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Patricia Gras and Her Passion for Music Uplift the Community


Musician, journalist, producer, and author, Patricia Gras, discusses helping the Houston community through her music. Created by: Victor Media Productions.

Patricia Gras is an Emmy Award-winning producer and journalist who stays busy. In addition to having 29 years of experience in broadcast journalism, she is also an author and musician. Patricia has given college students the opportunity to experience live production and gain interview techniques by offering internships.

As any media communications college graduate knows, experience is an extraordinary part to show on one’s resume when looking for employment. Patricia not only gives students hands-on experience in their field, but she prepares them for life. Former interns have gone on to become TV directors, video production operators, journalists, and filmmakers. The multilingual talent has made it her mission to make a positive impact in the Houston community.

Barandua began in 1992 performing Latin and Folk music. Since then, Patricia has formed Blu International Duo. The band sings their tunes in Spanish, French, Italian, and other languages. She can be seen singing and playing the acoustic guitar, drum, and tambourine among other instruments. Patricia sees her performances as more than just entertainment.

“My purpose is to serve the community with uplifting vibrations and bringing joy to other people,” said the passionate Patricia.

Patricia is also apart of a three-woman podcast called Programa El Factor M. The women cover many subjects ranging from movie reviews to controversial topics such as feminism in today’s society.

Patricia debuted her newest web series this year. The show is called Passion Time with Patricia Gras and features many notable professionals such as Lisa Falkenberg, the Houston Chronicle’s first Pulitzer Prize – winning journalist. Patricia’s show, Passion Time, uncovers the origins of accomplished professionals. She begins each segment with the question, “How did you find your passion?” This introduction leads guests on the show to tell their stories and gives viewers exclusives to the way they think and the way they live their lives. To view more of the show visit

Patricia’s production company, Love Smart Living Media, will be leading a video storytelling workshop on Saturday, June 11, 2016. The workshop will begin at 9am and end at 5pm. Literal Magazine will be organizing the event at 5325 Renwick Drive. To RSVP or for more information, email or The cost for the workshop is $189, but students will receive a discount. Attendees at all skill levels are encouraged to attend and should bring a video camera, iPad or computer, and notebook. Free snacks will be provided.

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