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Noche Azul Concert Looks Toward Evening Sky for Inspiration

Noche Azul Concert Looks Toward Evening Sky for Inspiration

The moon will serve as the inspiration for this month’s concert by Azul Barrientos at the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center where the singer will present Noche Azul: La Luna on November 11. Every month since 2007, Barrientos’ performances have showcased traditional Mexican music featuring a new theme with each concert and, over time, embracing

Local Musician and Poet Lourdes Pérez Doesn’t Hold Back

It all started when she declared, “I have to sing” following a Mercedes Sosa concert at Bass Concert Hall in Austin in 1992. Lourdes Pérez, out poet, musician and activist, made the declaration to her now-wife and manager, Annette D’Armata. Now married for 27 years, they said they would give the music venture 100 percent

Esperanza Center Hosts Screening of ‘Transvisible: Bamby Salcedo’s Story’

On Saturday, July 9, the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center will present a screening of Transvisible: Bamby Salcedo’s Story, a documentary film by Dante Alencastre. The film focuses on transactivist Bamby Salcedo, her struggles with homophobia and transphobia, and her rise to become president and founder of the [email protected] Coalition in East Los Angeles. Salcedo’s

Las Tesoros Come Together This Weekend at Esperanza

In the 1950’s Rita Vidaurri, Beatriz Llamas, Blanca Rodriguez and the late Perla Tapatia each carved out successful careers for themselves as singers and entertainers touring throughout the US and Latin America. The four women thrived in a business and era dominated by sexism, racism, and homophobia. In 2006, the four women came together for

Mercado de Paz slated for Thanksgiving weekend

Shoppers looking for an alternative to crowded malls and shopping centers will find a unique selection of gifts at the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center’s 25th International Peace Market or Mercado de Paz, slated for Friday, November 28 and Saturday, November 29. For the past 25 years, visitors and local patrons have gathered for the