* The sixth annual Imagen Awards--sponsored by the National Conference of Christians and Jews to foster positive images of Latinos in the media--went to the movie "Romero", a two-part episode of "21 Jump Street", and the KCET documentary "Valor." Special recognition was accorded to NBC's "The Old Man and the Sea," to the KCBS-TV documentary "Teens with a Mission," and an episode of "L.A. Law." Presenters included Julie Carmen, Rita Moreno and Edward James Olmos, who in 1988 was the first individual to receive the award.
After an 18-year absence from the City of Angels, which saw him moving to Miami, celebrated orchestra leader Rene Touzet is returning to the Southland. It was in the 1940s that the Cuban-born Touzet, along with Xavier Cugat and Desi Arnaz, brought Caribbean dance rhythms to L.A. audiences. Touzet, whose career includes 22 albums, four gold records, and whose music has been interpreted by Frank Sinatra, Pedro Vargas and others, will bring back musical memories in two special concert/dances in Southern California--Aug. 24 at "El Parral" in South Gate, and Aug. 25 at "Casa Rivera" in Pico Rivera.
Puerto Rican recording artist Tito Puente and Zacatecas-born KTNQ DJ Humberto Luna are among the 21 entertainers selected to receive a star on Hollywood's "Walk of Fame" in 1990-91. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the dedication ceremonies and 1,914 stars have been dedicated.