Posted on June 13, 2008 by ccruz25
El musical “In The Heights” fue nominada en trece categorías para los precios Tony Awards
SANTO DOMINGO.-La comunidad dominicana de Washington Heights, Nueva York, Estados Unidos espera ansiosamente la premiación de los Tony Awards, los “Oscar” del teatro, este domingo, en el que la obra musical “In The Heights,” que trata sobre la dominicanidad, fue la más nominada a trece categorías incluyendo Mejor Musical, Mejor Música y Letras, Mejor Actor en un Musical y Mejor Escenario.
Foto courtesía de Joan Marcus
Filed under: Arts and Culture, Dominican Republic, Latinos, New York City News, Washington Heights/Inwood | Tagged: In The Heights, In The Heights Manny Ramirez, In The Heights Tony Awards, Lin-Manuel Miranda In The Heights, Musical In The Heights, Tony Nominee In The Heights, washington heights, Washington Heights Dominican, Washington Heights Manny Ramirez | 1 Comment »
Posted on February 5, 2008 by ccruz25
Contrary to popular belief New York City does have a few Latino Republicans (and at least one influential “independent” voter). Surprisingly, unlike previous political campaigns, they have laid low during these elections.
One of the most notable Latino Republicans, former Congressman Herman Badillo, became a Republican in 1998 after about twenty-five years as a Democrat. Even though he originally supported Guiliani, he became frustrated with Guiliani’s stance on immigration. For the Super Tuesday elections Badillo backs McCain.
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Posted on February 3, 2008 by ccruz25
Not every New Yorker supports their hometown politician. Mr. Luis Cordova, an immigrant from the Dominican Republic, would like to see Barack Obama win the presidency.
Click on image for audio slideshow (total running time: 1 min 41 secs)
Filed under: election, Latinos, New York City News, Obama, Washington Heights/Inwood | Tagged: Barack Obama, Inwoood, latino vote, Luis Cordova, New York Primary, NY Primary, Obama and Latinos, washington heights, Washington Heights/Inwood | Leave a comment »
Posted on January 29, 2008 by ccruz25
Vacations to Southern Florida usually involve visits to the beach, bike or boat rides through alligator territory, or day cruises to the Bahamas. Seldom do sun seekers engage in local politics. But if they did, the experience would not compare to a day at the spa.
Miami-Dade County includes the cities of Miami, Miami Beach, Hialeah, and Homestead, among many others. In these areas, political discussions make and break friendships along party lines. Everyone understood that politics ruled theirs lives, but most pretended it didn’t. And for good reason.
Filed under: Clinton, election, Latinos, Obama | Tagged: Florida Primary, Hillary Clinton, hispanic, Hispanic voters, homestead, latino vote, Latinos, miami, miami-dade, nascar, republicans, Versailles Restaurant | Leave a comment »
Posted on January 26, 2008 by ccruz25
The national Latino television channel, Telemundo, rolled out a new marketing campaign to promote their novelas or soap operas. Appears to be a take off the “McDreamy” and “McSteamy” theme from Grey’s Anatomy. No complaints from me.
(Sorry, I couldn’t help myself.)
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Posted on January 11, 2008 by ccruz25
In the past couple of decades, a gradual increase can be seen not only in the purchasing power of Latinos, but in the efforts of marketers to reach their wallets.
The Wall Street Journal’s article yesterday entitled “Pitches to Hispanics Get More Nuanced” highlighted that though at one point marketers for companies like General Motors created advertisements in Spanish for the Latino community, now their marketing has begun to include English. This change has occurred because GM and other American companies have finally realized (and believe in) the heterogeneity of the Latino community.
Filed under: Editorial, Latinos, media, television | Tagged: Arlene Davila, Hector Tobar, Latinos, marketing, media, pew hispanic center, Translation Nation | Leave a comment »
Posted on January 6, 2008 by ccruz25
This weekend, reporters from all over the country descended on New Hampshire to cover the first presidential primary of the campaign season. Today the candidates and their legions of volunteers scoured the state to convince undecided voters to choose them.
Several people, including Soledad Guzman Salazar, already knew that she wanted to vote for Barack Obama. Others, like Frank Hotchkiss of the United SteelWorkers, came to the City of Manchester to encourage voters to choose John Edwards.
Filed under: Edwards, Latinos, Obama, unions | Tagged: Edwards, free trade, labor, NH, Obama, Presidential Primary, steelworkers | Leave a comment »