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Friday Five: Chicano oldies

There are oldies and there are Chicano oldies. The music that resonated with the brown baby boomers of East L.A. is largely African American rhythm and blues music. It’s heavy on harmonies, on some interesting guitar work, and on a lot … Continue reading

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Latinos in San Francisco

What can the history of Latin@s in San Francisco teach us about the current crisis in the Mission? What can it teach us about the future of the city? The nation? Come find out this Saturday, September 20th @ 2:00PM, … Continue reading

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Monday Blues (9.15.14)

Huddie William Ledbetter (January 1888 or 1889-December 1949), better known as Lead Belly, was born and raised in Louisiana. He played the guitar at a young age, and attempted to make a living by playing it during his adult years, … Continue reading

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Mork and I go way back…

The death of Robin Williams has inspired an outpouring of love and sadness, not just by those who knew him personally but also by people like us, his fans. It’s an odd thing, celebrity. A man most of us have … Continue reading

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It’s time for Dodgers’ baseball!

Well, sort of. Even though most teams don’t get going until a week from now, the Dodgers’ 2014 baseball season gets underway in just a few hours. The boys in blue go head-to-head against the Arizona Diamondbacks in a pair … Continue reading

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Latino SF @ USF (3-18-14)

I’ll be visiting the University of San Francisco this Tuesday to share a from my book, Latinos at the Golden Gate. If you’re interested in learning more about the history of Latinos in the city, I hope to see you … Continue reading

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