NHMC Impact Awards

I was very honored and humbled to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 19th Annual Impact Awards Gala presented by the National Hispanic Media Coalition, a national media advocacy and civil rights organization for the advancement of Latinos.  It was fun. Wonderful to be surrounded by so many talented and successful friends and colleagues.  The most Latinos - not cleaning rooms or, working the kitchen - the Beverly Wilshire has ever seen!

Seriously, thank you Alex Nogales and NHMC:

NHMC envisions a world in which U.S. Latinos have media parity and are portrayed as multidimensional people devoid of negative stereotypes.  

We cannot, will not, and must not remain silent.

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Hanging out with my musical hero, Carlos Santana.

Spectacular talent. Pure goodness. 

What a special night.  I'm a fan and heard Santana would be in concert in the area.  I reached out and lo and behold next thing you know my family was being welcomed to a private audience with this musical visionary & pioneer, world citizen and global music icon.  We talked about love, life, spirituality... And then he took the stage and jammed, uplifting us all with his music and message.  

When I was a teen growing up in San Antonio, I was a singer in my own rock and roll band. We called ourselves, “Free Nation.” It was the 1970’s, Carlos Santana was tearing up the radio airwaves. So, of course, we covered several of their songs: “Black Magic Woman”, “Oye Como Va” and, “Evil Ways.” Meeting Carlos, in person, after so many years of being a fan... was a dream come true. 

The tour continues tonight in Baltimore, Maryland with Clarkson, Michigan and Highland Park, Illinois coming up fast. Then it's on to Las Vegas for a residency at the House of Blues Mandalay Bay.  All the details and other news about our beloved Carlos at