Mon August 6, 2012
World Cafe

Next: La Santa Cecilia

Originally published on Fri August 31, 2012 11:52 am

La Santa Cecilia.
Courtesy of the artist

The L.A. band La Santa Cecilia crafts a unique style of Latin Alternative music by mixing traditional South American rhythms with everything from tango and mariachi to rock, jazz and Afro-Cuban percussion. The sextet, named for the patron saint of musicians, is led by the enchanting voice and often eccentrically flamboyant presence of Marisol "La Marisoul" Hernandez.

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Mon August 6, 2012

Colorado’s Key Voting Blocs: Latinos

President Obama makes four campaign stops in Colorado this week following last week’s visit by his Republican challenger Mitt Romney. Like four years ago, Colorado is once again front and center in the presidential race. Latino voters heavily supported Mr. Obama in 2008 – but things could be different this time around.

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Sun August 5, 2012

From Mexico With Love (And Beats)

Originally published on Thu January 24, 2013 12:03 pm

3Ball MTY is DJ Otto, Erick Rincon and Sheeqo Beat.
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Tue July 31, 2012
It's All Politics

Obama Chooses San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro As Convention Keynoter

Originally published on Tue July 31, 2012 2:29 pm

In what now looks like practice for the big show to come, San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro gives the keynote address at the Texas Democratic Convention in Houston on June 8.
Pat Sullivan AP

Get used to hearing the name Julian Castro. You're likely to be coming across it a lot in coming days and perhaps beyond.

President Obama chose Castro, the 37-year-old mayor of San Antonio, to be the keynote speaker at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., in September.

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Tue July 31, 2012
The Two-Way

Julián Castro, San Antonio Mayor, Will Deliver Democratic Convention Keynote

Mayor Julian Castro his daughter Carina, 2, and wife Erica (background) greet supporters at his campaign headquarters in 2011.

Julián Castro, the mayor of San Antonio, will become the first Latino to deliver the keynote address at Democratic National Convention.

Castro, 37, is scheduled to speak Sept. 4 to open the convention, a slot usually reserved to showcase promising politicians.

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