Vista L.A. broadcast June 12, 2011

Originally aired Sun., Jan. 24, at 11:30 a.m.

Culture Clash -- 25 years

Before George Lopez or Carlos Mencia landed on the national comedy scene, there was "Culture Clash" -- the performance trio that revolutionized comedy among Latinos. In 1993, Culture Clash made television history when they were signed to star in the first Latino-themed sketch comedy show on a major network. They've performed in some of the most prestigious theaters across the country, including several shows at L.A.'s Mark Taper Forum. The "Culture Clash" trio -- which consists of Ric Salinas, Richard Montoya and Herbert Siguenza -- recently celebrated their 25th year of entertaining American audiences and breaking down cultural barriers.

To learn more about Culture Clash and upcoming shows, visit:


Director Jesus S. Treviño

While documenting the Mexican-American experience during the Civil Rights movement, award-winning director Jesus S. Treviño was inspired to change Hollywood. The pioneering Chicano filmmaker was recently honored by the Directors Guild of America for his groundbreaking career in film and television that has opened doors for generations of Latino filmmakers.

In 2010, Treviño will launch, a Web site that will showcase Latino talent in art, literature, theatre, cinema, and chronicle Latino history. The site will also serve as a base for the production of original dramas featuring stories that are written, produced, directed and star Latinos.



The Center for Education in Television & Radio, also known as "Centro," provides real-world, hands-on experience to high-school graduates seeking access to careers in television and radio. Many Centro students are sought out by major networks, including Fox Sports and ESPN, to assist and train on production shoots. Centro was founded by Rolando Nichols, the new Spanish voice of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim baseball team and former news anchor at KMEX-TV.

For more information on Centro TV & Radio, call (310) 224-4837 or visit:


Ernie D (Radio Disney)

Ernest Martinez is one of Radio Disney's most prominent on-air personalities. To his audience he is affectionately known as "Ernie D." As the station's main DJ and creative director, Ernie D. sets the tone for the Radio Disney Network's family-friendly music and programming. Vista L.A. visited Ernie D. at the Radio Disney Studios in Burbank. He talks about his interaction with listeners and in-studio interviews with prominent Disney stars such as Hanna Montana, Selena Gomez and the Jonas Brothers.

To learn more about Ernie D and Radio Disney programming, visit


Mariachi pioneers

Created in 1994 by Jose Hernandez, a well-respected mariachi director and musician, "Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles" is the first all-female mariachi group in the country. The 12-member group is also simply known as "Reyna." Over the last 16 years, Reyna has earned a pioneering reputation. Playing in a variety of venues for an array of audiences, Reyna keeps their performances fresh and modern. Their newest CD is titled "Compañeras," which translates to "companions," and is available for purchase on their Web site. You can also see them perform every Wednesday night at Cielito Lindo, a Mexican restaurant in South El Monte.

For more information about Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles, their upcoming shows or to purchase their newest CD, visit:

Cielito Lindo Restaurant
1612 Santa Anita Ave
South El Monte, CA 91733
(626) 442-1254

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