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LATINOPIA CINEMA PEPE SERNA “SCARFACE”

Pepe Serna is an accomplished actor with more than 100 films to his credits and numerous television appearances. One of his most memorable roles was that of "Angel" in the motion picture "Scarface." … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC CONJUNTO AZTLÁN “DESAFINADA”

Conjunto Aztlán is a San Antonio-based music group that was formed out of the Chicano civil rights movement of the 1970s. The group, made up of Juan Tejeda, José Flores Peregrino, Clemencia Zapata, … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC QUETZAL “TRAGAFUEGOS” (FIRE BREATHERS)

Quetzal is an East Los Angeles Chican@ band whose music reflects the social, political and cultural struggles of Latinos in the United States and Latin America. On August 24, 2013 they performed their … [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 FOOD COCINA HERNÁNDEZ “CAPIROTADA”

Welcome to another visit with Cocina Hernández. As Easter approaches Latinopia thought it would be fun to find out how to cook a favorite Lenten food prepared in Latino households throughout the … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC CONJUNTO HUEYAPAN “EL AHUALULCO”

Conjunto Hueyapan is a jarocho musical group made up of two generations of the Herrera family.  Founded in 1973 by Fermín Herrera, the group hails from Oxnard, California and are always is in popular … [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 SHOWCASE DANIEL RIOS “INUNDATION”

Daniel Rios is an eighteen-year-old  high school student at Eastwood High School in El Paso, Texas. "Inundation" is a short dramatic film which he wrote, produced, directed and edited. He aspires to … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA EVENT LIBROTRAFICANTES 4 ” A VISIT WITH ANAYA”

After leaving the Border Bookstore in Mesilla, New Mexico, the caravan carrying banned books to the children of Tucson heads north to Albuquerque for a meeting with renowned author Rudolfo Anaya. On … [Read more...]

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WORD VISION with HARRY GAMBOA JR. “WHITEWASH”

WHITEWASH During the late 20th Century, the following anonymous graffiti was spray painted across Southern California on surfaces of numerous buildings, sidewalks, freeways, freestanding … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA FOOD LA TAMALADA

Latinopia Food La Tamalada from Latinopia.com on Vimeo. Every Christmas Diane Velarde Hernández celebrates, as do many Latinos, with the making of tamales. This tradition of friends and family … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MOMENT IN TIME JFK MEETS WITH LULAC

This Moment in Time is quite extraordinary. It is a photo of President John F. Kennedy visiting a reunion of the Houston League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) in Houston, Texas on October … [Read more...]

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HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS 2014

HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS ART SALES There are many art sales afoot in most cities. Here are just a few. Why purchase corporate made gifts when you can give something personal. Buy original art by … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA BOOK REVIEW “AFRO- 6 ” REVIEWED BY ERNIE HOGAN

THE COLLIDING WORLDS OF AFRO-6. Dell Books, 1969 By Hank Lopez Reviewed by Ernest Hogan ___________________________________ Chicano ain’t no pure thing. Ain’t no puro Chicano. Puro … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD LEVI ROMERO

Levi Romero is a native New Mexican poet who was named centennial poet for the state in 2012.  His poetry collections include "In the Gathering of Silence" (1996),  "A Poetry of Remembrances:  New and … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA CINEMA MARÍA AGUI CARTER “REBEL”

María Agui Carter is a prize-winning independent filmmaker whose PBS credits include Tango Dual Dance (2000), Rumble Over West Side Story (2000)  and The Devil's Music (2000).  She also produced the … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA FOOD RECIPE “JALAPEÑO SODA BREAD”

Jalapeño Irish Soda Bread The sweetness of traditional Irish soda bread ingredients—raisins, buttermilk, some sugar—are richly complimented by jalapeño heat. Here’s a soda bread recipe from Ireland … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA ART AZTLÁN ART SHOW

In 2003, Frank Garcia curated the first Aztlan Art Show at the dA gallery in Pomona, California. The show brought together different generations of Chicano and Chicana artists. Since that time, the … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD LEVI ON RAÚL AND JOSÉ

HIGH SCHOOL ENGLISH Homenaje a la Maestría By Levi Romero I not long after my high school English teacher had passed the colored pencils out I summoned her attention I can’t see what … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD “DOÑA JULIA’S CHILDREN”

Latinopia's blogger Luis R. Torres has recently published a biography of Mexican American education activist Vahac Mardirosian. It was Mardirosian who led the Educational Issues Coordinating … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC LOS POCHOS “MARGIE”

Though Conjunto Music originated in Texas, it is by no means limited to that state. In Los Angeles, California the conjunto group Los Pochos carries on the decades-long tradition. The accordionist is … [Read more...]