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Cultural & Chartable Catch-Up: February 2014

Jill Lynne | Posted 04.07.2014 | Entertainment
Jill Lynne

Cultural & Charitable Catch-Up with FAVS & Commentary Text & Photographs (c) Jill Lynne, February 2014 Pete Seeger, The Tibet House Benefit, French ...

Isabel Allende's New Crime Novel, Ripper, is Wonderful!

Jay Weston | Posted 04.06.2014 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

Isabel Allende is a petite 71-year-old woman who was born in Peru, where her father was the Chilean ambassador, grew up in Chile and then went into...

Pinochet Spy Chief Allegedly Lies About 'Dirty War'

AP | MARIANELA JARROUD | Posted 09.21.2013 | Latino Voices

SANTIAGO, Chile -- The daughter of toppled President Salvador Allende says that those convicted of human rights violations during Chile's long dictato...

5 Inspiring Latinas Who've Left Their Mark

VOXXI | Veronique de Miguel | Posted 09.23.2013 | Latino Voices

When I think of Hispanic Heritage month, I can’t help but think of Latinas who have changed the world. I want to highlight the remarkable women w...

8 Amazing Latino Authors

VOXXI | Veronique de Miguel | Posted 06.23.2014 | Latino Voices

Latinos and writing are a couple made in heaven. Our passion and heritage provide for fantastic literary universes once and again recognized worldwide...

Chatting With Maestro Plácido Domingo

GAYOT.com | Posted 07.20.2013 | Arts
GAYOT.com

I don't usually get intimidated when it comes to interviews, but when it was time to speak with maestro Plácido Domingo, I was. The "King of Opera" had just finished conducting the world premiere of opera Dulce Rosa Friday night at The Broad Stage in Santa Monica.

LA Opera's 'Dulce Rosa' to Open at The Broad Stage

Rodney Punt | Posted 07.08.2013 | Arts
Rodney Punt

Operas and movies are like opposites that attract but can rarely live together. New movies, like old operas, get the big houses. New operas, like old movies, get the small houses. Got that? The LA Opera did.

Drugs, Rape and Political Terror: Interview With Isabel Allende on Her Latest Novel Maya's Notebook

Christine Bronstein | Posted 06.24.2013 | Books
Christine Bronstein

The very busy Allende was nice enough to answer a few of my questions about her latest book.

Women Leading the Way

Robin Amos Kahn | Posted 06.11.2013 | Women
Robin Amos Kahn

Women are leading the way in so many areas, both on a world-wide stage and as community leaders. Here is a short list of list of women who are accomplishing great things.

Creativity and the Three Graces

Lisa Levart | Posted 05.21.2013 | Arts
Lisa Levart

On a recent, chilly winter afternoon, the three of us met at Grace's magical home. Clay, concrete and painted steel spheres dotted the landscape as though they had rolled down the hill in some prehistoric era, settling in gentle clumps.

Autopsy Confirms Ex-Chilean President Committed Suicide

AP | EVA VERGARA | Posted 09.18.2011 | World

SANTIAGO, Chile — A scientific autopsy has confirmed that Chilean President Salvador Allende committed suicide during the 1973 coup that toppled...

Radio's Rare Class Act Achieves Ratings, Book Success

Bill Mann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bill Mann

Michael Krasny has probably interviewed more famous and celebrated authors than anyone, ever. Amazingly, he's done it on a sharply devalued medium, radio.

Ilan Stavans' Magnum Opus: After 13 Years, The Norton Anthology of Latino Literature Is Here

Joshua Kors | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Joshua Kors

I make my books for elite audiences, mainstream audiences, families in the barrio. That's not a contradiction. It's a full life.

National Book Festival Begins Tonight In DC

chicagotribune.com | Amy Guth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The National Book Festival activities will begin this evening in D.C. with President and Mrs. Obama serving as honorary chairs of the week-long festiv...

Author Isabel Allende Visits Trapped Miners' Families

AP | MICHAEL WARREN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

SAN JOSE MINE, Chile — The two Isabel Allendes joined Chile's president Sunday in a visit to the mine where a team of hundreds is working to res...

Book Review Roundup

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Did you miss any of the big book reviews this weekend? Catch up on them with the highlights below. "The Lake Shore Limited," Sue Miller The New York ...

5 Literary Hook-Ups I'd Like to See

Caroline Hagood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Caroline Hagood

Which writers would you like to see get it on?

Indies Choice Book Award Finalists Announced

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The ABA (American Booksellers Association) announced the finalists for the Indies Choice Book Awards on Monday, which are chosen by any and all indepe...

Self Esteem Booster: Stand Up For Peace!

Anne Naylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Naylor

On this coming Peace Day, I invite you to stand tall in the value and worth that you are as a human being, even for a few moments during the day. Celebrate and esteem yourself.

Getting Inspired by the Women's Foundation of California

Nour Akkad | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Nour Akkad

One woman creating change is inspiring, but an entire organization of women creating change is groundbreaking.

Isabel Allende, Loung Ung and the Power of Memoir

Marianne Schnall | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marianne Schnall

At an upcoming Women & Courage conference Isabel Allende and Loung Ung will demonstrate that the most direct and powerful way to comprehend human suffering is through compelling, first-hand accounts.