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SA Symphony: Disney in Concert – Pirates of the Caribbean

“Not all treasure is silver and gold, mate.” Capt. Jack Sparrow, Pirates of the Caribbean This weekend, SA Symphony and POTC fans can watch the adventures of their favorite pirate unfold on the big screen while the San Antonio Symphony orchestra simultaneously performs the electrifying score on stage. This Disney in Concert performance is a treasure in itself. In PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK...

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I’m an Optimist in Financial Planning and a Futurist in Tech – Hispanicize 2018

This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Prudential and DiMe Media. However, all opinions expressed are my own. The 2018 Hispanicize Event was extra special for so many reasons. Along with celebrating special moments with many of my friends who create amazing content, I had meaningful conversations about how we financially plan for our future. As Latinos in the United States, we can do better in building...

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Ant-Man and the Wasp – Plot, Trailer and Cast

“The only chance you’ve got is the both of you.” ~ Dr. Hank Pym to Ant-Man and The Wasp. We all noticed – and it was even addressed in the movie – that Ant-Man was absent in AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR. As we all catch our breath from that box office record-breaker, we can prepare for ANT-MAN AND THE WASP. In the aftermath of CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR, Scott...

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The 2018 Final Four in San Antonio – Here’s What You Need to Know

Get ready to experience something special in San Antonio! The NCAA Final Four Weekend is upon us. This is the fourth time San Antonio has hosted the Final Four.* Previous years include 1998, 2004, and 2008. There will be, of course, basketball games, including the NCAA Championship on Monday, April 2; a Fan Fest to celebrate all collegiate sports; and a Music Fest with some great headliners. Here’s...

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Ten Years of Marvel Cinematic Universe and Avengers: Infinity War – Official Trailer

Mother’s Day is coming early this year. Almost every year for the last 10 years, my family and I go watch the latest Marvel movie for Mother’s Day – either the day of or sometime leading up to it. In 2008, when my first son was still a baby, I wanted to go see IRON MAN but no one would go with me. So, I waited until my...

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A Wrinkle In Time Coloring Sheets + San Antonio Advance Screening

When it comes to Disney’s A Wrinkle In Time, I don’t know what I’m most excited about – the diverse cast, seeing Oprah in this made-for-her role, or the fact that this young adult novel had been adapted for the big screen. Synopsis of A Wrinkle In Time From visionary director Ava DuVernay comes Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time, an epic adventure based on Madeleine L’Engle’s timeless classic...

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What It Takes to Change and Elevate Your Career

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Strayer University. All opinions are my own. “I don’t have any talent or skills. What am I going to do?” This is what I said to myself when I knew that I was done with my unfulfilling career in sales. My boys were babies and I was chasing a career that made me miserable most days. I knew I...

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Build and Protect Your Online Presence

Having an active presence on social media can be an easy and fun way to connect with friends near and far. It is also an opportunity for you to create a personal brand and a community that represents who you are and what your values are. Here are some guidelines that I suggest for parents and young people to use when you’re ready to build an online community....

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My Outdoor Adventure Bucket List Texas Road Trip

One of the reasons that I’m so proud to be a Tejana is that our state has so many places to explore. I consider myself lucky to get to live in one of the most beautiful areas of Texas to explore – San Antonio, TX. And we do a lot of exploring around here. Pero what about the rest of the state? Give me some gas money, the...

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Peter Rabbit Advanced Screening Passes – San Antonio

Peter Rabbit, the mischievous and adventurous hero who has captivated generations of readers, now takes on the starring role of his own irreverent, contemporary comedy with attitude. In the film, Peter’s feud with Mr. McGregor (Domhnall Gleeson) escalates to greater heights than ever before as they rival for the affections of the warm-hearted animal lover who lives next door (Rose Byrne). James Corden voices the character of Peter...

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2018 Selena Festival – Fiesta de la Flor with Becky G!

The 2018 Selena Festival is happening! Returning for its 4th year, Fiesta de la Flor will be held in Corpus Christi, TX on Friday, April 13 and Saturday April 14. It will include great music, food trucks, a Kids Zone, and a Mercado that includes more than 80 artisan vendors. A grand fireworks finale show will wrap up the festivities on Saturday night. WATCH THE PRESS CONFERENCE HERE:...

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Why I Attend the San Antonio Cocktail Conference + The Signature Cocktail ‘Tío Mío’ Recipe

I’m heading out to the 2018 Cocktail Conference this weekend. Each time I tell an out-of-towner that San Antonio really does host a conference all about cocktails, they almost never believe me and then ask where can they buy tickets. San Antonio has become the quickest growing cocktail market in the nation, thanks in no small part to the San Antonio Cocktail Conference. In fact, it was named...

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Indoor and Outdoor Gift Ideas for Active Kids

This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Academy Sports + Outdoors. All opinions are my own. Loves to play games. Loves to listen to music. Loves to play with techy gadgets. Would any of the above statements describe a kid in your life? All three describe either one of my boys and several of their friends. Our kids are active and curious. They love to be both...

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Why You Are Excited to See Disney Pixar’s COCO + Where to see it in Spanish

The movie COCO is here. It’s been long awaited. So many people have been waiting to see how Disney Pixar will portray Mexico’s beloved holiday Dia de Muertos or Dia de los Muertos as most call it in the United States. Coco Latino Cast and Disney Pixar I’m excited to see COCO for two main reasons: COCO has an all-Latino voice cast (plus John Ratzenberger because he’s been...

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Our Friends and Family Members with Differences Give Us Opportunities to “Choose Kind” – WONDER Movie Review

This is a guest blog post by my friend Inga Cotton from SA Charter Moms.  WONDER —it felt like the universe was telling me to see this movie, and I hope you get the message to see it, too. Based on the bestselling novel by R.J. Palacio, the movie tells the story of a ten-year-old boy, August Pullman, who was born with severe facial differences and is now...

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Tips and Products to Help You Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle – Diabetes Awareness Month

  I’m totally guilty of indulging in the pan dulce, tacos, pizza and cheeseburgers. Those are just a few of my favorite foods to eat. None of them are great for me if that’s all I have on a regular basis. Because diabetes runs in my family, I know I have to make changes in my diet if I don’t want my health to be at risk. But...

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CARS 3 Facebook Live with Cristela Alonzo (voice of Cruz Ramirez) + GIVEAWAY

“It is the biggest coolest thing I’ve ever done.” – Cristela Alonzo about CARS 3. I love this movie mucho! Why? Because it finally showcases a Latina lead who is a complex character and who gets to be the hero. So, if you haven’t seen it (first of all, where have you been?), I’m going to spoil it for you. I thought Lightning McQueen was going to overcome his...

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Selena Quintanilla Honored with Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

[Update] WATCH the Ceremony here: Our Reina de Tejano Music is finally getting her star! Selena Quintanilla will be honored with the 2,622nd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Friday, November 3, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. “Since day one of Selena’s selection into the Walk of Fame, not a day went by that we were not asked by fans when Selena would get her star. This...

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The Battle for Texas Experience from a Tejana’s Point-of-View {{GIVEAWAY}}

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.  The Battle for Texas Experience is a 22,000 square feet historic adventure attraction in downtown San Antonio, TX. The general admission tour allows visitors to learn and experience what it was like when Anglo settlers came to Texas and how tension and eventually battles broke out between Texas and Mexico. With interactive and multi-sensory exhibits, the Battle...

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THOR: RAGNAROK Advanced Screening Passes (San Antonio)

In Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok, Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok—the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization—at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against...