Etc. Etc. Etc.
Entertainment, Reviews, Sporting news, and other tid bits
El Muerto Lives
By Ana Hernandez-Bravo
The San Diego Comic Con International is the meeting place for both established names in the comic book industry and those who are just breaking through. As the San Diego Convention center buzzed with excitement, wonder, and joyful exploration, the artists and writers proudly displayed the fruits of their labor.
Embodiment of Norteño Landscapes
Review of The Devil’s Highway by Luis Alberto Urrea
By Elena Espinoza
The Devil’s Highway (2004) by Luis Alberto Urrea, is a true story that uncovers the multi-varied systems of corruption that sustains the machiavellian nature of the United States present immigration policies. It is the story of 26 men that travel from the interior of Mexico in search of the green gold with the aid of shark loans-enganchadores, displaced truths fed by the media-coyotes, and labor systems-meatpacking plants that assist in the importation and exportation of human labor.
Continúa el Impulso a la Cultura en Tijuana Presentarán el Gloria de Vivaldi
Por: Paco Zavala
Una de las más sobrias y exquisitas obras musicales de todos los tiempos es el Gloria de Vivaldi, obra en la que se vinculan la devoción con la creativa grandiosidad del maestro.
Enedina Lammers Rinde Homenaje a Lola Beltrán
Por: Paco Zavala
Conversar con Enedina Lammers, cantante de ranchero con residencia en Ramona, Ca. es un placer, porque Enedina es una mujer simpática, además de ser ama y señora de una encantadora sonrisa.
San Diego To Experience Mariachi Under the Stars
Seventh Annual Music Extravaganza to Feature Famed Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán
For the seventh consecutive year, San Diego music lovers will have the unique opportunity to hear Mexico’s most beautiful musical export under the Southern California summer skies. Presented as “Music Under the Stars” by the San Diego County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (SDCHCC), the seventh annual “¡Viva El Mariachi!” Festival will once again showcase the world’s best mariachi groups in what has become one of the city’s premiere cultural events.
VAMOS AL CINE
La escoria del demonio
“The devil’s rejects” se atreve a ir donde muchas peliculas no lo han hecho
Por Jose Daniel Bort
Es sumamente difícil sentarse a ver la violencia que destila la nueva película de Rob Zombie, “The Devil’s Rejects”, y esto es precisamente lo que su autor está buscando. Inspirado en los casi extintos “exploitation films” de los setenta, estos excrementos del demonio pueden ser la película bandera que revitalice el resurgimiento del género.
Parra Providing his Boxing Knowledge to the Next Generation
By John Philip Wyllie
Former California Bantamweight Boxing Champion “Bumpy” Parra enjoyed a highly successful professional career from 1962-1968. At one point, the San Ysidro native was the leading contender for the world title. Now 66, his days in the ring are long behind him, but Parra’s enthusiasm for the sport has never waned. Neither has his interest in helping those in the local Latino community.
Next in Line Full Card Fight Review
By Greg Goodrich
Saturday night at the MCM Grand Garden Arena, history was made and as usual controversy was on display. Upstart, Middleweight heir apparent Jermain Taylor (24-0) defeated longtime reigning champion Bernard Hopkins (46-3-1) via 12 Round Split Decision to claim the World Middleweight title, as well as annex the four major sanctioning body titles from the WBA, WBC, IBF and WBO in the process. Taylor joins Hopkins as the only man to accomplish such a feat, though Thomas Hearns and Oscar De La Hoya have come closest to matching the quintessential accomplishment.
By Lyn Sherwood
An Old Star, A Bright Star, and A New Star On Tap In Tijuana
A grab bag of toreros is on tap, July 31, in Plaza El Toreo de Tijuana. Manolo Arruza, who retired, several years ago, and is on the comeback trail, heads a card that also features current star Eulalio López “El Zotoluco” and an up-and-comer, Juan Antonio Adame, facing a herd of bulls from the Marrón ranch.
Guerra’s Triumph Over Adversity Benefits Surf Dawgs
By John Philip Wyllie
In 2003, during his junior year at San Jose State USDHS alumnus Nick Guerra was faced with a double whammy. First, one of his closest friends unexpectedly passed away. Then, in the same week the promising star catcher blew out the elbow on his throwing arm. It was a lot to deal with for a 22-year old and at first Guerra didn’t handle it well.