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"Mexican Americans In Los Angeles"

"Mexican Americans In Los Angeles"- a new book just published, written by Alex Moreno Areyan, which celebrates the history of Mexican-Americans in Los Angeles.  Areyan spotlights Mexican-Americans who have contributed to the history and culture of Los Angeles in areas such as entertainment and the arts, sports, education, the military, politics, and community activism.  The book is filled with archival photographs of the people and landmarks that make up the cultural landscape of Chicano Los Angeles.  Alex Areyan is a retired human resources administrator and author of "Mexican Americans in Redondo Beach and Hermosa Beach."  My dad, the late Lalo Guerrero, my brother Dan, and I are in the book in the entertainment and arts chapter, along with other Chicano music artists El Chicano, Geree Gonzalez, Don Tosti, Andy Russell, Ritchie Valens, Chan Romero, and my teenage band, Mark & the Escorts.  The book is available at Borders, Barnes & Noble, and on amazon.com.
 

 



"Stand and Deliver" CD

Tribute to educator Jaime Escalante "Stand and Deliver" CD now available- The new CD, compiled and released by East L.A.'s legendary singer Little Ray Jimenez, aka Monchie Jimenez, features tracks by The Delgado Brothers, Chico, Steve Salas, Geree Gonzalez, Elijah, Chan Romero, yours truly, and other Chicano and Eastside luminaries.  Proceeds go to the legendary Garfield High School teacher who was portrayed in the motion picture "Stand and Deliver" by Edward James Olmos.  Escalante, who taught and inspired a generation of students in East L.A., is very ill and facing mounting medical bills.  For more info contact Vista Entertainment at (323) 888-9884 or vistaent@pacbell.net.   
 

 



James Madison Elementary School

Mark Guerrero performed and read for 3rd and 4th graders at James Madison Elementary in Indio, CA on March 2, 2010
 

 



PoPMatters

PC Muñoz Interview with Mark Guerrero on PoPMatters website- Great piece (article/interview) on Mark Guerrero by artist/producer PC Muñoz.  The interview is in the form of five questions, the same ones asked of all his subjects.  Some previous interviewees on PC's "Verse-Chorus-Verse" column include Rosanne Cash, Meshell Ndegeocello, and Ingrid Chavez.  Click here for Mark's interview on the PopMatters website.
 



Mark Guerrero compilation CDs available

 


Mark Guerrero Solo & with Tango 1972 to 1974

 


On the Boulevard Anthology 1979 to 1988


"On the Boulevard Anthology 1979 to 1988"
is available for download at these links on
itunes and amazon.com

Both Mark Guerrero CDs above are also available on this website at this link:
Mark Guerrero Recordings

 



Lalo Guerrero's Classic "Pancho Claus" available as a download!

     A Lalo Guerrero Christmas compilation album is now available at amazon.com and Napster.  It will  also soon be available on i tunes. The 9-song collection is called "Pancho Claus & Other Holiday Favorites."  You can purchase the songs individually or all together as an album.  It three different versions of "Pancho Claus":  the original from 1956, a 1969 version with Mark Guerrero, Rick Rosas, and Ernie Hernandez as the backup band, and a 1981 version with Conrad Lozano and David Hidalgo of Los Lobos backing Lalo.  Other songs on the collection include "Christmas In Mexico," "Mario From the Barrio," "La Tamalada," "Las Posadas," "Regalo de Navidad," and "Feliz Año Nuevo."
 


"Pancho Claus & Other Holiday Favorites"

"Pancho Claus & Other Holiday Favorites can be purchased at these links:

amazon.com for only $6.99!

 



Chicano Rock Documentary

"Chicano Rock: The Sounds of East Los Angeles"- The documentary aired for the first time on December 14, 2008 on PBS nationally.  It will air again in many markets.  Check here to find out the date and time in your area.  To purchase the DVD, click here.  Scroll down to see the flyer with more info on the documentary, which is narrated by Edward James Olmos and features Lalo Guerrero, Don Tosti, Ritchie Valens, The Premiers, Cannibal & the Headhunters, Thee Midniters, Mark Guerrero, El Chicano, Tierra, The Brat, Los Lobos, Ozomatli, Los Illegals, Queztal, and others!  The documentary was produced, written, directed, and edited by Jon Wilkman.  For more information go to wilkman.com.  To read my review of the documentary, click here.
 

 



Trini Lopez Presents Latin Music Legends

     On Tuesday, November 11, 2008 there was a taping of the PBS special at the historic Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles.  It was aired on PBS stations starting in February of 2009.

"Trini Lopez Presents Latin Music Legends"

A PBS special which was taped on Tuesday, November 11, 2008 at the Orpheum Theater in downtown Los Angeles.

Performing "live" on stage:

Trini Lopez

El Chicano

Tierra

Thee Midniters with special guest Little Willie G.

The Gregg Rolie Band

Tribute to Lalo Guerrero
Featuring Mark Guerrero

On video tape will be performances by:

Los Lobos

Jose Jose

Julio Iglesias


Flyer Below
 


Latin Music Legends DVD

"Trini Lopez Presents Latin Music Legends" DVD- The television special, which began airing in 2009 on PBS stations across the country.  The show first aired on the PBS Riverside, California affiliate KVCR on Friday, August 14th at 9 p.m.  The DVD was available from PBS during the airings and contains performances that did not air on television.  See  the DVD front and back covers below.  The back cover shows the lineup of artists.
 

 

 

Video of Mark performing "Los Chucos Suaves" at the Orpheum Theater
words & music by Lalo Guerrero

 



Mark Guerrero Interview on the East L.A. Music Scene of the '60s

Interview with Mark Guerrero by Al Guerrero (no relation) a.k.a. AlDesmadre at LAeastside.com.  The website is dedicated to all things East L.A.  Writers put up articles, readers send in thoughts about and memories of good ol' East L.A.  Mark reminisces about the East L.A. music scene of the 60s, the music scene and the scene in general.  Included are many show fliers and photos from the era.  Click here to read part one of the interview conducted by phone in May 2009.  Click here to read part two.   (Click where it says "more" below the photo of Mark & the Escorts to get to part two of the interview.)
 



New Chan Romero CD and Singles

One of Chan's new singles is a Mark Guerrero song,
"Rockin' Like There's No Tomorrow."


 



American Legion Hall- Palm Springs


Jam Session for American Legion Building fund-
On March 21, 2010 Mark Guerrero performed for the American Legion in Palm Springs to raise money for the legion.  Also performing were Trini Lopez, Pat Rizzo, and other local performers.

See flyer below

 



Indio Performing Arts Center

Coachella Valley Latino Film Festival- The festival took place during the weekend of December 4, 5, and 6, 2009, at the Indio Performing Arts Center (IPAC), in Indio, California.  It featured international films and filmmakers from Latino countries around the world, as well as Chicano films from the U.S.  "Trini Lopez Presents Latin Music Legends" screened on Sunday, December 6th as the festival's closing film.  The film features live musical performances by Trini Lopez, Tierra, El Chicano, Mark Guerrero, Thee Midniters with Little Willie G., and the Greg Rolie Band.  Mark Guerrero performed a four song acoustic set with Jerry Salas of El Chicano "live" at the event on Sunday, December 6th.  Click here to visit the festival's website for more info.

Jerry Salas & Mark Guerrero Perform El Chicano's "Tell Her She's Lovely"
 

 



Grammy Museum- Los Angeles

Mark Guerrero in the new Grammy Museum in Los Angeles-  From November of 2008 to September 2009, Mark Guerrero's 45 rpm record and original lyric manuscript of his 1972 song "I'm Brown" were on display at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles as part of an exhibit called "Songs of Conscience, Sounds of Freedom."  In the same display along with the 45 and lyric were the mid-60s "West Coast Eastside Revue" compilation LP that includes East L.A. bands Mark & the Escorts (Mark's band from 1963 to 1966), Cannibal & the Headhunters, The Premiers, The Blendells, The Jaguars with the Salas Brothers, and others.  Also in the display was a flyer of "The first Chicano Rock Concert," which took place at Cal State Los Angeles in 1972.  Artists who performed that day and are on the flyer are: El Chicano, Tierra, Mark Guerrero with the Mudd Brothers, Carmen Moreno, and Elijah.  A photo of Mark's 1973 band, Tango, was at the top of the display and a photo of Luis Valdez' Teatro Campesino was in the middle.  Valdez wrote and performed plays in support of Cesar Chavez' farm workers movement in the 60s and 70s.  Luis went on to write and direct the play and movie "Zoot Suit."  See a photo of the display below.  (There's a little glare in the photo due to lights on the opposite exhibit.)

 

 



Belvedere Park- East Los Angeles

Metro Goldline East Los Angeles Extension Celebration- On Sunday, November 15, 2009 there was a concert at Belvedere Park in East Los Angeles at the celebration of the opening East L.A. Metro Goldline stations.  The performers included Tierra, Lysa Flores, Cava, Monte Carlo 76, and Anthony Baray.  Mark Guerrero performed a four song acoustic solo set as a surprise guest.

 



Benefit Concert- East Los Angeles

Paloma Room (formerly the Montebello Inn)- On Sunday, November 15, 2009 there was a benefit concert in memory of vocalist/musician Pete Perez featuring El Chicano, Thee Midniters, Paris Escovedo, Soto, and others.  Mark Guerrero attended and performed with El Chicano who invited him on stage.  Poncho Sanchez (congas), Victor Pantoja (congas), Joey Guerra (formerly of Tierra), and Sal Rodriguez of War (timbales) sat in.  It was a great musical night for a worthy cause.  See the flyer below and the video of the performance of "Viva Tirado" on you tube below the flyer.
 


El Chicano's "Viva Tirado" All Star Jam


 



Barrio Station- San Diego

Mark Guerrero screening/performance- Sunday, November 8, 2009 at Barrio Station in San Diego, California, 2 p.m to 4 p.m., screening of "Lalo Guerrero: The Original Chicano" documentary, solo acoustic performance, and a performance of four Lalo Guerrero songs with local San Diego musicians.  See flyer below:

 



San Diego Mesa College

Mark Guerrero lecture/performance- Wednesday, November 11, 2009 at San Diego Mesa College, 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.  The presentation includes video clips, a slide show, audio clips, and solo acoustic performance.  See flyer below:

 



Grammy Museum- Los Angeles

Screening of "Chicano Rock: The Sounds of East Los Angeles" at the Grammy Museum- On Thursday afternoon, September 24, 2009 at 2 p.m.  After the screening there was a panel discussion with Jon Wilkman (producer/director of the documentary), Mark Guerrero, Max Uballez (founder and leader of Eastside Sound pioneers The Romancers), and Tom Waldman (co-author of the book "Land of a Thousand Dances").  You can visit the Grammy Museum's permanent exhibit as well as the exhibit on the 2nd floor called "Songs of Conscience, Sounds of Freedom," which includes an small exhibit that displays Mark Guerrero's 1972 record "I'm Brown" with its original manuscript and other related items.  The Grammy Museum is located on the corner of Olympic Boulevard and Figueroa Street in downtown Los Angeles near Staples Center, 800 W. Olympic Blvd.  The entrance is on Figueroa Street.  See more info on the "Chicano Rock" documentary and the "Songs of Conscience" exhibit by scrolling above.
 



National Hispanic University- San Jose, California

Mark Guerrero lecture/performance- Thursday, July 2, 2009 at National Hispanic University, San Jose, California, 10 a.m. to noon, as part of their "Distinguished Speaker Series."  See flyer below:


 

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