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Pedro Infante lives on in new DVD collection

Pedro Infante lives on in new DVD collection

It has been 50 years since Mexico mourned the untimely death of Pedro Infante, whose films often can be seen on Spanish-language television. With his trademark good looks and gorgeous voice, Infante was adored by legions of Mexican movie fans. Often cast as a hero, a dedicated father or a loving son, Infante (along with […]

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New music speaks with Brazilian accent

New music speaks with Brazilian accent

Quetzal Guerrero’s new EP Vamos Conversar signals the future of urban Latino sounds, and it comes via L.A. from a Mesa Chicano/Brazilian homegrown talent. Quetzal and his band The Warriors inspire us to believe it’s the born-in-the-USA, polyglot offspring of mixed marriages that will carry the banner of Latino music. Conversar is a four-song set of […]

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And in this corner…Santo!

And in this corner…Santo!

Hokay! Perhaps this is just a ploy to sell luchador Halloween costumes, but we felt compelled to share this news: Those of you who are lucha fans (you know who you are) will be interested to hear about Cartoon Network’s new-but-untitled program featuring Santo, El Enmascarado de Plata (Man in the Silver Mask). Santo’s son, […]

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Arizona songbird

Arizona songbird

By Coty Dolores Miranda Ruth Vichules is first and foremost a musician and multifaceted entertainer, but she is also a great storyteller. Any conversation about her music and her newest CD that features American jazz classics sung in Spanish, inevitably leads to fascinating anecdotes: stories of her childhood spent listening to and then singing American, […]

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Najera Nights: Tacky syntax marks user as rude

Najera Nights: Tacky syntax marks user as rude

By Marcos Najera Are you rude? Take a minute to reflect. Man in the mirror time. Whip out your inner Michael Jackson. Not the dirty one, but the one who chirped, “I’m looking at the man in the mirror… I am asking him to chuuu-aaanggggeee hiz wayzzzz… and no message…coulda bin any clear-uh… if you […]

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Najera Nites: Losing and winning

Najera Nites: Losing and winning

By Marcos Najera I have to get something off my chest and then I’ll talk about what I am supposed to talk about this month. Well, OK, let me quickly talk about what I am supposed to talk about and then we’ll come back to that.  Javier Gomez and Sixto Melendez. They won. More on that […]

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Wrestling book reveals why we’re loco for ‘lucha’

Wrestling book reveals why we’re loco for ‘lucha’

We’re suckers for masked heroes, just ask anyone. That includes the now-cancelled animated cartoon Mucha Lucha to the Telecaster sounds of Los Straitjackets to Jack Black’s corny-but-lovable character in Nacho Libre. Now, we find out there are legions in our corner – of the wrestling ring, that is. As a youngster Dan Madigan recalls a […]

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Surfing to survive

To some, a film named Las Chulas starring young women surfers in El Salvador may conjure up scenes of a flotilla of bikinied, bronze beach bunnies. No way, says Brendan Kiernan, the producer/writer of the documentary in progress. He and his partner Frank Pickell of Rattlecan production studio in Boulder, Colo., describe the storyline as […]

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Blog features Latino authors

Mainstream media often overlooks Chicano literature and art, so buena suerte (good luck) trying to keep up with the latest book releases or art happenings. But now we have La Bloga (http://labloga.blogspot.com/), which started in late 2004 as a blog about Chicano literature and arts but delves into just about anything of interest to the community. […]

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Festive and friendly happenings for kids

Festive and friendly happenings for kids

In an attempt to provide balance to the Vibe section, we are pointing out some kinder, gentler events that little ones will enjoy in May. The first is Sesame Street Live: Elmo Makes Music, showing at the Dodge Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, from May 3-6. We’re thinking Muppet Rosita, who has a Puerto Rican […]

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