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LATINOPIA WORD JOSEPH JULIAN GONZALEZ “SECURING AN AGENT”

Joseph Julian Gonzalez is an accomplished music composer for films, television as well as classical and popular works. He has scored the music for features film such as The Cisco Kid and Price of … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA GUEST BLOG IRENE DANIEL 6.16.13 “AMERICAN HEARTH”

FAREWELL TO  THE AMERICAN HEARTH. Senator Frank Lautenberg was the last surviving veteran of WWII to serve in our United States Congress. I mention this not only to honor him and his service to our … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC OLMECA “GO TO HELL!”

Olmeca is the performance name of Los Angeles-based David Barrgán, an incredibly talented song lyricist, poet, performer and rapper. His powerful imagery reflects the issues and concerns of today's … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA SHOWCASE LOS ANGELES WARD #3 “COCKFIGHT”

Actress and director Jade Puga and writer/director Richard Montes are the creative duo behind Safada y Sano Productions, an independent company that produces webisodes and long form dramas. The Los … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA EVENT 1930 LEMON GROVE INCIDENT

In 1930, the all-white school board of Lemon Grove, California voted to build a separate schoolhouse for children of Mexican descent. This provoked a community response, a boycott of the "Mexican … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA TEATRO CARMEN TAFOLLA “TERE”

Carmen Tafolla is an acclaimed poet and playwright who was named Poet Laureate for the CIty of San Antonio, Texas in 2012. In her one-woman show she depicts an array of barrio personalities. Latinopia … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA ART IGNACIO GÓMEZ “ZOOT SUIT POSTER”

Ignacio Gómez is an acclaimed artist, designer and sculptor. His images reflect prideful depictions of the Latino community, especially children and family. On the eve of a monumental lifetime … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA SHOWCASE “THEY ARE STILL THERE”

Liz H. Colunga is completing her MFA degree in Film Production at the University of North Texas. Her compassion for Latinos who are serving in the Iraq and Afghanistan fronts inspired this moving … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC FLACO JIMÉNEZ “MY START”

Legendary accordionist and Tex Mex music icon Flaco Jiménez grew up listening to the music of his father, Santiago Sr. and of his grandfather, Don Patricio Jiménez. The lives of three generations of  … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC JUAN TEJEDA ON CONJUNTO MUSIC

Juan Tejeda is music director of the San Antonio Conjunto Music Festival held each year and sponsored by the Guadalupe Cultural Center. Now in its 30th year, the festival brings together Conjunto … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC SIHASIN ‘MOVE ALONG”

Sister and brother, Jeneda and Clayson Benally from the Navajo (Diné) Nation in Northern Arizona are Sihasin, a musical group that combines bass, drums and original lyrics into songs that empower and … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA EVENTS 1967 PUERTO RICO PLEBISCITE

Following the conclusion of the Spanish American War in 1898, the island of Puerto Rico became a colony of the United States. Since that time, Puerto Ricans have debated the best course for the … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA FOOD COCINA HERNÁNDEZ “SOPA DE FIDEO”

Welcome to Cocina Hernández! In this episode Diane Velarde Hernández shares another one of her great Mexican recipes with us. This time it's "Sopa de Fideo," a traditional rendering of vermicelli … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC OLMECA & FRIENDS 2

Olmeca is a songwriter and spoken word artist whose lyrics, at times in Spanish and at times in English,  reflect the issues of urban Latino youth. This is the second installment of a recent jam with … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA SHOWCASE LOS ANGELES WARD 2 “SOMEONE’S GOTTA PAY”

Los Angeles Ward is a futuristic web drama series starring Jade Puga.  The series is produced by the creative team of actress/writer/producer Jade Puga and writer/director Richard Montes.  The … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD RUBÉN MARTÍNEZ “DESERT AMERICA”

Rubén Martínez is an author and performer.  His books "Crossing Over" and"The New Americans" have been widely acclaimed. In his latest book, "Desert America," he recounts a ten-year spiritual and … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD ROLANDO HINOJOSA “THE USELESS SERVANTS”

Rolando Hinojosa Smith is a pioneering Chicano author of more than a dozen books. He has won numerous national and international awards including the prestigious Casa de las Américas award given to … [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 WORD DENISE CHÁVEZ “CORRINE”

Denise Chávez is a New Mexico author whose novel "Face of an Angel" won the American Book Award. Her coming of age novel, "The Last of the Menu Girls" is a classic of Latina literature. In her piece … [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...]