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ASK TIA TENOPIA 11.16.14

THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: RICHARD DUARDO SE NOS FUÉ, STARTREK’S ROBERT BELTRAN ON SHAKESPEARE, SCHOLARS WHO KNOW HOW TO  KICK ASS, ARNIE AND PORFI ON MEXICO’S PLIGHT AND ANGELA ORTIZ IN THE … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA TEATRO BELTRAN ON SHAKESPEARE

Robert Beltran is an accomplished actor of stage and screen perhaps best known for his portrayal of "Chokotay" in the television series "Star Trek Voyager." Beltran is also a serious theater director. … [Read more...]

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MOMENT IN TIME “THE SCHOLARS”

This is a Moment in Time from the 1970s. The undated photo shows three of the most prominent scholars in the Latino literary and artistic  world having a moment together: art and literature critic and … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA TEATRO “ENCUENTRO 2014″

Seventy-five Latino theater actors, directors and producers met in Boston Massachusetts in 2013 to discuss the future of Latino theater in the United States. They created the Latino Theater Commons, a … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC LOS POCHOS “PASO DEL NORTE”

Though Conjunto Music originated in Texas, it is by no means limited to that state. In Los Angeles, California the conjunto group Los Pochos carries on the decades-long tradition. The accordionist of … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA TEATRO ROSE PORTILLO “ZOOT SUIT”

Rose Portillo is an accomplished actress of stage and screen who starred as Della in the acclaimed play Zoot Suit as well as acting in in numerous television roles. She is currently  a director for … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA TEATRO ‘LA MASCARA DEL CHIVO”

In the summer of 2009, Dr. Carlos Flores brought together aspiring playwrights in Laredo, Texas to workshop plays for local production. Out of this workshop came nine plays which were presented … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA ART “DAY OF THE DEAD”

On November 2nd of each year, Latinos throughout Mexico and the United States celebrate El Día de los Muertos, or The Day of the Dead. It is a time to remember and honor our beloved ones who have … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA ART “LETTER TO MAGU”

Renowned artist and social activist Gilbert "Magu" Lujan passed away in July of 2011. His family and friends convened an outdoor memorial service to honor his life and legacy on September 11, 2011. … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA CINEMA YENIFFER BEHRENS

Yeniffer Behrens is a Venezuelan-born television and film actress perhaps best known for her role as Marianna Erosa in the day time drama General Hospital. Latinopia learned that her break-out role … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD LUIS J. RODRÍGUEZ “ALWAYS RUNNING”

Luis J. Rodríguez’s coming of age novel Always Running, chronicles an adolescence steeped in vicious gang life and drug addiction. Luis miraculously survived his years as a gang member and went on to … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD LUIS J. RODRÍGUEZ “CONCRETE RIVER”

Luis J. Rodríguez is the author of the highly acclaimed "Always Running," a memoir novel that tells the story of a wayward Chicano youth who manages to survive street life and make something of … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD LUIS RODRÍGUEZ “RUNNING TO AMERICA”

Luis J. Rodríguez is the author of the acclaimed coming of age novel, "Always Running." He is also a community activist, anti-gang crusader and founder of the Tia Chucha Bookstore and Cultural Center … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD “DEEP DOWN DARK”

On August 5, 2010, thirty-three miners were trapped underground following a mine cave-in at the Chilean town of Copiapó. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and novelist Hector Tobar obtained exclusive … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA SHOWCASE VOCES – COL. ENRIQUE CERVANTES

Since 1999, Dr. Maggie Rivas-Rdoriguez has been documenting the history and lives of Latino veterans of World War Tow, Korea and, later, Viet Nam. Each year, Dr. Rivas-Rodriguez conducts an editing … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD JOSÉ MONTOYA – REMEMBRANCES

FOLLOWING ARE RECUERDOS FROM JOSÉ MONTOYA'S FRIENDS. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ADD YOUR MEMORY OF JOSÉ, PLEASE LEAVE YOUR COMMENT BELOW WITH EMAIL … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD JOSE MONTOYA ON THE RCAF

José Montoya is the revered godfather of Chicano poetry and art who passed away on September 25, 2013.  A longtime activist and educator, José has influenced generations of Latinos with his insightful … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD JOSÉ MONTOYA “EL LOUIE”

José Montoya is a renowned poet, artist and political activist. Here he reads from his celebrated bilingual poem, "El Louie," a reading that took place at Occidental College in Los Angeles, … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD JOSÉ MONTOYA “PACHUCO PORTFOLIO”

José Montoya is a renowned poet, artist and activist who has been in the forefront of the Chicano art movement. One of his most celebrated poems is titled "Pachuco Portfolio" which pays homage to the … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC ANGELA ROA “WE FACE THE STORM”

Angela Roa is a Chilean-born lyricist and singer. Her songs reflect the struggle of Latinos in the United States and Latin America. She sings here an original composition, "Se Enfrenta La Tempestad," … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC RUBÉN MARTÍNEZ “IN THE SHADOWS OF BLACK MESA”

Rubén Martínez is a journalist, author and musician whose recent book “Desert America” chronicles, among other things, the high rate of heroin addiction among Hispanos in New Mexico’s rural … [Read more...]