Music and Dance Spectacular by Cri Cri Club of Los Angeles

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This Sunday 12 June, children were treated to a Music and Dance spectacular performed by the Cri Cri Club of Los Angeles. Originally known throughout Mexico and Latin America, the character created by Francisco Gabilondo Soler in 1934 has seen a rejuvenation in Los Angeles together with "The Way to Happiness" to bring entertainment to children of all ages.

Several dozen children performed for visitors and guests of a Cri Cri Club festival featuring characters created by Francisco Gabilondo Soler in 1934 which have come to be known across Latin America and the United States and have found increasing popularity with the Hispanic community in Los Angeles.

Host and Emcee, Francisco Sanz Polo, 1st Grandson of the creator of “Cri-Cri” (Francisco Gabilondo Soler) introduced the original cartoons of the “Cri-Cri” character to the children in attendance which was followed by a live enactment of more than a dozen acts from the "Cri-Cri" musicals.

The event was entertaining and also educational with film showings of "The Way to Happiness," (a common sense moral guide to better living containing 21 precepts) which included such precepts as "Love and Help Children," "Be Industrious" and "Try to Treat Others as You Would Want Them to Treat You." After the event "Cri Cri" along with characters from the show posed with guests of the show and each received their own copy of "The Way to Happiness."

“This event was a great success, but more importantly the songs of “Cri-Cri” promoted our traditional values through generations. But now we find that these values are beautifully written by L. Ron Hubbard in his common sense guide for better living – The Way to Happiness,” stated Francisco Sanz Polo – 1st Grandson of the creator of the “Cri-Cri” character. Sanz Polo added, “We want all Hispanics in the US to know and benefit from this book.” Recent performances included celebrating Children’s Day for Mexico and several community groups and schools in Los Angeles.

About "Cri-Cri:" Cri-Cri is a fictional character, an anthropomorphic cricket, created by Francisco Gabilondo Soler in 1934 while broadcasting his own musical radio show on Mexico’s station XEW. Cri-Cri is known as the “grillito cantor” or “the singing cricket”. He is a character created by Francisco Gabilondo Soler in his childhood and has been described as a similar following among South American countries that Disney does for children in the United States.

About "The Way to Happiness:" The first moral code based wholly on common sense, originally published in 1981, its purpose is to help arrest the current moral decline in society and restore integrity and trust to humankind. The Way to Happiness (http://www.twth.org) further holds a Guinness Record as the world’s single most translated non-religious book in the world. "The Way to Happiness" was written in 1981 by humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard (http://www.lronhubbard.org)

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Lucrecia Chavoya
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