Latino superstar to play English in Action benefit |

Latino superstar to play English in Action benefit

Fernando Allende, an internationally renowned recording artist, visual artist, film and television star, will appear in concert in a benefit for English In Action, a Roaring Fork Valley nonprofit that works to build cross-cultural bridges. The reception and concert is scheduled 6:30-9:30 p.m. July 12 at Belly Up in Aspen.

The Latino superstar (and former Aspen resident) has appeared in numerous Spanish-language films, in addition to enjoying a lengthy career in Hollywood. Allende will be accompanied onstage by Denver-based Mariachi Sol de mi Tierra.

All proceeds from the event go directly to English In Action’s programs in support of the valley’s immigrant community. The evening includes a VIP reception and live auction from 6:30-8 p.m., followed by a concert from 8-9 p.m. Space is limited. Tickets may be purchased at or 970-544-9800, ext. 121.

Also in July, Gallery 1949 will feature Allende’s exuberant paintings, with an artist reception July 11.

“We are thrilled to have an artist of Fernando Allende’s caliber to help showcase our efforts to extend a hand of friendship to adult immigrants eager to improve their English language skills in order to better their lives and the lives of their families,” said Lara Beaulieu, executive director of English in Action. “Fernando Allende is a passionate performer whose dynamic presence will transport us to another world.”

English In Action was founded 23 years ago to bridge the communication gap in the Roaring Fork Valley. The group’s mission is to strengthen the quality of life for everyone in our community by helping adult immigrants learn to read, write and speak English, and by building cross-cultural relationships. It does this through one-on-one and small group tutoring using volunteer tutors. Learn more at

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