Saturday, July 28, 2012

Lupe Ontiveros, presente

We have lost a pioneer.  Lupe Ontiveros viewed herself as a pioneer; she was right.  She brought humanity to her roles, helped those who needed it whenever she could and was irrepressible.

Name a movie she was in and folks will remember her performance.  It was easy to forget that she acted equally well in English and Spanish.  She was our mom, our tia, our abuelita, our producer, and over 150 distinct versions of La Criada.

If you haven't read about her and her work, do please.  Or better yet, check out her work in her movies.    You'll see artistry that makes something out of nothing in a way that sticks in your memory.

Dyana Ortelli, Rick Najera, Lupe Ontveros, Rafael Agustin
Image courtesy Susie Albin-Najera

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Planting Dreams

We had a great meeting earlier today at La Pintoresca Library.  It was a meeting for the 2012 Latino Heritage parade & jamaica.  Well, it was that, but it was also about preparing a showcase for a young Reina of the Fiestas Patrias
 perhaps a future Drum Major
 a chance for current musicians to take to the streets
and for line of riders to go down Los Robles and Washington.

Monday, July 9, 2012

2012 Latino Heritage planning meeting

General Planning Meeting

July 10th 5:30 - 6:30 
La Pintoresca Library 
1355 Raymond Avenue
Pasadena, CA  91104

Entrance is on corner of Raymond Ave. and Washington Blvd.

Please join us.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Levitt Pavilion and Latino Heritage website

First, the facts - our next meeting is on July 10th.  
The site is to be determined - it will be posted on the blog by Tuesday of this week.

While we haven't been blogging regularly the committee has been busy.  As partners at the Levitt Pavilion we have a table where we share information and we have Hecho en Pasadena tee shirts available.

   Michelle Zavala, Volunteer Committee Chair, is adjusting the display with the paper clips she "just happened to have". 

If you look closely you see the 2012 Chair, Sandra Gutierrez with the white version.   They come in black or white tees.
We'll be back at the Levitt this coming Saturday, July 7th.  We would welcome volunteers to help hand out information.  Please arrive by 6:30 and you can leave when the concert starts at 8:00.  Or you can stay and listen to Sargeant Garcia.  
Here's a link to the rest of the concerts for this summer:

 And we are working to not just revise, but are renovating our website.  

 Here is Sandra, and Latino Heritage board member Javier Cabarjal-Ramos, as we worked on the schema of the website.  
 Stalwart committee member James Grimes and Martha Camacho, of the Pasadena Public Library added their wisdom to the mix.  
We'll let you know when the website will be up.