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Latinos Outraged Over Donald Trump’s Comment Release Latino Cultural Manifesto

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Latinos Outraged Over Donald Trump’s Comment Release Latino Cultural Manifesto

[caption id="attachment_3227" align="alignnone" width="400"] Photo Credit: Enrique Ahumada[/caption] Unless, you've been living under a rock watching only Fox news in a cave, you haven't felt the wrath of Latinos and Hispanics in social media, a raging "radio bemba," the term for Latino word of mouth. Once adored and imitated by many, today, Donald Trump, is hated and scolded by major media moguls and celebrities alike for his anti-Mexican comments. Former Miss USA co-host Roselyn Sánchez and Christian De La Fuente have publicly condemned Donald Trump for his behavior and have withdrawn their support from the competition. Natalie La Rose will no longer be performing at the Miss USA event, according to Billboard. According to CNN, Univision, NBC and Televisa have backed away from Trump, and on Wednesday, Macy's announced that it was removing Trump merchandising from its stores after 700,000 people signed a MoveOn.org petition. CNN also reports: "Latin artists Juanes, Shakira, Maná and Eugenio Derbez offered support in videos and in comments during their concerts. In solidarity, Ricky Martin moved his foundation's golf tournament from a Trump golf course in Puerto Rico to another venue. And Miss Universe sponsors such as Farouk Systems Inc. withdrew from the Miss USA pageant. Latinos took to ...

The 1st Travel & Food PodCast on iTunes: A FORK ON THE ROAD

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The 1st Travel & Food PodCast on iTunes: A FORK ON THE ROAD

Hello all Travelers!  Traveling Diva is proud to announce the launch of the very first and ONLY Travel & Food show on iTunes! I will be joining Emmy winning comedian Mark DeCarlo each week as he embarks on a great quest for food, travel and fun! Mark will be having interviews each week with interesting and unique folks across the world who travel for a living, including musicians, chefs, and comedians.   This month, we will be giving away Cancun discount coupons and a chance to win a HD Underwater VIVITAR 850W CAMERA to all subscribers! Here's what you have to do: 1. Subscribe to A FORK ON THE ROAD show on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/a-fork-on-the-road/id637933581?mt=2 2. Let us know you subscribed and give us your email address.  You can do this by following and tweeting @MarkDeCarlo #AForkOnTheRoad, or sending us an email to: markdecarlotv@gmail.com, or leave us amessage at 424-250-FORK. 3. We will send you the code and enter you in the contest.  Winners announced on the podcast JULY 4th, 2013. Also, Mark is here to help YOU the listener with your travel-related questions. All you have to do is call 424 - 250 - FORK, leave your name and contact information and we'll have you on the show ...

Acclaimed Cuban artist CARLOS LUNA to exhibit in Palm Desert, CA

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Acclaimed Cuban artist CARLOS LUNA to exhibit in Palm Desert, CA

The exhibition Carlos Luna: Los Decorados is comprised of a stunning installation of new oil paintings, works on paper, sculpture, and dozens of ceramic plates by the acclaimed Latin-American artist. Additionally, throughout the gallery, Luna will create custom wall paintings as background designs that will unify the installation into a passionate display of imaginative ornamentation. Born in Cuba in 1969, Carlos Luna has always been an artist; he recalls making a painting of his mother at the age of seven. His prodigious talent was recognized and nurtured from an early age, as he distinguished himself at four successive art schools. By the age of 15 his work was being exhibited in group shows in National Museums throughout Cuba, and internationally a year later. Possessing a strong spirit, and an unquenchable desire for personal growth as an artist, Carlos left Cuba in 1991. He migrated to Mexico and subsequently settled in Puebla, where his career entered a new phase of exploration and growth. Exile can also provide a fresh perspective on one’s roots and the opportunity to expand one’s artistic vision and influence to a wider global scale. After receiving a U.S. EB-1-1 visa for extraordinary ability in 2001, Carlos migrated to ...

Carmen Perez’s Art & Live Performance at Group Art Exhibition this Sunday, Dec 12th in Pasadena

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Carmen Perez’s Art & Live Performance at Group Art Exhibition this Sunday, Dec 12th  in Pasadena

Carmen Perez, noted Hollywood’s Latina It-Girl will be performing at the opening of her Art Exhibition this Sunday in Pasadena.  You may know her from her memorable appearance on Nip/Tuck or from the Pop Music Charts, but Carmen Perez is not your ordinary LA celeb.  She now tackles the art world with established artists such as Abel Alejandre, Damian Chavez, Marsha Judd, Jose Lozano, Rosalind McGary, Carlos Molina, Andres Montoya, Julie Nagesh, Oscar Sanabria & Jose Luis Sedano this Sunday December 12th at Fremont Gallery from 2pm-5pm.  The show will feature Carmen’s “WonderDreams” collection followed by a unique performance by Carmen herself, accompanied by talented musicians Byron Gore (guitar) and Rolly Devore (acoustic & bass).  The must see performance and art show will take place at 812 Fremont Avenue, Suite 100 in South Pasadena and there is no charge to attend. For more info or individual bio please see below or visit carmenperezart.com [gallery] WHAT: CARMEN PEREZ's ART & LIVE PERFORMANCE EXHIBITING ARTISTS: Carmen Perez, Abel Alejandre, Damian Chavez, Marsha Judd, Jose Lozano, Rosalind McGary, Carlos Molina, Andres Montoya, Julie Nagesh, Oscar Sanabria & Jose Luis Sedano PERFORMANCE BY: Carmen Perez with Byron Gore (guitar) and Rolly Devore (acoustic & bass) WHEN: Sunday, December 12th, ...

TASTE OF PLAYA Event a Huge Success on the Riviera Maya

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TASTE OF PLAYA Event a Huge Success on the Riviera Maya

When it comes to world festivals, this diva is honored to have been one of the thousands attending the second annual Taste of Playa 2010. As incredible as the food was, it was only upstaged by its organizers, putting together the event with competence, grace and passion for all things culinary. Sunday, November 21, 2010, 43 of the Riviera Maya's most talented chefs, restaurateurs, beverage purveyors and specialty food merchants gathered in the Parque Fundadores, just steps from the beaches of Playa del Carmen, to present their signature dishes and culinary creations to over 7000 local residents and visitors to the popular Mexican Caribbean city. The event far exceeded our expectations this year!' reported event Chairperson Nicola Inwood. The small businesses who made up the participants in both the restaurant and marketplace areas truly reflected the international influences that make up the modern Riviera Maya. The local restaurants, bars and food retailers represented this year offered truly world class dishes for food lovers from across the globe who came to enjoy the Caribbean sun and experience the best of traditional Mexican and international cuisine. The Travel Channel's Mark DeCarlo was the celebrity host of this culinary festival and worked through the crowd talking ...

Taste of Playa Festival welcomes US Travel Channel host Mark DeCarlo

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Taste of Playa Festival welcomes US Travel Channel host Mark DeCarlo

dTaste of Playa is an annual culinary event in Playa del Carmen that celebrates the creativity and cultural influences of chefs throughout the Riviera Maya. The event promotes the unique culinary perspectives of local chefs, highlights new event venues and coordinates the efforts of local businesses and municipal governments. In 2009, Taste of Playa captured the attention of national and international media and showed the spirit of multi-cultural cooperation that defines the modern Riviera Maya. International culinary festivals are held throughout the world, with each host city highlighting the chefs, restaurants and retail food outlets that define the culture of the area. Playa del Carmen is renowned for its diversity, its international influences, its culinary expertise and its Caribbean lifestyle. The restaurants and food industry have played a major part in the development and definition of the Riviera Maya. This event provides local businesses with an opportunity to showcase the expertise of their talented chefs. Originally named Xaman-Ha (waters of the north) by the ancient Maya, modern day Playa del Carmen is the heart of the Riviera Maya. Located on the coast 40 miles (60 kms.) south of Cancun, Playa, as it is now commonly known, is the perfect base of operations ...

ORO CD Release Party PALENKE SOULTRIBE

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ORO CD Release Party PALENKE SOULTRIBE

Title: ORO CD Release Party PALENKE SOULTRIBE Location: The Conga Room - 800 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA Link out: Click here Description: Palenke Soultribe was created in Los Angeles in 2005 by Colombian producers Juan D. Borda ( AKA Insectosound) and Andres Erazo ( AKA Popa) and later joined by drummer/percussionist A.Zuluaga. Under WC-Music Records and up to 2008, they have released a vinyl named \"Folkloric Deconstruktion\" (2005); followed by their first album called \"Tropic an Heaven\" (2007 )( album that was awarded with the Independent Music Awards 2008 in the Dance/Electronica category; and a compilation of remixes entitled \"Tropico y Cielo\". Their upcoming album release, ORO, shows a development in the sound of the project and features known international artists like Miami\'s Locos por Juana ( Grammy nominee 2009), Sr. Mendez ( Grammy Winner 2007), Cesar Pliego ( bass player from KINKY), Elastic Bond , Toddy Walters and many more. Official released date scheduled March 2009. Palenke Soultribe deconstruct atmospheric and warm Colombian sonic textures that ride over underground beats and exploratory synthesizer sounds. The foundation of PST\'s work is the colorful sound of Colombia\'s traditional music mixed together with electronic beats. Start Time: 9pm Date: 2009-07-30 [gallery]

Rock N’ Roll Wine – A Perfect Pairing of Live Music and Wine Tasting

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Rock N’ Roll Wine – A Perfect Pairing of Live Music and Wine Tasting

July 10th marks the unveiling of Vegas-famed wine, Rock 'n Roll Wine party at the House of Blues in the Sunset Strip.  Featuring amazing varietals  from around the world, including the company's own award-winning wines, this evening of live music and wine tasting proclaimed its residency upstairs at the House of Blues' exclusive Foundation Room. Following on the footsteps of their Vegas success, RNR Wines wooes Los Angeles with live music pairings to the featured wines. Artist Jeremy Cornwell delighted audiences with his music, while guests swayed from table to table perusing the different selections from the featured vineyards. Tunes ranged from Californication to Sweet Child of Mine. Willamette Valley's Lavelle Riesling 2006, a fantastic semi-sweet Kabinett style Riesling with aromas and flavors hinting of peaches and apricots, was sweetly paired with Tyler Hilton's Kiss On.  Also a favorite, the French import,  a 2005 Maison Galhaud Grenache Noir with deep ruby color reminiscent of its black fruits, pepper and spice, created a buzz by smoothly pairing up with Black Eyed Pea's I Gotta Feeling. This fabulous event takes place only once a month. Tickets are $35-$40, and well worth it.  This splendid event of delicious wines and appetizers by the House ...

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