THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: RICHARD DUARDO SE NOS FUÉ, STARTREK’S ROBERT BELTRAN ON SHAKESPEARE, SCHOLARS WHO KNOW HOW TO KICK ASS, ARNIE AND PORFI ON MEXICO’S PLIGHT AND ANGELA ORTIZ IN THE GARDEN.
Latinopia was saddened to hear of the sudden passing of acclaimed Chicano artist and master printmaker Richard Duardo. Founder of Modern Multiples, he was responsible for the production of hundreds of distinguished prints by some of the most acclaimed Southern Calfornia artists. For more on his life and contributions visit: http://www.laobserved.com/obits.php and
Richard will be missed by his many friends and the art community.
This week our video features noted actor and director Robert Beltran. Known for his role as Chakotay on the TV series Star Trek Voyager, he has also directed stage productions of Shakespeare. In his latest, as part of the Encuentro 2014 theater festival, he directed a production of “Julius Caesar” at Josefina Lopez’s Casa 0101 Theater in East Los Angeles. He spoke to Latinopia on why he chose to direct Shakespeare. The play is on-going at CASA 0101 in Boyle Heights through November 16. Visit: www.casa0101.org.
This week we feature another Moment in Time. This week it’s a photo taken in the 1970s showing young Chicano scholars Tomás Ybarra Frausto, Rolando Hinojosa and Tomás Rivera sharing a moment at a literary conference. Ybarra Frausto, years later, would be instrumental in bringing about the acclaimed PBS series, “CHICANO! History of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement.” Rolando Hinojosa would become one of the most revered authors of Chicano literature with his “Klail City Death Trip ” series of books. And Tomás Rivera, who sadly passed away in 1984, became the first Chicano Chancellor of a major university at the University of California at Riverside. Looking at this photo, who would have thought? Sergio Hernandez weighs in, as is his wont, on the disappearance and presumed murder of 47 students in Mexico, a scandal that is finally receiving worldwide attention. Angela Ortiz shares with us another stunning photograph, this time “In the Garden.”
Enjoy your week on Latinopia!