May 4, 2008 |
As A member of the performance group Culture Clash, Herbert Siguenza has been bringing his uncanny humor and political satire to the stage since 1984. Fresh off a monthlong run of its show, "Culture Clash in AmeriCCa" at South Coast Repertory, Siguenza is in production on "Private Eddie U.S.A.," a play he wrote examining the effect of the Iraq war during a funeral for a fallen soldier. It runs this weekend and next at Plaza de la Raza and May 23 and 24 at REDCAT.
October 17, 1992 |
HBO's adult sitcom "Dream On" has had numerous female guest stars to play opposite lead Brian Benben during its three-year run, but Salma Hayek is the prettiest and sexiest, so says Benben and his executive producer. Salma who? Salma Hayek, best known as the star of the enormously successful Mexican TV novela "Teresa" (seen on KMEX-TV Channel 34 at 2 p.m., Monday-Friday). She'll appear on Paul Rodriguez's Channel 34 late-night talk show tonight at 12:15 a.m.
January 2, 1987 |
Univision, formerly the Spanish International Network (SIN), announced this week that it will launch the West Coast's first nationally broadcast Spanish-language weeknight news program on Jan. 19. The program will be produced here at the KMEX-TV Channel 34 studios. The 50-minute newscast, to be seen at 11 p.m., will be produced by Univision's recently formed sister company, ECO (Empresa de Comunicaciones Orbitales).
October 16, 2013 |
Imagine a Giants fan saying something nice about a Dodger fan. Or a Yankee rooter complimenting a Red Sox booster. Now multiply that by about a million and you'll get an idea how rare it was to hear Mexican soccer fans praising -- and thanking -- the U.S. team Tuesday. But then they had reason to put aside decades of animosity because with two goals in stoppage time, the U.S. beat Panama 3-2 in its final CONCACAF World Cup qualifier, allowing Mexico to stave off elimination in its quest to secure a berth in Brazil next summer.
July 1, 2003 |
Emilio Azcarraga Jean, the chief executive of Mexican media giant Grupo Televisa, said Monday he was considering applying for U.S. citizenship to expand the reach of his Spanish-language empire among U.S. Latinos. "If it would be in Televisa's best interest that I apply for double citizenship, then that's what I would do," Azcarraga said in an interview. "We are just studying it now. We are in talks, but no papers have been submitted yet." With a U.S.
February 16, 2010 |
Grupo Televisa is getting into the wireless market. The world's largest Spanish-language broadcaster on Monday agreed to buy a 30% stake in the Mexican unit of mobile carrier NII Holdings Inc. for $1.44 billion in cash. Televisa said it would have the option to acquire an additional stake of 7.5%. The companies will be able to collaborate on telecommunications and entertainment services. Televisa is seeking a mobile-phone and wireless Internet service to add to the video, Web and home-phone plans it offers through three Mexican cable TV carriers.
July 10, 2011 |
A few years ago, Eugenio Derbez, Mexico's most popular comic actor, got some well-meaning advice from a Hollywood executive that still makes him smile. Derbez was playing a key secondary role in Patricia Riggen's "Under the Same Moon," a Fox Searchlight drama about a Mexican mother, played by Kate del Castillo, forced to leave her young son in her native village while she searches for work in Los Angeles. Derbez's otherwise serious character had a couple of lighthearted moments in the movie, and the studio honcho was impressed.
December 24, 1992 |
The millions of Mayas that make their home today in the highlands of Guatemala constitute perhaps the most distinct and vibrant culture in Latin America today. Many of the Mayas continue to speak their own language, make and wear traditional clothing and take part in ceremonies and rituals that have roots in the days before the Spanish arrived. That culture is rapidly coming to an end, however, under an array of pressures from religious to political.
December 21, 2003
An incendiary television ad criticizing Howard Dean brought the Democratic presidential hopeful over half a million dollars in campaign contributions this week. The mysterious independent political group Americans for Jobs, Healthcare and Progressive Values is responsible for the anti-Dean ad featuring images of Osama bin Laden.
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July 13, 1999 |
Long before there was Ricky Martin's "La Vida Loca," there was Tito Guizar's "Cielito Lindo." Guizar, who became one of the first Latinos to star in Hollywood, was honored Monday by the Mexican Consulate for a 70-year film and music career covering both sides of the border. Guizar, 91, co-starred in films in the 1930s with the likes of Bob Hope and Roy Rogers. During that era he hosted a national radio program for CBS called "Tito Guizar and His Guitar."