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LATINOPIA CINEMA RICHARD YÑIGUEZ ON ANTHONY QUINN

What is it like to act opposite a screen legend? Richard Yñiguez, star of the classic movie Boulevard Nights and of numerous television shows, learned early in his career when he landed a role acting … [Read more...]

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DAY OF THE DEAD CALENDAR OF EVENTS

DAY OF THE DEAD CELEBRATIONS As most of you may know, Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a celebration where family and friends remember the passing of loved ones.  With its origins in Mexico, … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA ART “WHAT IS CHICANO ART?”

In the 1960s, Mexican American artists were inspired by the Chicano Civil Rights Movement. They began to question their roles as artists and what kind of art they should be making. In barrios … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA EVENT 1949 BOWIE BEARS

In 1949, the Bowie Bears baseball team,  comprised of Mexican American students at  Bowie High School in El Paso, Texas won the statewide baseball championship. The players came from poor working … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA EVENT 1949 BOWIE BEARS 2

The 1940s was a time when segregation still reigned in Texas and the South. In 1949, a baseball team made up of Mexican Americans kids from Bowie High School in El Paso, Texas, surprised sports fans … [Read more...]

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ANGELA’S PHOTO OF THE WEEK 1.27.13

Angela María Ortiz S. is a Los Angeles-based working photographer who covers many events in the Latino political, entertainment and artistic community for a variety of news services. She is also a … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC LOUIE PEREZ ON “KIKO”

Following the success of their album, "The Neighborhood," the East Los Angeles band, Los Lobos, released "Kiko" in 1992. This break-out album was revolutionary in style, form and content and … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA HERO FRANK SIFUENTES

FRANK SIFUENTES - A REMEMBRANCE BY FRIENDS Frank “Kiko” Sifuentes passed away on Monday, October 8th, 2012. Writer, educator, mentor, and community activist he touched many lives. Following are … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA CINEMA PEPE SERNA “AUDITIONS”

How does  an actor audition for a role? This is a question that every actor must ask before they walk into a casting room often facing not just the casting director, but the writer of the film or TV … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA ART ARIZONA LATINO ARTS CENTER

The Arizona Latino Arts and Cultural Center (ALAC), in Phoenix, Arizona was created in 2007 to advance Latinos in the state through education, advocacy and the celebration of Latino arts. Latinopia … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC MARK GUERRERO “WHITEWASH”

Mark Guerrero is a singer and songwriter whose lyrics often reflect social issues. He performs here an original composition about the whitewashing of the mural "America Tropical" painted in 1932 by … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD SOÑIA RIVERA-VALDES

Soñia Rivera-Valdés was born in Cuba. Her book, "The Forbidden Stories of Marta Veneranda," was awarded the prestigious Casa de las Américas Award in Havana in 1997. She has published short stories in … [Read more...]

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BIOGRAPHY – MARÍA ELENA DURAZO

MARIA ELENA DURAZO, LABOR ORGANIZER María Elena Durazo is widely regarded as one of the most powerful and savvy union organizers in the United States. On May 15, 2006 she was elected  to serve … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA TEATRO LUIS VALDEZ “EL PACHUCO”

"Zoot Suit" is arguably the most successful Chicano play in theater history.  It derives much of its success from powerful performances by an ensemble of Latino actors including Edward James Olmos who … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA FOOD COCINA HERNÁNDEZ “CHILE RELLENO”

Diane Velarde Hernández returns with another great Lenten recipe: chiles rellenos. Stuffed chile peppers is a favorite staple of Mexican cuisine. Diane walks us through the basic recipe for stuffing … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC LOUIE PÉREZ ON “LA BAMBA”

Los Lobos is an internationally acclaimed Chicano rock and roll music group with multiple Grammy awards to their name. Although the group released their first album, "Just Another Band from East L.A." … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA EVENT 2009 ACTIVIST REUNION 2

The Chicano Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and 1970s was in response to decades of discrimination and social inequality experienced by the Mexican American community in the Untied States. The … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD RICHARD YAÑEZ READS “HYMN TO VATOS…”

The Librotraficante Banned Book Caravan swept through Southwest cities in March of 2012.  The caravan was bringing banned books to the high school students of Tucson, Arizona. It was there that local … [Read more...]