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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Arts & Culture

The oldies never went out of style at Sounds of Music in East L.A.

EAST LOS ANGELES -- On a recent afternoon Could It Be I am Falling in Love by the Spinners played at the Sounds of Music on Whittier Boulevard. The 1973 hit was released only a couple of years after Carlos Reyes bought the record store. I remember that back then the store was filled with vinyl records. Now, most of the music sold is on CDs but he still has a great selection of original and re-issued vinyl LPs and many boxes of loosely organized 45s. Read More »

Dance boot camp showcases and nurtures local talent

HISTORIC FILIPINOTOWN — Three choreographers will present new works this weekend as part of a program to nurture and showcase local dance. Home Grown, sponsored by the Dance Resource Center, provided a venue — the Bootleg Theater — for the choreographers as well production/tech oversight; marketing ... Read More »

Morning mural ride in East L.A.

EAST LOS ANGELES —  There were not many people out and about on this chilly morning when Aurelio Jose Barrera went out for a bike ride. But the clear crisp weather made for nice conditions to snap some photos of the neighborhood murals as he rode ... Read More »

Highland Park mural needs a $20,000 touch-up

HIGHLAND PARK — One of the biggest murals in the neighborhood help, according to LA Weekly. Mexico Tenochtitlan: A Sequence of Time and Culture at the corner of Avenue 61 and North Figueroa Street — the 100-foot by 20-foot saga of Chicano history — has been ... Read More »

Boyle Heights gallery blames anti-gentrification protests for closure

BOYLE HEIGHTS — Artists Barnett Cohen and Jules Gimbrone joined the neighborhood’s burgeoning art scene last year by turning a 5,000-square-foot warehouse into a nonprofit gallery focused on underrepresented artists. PSSST, as the gallery was known, was about “artists supporting artists,” Gimbrone told the New York Times. ... Read More »

The Victorian era meets modern art at Heritage Square

MONTECITO HEIGHTS —  An exhibit that opens this week at the Heritage Square Museum seeks to build a bridge between old Los Angeles and modern art. Crickets, a solo-show featuring the work of Aitor Lajarin, is the first exhibit of Inhabit Heritage Square, a program intended to use ... Read More »