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Villalobos Brothers with El Javi
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Your $30 donation gets you:
Access to our seated VIP Patio
2 complimentary drinks
Early entry at 3:30pm
Premium stage viewing
All Ages | General Admission Lawn
Doors at 4:00 PM | Show at 5:00 PM
This event is Rain or Shine
For more information about the artist, please visit: https://www.villalobosbrothers.com, https://eljavi.com
Acclaimed as one of today’s leading Contemporary Mexican groups, the original compositions and arrangements of The Villalobos Brothers masterfully fuse and celebrate the richness of Mexican folk music with the intricate harmonies of jazz and classical music.
The ensemble’s virtuosic performances have delighted audiences throughout Latin America, India, Russia, Canada and in more than 30 states across the US. They have performed in historic venues and events including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Latin Grammy Awards, Davies Symphony Hall, Montreal Jazz Festival, the Ford Theatre in Hollywood, the 60th Anniversary of the United Nations, the New Victory Theatre on Broadway, San Jose Jazz Fest, Celebrate Brooklyn, the 66th FIFA Congress in Mexico City, the Blue Note Jazz Festival and the Apollo Theatre.
In 2018, they joined forces with Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra for the “Fandango at the Wall” project. This ambitious undertaking, produced by Kabir Sehgal, united legendary international musicians for a live concert at the Tijuana-San Diego border wall which resulted in a live album and documentary film to be released in 2019.
The Villalobos Brothers recently premiered their Symphonic Project performing two sold-out, back-to-back concerts with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra and the Walla Walla Symphony.
The ensemble has collaborated with legendary musicians including Grammy winners Bruce Springsteen, Dolly Parton, Antonio Sánchez, Regina Carter, Eduardo Magallanes, Dan Zanes, Sierra Hull, and Ana Tijoux.
The Villalobos brothers are actively touring the United States, delivering a powerful message of love, brotherhood and social justice with brilliance, cadence and virtuosity. Their new album Somos will be released in 2019.
El Javi, out of Mexico City, joins the spirit of flamenco with the heart of rock producing the unparalleled experience of Rock Flamenco. Through his distinct sound, he paints an auditory portrait composed of strength and intimacy, reflecting his experiential existence as both human and artist. Collaborations color his compositions as he endlessly evolves his music, warranting his title. The King of Rock Flamenco.
Highlights of his career include Festival of the Arts in Coahuila Mexico, The Jazz and Blues festival in Santa Clarita, CA , the Denver International Festival, The International Music Festival in San Jose del Cabo, Mex, the Salmon Arm Festival in British Columbia, Canada. and opened for today’s biggest voice of flamenco, Diego el Cigala, during his Noche Tacumana world tour in San Miguel de Allende, Mex.
Currently, EL Javi tours North America with his powerful live performances as he promotes the 2nd part of the Gypsy Journey trilogy “El Refugio.”
Course Description: During this two-day course, attendees will gain the knowledge necessary to lead a Lean-Agile enterprise by leveraging the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®), and its underlying principles derived from Lean, systems thinking, Agile development, product development flow, and DevOps. They will discuss the five competencies needed to become a Lean Enterprise. They will also learn and practice the skills for supporting and executing PI Planning events, and coordinating multiple Agile Release Trains (ARTs).
Attendees will gain an understanding of the Lean-Agile mindset, why it’s so effective in today’s adapt-or-die marketplace, and what it means to lead a Lean-Agile transformation. They’ll also learn how to build and support Agile teams and programs, empower a Lean Portfolio, build a Continuous Delivery Pipeline and DevOps culture, and coordinate large solutions. They will develop a skillset that’s in demand worldwide—and empower their enterprises to succeed in a disruptive marketplace—when they become a SAFe® 4 Agilist (SA).
Attending the class prepares individuals to take the exam and become a certified SAFe® Agilist (SA)
● Introducing the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
● Becoming a Lean-Agile Leader
● Establishing Team and Technical Agility
● Experiencing Program Increment (PI) Planning
● Releasing on Demand with DevOps
● Building Business Solutions and Lean Systems
● Implementing Lean Portfolio Management
● Leading the transformation
● 2 Days Classroom Training from Certified SPC4 Trainers
● 16 PDUs and 16 SEUs
● Student Course Kit
● One year membership with Scaled Agile
● Professional Development Units (PDUs) and Scrum Education Units (SEUs)
● Attendees may be eligible to apply for 16 PDUs toward their continuing education requirements with the Project Management Institute (PMI) for PMP and PMI-ACP certifications.
● Attendees may be eligible to apply for SEUsunder category C, toward earning or renewing their CSP through Scrum Alliance.
To perform the role of a SAFe® Agilist, attendees should be able to:
● Understand the Five Core Competencies of the Lean Enterprise
● Become a Lean-thinking manager-teacher
● Apply the values and principles of a Lean-Agile Mindset
● Apply SAFe’s Lean and Agile principles to the roles and practices of SAFe
● Create high-performing teams by establishing mission and purpose
● Lead the transformation with the SAFe Implementation Roadmap
● Support PI Planning and the events associated with successful Program execution
● Drive Release on Demand with the Continuous Delivery Pipeline
● Establish alignment and execution with Strategic Themes and Lean Portfolio Management
● Coordinate multiple Agile Release Trains and suppliers with a Solution Train
The class registration includes:
● Attendee workbook
● Preparation and eligibility to take the SAFe® 4 Agilist exam
● One year membership to the SAFe Community Platform
● Course certificate of completion
● Attendees must attend both days of the course in order to be eligible for the exam.
Attendees who pass the certification exam will receive:
● SAFe Agilist certificate
● A one-year certified membership as a SAFe Agilist, which includes access to the SA Community of Practice
● A SAFe Agilist certification usage guide with SA certification marks
● Access to a variety of learning resources to support certified professionals during their SAFe journey
Experience the magic of Oaxaca, México on June 8th from 3:00-8:00 pm! We invite you to join us for the Celebrate OaxaCA Festival to enjoy their world-renowned art, food, drinks, and music! Various indigenous master artisans from Oaxaca will be in Sacramento to showcase their traditional crafts with live demonstrations and hands-on workshops! This is a family-friendly event. This festival is part of a week-long series of educational events. Proceeds from the festival will help fund free family events at various schools and community centers throughout the Sacramento region.
Live Oaxacan music
Oaxacan performances by el Ballet Folklórico Mexicano de Carlos Moreno
Oaxacan calenda-style street parades
Live artisan demonstrations
Kids art zone with free activities
Street market featuring Oaxacan master artisans and local artists
Various artisan-led alebrije, textile and ceramic workshops will be available at an additional price of $5-15 to cover materials. Participants will be able to sign up for the workshops the day of the festival. Oaxacan inspired street food and drinks and cocktails will be available for purchase.
Early bird ticket sales will end June 7, or until sold out. At the door, adult tickets will be $15 and kids will be $10.
The Cold Waters: Symposium and Media Arts Festival is Ontario’s biennial conference of Media Arts and Artist Run-Centres. It will feature panels, workshops, artist talks, studio visits, screenings, performances, installations, and a variety of avenues for networking and collaboration. Presented by the Media Arts Network of Ontario and Near North Mobile Media Lab. For more information visit: http://www.coldwaters.mano-ramo.ca/
We offer ticket prices for MANO members and non-members with and without accommodations. If you are interested in booking accommodations through MANO, we are offering 4 nights (June 12-June 16) of accommodation in a single room at the Nipissing University Student Residence. Each suite has four single rooms, a shared bathroom and a shared kitchenette. This is the best deal in town for accommodations and will be walking distance to most conference events, as well as the place where panelist, facilitators and artists will be staying.
Invest in True Communities
Community HousingWorks welcomes you to a Summer Social at The Lafayette Hotel!
The Summer Social will be a delightful time with new and existing friends, light food, and drinks. We will be offering tours of our Award winning LGBTQ Affirming North Park Seniors community located a block away from The Lafayette Hotel. Please check in at The Lafayette Hotel.
Bring a friend!
5:00 pm-7:00 pm
Tours of North Park Seniors available at 5:10 pm & 5:30 pm. Everyone that attends the tour will receive a gift!
We are looking forward to seeing you there! Please RSVP to let us know which part(s) of the event you will be attending.
Parking is available for free on both sides of The Lafayette Hotel, as well as street parking.
If you will be joining us for the North Park Seniors community tour, please meet at The Lafayette to register:
2223 El Cajon Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92104
NBAliens: Nothin' But Aliens who come in peace and basketball
NBAliens combines the stars of the National Basketball Association (NBA) with the science fiction world of aliens from another universe. These intergalactic ballers adopt elements from their nicknames, background, teams, and personality to become a colorful collection of super-human athletes.
Created by Michael Wu A digital artist from West Covina, CA. Follow him on Instagram: @mykowu
East LA CAPE
The East LA Comicbook, Art and Pop-Culture Expo (or C.A.P.E) is the premier comic book show in East LA. Formerly The East LA Comic Con, The East LA CAPE is a community based show that features local and independent artist and creators as well as a love of mainstream pop culture. In partnership with Boyle Heights Arts Conservatory we will be returning to the El Gallo Plaza (4545 E Cesar Chavez Ave Los Angeles, CA 90022) on Saturday June 1st in the heart of East LA.Come on out to this free, family friendly event filled with comics, collectibles, artist and creators as well as cosplay and maybe a surprise guest or two.
Learn 5 songs and 5 rhythms from around the world and how to sing and drum at the same time. Get expressive with your drum and voice, learn to improvise, and cut loose. It is intoxicating to sing and drum in community. Joy!! Learn a style of trance drumming where you open and fill/close Middle Eastern rhythms as well as West African polyrhythms. We will learn 2/4, 4/4 and 6/8 rhythms. We will sing songs from around the world, including a few in harmony. All levels including absolute beginners welcome. You will need to bring a djembe, doumbek, or cajon.
10 Wednesdays April 10-June 12, 7:30-9pmTerra's Temple, 3051 Adeline St., Berkeley, CA
$333 early bird by April 1, $360 afterwards. For more information and to register: http://amberfieldmusic.com/free-your-voice/
Amber Field was featured in San Francisco Magazine's Best of the Bay for yoga music. They have performed and taught at SF Jazz, Wanderlust, Esalen, Hollyhock, SF International Arts Festival, and more. Amber specializes in world fusion music and delights in helping free people's voices and rhythm. www.amberfieldmusic.com
Testimonials: “They break down rhythm in a way that makes it incredibly tangible for a total beginner to percussion. And then they teach you to integrate your voice while drumming! An awesome teacher.” –Jai S
“Amber’s class – Free Your Voice while Drumming – was outstanding. Amber is a superb teacher who makes learning drum polyrhythms accessible and fun. Our class became tight after just a few classes together, and we found ourselves doing things we didn’t think possible (and we’re not all musicians or singers – this is due to the way Amber sets up the songs and rhythms with varying levels of challenge, and always encourages us with heart and a smile). It’s more than just the rhythms, the forming of a meaningful group in a short time – it’s really a magical experience that has liberated new possibilities in my music and my being.” Lisa F
“I recommend this class! Amber created a supportive space for learning, stretching, listening, and curiosity. I haven’t grown up with much variety in rhythms and it’s fun to realize there is more to life than a 4×4 rhythm ;). I appreciate how you’re able to create a community while at the same time encourage the individual within it.”–Lucy A
For other testimonials: https://www.yelp.com/biz/amber-field-music-san-francisco?osq=amber+field+music
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Plenty of street parking, 1 block from Ashby BART.
What can I bring into the event?
Wear comfortable clothes and shoes and bring a water bottle and your drum.
What's the refund policy?
No refunds. Class series can be transferred to other courses in the case of an emergency
The Culver City Rock and Mineral Club will present its 58th Annual Fiesta of Gems Show on Saturday, June 29, 2019, from 10 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, June 30, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 4117 Overland Ave., Culver City, CA 90230. This year the featured gemstone is Opal. Admission and parking are free. For more information contact Janice Metz at [email protected]
The Fiesta of Gems is a free educational event for the community which provides fossils, gems and mineral exhibits, demonstrations, and children’s programs. We also offer jewelry making demonstrations, gem, mineral dealers, tools, and books sales. This event helps several community programs in Culver City and helps to educate and inspire elementary students in Earth Science activities. It also enables the Club to provide donations to the El Rincon School, to the Culver City Boy Scouts, Troop 113, and the Culver City Senior Center.
Fiesta of Gems Show offers over 35 gem and mineral dealers from California, New Mexico, and Arizona who will sell minerals, gems, slabs, cabochons, beads, and jewelry findings. The Culver City Rock and Mineral Club members will exhibit gem and mineral works of art, jewelry pieces, and private collections of gems and minerals. There will be workshops throughout the weekend introducing various techniques of jewelry making.
For more information contact Janice Metz at [email protected] or through our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/events/666240580474115/ and https://www.facebook.com/events/276648656338227/. Kid-friendly, great vendors, 8 workshops, hourly demonstrations, super hourly prizes, a grand prize, member displays, games for the kiddies and lots, lots more. Like our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/CCRMC/ to receive updates.
On Saturday, June 29, 2019 the Bonita Museum & Cultural Center (BMCC) will host a special fundraising dinner gala to introduce the exhibition Nuestra Frontera: Our South Bay Families at the Border. This original exhibition presents a fascinating walk through 250 years of San Diego history. The gala will celebrate the early Californios and ranchos days in the region with the food and music of the 1800's. History will come to life, as actors portraying people in the exhibition delight in the telling of early Alta California stories.
During the gala enjoy an opening night preview of the exhibition based on more than 50 oral interviews, 2,000 archival photographs, and census and genealogy records. The exhibit documents the multi-ethnic Spanish-speaking families who have lived in the San Diego-Tijuana region for over eight generations.
Visitors to the exhibition will discover families whose ancestors first came as leather jackets with the Portola Expedition in 1769. When Mexico declared independence from Spain, many of these men became prominent Californios who owned vast tracts of land,ranchos, in the South Bay region. Themes in the exhibition include the coming of the railroads and the Mexican Revolution and how it impacted South Bay families. More recently, the exhibition details oral histories about the Mexican Repatriation in the 1930's as well as the excitement in the region during the 1970’s as an epicenter of the Chicano movement. The exhibit will contain photographs as well as interactive displays that bring history to life.
The exhibit is curated by Barbara Zaragoza, a freelance writer and local historian who holds a Master’s degree in history from Harvard University. She has written several books, including "San Ysidro and the Tijuana River Valley" as well as "Fronterizos: A History of the Spanish-speaking People of the South Bay, San Diego."
The Bonita Museum and Cultural Center is open Wednesday through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free.
The museum is located at 4355 Bonita Road in Bonita, California, 91902. The Bonita Museum and Cultural Center is operated by the The Bonita Historical Society and is dedicated to preserving, for public education and enjoyment, the culture, history, arts, crafts, and aesthetic facets of the region, specifically El Rancho de la Nación in South San Diego County.
Please check our website for lectures and events associated with the exhibition. www.bonitahistoricalsociety.org
El Bonita Museum and Cultural Center Presenta: Nuestra Frontera: Nuestras Familias de South Bay en la Frontera.
Fechas de exposición: Junio 29 a agosto 24, 2019
La exposición presenta una experiencia fascinante por 250 años de la historia de San Diego, basada en más de 50 entrevistas orales, 2,000 fotografías de archivos, censos y datos genealógicos. La exposición documenta la gente multiétnica y familias que vivieron en la región de South Bay y San Diego-Tijuana.
Los visitantes de la exposición descubrirán familias de ancestros que llegaron al South Bay en el siglo 17 durante la expedición de Portola tanto como familias de la zona quienes ancestros pertenecieron de ranchos enormes de la comarca durante principios del período de los Californios. Los temas de la exposición incluyen la introducción del ferrocarril y la Revolución Mexicana y el impacto a las familias del South Bay. La exposición detalla historias orales de la repatriación Mexicana de 1930 tanto como la pasión en la región durante los años 70 con el Movimiento Chicano en el epicentro. La exposición tendrá fotografías y presentaciones multimedia que muestran una historia viva.
La exposición está curado por Barbara Zaragoza, una escritora independiente e historiadora local con la Maestría en Historia de Harvard. Ha escrito muchos libros que incluyen “ San Ysidro and the Tijuana River Valley” y “ Fronterizos: A History of the Spanish-Speaking People of the South Bay, San Diego.”
El Museo Bonita y Centro Cultural está abierto de miércoles a sábado de 10 a.m. a 4 p.m. La entrada es gratis. Ubicación: 4355 Bonita Rd., Bonita CA. 91902
Por favor visiten nuestro sitio web para pláticas y eventos asociados con la exposición.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Parking is free. We are located in the Bonita-Sunnyside Library complex on Bonita Road.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Wed. - Sat. 10am - 4pm 619 267-5141
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No, your name will be on a reservations list
Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?
Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends
Please bring the name or print out of your reservation
The Consulate General of Mexico in Los Angeles is honored to invite you to become part of our cinematographic project “Ciclo de Cine Consular” (Consular Movie Club), where we aim to promote international cinema to yours and our local communities. This program is an opportunity to strengthen ties between our communities and to build communication bridges among diverse nations, as well as to manifest each unique expression of art through cinema. The Consulate General of Colombia is delighted to present the film "GABO: LA MAGIA DE LO REAL"
Film DURATION 88 min.
Programme6.00 Doors Open6.30 Screening Starts
How did a boy from a backward town on the Caribbean coastbecome a writer who won the hearts of millions, from the poorest to the most powerful political leaders, and whose works changed our perception of reality? The answer is the incredible story of Gabriel García Márquez, the 1982 Nobel Prize winner for Literature, author of the globally popular, and critically-acclaimed masterpiece 100 Years of Solitude, who grew up in the poverty and violence of northern Colombia, and propelled by a love of life and a sensual, magical sensibility, followed a path that took him not only into a pioneer of life-affirming literature, but to the forefront of the political struggles of the 70s and 80s, through his militant journalism and his friendships with political leaders such as Fidel Castro and Bill Clinton. The film is a story about the incredible power of human imagination, which follows the interwoven threads of Gabriel García Márquez's life and work - "Gabo" to all of Latin America - with the narrative tension of an investigation.
¿Cómo pudo un niño de un pueblo perdido en Colombia ganar el corazón de millones, desde los más pobres hasta los líderes políticos más poderosos, y cambiar nuestra percepción de la realidad a través de sus obras?La respuesta es la increíble historia de Gabriel García Márquez, Premio Nobel de Literatura 1982,autor de la aclamada y mundialmente conocida obra maestra 100 años de soledad. Un niño que se crió entre la pobreza yviolencia del norte de Colombia, que propulsado por el amor a la vida y una sensibilidad mágica y sensual, siguió un camino que lo llevó no sólo hacia una literatura pionera que celebra la vida, sino a la vanguardia de las luchas políticas de los años 70 y 80, a través de su periodismo militante y su amistad con líderes políticos comoFidel Castro y Bill Clinton. Un film sobre el increíble poder de la imaginación, que sigue los hilos entretejidos de la vida y obras de Gabriel García Márquez - "Gabo" para toda América Latina - con la tensión narrativa de unainvestigación.
This event its open and free to all public.
There is only STREET PARKING available, there is a couple of public parking places around the block. We recommend the one at 611 S Carondelet St, Los Angeles, CA 90057 ($9 dls flat rate).
"Latino Thought Leadership "Bank of America, Poms and Associates and The United States Mexico Chamber of Commerce cordially invite you to our
Executive LuncheonWednesday June 12, 201912:00-2:30 p.m.5700 Canoga AvenueWoodland Hills, CA 91367Parking will not be validated, we apologize for the inconvenienceMember Rate $ 30.00Non-Member Rate $ 40.00SPECIAL GUESTThe Honorable Ambassador Carlos Garcia de Alba. Consul General of Mexico in Los Angeles.
12:00-12:15 Registration12:15-1:00 p.m. Luncheon1:00-2:30 Live Experiences and Presentations2:30 p.m. Adjourn BIOS:Jerry Azarkman Jerry arrived in Los Angeles from Israel at the age of 24 with only $20 in his pocket. But what Jerry lacked in money, he made up for in grit and determination. He spoke no English or Spanish, so he couldn’t get a steady job. Instead, he invested in Pong video game units and began selling them door-to-door. His first sale was the turning point: Using Hebrew and hand gestures, he sold a unit to a Salvadoran woman who spoke only Spanish. She spread the word, and gained him six additional sales. It was an epiphany. He recognized that the first-generation immigrant community was an underserved market, and Curacao was born as a door-to-door sales company catering to the Hispanic community. With his credo, “Exceed the customer’s expectations and you can have a customer for life,” Jerry began to add more products. Curacao grew through word of mouth, and soon he hired other door-to-door sales staff and extended credit to people who were often unable to access traditional financing. Curacao has evolved in many directions since those humble beginnings: a chain of 11 brick and mortar department stores featuring bilingual sales staff, credit cards (often the customers’ first), and export to customers’ home countries. From that first $20, Jerry has grown Curacao to a multimillion-dollar business and a household name in the Hispanic community. In 2014, Jerry Azarkman was awarded the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® 2014 award in Greater Los Angeles. The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation.
MOCTESUMA ESPARZA Moctesuma Esparza, an award-winning filmmaker, producer, entrepreneur and activist, is revered for his contributions to the movie industry and commitment to Latinos. Esparza established Maya Cinemas, a chain of modern movie theatre complexes with the focus on providing main stream entertainment in Latino centric underserved communities. A few of his production credits include: Selena, Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (HBO), The Milagro Beanfield War, Gettysburg, The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez, and Walkout (HBO). Esparza founded the Los Angeles Academy of Arts and Enterprise Charter School, is Co-Founder of NALIP, Co-Founder and former Chair of the NAA, and is a Founding Board Member of the Sundance Institute. He has served the City of Los Angeles as a Commissioner to the Los Angeles City Employees’ Retirement System and was also appointed by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to the planning commission of the National Museum of the American Latino. He is also a trustee of the American Film Institute. He has been nominated for an Academy Award, Golden Globe and Emmy and has been awarded over 200 honors and awards including an Emmy, Clio, John F. Kennedy Journalism Award, Ohio State Award, Cine Golden Eagle and The EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the Los Angeles Region as well as being listed as one the most influential Latinos in the US consistently for over three decades.
Luis Patino Is President, and general manager of Univision in Los Angeles, the local media division of Univision Communications Inc. (UCI), and the leading media company serving Hispanic America for over 60 years. In his role, Mr. Patino oversees two TV stations; KMEX Ch.34 and KFTR CH.46, four radio stations including; KLVE 107.5, KSCA 101.9, KRCD 103.9 and talk radio station KTNQ 1020AM as well as all digital assets. Mr. Patino is responsible for the day-to-day management of all station operations, finance, content development, ad sales, marketing, news, and promotions.
Mr. Patino is a 20-year veteran of the media industry and has served in several capacities during his tenure at Univision. Starting as an ad sales assistant in San Francisco back in 1997, he quickly moved into the management ranks earning a post as National Ad Sales manager for the Univision affiliate TV stations in San Diego, CA. While in San Diego, Mr. Patino created, Copa Univision, a local amateur soccer tournament for youth and adults that has grown to national status and is now played in 15 cities across the country.
Shortly thereafter, Mr. Patino was asked to run National Ad Sales for the flagship TV stations in Los Angeles. During his time in Los Angeles, from 2005 to 2007, Univision Los Angeles had their most profitable years in both ad revenue and EBITDA performance anchored in part by the 2012 World Cup FIFA soccer tournament.
In 2008, Mr. Patino was elevated to Vice-President and general manager and given the opportunity to run station operations and general management of Univision’s owned and operated station in Austin, TX. While in Austin, Mr. Patino continued to excel in creating innovative revenue streams for the company. One example was the music awards show titled, Premios Texas. The awards show allowed for local and regional artists to showcase their talent in front of a national audience that was mostly unfamiliar with their work. In addition, Mr. Patino worked with state and city officials to host the first ever “El Grito”, Mexican Independence Day celebration from the steps of the Texas Capital. Over 10,000 people showed up for this first ever cultural celebration on the grounds of the capital and to this day it remains a main stay in Austin’s cultural heritage celebrations. While in Austin Mr. Patino received the prestigious “OHTLI” award from the Government of Mexico for his contributions to the betterment of the lives of Mexican Americans living in the U.S.
In 2010, Mr. Patino moved to San Antonio, TX as Senior Vice President, General Manager of station operations. It was here, in San Antonio, that Mr. Patino grew his passion for the history of Spanish language media. KWEX Ch.41 was the first ever Spanish language broadcast station to operate in the U.S. and had just celebrated 55 years of operation. Patino led the efforts to build a new state of the art facility for the San Antonio TV and radio properties while simultaneously partnering with the city to maintain a downtown presence by building a studio and news bureau office near city hall.
In 2012, Mr. Patino was asked to oversee station operations in a regional capacity giving him oversight over 8 markets including; San Francisco, Sacramento, Fresno, Bakersfield, Phoenix, Tucson, San Antonio and Austin. A role that allowed him to travel to many cities and look for scalable opportunities to help
Finally, in 2014, Mr. Patino was asked to return home to Los Angeles, CA and manage station operations for the now merged TV and radio properties. While in Los Angeles, Mr. Patino has led efforts to further Univision’s mission to Inform, Empower and Entertain the Los Angeles Latino community. Events and campaigns he is most proud of include the Education Fair now going on 10 years, several town halls and political debates including mayoral, gubernatorial and senate. Campaigns with the state to promote health and wellness, along with citizenship and get-out-to vote campaigns that encourage civic participation. POSiBLE LA is the most recent event that aims to empower Latino small business owners and entrepreneurs alike. During Luis’ tenure Univision Los Angeles has also launched two successful national and regional shows; Lanzate an LA based network lifestyle show and Edicion Digital a digital news cast that runs mid-days across all of CA.