa, Luis and Tony Rosario. From its beginnings, Los Hermanos Rosario started successfully, making their first international tour in the United States in 1983. With the launch of Otra Vez, Los Hermanos Rosario became the leading popular music orchestra from the Dominican Republic, with songs like: “Rubia de Fuego,” “Ingrata” and “Mi Tonto Amor.” In 1992, they released the album Insuperable, surpassing all previous work for its excellent quality and the combination of first-rate talent with the contagious rhythm of merengue. Hit songs from the album include:  “Brindame una Copa,” “Desde que la Vi,” and “Mil Horas” which was included in the soundtrack of the movie High Heels (Tacones Lejanos) by Pedro Almodovar. Subsequently, when “Morena Ven” was released, Los Rosario became the first group within the Merengue genre to reach the Billboard Top 10 (achieved previously only by Juan Luis Guerra and 440). The song became a hymn throughout the Hispanic world, consolidating the group as the most sought-after and popular Dominican orchestra abroad.

Toño Rosario is a Grammy-award nominee Merengue musician. As a member of Los Hermanos Rosario, Rosario has been a key figure in popularizing Merengue music, with hits reaching the top of the Billboard Latin charts and the top of charts in Europe. Rosario is the top selling Merengue artist of all time. The three-time Grammy nominee has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide. He is best known for his Romantic Merengue renditions. Rosario was the first solo merengue act to ever sell out Madison Square Garden.

Sergio Vargas began his career as a merengue singer in 1980 when he participated in the Festival de la Voz, a Dominican Republic contest that was sponsored by Santo Domingo television’s channel 9. He came in second place at that festival. The year 1991 was a particularly productive year in Vargas’ career; he earned one of his multiple Casandra awards after participating in a television special named “Este es mi País” (“This is my Country”). He also received a Casandra in recognition of his popularity outside the Dominican Republic and he sang in front of 20,000 spectators at New York’s Madison Square Garden as part of that city’s Carnival of Merengue. In 1993, Vargas received a golden album, and he was one of the singers who participated in Miami’s famous Calle Ocho Festival.

ABOUT EMM
With offices in Miami, FL; Elite Media & Marketing (EMM) is one of the world’s leading concert producers in the USA and Latin America. The award winning company produces high profile music events featuring top Latin music acts.

ABOUT HARD ROCK LIVE
The new Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood is South Florida’s premier entertainment venue. An investment of more than $125 million, the 7,000-person capacity indoor venue has clamshell-style seating where the furthest seat to the stage is only 164 feet away, giving guests an intimate experience. Designed by Scéno Plus, the 225,000 square-foot facility is also equipped with state-of-the-art in-house sound and lighting, multiple 30’x17’ HD viewing screens and mobile-stage technology. With its technical capabilities, Hard Rock Live supports A-List acts, as well as nationally televised awards shows, sporting events and more. The venue is a standout option for entertainers and tours across the country as well as internationally renowned acts. New amenities at Hard Rock Live include a VIP salon, more than 300 square feet of bar space for fast and convenient beverage service, and The Couches, an exclusive premium seating area featuring plush couches and tables with dedicated in-seat cocktail service, giving guests an elite experience like no other with unparalleled views of the performance from their tiered theater-style seats.