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The Rendezvous Ballroom Reunion: Surf Rock and the Righteous Brothers

The Rendezvous Ballroom Reunion: Surf Rock and the Righteous Brothers

This week LA Letters covers the history of the Rendezvous and also previews the upcoming reunion show that includes members of legendary Surf Rock groups like the Chantays, the Sur ...
Punk Flyers from El Monte and the Greater San Gabriel Valley Scene

Punk Flyers from El Monte and the Greater San Gabriel Valley Scene

For many youth east of the L.A. punk scene the suburban backyard became the ideal venue for a neighborhood gig.
Punk and the Seamstress

Punk and the Seamstress

Punk's impact and longevity in El Monte continues to be a source for creativity and is deeply rooted in the immigrant experience of youth that sought an alternative to a very disma ...
Building a Message: Students Need Music Programs

Building a Message: Students Need Music Programs

It's been sad to see that music isn't a priority for many schools even though our research shows how much music in schools is so important to student success.
Community Interview: Antonio Sauza, Music Teacher

Community Interview: Antonio Sauza, Music Teacher

Being involved in band helps students work collaboratively with others and helps them to develop social and problem-solving skills that are necessary to be successful in the work f ...
Little Tokyo's U-Space: Come for the Coffee, Stay for the Ukulele

Little Tokyo's U-Space: Come for the Coffee, Stay for the Ukulele

The compact space within the Japanese American Cultural Community Center hosts ukulele connoisseurs from all around town, from Hawaiian expats to young musicians from Silver Lake a ...
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