Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Women’s Mariachi

Moments from the Mujeres, Musica, Mexico concert on Oct. 19, 2019, at the LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes in Los Angeles. Mariachi Lindas Mexicanas is an all-female group. Photos by Natalie Miranda All-female group celebrates traditional Mexican culture in a new way Mexico is home to many...

Taking It to the Top

When it comes to trading card games (TCG), many names come to mind. “Magic the Gathering,” “Naruto,” “World of Warcraft” and “Pokemon” are ones that one may mention. “Yu-Gi-Oh!” happens to be the TCG with the highest attendance rate for tournaments, as well as having one of the most popular cartoon shows among the younger crowd. In the TCG scene of...

The Mic’s the Limit

Story by: Danielle Meegan Photos by: Todd Rosenblatt Aspiring Rapper Realizes the Difficulties of Making it in L.A. A chubby, baby-faced Midwestern man, Chester Lovegren stepped up to the microphone, dressed in a wardrobe inspired by ‘90s hip-hop. The black T-shirt reads “Captain Morgan” in light, gold cursive letters. A pair of black gym shorts with gray stripes extends past his knees. Black...

Making a new home

One of eleven children, Mario Sandoval made his way to the United States. After nineteen years he is getting his American citizenship, at Olvera Street, Los Angeles, Sept. 30, 2015. Photo: Lynn Levitt.   Over the sound of his quiet measured breaths Mario Sandoval could hear voices outside the vehicle. After the man outside gave permission for the car to “go...

From The Great Beyond

Story by Alexis Canelo Photos by...

The Call of Music

On a sweltering night inside a dim cantina, glasses clink and patrons burst into drunken laughter, while on the center stage blinding fluorescent lights illuminate the faces of mariachi players. The musicians are clad in suits that match the lit sky, sweating from the hour-long performance of singing, strumming and seducing the audience with love songs.   The final notes...

Weaving a Path to Success

Story by Teresa Leyva Photos by Lynn Levitt   While he was going to school and waiting tables at a local restaurant, Kevin Weaver never expected to become the executive vice president of the iconic label Atlantic Records. His fairy tale story  brings his passion to life. While working one day, a good friend of Weaver’s asked him if he would be interested...

One Step at a Time

Story By: Kashish Nizami Wriggling her toes to remove a strand of seaweed, a 20-year-old girl looks out toward the emerald-tinted ocean determined to catch a wave. She studies it for a few moments with her left hand shielding her eyes from the bright sun, before resolving with one swift nod that this time she’s going to do it. She raises...

Sound therapy helps people cope with stress and trauma

Misti Cooper, spiritual alchemist, plays the crystal alchemy bowls using a corresponding wand in her apartment in West Hollywood, Calif. on March 11, 2019. Photo by Chris TorresRebecca Dru, Intuitive Spiritual Entertainer, harmonizes with the sound emitting from the crystal alchemy bowls in her apartment in West Hollywood, Calif. on March 11, 2019. Photo by Chris TorresRebecca...