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#fantagraphicsbooks  #hernandezbros #loveandrocketscomix A trip to Seattle wouldn't be complete without a pilgrimage to ...
08/15/2021

#fantagraphicsbooks #hernandezbros #loveandrocketscomix A trip to Seattle wouldn't be complete without a pilgrimage to Fantagraphics Books, THE world-glass cartoon art publisher and home of the LOVE & ROCKETS series created in Oxnard, CA by los hermanos Hernandez a lifetime ago, and yes way before that glam-metal light band ever stepped out onto a stage for their 15 minutes of musical fame.

#fantagraphicsbooks #hernandezbros #loveandrocketscomix A trip to Seattle wouldn't be complete without a pilgrimage to Fantagraphics Books, THE world-glass cartoon art publisher and home of the LOVE & ROCKETS series created in Oxnard, CA by los hermanos Hernandez a lifetime ago, and yes way before that glam-metal light band ever stepped out onto a stage for their 15 minutes of musical fame.

A powerful piece of new writing in BROOKLYN & BOYLE by María Elena Fernández, professor of Chicanx Studies at Cal State ...
04/02/2021
VIVA LA MUJER: How to Grab a Cloud

A powerful piece of new writing in BROOKLYN & BOYLE by María Elena Fernández, professor of Chicanx Studies at Cal State Northridge. Que viva la mujer...

Arts, Life & Culture in Boyle Heights y Beyond embraced and touted with panache in our print edition, our online platform and via social media!

12/29/2020

Indeed a heartbreaking noticia... our deepest and sincerest condolences to the Salas family, their loved ones and close relatives as well as the millions of those, like us, who were touched, moved, empowered and uplifted by the songs and music of an American music legend. TIERRA and Rudy Salas will long reign supreme in our hearts and in our memories as the ground-breaking original Chicano super-group and meteoric Latin musical phenomenon that topped the national Billboard charts with flair and a subtle nod to earlier crossover trailblazers like Cannibal & the Headhunters, Thee Midniters and Sunny Ozuna of Sunny & the Sunglows (later Sunliners). In the process, TIERRA and Rudy Salas opened the doors and paved the way for so many of those that followed, from Los Lobos, Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine to La Mafia, Selena, Los Lonely Boys and, more recently, Chicano Batman.

In case you missed the November newsprint edition with that badass cover by @emilia cruz in which this piece ran (COVID-...
12/15/2020
MUCHO MUCHO AMOR: THE LEGEND OF WALTER MERCADO Filmmakers Honor Late Astrologer & TV Mega-celebrity

In case you missed the November newsprint edition with that badass cover by @emilia cruz in which this piece ran (COVID-19 shelter-in-place compliance and all), let me just say that Brooklyn & Boyle Associate Editor Alci Rengifo delivers yet again with this amazing story on the filmmakers behind the Netflix documentary on the late astrologer and iconic TV mega-celebrity Walter Mercado. Muchos muchos aplausos por esta contribución, Alcibiades! http://www.brooklynboyle.com/2020/12/mucho-mucho-amor-legend-of-walter.html

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QEPD (Rest in Power) OG scholar, mentor, poet JGQ! Mighty grateful to el profe's protege, homeboy and now muy accomplish...
11/19/2020
IN MEMORIAM: Juan Gómez-Quiñones, Legendary Chicano Scholar, Activist and Poet

QEPD (Rest in Power) OG scholar, mentor, poet JGQ! Mighty grateful to el profe's protege, homeboy and now muy accomplished maestro in his own right Dr. Álvaro Huerta for this moving personal tribute. http://www.brooklynboyle.com/2020/11/in-memoriam-juan-gomez-quinones.html

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For those who missed the virtuoso 7th Annual Latin Jazz & Music Festival presented online this year due to the Corona vi...
11/09/2020
7th Latin Jazz and Music Festival Hosted by L.A. Councilmember Gil Cedillo Goes Virtual

For those who missed the virtuoso 7th Annual Latin Jazz & Music Festival presented online this year due to the Corona virus pandemic by host Gil Cedillo, Dist. 1 Los Angeles City Councilmember who asked viewers to support El Centro del Pueblo, event producer and a community-based non-profit service organization in Echo Park, which will provide holiday meal delivery service for seniors, who are among those most vulnerable to COVID-19. A list of platforms where the concert was livestreamed is provided for your convenience. http://www.brooklynboyle.com/2020/11/los-angeles-city-councilman-gil-cedillo.html

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11/06/2020
Popular Latin Jazz & Music Festival to Stream Live!

From 5pm - 7pm tomorrow, L.A. City Councilmember Gil Cedillo's popular Annual Latin Jazz & Music Festival, a highland Park summer staple since 2013, presents Gilbert Castellanos' Latin Jazz Ensemble and José Rizo's Mongorama in a livestream from the stage at Cathedral High School in downtown Los Angeles. For six years, the free-of-charge, two-day outdoor event staged at Sycamore Park in the L.A.'s historic Highland Park neighborhood just got bigger and better with each successive reprisal. Legendary talents such as Lil' Willie G., among many others, shared the stage with emerging local acts, attracting crowds from across Los Angeles County. Even though many of us will be estirando pata, or "shakin' a leg," er, uh, hips, more likely, alone with ourselves at home, it's a can't miss celebration. And with good reason... the nail-biter election is finally drawing to a close! And the results are way worth celebrating, que no? Watch the video for details, where to watch, etc.

11/06/2020
Annual Latin Jazz & Music Fest to be Livestreamed Tomorrow, 5 - 7pm!

Launched in 2013, L.A. Council Member Gilbert Cedillo 's yearly #LatinJazz & Music Festival, a summer staple at Sycamore Grove Park in the heart of the historic #HighlandPark neighborhood, just got better each year. Free to the public, the two-day fest you couldn't miss featured legendary talents alongside break-out musical acts and drew audiences from across the Greater East Side and every walk of life. For obvious reasons, the show is going virtual this year with a two-hour concert that streams live tomorrow from 5pm - 7pm. Featuring Gilbert Castellanos' Latin Jazz Ensemble and José Rizo's Mongorama, it will be the best way I can think of to #celebratethetrumploss we waited for with baited breath and concern for the brave ballot counting volunteers and county employees nationwide who are the real heros of our democracy. Even though I'll have to dance alone at home, I wouldn't miss the Latin Jaz & Music Festival virtual edition for the world.This sneak peek video kicks it up a notch. #Ahinama!

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11/05/2020

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11/05/2020

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11/05/2020
L.A. This Week

This will be the best post-Trump, pandemic-safe Biden victory party so many of us have been needing, especially after the all the anxiety in the aftermath of an election which has become a bit of a nail-biter. Thank you, Councilmember Gilbert Cedillo , for reminding the world that West Coast Latin Jazz, with it's heavy Chicano and Mexicano influence--as represented by the Escovedo dynasty, Poncho Sanchez and countless others--was so highly regarded on the East Coast by masters of the genre that legendary Tito Puente himself referred to Pete Escovedo and his brother, the Coke Escovedo as his honorary California sons.

Councilmember Gilbert Cedillo keeps the tradition of his annual latin jazz and music festival alive by going online.

Watch Councilmember Cedillo’s FREE Seventh Annual Latin Jazz and Music Festival on his custom streaming page and social ...
10/27/2020

Watch Councilmember Cedillo’s FREE Seventh Annual Latin Jazz and Music Festival on his custom streaming page and social media platforms on Saturday, November 7th. During and before the broadcast we are requesting contributions on Square for El Centro Del Pueblo’s 24thAnnual Turkey Giveaway and Thanksgiving meal delivery to senior citizens and families in need. Tune in on Nov. 7th at the following virtual destinations for an amazing show.

https://www.twitch.tv/latinjazzmusicfestival
www.gilcedillo.com/livestream

For more info follow:
Facebook.com/cmgilcedillo

Instagram.com/cmgilcedillo
Facebook: Councilmember Gilbert Cedillo
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With a special shout out of gratitude to Dr. Patrick Fontes, professor of American History, BROOKLYN & BOYLE is pleased ...
10/20/2020
POETRY: Mowing Down Statues and Tipping Sacred Cows

With a special shout out of gratitude to Dr. Patrick Fontes, professor of American History, BROOKLYN & BOYLE is pleased to publish his review of an important new poetry collection from brother Matt Sedillo. Kudos to FlowerSong Press and publisher and poeta de primera Edward Vidaurre, for making yet another volume of powerful verse available. Looking forward to picking up my own signed copy in La Puente soon! Casa Alavarez anyone? http://www.brooklynboyle.com/2020/10/poetry-mowing-down-statues-and-tipping.html

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L.A. City Councilman Gilbert Cedillo knocks this one over the fence with the striking elegance and power and arc that pl...
09/04/2020
L.A. Councilmember Gil Cedillo, a Former Roosevelt Rough Rider Quarterback, Recalls the 1970 Chicano Moratorium

L.A. City Councilman Gilbert Cedillo knocks this one over the fence with the striking elegance and power and arc that plain-spoken, honest and unadorned recollection can, at the hands of a pinch-hitter, sometimes attain. I offer profuse gratitude to Conrado Terrazas, Council staff and the esteemed Council Member himself for courteously extending me permission to publish this heartfelt and awesomely inspiring personal memoir by one of our community's most progressive, yet still unapologetically Chicanx, political representatives under the BROOKLYN & BOYLE banner. Gil Cedillo's integrity as a public servant remains unimpeachable. And his tireless, sincere advocacy on behalf of arts and culture, the homeless, immigrants, young people and hard-working people across the Southland ranks him, in my humble estimation, among the best of those who soldier on, in the brutal, cutthroat political arena on behalf of the folks least able to advocate for themselves. I would even go so far as to suggest that the personal recount of what he witnessed on August 29, 1970 merits our collective regard as a definitive primer on what is universally acknowledged as the largest peaceful political demonstration until then ever assembled, in California. Drawing well over 20,000 sympathizers, according to even the most conservative estimates, the Moratorium was to a great extent perceived by authorities as a Mexican American political uprising led by well-organized--and as such dangerous--Chicano agitators, but the Moratorium united Latino community organizers, Black civil rights advocates and progressive white anti-war activists, which might explain why Sheriff's deputies used such heavy-handed violence to quash the presentation of cultural dancers, live music and speeches at an idyllic Laguna Park (now Ruben Salazar Park) that day Gil Cedillo was there and he describes how it went down here. Bravo Don Gilberto! http://www.brooklynboyle.com/2020/09/la-councilmember-gil-cedillo-former.html

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What happens when the East Side stands up for Black Lives Matter and against police brutality... http://www.brooklynboyl...
07/09/2020
L.A.'s Powerful East Side Stands Up for Black Lives Matter

What happens when the East Side stands up for Black Lives Matter and against police brutality... http://www.brooklynboyle.com/2020/07/the-real-east-side-stands-up-for-black.html and let me just say that despite the pandemic, the fried motherboard on a donated computer where eight years of BROOKLYN & BOYLE are stored, a motorcycle wreck (OUCH!!!), working with Aurelio Medina, life-long Eastsider with a heart the size of a '63 Impala and the kind of soul that happens when a young man who is naturally compassionate and empathetic is raised by healer and artist women from Boyle Heights to East Los. As long as I've known him, he's been that super-nice youngster from down the way who shows up and always asks if there's anything he can do or if you need any help. From Thanksgiving turkey giveaways at Corazón del Pueblo and volunteer stagehand work changing sets in the dark during plays at Casa 0101 Theater to sucking it up and surmounting stage-fright as a first time actor when he was asked to fill in as a cast member at a pair of shows there. With this article I was thrilled to help coach him on, he not only dug in and honored our beloved East Side, but did so with an instinctive political grace and a fire-in-your-belly hunger for justice all while welding a bridge between his community and Black Lives Matter, a bridge girded with love, respect and even a little joy laced with subtle humor. Who votes for making him the first ever "East Side Movimiento Correspondent At-Large?" If you read anything all the way through this week, this should be it. Serio.

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BROOKLYN & BOYLE is proud to feature a true life dispatch from the heart of Boyle Heights and the frontline of what many...
05/09/2020
Recent Boyle Heights Police Beating Incident Recalled

BROOKLYN & BOYLE is proud to feature a true life dispatch from the heart of Boyle Heights and the frontline of what many have described as gross #LAPD officer misconduct revealed in a video that has gone viral since the April 27th incident occurred and held up by others as merely emblematic of widespread and deeply rooted attitudes about law enforcement held by many of those entrusted with upholding said law and paid "to protect & to serve" all Angelenos equally. Jeremy Arias is a journalism student at East L.A. College, and a lifelong Boyle Heights resident stakeholder. We honor his courage and honesty and are pleased he has chosen to share his work as a writer who represents the future of community news media, particularly in a day and age when it is increasingly difficult to overcome challenges and hurdles, economic or otherwise, to staying afloat and publishing news, stories and information on our art and community at a caliber you've come to expect and appreciate over the last 11 years. Bravo Mr. Arias. http://www.brooklynboyle.com/2020/05/boyle-heights-resident-resident.html

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And in the same spirit we are proud to bring you yet another column by the ineffable and treasured master storyteller as...
04/10/2020
Meet the OG Aunt Bea of Boyle Heights, Young at 97!

And in the same spirit we are proud to bring you yet another column by the ineffable and treasured master storyteller as well as historical chronicler and noted author herself, Boyle Heights native Shirlee Smith, of Talk About Parenting With Shirlee Smith, who--in the latest issue of Brooklyn & Boyle-- introduces us to Beatrice McBride, AKA "Aunt Bea." And in this way helping us recover even more forgotten histories we are proud to showcase in the pages of your humble East Side arts and issues periodiquito. http://www.brooklynboyle.com/2020/04/meet-og-aunt-bea-of-boyle-heights-young.html

Life & Arts in Boyle Heights y beyond. East Los Angeles life and arts print and online media publication. East LA News, Art, Galleries, Dining.

The legacy of hidden histories such as this one and countless others that were part of marginalizing and eradicating the...
04/10/2020
When the plague came to Los Angeles

The legacy of hidden histories such as this one and countless others that were part of marginalizing and eradicating the presence of Mexican Americans --displacement for all intents and purposes-- from the beginning is an unending stream of boneheads who move to L.A. everyday to work in film & TV (Fox Sports News 1 in one case) and ask "Uh, what's with all the street names in Spanish, dude?" That said, L.A. is the number two rat -infested city in the nation. All over Boyd Street near San Pedro at night in DTLA for years now, almost big enough to hold me up at gun point, "your garbage or your life." Eventually, if COVID-19 doesn't do you in, one of these might. LOL! Seriously, Curbed LA and Hadley Meares are to be congratulated for uncovering hidden and erased histories such as the herein referenced, if only for the broader, historical perspective it provides on "development." https://la.curbed.com/2020/4/9/21211280/quarantine-plague-los-angeles-mexican-district?utm_campaign=la.curbed&utm_content=entry&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook

"Little Mexico," a bustling community near Olvera Street, was leveled in the name of sanitation.

#crownsandhops #thedankceo #teohunter #craftbrewerparexcellence  @crownsandhops StraightoutaInglewood, a #hazyipa that t...
03/07/2020

#crownsandhops #thedankceo #teohunter #craftbrewerparexcellence @crownsandhops StraightoutaInglewood, a #hazyipa that to their credit is being poured by the crew at @xelas in the heart of Boyle Heights and should be on tap at the Holiday Bar. At Vector90 with #blackarrow and it makes for an unforgettable Friday!

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Why isn't Brooklyn & Boyle not more active?? We have a lot to say!
Spread the word, RSVP and bring your voice to this important discussion! Nos vemos este sabado 10/6 @ 5:15 pm. RSVP here: http://geffenplayhouse.org/latinx-theater
Spread the word, RSVP and bring your voice to this important discussion! Nos vemos este sabado 10/6 @ 5:15 pm. Free to attend. RSVP here: http://geffenplayhouse.org/latinx-theater
Question: Will there be any outreach to get people to VOTE. The next election is in November. I am surprised that there is no push to get "The People" registered and ready to vote.
Tomorrow in Highland Park an event will take place on Figueroa street called the Fig Jam it is to promote small businesses. However, upon talking with long time residents and brown business owner from the community we discovered they have been left out and not invited to part take in free promotion of their business even though their business are on Figueroa. Coincidence I think NOT, Please take a minute to watch the interviews and hear for yourself. One of the organizers and sponors of this is event is "North Figueroa Business Association" and its executive director Misty Iwatsu who is from The Bay (Concord Area to be exact) has been working effortless to whitewash OUR brown community members, murals, street vendors, and business owners from the community. She has had 3 murals removed and known for calling the police on street vendors. These kind of outside agitators are not good from the community. Please share and come out and support the protest against this event. Thank you #NoBueno #Organizetoresistwhitewashing #Protectthecommunity #GilCedilloLapDogMistyIwatsu #FigJamSoWhite
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Can I be an honorary member since I lived one year on Fickett Street near Brooklyn? (Yes, I said 'Brooklyn')