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The Latino Theater Company presents online readings of eight new plays by Los Angeles-based playwrights in this Friday evening weekly series. Plays are selected to reflect the full range of diverse communities and life in Los Angeles. A new play will be presented each week. Each play will be available for viewing for 10 days October 2 , 9, 16, 23,and 30 November 6, 13, and 20
Lecturer John Schmal will give a presentation on searching for your indigenous roots in Mexico. In addition to showing examples of Indian baptisms and marriages from various parts of the country, he will discuss the issue of tribal identity and the use of the generic term “indio” in Catholic Church records as early as the 1600s. Some of the challenges of tracing indigenous families beyond several generations will be discussed. John P. Schmal is a historian, genealogist, and lecturer. John…
Since moving to Los Angeles from Guatemala, Gaby Moreno has earned a Latin Grammy for Best New Artist, a Grammy nomination for her album Illusion, and an Emmy nomination for co-writing the Parks & Recreation theme song. Moreno also sings the theme song and voices a character on the Disney series, Elena of Avalor.
Los Angeles Libros Festival is a free bilingual book festival for the whole family. Celebrating heritage, the festival will feature storytelling, musical performances, local and international authors, art workshops, books, and more. LA Libros Festival will take place virtually, on Facebook and YouTube.
When Center Theatre Group’s Founding Artistic Director Gordon Davidson met with Luis Valdez to commission a play that was quintessentially Los Angeles—what came from their meeting redefined theatre history. When Luis Valdez’s Zoot Suit first premiered at the Mark Taper Forum in association with Teatro El Campesino in 1978, it made history as the first time a Chicano play had been given a mainstage production at the Taper.