Reies Lopez Tijerina? Read the obituary of this controversial activist by our friend Russ Contreras of Associated Press.
There will never be another actor and comedian like Robin Williams, and there will never be another Ramon, the animated, singing, dancing Mexican penguin Williams brought to life in Happy Feet. Williams, 63, was pronounced dead at his home by first responders today in Tiburon, north of San Francisco.
Famed Spanish flamenco guitarist Paco De Lucia just shreds in this version of the classic Tico Tico. RIP.
The late Pete Seeger always got everyone in the audience to sing along for Guantanamera — in Spanish. (Editor’s Note: That’s why they call it folk music. It’s music you sing, not just music you hear.)
Seeger [‘s] intention [was] that [Guantanamera] be used by the peace movement at the time of the Cuban missile crisis. He urged that people sing the song as a symbol of unity between the American and Cuban peoples, and called for it to be sung in Spanish to “hasten the day [that] the USA… is some sort of bilingual country.”
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As many of you may have read, POCHO’s beloved film critic, Cisco Yberra, passed away last week. We’ll miss him so much, and so will you when you check out some of the cinematic gems he brought to our attention when he was not dead:
After small-town Middle American Neil Armstrong returned from the Moon, life never was the same, even during The Ohio Years.
Funny and talented Mexican-American actress Lupe Ontiveros passed away last night in Whittier, CA. Lupe was an accomplished actress and community activist and will be missed.
Born in El Paso, TX on Sept. 17, 1942, she appeared in numerous films and television shows, including Selena, Real Women Have Curves, Southland, Desperate Housewives, Rob, Family Guy and many more.
Always ready to crack an off-color joke, Lupe was genial and hilarious and also brutally honest about her time in Hollywood.
RIP Adam Yauch AKA MCA. May the Fourth be with you in your next life. Cancer got the better of you but you always fought for your Right to Party!
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Upon hearing the sad news of the sudden death of Whitney Houston, I knew I had to draw something to mark this tragic passing. Please share this page if you enjoy my simple cartoon tribute.