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WAR (the OG band): ‘Cinco de Mayo’ (1981 complete)

by Comic Saenz May 5, 2016 Audio
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This 1981 single from WAR was the first time many non-Latinos heard of Cinco de Mayo. This photo shows the original guys at the Sunset Grill (7439 Sunset, next to their offices (Far Out Productions) at 7417 Sunset. The Guitar Center swallowed up 7417 a while back. L-R: Charles Miller (sax, RIP), Lonnie Jordan (keyboards, […]

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La Cucaracha: Orale! An Irish pub on St. Patrick’s Day (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz March 17, 2016 Cartoons
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Dear Donald: Here’s my audition tape for your Internet video

by Bronco del Camino March 14, 2016 Cultura
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Remember how Donald Trump or somebody like him put out a casting call for a Latina to play the Donald’s executive assistant in an internet video? SoCal actor Diana Burbano sent in this audition tape.

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Casting Call: Latina actress to play Donald Trump’s assistant (photo)

by LUKES LEGIT March 6, 2016 El Now
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Are you an attractive and passionate Latina actress, 21-35, with perfect English and a slight Hispanic accent who wants to deliver scripted monologues talking straight to the camera about your experiences working as an executive assistant for Donald Trump for an Internet video of some sort? Don’t apply if you’re in the Screen Actors Guild, […]

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Playing near you? ‘Jesus Christ: The Musical’ Parts I and II (videos)

by SELMA CAHUENGA February 24, 2016 Cultura
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Jesus is back, this time on Hollywood Boulevard, in the person of Argentine actor Miguel Mas, fabulous star of Jesus Christ: The Musical.

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La Cucaracha: Diversity In Hollywood – The Movie (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz February 23, 2016 Cartoons
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Hollywood Casting History: The ‘Latina Bombshell’ (toons)

by Memo Nericcio February 22, 2016 Cartoons
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Time and again I have tipped my sombrero to the remarkable treasures to be found at Pappy’s Golden Age Comics Blogzine, but now he has outdone himself with a post that gibes/gels/fuses with my #textmex and #mextasy researches/art/presentations and more. One of his latest entries is a comic book from 1951 that fictionalizes the life […]

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The Beandcocks: Now that’s what you call ‘acting!’ (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz February 17, 2016 Cartoons
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Ultimate ‘Mexican Standoff’ movie mashup has no Mexicans (videos)

by CALLE DU CINEMA February 17, 2016 Cultura
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“A Mexican standoff,” according to Wikipedia, “is a confrontation among two or more parties in which no participant can proceed or retreat without being exposed to danger.” ¡Orale! Let’s get some of those cinema standoff scenes and mash them up! [POCHO only presents this video after receiving assurances from responsible parties that “no actual Mexicans […]

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Hollywood producer’s Twitter feed highlights sexism in scripts

by Comic Saenz February 11, 2016 Cultura
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Film producer Ross Putman’s new Twitter feed @FemScriptIntros shares the lines from film scripts where female characters are introduced. To protect the innocent(?), Putman has changed all their names to JANE. The excerpts speak volumes about how “The Industry” thinks about women. Unlike all the women, it’s not a pretty picture. Here is his Twitter […]

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What they complaining about? Of course the Oscars are diverse! (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz February 2, 2016 Cartoons
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[Republished with special permission of our amigos at EastLA.com, which is launching soon!]

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That’s the signpost up ahead: #OscarsSoWhite (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz February 1, 2016 Cartoons
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La Cucaracha: True Life Latino Screenwriter Adventures (2007 toons)

by Lalo Alcaraz January 26, 2016 Cartoons
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Rednecks With Attitude: ‘Straight Outta Compton’ (NSFW video)

by Soy Capitan January 22, 2016 Cultura
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Would the nominees at the OSCARs be any different if Academy voters had seen this cowboy version of Straight Outta Compton when it came out in 2009? How about Donald Trump’s B.E.T Awards? [Totally NSFW adult lyrics, F-bombs, N-word, etc.] (Video by CowboyGangstaRap.)

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Pocho Ocho Top Ways You Can Tell El Chapo Has ‘Gone Hollywood’

by Al Madrigal January 11, 2016 Cultura
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El Chapo’s secret meetup with Sean Penn was just the tip of the iceberg, Goldberg, whatever. The notorious drug lord is a whole new vato now — and here are the Pocho Ocho Top Ways You Can Tell El Chapo Has “Gone Hollywood”: 8. He’s dating Kate Hudson 7. He’s on an all-cactus juice cleanse […]

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A funny thing happened on the way to ‘Bordertown’

by Lalo Alcaraz January 9, 2016 Cartoons
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Hola. I’m Lalo Alcaraz. You might know me. I have been a Chicano political cartoonist forever. I know, I know, it’s God’s work, you’re welcome. Now, all of a sudden I’m a primetime TV writer and producer. Huh? Yes, the last two years in my life have been a super WTF. With ten percent LOL. […]

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