Archive for the ‘Su Vida’ Category

Boys & Girls Club

Posted on: October 20th, 2014 by xmlrpc

The Boys & Girls Club of Metro Phoenix recently started a SMART Girls Robotics Club with the help of Cox Communications. Teams compete to build a robot that is programmed to adapt to multiple challenges. To win, the girls have to use their knowledge of physics, engineering, and programming to navigate courses and complete tasks. This is a great opportunity for these girls to see how science, technology, engineering and math are fun and integral in our highly technological world. 

For more information, please visit www.bgcmp.org

Silk

Posted on: October 20th, 2014 by xmlrpc

Our Su Vida cameras caught up with Silk for an exclusive Musica interview when they were in concert here in Phoenix. Silk is best known for their hit singles “Freak Me” and “Happy Days” from their debut album, Lose Control (1992). Another hit from Lose Control, “Girl U For Me”, helped the album reach double platinum status. They later had success with singles such as “I Can Go Deep”, “Hooked On You”, “Don’t Rush”, “If You” (released February 23, 1999), “Meeting In My Bedroom”, and “We’re Calling You.”

Hispanic Heritage 2

Posted on: October 20th, 2014 by xmlrpc

This week’s Su Vida celebrates Hispanic Heritage in Arizona. We visit the Arizona Latino Arts and Cultural Center, where art showcases the impact of the Hispanic culture on the community. We’ll share inspirational stories from the Boys & Girls Clubs and Be A Leader Foundation. Latino Theatre is featured as well as the music of Silk. And a preview of Fiestas Patrias at Rawhide, sponsored in part by Cox and Mega 104.3 FM radio.

Fiestas Patrias 2014

Posted on: October 20th, 2014 by xmlrpc

Parientito from Campesina 88.3 FM and Manic Hispanic from Mega 104.3 FM will share info with us on the yearly Hispanic Heritage celebration that takes place at Rawhide.  From the culture, food and entertainment of this Mexican celebration of independence, Fiestas Patrias 2014 is a fun filled event, sponsored in part by Cox.

Latino Theatre

Posted on: October 20th, 2014 by xmlrpc

From the classic plays Zoot Suit to Frida Kahlo check out how Latinos’ express culture and art through theater. Ricky Ariaza from Teatro Bravo and James Rivas aka Manic Hispanic from Mega 104.3 FM will be sharing with us the art of Latino Theater.

ALAC

Posted on: October 20th, 2014 by xmlrpc

Join JR while he visits a local art gallery, Arizona Latino Arts and Cultural Center (ALAC), where you will experience Latino Art from paintings to theater. JR speaks to Marcelino Quiñonez, program coordinator of ALAC. Marcelino will share with us on what you will experience during a visit — from the art, music and theater to the community events this art gallery provides. A cultural destination for Arizonans and visitors who want to experience Latino Arts.

For more information, please visit www.alacaz.org

Be A Leader Foundation

Posted on: October 20th, 2014 by xmlrpc

With the help of Be A Leader Foundation, Maria Hernandez is another Hispanic success story. Maria is now a student at ASU, and she is focused on motivating and inspiring other students to attend college. The mission of Be A Leader Foundation is to increase the number of college-going students by empowering them to become college bound, focused and prepared through leadership training and mentoring.

For more information, please visit www.bealeaderfoundation.org

Arizona Taco Festival

Posted on: October 13th, 2014 by xmlrpc

David Tyda talks to us about the second annual Taco Festival in Phoenix. He introduces one of the participating restaurants “Blanco” and they demonstrate one of the tacos they will introduce at the festival.

Make sure to stop by the Cox GIG LIFE Lounge at the festival, where we’ll have a mobile device charging station, a social media photo kiosk, and paletas.

Experience the largest collection of taco-makers ever assembled in one place. Enjoy local bands, Lucha Libre wrestling, cooking classes, eating contests, and huge bar experiences by some of your favorite party spots. 

For more information, click here

CALA Chefs

Posted on: October 13th, 2014 by xmlrpc

Join CALA Alliance for the most exciting Latin American culinary event of the year!
¡Sabor! A Culinary Journey of the Americas celebrates distinct and diverse cuisines. A team of top chefs from across Metro Phoenix will present different takes on the national dishes of lands from Cuba to Argentina, regions of Mexico to the mountains of Chile.

We interview Roberto Madrid, who brings a passion for Latino cooking to his role as Chef de Cuisine at Deseo. He began his culinary career in Scottsdale in 1982, studying under Chef Tony Fogo at The White Truffle, a local French fine dining restaurant.

Executive Sous Chef, Chaz Frankenfield’s culinary experience spans more than two decades. Chaz Frankenfield embraces his role as executive sous chef at Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel. With a wealth of knowledge in the culinary arts and his exceptional leadership experience, Frankenfield oversees the daily operations of the District American Kitchen and Wine Bar. 

For more info, please visit www.calaalliance.org/sabor

CALA Overview

Posted on: October 13th, 2014 by xmlrpc

Su Vida had a chance to capture an exclusive interview with Grady Gammage Jr.  (CALA Board Member) and Julio Morales (Curator of the Cala Festival). They talk about this celebration of Latin American arts and culture. Plus, local artists who share highlights of CALA Celebración Artística de las Américas and the CALA Alliance Festival taking place at the Civic Space Park in downtown Phoenix.

Fresh Start

Posted on: October 13th, 2014 by xmlrpc

Su Vida visited Fresh Start Women’s Foundation, a local foundation supporting women who want to thrive in life. Susan Berman, CEO of Fresh Start, shared with us all the great programs available to local women, who need assistance in their education, job searching, child care to much more. The first comprehensive women’s self-help facility in the nation, opened its doors in 2002 and serves more than 25,000 visitors annually. 

Esperanza Overview

Posted on: October 13th, 2014 by xmlrpc

A special teacher is an important and lasting influence in a child’s life. Teachers unlock the minds of our children and provide the essential foundation needed to become successful members of the community. Recognizing this important work, CPLC honors this group of “unsung heroes”.

The Esperanza Awards was created in 1998, and today remains the only awards program established specifically to honor Latino teachers throughout Arizona. Chicanos Por La Causa (CPLC) has a long history of recognizing Latino educators who inspire students to achieve their dreams, and these outstanding teachers are recognized by the CPLC Esperanza Awards.

This year’s honorees for the 16th Annual Esperanza Awards are Margarito Casillas of Andrada Polytechnic High School in Tucson, Jesús Arrizon of Southwest Junior High School in San Luis, Manuel Gaviña of Whittier Elementary School in Phoenix, and Erika Parra of Metro Tech High School in Phoenix. 

For more information on this event and to purchase tickets, please click here.