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Verizon's My Fabulous Quince Planning Expo Visits Fresno, California, And Offers Meet-And-Greet With Latin Artist Prince Royce

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August 23, 2011

Heidi Flato
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WHAT:
From July 1 through Aug. 31, teens across the United States will have the chance to enter to win the Quinceañera of their dreams as part of Verizon’s My Fabulous Quince contest. Eligible teens from 13 participating cities and surrounding areas (Los Angeles, San Diego, Fresno, El Paso, San Antonio, Houston, Dallas, Tampa, Miami, Albuquerque, Secaucus, Chicago and Washington, D.C.) can enter by submitting an essay online or at Verizon My Fabulous Quince expos.

On Saturday, August 27 Verizon will bring its My Fabulous Quince expo to Fresno.

The expos, which will take place in 13 U.S. cities, are free and open to the public. Attendees can expect to receive tips for planning the perfect Quince on any budget as well as exclusive offers from local vendors.

Latin music’s hottest new artist, Prince Royce, will offer VIP meet and greet sessions during the expos. Attendees who donate no-longer-used wireless phones to HopeLine® from Verizon to help support victims of domestic violence and help protect the environment by disposing of wireless phones in an environmentally sound way, will receive a VIP pass for the meet-and-greet.

WHEN:
Saturday, August 27, 2011, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
(Media Check In: 1:15 – 1:30 p.m.; artist interviews must be confirmed prior to event date)

WHERE:
Verizon Wireless Communications Store
5195 N. Blackstone Avenue

The expos will include the following activities:

  • Prince Royce signing autographs and interacting with fans
  • Families and teens enjoying free makeover sessions, games and a Quince fashion show
  • Interactive screen: chat, share pix and texts on a big screen
  • The latest smartphones and technology from Verizon

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s fastest, most advanced 4G network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 106.3 million total wireless connections, including 89.7 million retail customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 83,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

About Prince Royce
Breakthrough Latin recording artist Prince Royce has exploded into the mainstream with his fresh urban approach to traditional bachata music, fusing Tropical Latin with contemporary R&B and pop rhythms. Royce’s self-titled debut album, released in 2010, has been certified double platinum, while garnering a 2010 Latin Grammy® nomination, three 2011 Premio Lo Nuestro Awards and four 2011 Latin Billboard Awards. “Prince Royce” became the #1 Latin album in the country, more than a year after its release, marking an unprecedented achievement for a developing Latin music artist. Royce’s first single, a bilingual bachata cover of the 1961 Ben E. King classic, “Stand By Me,” reached the #1 position on the Billboard Tropical Airplay chart; and his second single, “Corazón Sin Cara,” written by Royce himself, fared even better, shooting up to #1 on Billboard’s Latin Songs chart.

The artist has had two sold-out tours in Europe, one in the U.S., and has been invited by Enrique Iglesias to be a special guest on his fall 2011 tour of North America. Royce has recently entered into an exclusive, long-term, worldwide recording deal with Atlantic Records via a joint venture with Top Stop Music to release his next albums in English and Spanish.

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