Domingo Newsbytes…

Domingo Newsbytes…

Josie Dykas, feature for Proyecto Latina, March 2010 drums as she concludes her presentation.

Happy Spring Time! It’s Sunday and we want to send good vibes to our friends, including Proyecto Latina photographer Thelma Uranga, who is marching in Washington D.C. for immigration reform.  Thelma is traveling with her camera and will be documenting the march.  Look for that and new interviews we have scheduled in the following days and weeks–that we hope will inspire and empower you to create your own opportunities.

Here are the Domingo Newsbytes for this week:

I’m hoping  La Llorona play comes to Chicago soon!  Playwright Kathleen Anderson Culebro was inspired to write La Llorona, after an attempt by Taco Bell to open a series of fast-food restaurants in Mexico City in 1992. The play is currently being staged by Amphibian Productions

AZUCAR! Over the weekend, Celia the musical opened up at the Athenaeum Theatre for a limited run. The late queen of salsa, still reigns with songs like La Negra Tiene Tumbao, Burundanga and, of course, Bemba Colora, If you missed the show, no worries because sources close to the show say that at some point it will make its way back to Chicago for a second run.

The Latino Writers Collective of Kansas City is on the move! Their Cuarta Página Reading Series hosted writers Fred Arroyo and Demetria Martínez. Check out a write up by guest blogger and friend of Proyecto Latina,  Xánath Caraza did for La Bloga.

Do you find yourself con los ojos pelados at night worrying instead of getting some sleep? Well if you are sleepless in Chicago you’re not alone. Many Latinos are not getting enough sleep. The National Sleep Foundation released their annual Sleep in America poll. This time with the twist of gathering data comparing whites, blacks, Asians and Hispanics.

This week we spotted an article in Extra Newspaper on Arte y Vida a Hispanic arts and cultural calendar of listings of events for Chicago’s Hispanic community that includes: artist galleries, links to and music reviews.

Did you know that there are millions of federal dollars going to green construction and women may be missing out? Currently, 97 percent of those construction jobs in Illinois are held by men. CBS 2′s Roseanne Tellez reports there is a new push to get women thinking green that includes insights from local architect Alicia Ponce and the group Chicago Women in Trades.

A final question: Do you find the Domingo Newsbytes helpful? Tell us about it, we’d love to know if this regular segment is useful to you on the comings and goings of Latinas in the news. Remember if you have story ideas or links that you see in the news of Latinas in the arts and beyond let us know at

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