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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
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.