Due to overwhelming numbers of Latino movie-goers, more and more theaters are catering to the Latino community. Once considered a mecca of Mexican and Latin American cinema in the US, the Million Dollar Theater in downtown LA re-opened its doors this year and will continue its legacy of featuring shows and movies for the Latino community. For more information, visit: www.milliondollartheater.com
Also catering to Latino movie enthusiasts is Maya Cinemas, the first chain of theaters with a Latino-theme and special programming for its guests. Maya Cinemas will be opening modern mega-plex movie theaters in predominantly Latino neighborhoods throughout the US. For more information, visit: www.mayareleasing.com
BUILDING A BRAND
You've probably seen designer Eduardo Xol on the ABC hit show "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition"…Vista L.A. caught up with him at his offices -- "Xol: Creative" -- to see what else this Renaissance man has in the works.
For more information on Eduardo Xol, visit: www.eduardoxol.com
EVA LONGORIA PARKER'S NEW PASSION
Many actors are adding "restaurant owner" to their resumes, including Eva Longoria Parker of ABC's "Desperate Housewives." Her latest project is "Beso," a Hollywood hotspot putting a latin spin on steaks and seafood. We caught up with "Beso's" Executive Chef, Katie Hagan-Welchel who talked about Eva's flair for cooking and how the actress is hands-on in the kitchen.
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"California Romantica" is a book about Spanish-style architecture by actress Diane Keaton. Author, D.J. Waldie narrates Keaton's vision throughout the book and photographers Lisa Hardaway and Paul Hester capture it in pictures. The book features nineteen homes in California which reached out to Diane Keaton as perfect examples of Spanish style architecture. "Vista L.A." tours some of these homes, through the pages of "California Romantica."
To buy the book "California Romantica," visit: www.rizzoliusa.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780847829750