Entries by Madelinn Ornelas

Upcoming Events Celebrating Selena

She will always be etched into the fabric of our culture, even after twenty years since her murder. Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, the queen of Tejano music, was considerably the most influential Latina within the music and fashion worlds. She paved the way for Latina artists in an especially male dominated musical genre and redefined fashion in […]

Chicano Batman at the Getty

It’s been a month and I can still hear Bardo’s Yamaha YC-30 humming inside my ears. I get chills as I reminisce about the electric set that had everyone dancing at the Museum Courtyard of the Getty Center on July 12th. Chicano Batman performed for free as part of the Saturdays of the 405 concert […]

L.A. Ska Wars 2014

“Todos Los Angeles,” screams Chris Merlin, singer of Chencha Berrinches, and the large crowd of locals begin clapping their hands in unison. These locals helped sell out the 6th annual of Ska Wars, which was held at the Plaza de la Raza on Saturday February 8th. Thirty bands played on one of two stages for […]

Dia de Los Muertos: Self Help Graphics

A Día de Los Muertos Celebration was hosted by Self Help Graphics & Art, located on East 1st Street in Boyle Heights. Along with vendors and face painting, there was musical entertainment and altars. Little shops were set up to sell many Día de Los Muertos themed clothes and trinkets, while food vendors sold various things, […]

Arte desde adentro

La Gente’s Free Your Mind project is aimed at incarcerated Latinos in California prisons. La Gente sends them letters, issues, and reading materials and in return the men write back with their stories and sometimes art pieces. La Gente is planning on expanding to include incarcerated women and children. However, due to cuts there has […]