SOURCE: The Press-Enterprise

October 09, 2007 15:13 ET

La Prensa Kicks Off Fiesta de la Familia With Mariachi Contest

RIVERSIDE, CA--(Marketwire - October 9, 2007) - La Prensa, Inland Southern California's Spanish-Language Newspaper and a subsidiary of The Press-Enterprise Company, kicks off the 10th Annual Fiesta de la Familia celebration of Hispanic Heritage month with a Mariachi Contest held on Friday, October 19, 2007 at Arrowhead Credit Union Park in San Bernardino.

"This is a wonderful opportunity to attract talented artists throughout the region," said Frank Escobedo, associate publisher of The Business Press and La Prensa. "This contest is new to Fiesta de la Familia and we are expecting to receive an overwhelming response."

Judges for the Mariachi Contest consist of members of Sol de Mexico and Reyna de Los Angeles. The two winning groups receive $1,000 and the opportunity to perform at the Fiesta de la Familia as the opening act for Grammy nominated Sol de Mexico on Saturday, October 20 and America's first all female Mariachi group, Reyna de Los Angeles, on Sunday, October 21.

Fiesta de la Familia is the Inland Empire's largest celebration of the tastes, sights, sounds and color of Hispanic heritage. The free two-day event is scheduled for Saturday, October 20 from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 21 from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. at Arrowhead Credit Union Park, located at 280 South "E" Street, San Bernardino. Alcohol and tobacco strictly prohibited. For more information, visit www.pe.com/events.

About the Press-Enterprise Company

The Press-Enterprise Company, a Riverside-based subsidiary of Belo Corp., is a multimedia company serving Inland Southern California. The Company publishes news and information in print and online via The Press-Enterprise, the region's largest daily newspaper with 181,171 daily circulation; PE.com, the region's largest local online Web site with 384,200 registered users; and more than thirty micro-local community-based Web sites. Other multimedia products include: The Business Press, a weekly business journal; La Prensa and El D, weekly Spanish-language newspapers serving the region's diverse Hispanic community; and the advertising publications PEcars, PEhomes, PEWOW, PEjobs and Savings Express.

About Belo

Belo Corp. is one of the nation's largest media companies with a diversified group of market-leading television, newspaper, cable and interactive media assets. A Fortune 1000 company with 7,100 employees and $1.6 billion in annual revenues, Belo operates in some of America's most dynamic markets in Texas, the Northwest, the Southwest, the Mid-Atlantic and Rhode Island. Belo owns 20 television stations, six of which are in the 15 largest U.S. broadcast markets. The Company also owns or operates six cable news channels and manages one television station through a local marketing agreement. Belo's daily newspapers are The Dallas Morning News, The Providence Journal, The Press-Enterprise (Riverside, CA) and the Denton Record-Chronicle (Denton, TX). The Company also publishes specialty publications targeting young adults, and the fast-growing Hispanic market, including Quick and Al Día in Dallas/Fort Worth, and El D and La Prensa in Riverside. Belo operates more than 30 Web sites associated with its operating companies. Additional information is available at www.belo.com or by contacting Paul Fry, vice president/Investor Relations & Corporate Communications, at 214-977-6835.

Contact Information

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