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JULIO MEDINA’S SERENDIPITY 4.26.15 “THE FUTURE IS SKATING”

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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...]

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LATINOPIA ART ESTRADA COURTS MURALS

Estrada Courts is a neighborhood housing project in East Los Angeles. In 1973, Charles "Cat" Félix, a Chicano artist and muralist, decided that the walls of this community merited murals reflective of … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA CINEMA ENRIQUE “KIKI” CASTILLO “BLOOD IN, BLOOD OUT”

Enrique "Kiki" Castillo is an acclaimed Chicano actor of stage, television and motion pictures. His television credits include programs like Weeds, N.C.I.S, American Family, L.A. Law and many others. … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC OLMECA “NO VENGO SOLO” ( I AM NOT ALONE) Vimeo

Olmeca No Venda (I am Lot Alone) from Latinopia from Breht Burri on Vimeo. Olmeca (David Barragan) is a bilingual rapper whose lyrics evoke powerful imagery about the issues affecting Latinos in … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA ART VINCENT SÁNCHEZ CARDONA

Victor Sánchez Cardona is an abstract artist of Puerto Rican descent residing in San Juan, Puerto Rico. In this virtual gallery tour we are introduced to some of his latest paintings. … [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 HERO “REMEMBERING ARMIDA VALDEZ”

REMEMBERING ARMIDA VALDEZ I was stunned by the news of the passing of Armida Valdez. I has just left her a message last week about the new collaboration that her husband, Daniel Valdez, and I … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD DANNY ROMERO

Danny Romero is a California poet and novellist based in Sacramento. In addition to several chapbooks of poetry, he is the author of the novel Calle 10. He read his poetry at the 2010 Flor y Canto … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD LUCHA CORPI ON CRIME WRITING

Lucha Corpi is the author of such crime novels as Eulogy for a Brown Angel, Cactus Blood, Death at Solstice and others. Latinopia asked Lucha about writing crime novels and how that differs from her … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD PAT MORA “MI MADRE”

Pat Mora is a celebrated poet who grew up along the US/Mexico border. Her poetry and children's books reflect the often conflictive nature of being Bilingual and Bicultural but also reveals her love … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC SIHASIN “THEY CAN’T KEEP YOU DOWN”

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

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LATINOPIA SHOWCASE “THE SAN PATRICIOS”

During the U.S.-Mexican War of 1846, more than 500 immigrant soldiers, mostly Irish, deserted the U.S. Army and fought on the Mexican side of the war. This battalion of Irish soldiers were known as … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA TEATRO PROPERTIES OF SILENCE 2

Properties of Silence is a new American play written by Theresa Chavez, Rose Portillo and Alan Pulner and directed by Theresa Chavez. The play imagines a dream encounter between seventeenth century … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA GUEST BLOG MARGARITO J. GARCIA III “AFRO-MESOAMERICANS PART TWO”

AFRO-MESOAMERICANS PART II As I have mentioned in previous writings, nothing validates more what I do through my own writings than the responses I get from my readers about my writings. Such … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD LUCHA CORPI “CONFESSIONS OF A BOOK BURNER”

Lucha Corpi is a celebrated mystery writer who has created the character of Gloria Damasco a clairvoyant Chicana detective who solves crimes in novels such as Eulogy for a Brown Angel, Cactus Blood, … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA TEATRO “PROPERTIES OF SILENCE”

Properties of Silence is a new American play written by Theresa Chavez, Rose Portillo and Alan Pulner and directed by Theresa Chavez. The play imagines a dream encounter between seventeenth century … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD ALBERTO RÍOS “HOW TO WRITE A POEM”

Alberto "Tito" Ríos is a celebrated poet and author who has published ten books of poetry, three short story collections and a memoir. Latinopia was intrigued by his body of work as a poet and asked a … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA ART WILLIE HERRON’S “THE WALL THAT CRACKED OPEN”

Willie Herron is an artist, muralist and musician. In 1972 his brother John was attacked and nearly killed by gang members in an East Los Angeles alley. Willie depicted the attack in an iconic mural … [Read more...]