Metro Weekly

All posts tagged "hispanic"

  • Latin Heat

    Hector Zarate's first job as a teenager new to the U.S. from Peru was painting houses. Half a lifetime later, he spends his days importing...

  • Forging His Path

    When Juan Carlos Rincones arrived in Washington from Venezuela in 1980 to start his freshman year at The George Washington University, dancing was the furthest...

  • Marga Gomez

    ''I idolized my father,'' says Marga Gomez, recalling her youth in New York City with her Puerto Rican-born mother, a dancer, and Cuban-born father, a...

  • Art from the Heart

    ''It was the beginning of a new era, '' says Frank Yurrita, recalling the first Art for Life art auction held in 1994. Spearheaded by...

  • Andreas Ocando

    Back in the mid 1990s, as political instability roiled his home country of Venezuela, Andreas Ocando wanted to do something different with his life. So...