Fans of Tejano music flock to San Antonio in March for annual Fan Fair

Posted by on Jan 30, 2017 in Culture, General

Fans of Tejano music flock to San Antonio in March for annual Fan Fair

GritoBlast! The Tejano Music Awards (TMA) Fan Fair 2017 is scheduled for March 16-19, 2017. (Thursday-Sunday). Tejano Music fans from across the country will travel to Historic Market Square in Downtown San Antonio for the Tejano Music event of the year. The four-day event runs from 12:00 noon to 11:00pm each night and will showcase over 150 bands from across the U.S. to include Arizona, California, Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, Florida, Ohio, Indiana and...

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New photo-blog captures the hearts and stories of Havana’s people

Posted by on Sep 13, 2016 in Culture, General

New photo-blog captures the hearts and stories of Havana’s people

GritoBlast!  Before now, Cuba was mostly known  — and photographed — as a second-chance haven for antique cars. But with relations between the U.S. and Cuba thawing and more daily flights offered to the Communist island, Cuba is rapidly changing its image with Americans. However, the “real” Cuba is still not fully visible to everyone. That’s where Humans of Havana wants to change the landscape. HumansOfHavana.com is a photo blog website that captures the...

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Latino Rebels Network Releases Color Correct News with Rick Najera

Posted by on Nov 5, 2015 in Culture, General

Latino Rebels Network Releases Color Correct News with Rick Najera

GritoBlast! — Online news, humor and social commentary platform Latino Rebels released a new Color Correct News web comedy series developed by award-winning writer and producer Rick Najera. The production includes 10 webisodes filmed at Illuminate Studios, in Hollywood. The show aims to satirize anti-diversity rhetoric and stereotypical portrayals in news. In the three-minute pilot episode titled Dump Trump, news anchor Najera interviews a Donald Trump character via phone...

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Don Quixote Online Book Group Begins this Friday

Posted by on Nov 5, 2015 in Book, Culture, General

Don Quixote Online Book Group Begins this Friday

GritoBlast! — Newly introduced by leading Quixote scholar Ilan Stavans, this 400th Anniversary edition of Don Quixote—called the most popular book in history after the Bible and the first modern novel—inaugurates Restless Classics: interactive encounters with great books and inspired teachers. Each Restless Classic is beautifully designed with original artwork, a new introduction for the trade audience, and a video teaching series and live online book club discussions led...

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Latino youth-written films available online for reduced price

Posted by on Sep 28, 2015 in Culture, General

Latino youth-written films available online for reduced price

GritoBlast!   Scenarios, the national non-profit organization that uses writing and film to engage young people on issues of social justice, is offering a selection of Latino youth focused films, written by youth and directed by Hollywood directors for a reduced price streaming on their Vimeo Video On Demand channel.  Additionally, the film The Tale of Timmy Two Chins, written by Luis Hernandez and directed by Nancy Savoca (True Love, Union Square), is available on YouTube...

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Hispanic community news site launches “30-4-30” podcast series talking one-on-one with Latino leaders

Posted by on Sep 21, 2015 in Culture, General

Hispanic community news site launches “30-4-30” podcast series talking one-on-one with Latino leaders

GritoBlast! Why is it that some people still think Latinos only clean toilets, mow lawns, are nannies or pick crops? While Latinos may be overrepresented in those particular occupations, it’s also true that more and more Latinos — sometimes the sons and daughters of those hardworking laborers — are finding their own professional paths in life far from the fields or broom closets. Latinos are blazing trails in all industries, from athletics to medicine, tech,...

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