Saturday, November 26, 2016


Cuba's former president Fidel Castro, one of the world's longest-serving and most iconic leaders, has died aged 90.

Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz, commonly known as Fidel Castro, was a Cuban politician and revolutionary who governed the Republic of Cuba as Prime Minister from 1959 to 1976 and then as President from 1976 to 2008.

His younger brother and successor as president Raul Castro announced the news on state television.

Castro toppled the government in 1959, introducing a Communist revolution. He defied the US for decades, surviving many assassination plots.

His supporters said he had given Cuba back to the people. Critics saw him as a dictator.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016


The United States Congress will also be Republican majority, which will facilitate the task of the new president-elected Donald Trump.

From the beginning when he announced his candidacy,  Donald Trump was heavily criticized and even many members of his party did not want him as a Republican presidential candidate, however this Tuesday, November 8, against all odds and obstacles, Donald Trump was elected as the new President of the United States in a close race in the popular vote, but more notorious in the electoral votes count. 
Donald Trump was the winner in 30 states, while Hillary Clinton won 20 states and the District of Columbia. in the Democratic headquarters, many people were sad about the results but also surprised of the vast support received by Trump, since the polls were favoring Clinton in many states just a few days ago,  but she lost!   

To all our readers I have to say this.... We never know what the future might bring,  but sometimes, the one who we less expect to do the right thing, might be the one who ends up doing it better! Let´s give Donald Trump a chance as President before judging him. 

I really like his attitude on his victory speech.   He praised Hillary Clinton and was a humble winner, not an arrogant one. He also reached for those who did not vote for him to unified forces and come together as one, to work hard and make this country a great nation once again! 

On behalf of our magazine EL NOTICOTO and our radio program TONY FRANCO RADIO SHOW,  want to extend my congratulations to the new President  DONALD J. TRUMP and I would like to ask  all our readers and listeners to join and support the new President  and put aside our differences to make this great country of us, a strong and powerful nation with equal opportunities for all regardless of race or social class ....

Saturday, October 29, 2016


For the 17th year in a row, the Hollywood Forever Cemetery announces a diverse and star-studded lineup that will surely sweep crowds off their feet on October 29th. Featuring global pop icon Julieta Venegas, Los Angeles-bred latin-funk-cumbia fusion heroesBuyepongo, acclaimed tango-inspired singer-songwriter Mitre, the charming Peruvian pop-folk duoAlejandro y Maria Laura and the amazing female Mariachi Flor de Toloache on the main stage.

Julieta Venegas

Hailing from Tijuana, Mexico, the internationally praised pop star got her start in the ska-punk border band Tijuana NO! when she was in high school. She has since gone on to author some of the most prolific albums in Latin pop today. Her first solo album 'Aquí' was released in 1997 and catapulted her onto the international stage-- she has since collaborated with greats such as Gustavo Santaolalla, Aterciopelados, Cafe Tacvba, and even Nick Cave; she has won both at the Grammy and Latin Grammy Awards , released a prestigious MTV Unplugged Album, and played on some of the world's most prestigious stages. In 2015 she released a new album 'Algo Sucede.' Billboard has coined Venegas as forging 'a path between Latin Alternative and pop music.' To boil it down, Julieta Venegas is nothing short of a legend in music, and celebrating with her in October will blow your mind.
Get a taste of what you're in for with this video

The name Buyepongo means
"to cause a ruckus"-- which is exactly what this band does on the dance floors of their Los Angeles home and beyond. The band's 'Pan-Latin' style blends hip hop, pop, funk, jazz, and tropical stylings into a vibrant menagerie that serves as a reflection of Los Angeles. The band released their debut album 'Todo Mundo' earlier this year, and have taken it around the world and onto stages with the likes of Quantic, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Antibalas, and many more. Get ready for infectious bass lines and accordion licks to get you moving!
Alejandro y Maria Laura

In 2009, the Peruvian duo got their start performing covers in bars on a summer abroad in the U.S. In 2011, they released their first album  "Paracaídas" which received international acclaim for its infectious and accessible indie folk. Their second album "Fiesta Para Los Muertos" featured collaborations with Susana Baca, Kevin Johansen and Javier Barría. In 2015 they received two Generarock awards for 'Fusion' and 'Album of the Year'. 

Quickly becoming an L.A. staple, the Mexico-City born singer-songwriter frequents venues around the city and fills them with his tango-tinged alternative songs. Mitre released his debut album 'Fugitivo' in 2010. He's since recorded at the prestigious Sonic Ranch studios in Texas, has toured the U.S. and Europe and has been featured on some of the country's top radio stations. 
Mariachi Flor de Toloache

Latin Grammy nominated female band Flor de Toloache continues to win the hearts of music fans, both mainstream and traditional, through their distinct vision and enlightened interpretation of traditional mariachi instruments. The band's diverse ethnicities and musical backgrounds are transcending cultures and genders by forging a new path for mariachi music. Like the legendary Toloache flower, used in Mexico today as a love potion,the ladies of Flor de Toloache cast a spell over their audiences with soaring vocals and physical elegance.
The largest Day of the Dead celebration in the nation returns to the Hollywood Forever Cemetery on October 29, 2016 for its 17th year.This year's theme celebrates 'El Árbol De La Vida', honoring sculptural traditions of Metepec. The LA Day of the Dead at the Hollywood Forever cemetery has grown from a modest gathering of 300 people in 1999 to a massive event of more than 40,000 people visiting the grounds last year. The event exposes the multi-cultural, multi-lingual population of Los Angeles to a Mexican tradition in a way that is authentic and understandable.  

This year's edition features a new round of mind-blowing altars, delicious food, traditional dancing and as you now know, some amazing musical guests!
Event Details:

When:      Saturday, October 29- NOON to MIDNIGHT 
Where:     Hollywood Forever CEMETERY 
                 6000 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles
Tickets:     $20/person 

**Dia De Los Muertos attire encouraged!

Monday, September 5, 2016


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.

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

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

Get free tickets to the Getty Villa

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Map of the Getty Villa site

Getty Villa Map

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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, 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.)

See suggested bus and rail routes to the Getty Villa.

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 and frequently asked questions.

Opening Hours
Hours for the Getty Villa site and galleries:
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
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10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
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.

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

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