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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 CINEMA JERRY VELASCO ON NOSOTROS 1

NOSOTROS is an organization of actors dedicated to improving the image of Latinos in motion pictures and on television and to training new talent. The group was founded in 1970 by acclaimed actor … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD DANIEL ACOSTA “HOMEBOY 1″

Daniel Acosta is a writer whose short stories have appeared in Nuestro and Lowrider magazines and in Anthologies. Latinopia caught up with Daniel at the 2010 Flor y Canto Literary Festival convened by … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD DANIEL ACOSTA “HOMEBOY 2″

Daniel Acosta is a writer whose short stories have appeared in Nuestro and Lowrider magazines and in Anthologies. Latinopia caught up with Daniel at the 2010 Flor y Canto Literary Festival convened by … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA CINEMA “JULIE CARMEN ON THE MILAGRO BEANFIELD WAR”

Julie Carmen is an accomplished actress whose breakout performance in John Cassavetes' film Gloria won Julie a Best Supporting Actress award at the Venice Film Festival. Among her many credits is the … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA TEATRO JOSEFINA LÓPEZ “REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES”

Josefina López is an accomplished poet, playwright and screenwriter whose play, "Real Women Have Curves," was made into a movie in 2002. Latinopia asked Josefina how she came to write "Real Women Have … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA ART ESTRADA COURTS MURALS

Estrada Courts is a neighborhood housing project in East Los Angeles. In 1973, Charles "Cat" Félix, a Chicano artist and muralist, decided that the walls of this community merited murals reflective of … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA CINEMA ENRIQUE “KIKI” CASTILLO “BLOOD IN, BLOOD OUT”

Enrique "Kiki" Castillo is an acclaimed Chicano actor of stage, television and motion pictures. His television credits include programs like Weeds, N.C.I.S, American Family, L.A. Law and many others. … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA ART VINCENT SÁNCHEZ CARDONA

Victor Sánchez Cardona is an abstract artist of Puerto Rican descent residing in San Juan, Puerto Rico. In this virtual gallery tour we are introduced to some of his latest paintings. … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD DAGOBERTO GILB “VOICE”

Dagoberto Gilb is a Mexican American writer of short stories and novels whose short story collection The Magic of Blood won the 1994 PEN/Hemingway award. His writings have appeared in The New Yorker, … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD DANNY ROMERO

Danny Romero is a California poet and novellist based in Sacramento. In addition to several chapbooks of poetry, he is the author of the novel Calle 10. He read his poetry at the 2010 Flor y Canto … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD LUCHA CORPI ON CRIME WRITING

Lucha Corpi is the author of such crime novels as Eulogy for a Brown Angel, Cactus Blood, Death at Solstice and others. Latinopia asked Lucha about writing crime novels and how that differs from her … [Read more...]