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Brown got the cable food thing down

Brown got the cable food thing down

By Marcos Najera Have you ever wondered where all the Brown people are on TV? They are on the Food Network. Seriously. I finally figured out the results of network television diversity programs. You might think we have our strongest presence on the George Lopez show or Ugly Betty. But if you really want to […]

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A step up

A step up

By Anita Mabante Leach You may as well practice shouting “¡Ole!” and “¡Hechale!” in anticipation of attending Levanto, the two-part performance by Calo Flamenco at the Chandler Center for the Arts. If past shows are any indication, the audience is moved to respond to the sound of zapateado (rhythmic footwork) and syncopated palmas (clapping) as […]

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Puerto Rican sheriff fills gaps in ‘Missing’

Puerto Rican sheriff fills gaps in ‘Missing’

By Angela Rabago Mussi Parents get a chill each time a child kidnapping case hits the news, such as the recent Missouri case where a boy was taken from his bus stop and found four days later in a man’s apartment with another boy who had been missing for more than four years. Reading Missing […]

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2-day McDowell FESTIVAL is one long concert

2-day McDowell FESTIVAL is one long concert

The sounds of Latino rock, New Orleans funk, reggae, jazz and country will come together this month to raise money for local children’s charities. Los Lonely Boys, Bob Weir and Ratdog, the Neville Brothers and Toots & the Maytals headline the fourth annual McDowell Mountain Music Festival at Westworld in Scottsdale April 27-28. Westworld is […]

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ASU dean seeks to benefit community through integration of arts

ASU dean seeks to benefit community through integration of arts

By Anita Mabante Leach Finding the cultural heartbeat of the Phoenix metro area can be a daunting task, but if it is your job to connect with the community, the effort can be even tougher. Still, Kwang-Wu Kim, the new Dean of the ASU Herberger College of Arts, is determined to meet the cultural community […]

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Cuban artist favors mythical images

Cuban artist favors mythical images

For Nelson Garcia Miranda, the concept of “Cubanidad” is both visceral and visual. It’s a personal style that weaves Cuba’s rural folklore, fables and themes of Cuban song and dance into his art. Deseo, an upscale restaurant at Scottsdale’s Westin Kierland Resort and Spa, is featuring the internationally known Cuban artist’s work in a gallery […]

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‘Hippie Mexicana’ digs up laughs

‘Hippie Mexicana’ digs up laughs

Picture a small farm in Arizona, circa 1972. At the intersection of two prehistoric canals, members of the Rios family come across an unexpected archeological find that unleashes a series of events, transforming their laid-back lifestyle forever. Borderlands Theater offers its first full production, Hippie Mexicana, a comedy by Evangeline Ordaz, at Beowulf Alley Theatre, […]

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Latin art gallery opens

Latin art gallery opens

Another bridge to art in the Americas will open to fans this month in Scottsdale. The Latin American Art Gallery, 7610 E. McDonald Drive, Ste. C, opens its doors April 21 in the Stable Galleria. Owner Sharon Figarelli specializes in contemporary paintings, drawings, sculpture and photography by innovative Latino artists from Cuba, Brazil, Mexico, Uruguay, Venezuela, […]

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TEJANO king in Tucson

TEJANO king in Tucson

Two decades of music, food and entertainment has made Chicanos Por La Causa’s ¡VIVA! Tucson Latino Music Festival an annual rite of spring and this year is no exception. And for those who adore conjunto, there’ll be mucho music to swoon over the course of the two-day event. At LPM Vibe press time, performers scheduled […]

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CPLC dinner honors 5 for achievements

CPLC dinner honors 5 for achievements

A schoolteacher, a government official, a small business banker, a justice of the peace, a longtime activist and an insurance corporation are among honorees at Chicanos Por La Causa’s annual dinner. The event is scheduled April 26 at Sheraton Wild Horse Pass, 5594 W. Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Chandler. For information, call (602) 257-0700. Nevitt Elementary schoolteacher […]