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LATINOPIA SHOWCASE VOCES – COL. ENRIQUE CERVANTES

Since 1999, Dr. Maggie Rivas-Rdoriguez has been documenting the history and lives of Latino veterans of World War Tow, Korea and, later, Viet Nam. Each year, Dr. Rivas-Rodriguez conducts an editing … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA CINEMA CARLOS AVILA ON “MASKED MEN”

Carlos Avila is a producer and director whose credits include the PBS series Foto-Novelas (1997) and the feature film Price of Glory (200) which starred Jimmy Smits.  His latest project is a PBS … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC QUETZAL “CANTO LISO”

Quetzal is an East Los Angeles band whose music mirrors the social, political and cultural struggles of Latinos in the United States and Latin America.  On August 24, 2013 they performed their song … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA ART SONIA ROMERO 2

Sonia Romero is a graphic artist,muralist and print maker. In this second profile on Sonia and her work, Latinopia explores Sonia's public murals, in particular the "Urban Oasis" mural at the … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD THELMA REYNA

Thelma Reyna is the author of the award-winning "The Heavens Weep For Us and Other Stories" and the poetry collections "Breath & Bone" and "Hearts In Common."  Latinopia caught up with Thelma on … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD ANAYA ON WRITING

Rudolfo Anaya is the pioneering Chicano author of more than a dozen books including the acclaimed coming of age novel Bless me,Ultima. Latinopia asked Anaya about how he goes about writing and what … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD JOSE MONTOYA ON THE RCAF

José Montoya is the revered godfather of Chicano poetry and art who passed away on September 25, 2013.  A longtime activist and educator, José has influenced generations of Latinos with his insightful … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA BOOK REVIEW “LATINO AMERICANS”

LATINO AMERICANS -The Companion Book to the PBS documentary Series Written by Ray Suarez,  Celebra Press, 2013. Reviewed by Denis Bixler-Marquez _____________________________________ Behind … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD OLGA GARCÍA ECHEVERRÍA “LENGUALISTIC ALGO”

Olga García-Echeverría is a narrative writer and poet who was born and raised in East Los Angeles. Her book, "Falling Angels,"  is split in half between stories and poems, and features a bilingual … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA CINEMA JOHN VALADEZ ON “PREJUDICE AND PRIDE”

John Valadez is the producer and director of two episodes of the six part PBS documentary series Latino Americans. In the episode titled "Prejudice and Pride," he tackles the story of the Chicano … [Read more...]

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PAN DULCE. WHAT DO YOU CALL THAT?

PAN DULCE! (MEXICAN PASTRY) ______________________________________________________________________________ Throughout the United States many people awaken each morning with one thing in mind: Pan … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD JOSÉ MONTOYA – REMEMBRANCES

FOLLOWING ARE RECUERDOS FROM JOSÉ MONTOYA'S FRIENDS. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ADD YOUR MEMORY OF JOSÉ, PLEASE LEAVE YOUR COMMENT BELOW WITH EMAIL … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA CINEMA HENRY DARROW “HIGH CHAPARRAL”

Henry Darrow is a pioneering Puerto Rican actor who won acclaim when he starred as "Manolito" in the western television series "High Chaparral," (1967-1971). Latinopia caught up with him at the Gene … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD JOSÉ MONTOYA “EL LOUIE”

José Montoya is a renowned poet, artist and political activist. Here he reads from his celebrated bilingual poem, "El Louie," a reading that took place at Occidental College in Los Angeles, … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD JOSÉ MONTOYA “PACHUCO PORTFOLIO”

José Montoya is a renowned poet, artist and activist who has been in the forefront of the Chicano art movement. One of his most celebrated poems is titled "Pachuco Portfolio" which pays homage to the … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD JUAN FELÍPE ON JOSÉ MONTOYA

Ode for José Montoya (9/29/13) we begin with you with paints desert lands of Escabosa New Mexico trails & morning conversations back in that time we all do not know that early time as a … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD NEPHTALÍ ON MONTOYA

  Hoy Sembraron a José  Montoya (General of the RCAF)   © by Nephtalí  De León hoy sembraron a José Montoya pilot on a mission dropping bombs of rebel art in the barrios of Aztlan he’d … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD ALARCÓN ON MONTOYA

  A Poet Is a River   to José Montoya(1932-2013), Chicano poet laureate, who decided to celebrate his book “InFormation: 20 Years of Joda,” by reading poems at La Raza / Galería Posada in … [Read more...]

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JOSÉ MONTOYA – IN HIS OWN WORDS

JOSÉ MONTOYA - CALIFORNIA ARTIST IN HIS OWN WORDS: By the late 1960s, we have the Chicano Movement begin to consolidate. And the whole concept of what is Chicano Art is being discussed … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC JOSEPH JULIAN GONZALEZ “HOW I COMPOSE MUSIC”

Joseph Julian Gonzalez is an acclaimed composer of classical music and motion picture and television music. His credits include features films, documentaries series and television episodic series. … [Read more...]