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Mexicans Yolanda Cruz and Rodrigo Reyes are the recipients of the 2014 Heineken VOCES Grant, presented by the Dutch brewer in conjunction with New York’s Tribeca Film Institute. The grant winners were formally presented at an invitation-only event hosted by Heineken coinciding with the Tribeca Film Festival. Cruz, who has now made seven documentaries, won...
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Last month, the art and auction website Artnet posted a video interview with Ella Fontanals-Cisneros, on the occasion of the opening of Permission To Be Global: Prácticas Globales: Latin American Art from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The exhibition debuted last December at the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation in...
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Mexican cinema will make its first foray into 3D with a new version of late Mexican director Carlos Enrique Taboada’s horror classic “Mas negro que la noche” (Blacker Than the Night), which is scheduled to hit theaters in September. Cutting-edge 3D technology has been employed in this Spanish-Mexican production that “has never been used” elsewhere,...
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For the first time this year, the festival played host to Meets, a film market aimed at fostering networks for co-production, sales and distribution of Latin American projects. Panama City was also chosen by EGEDA and FIPCA as the venue for their first Premios Platino awards, also during the week of the festival. A Mexican...
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Her birthday was back in March, but Eva Longoria’s celebrations were worth waiting for. The actress and 19 of her closest chums flew to Mexico to celebrate with a four-day stay at the luxurious Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa in Puerto Vallarta. The group were also celebrating the new engagements of two of their...
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VYC is again honored to welcome celebrated keyboardist and award winning composer Tom Coster for a dinner show. During Tom’s long and distinguished career he has played with some of the finest artists in rock and jazz, including Carlos Santana, Vital Information, Gabor Szabo, Third Eye Blind and Loading Zone. He has also produced an...
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Every March for the last few years, Felix Contreras and I have flown to Mexico City to partake in one of the biggest music festivals Latin America has to offer. Tens of thousands of music lovers accompany us from stage to stage, enjoying legendary bands and discovering up-and-comers. Here’s how great Mexico City and the...
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The Puerto Rican rap duo Calle 13 is one of the most beloved and hated bands in the Spanish-speaking world. Its members are politically outspoken and opinionated. They’ve also undergone an unusual evolution: They went from making raunchy club hits to becoming Latin America’s premier political troubadours. When the group first surfaced in the mid-2000s,...
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