San Antonio-based in conjunction with The Alamo Legacy and Missions Association (ALMA), a local non-profit organization that provides "living history" reenactments to educate youth and adults about Texas history, announce the schedule of celebratory events to be held throughout Ju

An award-winning journalist today blasted the new movie "The Alamo" as racist and perpetuating the myth of the Battle of the Alamo in San Antonio.

"The battle at the historic church in Texas was about independence from Mexico, but not about freedom. Just the opposite. It was a stand for slavery," said Roger Hammer, author of "Hispanic America."

“L.A.tinos: A Walk on the East Side” takes us into the bustling streets of Los Angeles to meet the people who animate them and to allow us to share in a moment of their lives. The pictures; reminiscent of the work of early photographers Walker Evans, Atget and Martin Chambi; shifts away from the immediacy of news photography. The images, charged with symbolism and love, are also critical and sometimes coldly analytical, but not without a sense of humor. This first solo show by photojournalist Hector Mata is a fresh, surprising and uncompromising portrait of a community in which the visual artist himself is reflected.

Heritage Hispanic-American Style is a rich, entertaining cultural compendium of facts that surveys the vast Hispanic culture, from its birthplace in Spain to the lands of the new world where its language, religion, and customs greatly influence two continents, in a unique bilingual format.

The satellite exhibition of "Latin Visions: Mexican Artists Look at Erotica" will open April 3 through April 31 at the XART Gallery at Entertianium L.L.C. Motion Picture Studio in Los Angeles. This installment will feature the work of Baja California artists: Vidal Pinto Estrada, Joly Lacarra, Julieta Bartolini, Hugo Crosthwaite, Jose Lobo, Martin Tellez, Francisco Calbello, Moises Guerrero and Labrada. All are exhibiting with over fifty artists from all parts of Mexico in May in Acapulco in the groundbreaking exhibition, "Latin Visions: Mexican Artists Look at Erotica."

Chicano, an unprecedented art exhibition, presented by Target Stores and Mervyn's, sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company will make its first visit to the Golden State at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) in San Diego, Calif., on May 30, 2004. Chicano is a five-year, 15-city national tour that is collectively made up of two major exhibits:
Chicano Visions: American Painters on the Verge, a traditional art exhibit, and Chicano Now: American Expressions, an interactive multimedia exhibit for families. Chicano will remain on display at MCASD through September 12, 2004.

The Whole Enchilada is a practical guide to selling to the US Hispanic market. It is a no nonsense and real description of the Hispanic population in the United States. As a primer it gives the reader practical advice on what to do in order to gain Hispanic customers.

"Americanos: Latino Life in the United States," will open at the de Saisset Museum at Santa Clara University on Jan. 17, 2004 and remain on view through March 14.

The exhibit presents an intimate portrait of the Latino community through the work of 30 prize-winning photographers. The 114 photographs in the exhibition are organized around themes such as family, community, work, and sports, and reflect the breadth and variety of the Latino experience.

Student winners of the YOUNG AMERICANOS YOUTH PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION will have their works displayed beginning Friday, December 5 at the Centro Cultural de la Raza in Balboa Park, located at 2125 Park Blvd in San Diego.

Arminda Figueroa has been named the Project Director for Scholastic Entertainment’s The Misadventures of Maya and Miguel, a multi-cultural, multi-media initiative for children that has at its core a new animated series set to air on PBS KIDS in fall 2004.

Presented by Target Stores and sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company, Chicano, an unprecedented art exhibit, will open to the public at the Indiana State Museum in Indianapolis, Ind., on Jan. 31, 2004.

With its stirring music and elaborate costumes, Latin music and dancing took Chicago -- and the nation -- by storm in the 1930s. The Chicago Historical Society (CHS) will present a showing of original Latin dance ensembles in the new costume collection exhibition Flamenco!

From the salsa beat at dance clubs to award-winning international cinema, the art and culture of the Latino experience is hot, getting hotter, especially during Hispanic Heritage Month.

David J. Pecker, Chairman, President and CEO of American Media, Inc., announced AMI has signed agreements to pursue various publishing opportunities with the Hispanic market's premiere talent agency, Latin World Entertainment, and Univision TV star Raul de Molina.

Anna Escobedo Cabral, president and CEO of the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility in Washington, D.C., will become director of the Smithsonian Center for Latino Initiatives on July 21.