OREANDA-NEWS. September 16, 2016. In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month (September 16 October 16), Macys celebrates Hispanic and Latino culture and accomplishments with celebrity guest Jencarlos Canela who has influenced pop culture through his music and entertainment expertise. During exciting special events across the country, Macys will host panel discussions with Canela as he shares inspiring stories with customers in live candid conversations.

To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month is to recognize the rich and diverse culture of the Latino community in the United States, said

Dineen Garcia, Macys vice president of Diversity Strategies. Macys is proud to be a part of this celebration with special in-store events from coast-to-coast, where we honor and recognize the achievements and contributions Hispanics have made to our nation in all aspects of society.

Jencarlos Canela is an international, platinum-selling recording artist, songwriter and television actor. Canela most recently appeared in the lead role of Jesus Christ in The Passion on FOX. He starred as heartthrob, Xavier Castillo in the high-profile comedy series Telenovela, opposite

Eva Longoria. On the music front, Canela recently finished his latest Spanish single Pa Que Me Invitan to be released later this fall and is currently in the studio working on his English-language album debut for Republic Records.

I am grateful to Macy's for giving me a chance to celebrate with my people and for bringing us together, Canela said. Hispanic Heritage Month is a tribute to our diversity, unity, rich cultures, our passion, our strive for excellence that makes us who we are all across the board from the arts, sports, medicine, and science. Proud to be 100 percent American and 100 percent Latino. There are no obstacles, just opportunities!

Macys Hispanic Heritage Month events will take place at stores across the country including Miami; New York City; Chicago; Houston; Santa Clara, CA; and Los Angeles. Customers will have the opportunity to be part of a casual conversation with Canela about his cultural heritage and the role it has played in his lifestyle and career. With any Young Mens or Impulse purchase of \\$25 or more on the day of the event, customers will have the opportunity to meet Canela, take a picture with him, and receive an autographed headshot*. Additionally, the first 200 customers to RSVP will receive a free copy of Canelas latest single, Pa Que Me Invitan.

*While supplies last

Event Celebrations
Macys Hispanic Heritage Month events will take place at the following locations:

Macys Dadeland Miami Thursday, Sept. 22 at 6 p.m.
Macys Herald Square New York City Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 6 p.m.
Macys State Street Chicago Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 5:30 p.m.
Macys Memorial City Houston Saturday, Oct. 8 at 6 p.m.
Macys Valley Fair Santa Clara, CA Thursday, Oct. 13 at 6 p.m.
Macys Downey Los Angeles Saturday, Oct. 15 at 3 p.m.

For complete details on Macys Hispanic Heritage Month Events, please visit www.macys.com/celebrate.