Hispanic community celebrates public art, history

Hispanic community celebrates public art, history

By Jeff Preval, WGRZ – wgrz.com – Image Not Credited. Buffalo, New York — Buffalo’s Hispanic community is celebrating some new public art that reflects its culture. The Hispanic Heritage Council has worked over the past few years, to bring new...
The Zoot suit as rebellion

The Zoot suit as rebellion

By Battlescarred – LibCom.org – Photo Not Credited. The zoot suit appears to have developed around 1935 in nightclubs in the black area of Harlem in New York, at Sammy’s Follies and the Savoy Ballroom. Zoot suits exaggerated the smart 1930s look, and were...
‘Zoot Suit’ Draws Crowds and Decked-Out Fans in Los Angeles

‘Zoot Suit’ Draws Crowds and Decked-Out Fans in Los Angeles

By Jennifer Medina – NYTimes.com – Photo Not Credited Los Angeles, California — When “Zoot Suit” made its debut in New York in 1979, it was the first time a Chicano show had made it to Broadway. But the musical, by Luis Valdez, was a distinctly Los Angeles...