Arts & Entertainment

Lopez to entertain Oct. 18

YAKIMA -- George Lopez is among the most prominent entertainers today to come out of the Latino community.

He'll bring his show to the Northwest on Oct. 18 performing at the SunDome in Yakima.

Lopez is much more than a funny guy with a hit TV series on ABC.

When he isn't taking care of business on his sitcom George Lopez, or touring the country with his comedy act, or stirring up conflicts between old friends, the 47-year-old devotes much of his time to charity work in his hometown community in Southern California.

That humanitarian work has earned his kudos and a Community Spirit Award from the Manny Mota Foundation. He also penned his 2005 autobiography, Why You Crying, that reached the Top 20 New York Times best sellers list.

He was the first Latino to headline on the Keystone morning radio show, which is an English-speaking station in Los Angeles. And in 2005 was recognized as one of Time Magazine's 25 Most Influential Hispanics In America.

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