ASK TIA TENOPIA 2.12.12

Hola Mis Queridos Latinopianos! Breaking News! Your Tia is rete alborotada to announce a new blog on Latinopia.com featuring the wisdom and wit of multi-talented actor, producer and director Dan Guerrero. Now your Tia has just gotten to know Dan recently and I decided to find out more about this vato. Well! I visited Dan’s website (www.Danguerrero.com) and. found out these exciting things about Dan. He is the son of legendary songwriter, musician and big band leader Lalo Guerrero, considered by many as the father of Chicano music (see Latinopia’s 100 Years of Latino Music). Dan has acted on the New York stage (see Dan’s Latinopia video Gaytino).  Although raised in East Los Angeles, Dan started his entertainment career in New York where for many years he was a successful theatrical agent with clients in the original casts of countless Broadway musicals. He returned home to Los Angeles for an equally successful time as a casting director for stage and television before turning his talents to producing and directing. He has produced diverse programming for NBC, PBS, HBO, FOX, Univision and Telemundo. Y ademas, Dan has produced staged spectacular events at such firme venues as the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque and the Cite de la Musique in Paris, France. Se avienta este vato! So say welcome to Dan and check out his weekly blog “Out and About with Dan Guerrero.”

On other fronts, we have two exciting videos for you. In history, we have celebration of the life of legendary mathematics teacher Jaime Escalante (1930-2012). You probably will remember that his teaching success with Latino students inspired the motion picture Stand and Deliver. When he passed away last year, the entire East Los Angeles community came out to pay him respects. Check out Latinopia Event 2010 Jaime Escalante Memorial. In Literature, we visit with Tejano author Rene Pérez whose first collection of short stories, “Along These Highways” was just published by Bilingual Review Press. Check out his short story “Closeness to Taste” and if you want to buy his book follow the link to Bilingual Review Press.

Bueno, I’ll le tyo get on to Dna’s Blog and to the videos! Abrazos! Tia Tenopia

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