Posts Tagged ‘Los Angeles’

Signing ‘Black Lives Matter’

June 12, 2020

American Sign Language interpreter Rorri Burton, who has been working for Los Angeles County, explains why not everyone signs “Black Lives Matter” the same way.

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“How do you sign ‘Black Lives Matter’ in ASL? For black deaf Angelenos, it’s complicated,” Sonja Sharp, Los Angeles Times

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Corrido de Auld Lang Syne

January 1, 2020

“Corrido de Auld Lang Syne” by Little Bobby Rey and his Band, an early LA Chicano pop band (also called “The Masked Phantom Band”) in about 1960. “Corrido” here means the music is in a galloping rhythm. Mr. Rey learned the saxophone from Earl Bostic.

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Corrido de Auld Lang Syne

January 1, 2019

“Corrido de Auld Lang Syne” by Little Bobby Rey and his Band, an early LA Chicano pop band (also called “The Masked Phantom Band”) in about 1960. “Corrido” here means the music is in a galloping rhythm. Mr. Rey learned the saxophone from Earl Bostic.

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Corrido de Auld Lang Syne

January 1, 2018

“Corrido de Auld Lang Syne” by Little Bobby Rey and his Band, an early LA Chicano pop band (also called “The Masked Phantom Band”) in about 1960. “Corrido” here means the music is in a galloping rhythm. Mr. Rey learned the saxophone from Earl Bostic.

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A 13-Year-Old Watched ICE Arrest Her Father

March 13, 2017

As Romulo Avelica-Gonzalez dropped his daughters off at school in L.A. on February 28th, he was pulled over by ICE agents. His 13-year-old daughter Fatima was still in the backseat and recorded the arrest with her cell phone.

Mr. Avelica-Gonzalez, a citizen of Mexico, has lived and worked in the U.S. for 25 years. His four daughters were all born in the U.S.

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“Immigrant arrested by ICE after dropping daughter off at school, sending shockwaves through neighborhood,” Andrea Castillo, Los Angeles Times

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Corrido de Auld Lang Syne

January 1, 2017

“Corrido de Auld Lang Syne” by Little Bobby Rey and his Band, an early LA Chicano pop band (also called “The Masked Phantom Band”) in about 1960. “Corrido” here means the music is in a galloping rhythm. Mr. Rey learned the saxophone from Earl Bostic.

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Los Angeles: 101 Slow Jam

February 10, 2016

Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti delivered the bad news about traffic slowdowns last weekend with a Slow Jam, backed by the Roosevelt High School Jazz Band from Boyle Heights. The 101 freeway was closed for 40 hours to allow demolition of the 84-year-old 6th Street Bridge. A replacement bridge will be completed in 2019.

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Happy New Year Baby

January 1, 2016

“Happy New Year Baby,” written by Paul Politi and George Garcia, issued as a 1965 single by The Sisters,  Rosella, Ersi, and Mary Arvizu from East LA. 14-year-old Ersi sang lead.

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“The Sisters: Ersi, Rosella, and Mary Arvizu,” Mark Guerrero

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Corrido de Auld Lang Syne

January 1, 2016

“Corrido de Auld Lang Syne” by Little Bobby Rey and his Band, an early LA Chicano pop band (also called “The Masked Phantom Band”) in about 1960. “Corrido” here means the music is in a galloping rhythm. Mr. Rey learned the saxophone from Earl Bostic.

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Merry Christmas Darling

December 22, 2015

“Merry Christmas Darling,” by The Jaguars (Herman “Sonny” Chaney, Valerio “Val” Poliuto, Manuel Chavez, and Charles Middleton). Another version of the song was released by The Uniques in 1963.

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