Texas Tejano’s entry into national video contest featuring the story of Tejanos and the first 200 years of Texas history selected as winning film

Posted by on Jul 14, 2015 in Contests, General

Texas Tejano’s entry into national video contest featuring the story of Tejanos and the first 200 years of Texas history selected as winning film

GritoBlast! Throughout the years, Texas Tejano.com has played a leadership role in championing Tejano heritage and legacy. Through publications, events and digital media, they have reached audiences throughout the state and nation. On May 1, 2015, the National Trust for Historic Preservation began a national video contest focusing on the theme “Old Places Matter Because?” The contest was intended to highlight the importance of historic buildings and places....

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First U.S. Latin Cultural Festival slated for October

Posted by on Jul 14, 2015 in General

First U.S. Latin Cultural Festival slated for October

GritoBlast! UNIVERSAL MUSIC LATIN ENTERTAINMENT (UMLE) will launch L Festival – Feria Cultural Latinoamericana on October 24 and 25 of 2015 at the Orange County, California Fair & Event Center. The first of its kind, L Festival will celebrate the best of Latin America’s art, cuisine and music. International star Enrique Iglesias, Juan Gabriel, La Arrolladora Banda El Limon and Julion Alvarez are the first superstars announced to headline the four main stages at...

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Annual Tejano Music Awards to Celebrate 35 Years Recognizing Tejano Music

Posted by on Jul 14, 2015 in General

Annual Tejano Music Awards to Celebrate 35 Years Recognizing Tejano Music

GritoBlast! The Texas Talent Musicians Association (TTMA), producers of the 35th Annual Tejano Music Awards (TMA’s), announced that Saturday, October 24, 2015 as the official date for this year’s awards show. This will mark its 35th year as the only major and longest-running event to recognize the Tejano music genre. This year, the Tobin Center of the Performing Arts in San Antonio will be the place where fans can expect a spectacular show that promises many surprises,...

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Amazon hosts Literary Prize Contest for Indie Authors in Spanish

Posted by on Jul 13, 2015 in Contests, General

Amazon hosts Literary Prize Contest for Indie Authors in Spanish

GritoBlast! — The Second Literary Prize Contest for Indie Authors in Spanish, organized by Amazon, runs this year from July 1 to August 31. “This is a unique opportunity for new writers,” said Ismael Cala, host of the CALA show in CNN en Espanol and ambassador for the contest for the United States and Latin America. From July 1 to August 31, authors can upload their work to Amazon’s KDP platform (https://kdp.amazon.com). They will have control over the...

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International Latino Book Awards announces winner of Best Latino Novel

Posted by on Jul 13, 2015 in General

International Latino Book Awards announces winner of Best Latino Novel

GritoBlast! Latino Literacy Now announces author Michael Nava’s book, The City of Palaces, as the 2015 winner of the Best Latino Novel of the 2015 International Latino Book Awards and the second place winner in the Best Historical Fiction Novel category. Michael Nava is the author of an acclaimed series of seven crime novels featuring Henry Rios, a gay Latino criminal defense lawyer. The series has won six Lambda Literary Awards. In 2001 he received the Bill Whitehead...

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