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A Latino in the White House
Hispanic Voices

A Latino in the White House

David Valdez used to capture a sitting president’s every move, putting him in the company of world and military leaders, kings and even the Pope. It was a whirlwind life, traveling to 75 countries with President George H.W. Bush as his official photographer. Valdez is the only Latino ever to hold the coveted post.

High cotton for a boy from Alice, Texas.

His life has come down from those rarefied heights, but Valdez still carries his Nikon camera or iPhone to pursue his passion for photography. 

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Feeling at Home with Amelia Morán Ceja of Ceja Vineyards
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Feeling at Home with Amelia Morán Ceja of Ceja Vineyards

Amelia Ceja has written her own book of rules and has set her own standard, and the results speak for themselves.  Ceja Vineyard has brought home a number of awards for their fabulous wines, they occupy over 100 acres in the Carneros region of Napa Valley, and are about to break ground on a new multi-million dollar facility.  Despite the continued successes, Amelia Ceja is a caring, humble woman who has brought so much more than good wine to this world.

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Vino es Vida with Ramon Sandoval
Hispanic Voices

Vino es Vida with Ramon Sandoval

Ramon Sandoval is my kind of guy.  His career is wine, but he didn’t know a thing about wine just three years ago.  Like so many, once he had his first, real taste of good wine his life was never the same.

And now it’s his mission to bring that same experience to the Hispanic community.  Through his organization Vino with Amigos, Ramon encourages folks to ask questions and try new things.  That it’s ok to not know anything about wine and it’s never too late to learn.  

 

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The Art of Giving Series with David Garza & John Hogg
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The Art of Giving Series with David Garza & John Hogg

Alongside his parents, Austin radiologist John Hogg grew up in northeast Texas doing service work and civic projects. It never seemed like work because he always enjoyed it. Meanwhile builder David Garza, Hogg’s partner and an Austin native with roots in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, grew up surrounded by a large, extended Hispanic family who instilled the values of spending time together and taking care of each other.

“Being embraced and nurtured was the greatest gift from my parents and relatives,” Garza says. “I always felt loved and cared for.”

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Meet Flamenco Dancer and Teacher, Pilar Andújar

Meet Flamenco Dancer and Teacher, Pilar Andújar

 …I’m sure that I have this passion in my genes from my mother…Her passion is the music, and you can see her eyes illuminated when she is listening to a song that she loves…

Pilar Andújar is a treasure.  We are so fortunate to have her in Austin – and I feel especially lucky to have been collaborating with her this year on our FlamencoAustin productions.

As a teenager I saw an unforgettable flamenco show in Granada, Spain.  I’ve never forgotten it – and when we started dreaming up FlamencoAustin my hope was that we’d recreate the energy and intensity and richness of that evening I experienced.

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