cinema_paradiso

Cinema Paradiso; an inspiration

Italian movie Cinema Paradiso, whose original title is Nuovo Cinema Paradiso, was released in 1988 and has been one of my all time favorite movies. Directed by Giuseppe Tornatore who  also wrote the story and screenplay, stari...
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Ja'Ke

Ja’Ke Smith’s Wolf

  One of the most compelling films featured during the CineSol Film Festival was Wolf. Written and directed by Ya’Ke Smith. I had the opportunity of interviewing Ya’Ke and producer Ralph Lopez during the festival where...
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The Music of the Rio Grande Valley

Arhoolie Records founder Chris Strachwitz once wrote that the musical traditions of the Tejanos of South Texas were influenced by not only Mexico, but also by their Anglo- American, African-American and immigrant neighbors like...
by Nydia O
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Grupo Americanto

Prior to founding Grupo Americanto, Francisco “Frank” Rocha and his wife Lolis Vasquez de Rocha were starting a new life together in the beautiful colonial City of Guanajuato, Mexico. They both attended the Universi...
by Nydia O
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Lupe Saenz, Jr.

Preserving The Music of the Rio Grande Valley

Recently I had the opportunity of visiting with my friend Lupe Saenz, Jr. and talk about the music of the Rio Grande Valley and South Texas, it was very enlightening, I sincerely hope our readers enjoy this interview. Lupe Saen...
by Nydia O
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