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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

BB BRONX CREATES MAJOR BUZZ BY SPARKING NEW DANCE CRAZE WITH 'BRONX WHINE' SINGLE

 'BRONX WHINE' SINGLE AND VIDEO
FEATURING LATIN GRAMMY NOMINEE FARRUKO

"DESDE OTRO PLANET" EP OUT TODAY 

  

"Forget the Harlem Shake, get ready to do the Bronx Whine."-NY Daily News

New York, NY (April 1, 2014) -Latin teenage star on the rise, BB Bronx has been generating major buzz from the release of the video for "Bronx Whine," featuring Latin superstar and Grammy nominee, Farruko. The song is the first single from his highly anticipated debut EP, "Desde Otro Planet, released today. "Bronx Whine" has spawned a dance craze and is taking over the country at a phenomenal pace. BB is quickly popularizing the dance on a national and international level by putting his own Latin twist on a Jamaican-inspired dance called a "whine." With over 500,000 views on YouTube in less than three weeks, the video shows no signs of slowing down. 

The single and video have not only captured the hearts of fans, but also the attention of media. As a result, BB has been a fixture on national outlets with interview segments on top programs, including Despierta América (Univision) and Al Rojo Vivo (Telemundo) with added support from leading online portals like PeopleEnEspanol.com, Terra.com and VOXXI. Local media has also felt the buzz as Un Nuevo Día (Telemundo), Primera Edición (Telemundo), ABC 7, Fox 5, NY Daily News, etc. have also recently spotlighted the young teenage star.      

"Bronx Whine" is currently on rotation at top national, regional and local music channels, including MTV Tr3s and MUN2. The single is also available on iTunes, Amazon and Google Play.

Fans in Los Angeles and Miami will have an opportunity to catch BB Bronx while on a media tour promoting the release of "Desde Otro Planet" EP. He will be in Southern California the week of April 14 and making the rounds in Miami the week of April 21 in time for the Billboard Latin Music Awards.



For more information about BB Bronx visit:
Twitter: @BB_Bronx
Instagram: bbbronx1




Monday, March 24, 2014

BARCELONA AND REAL MADRID SCORED 7 GOALS IN "EL CLÁSICO"

By Tony Franco

Barcelona moved within one point of Real Madrid at the top of La Liga after defeating their eternal rival Real Madrid 4-3, at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. The visitors came twice from behind to beat "Los Merengues", thanks to Argentine soccer star Lionel Messi who performed a hat-trick (3 goals)  at Real Madrid´s home stadium. Both teams were tied 2-2 at half-time after Messi scored a record 19th goal against Real Madrid, 3 minutes before first half ended. 

FIRST HALF: 
1-0 Iniesta had put Barcelona up ahead scoring the first goal seven  minutes into the match. After receiving a  beautiful pass from Messi, who with his ability passed the adversary´s defense and serve the ball to Iniesta,  who hammered the ball to the top of the net guarded by Lopez.

Iniesta celebrates first goal 
1-1 Then the Frenchman Karim Benzema from Real Madrid, changed things around within 4 minutes as he was able to score twice! Shocking Barcelona with goals at the 20th and 24th minute. Benzema´s first goal came as he  connected a header off a Di Maria crossed pass which Barcelona´s goalie Valdes touched with his fingertips but was unable to stop.  


Benzema scores one of his two goals. 
2-1 Benzema´s second goal also came from another perfect pass off the same Argentine player Di Maria, putting Real Madrid ahead 2-1 24 minutes into the match. Benzema had missed a few other opportunities to score but revindicated himself with this second goal.He could have scored his third, but the Spaniard Piqué saved it on the goalline!

2-2 Messi scored one of his 3 goals, after a great play with Neymar. Fabregas and Pepe from Real Madrid were shown yellow cards for a scuffle after the goal.

Di María got a yellow card for a tackle from behind on Neymar on the 36th minute. 


Messi celebrates his first goal
MISSING STARS
Ronaldo, the Portuguese star of Real Madrid had a few opportunities on the first half but shot poorly and into the hands of Barcelona´s goal keeper Valdez. The same for Argentine star Messi who also missed a a couple of chances to score, especially on the 15th minute when he was all alone but tried an angled shot that was wide off the goal. The Brazilian star Neymar, also missed good opportunities to score wasting great passes from Messi, by shooting poorly into the goal. 

SECOND HALF:

3-2 RONALDO scored from the penalty spot after being tripped by Dani Alves. It was a controversial play because it looked to happen outside the box but the referee awarded a penalty and the Portugal 
striker scored.


Ronaldo´s is fouled and converts the penalty shot
But it had to be Messi's day as he scored twice from the penalty spot in what was one of the best 'Clasicos' of all time!

3-3 Messi scored from the spot after on the 65th minute. Referee considered that Neymar was fouled by Ramos, who left the game with a red card, and the Argentinian tied the game. 

With 10 men on the field Real Madrid was trying desperately to end the game with a tie, but their wishes unfortunately did not come true.


The Argentine soccer star Messi once again the hero for Barcelona 
Victory 4-3 Messi scored his third goal from the spot again with 4 minutes left in the game, to become highest scorer in La Liga.
With this win Gerardo Martino's team Barcelona narrowed the gap on his counterpart Carlo Ancelotti's side and Atletico Madrid by one point with just nine games remaining to decide who wil be the new champion of  La Liga.
Atletico beat Real Betis to move to first place tied with Real Madrid who suffered the loss, both teams now have 70 points while Barcelona is very close with 69 total. 






Thursday, March 13, 2014

LUCHA REYES AVENUE DEDICATION AND FREE CONCERT WITH EZEQUIEL PEÑA THIS SATURDAY AT MARIACHI PLAZA IN EAST LOS ANGELES


Councilmember José Huizar invites you to attend the Avenida Lucha Reyes Dedication and Community Concert.

Come enjoy the dedication of Avenida Lucha Reyes at Mariachi Plaza’s Bailey Street in honor of legendary Mexican Ranchera singer and cultural icon Lucha Reyes. 

As part of the celebration, Mexican Ranchero singer Ezequiel Peña, “El Nuevo Charro de México,” will headline a FREE community concert! The Avenida Lucha Reyes designation is part of a $12 million streetscape improvement plan led by Councilmember Huizar, with the support of Metro and the City’s Public Works Department along Mariachi Plaza and the First Street Arts corridor.

Improvements include new sidewalks, trees, lighting, landscaping, art components and street furniture. The street dedication and concert promises to be a fun, Boyle Heights’ community celebration.

FREE Event!

1 p.m. Community Concert
3 p.m. Ribbon Cutting for Dedication
3:45 p.m. Concert resumes


Other performers include:

Ballet de Yanett Navarro
Mariachi Los Camperos
Alondra Santos
Mariachi Youth Ensemble
Boyle Heights Mariachis w/Juan Mendoza

Mariachi Plaza is located at the corner of  East 1st St. and Bailey St., Los Angeles , 90033

For more information, please contact the Boyle Heights CD14 Office: (323) 526-9332



Wednesday, February 12, 2014

REPUBLICAN SENATOR KELLY AYOTTE ONCE AGAIN TARGETS INMIGRANT CHILDREN WITH TAX HIKES

By Fernando Espuelas 
Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) has an obsession. She has been searching and searching for a way to put the screws on immigrant children. And now she’s on a new path to make low-income immigrant families poorer. Think of Ayotte as a reverse Mother Teresa: Take from the poor and give to the wealthy.
Just last month Ayotte put her name on a nasty bill that would have deprived the families of some 5 million American kids — children of undocumented immigrants — of the right to file for the Child Tax Credit when paying their taxes through the IRS's Individual Taxpayer Identification Number system. This has been the hobby-horse legislation of Alabama’s anti-immigrant crusader Sen. Jeff Sessions (R) as he seeks a demographic trip back to the 18th century.
Suprisingly, Ayotte, who is said to harbor national ambitions, picked this nativist legislative project to call her own. In a social media nanosecond, her plans were bombarded by outraged citizens and child-advocacy groups. Adding to the very public rebuke of Ayotte, the Senate Democratic leadership said absolutely not, this bill is dead on arrival. Next.
Not surprisingly, targeting low-income kids for massive tax hikes is a political dead end.
Senator Kelly Ayotte Republican
But let’s give Ayotte credit. When she has the opportunity to gain points with the Tea Party and position herself for some role in 2016, hurting kids is a worthy cause. In an age when we often criticize our politicians for being fickle, Ayotte can’t be lumped in with that lot. She is determined to hurt low-income families with children, and now she’s on to her Plan B.
Ayotte’s latest thrust in this morally bankrupt campaign is to go after the baby "Dreamers.” The kids who have applied for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, President Obama’s mini Dream Act, are protected from Ayotte’s plans, so now the senator is going after the little kids, younger than 15.

Who are these children? They are the kids of undocumented workers, people mostly at the bottom of the income pyramid who depend on the Child Tax Credit (extended to working families) as a critical buffer between working subsistence and abject poverty. They work, pay taxes and contribute to the common good, which makes them, apparently, worthy for punishment.
While her last attempt to hike taxes on immigrant children was ostensibly the way to pay for the extension of unemployment insurance, this time she is pitting poor children against veterans. Ayotte proposes to raise taxes on the kids so retirement benefits for veterans — which were chopped by the bipartisan budget agreement last month — can be restored. 
While there is no doubt that our nation’s veterans should be honored and protected when they come home — including receiving the benefits they earned and deserve — why finance this expense by taxing immigrant children and their families?
Ayotte and her colleagues claim that these immigrant workers are committing some massive fraud. This kind of accusation is to be expected; even the Tea Party caucus is not tone-deaf enough to state the real purpose of this campaign.
“Stick it to poor children” is not exactly bumper-sticker material.

But the reality is that the IRS has investigated cases of fraud as usual, prosecuted fraudsters as it does across all tax code violations, and has found that the Child Tax Credit is fundamentally sound. It promotes work, drives tax revenue to the Treasury and keeps low-income families from falling into poverty, as Ronald Reagan advocated in the 1980s.
But today’s GOP is not Reagan’s party anymore. Consumed by a ravenous, ultra-reactionary faction willing to lose elections in the name of ideology, the Republican Party is burning bridges with huge swaths of the electorate. From women and young people to Asian-Americans the LGBT community and Hispanics, the Tea party invasion of the GOP will turn many voter groups into solid (and perhaps permanent) Democratic constituencies, as African-Americans have become over the last several decades.
Ayotte’s targeting of the baby "Dreamers" will further alienate Latinos from the GOP not only today. Hispanics are the fastest growing, youngest voter demographic in the nation, and attacking kids with punitive, mean-spirited laws will produce generations of voters who will remember Ayotte and her machinations, and they will be running away from Republican candidates for years to come.
Espuelas, a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute, is a political analyst on television, radio and in print. He is the host and managing editor of “The Fernando Espuelas Show,” a daily political talk show syndicated nationally by the Univision America Network. Contact him at contact@espuelas.com and via Twitter @EspuelasVox.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

CCE BOYLE HEIGHTS LIONS CLUB WILL HOLD A VALENTINE'S DINNER DANCE THIS SUNDAY

Tony F.This Sunday, February 9 CCE BOYLE HEIGHTS LION'S CLUB will hold a dinner/dance to celebrate the Day of Love and Friendship, also known as the traditional Valentine's Day.
The event takes place at the  Art Community Center in Plaza de la Raza located on 3540 N. Mission Road in the city of Los Angeles, California 90031.
The cost is only $ 25.00 to raise funds to continue serving our local and world wide community.
lions clubThe Lions Club of Boyle Heights appreciates all your support to continue its mission of benefit, not only to the Los Angeles community,  but the entire world.
For details or reservations, call us at (323) 721 7558. We would like to thank  Martha Urquizo for sharing this information with the NOTICOTO and EL SHOW DE TONY FRANCO, which can be heard every day Monday to Friday at 8am with special programs also in the evenings from Tuesday to Thursday at 8 pm.
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Thursday, February 6, 2014

JERRY RIVERA BACK AT THE CONGA ROOM

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Jerry Rivera (born July 31, 1973) is a Grammy Award and Latin Grammy Award-nominated Puerto Rican salsa singer.
Rivera (birth name: Geraldo Rivera Rodríguez[note 1]) was born in Humacao, Puerto Rico,a town located on the eastern coast of Puerto Rico, moved with his family as a baby to Levittown, near the town of Toa Baja, where he received hisprimary and secondary education. His entire family consists of musicians, including tropical recording artists Edwin Riveraand younger sister Saned. Two other brothers, Ito and Jose, are professional instrumental musicians.[1] His parents, also musicians, inspired him to become a musician and as a child he would often accompany his mother Dominga, a singer, and father Edwin, a guitarist and director of Los Barones Trio, during their shows.
In 1986, when he was 13 years old, he accompanied his father who was performing at a hotel in Isla Verde, San Juan.Frankie Ruiz, who was a guest at the hotel, appeared and sang a couple of songs with them and had his picture taken alongside Rivera. In 2003, this picture was used by Rivera to make the album cover for his tribute Canto a mi Idolo… Frankie Ruiz (‘I sing to my Idol… Frankie Ruiz’), who had died in 1998.[2]

In 1988, Tommy Olivencia heard Rivera sing alongside his father and recommended that he sing solo. When Rivera was 14, his father made a demo and presented it to the CBS music department. They signed Rivera.[3]
Rivera began to be known as “El Bebé de la Salsa” (the baby of salsa) after recording his first album, Empezando A Vivir, . This project generated the hit, De La Cabeza A Los Pies (“Head Over Heels”). His second album, Abriendo Puertas (‘Opening Doors’), produced the hit songs Esa Niña (‘That Girl’), Dime (‘Tell Me’), Nada Sin Ti(‘Nothing Without You’), and Como un Milagro (‘Like a Miracle’) became number one hits first in Puerto Rico, then among the Hispanic populations in the United States and finally across Latin America.

The introduction of Amores Como El Nuestro was sampled by Haitian-rapper Wyclef Jean in his 2004 song “Dance Like This” from the soundtrack of Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights which would later become the worldwide number-one 2006 hit “Hips Don’t Lie” by Wyclef and Colombian-singer Shakira. However, in the case of Shakira, she was accused of plagiarism since she adapted Wyclef’s sample without Rivera’s consent.[5] The introduction of “Amores Como El Nuestro” can be heard on MTV’s animated series Daria episode “Fair Enough’ of its second season.


In 1993, he released Cara de Niño (‘Baby Face’) with ¿Qué Hay De Malo? (‘What’s Wrong About This?’), Cara de NiñoNo Hieras Mi Vida as being major hits of the year. In 1994, as his popularity was rising, he released his first compilation album, Lo Nuevo y lo Mejor (The New and the Best), and contained the single hit Me Estoy Enloqueciendo Por Ti (‘I’m Going Crazy For You’). The following year, “Magia” was released with the self-titled album and Ahora Estoy Solo (Now That I’m Alone) In 1996, Rivera released “Fresco” and Una y Mil Veces (One Thousand and One Times) and Lloraré (I Will Cry) were the album hits. Ya No Soy El Niño Aquel was released in 1997. In 1999, Rivera recorded De Otra Manera (‘Another Way’), his first attempt at ballad music, which featured the bolero Ese (Him). Jerry sang the song with his father at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum in San Juan

Monday, February 3, 2014

AWARD-WINNING DOCUMENTARY INSPIRES FEATURE FILM – PARENTS OF THE YEAR

True Story of Undocumented Mother Who Collects Bottles and Cans to Put Her Son through MIT.

Los Angeles, CA – Award-winning Filmmaker/Author James D. Scurlock and civil rights activist/film producer David Damian Figueroa today announced the launch of a crowdfunding campaign to fund development of a feature version based on Scurlock’s film, Parents of the Year (Padres del Ano) winner of the 2005 Los Angeles Film Festival Audience Award. Scurlock will co-write and produce the film, which Figueroa will executive produce. Parents originally aired on HBO.
 
Parents of the Year (Padres del Aňo) tells the true story of Rogelio and Yolanda Garcia, immigrants from Oaxaca, Mexico, who came to America in the late 1970s only to lose their jobs in the Reagan recession. After enduring a series of part-time jobs that ultimately proved an unreliable source of income, Yolanda began foraging the garbage bins around Venice Beach. In 2005, fulfilling a lifelong dream, their eldest son, Rogelio, Jr., graduated from MIT. The Garcias’ daughter, Adrianne, and younger son, Angel, have both since graduated from college.
 
“The Garcias’ story is a universal one of breaking a cycle of poverty and abuse,” observed Scurlock. “Given the immigration debate, this timeless story has become unbelievably timely and important.” Added Figueroa, who is a producer of the documentaries "The Harvest" and "Food Chains," “When I was a child I used to collect enough bottles to fill a grocery basket and then take them to get cash at the little market in our neighborhood. There are a lot of Yolanda’s in America doing heroic things each day to advance the lives of their children.”
 
Thanks to widespread media coverage, Yolanda Garcia has already become a hero to millions. “This woman's courage, vision and strength are so unbelievable,” said Dolores Huerta, UFW co-founder and recipient of the 2011 Medal of Freedom. “Her actions go beyond sacrifice.” 
 
Figueroa and Scurlock have chosen Indiegogo as their crowdfunding platform and produced a brand-new video based on the documentary that also uses historical footage to underline how the political climate has changed since the time of the Garcias’ emigration. It can be viewed at the following URL: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/parents-of-the-year-feature-film/x/6191220.

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Thursday, January 30, 2014

THE GETTY VILLA A BEAUTIFUL PLACE COMBINING ART AND HISTORY

Enjoy a beautiful and pleasant morning or afternoon, at the beautiful Getty Villa in Malibu.

Getty Villa Inner Peristyle
The Getty Villa in Malibu is an educational center and museum dedicated to the study of the arts and cultures of ancient Greece, Rome, and Etruria.

Address
17985 Pacific Coast Highway
Pacific Palisades, California 90272

Please note that access to the Getty Villa entrance is only from the northbound right-hand lane of Pacific Coast Highway (PCH).

Phone Number
(310) 440-7300

See hours, directions, parkingfor directions.

Admission Is Free
Admission to the Getty Villa is always FREE; an advance, timed-entry ticket is required. Parking is $15.

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Download a print-at-home map and guide to the Getty Villa (PDF, 2 pp.) »
What to See
  • Greek, Roman, and Etruscan antiquities arranged by themes including Gods and Goddesses, Dionysos and the Theater, and Stories of the Trojan War
  • Roman-inspired architecture and gardens

History of the Getty Villa
This film describes the history, collections, and setting of the Getty Villa.



Public Transportation
Get to the Getty Villa via public transport! The Getty Villa is served by Metro Bus 534, which stops at Coastline Drive and Pacific Coast Highway directly across from the Getty Villa entrance. To find the route that is best for you, call 323-GO-METRO (323-466-3876) or use the Trip Planner on www.metro.net, the Web site of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. (Please note that passengers riding the bus to visit the Getty Villa must have their Villa admission ticket hole-punched by the driver before exiting the bus.)

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Parking
On-site parking is available for all ticket holders and is $15 per car or motorcycle, but $10 per car or motorcycle after 5:00 p.m. for all evening public programming, including theater, music, film, lectures, and other special programs held after 5:00 p.m.

Visitors to the Getty Villa are not permitted to park anywhere other than the Getty Villa as a condition of the Conditional Use Permit issued by the City of Los Angeles.



No pedestrians may enter the Villa except for ticket holders arriving by public transportation. Passengers must have their Villa admission ticket hole-punched by the driver before exiting the bus in order to enter the Villa.

For more parking information, see hours, directions, parking andfrequently asked questions.

Opening Hours
Hours for the Getty Villa site and galleries:
Monday
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Tuesday
CLOSED
Wednesday
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Thursday
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Friday
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Saturday
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Sunday
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Closed Tuesdays and on January 1, July 4 (Independence Day), Thanksgiving, and December 25 (Christmas Day).


Group Visits
Groups are welcome! For information on reservations, parking, dining options, and free tours and activities, please see tips for groups.

Event Calendar
For exhibitions and events including performances, lectures, and free family programs, check our event calendar.

Accessibility
The Getty Villa is ADA accessible. See more in accessibility.

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