2 years ago | Culture
For the last year, just six miles east of downtown L.A., a team of aspiring Mexican rodeo hopefuls has trained in a City of Industry arena for a shot at the annual championship in Guadalajara. Their quest was more than a dream — it was a rea...
2 years ago | Classical Music
Carlos Samaniego didn’t really know he was queer until college. But he remembers yearning to be a mariachi crooner as early as grade school. Luckily for him, LAUSD supports a mariachi band program as part of the music department at El Sereno Middl...
3 years ago | People 2014
One of the fascinating Angelenos featured in L.A. Weekly's People 2014 issue. Check out our entire People 2014 issue. At 6:25 a.m., during the March 17 earthquake in the Sepulveda Pass, Ana Guerrero was spinning at a low-key gym in Lincoln He...
4 years ago | Art
See also: *5 Artsy Things to Do in L.A. This Week Born in Mexico City, Ilona Katzew came to L.A. 13 years ago to assume a role at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art as an associate curator of Latin American art. At the time, Latin American art w...
5 years ago | Art
The outdoor balcony on the north end of UCLA's Haines Hall was a fitting place for the informal pizza party last week concluding a series of Pacific Standard Time exhibitions loosely gathered under the "L.A. Xicano" heading. The campus building ho...
6 years ago | Art
In many ways, art historian, scholar and political activist Shifra Goldman was the madrina -- the godmother -- of Chicano art. A memorial service in her honor held October 15 at the Professional Musicians Local 47 was marked by an outpouring of lo...