Latin Grammy-nominated American salsa singer Víctor Manuelle will perform at 8 p.m. May 5 in ilani’s Cowlitz Ballroom. Tickets for the Cinco de Mayo show go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday on ilaniresort.com and Ticketmaster.com.
Víctor Manuel Ruiz Velázquez, known professionally as Víctor Manuelle, is known to his fans as El Sonero de la Juventud or “The Singer of Youth.” He is identified primarily with salsa romántica or “salsa monga” and has regularly topped the tropical charts. His albums, “Víctor Manuelle” and “A Pesar de Todo,” spun off a parade of top hits.
Manuelle made his first foray into movies with a cameo role as salsa legend Rubén Blades in “El Cantante,” the 2007 film biography of Héctor Lavoe, starring Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez.