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Llamado a los Artistas/ Call To Artists

Mi país existe por Natalia Muñoz Llamado a los Artistas  Pulso de Springfield  está buscando artistas de ascendencia latina y del Caribe a presentar obras de arte de cualquier tipo de medio para nuestras vibraciones locales y mostrar los sabores del arte, una exposición para celebrar la presencia local y la influencia de la cultura latina y el Caribe. La exposición estará... 

Desafío entrevista a Benicio del Toro

Titulada Cine, cultura y educación en las palabras de Benicio del Toro nos enteramos de las opiniones del artista sobre temas tales como el desarrollo de la industria cinematográfica en Puerto Rico, la importancia de la educación académica e informal para todo el que desee producir calidad en este renglón y sus comienzos en el séptimo arte.Esperamos que la entrevista sea de tu agrado y que con... 

Humorous Commercial or a Reproduction of Stereotypes?

"I cannot help but think that this commercial is inappropriate given the cultural climate that we are currently living in," says Brittany Brown, author of this post By Brittany Brown ABOUT THIS STORY UMass Communication students are reporting on a variety of Latina/o issues as part of a Spanish-language and Latino Media class. A recently-released CoverGirl commercial stars Modern Family actress... 

Comcast and NCTV Annual Performance Review

The Northampton Cable Advisory Board will hold a public meeting on December 14, 2011 at 7:00pm to take public comment on the 2011 performance of Comcast under the cable license agreement with the City including but not limited to signal quality, technology upgrades, and customer service complaint resolution.  The Cable Advisory Board will also take comments on the performance of NCTV as the public,... 

Univision: The New American Reality

You’ve probably read the headlines: “New census milestone: Hispanics reach 50 million”; “U.S. Hispanic population tops 50 million” and one of our favorites “Los USA — Latino Populations Grow Faster with Wider Spread.” The U.S. Census numbers have confirmed that the Hispanic population has reached an important milestone, the 50 million mark. We are waking... 

Border Wars: Entertaining Television with an Unfortunate Downside

By Amanda Cohen The National Geographic show “Border Wars” depicts the daily activities of border patrol agents stationed along the U.S./Mexico border. Border Wars focuses on The Río Grande River, Tucson and Nogales, Arizona.  The realism of the show is immediately evident by the footage of searches conducted by U.S. border agents upon cars and people crossing into both the U.S. and Mexico.  Although... 

Performance Project: “First generation Ensemble”

The show transports audiences from Springfield, Massachusetts, to a U.S. Army base, to Nepali family and their struggle for recognition, to a refugee camp in Tanzania, and to the ensemble’s worlds and dreams for the future. ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE PROJECT The Performance Project began September of 2000 as a theater and movement workshop at the Hampshire Jail and House of Corrections in Northampton,... 

Ricardo Alegría: Giant of Puerto Rican Culture, Dies

SAN JUAN, PR – Ricardo Alegría, an icon of Puerto Rican culture, an anthropologist and tireless defender of la puertorriqueñidad,  died today. He was 90 years old and had been suffering from a debilitating heart condition. Puerto Rico Gov. Luis Fortuño has declared five days of mourning for the Alegría, whose contributions to the intersection of culture and politics was without equal in Puerto... 

Puerto Rico: The Fiscal Experiment

Puerto Rico riot police beat down government protestors Reported by Al Jazeera’s Fault Lines news magazine Dozens of university students are arrested for demonstrating against a tuition hike. But Puerto Rico Governor Luis Fortuno remains steadfast in charging students more to help close a $3.2 billion budget gap. The students’ fight is representative of a larger debate in Puerto Rico,... 
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