Habana Eva

Looking at Habana Eva

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Winner of the 'Best Feature' award at the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival 2010

Stand-up for Gays

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Comedians at last Wednesday's Punk House comedy show at the Westside Comedy Theatre used superficial topics such as Facebook, Twilight, vagazzling (yes, that is a portmanteau for bedazzling one's vagina), and even a particularly austere audience member to get viewers to laugh. So, when budding Mexican-American comedian Manuel Zermeno focused his performance on his gay identity, he immediately stood out.

Not Just One of the Herd

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When describing the process of making a successful project, Humberto Hinojosa Oscáriz says, “Lo que gana, es la historia." This could not be truer for his terrific film, Oveja Negra (Black Sheep). Set in Mexico, this film is an incredibly realistic portrayal of friendship, dreams, and class relationships.

Hermano Kicks-off Latino Film Festival

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Hollywood’s Grauman Chinese Theater hosted Latino talent and supporters for the opening night of the 14th Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF). While much of this talent is unknown in the United States, this festival features exceptional new stories created by or created about Latinos that would otherwise not be.

More than a Night on the Town

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Sometimes it’s not feasible to plan an exotic excursion out of the country, let alone, out of town. Have no fear, we have a guide for the non-travelers too. The best part? These activities are FREE!

Traveling Tastebuds

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Want to celebrate summer Latin American-style, but don’t have the money to go to Argentina, Cuba, El Salvador, Mexico or any country south of the US border? La Gente has your guide to local restaurants that embody Latin American flavors.

Latino Int’l Film Fest

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The Latino International Film Institute presents the 14th Annual Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival.

2010 Paid Dues Music Festival

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The annual Paid Dues music festival, now in its 5th year, is one of the most prominent hip hop festivals in the United States.This year, the headliners were Ice Cube, Murs & 9th Wonder, Tech N9ne, and Raekwon of the Wu-Tang Clan. Artists performed at two different stages, the Paid Dues stage (indoor) and the Dues Paid stage (outdoor).

Ozomahtli

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You may have heard of Ozomatli, the alternative/Latin band whose hits include "Cut Chemist Suite" or "Saturday Night," but did you know their name derives from the Nahuatl word for monkey? Ozomahtli is the 11th daysign of the Aztec Borgia Codex, a manuscript that served as a 260 ritual calendar of sorts as well as used by religious figures made of beautiful painted animal skins. The monkey represents art, music and harmony - a perfect fit for the musical band.

Reviving the World of Ballet

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Classical ballet originated in European courts and for many years was dominated by European countries. Europeans introduced ballet to the states at the turn of the century, and up until the 1980s most ballet stars in America were either from the Soviet Union or England. Today, Latin American dancers are reviving the art of ballet all over the country as it takes on a new demographic and brings in new audiences.