Showing posts with label MEXICO. Show all posts
Showing posts with label MEXICO. Show all posts

Friday, January 19, 2018


Jorge Garcia's Family On "The View"

Jorge Garcia, the undocumented father of two deported to Mexico this week, speaks out along with his family.

On why Jorge was deported

"The system failed us." Jorge's wife, Cindy Garcia said. "It's a broken immigration system and it needs to be fixed."

On their family's dread knowing Jorge's deportation date was coming.

"We didn't want to let him go." Jorge's wife and children emotionally share their experience: "It was devastating, because we knew our nightmare was coming to life... We were grieving. It was a death."

Jorge's message to Pres. Trump

"We're supposed to only deport people that are criminals. That's not what's going on. They're only basically hurting the economy and separating families just like mine."

On losing the family's primary source of income

"God is gonna pull me through this." Cindy discussed how she will support her family after her husband Jorge, who has been the family's primary source of income, was been deported to Mexico. "[God has] given me the power to speak up for everybody."

Additional Highlights From The Show

Hot Topics: Porn star Stormy Daniels gives interview on alleged Trump affair.

"We're at a point now where he's done so much stuff, it's hard to even pinpoint the most shocking thing he's done — I wasn't surprised by this at all," guest co-host Yvette Nicole Brown said.

"I don't know if the evangelicals will care about it because they don't care about what he does," Joy Behar said. "It goes against their religion, they don't care — as long as he gets whatever they want."

Hot Topics: The co-hosts reflect on the Garcia family's story

"We were all immigrants at one point in time and throwing people out who have become Americans, who are not a threat to society, no criminal record ... it goes against ... the values that our country is based on," Meghan McCain said.

"The party of family values needs to step in and keep this family and others like it together and stop preaching lies about family values!" Behar said.

"We are better as a country [because of] our diversity," Sunny Hostin said. "But we know that. The man that is in power now does not know that ... even though he wants his wives to be imported in..." Yvette Nicole Brown added.

Courtesy Of: ABC / Disney

Wednesday, November 05, 2014



Story By: G. H. HARDING
Sam Smith

PURE TODD – It was billed as an unpredictable evening, and when you apply that adjective to Todd Rundgren, you know it’s like putting fire on the gasoline. Todd ambled onstage with his three-piece band and dove right into his signature “Hello It’s Me,” owing to getting it out of the way early, and adding if you wanted to leave early, you would have already heard the hit.

Apparently, the point of the evening was to select songs from his hit-list literally on the fly. Todd, sitting down, for much of the show, was simply terrific. “Love Of The Comon Man,” “Lysistrata,” “One World,” “It Wouldn’t Have Made Any Difference,” and a strong, strong “Love In Action” were all delivered powerfully to the SRO crowd.

He also did a series of covers, which was not only startlingly, but perfectly delivered; Clarence Carter’s 1970 hit “Patches,” Zager & Evans “In The Year 2525” and the Ramsey and Fen song “Muskrat Love.” Amazing choices; totally unpredictable!

Todd regulars Kasim Sulton and Prarie Prince were spot-on excellent and Prince, especially astonishing. Sulton, who has a new solo album out, was just excellent and the musical rapport he shared with Todd made you realize why they have worked together for so long.

Todd’s an acquired taste for sure and I first acquired that taste back in college, and compellingly followed him through his brilliant early solo albums, including Something/Anything (alas, no “Black Maria” tonight) and A Wizard A True Star, to his Utopia band, and his brilliant video production forays.

I even remember when he always would close his shows with the great anaemic “Just One Victory.” It might not mean a damn thing to Todd anymore, but I missed that closing song. Great show. Thanks to BB’s Peter Abraham for the assist. The club in fact, was as crowded as I've ever seen it. Brilliant night!

SAM SMITH --- Has Sam Smith been selected to sing the theme tune for the upcoming James Bond movie, edging out Lana Del Rey?

Brit-“Stay With Me” singer Smith has been in talks with Bond producer Barbara Broccoli about performing the theme, but our sources said it was more of a get-to-know-you chat.

Actually, Del Rey I believe would be the better choice, as her atmospheric antics might well fit the movie better. And, while we're talking the movie (which is not even scheduled until 2015 or 2016), our source insists there’s not even a script prepared, so we may be jumping the gun just a bit.

And, continues our source, Bond-Daniel Craig isn't even signed yet to do it. Expect a lot more hysterics over all these points in the New Year.

COMO MEXICO --- The Vallarta-Nayarit Classic Rock Festival will be held December 11-15, 2014 with events taking place throughout Riviera Nayarit and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Supported by the Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit Tourism Boards, the four-day event will include 3 days of classic rock music performances, a showcase gallery of famous album cover art, concert photography, a charity golf outing to benefit DIF (a local children's charity), and parties at some of the most popular night spots in Puerto Vallarta & Riviera Nayarit.

On Saturday evening in Puerto Vallarta, there will be a party honoring several Giants of Rock for their accomplishments in classic rock.

Festival creator and producer John Zaring announced 19 acts that will appear during the daily concerts in Nuevo Vallarta. The lineup includes Americana rockers the BoDeans, blues favorites Fabulous Thunderbirds, rock-a-billy specialists Lee Rocker and Slim Jim Phantom of the Stray Cats, country rockers Poco, Pure Prairie League and Firefall, and iconic classic rock bands Jefferson Starship, Kansas, Cheap Trick, Foghat and the Spencer Davis Group.

Several solo artists and singers will have their sets backed by the festival's all-star 'house band', including Dave Mason (Traffic), Gary Wright ("Dreamweaver"), Craig Fuller (lead singer of both Little Feat and Little River Band), former Journey lead singer Steve Augeri, Monkees-frontman Micky Dolenz, former Grand Funk Railroad singer Mark Farner and blues legend Sam Moore (Sam and Dave).

The house band includes stellar musicians from several legendary rock acts, including former Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan lead guitarist Jeffrey 'Skunk' Baxter, former Fleetwood Mac guitarist and rock-a-billy legend Billy Burnette, The Cars guitarist Elliot Easton, bassists Kenny Lee Lewis of Steve Miller Band and Kenny Gradney of Little Feat, drummers Curly Smith (Boston) and Kenny Aronoff (John Fogerty, John Mellencamp), and keyboardist Teddy 'Zig Zag' Andreadis (Carole King, Guns 'n Roses).

Zaring said, "As the world's first and only festival celebrating classic rock, fans can expect 3 days of performances by some of the greatest musicians from the era. Whether you love roots rock, blues, soft or hard rock, you won't be disappointed!"

SIMON SAYS --- Simon & Schuster announced yesterday that music writer Robert Hilburn will pen the 12-time Grammy winner Paul Simon biography; which does not yet have a title or a publication date.

Hilburn, who worked as music writer and editor for The Los Angeles Times for 35 years (and, is a great, great friend), has previously written a biography of Johnny Cash and his own memoir, Corn Flakes with John Lennon and Other Tales from a Rock 'n' Roll Life.

The Simon bio is described. by the publisher, as a gripping, inspiring portrait of an artist, including the toughness and heart it requires to avoid giving in to the many factors — from rejection to self-doubt to writer's block and complacency — that have derailed so many pop artists.

And, knowing Simon a bit … there is a lot to write about. I do hope that Simon is forthcoming and at 73 years old, he should. I know Hilburn will ask the right questions and I do hope the sessions are taped … as they would be fascinating. His is a true American-story.

In a news release, Simon said: "I thought seriously about writing my own memoir, but I'd rather devote my time to making music, which continues to hold my full attention. I'm confident Robert Hilburn will write an insightful book. I enjoyed and admired his biography of Johnny Cash and I think he'll tell my story well."

SHORT TAKES: Catch Monkee-Micky Dolenz on Huffington Post Live this Friday as he tub-thumps his appearance on Oprah's Where Are The Now show Sunday night ... Eddie Redmayne's performance as Stephen Hawking in The Theory Of Everything is being talked about as the performance of the year. He's great; I cannot wait to see this one.

SIGHTINGS: Glen Campbell-bio writer Mark Bego with WOR’s Tom Cuddy at Walker’s in Tribeca; and, PR-pasha Randy Alexander with radio-tip-sheet legend Kal Rudman.

Monday, December 16, 2013


Carlos Santana

Carlos Santana prayed, at The All Star Concert, at Quinta Real Hotel the other day in Jalisco, Mexico. 

Monday, July 09, 2012



Could Well-Managed Whale Shark Tourism Save the Species?

Sir Richard Branson Swims With Shark

Today, Sir Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group and Virgin Unite, joins non-profit group WildAid to swim with 300 whale sharks off the coast of Cancun to demonstrate that the economic benefits of shark tourism can drastically outweigh the value derived from killing a shark for its fins. According to WildAid, the lifetime economic value of a single whale shark can exceed US$2 million, compared to a few hundred dollars to kill the same shark for its fins.

Sir Richard and his family, who are in Mexico to celebrate Virgin Atlantic’s new direct service from London Gatwick to Cancun, took a detour to swim with these gentle giants and raise awareness of shark conservation. It is estimated that whale shark tourism is worth over US$47 million worldwide per year.

“Sharks play an incredibly vital role in our lives both environmentally and economically,” said Sir Richard. “They are at the top of the food chain and balance the ocean's now fragile ecosystem, and the conservation tourism numbers show that they are more useful to coastal communities alive than dead. It goes without saying that we must do everything we can to preserve these highly-threatened, magnificent creatures.”

Sir Richard has been working with WildAid in support of sharks for the past year. In September 2011, Sir Richard joined WildAid Ambassador Yao Ming in Shanghai to call for a ban on shark fin soup in China, and in March 2012, he joined WildAid Board Member Bo Derek in Toronto to call for increased legislation to end the shark fin trade.

Thursday, February 22, 2007



Times Square Gossip has learned that a Mexican Hit has been put out on the life of A&E star Duane Chapman from the hit show 'Dog The Bounty Hunter' . According to our source, Chapman along with his wife Beth, were in Las Vegas when they got word of the alleged plot. Bounty Hunters from California were called in to do security for the Chapman Family who are fighting with the Mexican government about extradition back to there to face charges of 'deprivation of liberty' from his capture of Max Factor heir and convicted rapist Andrew Luster in Mexico 2003. He was allegedly taken across the border by Chapman to face charges. That's the same case for which Chapman is facing charges of illegal detention and conspiracy in Mexico. The source told us "They are scared for their lives". Though there is no word on who put the Hit contract out on the Dog, this would be the best way for the Mexican Government to save face as there is outrage in the Unites States over Mexico's demand that the U.S. turns him over. Meanwhile legal fees for the Chapman's continue to rise. You can help by donating to the address below or writing your Senator, Congressman or Governor.

Dog's Defense Fund.
Checks or money orders to:
DTBH Defense Fund
PO Box 130781
The Woodlands, TX 77393-0781