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Latino Trailblazers: Rick Najera

While some may try to downplay their Latino identity in Hollywood, there are others who embrace it to the bone and strive to help others in the industry do the same. Rick Najera has brought to life Latino characters on TV, movies and Broadway, an award-winning actor, writer, producer and director, he’s best known for his involvement in Mad TV and In Living Color, along with his critically acclaimed Broadway show Latinologues, his hard work and dedication to the cause making him a Latino Trailblazer.

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About Robert Rios III

As a Singer-Songwriter, this NuYoRican Bronx Native has completed several independently released EP's, including "The Real R&B", "The Awakening", "The B-Side" and the upcoming "RR-Evolution", featuring the popular single and video shot in 2011 "Why?" - Performing steadily throughout the NYC Club circuit and well known within the Latino Arts Community. Trained as a Classical Vocalist care of the "Fame" school - LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, he's well versed in the styles of Classical, Jazz, Contemporary, Latin and R&B/Soul music, acting, and digital media. He will be featured in Being Latino's upcoming stream of video content, and also in the film Sojourner's Lament.
Building up a vast network within the entertainment industry, he has hosted, performed in, and produced various forms of live shows involving music, poetry, dance, and comedy. His focus has always been on the creation and promotion of quality English Language Entertainment, for and by Latinos.
Since taking on the role of Events Director, Robert has coordinated various contributor brunches and networking events, having partnered with such high profile clientele as Heineken and Hennessy. He was also featured as a guest speaker for a panel on Latinos in Modern Media at the 2011 All Roads Film Festival, presented by National Geographic.
You can find out more about Robert's music and upcoming shows by logging on to www.ReverbNation.com/RobRiosMusic"

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