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Teatro Luna’s Landmark 10th Anniversary Season Expands with Exciting New Projects

Teatro Luna’s Landmark 10th Anniversary Season Expands with Exciting New Projects

Teatro Luna's Landmark 10th Anniversary Season Expands with Exciting New Projects! NEW, ORIGINAL WORK, AND TIMELY STORIES TAKE THE STAGE AS TEATRO LUNA’S continue reading »

Founder of U.S.-Mexico Border Hospital Amongst 10 Finalist for CNN Hero Award (VIDEO)

Founder of U.S.-Mexico Border Hospital Amongst 10 Finalist for CNN Hero Award (VIDEO)

Guadalupe Arizpe de la Vega, founder of the FEMAP foundation is one of the ten CNN Hero Award finalists. Guadalupe’s organization is addressing border health issues for those living along the border in poverty. continue reading »

Oscar de la Hoya to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award for Multiple Talents (VIDEO)

Oscar de la Hoya to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award for Multiple Talents (VIDEO)

Leading television industry publications will present the 2010 coveted Lifetime of Achievement in Hispanic Television Award to Oscar De La Hoya, the Olympic gold medalist (1992), continue reading »

COMMUNITY: Man Looks “Beyond” to Make Lives a “Bitty” Better

COMMUNITY: Man Looks “Beyond” to Make Lives a “Bitty” Better

Within the Chicago neighborhood of Little Village, the Midwest’s largest Mexican-American population, there’s something going on. Things, and people, are changing. And that’s exactly what Rob Castaneda, Executive Director of Beyond the Ball, is trying to do. continue reading »

Julia de Burgos, Celebrated Puerto Rican Poet, Honored on U.S. Stamp

Julia de Burgos, Celebrated Puerto Rican Poet, Honored on U.S. Stamp

Julia de Burgos, one of Puerto Rico’s most celebrated poets, was recognized by the Postal Service today on a 44-cent stamp at the Teatro Tapia, one of the oldest drama stage buildings in the U.S. An award-winning writer and journalist, Julia de Burgos takes her place among honorees in the Postal Service’s Literary Arts series and with 75 other Hispanic-themed stamps. continue reading »

New York Fashion Week Bedazzled by Latino Designers

New York Fashion Week Bedazzled by Latino Designers

As Fashion Week concludes today in New York we saw some of the best designers highlighting their Spring 2011 collections and amongst them were many Hispanic and Latino designers you should get to know if you don’t already. continue reading »

Placido Domingo to be Honored as Latin Grammy’s Person of the Year

Placido Domingo to be Honored as Latin Grammy’s Person of the Year

Opera star Placido Domingo has been named Person of the Year by the Latin Recording Academy and will be honored at the 11th Annual Latin Grammy Awards ceremony to be held on November 11, 2010 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas continue reading »

Rosa Rios: Sixth Latino To Occupy U.S. Treasurer Office

Rosa Rios: Sixth Latino To Occupy U.S. Treasurer Office

Rosa "Rosie" Gumataotao Rios, a first generation Mexican American, was raised in Hayward, California by her single mother along with her eight siblings. When old enough, to help her mother, Rios took a job processing books at a library warehouse working long hours and often having to do her homework in the early morning hours. continue reading »

Singing Legend Marco Antonio Solis Gets Hollywood Star (VIDEO)

Mexican singer, composer and record producer Marco Antonio Solis got his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, snagging star No. 2,415, which was handed to him by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. continue reading »

Cast Kills It In Robert Rodriguez’s Machete

“If you're going to hire Machete to kill the bad guy, you better make damn sure the bad guy isn't you!” continue reading »

Gutierrez Signs on to QB for da-Bears

Gutierrez Signs on to QB for da-Bears

The Chicago Bears signed Matt Gutierrez to a one-year contract and watched him practice on Wednesday. Gutierrez does not have extensive NFL experience but he will possibly gain some this Saturday in Bears preseason game against the Oakland Raiders at home. continue reading »

Two Hispanics Receive Presidential Citizens Medals

Two Hispanics Receive Presidential Citizens Medals

President Barack Obama awarded 13 Presidential Citizens Medals at a White House ceremony and among this elite group were two Hispanics. Roberta Diaz Brinton and Colombian born Jorge Munoz received the Presidential Citizens Medal, the second highest civilian award after the Medal of Freedom, for their work in predominantly Latino communities. continue reading »

The Singing Kids From Morelia: Conservatorio de las Rosas

The Singing Kids From Morelia: Conservatorio de las Rosas

The prestigious Young Children’s Choir from Morelia was founded in 1949 and modeled after the Institute of the Vienna Boy’s Choir of Austria. It is presently composed of boys and girls between the ages of 8 and 13 years. continue reading »

World Renowned Mexican Conductor Pays Homage to Mexican Composers

World Renowned Mexican Conductor Pays Homage to Mexican Composers

This past weekend, world-renowned conductor, Enrique Barrios. Mr. Barrios lead the Grant Park Orchestra in the special presentation of classical music in honor of Mexican composers. continue reading »

GROUNDBREAKER: Dr. Antonia Novello

GROUNDBREAKER: Dr. Antonia Novello

Dr. Antonia Novello, has always lived by her motto “Service is the rent you pay for living, and that service is what sets you apart” and her service to public health care has set her apart and made her a ground-breaker. She is a ground-breaker at so many levels to recognize her only by her most elevated title; U.S. Surgeon General is not enough. Before becoming the 1st woman and the 1st Hispanic in that role she had already made a name for herself in public health policy, as a two-star Rear Admiral in the U.S. Public Health Service agency. continue reading »