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APRIL EVENTS 2013

LOS ANGELES AREA THE WOMEN OF JUAREZ APRIL 5- MAY 19, 2013 TEATRO FRIDA KAHLO 2332 WEST 4TH STREET LOS ANGELES, CA 90057 INFO: (213) 382-8133 and  http://www.fridakahlotheater.org The … [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...]

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LATINOPIA ART “EAGLE ROCK TROMPERS”

The Eagle Rock Trompers is a vintage car club founded in 1945 in the Northeast Los Angeles community of Eagle Rock. Originally created to race hot rods, the club has since evolved into a club of … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MOMENT IN TIME A CHICANO IN BELFAST

This photograph commemorates the painting of an international mural on a wall in Belfast, Northern Ireland coordinated by a Chicano muralist, Victor Ochoa, in July of 1997. How a Chicano from San … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA TEATRO “ESPIRITÚ DE AZTLÁN”

During the 1970s a vibrant Chicano theater movement spread across the United States. Inspired by the success of El Teatro Campesino, dozens of theater companies began performing for Latino audiences … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA ART “WHY AZTLÁN?”

During the Chicano Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and 1970s, the term "Aztlán became popular as a way of referring to the American Southwest. Many Chicano artists adopted the term in their art … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA BOOK REVIEW “BEFORE THE END, AFTER THE BEGINNING”

“Before the End, After the Beginning” Written by Dagoberto Gilb Published by Grove Press 195 Pages ___________________ Reviewed by Luís Torres luis.r.torres@charter.net   You would … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA ART “SHIFRA GOLDMAN ON CHICANO ART”

The late Dr. Shifra Goldman (1926-2011) is considered by many as the foremost scholar and historian of Chicano Art.  Beginning in the 1960s,  she was instrumental in putting Chicano Art movement on … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA CINEMA “DANNY DE LA PAZ IN AMERICAN ME”

Danny De la Paz is a celebrated actor of stage and screen. With a career that spans decades, he is perhaps best remembered for his riveting portrayals of"Chuco" in the movie "Boulevard Nights" and … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA TEATRO CARMEN TAFOLLA “OCCUPATION NONE”

Carmen Tafolla is a playwright and performer based in San Antonio, Texas. In her one-woman show she portrays many different barrio personages. In "Occupation None," she embodies the voice of a 91-year … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA EVENT “WHAT IS AZTLÁN?”

The term Aztlán is used throughout the barrios of the Southwest to refer to the ancient homeland of the Mexica people--the ancestors of today's Mexicans and Mexican Americans. But what exactly is … [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 MOMENT IN TIME “TIJERINA MEETS GALARZA”

MOMENT IN TIME “TIJERINA MEETS GALARZA” What happens when two celebrated Chicano leaders, whose fight for justice and equality of Mexican Americans is legendary, meet for the first time?  This is … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA BOOK REVIEW “PIO PICO GOV. OF MEXICAN CALIFORNIA”

“Pio Pico: The Last Governor of Mexican California” by Carlos Manuel Salomon University of Oklahoma Press 223 pages Luis Torres luis.r.torres@charter.net (626) 577-5664 March 10, … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA SHOWCASE “OJO DE AGUA”

Roberto Olivares is a member of the "Ojo de Agua" (Eye of Water) film collective based in Oaxaca, Mexico. The group produces documentaries about the indigenous communities of Mexico while also … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA BOOK REVIEW “THE CHINESE IN MEXICO”

“The Chinese in Mexico 1882-1940" University of Arizona Press (www.uapress.arizona.edu) Roberto Chao Romero Reviewed by Luis … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA TEATRO “EL TEATRO CAMPESINO 3″

By 1967, the protracted strike by farm workers against California grape growers has reached national proportions. The Teatro Campesino, whose principal members now included Luis Valdez, Daniel Valdez, … [Read more...]