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Ontario Pops Orchestra: Adding a Sparkle of Latin Sizzle to Classical Music in Toronto
May23

Ontario Pops Orchestra: Adding a Sparkle of Latin Sizzle to Classical Music in Toronto

For someone who is passionate about all genres of music, it is not every day that one gets to enjoy a classical music concert with a Latin twist— a very special and rare treat for Mother’s Day on a beautiful and unseasonably warm Sunday afternoon in downtown Toronto. But this is exactly what happened as Alma Latina was invited to attend the Ontario Pops Orchestra “Music for Mom”, the third concert of the eclectic orchestra’s 2017-2018...

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Andrés Cepeda “Mil Ciudades” Tour in Toronto
May27

Andrés Cepeda “Mil Ciudades” Tour in Toronto

Where to start, where to start…For those of us who have been attending Latin artists concerts for a number of years now the mere fact that the artist actually made it to our city could be considered a smashing success. Whether Latino Eventos, the organizers (and I do use that term loosely) made a real effort to create a successful event from the get-go or things just got out of control at the last minute, it’s hard to know. Maybe in a...

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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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