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Tecate’s Partnership With Golden Boy Culminates With “16 Stories Of Punch”

After years of waiting, fans will finally get to see Saul “Canelo” Alvarez face Gennady Golovkin in the ring. Many fans and non-fans alike have witnessed the huge marketing push by Tecate in the US and Mexico for the fight. … Continue reading

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Manchester City In Pomona, CA

Two months ago, City Football Group announced its new partnership with Goals Soccer Centers in the US and Canada. The companies made the announcement at GSC’s 5-a-sde training facility in Pomona, CA in the middle of Manchester City’s pre-season tour … Continue reading

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How Helado Negro’s “Young, Latin and Proud” Became a Generational Anthem

There will be a point this coming Thursday night when Helado Negro, the musical alter ego of Roberto Carlos Lange, will kick up a wave of high-pitched sounds off his synthesizer and lead the crowd at the Regent Theater into … Continue reading

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The Future of SoCal Indie Music Looks Bright — and Latino — at Viva! Pomona

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, and there’s nothing about Viva! Pomona that needs to be fixed. Founder Rene Contreras celebrated the sixth birthday of his little festival that could in Pomona this past weekend with yet another stellar … Continue reading

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The Samba Music of ’70s Brazil Did More Than Make People Dance — It Resisted a Dictatorship

My latest piece in LA Weekly: Brazilian-American musician Beto Gonzalez was too young to understand the country around him when his family returned to Brazil in the 1970s. It was only as he grew older, after coming back to the … Continue reading

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Hip-Hop: First Peoples, New Voices [photos]

Indigenous artists have embraced hip-hop as a means to reclaim their cultural heritage after centuries of displacement, discrimination, and genocide. The folks at Grand Performances brought out a number of these artists to share their music, dances, and stories. Below … Continue reading

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Why More Indigenous Artists Are Using Hip-Hop to Reclaim Their Heritage

The links between hip-hop and indigenous people aren’t obvious at first. What could pop-locking, graffiti-tagging sneaker heads possibly have in common with peoples whose cultures date back centuries in the Western hemisphere? But as some of the artists performing at the … Continue reading

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