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ASK TIA TENOPIA 10.26.14

THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: ELIZABETH PEÑA REMEMBERED, WHAT IS DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS? EDUARDO DÍAZ ON JIM ESTRADA AND LOVELY CLOUDS. Latinos are still reeling from the loss of consummate actress Elizabeth … [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 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...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC LAS CAFETERAS “LA BAMBA”

Las Cafeteras is a music ensemble that combines the vibrant energy of Son Jarocho music with an edgy LA-alternative sound & political message. Their pounding Afro-Mexican rhythms, stomping zapateado … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD DIANA GARCÍA “BITTERSWEET HARVEST”

Diana García is a poet who grew up in the agricultural community of Merced, California. Her poetry often deals with the lives of farmworkers as well as feminist and family themes.  In September of … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC IRENE DÍAZ AND FRIENDS

Irene Díaz is a singer/songwriter who has performed at venues like The Roxy, House of Blues Sunset, and Room 5 Lounge. Recently she performed with friends at the "Espacio 1839" art space in Boyle … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA EVENT “WHERE IS AZTLÁN 1″

Around the year 1325 A.D. the Mexica people settled in the Valley of Mexico and founded what we know as the Aztec empire. According to the Codex Boturini, an Aztec pictograph scroll, the Mexicas … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA EVENT WHERE IS AZTLÁN 2

Latinopia continues its exploration of the possible geographic site of Aztlán, the mythic homeland of the Mexica people. The Codice Boturini, an ancient Aztec manuscript, indicates that Aztlán was … [Read more...]