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September 23, 2007
I am blown away by the beautifully written piece "Driven to Distraction" (Sept. 16) about artist Vincent Valdez and his Chavez Ravine opus for Ry Cooder. Most art stories are as dull as watching paint dry, but Lynell George gave us a compelling and thoughtful account of this artist's process, creative battle and journey. Valdez is very talented, but I now appreciate and understand the thought and action behind each brush stroke. His creation is valorous, and so was the article.
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September 23, 2007
I am blown away by the beautifully written piece "Driven to Distraction" (Sept. 16) about artist Vincent Valdez and his Chavez Ravine opus for Ry Cooder. Most art stories are as dull as watching paint dry, but Lynell George gave us a compelling and thoughtful account of this artist's process, creative battle and journey. Valdez is very talented, but I now appreciate and understand the thought and action behind each brush stroke. His creation is valorous, and so was the article.
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September 16, 2007 | Lynell George, Times Staff Writer
VINCENT VALDEZ thought it should be simple enough. The job: Retelling the nasty land-grab saga of Chavez Ravine, with all its vivid twists and turns, in all of its lurid hues. The story was shot through with themes that the young artist often revisited in his work: class and race, haves and have-nots, history and hearsay. The only significant twist in this project was that instead of a using a standard canvas, he'd be layering the narrative onto a truck.
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September 16, 2007 | Lynell George, Times Staff Writer
VINCENT VALDEZ thought it should be simple enough. The job: Retelling the nasty land-grab saga of Chavez Ravine, with all its vivid twists and turns, in all of its lurid hues. The story was shot through with themes that the young artist often revisited in his work: class and race, haves and have-nots, history and hearsay. The only significant twist in this project was that instead of a using a standard canvas, he'd be layering the narrative onto a truck.
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December 1, 2002 | Robert J. Lopez, Robert J. Lopez is a Times staff writer.
In a seminal essay published shortly before his death in 1970, Los Angeles Times columnist Ruben Salazar asked: "Who is a Chicano? And what is it the Chicanos want?" It was a time when tens of thousands of Mexican Americans, fueled by anger and a newfound sense of cultural and political awareness, waged open rebellion against a system that for generations had repressed and marginalized them.
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October 2, 2007 | Agustin Gurza, Times Staff Writer
You've got to hand it to Ry Cooder. When he embraces a new musical culture, he doesn't care where the adventure takes him. A decade ago, he traveled to Havana, where he stumbled upon the Buena Vista Social Club -- and got slapped with a hefty fine for violating the U.S. embargo of Cuba. On Sunday, the acclaimed American guitarist found himself in a place where white men rarely tread -- a Pico Rivera nightclub called A Mi Hacienda.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 5, 1987 | GREG BRAXTON, Times Staff Writer
Drinkers around the tinsel-draped bar at Mexican Jones, a restaurant on Van Nuys Boulevard, were paying little attention to the room around them as the notes of "Jingle Bell Rock" blasted from the sound system one holiday night. That changed abruptly when two uniformed Los Angeles Police Department officers and a state Alcoholic Beverage Control investigator entered.
NEWS
March 4, 2004 | Duane Noriyuki, Times Staff Writer
Velvet painting's stature in the art world is akin to that of creamed corn in the province of fine cuisine. Although artists have been putting paint to fuzzy fabric since the 14th century, velvet painting's reputation is understandably weighed down by the volume of curio Elvises and crying clowns sold inexpensively at the Mexican border alongside porcelain burros and ashtrays shaped like Texas.
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March 16, 2013 | By Reed Johnson, Los Angeles Times
It's a Catholic thing. It's an immigrant-underdog thing. It's an acoustic-punk thing. There are many reasons why, for the last 10 or 11 years - the precise number is lost in the fog of memory - the L.A. Chicano band Ollin has celebrated St. Patrick's Day by paying tribute to the Pogues, the Anglo Irish ensemble that slammed the lilting grace of traditional Celtic music together with punk's raw energy during the Reagan-Thatcher era. Ollin's annual...
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June 14, 2008 | Agustin Gurza, Times Staff Writer
After more than seven years on the road, the Chicano art collection of Cheech Marin has finally come home. Its last stop is the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the hometown venue that initially turned down a show that toured nationally and drew large crowds as "Chicano Visions." A scaled-down version, titled "Los Angelenos/Chicano Painters of L.A.," opens Sunday at LACMA West. It features almost 50 paintings by some of the most influential members of the first generation of Chicano artists, including Gronk, Patssi Valdez and three of the original members of Los Four -- Frank Romero, Carlos Almaraz and Gilbert "Magu" Lujan -- the collective featured in what is considered the country's first major Chicano art exhibition, shown at LACMA in 1974.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 27, 2010 | By Keith Thursby, Los Angeles Times
Fernando Ruelas, who with his brothers founded Duke's So. Cal, considered the world's oldest continuing lowrider car club, and expanded its reach beyond Southern California during his years as president, has died. He was 60. Ruelas died of cancer Friday at his home in La Habra, said his brother Ernie. FOR THE RECORD: Fernando Ruelas obituary: A news obituary on Fernando Ruelas in the Oct. 27 LATExtra section said the Ruelas brothers founded Duke's So. Cal car club. One of the brothers, Rene, is not involved with the club.
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April 21, 2007 | Agustin Gurza, Times Staff Writer
When we think of art patrons, prestigious names normally come to mind. Medici, Getty, Rockefeller. But Cheech? That's a name we associate more with lowbrow humor than fine art. Yet Cheech Marin, half of the '70s comedy duo Cheech and Chong, arguably has emerged as the nation's leading advocate for Chicano art. For a time, Marin, 60, was sounding like the Rodney Dangerfield of the art world, always complaining that he can't get no respect from the arts establishment. Nobody's laughing nowadays.
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