In Boyle Heights, gateway to East Los Angeles, sits the 1889 landmark “Hotel Mariachi,” where musicians have lived and gathered on the adjacent plaza for more than half a century. This book is a photographic and ethnographic study of the mariachis, Mariachi Plaza de Los Angeles, and the neighborhood. The newly restored brick hotel embodies a triumphant struggle of preservation against all odds, and its origins open a portal into the Mexican pueblo’s centuries-old multiethnic past. Miguel Gandert’s compelling black-and-white images document the hotel and the vibrant mariachi community of the “Garibaldi Plaza of Los Angeles.” The history of Hotel Mariachi is personal to Catherine López Kurland, a descendant of the entrepreneur who built it, and whose family’s Californio roots will fascinate anyone interested in early Los Angeles or Mexican American history. Enrique Lamadrid explores mariachi music, poetry, and fiestas, and the part Los Angeles played in their development, delving into the origins of the music and offering a deep account of mariachi poetics. Hotel Mariachi is a unique lens through which to view the history and culture of Mexicano California, and provides touching insights into the challenging lives of mariachi musicians.
À l’unité des Affaires non résolues du LAPD, les victimes meurent rarement une décennie après le crime. C’est pourtant ce qui arrive au mariachi Orlando Merced : le musicien succombe à ses blessures dix ans après avoir reçu une balle lors d’une fusillade apparemment sans autre but que celui de faire respecter la loi des gangs et de terroriser la population. L’inspecteur Harry Bosch hérite donc d’une affaire avec un cadavre certes encore frais, mais aux pistes quasi inexistantes. Rien de mieux pour un vieux de la vieille comme lui qui doit enseigner le métier à sa nouvelle coéquipière Lucia Soto. Étoile montante du service après s’être comportée de façon héroïque au cours d’une fusillade, elle n’a néanmoins aucune expérience véritable du travail d’enquête et c’est à Bosch qu’on demande de la former avant de prendre sa retraite. Décision de la hiérarchie. Mais l’affaire se révèle politiquement très « sensible » : la balle qui a mis tant de temps à tuer le joueur de vihuela n’aurait pas été tirée au hasard. Sans même parler du fait que ce crime en cache un autre aux enjeux encore plus importants : la mort de plusieurs enfants lors d’un incendie qui, lui, s’est déclenché vingt ans plus tôt. Tout risquer pour trouver la solution ou, plus sûrement, laisser dormir des secrets bien compromettants, tel est le choix qui s’offre à ces deux inspecteurs aux destins bouleversants.
Meeting industry demand for an authoritative, dependable resource, Vitamin E: Food Chemistry, Composition, and Analysis provides insight into the vast body of scientific knowledge available on vitamin E related to food science and technology. Coverage of these topics is intertwined with coverage of the food delivery system, basic nutrition, and food regulations, as well as the functional food and pharmaceutical industries. It details the excellent efforts of scientists worldwide who are unraveling the subtleties of vitamin E biochemistry. This comprehensive reference explores the chemistry, mechanisms, and properties of vitamin E for improved applications in the pharmaceutical, food, feed, and cosmetic industries, highlighting the impact of vitamin E on consumer health and food quality with more than 80 tables of clearly organized analytical data. An organized guide to the vitamin E content of various foods, this is the most authoritative source available on the analysis and optimization of vitamin E in consumer products. It includes a large compositional database on tocopherols and tocotrienols in the food supply.
MARIACHI MARIACHI IS MORE THAN THE MUSIC of trumpets and violins: it is the makings of a celebration, a party, a wedding, a festival, or a concert. The author's narrative captures the world of mariachi and its development through her interviews with many mariachis, who give unique perspectives on the culture. Tales of life as a mariachi are interwoven with enlightening biographies of mariachi greats, favorite song lyrics, and forty recipes from the mariachi culture. PROFILES OF CLASSIC AND CONTEMPORARY PERFORMERS, FEATURING LYRICS FROM THEIR SONGS, INCLUDE: Jorge Negrete Pedro Infante Miguel Aceves Mejia Javier Solis Jose Alfredo Jimenez Miguel Martinez and Mariachi Tolteca Jesus Rodriguez de Hijar Ruben Fuentes Nati Cano Rigoberto Alfaro Heriberto Molina And more! Myriad camps, conferences, workshops, festivals, and a multitude of associations promote mariachi music. Some of the major conferences are held in San Antonio, Tucson, Albuquerque, Las Cruces, San Jose, and Guadalajara (Mexico's Encuentro Internacional del Mariachi). Mariachi is taught at UCLA at the Institute of Ethnomusicology and is the center of mariachi graduate studies in the United States. The genre of mariachi has now evolved from local musicians playing in small Mexican villages to professional artists appearing in concert halls, sports arenas, and performance stages throughout the world, including the opening ceremonies of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China. Online marketing and promotions. Print and web advertising campaign. National broadcast and print publicity. Co-op available. Patricia Greathouse played with Mariachi Azteca for nine years. She is a restaurant reviewer and food feature writer for the Santa Fe New Mexican, The New Mexican, and other publications.
A People s Guide to Los Angeles
A People’s Guide to Los Angeles offers an assortment of eye-opening alternatives to L.A.’s usual tourist destinations. It documents 115 little-known sites in the City of Angels where struggles related to race, class, gender, and sexuality have occurred. They introduce us to people and events usually ignored by mainstream media and, in the process, create a fresh history of Los Angeles. Roughly dividing the city into six regions—North Los Angeles, the Eastside and San Gabriel Valley, South Los Angeles, Long Beach and the Harbor, the Westside, and the San Fernando Valley—this illuminating guide shows how power operates in the shaping of places, and how it remains embedded in the landscape.
The Los Angeles Eastside Corridor Project
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10 000 Steps a Day in L A
10,000 Steps a Day in L.A.: 52 Walking Adventures is for urban adventurers with a passion for healthy living who are also hungry to explore L.A.’s hidden, unsung, and sometimes quirky side. This unique guidebook provides everything readers need to venture out and tackle the city’s 500 square miles. The book is based on a concept that first took hold in Japan—that if people walked 10,000 steps each day, they would burn 20 percent of their caloric intake through that activity alone. Now an ingrained part of the American lifestyle, the 10,000 steps phenomenon is taking the country by storm; it is now a recognized daily goal by a number of major insurance companies like Kaiser Permanente and health institutes such as the World Health Organization, the U.S. Center for Disease Control, the U.S. Surgeon General, and the American Heart Foundation. In this first-ever book to explore the 10,000 steps concept in the City of Angels, these walks take readers through the terrain that makes Los Angeles the envy of many a metropolis—beaches, mountains, rivers, and reservoirs, not to mention the nation’s largest urban park, Griffith Park—all while immersing them in the city’s history and lore, offbeat locales, and popular landmarks. 10,000 Steps a Day in L.A. promises three things: 10,000 steps in each walk, a blueprint for doing it each weekend of the year (52 walks equals a year’s worth of weekends), and a sense of fun and discovery about L.A. that will only make the 10,000 steps goal that much easier to attain. Readers need bring only their feet—pedometers optional.
What To Do In Los Angeles
Are you visiting Los Angeles and would like to find out about sightseeing opportunities, Hollywood tours, the city's best beaches and other popular things to do in Los Angeles and the Southern California area? Whether you are planning to visit one of the many Los Angeles museums, explore the historic El Pueblo de Los Angeles near Union Station, go shopping on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, hike to the Hollywood sign or go off the beaten path and get to know one of many the ethnic neighborhoods - What To Do In Los Angeles is an up-to-date guide with plenty of attraction listings, images and sample itineraries that will give you lots of ideas for your upcoming trip and help you get to know the area the way only locals do. It even includes video of numerous sightseeing opportunites so you know exactly what to expect before you get there and can plan accordingly.
Time Out Los Angeles
Time Out Los Angeles is a VIP pass beyond the velvet rope and into the heart of one of the most fascinating cities in the United States. The capital of the West Coast, a sprawling megalopolis that is home to more stars than the night sky, Los Angeles continues to enthrall all those who visit it. Whether visitors are looking for tips on the hottest bets or hot springs, this is the must-have travel guide — it covers the newest clubs, restaurants, and shopping, as well as day-trip suggestions in every direction.
The Burning Room Free Preview The First 8 Chapters
The new thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly follows Detective Harry Bosch and his new partner as they investigate a recent murder where the trigger was pulled nine years earlier. In the LAPD's Open-Unsolved Unit, not many murder victims die almost a decade after the crime. So when a man succumbs to complications from being shot by a stray bullet nine years earlier, Bosch catches a case in which the body is still fresh, but all other evidence is virtually nonexistent. Now Bosch and rookie Detective Lucia Soto, are tasked with solving what turns out to be a highly charged, politically sensitive case. Beginning with the bullet that's been lodged for years in the victim's spine, they must pull new leads from years-old information, which soon reveal that this shooting may have been anything but random. In this gripping new novel, Michael Connelly shows once again why Harry Bosch is "one of the greats of crime fiction" (New York Daily News).