Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center http://tpr.org en Critical Shortage Of Mental Health Care Providers In Texas http://tpr.org/post/critical-shortage-mental-health-care-providers-texas <p></p><p><strong>Fronteras:</strong> There's a critical shortage of mental health care workers in Texas, and the problem is especially apparent in the borderlands. The Texas Democratic Party chair speaks about the party's top candidates, its platform and more as the convention arrives this weekend. For San Antonio artist Cruz Ortiz, culture is everything. He speaks about the inspiration for his Tex-Mex artwork and new exhibit at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center.</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 18:06:47 +0000 Crystal Chavez 34004 at http://tpr.org Critical Shortage Of Mental Health Care Providers In Texas Politicos Say Cabinet Position Could Make Or Break Castro http://tpr.org/post/politicos-say-cabinet-position-could-make-or-break-castro <p><strong>Fronteras</strong>: San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro is President Obama’s pick to head the Department of Housing and Urban Development. One political expert says such a high profile position can make or break a candidate’s political future. Development and drought are creating a duck dilemma in Texas. Also, San Antonio singer Rita Vidaurri&nbsp; marks her 90th birthday this weekend.</p><p><strong>POLITICO: White House Cabinet Positions Can Make or Break a Candidate</strong></p> Fri, 23 May 2014 18:55:40 +0000 Crystal Chavez 32227 at http://tpr.org Politicos Say Cabinet Position Could Make Or Break Castro Rita Vidaurri, San Antonio's South-Of-The-Border Celebrity http://tpr.org/post/rita-vidaurri-san-antonios-south-border-celebrity <p>She may be the most famous San Antonian you’ve never heard of. She’s Rita Vidaurri, an international singing star who was raised on the West Side of San Antonio and was a huge deal south of the border back in the 40s and 50s.</p><p>"I went to Cuba, sang with Nat King Cole. From Cuba I went to Costa Rica, Panama, all over Colombia," she said.</p><p>Vidaurri also sang on Mexico City’s radio XEW, and in nightclubs all over the country, with essentially all of the big names of the era.</p> Tue, 20 May 2014 17:24:49 +0000 Jack Morgan 32019 at http://tpr.org Rita Vidaurri, San Antonio's South-Of-The-Border Celebrity Carmen Tafolla Reflects Ahead Of Her Final Performance As Poet Laureate http://tpr.org/post/carmen-tafolla-reflects-ahead-her-final-performance-poet-laureate <p>Carmen Tafolla, San Antonio’s first poet laureate, is nearing the end of her time in the position, and as I found from talking to her, there’s no rest for the weary.</p><p>“Right now I’m still working away, scripting on a fantastic performance piece that is actually the last of the poet laureate signature series, and it’s March 29,” Tafolla said.</p><p>She will be joined onstage at the event by several other San Antonio poets and musicians.</p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 15:28:04 +0000 Jack Morgan 28592 at http://tpr.org Carmen Tafolla Reflects Ahead Of Her Final Performance As Poet Laureate "La Carpa" At Guadalupe Cultural Arts Turns Back Time With A Tent Show http://tpr.org/post/la-carpa-guadalupe-cultural-arts-turns-back-time-tent-show <p>The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center is reviving an old tradition called "<em>La Carpa Guadalupe</em>." <em>La carpa</em> is "the tent," and the event is like a traveling tent show.</p><p>“It’s a traveling exhibition that’s going to have different showings here in San Antonio," said Haydeé Muñoz de la Rocha, curator assistant at the Guadalupe. "It’s emulating the tradition of the early tent shows of the early 1920s. It’s a very interesting tradition that the Mexican-American culture has. They were usually owned by families.”</p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 15:28:55 +0000 Jack Morgan 28531 at http://tpr.org "La Carpa" At Guadalupe Cultural Arts Turns Back Time With A Tent Show The Source: CineFestival Celebrates Latino Films http://tpr.org/post/source-cinefestival-celebrates-latino-films <p></p><p>At 36 years old, CineFestival is the longest-running Latino film festival in the country. Beginning last Sunday, the celebration lasts until Saturday, March 1, and provides and important venue for minority filmmakers.</p><p>The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center hosts filmmakers and actors from across the country, showing their work each night this week with accompanying panel discussions.</p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 16:54:12 +0000 Paul Flahive 27298 at http://tpr.org The Source: CineFestival Celebrates Latino Films Guadalupe's CineFestival Features The Best In Latino Independent Films http://tpr.org/post/guadalupes-cinefestival-features-best-latino-independent-films <p>CineFestival is based out of the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center and began last week, running through Saturday.</p><p>"It’s been going for 36 years, so it’s the longest and original Latino film festival" said CineFestival Director Jim Mendiola. "First, it’s the only place in town you’ll see the latest and best independent Latino films and narratives and documentaries in one place. And it’s actually a place where you can actually meet the filmmakers because pretty much every major film that we show we bring the filmmakers in, so there’s a Q&amp;A session afterwards."</p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 21:59:43 +0000 Jack Morgan 27273 at http://tpr.org Guadalupe's CineFestival Features The Best In Latino Independent Films Colombian Stilt Walkers Mix Modern Dance, Ballet At Plaza Avenida http://tpr.org/post/colombian-stilt-walkers-mix-modern-dance-ballet-plaza-avenida <p>The Guadalupe Cultural Arts has brought an unusual troupe of performers to San Antonio. Simply put, it’s one of the strangest things I’ve ever seen.</p><p>Yvonne Montoya, Program Director for the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, said the Colombian stilt walking group are on an international tour right now.</p><p>"You can see modern dance in there, you can see the look of ballet, it’s all kind of genres put together," Montoya said.</p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 20:54:59 +0000 Jack Morgan 21623 at http://tpr.org Colombian Stilt Walkers Mix Modern Dance, Ballet At Plaza Avenida Stylish New Bus Stops And Other Improvements Coming To Guadalupe Cultural Arts Area http://tpr.org/post/stylish-new-bus-stops-and-other-improvements-coming-guadalupe-cultural-arts-area <p>West Side residents and visitors will soon see aesthetic and functional changes to streets and sidewalks around the Guadalupe Cultural Arts area.</p><p>&ldquo;This project is going to focus on Brazos Street from Montezuma to San Fernando Street, and we&rsquo;re going to be improving the sidewalks along the West Side,&rdquo; said city spokeswoman Melissa Sparks.</p><p>Some of the improvements include landscaping, decorative brickwork and other amenities.</p> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 18:36:38 +0000 Jack Morgan 19379 at http://tpr.org Stylish New Bus Stops And Other Improvements Coming To Guadalupe Cultural Arts Area Big Band Jazz At The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center http://tpr.org/post/big-band-jazz-guadalupe-cultural-arts-center <p>The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center is bringing Big Band Mexican Jazz to San Antonio. Spokesman Jorge Canavati says what to expect.<br /><br />&ldquo;We have Iraida Noriega, a very beautiful Jazz vocalist, world renowned, coming to do a concert at the Guadalupe Arts Center on the eighteenth at 7:30 p.m. She&rsquo;s going to do Boleros, which are very famous ballads from Mexico and Cuba, from the 30s and 40s, and a big band, with John Migaldi and the Prime Time Orchestra, a local band,&rdquo; Canavati says.<br /> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 20:43:24 +0000 Jack Morgan 19268 at http://tpr.org Big Band Jazz At The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center