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The Emmy Award-winning interdisciplinary performance collective Manual Cinema returns to The Soraya with the world premiere of a visually and musically inventive adaptation of Charles Dickens’ holiday classic,  Christmas Carol. There are six performances only, Dec. 11-13, that will broadcast directly into audience’s homes with hundreds of paper puppets, miniatures, silhouettes, and an orig…

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A milestone anniversary deserves a celebration, particularly the kind of celebration that artists are capable of producing. And the Mariachi Master Apprentice Program (MMAP) — where musicians from the Grammy-winning group Los Camperos teach the art of mariachi music to students ranging in ages from 7-19 — is poised to celebrate its 20th anniversary this month.

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Talent often runs in families and the inspirational exhibit  Yolanda Gonzalez: Sueño de Familia/Dream of Famly   is a mighty example of a generational family of artists documented starting wit…

SANTA MONICA (CNS) — The Santa Monica-based Recording Academy and Miami-based Latin Recording Academy have expressed condolences to the family of Brazilian singer, songwriter and guitarist Joa…

"SISTER ACT, The Musical,"  currently playing at CASA 0101 in Boyle Heights is well worth the drive from the valley. It's a shining example of showcasing true diversity with a cast and  crew t…

On Sunday, April 7, 120 young mariachi musicians returned to the stage following a long hiatus to perform in the much-loved concert La Voz del Mariachi, at San Fernando High School’s Cesar Cha…

World premiere of ‘The Mother of Henry’ by Evelina Fernández set in 1960s working class melting pot of Boyle Heights

This is part two of a three-part series on Northeast San Fernando Valley resident and actor Danny Trejo. 

The "Queen of Ranchera Music," Aida Cuevas will pay  tribute to one of Juan Gabriel -  Mexico's most prolific and beloved songwriters.  This concert opens The Soraya season on Saturday, Septem…

Off the Tracks Theater’s presentation of “Are You Bringing Something from Mexico” offers a timely and stark reminder that undocumented immigrants in the United States have often faced a biased…

Strengthening the emotional bonds that tie families together is one of the themes explored in this summer’s productions by California State University, Northridge’s 2018 Teenage Drama Workshop…

Alien Con came to the  Pasadena Convention Center last weekend, attracting thousands of true believers, the curious, and perhaps a skeptic or two. 

Twenty years after their original production “Bordertown” that examined the issues at the U.S./Mexico border –  Culture Clash brings a  new production that couldn't be more timely and importan…

Twenty years later, Culture Clash has revived their original production  Bordertown with Bordertown Now, remixed and fully reloaded taking a satirical aim straight at the most controversial is…

HOLLYWOOD (CNS) — A star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame to honor Eva Longoria was unveiled Monday, April 16, fulfilling a prophecy the “Desperate Housewives” star said she made in 1998.