‘«ů El Chavo previews "We the People Festival" at LAEastside:
"In the tradition of fusing music with the politics of social awareness, the organizers have put together a long lineup of musicians (click on the flyer above for the details) and speakers, including Anti-War activist Cindy Sheehan and Tezozomoc from the late South Central Farms. Plus food booths, an Art exhibit, Danza, and even a Kids Corner. Oh yeah, and they'll even have a beer garden! Now we're talking.
We've been promised a few pairs of tickets so if you want to try and win a pair, join the random drawing by submitting your response to the following question in the comments section below:
What is your favorite song that deals with politics and positive social change?"
‘«ů Art Pedroza reviews Gustavo Arellano's book reading at OrangeJuiceBlog:
"Arellano then read from his book, and he shared additional stories with us. My favorite one had to do with his father, who wanted him to dress up Mexican style when he was growing up, complete with a Stetson hat. Well, Arellano finally made a deal with his dad. In return for his dad buying him a Sega Genesis game system, Arellano put on that hat - and the rest of the outfit. He wore it exactly one time!"
‘«ů Adrian Perez reprints a press release on the closing of the LA Latino International Film Festival at The Latino Journal:
"The red carpet studded event included appearances by Gustavo Santaolalla, Demian Bechir, Carina Ricco, Alexa Vega, Maya Zapata, Lupe Ontiveros and other invited celebrity guests. Awards were given in categories like Opera Prima, Features, Documentaries and Short Films along with the results of the anticipated Audience Award. The following includes a list of the winners for the 12th Annual Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival:"
‘«ů Cindy Lu chronicles her last days of summer, including visiting Las Vegas, LACMA and seeing Beck at the Hollywood Bowl at Loteria Chicana:
"September 15: This dog with a human mask (details) is easily my favorite piece in the Art of Ancient Americas collection. I spent my fourth visit to LACMA (in as many months) visiting the Latin American Art: Ancient to Contemporary and Los Angelenos/Chicano Painters of L.A. collections. I also rushed through the Broad Contemporary Art collection to show Alfred some of my favorites."