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THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA 5.24.15

THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: LATINO TEATRO WARRIORS, KIKI CASTILLO ON WARRIORS, LUIS TORRES ON THE WHY OF POLICE BRUTALITY, EDUARDO DÍAZ ON THE STRANGEST FRUIT, ANGELA ORTIZ LOOKS TO THE EAST AND SERGIO … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA TEATRO WARRIORS

Warriors is a play that pays homage to Latino recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor, the highest award given for bravery in combat. Latinopia asked the author and director of the play, … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA TEATRO ENRIQUE CASTILLO ON WARRIORS

Warriors is a play that pays homage to Latino recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor, the highest award given for bravery in combat. Latinopia asked the author and director of the play, … [Read more...]

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TALES OF TORRES 5.24.15 “IT’S NOT JUST RACISM”

IT'S NOT JUST RACISM THAT BREED POLICE BRUTALITY It’s not only racism that’s behind the recently documented cascade of violent police abuse cases in the United States. There’s a kind of … [Read more...]

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BURUNDANGA BORICUA DEL ZOCOTROCO 5.10.15 “THE LAST COLONY”

El profesor británico Raymon Carr en su libro Puerto Rico: A Colonial Experiment (Vintage Books, 1984) con la supuesta objetividad de no ser parte envuelta, apunta una condición poco halagadora y … [Read more...]

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ANGELA’S PHOTO OF THE WEEK 5.24.15 “LOOKING TO THE EAST”

Looking Towards the East This was one of those beautiful clear days where you can see forever. Continuing from my Instagram series (http://instagram.com/amosart). … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA CINEMA MÁRQUEZ ON THE LAST COLONY

Juan Augustín Márquez is the writer and director of the feature length documentary The Last Colony The film explores the complex issue of Puerto Rican national status, Should Puerto Rico continue as a … [Read more...]

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MIRÁNDOLO BIEN with EDUARDO DÍAZ 5.24.15 “THE STRANGEST FRUIT”

"Texas trees bear a strange fruit, Blood on the leaves and blood on the root, Brown bodies swingin' in the southern breeze, Strange fruit hangin' from the pecan trees." Adaptation of "Strange … [Read more...]

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BURUNDANGA BORICUA FROM EL ZOCOTROCO 5.17.15 “THE LAST COLONY”

The British Professor Raymond Carr in his book, Puerto Rico A Colonial Experiment (Vintage Books, 1984), with the supposed objectivity of someone not involved, describes us with a not very generous … [Read more...]

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POLITICAL SALSA Y MÁS with SAL BALDENEGRO 5.17.15 “EVERYBODY LOVES MEXICANS”

Everybody loves Mexicans… The political season is upon us, and everybody in the political world all of a sudden loves Mexicans. Republicans will pretend to take a break from demonizing us, and … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA ART ROBERTO CHAVEZ ON MURALS

Roberto Chavez is a pioneering Chicano muralist and figurative painter know for his expressionistic work that has been featured at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington D.C. and many other … [Read more...]

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SOUTH BAY COMPASS WITH BARBARA ZARAGOZA 5.17.15 “BORDER CROSSING”

On Friday, May 8th The Front Art and Culture Center in San Ysidro presented a first reading of Raul Castillo’s Border Crossing, a play that explores the nuances of the migrant experience. Micah … [Read more...]

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ANGELA’S PHOTO OF THE WEEK “I LOVE MY STREET”

I love My Street. The street over the years doesn’t look like this often because of more cars in the neighborhood. But when it is empty, I cherish the moment. Continuing from my Instagram series … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA TEATRO DIANE ON LATINO THEATRE

Diane Rodriguez is an actress, stage director and theater administrator who is Associate Artistic Director of the Los Angeles Center Theater Group. She has been involved in Chicano and Latino theater … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA CINEMA VELASCO ON NOSOTROS 2

Jerry Velasco was President of the actors organization, Nosotros, for more than seventeen years. During this time he worked closely with the founding President of Nosotros, actor Ricardo Montalban. In … [Read more...]

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BRAVO ROAD with DON FELIPE 5.10.15 “WHY WE ARE CHICANOS”

In 1973 Washington Square Press—a Division of Simon & Schuster—published a Pocket Books edition of We Are Chicanos: An Anthology of Mexican American Literature, first critical anthology of Mexican … [Read more...]

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BURUNDANGA BORICUA DEL ZOCOTROCO 5.10.15 “MOTIVES & PRINCIPLES”

Motives and Principles. I find myself writing here, because friends and the road led me to the home of Jesús Salvador Treviño and our conversation made clear we have a common purpose. The shared … [Read more...]

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ANGELA’S PHOTO OF THE WEEK 5.10.15 “DOWNTOWN AT DUSK2″

Downtown Los Angeles at Dusk 2 I simple just like this shot. Continuing from my Instagram series (http://instagram.com/amosart). … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC FLACO JIMENEZ STYLINGS

Flaco Jimenez is perhaps the best known Conjunto music accordionist in the world. He has performed with Ry Cooder, Freddy Fender, Los Lobos, The Rolling Stones and many other groups. The Hohner … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA EVENT PROFILE “1862 CINCO DE MAYO”

EL CINCO DE MAYO. Why celebrate an otherwise minor holiday in Mexico in the U.S. (or elsewhere for that matter)? Because El Cinco de Mayo is important to Chicanos and to freedom-loving Americans … [Read more...]

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BURUNDANGA BORICUA DEL ZOCOTROCO 05.10.15 “WHO WE ARE”

ASÍ SOMOS - WHO WE ARE Friendship and curiosity mediated for me to attend the presentation on the book Asi Somos: Who We Are. A title that redundantly declares our identity in two languages and … [Read more...]