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Monthly Archives: May 2010

Vikki Carr to be Grand Marshall of the 62nd Annual Fiesta Flambeau Parade

Its official, Vikki Carr is this year’s Fiesta Flambeau Parade Grand Marshall.

The announcement was made during a press conference held at the Fogo De Chao Churrascaria inside the Marriott Rivercenter Hotel this Wednesday.

Trina Guevara, FFPA’s public relations director, started the ceremony by introducing KTSA’s Elizabeth Ruiz, who in turn announced Sunny Ozuna as this year’s Honorary Grand Marshall with a rousing introduction.

This year’s theme for the night parade is “Legends in Music” and Ozuna, leader singer of Sunny and the Sunliners, will have his own float in this parade in which the spotlight will highlight the rich artistry of music.

Rosalinda Risso: San Antonio’s Newest Celebrity Reversed the Tables in China

Rosalinda Risso recently gave the Chinese people a taste of their own medicine.

While most products everyone in North American purchases read “Made in China” underneath the item, in China there is one product that states “Hecho En México” (Made in Mexico).

“That product is hundreds of DVDs produced by Proda Films,” Risso said during an interview at the Hispanic Entertainment Archives.

“In fact, our company was the first Latino Company to introduce Mexican movies in Hong Kong, where they took the most interest in those that featured masked wrestlers.

Against All Odds: Five Latinas obtain degrees in honor of their father

By Araceli Cardenas

This is an open letter to my father, Lazaro Cardenas.

During graduation, there’s always one story or personal journey that encompasses the effort and sacrifice of what graduating with a degree truly represents. It’s never easy because earning a degree requires discipline, courage, perseverance, hard-work, determination and commitment. In some cases, it takes one special person to go beyond the classroom and inspire you to finish against all odds!

This is the case of my father, whose love and guidance inspired his five daughters to earn a degree. Here’s our story!

Latino Celebrity Deaths in 2009

No one wants to die. However, it is one of the certainties in life and no one, no matter how rich, famous and healthy they are, will escape death. Last year, fans mourned the passing of over fifteen Latino celebrities.

Of course Micheal Jackson, Fawah Fawett and other world famous luminaries got all the press, while Hispanic deaths went virtually unreported and in some cases without even an obituary or a mere mention.

The Gateway to San Antonio’s Westside

East Los Angeles has an arch as one enters the “Brown Kingdom” via Whittier Boulevard. Here the barrio is spelled “varrio” and arch is a symbol of pride for the unincorporated area of East LA, which welcomes its residents as well as visitors.

Now the Gateway to San Antonio’s Westside via West Commerce Street too has its own impressive entrance. And it’s all due thanks to the late Manuel “Manny” Diosdado Castillo Jr., David Blancas, several businesses, corporations, organization and countless other participants.

Gifted Teens’ Radio Ministry Aimed at Saving Youth

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Can you image a radio station with 100 percent of its programming specifically aimed at kids?

Well wonder no more because it is a reality at Radio Air Jesus where half a dozen teenagers between the ages of 13 to 16 from the Church of Acts are the panelists, hosts and radio personalities.

It is truly amazing to see Azariah Peña, Pete Garza III, Isabella Simmons, Yvette Gutiérrez, Madie López and Gabby Taylor in action when each Sunday, they interview a different Christian music recording artist. Best of all, one is not only able to hear, but to watch the actual interview through a live video feed on their Website.

Linda Escobar Sheds her Shirley Temple Image

For years, Linda Escobar had been unable to shake off “The Little Princess” image.

“That’s because I began my musical career singing “Frijolitos Pintos,” at the tender age of seven,” the statuesque songbird said during an interview that began at the Hispanic Entertainment Archives and ended at Gilbert’s Restaurant where she was accompanied by Lydia Herrera, who with her husband Henry, owned Benny’s BarBQ in Corpus Christi.