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Hace 500 Años Murió Cristóbal Colón el Descubridor de América
“El iniciador en la creación del imperio más grandel del mundo”
Por: Paco Zavala
El navegante que con su gran aventura marítima aportó la base para crear el imperio más grande del mundo, “El Gran Imperio Español”, el pasado mes de mayo de este 2006, cumplió 500 años de haber fallecido. En mayo de 1506, supuestamente falleció Cristóbal Colón, el “Descubridor de América” y desde entonces sus restos no han descansado para la eternidad, es más, hoy día, no se sabe con exactitud en donde se encuentran sepultados.
Letter from Oaxaca: Performing in the Flames
By Guillermo Gomez-Peña
“Opening day arrived, and while we were setting up in the Museum, 50,000 citizens had gathered outside to support the teachers. The sound of their loudspeakers intertwined with the sound of our rehearsal.”
On August 1st, my performance art troupe La Pocha Nostra began our annual “summer school” in the Mexican city of Oaxaca. Each summer we conduct two intensive workshops, one for ‘beginners” and another for seasoned performance artists. The result is a public performance at MACO (Museum of Contemporary Art, Oaxaca). Artists come from as far away as Canada, the US, the UK, Spain, Holland, Australia, and Peru to collaborate with indigenous Oaxacans working in experimental art forms.
Photographer Anthony Mournian Captures the Essence of People
By Raymond R. Beltran
Photographer Anthony Mournian doesn’t seem to talk politics much. Photos from his Minolta 35 mm speak instead, and when some people see his black and whites from the April 9 immigration marches, they say he’s biased. He agrees, because to him, the photo of a little girl holding a sign that reads “I Am Not a Criminal” isn’t about the sign. It’s about the little girl.
¡ASK A MEXICAN!
Dear Mexican: I once got into a fight with a cholo. We beat the crap out of each other but when all was said and done, I kicked his ass harder than he kicked mine and the cholo ran off swearing and spitting...
¡TIC TAC TIEMPO!
While Escondido and Vista propose racist anti-migrant legislation, National City welcomes migrants. Join the Border Angels, Gente Unidad, Si Se Puede and community members at a pro-migrant rally in saying YES to migrants and human rights. Join pro-immigrant advocates next Saturday, September 30th at National City 1200 in front of the Civic Center (1243 National City Blvd) and say yes to Migrants and Human Rights.
Estrellas Nuevas y Establecidas para los Latin Grammys
Por James Klein
NUEVA YORK (KPRENSA) Las nominaciones de la 7a. Entrega Anual del Latin Grammy fueron anunciadas esta semana en una conferencia de prensa en Madison Square Garden en Nueva York. Los artistas que presentan las nominaciones incluyeron a Obie Bermúdez, Tego Calderón, Calle 13, Willy Colón, Fonseca, Alejandra Guzmán, India, y Los Tigres del Norte. En un año que reconoció a músicos pertenecientes a una gran variedad de estilos, las nominaciones celebran a artistas y profesionales creativos establecidos a la par de talentos nuevos. Los premios se presentarán el 2 de noviembre.
New and Established stars for the Latin Grammys
By James Klein
NEW YORK (KPRENSA) The 7th Annual Latin Grammy Awards nominations were announced this week at a press conference at Madison Square Garden in New York. Artists presenting the nominations included Obie Bermúdez, Tego Calderón, Calle 13, Fonseca, Alejandra Guzmán, India, and Los Tigres Del Norte. The nominations celebrated both established artists and emerging talent. The 7th Annual Latin Grammy Awards will be awarded on Nov.2.
By By Francisco H. Ciriza
21 Century rock! Taking everything from 80’s pop/rock to trendy loud guitars and electronic tidbits, this Los Angeles quartet cranks out fun, spunky, hits-to-be. Powered by the cute, if not sultry voice of Lady P (Pilar Diaz), ‘Mix Tape’ represents the latest development along the continuum of L.A. music featuring everything from Missing Persons spacey quirk to Van Halenesque testosterone-fueled rock. But perhaps more intriguing than the catchy yet tasteful music, is Lady P’s tactical delivery of Spanglish lyrics. Her gorgeous pronunciation of both idiomas is muy sexy and quite simply enthralling.
Hang Ten At Fiesta Del Rio In Imperial Beach
Celebrating the Tijuana Estuary and Its Cultures: Where Nature and Nations Meet
Imperial Beach Join us on Sunday, October 8, 2006 at noon for activities ranging from children’s games, dancing, and cutting edge urban environmental art. Don’t miss the premiere of the Sloughs musical, performed by Mendoza elementary students, based on Dempsey Holder and the brave early surfers of the huge waves off the Tijuana River mouth.
Castillo Wants to Make Impact on the Field and In Hispanic Community
By John Philip Wyllie
Based on what we have seen so far, the San Diego Chargers could be in for one of their most memorable seasons in recent years. At the heart of that success has been their stifling defense which blanked the Raiders in the season opener and nearly shut out the Titans. Second-year defensive end, Luis Castillo is one of the many reasons the Chargers defense is thriving. He is looking forward to another banner year.
Former WBC Champ, Unbeaten Heavyweight Hawk Top
“Salute to Americas Heroes 2”
Former World Boxing Council light flyweight champion Eric Ortiz of Mexico City and highly regarded, young, undefeated heavyweight Shawn “The Sioux Warrior” Hawk of Los Angeles headline “Salute to America’s Heroes 2,” a benefit card at United States Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton presented by the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation Sept. 29.