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George Lopez “I Wouldn’t Be Here Without You” Tour
Nov02

George Lopez “I Wouldn’t Be Here Without You” Tour

Undoubtedly, the only good thing about the prospect of Donald Trump winning the upcoming presidential election next Tuesday is that if that happens, George Lopez promises to move to Canada. Or so he stated to a sold-out house at Casino Rama last Saturday night, on his most recent visit to our country, part of the “I Wouldn’t Be Here Without You” Stand-Up Tour. He would be joining Russell Peters, he said, and make Canada his home. We...

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“The German Girl” – Author Visit with Armando Lucas Correa
Oct28

“The German Girl” – Author Visit with Armando Lucas Correa

“The story has nothing to do with me. Yet it is a story that has lived with me all my life,” said Cuban/American author Armando Lucas Correa, as he prepared to present his latest book (his debut novel) “The German Girl” to a packed house of lovers of good literature— a presentation brought to Durham Region by the Whitby Public Library in association with Blue Heron Books. The event was hosted by “Living Underground” author Ruth...

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Latino-Canadian Emerging Talent: Chantel Collado, “La Princesa de la Bachata”
Aug17

Latino-Canadian Emerging Talent: Chantel Collado, “La Princesa de la Bachata”

Upon first meeting up-and-coming Toronto Latin artist (of Uruguay/Dominican parentage) Chantel Collado for a quick interview prior to her performance at the Panamerican Food Fest at Dundas-Yonge Square this past weekend, I honestly thought “This is what meeting Tejano legend Selena Quintanilla must’ve felt like.” After seeing her perform live (something we’d never done before)— in particular one of Selena’s hit songs, and...

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Rediscovering Harbourfront Centre
Aug15

Rediscovering Harbourfront Centre

We decided as a family to attend one of Harbourfront Centre’s many weekend festivals, “Ritmo y Color”, a few weeks back. Many of you know that coming from Durham Region, as from any suburb surrounding the GTA, this is sort of a rare treat: to go spend the day in the city and walk around as “Tourists for the Day” kind of thing. What I found out that weekend, after a couple of years absence, was that this was almost a brand new...

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Enjoy Your Summer with Live Music in Durham
Jul04

Enjoy Your Summer with Live Music in Durham

Full Disclosure: There is nothing that makes me happier than to spend a warm summer day or evening listening to good live music while enjoying the outdoors. Last month we listed our 2016 Edition of Alma Latina’s Top 10 Summer Festivals in the city— hopefully you have enjoyed a few good ones that have already happened. But if all you want to do is listen to music— any music— then you’re in luck because Durham Region offers many a...

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An Afternoon of Music with Cuban Piano Virtuoso Hilario Durán
Jun17

An Afternoon of Music with Cuban Piano Virtuoso Hilario Durán

German monk and theologian Martin Luther said it best: “Next to the word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world.” And attending a Jazz Vespers session at St. Philip’s Anglican Church in Etobicoke on a crisp spring Sunday afternoon, where the musical guests were the Hilario Durán trio (with Roberto Occhipinti on bass and Mark Kelso on drums), and listening to their flawless performance of Afro-Cuban, Latin...

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