It’s no secret that the Latinos population have has grown steadily over recent years. Hispanics in the United States are reshaping our culture and communities and forcing a nation to redefine what it means to be “American".
PBS and Latino Public Broadcasting have partnered to bring back "VOCES", a documentary series which explores Latino arts and culture, for a third season. In the past, "VOCES" (which translates to voices in English) has told the stories of Latino writers, artists, musicians, activists, actors, and poets. The series will run in September, during Hispanic Heritage Month. (Source: PBS)
The story of poet-playwright Lemon Andersen as he strives for a second shot at success after hitting a rough patch following his turn in Russell Simmons' Tony Award-winning "Def Poetry Jam" during the early 2000s. As the documentary opens, his glory days seem long gone: He, his wife and their two kids share a cramped apartment with his in-laws and other family members. But he hasn't given up hope. "County of Kings," an autobiographical one-man show, may change everything. He just needs backers.