THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: LUIS TORRES ANGRY ON RACIST COMMENTS BY CITY HALL “LEADERS,” RICARDO ROMO’S TEJANO REPORT ON THE WORK OF ARTIST AND SCULPTOR LUIS LOPEZ, MARK GUERRERO’S EAST L.A. STORIES WITH CHAN ROMERO AND THE MUSIC OF IRENE DÍAZ AND FRIENDS.
This week Luis Torres weighs in on the ugly scandal that erupted when three city council members were recorded making racist comments about their constituents. This is the biggest scandal that has rocked Los Angeles in years and Luis, with his twenty year background as a news reported, fills us in on the import of the scandal, what was said, and the effects it may have on the larger Latino and Los Angeles communities.
Ricard Romo returns with his Tejano Report. This week he looks at the rags to riches story of artist Luis Lopez who went from herding goats as a child to becoming a successful, world class artist and sculptor. Check out this guy’s cool work.
Mark Guerrero continues his interviews with legends of Chicano sixties rock with a conversation with Chan Romero whose song “The Hippy Hippy Shake” was recorded by The Beatles, The Swingin’ Blue Jeans, The Georgia Satellites, and many more bands over the decades. A local Chicano who made it big in England.
And don’t miss the music of Los Angeles singer and musician Irene Díaz and friends. This impromptu performance was recorded in a local Boyle Heights art center.
Enjoy your week on Latinopia.