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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...]

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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 EVENT 2010 JAIME ESCALANTE MEMORIAL

Jaime Escalante (1930-2010) was a renowned mathematics teacher at Garfield High School in East Los Angeles. His teaching success inspired the motion picture Stand and Deliver, directed by Ramón … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC CUÑAO “GAITAN”

Cuñao's frontman is Julio Montero. He born in Ecuador and raised in New York city. His music is very much influenced by the Latin American social protest songs of the 1970s. Here he performs his … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA EVENT 1966 CRUSADE FOR JUSTICE

In 1966, Chicano activist Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales created a community based civil rights organization called the Crusade for Justice. Corky was disillusioned by traditional government agencies that … [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...]