‘Pistolera’ Para Todos

Monday, July 27th, 2009
072709_pistolera On Saturday July 25, Pistolera introduced themselves to a joyous crowd at the Levitt Pavillion in Pasadena. The annual 2009 Summer Series of free music concerts at the historic Memorial Park band shell in the heart of Old Pasadena is designed… Read More

Award Winning Latino Authors Week

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009
Bienvenidos to our first "Award Winning Latino Authors Week" July 20-24, 2009. Here we are highlighting just a five of our favorites. Their stories are pushing boundaries, accomplishments of long pursued dreams, and adding another chapter to their lives in which the pursuit of literature is broadened by their experiences of being Latino or Latina. They fulfill our pursuit of promoting People, Progress Y Mas and we hope you enjoy them as much as we do. Read More

Driven to write: Jo Ann Hernandez

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009
00_joann_small_450 Jo Ann Hernandez, author of the young adult novels, "The Throwaway Piece" and "White Bread Competition" is driven to write constantly and with up 7500 words in one of her books and 6380 tweets on one of her Twitter accounts. We believe her. In her interview with the Dark Phantom… Read More

Author Raul Ramos y Sanchez

Monday, July 20th, 2009
00_raul_small_450 Raul Ramos y Sanchez is the author of the award-winning debut novel "AMERICA LIBRE" (Grand Central Publishing) with the input of scholars from Latin America, Spain, and the United States. After five months as a self-published edition, America Libre, was acquired by Grand Central Publishing (formerly Warner Books). A revised version of the novel… Read More

Author Josefina Lopez

Monday, July 20th, 2009
picture-13-300x156 Team OCGente met up with award winning playwright, screenwriter and poet Josefina López in East L.A.’s “Art Building 2102″, which is just up the street from Casa-101. Josefina’s readings make for great entertainment as the gracious host put the magic and emotion into the reading of her favorite excepts from her new book “Hungry… Read More

Teacher & Author Reyna Grande

Monday, July 20th, 2009
reyna-with-red-jacket-213x300 Reyna Grande is the author of the critically acclaimed novel "Across A Hundred Mountains" (Atria 2006), for which she has received an American Book Award (2007) and El Premio Aztlan Literary Award (2006). She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Creative Writing… Read More

Author Pat Mora

Sunday, July 19th, 2009
picture-2-150x1501El día de los niños / El día de los libros (Children’s Day / Book Day) was introduced by author Pat Mora in 1996 and is celebrated annually on April 30th. Mora was enthusiastically and creatively assisted by REFORMA, the National Association to Promote Library… Read More

Song in “Public Enemies”

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009
  publicenemies1   Michael Mann’s motion picture “Public Enemies” continues a tradition of stylish music set to film. No stranger to pulse-pounding soundtracks from Miami Vice to Heat to Collateral this time it is Otis Taylor’s “10 million slaves” behind the trailer of his new film.   A tradition… Read More