Vista LA: The Revival of the West Coast Eastside Sound

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Sunday, August 3, 2014
Jovana Lara and Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia
Jovana Lara and Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia
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RAMPART RECORDS

With hopes of becoming a Mexican-American "Motown," Rampart Records introduced the "West Coast Eastside Sound" in the '60s. While many of the label's artists have faded into music history, but we met up with the man who's keeping their legacy alive.

https://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Rampart-Records/272850012829813

hector4rampart@yahoo.com

"CANTINFLAS" MOVIE

He's been called the Charlie Chaplin of Mexico. A new biographic movie opening on August 29th celebrates the life of the legendary "Cantinflas."

For more movie info go to: http://www.pantelionfilms.com

CAPELLA FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL/CHEF RICARDO ZARATE

Peruvian cuisine is a fusion of cultures and flavors, and in the last few years, it's become one of the hottest food trends in L.A.! At the forefront of this food "revolution" is the local king of Peruvian cuisine, Chef Ricardo Zarate. In four short years, he's opened four successful L.A. restaurants, so it's no surprise he got a special invite to the exclusive Capella Food and Wine Festival held in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico this year.

For a taste of Zarate's delicious creations:

Paiche Peruvian Izakaya

13488 Maxella Avenue

Marina Del Rey, 90290

www.paichela.com

Blue Tavern

119 State Street

Santa Barbara, 93101

www.bluetavernsb.com

Mo-Chica

514 West 7th Street

Los Angeles, 90014

www.mo-chica.com

Picca Peruvian Cantina

9575 West Pico Boulevard

Los Angeles, 90035

www.piccaperu.com

TACOLANDIA

There's no doubt tacos are one of LA's favorite foods, and the taco-craze is only picking up steam! We stopped by LA Weekly's TACOLANDIA and sampled some of the best tacos from over 40 of LA and Mexico's hottest vendors.

Get details at: http://microapp.laweekly.com/tacolandia/2014/index.php

Check out our story on Tacolandia at www.facebook.com/vistala

LAS FOTOS

Las Fotos Project is a community program empowering Latina girls through photography. The girls are all from different neighborhoods, are taught photography skills and techniques, and are encouraged to think critically and explore creative writing. The 12-week program wraps up with an art exhibition open to the public.

www.lasfotosproject.org

MUSEUM OF LATIN AMERICAN ART

MOLAA, The Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, is the nation's leading museum of modern and contemporary Latin American art and culture. And now in its 18th year, the museum is doing something it's never done before. It will now invite Latino artists from the U.S. to exhibit in the museum! A ruling in June overturned a long-standing bylaw that only permitted artists who were born in, lived in or worked in Latin America to exhibit at the museum.

628 Alamitos Avenue

Long Beach, 90802

(562) 437-1689

www.molaa.org

LONG BEACH MAYOR ROBERT GARCIA

Robert Garcia is the youngest, first Latino and first openly gay Mayor of Long Beach. Here's more on Mr. Garcia: http://www.robertgarcia.com

"EL BOXEO" DOCUMENTARY

The sport of boxing has seen many Latino fighters rise to become champions. But some of these legends been forgotten and many are now paying a heavy cost for their glory days inside the ring. Thanks to the new documentary "El Boxeo" their stories will live on.

For more information on where you can watch "El Boxeo," visit: http://www.elboxeothemovie.com

The Retired Boxers Foundation assists retired professional boxers in the transition from their glorious days in the ring to a dignified retirement. Support the foundation at: http://www.retiredboxers.com

AVILA ADOBE ON OLVERA STREET

Avila Adobe at the El Pueblo Historical Monument is considered to be the oldest house in Los Angeles. Built in 1818, it is the most visited site on Olvera Street.

Avila Adobe

El Pueblo Historical Monument

125 Paseo de la Plaza

Los Angeles, CA 90012

(213) 628-1274

http://www.elpueblo.lacity.org

SANCHEZ ADOBE AT LA CIENEGA RANCH

Possibly built as early as 1791, some experts now believe the Sanchez Adobe in Baldwin Hills might be the oldest home in Los Angeles County. The Sanchez Adobe is available for private functions and meetings. Contact the Consolidated Board of Realtists at (323) 299-5570 for more information.

Sanchez Adobe

(Currently owned by the Consolidated Board of Realtists)

3725 Don Felipe Drive

Los Angeles, CA 90008

(323) 299-5570

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