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2009-06-16 10:15:00

PHILADELPHIA, June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 11th Annual International Latino Books Awards winners ceremony was held Saturday, June 13th at Book Expo America in which the Reverend Luis Cortes, Jr., President and Founder of Esperanza, was honored with two awards: Best Reference Book-English for his work A Simple Guide to U.S. Immigration and Citizenship and Best Reference Book-Spanish or Bilingual for the translated version entitled De Inmigrante a Cuidadano. Esperanza is the...

2008-06-24 02:29:55

Esperanza Spalding, a 23-year-old bassist, vocalist and composer from Portland, Ore., is so wildly talented that when her publicity material announces that she "might well be the hope for the future of jazz and instrumental music," it seems like a reasonable proposition. But Spalding, whose new album, "Esperanza," is a sprawling collage of jazz fusion, Brazilian and even a touch of hip-hop, doesn't want to be categorized just yet. "I guess you have to be in some genre because people have to...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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