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Viernes Video: New bilingual comedy follows the love trail of ’200 Cartas’

Viernes Video: New bilingual comedy follows the love trail of ’200 Cartas’

LatinaLista — What happens when a guy meets the girl of his dreams in a crowded New York City bar, but before he can profess his love, they get separated and he knows only two things about her — her name and where she lives. Ordinarily, that wouldn’t pose a huge problem but with a

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Video: How Chicano history shaped El Teatro Campesino

LatinaLista — While Latinos have had a hard time finding a ‘home’ in the Hollywood film industry, the same can’t totally be said for the world of theater. While there are some theater houses who were as discriminatory as their Hollywood counterparts, it was much easier for Latinos to create their own foothold in theater.

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Bilingual literacy site gears up for summer with free downloadable ebooks, coloring pages and activity sheets

LatinaLista — It won’t be long before kids are out of school for the summer and parents will be wondering not just how to keep them entertained but keep learning. One way could be through reading — bilingual stories. Read Conmigo is a bilingual literacy program, sponsored by Infinity Auto Insurance, launched in 2011 that provides

The "First Lady of Tejano music" Lydia Mendoza is recognized with the first Forever Stamp in the U.S. Postal Service's new Music Icons series.

U.S. Postal Service inaugurates new Music Icons Forever Stamp series honoring ‘First Lady of Tejano music’

LatinaLista — With only her 12-string guitar accompanying her, Lydia Mendoza “Lark of the Border” recorded over 1,000 songs in a 70-year career where she reigned as the ‘first lady of Tejano music.’ Though she died in 2007 at the age of 91, her legacy lives on as the first musician honored in the Postal

New Deputy Assistant Secretary for International and Foreign Language Education — Clay Pell with his wife Olympian figure skater Michelle Kwan.

One-on-one with the nation’s new language czar

By Daniel Ward Language Magazine Last month, the Department of Education’s Office of Postsecondary Education announced the appointment of a new Deputy Assistant Secretary for International and Foreign Language Education — Clay Pell, the grandson of former senator Claiborne Pell, after whom the Pell Grant program is named. Pell comes from the White House, where

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Video: A short introduction to Latin American Women Artists of 1915-1995

LatinaLista — Frida Kahlo is perhaps the most recognizable name among Latin American women artists who ever lived — but she is far from the only one. Rather than be seen as the definitive Latin American woman artist, a special exhibit in 1995 highlighted a range of such female artists spanning the years 1915-1995. “Latin American

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