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Maria Costa Talks New Comedy Concert Special Shades of Machos and More!


" I talk about women’s issues from my perspective ... and what feminism looks like for me."

February 16, 2018


UNRIVALED MAGAZINE Interviews Maria on her New Show "Shades of Machos" 
Shades of Machos to film at the Wilshire Ebell May        February 16th, 2018


The National publication, Unrivaled Magazine, a multi-cultural digital and print platform interviewed Maria on her upcoming comedy special to film live on May 19th!


What can we expect from your upcoming comedy concert special “Shades of Machos?”


I called the show “Shades of Machos” because of the subject matter and because in this show I talk about what machismo looks like in the Latino, Black and White communities verses my last show which focused on Latin machos. I’m taking on a number of new topics considering there is so much happening in our country and in the world today.... I use comedy to tackle the topics that can seem serious at first... like women’s issues from my perspective as a career women who was raised in a traditional family and what feminism looks like for me. I’m modern but yet domestic women in many ways as well.  


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Latin Times Magazine Article on Maria Costa's 'Shades' on News Stands out of Miami and Nationally Online
Shades of Machos to film at the Wilshire Ebell May        February 14th, 2018


Latin Times Magazine features Maria with articles in both their print magazine reaching Florida’s thriving Hispanic/Latino communities and beyond as well as on their National Online Platform. Interviewing her on new show Shades of Machos. "I am thrilled about this article because it discusses my grandmother who raised me and the influence she had on my life growing up as well as on my work as an artist." Says Maria








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Maria Talks "Shades of Machos" on I -Heart Radio 92.3 Spicy Life Show
Shades of Machos to film at the
February 3rd, 2018


The Spicy Life Show on I-Heart Radio 92.3 Interviewed Maria on Shades of Machos. 


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90.7 Pocho Hour of Power Interview Maria on Her Upcoming Comedy Special "Shades of Machos"
Shades of Machos to film at the Wilshire Ebell May 12th, 2018
January 13th, 2018


D.J's Ernie G and Jeff Keller interviewed Maria on her new show. The Pocho Hour of Power Radio Show is the nation's only English language Latino themed political satire program. Join hosts Ernie G, Lalo Alcaraz, Esteban Zul, Patrick Perez, Jeff Keller and musical DJ Boxy Dee every Friday at 4pm PST on L.A.'s Free Speech Radio, KPFK 90.7FM and online at kpfk.org



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EXPOSURE  MAGAZINE Feature Interview  on new show Shades of Machos
to film at the Wilshire Ebell May 12th, 2018
December 27, 2017


Maria Costa is a comedian, actress and writer. Many may recognize Maria from her previous award-winning comedy concert tour and special, “Macho Men and the Women Who Love Them.” The extremely successful show toured in over 100 cities in the U.S. and internationally, selling out venues like the Kodak Theater where it was filmed for worldwide DVD release with Image Entertainment – streaming live on Amazon Prime....  Maria’s now gearing up for her upcoming comedy concert special “Shades of Machos”.

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"The Trend Talk" on RokuTV Interviews Maria about her New Comedy Special and Mundoflix Variety Special
Shadesof Machos to film at the Wilshire Ebell May
November 11th, 2017

The TREND Talk TV Show on Roku TV is an English language talk show that features all thats Trending. The show highlights Latino accomplishments on TV and Film, and also features segments on entrepreneurs, influencers, fashion and people contributing to their community. The TREND Talk recently had Maria on to talk about her upcoming comedy special project as well as her variety special currently streaming on Mundoflix.


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Maria Promotes Her Mundoflix Variety Special and New Show, "Shades of Machos" on DASH RADIO - National Radio Show
"Shades of Machos" to film September 15th, 2018 in Los Angeles
October 30th, 2017

Dash Radio was created by the world’s biggest DJ’s who became fed up with the limitations of regular FM radio (and hate internet playlists that pose as radio powered by soulless computers). Maria was interviewed by the fabulous Calipso for Dash Radio's Latin Pop station, FUEGO.


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"The Armedias and La Flaca" Show Interview Maria on Her Current and Upcoming Projects - Airs Nationally on LATV
"Viva America" NOW STREAMING on Mundoflix and her Upcoming New Comedy Special
October 20th, 2017


The Armedias and La Flaca Show, a national TV show on LATV had Maria on to discuss her variety show, now streaming live on Mundoflix. She also discussed her upcoming comedy special to film in 2018 as well as her docu-series following her tour stops and the making of her New show, "Shades of Machos".. 


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Maria Promotes her New Variety Special on KEarth Radio
"Viva America" Comedy Special Now Streaming Worldwide on Mundoflix
October 19th, 2017


“We are excited to announce that Maria Costa’s hilarious new variety special and docu-series will be part of the MUNDOFLIX lineup,” said Lou Pizarro, MUNDOFLIX CEO. “We are huge fans of her fresh and edgy brand of humor, and we are honored to be a part of her new venture.”


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Maria attends the Voices for Puerto Rico Gala to support the Recovery of the Island
Rosalyn Sanchez, Justina Machado and Wayne Brady Host Fundraiser
October 16th, 2017


VOICES FOR PUERTO RICO (Voces por Puerto Rico) is a nationwide grassroots humanitarian and nonpartisan initiative by Puerto Rican artists and influencers residing in the US to support rural and/or disconnected local communities affected in Puerto Rico by natural disasters and economic challenges.  Thier mission is to identify and support non-profit local organizations working directly with the community to provide basic resources, including proven alternative solutions to housing, accessing solar energy as well as offering art, cultural and sports initiatives in an effort to promote emotional, physical and mental health. 


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"American Latino" Interviews Maria about her Variety Special "Viva America" Now Streaming on Mundoflix and her New Comedy Special
Air Nationally - Check Your Local Listings
October 11th, 21017


Maria filmed an episode of American Latino TV, a nationally syndicated, half-hour program that celebrates American Latino Pride. The weekly, award-winning half-hour show sets the standard for culturally relevant television for young, U.S. born Latinos in the United States. In the interview Maria discussed her Variety Special "Viva America", now streaming on Mundoflix and her upcoming filming of her new Comedy Special. Check your local listings.


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Maria Lights up the Red Carpet at the Los Angeles Fashion Week Closing Gala
Catching the Attention of the Photographers and Press
October 6th, 2017


The 2017 Metropolitan Fashion Week Closing Gala and Fashion Awards was held on October 5, 2017 at the Arcadia Performing Arts Center. It featured one-of-a-kind avant-garde and haute couture designs created by national and international fashion designers who are inspired by the artwork from the J. Paul Getty Museum.


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LATIN HEAT (Latino Entertainment's Hollywood Reporter) Feature Article on Maria
Award-winning comedienne/actress brings her brand of funny to Latino audiences everywhere
October 3rd, 2017


Maria Costa, known as the “Latina Lucille Ball,” has toured her comedic performances in over 100 cities internationally, selling out venues like the iconic Kodak Theater. Costa’s unique perspective reflects Latino pride, empowers women, and celebrates diversity. Her comedy has entertained audiences worldwide and gives a voice to Latinos and Afro-Latinos, a demographic that is often underrepresented in television, media, film and theater.


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Gold Star Radio Article on Maria's Variety Special Viva America
Award-winning comedienne / actress, brings her brand of funny to Latino audiences everywhere
October 2nd, 2017


 Mundoflix an online video service has partnered with Oro Entertainment to distribute Viva America, a variety special written by and starring Maria Costa. Viva America, which debuts on October 20, 2017, captures the best of this multi-talented actress, streamingMUNDOFLIX, the new SVOD (Subscription – Video on Demand) video writer and comedic dramatist. In addition, MUNDOFLIX will also distribute Costa’s docu-series which will follow her every move while on her national comedy tour.


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“One of the most influential voices of social relevance today.”
September 21, 2017

“We are excited to announce that Maria Costa’s hilarious new variety special and docu-series will be part of the MUNDOFLIX lineup,” said Lou Pizarro, MUNDOFLIX CEO. “We are huge fans of her fresh and edgy brand of humor, and we are honored to be a part of her new venture.”


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Maria  Promotes New Worldwide Release of "Viva America" on Mundoflix on the Red Carpet
Maria attends the Mundoflix Launch and Lights up the Red Carpet
August 28th, 2017


Maria promoted the lease of her variety special, Viva America which released on the new Streaming Platform, Mundoflix. You can go to mundoflix.com to see Viva now!


“We are excited to announce that Maria Costa’s hilarious new variety special and docu-series will be part of the MUNDOFLIX lineup,” said Lou Pizarro, MUNDOFLIX CEO. “We are huge fans of her fresh and edgy brand of humor, and we are honored to be a part of her new venture.”


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Maria Attends the 2017 Imagen Awards 
On the Red Carpet 
August 19th, 2017


Maria Costa attended the 2017 Imagen Awards. Maria is a past Winner for Film: Best Comedy Concert for "Macho Men and the Women Who Love Them" filmed live at the Kodak Theater. Maria was also Nominated for an Imagen Award for her current project, Viva America, streaming Live on Mundoflix.com.


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For booking information and tickets email info@oroent.com

M.E.D.C. Awards 'Macho Men' Film Grant
Michigan Economic Development Council Grants Macho Feature Film Script
November 21, 2017


The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) which works to increase the availability of capital for companies in Michigan at every stage of company development awarded Maria's Detroit division of her production company, Oro Entertainment with grant funds for the development stages of the feature film translation of her "Macho Men and the Women Who Love Them" original play.


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Maria to Recieve Motown Walk of Fame Star
Along side Lilly Tomlin, Jerry Bruckheimer, and Aretha Franklin


November 8th, 2017


Maria Costa is set to receive a Star on the Motown Walk of Fame along side Aretha Franklin, Eminem, Tim Allan and producer, Jerry Bruckheimer. Detroit is poised to have a Motown Walk to Fame to rival its west coast Hollywood namesake. The names of 100 honorees, to be honored with their own red granite pavers, were announced in a ceremony at the Virgil Carr Center in the city’s Harmonie Park district. Enshrined in history forever are well known names, Rosa Parks and others who have shaped the lives of Detroiters and the country such as comedian David Alan Grier, will also be honored.


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Latino L.A. Article
Maria Rocks the House at the La Guardia Center for Performing Arts in New York and at Cal State University Northridge

Packed Houses and Standing Ovations


May 2nd, 2017


On May 2nd, 2017, Maria rocked California audiences as she headlined her comedic antics at Cal State University Northridge and was joined by top-notch Cuban music and dance talent on stage. Audiences from across the West Coast came out to experience the electrifying night of Latin Culture. Preceding CSUN's fabulous event, was a sold out performance at the La Guardia Performance Arts Center in Long Island City of her one-person show joined by a cast of New York Dancers and a performance as well as Key Note speech at Cal Lutheran University's inauguration of becoming a Hispanic Serving Institution


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Maria Guest Performs with GMCLA's "Oye Mi Canto"
Maria Shines in "Oye Mi Canto"
July 16, 2016


In light of the recent, disturbing events in Orlando, the Gay Men's Chior of Los Angeles dedicated their summer concert, Oye Mi Canto (Hear My Song), to the lives that were tragically lost and the voices that will no longer be heard. Oye Mi Canto (Hear My Song), features the driving rhythms and captivating melodies from the island nation that have inspired passion in hearts around the world. Audiences enjoyed the rich sounds of the salsa, mambo and Afro-Cuban jazz in a truly historic performance.


Maria performed with Oye Mi Canto and brought her Afro-Cuban dances as well as traditions to the stage. Maria says, "It was my honor and pleasure to be part of such an amazing show and to have the opportunity to work with GMCLA at such a critical time."


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20 City Nationwide Tour
Maria Costa Performs at Sorenson Center for the Arts, the Kumble Theater - Brooklyn New York and Other Venues
October 5th, 2015

Maria Costa is a renowned actress, comedian and writer who critics call "the female John Leguizamo" and “Latina Lucille Ball”. Her award winning show, Macho Men and the Women Who Love Them has sold out the Kodak theater, toured in 16 cities in 6 countries worldwide - now she is setting campuses on fire across the country with “Macho“. The ‘Macho Men’ film version won a prestigious ImagenAward for excellence in Latino film and is distributed worldwide on DVD by Image Entertainment through Netflix and Amazon. Maria also has a long list of television roles on several shows like Ugly Betty on ABC,The It Factor on Bravo and Dangerous Minds on ABC.


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Rhonda Walker on "Living in the D" Channel 4 Interviews Maria as She Brings Laughter to Detroit Audiences
In Studio Interview
July 9th,  2015


Maria was interviewed in a studio by Rhonda Walker for the show Living in the D. The Dan Gilbert Group sponsored Maria for a community performance in her hometown of Detroit.


Morris Chestnut and Maria Costa Host the Urban Wheel Awards
Maria Delights Audiences with Laughter
January 2nd,  2014



18th Annual Urban Wheel Award Co-Host, Morris Chestnut and Maria Costa.


A number of celebrities and local media personalities gathered Sunday to honor minorities from across the country for their contributions to the automotive industry at the 18th Annual Urban Wheel Awards.


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