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ASK TIA TENOPIA 12.15.14

THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: LA BURUNDANGA del ZOCOTROCO...WHAAA? YOGA TALKS WITH JULIE CARMEN, SERENDIPITY WITH JULIO MIRANDA, A MERRY ARNIE AND PORFI CHRISTMAS WITH SERGIO HERNANDEZ AND BEST OF LATINOPIA … [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 QUETZAL “MIGRA”

Quetzal is an East Los Angeles Chican@ band whose music reflects the social, political and cultural struggles of Latinos in the United States and Latin America. Founded in 1994 by Quetzal Flores, the … [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 CINEMA JULIE REMEMBERS RAÚL

Julie Carmen (http://www.juliecarmenactress.com/ ) is an accomplished actress, licensed family therapist and yoga therapist. In 1988 she co-starred with the late Puerto Rican actor Raúl Julia in the … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA TEATRO “ENRIQUE’S JOURNEY2″

“Enrique’s Journey” is a Pulitzer Prize-winning narrative by Sonia Nazario about the harrowing experiences of a seventeen-year-old Honduran boy who sets out alone to travel to the United States to … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA DOCUMENT PRESIDENT OBAMA’S 2014 EXECUTIVE ACTION ON IMMIGRATION

CONTEXT: ON NOVEMBER 20, 2014 PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA DELIVERED A SPEECH ON NATIONAL TELEVISION OUTLINING EXECUTIVE ACTION THAT HE WAS TAKING TO FIX WHAT IS CONSIDERED A  BROKEN IMMIGRATION SYSTEM.  … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA ART JOSÉ RAMÍREZ

Los Angeles-based artist, sculptor and muralist José Ramírez is a Chicano artist in the tradition of the greats of Mexico (Los Tres Grandes) as well as pioneering Chicano artists. Latinopia caught up … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC LOS FABULOCOS “EL ORANGUTAN”

Delta Groove Music recording artist Los FabulLocos is a Southern California band whose unique sound, "Cali-Mex,"is a fusion of blues, Americana and Chicano soul music. Band members include Jesús … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA TEATRO “ENRIQUE’S JOURNEY1″

"Enrique's Journey" is a Pulitzer Prize-winning narrative by Sonia Nazario about the harrowing experiences of a seventeen-year-old Honduran boy who sets out alone to travel to the United States to … [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 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...]