Latin America http://tpr.org en Latin American String Quartet Celebrates 30 Years http://tpr.org/post/latin-american-string-quartet-celebrates-30-years <p></p><p>In many ways, KPAC and the <a href="http://www.cuartetolatinoamericano.com/" target="_blank">Cuarteto&nbsp;Latinoamericano </a>have lived parallel lives over the past 30 years. San Antonio's cultural profile would be quite different today if not for KPAC's dedication to providing great music around the clock for the greater San Antonio area. For these same three decades, the Latin American String Quartet has emerged as the essential champion of Latin American music for string quartet. Long may both these cultural institutions survive.</p> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 08:19:49 +0000 James Baker 5171 at http://tpr.org Latin American String Quartet Celebrates 30 Years Interpreting Frida Kahlo (Through Music) http://tpr.org/post/interpreting-frida-kahlo-through-music <p>Mention&nbsp;Frida&nbsp;Kahlo&nbsp;and we immediately think of the painter and the wide range of self portraits she produced during her troubled -- and at times anguished -- life. A recent recording by the Dublin Drag Orchestra with vocalist&nbsp;Clara&nbsp;Sanabras brings to light another side of&nbsp;Kahlo: occasional poet and writer. "La Vida&nbsp;Callada," ("The Unspoken Life") is included on the recently issued "¡Viva&nbsp;Frida!" from the Heresy record label. Mon, 17 Dec 2012 14:45:05 +0000 James Baker 3400 at http://tpr.org Interpreting Frida Kahlo (Through Music) Demographic Study Shows Latinos Live Longer, In Poor Health Sooner http://tpr.org/post/demographic-study-shows-latinos-live-longer-poor-health-sooner <p>Latinos may have unique hurdles in getting affordable health care without the Obamacare plan in their future.</p><p>Dr. Rogelio Saenz, UTSA’s <a href="http://copp.utsa.edu/" target="_blank">Dean of Public Policy</a>, said Latinos have the highest levels of non-insurance in the country, and in Texas; they also have the biggest hurdles to climb.</p> Fri, 14 Dec 2012 22:05:04 +0000 Eileen Pace 3327 at http://tpr.org Demographic Study Shows Latinos Live Longer, In Poor Health Sooner More Latinos Supporting Gay Marriage & Celebrating Hanukkah http://tpr.org/post/more-latinos-supporting-gay-marriage-celebrating-hanukkah <p>According to a recent survey, more Latinos support gay marriage, but young gay and lesbian Latinos still don't feel accepted. A dancer from Phoenix connects to her Jewish heritage late in life. Walking the Trail of Time, thinking about the age of the Grand Canyon. Hispanics in Phoenix celebrate Hanukkah.</p><p> Thu, 13 Dec 2012 19:52:45 +0000 Crystal Chavez 3238 at http://tpr.org More Latinos Supporting Gay Marriage & Celebrating Hanukkah Jenni Rivera: A Beautiful Voice Goes Silent http://tpr.org/post/jenni-rivera-beautiful-voice-goes-silent The news that no survivors have been found in the wreckage of a small plane in which Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera and six others were traveling before it crashed Sunday in northern Mexico means "the world has lost one very beautiful voice," <a href="http://www.eonline.com/news/369846/mexican-american-singer-jenni-rivera-believed-dead-following-plane-crash" target="_blank">as E! Mon, 10 Dec 2012 13:05:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 3043 at http://tpr.org Jenni Rivera: A Beautiful Voice Goes Silent Mexican Songstress Carla Morrison Wins Latin Grammy For 'Déjenme Llorar' http://tpr.org/post/mexican-songstress-carla-morrison-wins-latin-grammy-d-jenme-llorar <p></p><p>Despite her English name, Carla Morrison is Mexican. Her father, Hilario Viera, ran away from Durango, Mexico as a young man and ended up&nbsp; in San Diego. Hilario was adopted by William Morrison, who in turn gave him his new surname.</p><p>Years later, Hilario returned to Mexico and married Porfiria Flores in Tecate where Carla was born. She received a high school education in Phoenix and pursued music studies at the University of Arizona. It wasn't until she reached high school that anyone realized she could sing, as she was extremely shy as a girl.</p> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 15:13:32 +0000 Deirdre Saravia 2462 at http://tpr.org Mexican Songstress Carla Morrison Wins Latin Grammy For 'Déjenme Llorar' KPAC's 30th Anniversary: 30 Great Latin American Recordings http://tpr.org/post/kpacs-30th-anniversary-30-great-latin-american-recordings <P></P> <P>What? Only thirty? Yeah, I get it. This is KPAC’s 30th anniversary year. Happy Birthday KPAC! When I first began presenting the program we know now as "<A href="http://www.tpr.org/programs/itinerarios" target=_blank>Itinerarios</A>," I felt I had enough material to keep the show going a year, or maybe two. However, it has been a decade of discovery for me as I have done almost constant detective work to find more and better recordings for the show. I am both surprised and exasperated by the experience. Wed, 28 Nov 2012 21:01:20 +0000 James Baker 2470 at http://tpr.org KPAC's 30th Anniversary: 30 Great Latin American Recordings Small Business Development Center Expanding Global Network Through Americas http://tpr.org/post/small-business-development-center-expanding-global-network-through-americas <p>San Antonio small business owners and new entrepreneurs don’t have to go it alone. UTSA’s Small Business Development Center works with 35,000 businesses each year, and has now realized an important step in creating a network of trading partners up and down the Western Hemisphere.</p><p>According to Bob McKinley, UTSA’s associate vice-president of economic development, <a href="http://sasbdc.org/" target="_blank">San Antonio’s Small Business Development Center</a> sees new opportunities for their clients to go global in Latin America.</p> Thu, 20 Sep 2012 16:36:04 +0000 Eileen Pace 260 at http://tpr.org Small Business Development Center Expanding Global Network Through Americas