María Conchita Alonso
Singer, actress
María Conchita Alonso
María Conchita Alonso, better known as María Conchita, is a three time Grammy Award–nominated singer/songwriter and actress. María Conchita Alonso was born María Concepción Alonso Bustillo in Cienfuegos, Cuba, the daughter of Ricardo Alonso and Maria Conchita Bustillo. Her family moved to Venezuela when she was five years old, in 1962.
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California candidate Tim Donnelly defends Maria Conchita Alonso ad
CNN - about 3 years
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Maria Conchita Alonso Quits Play After Tea Party Sympathies Revealed - Us Magazine
Google News - about 3 years
Us Magazine Maria Conchita Alonso Quits Play After Tea Party Sympathies Revealed Us Magazine Maria Conchita Alonso Quits Play After Tea Party Sympathies Revealed Maria Conchita Alonso quit a San Francisco production of The Vagina Monologues for backing California Gubernatorial candidate Tim Donnelly in a bilingual Internet campaign video ... Maria Conchita Alonso talks 'Monologues' dustup on 'The Kelly File'Fox News all 63 news articles »
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San Francisco's new blacklist
San Francisco Chronicle - about 3 years
The Hollywood blacklist, according to Wikipedia, is the term for "the mid-20th-century practice of denying employment to screenwriters, actors, directors, musicians, and other U.S. entertainment professionals because of their suspected political beliefs or associations." Last week actress Maria Conchita Alonso resigned her role in a Mission District Spanish-language production of "The Vagina Monologues" after pro-illegal immigration activists threatened a boycott. [...] pro-illegal immigration groups are going after Alonso, a legal immigrant who is sympathetic with some of their goals, because she supports a white guy who is a gung-ho opponent of illegal immigration. Nuance is not welcome in this controversy, as the war against Alonso signals that good Latinos must not distinguish between legal and illegal immigration. Perhaps if Alonso renounces Donnelly, activists will welcome the actress to the San Francisco stage, where she can engage in oh-so-tolerant progressives' favorite fo ...
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Latina actress Maria Conchita Alonso out of play over support of Tea Party candidate
Fox News - about 3 years
A San Francisco arts organization has parted ways with a well-known Latina actress, who was to star in its rendition of “The Vagina Monologues,” after the thespian appeared in a political ad with a California Tea Party lawmaker who is running for governor.
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Gregory Weinkauf: Awareness Film Festival Brings Plethora of Conscious Cinema to Santa Monica
Huffington Post - over 3 years
As our world evolves, so does cinema. This week, the Awareness Film Festival presents its unique and diverse take on film as both spiritual reflection and inspiration. Commencing its fourth year, the fest runs from Thursday the 25th through Sunday the 28th of July at various venues in Santa Monica. All are welcome, and you can expect to have your mind blown and your heart opened (both in a good way). G-L-O-R-I-A (Steinem) in Femme The opening night gala (at my beloved Aero Theatre) is Femme, from French-American filmmaker and humanitarian Emmanuel Itier. The documentary features compelling and provocative interviews with 100 prominent women, including Sharon Stone and Yue Sai Kan, Maria Conchita Alonso and Carole Wells, Ning Liang, Rose Gong, Beth Brooke and many more. (I've enjoyed several individual clips on YouTube, and am looking forward to the combined effect. More women, less war; bring it!) S-H-A-R-O-N (Stone) in Femme "We always take for granted a lit ...
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The Lords of Salem Trailer to Premiere May 11th During Rob Zombie/Megadeth Show
Dread Central - almost 5 years
After months of showing off every image imaginable from his The Lords of Salem, Rob Zombie has been uncharacteristically quiet with regard to the film, but that's about to change as news has finally been posted on his official website as to when and where fans can check out the trailer. From RobZombie.com: You’ve been asking for it. You’ve been waiting [for] it patiently (well ish). Now, you lucky Zombieheads who will be at the first Zombie/Megadeth show on Friday 11 May at the PNC Bank Arts Center are in for a real treat. The first trailer for his upcoming and eagerly awaited new film The Lords of Salem will be premiered at the kick-off show. The film finished post production a few weeks ago. It is Rob Zombie’s third independant film and his first since he directed Halloween 2. More coming soon! So there you have it. If you'll be at the show, lucky you! If not, then certainly either a bootleg version or the official trailer itself will appear online shortly thereaft ...
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Court to hear Bin Hammam ban appeal
IOL - almost 5 years
Former FIFA presidential candidate Mohamed bin Hammam's appeal against a life ban opens Wednesday at sport's highest court. ||| Geneva - Former FIFA presidential candidate Mohamed bin Hammam's appeal against a life ban from football for allegedly bribing voters during his challenge to Sepp Blatter opens Wednesday at sport's highest court. The Court of Arbitration for Sport has scheduled two full days to examine evidence surrounding Bin Hammam's campaign trip to Trinidad last May. FIFA's judicial bodies expelled the Asian Football Confederation president from world football, using whistleblower testimony from Caribbean officials who said they were offered envelopes stuffed with $40 000 in $100 bills. Bin Hammam is not expected to attend the court sessions in Lausanne, Switzerland, despite having praised CAS for its integrity after describing FIFA's legal process as a “kangaroo court.” “My next step is to go to CAS where from now on, I will be equal to my rival,” Bin Hamma ...
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Nicolas Cage: I'm Not A Vampire
KHQ Q6 - about 5 years
KHQ.COM - Is <a class="fplink fp-206464" href="/Nicolas+Cage+1">Nicolas Cage</a> disowning his career-defining role? Does <a class="fplink fp-182606" href="/Maria+Conchita+Alonso+1">María Conchita Alonso</a> know this?
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Maria Conchita Alonso Sticks to Calling Sean Penn a Communist, Apologizes for Using Profanity
Fox News - over 5 years
They had a steamy sex scene when they co-starred together in the 1988 flick “Colors,” but these days, the closest <a class="fplink fp-182606" href="/maria+conchita+alonso">María Conchita Alonso</a> and <a class="fplink fp-249400" href="/sean+penn">Sean Penn</a> get is cursing each other out at the airport. The actors had jaws a-dropping at the American Airlines lost luggage area in LAX on Sunday after the Cuban-born Alonso approached Penn to question why he advocated support for controversial Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. According to Alonso, the argument intensified to the point where Penn, who had returned to the country from Haiti, called his former on-screen love interest “a pig,” to which she responded: “And you are a communist a**hole! It is great to live the way you do as a communist!” A rep for Penn did not respond to a request for comment regarding the incident, but told the New York Post that a “hostile woman was nonsensically berating” him. While Alon ...
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«Los americanos son muy alarmistas» - La Verdad (Murcia)
Google News - over 5 years
Dos de los bomberos en Nueva York, Jose Maria Alonso, con camiseta negra, y José Antonio Martínez, con camiseta blanca, junto a sus familias en el piso que han alquilado en la Quinta Avenida. | Audio: Punto Radio José Antonio Martínez Meseguer es uno
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Celebración de la Voz Humana I - enREDando.org.ar
Google News - over 5 years
... Tona Taleti, Sonia Contardi, Juan Carlos Miranda Ponce, Gabriela De Cicco. Alvaro Mata Guillér, Fabricio Simeoni, Maria Paula Alzugaray, Gisela Galimi, Norman Pietrich, Andrea Ocampo, Maria Alonso Lòpez Navarro, Gustavo Caso Rosendi, Alicia Salinas
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Spanish Supercopa: FC Barcelona 3, Real Madrid 2 (5-4 aggr.), Or, Last Ten ... - The Offside
Google News - over 5 years
On the side of all that is evil and unholy in this universe, Mourinho chose the same starting XI of the first leg, except that swapping Marcelo for Coentrao: Casillas, Ramos, Pepe, Carvalho, Coentrao, Di Maria, Alonso, Khedira, Özil, Benzema and CRon
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of María Conchita Alonso
    FIFTIES
  • 2016
    Age 58
    In mid-2016, Alonso stated that she supported neither Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump nor Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in the U.S. election, viewing both of them as unacceptable.
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  • 2014
    Age 56
    In January 2014, Alonso resigned from a San Francisco production of The Vagina Monologues after appearing in an advertisement for Republican candidate for Governor Tim Donnelly. On September 17, 2014, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro asked Interior Minister Miguel Rodriguez Torres to pursue on court legal actions to revoke Alonso's Venezuelan citizenship.
    More Details Hide Details The reason was her public request on a radio interview for a military intervention against Venezuela: "In my opinion, (the US) must intervene, because the Cubans already invaded without firing a single bullet because they gave it (Venezuela) for free. So I would like that the US would invade using bullets to get all those communists out of Venezuela"
  • 2012
    Age 54
    In an August 2012 Spreecast interview, Alonso stated her opposition to Obama's re-election, saying that if reelected he will take steps to make the United States become more like Venezuela under the Chávez government.
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  • 2011
    Age 53
    In December 2011, she got into a heated exchange with Penn at a Los Angeles airport during which Penn called her a pig and she responded by calling Penn a communist.
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  • 2010
    Age 52
    Alonso issued an "Open Letter to Sean Penn" online on March 29, 2010 regarding his support of then-President Hugo Chávez.
    More Details Hide Details She used a point-by-point refrain of "WHY" in her letter questioning various issues occurring in Venezuela.
  • 2008
    Age 50
    In the fall of 2008, Alonso endorsed the presidential campaign of Republican nominee John McCain, writing:
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  • FORTIES
  • 2007
    Age 49
    She has appeared on Sean Hannity's Hannity's America on May 6, 2007, Hannity & Colmes on June 1, 2007 and Bill O'Reilly's The O'Reilly Factor on August 13, 2007 and March 11, 2009.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1995
    Age 37
    She was one of the few Latin-born actresses to star in a Broadway show in 1995, playing Aurora in Kiss of the Spider Woman.
    More Details Hide Details She later acted in romantic comedies like Chasing Papi (2003) and The Last Guy on Earth (2006). Alonso was cast to play Lucía, the mother of Gabrielle Solis, on the ABC hit show Desperate Housewives. The episode was aired on February 19, 2006. She was in the Latin version Amas de Casa Desesperadas for Univision Network. She was a guest star in the live-action film of the comic book El Muerto and appeared in the film Material Girls (2006). Alonso hosted VH1's Viva Hollywood! on April 13, 2008 with Carlos Ponce. She portrayed Sam in the Werewolf horror film Wolf Moon, which was directed by Dana Mennie. Alonso shot Rob Zombie's Lords of Salem, released in 2013. Her latest film, a fantasy short titled The Secret Of Joy, features her alongside fellow Venezuelan actor Carlos Antonio Leon, Spanish actress Laura Bayonas and Brazilian actress Ana Carolina Da Fonseca in a story that aims to bring awareness about pediatric cancer.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1984
    Age 26
    She made her Hollywood film debut in 1984 in Moscow on the Hudson with Robin Williams, and also starred in movies like Extreme Prejudice, The Running Man, Predator 2, Touch and Go, The House of the Spirits, Vampire's Kiss and Colors.
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    As her two albums with Ambar and her solo debut were recorded in English, it was her second album María Conchita from 1984 that made her a singing star in the Spanish-speaking market, receiving a Grammy Award nomination for "Best Latin Performance".
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  • 1979
    Age 21
    Alonso's first gold album and number one song in the charts was "Love Maniac" in 1979, her name as a singer back then was A'mbar, after that followed her second number 1 with "The Witch" and soon after "Dangerous Rhythm".
    More Details Hide Details In what is generally considered to be her best known song, she was asked by Giorgio Moroder to write the lyrics in Spanish and sing "Vamos a Bailar" which he had written to be part of the soundtrack for the film Scarface. The song instantly became a classic amongst Spanish speakers despite failing to garner any major attention outside of Cuba where it was recorded.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1971
    Age 13
    She had her first experience in show business when she was crowned World Teen Princess in 1971, and was Miss World/Venezuela in 1975 where she became sixth runner-up in the Miss World pageant won by Puerto Rico's Wilnelia Merced; she quickly became a top model and a popular singer/actress in Venezuela.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1962
    Age 4
    María Conchita Alonso was born María Concepción Alonso Bustillo in Cienfuegos, Cuba, the daughter of Ricardo Alonso and María Conchita Bustillo. Her family moved to Venezuela when she was five years old, in 1962, after the Cuban Revolution.
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  • 1957
    Born
    Born on June 29, 1957.
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