We celebrate the creative impulse and the vibrant cultural aspirations it inspires in Boyle Heights, Lincoln Heights, City Terrace, El Sereno, Highland Park, East L.A, and other Greater East Side L.A. comunidades. A similar renaissance in performing, visual and literary arts now blooming in cities throughout South East Los Angeles County is a clear vindication of our 2008 launch as a print and online media platform for the arts: our stories matter, and they are best when we write them ourselves.
Fwd: Brooklyn & Boyle Valentine 2014
Our upcoming Día de Los Enamorados/Día de la Amistad/Valentine's Day issue will include, for the first time ever, a special section devoted to personal notes and dedications. As a special way to remember someone you care for or to simply say "I love you," Brooklyn & Boyle is making a 2-inch, single column-width space available for only $10.
Of course, business owners, agencies and community-based organizations are still also welcome to inquire about display advertising rates for special Valentine's Day promotions, specials and/or events. Our February cover will feature a brilliant new painting by Michael Rascón, whose work conveys all the beauty and power and triumph of the East Side art's community.
With kind appreciation for your continued support.
LA Mayor's Chief of Staff Ana Guerrero We are proud to share a link from the LA Weekly . This week they feature an article by Brooklyn & Boyle Editor/Publisher Abel Salas on LA Mayor Eric Garcetti's Chief of Staff Ana Guerrero. http://www.laweekly.com/informer/2014/05/14/ana-guerrero-mayor-eric-garcettis-chief-of-staff
Karsten Mielke and Helena Zengel in Dark Blue Girl. By William Alexander Yankes “Do you love me?” the little girl asks her father while she gazes at the Greek landscape. “Endlessly,” we hear him respond while the camera continues to focus on her. The exchange of dialogue, which constitutes this pithy film’s prologue, pays homage to Hitchcock’s sense of crisp minimalism. From the onset, we must brace ourselves for a film where a child is the axis of the story. She is the blonde sun around whom her parents orbit on divergent trajectories. Luca, the girl, is looking for her own idenity. Her effort to forge herself is reflected in her eyes. Her referential pillars, her parents, no longer hold up one roof, but two, and they are in separate places, on disparate streets. Luca, an eight-year-old girl, tries to make sense of this puzzle while she grows ever more keenly aware of the world as it unravels chaotically before her in all its mystery. A psychological drama, Dark Blue Gi
by Citlalli Chávez On a recent warm LA Friday night, in the heart of Boyle Heights, loyal fans and supporters of Viento Callejero packed into the MBar to celebrate this up-and-coming band’s much-anticipated CD release party. The celebration was a culmination of a recent crowdfunding effort organized through a Kickstarter campaign in which community contributors, organized primarily through social media platforms, raised over $8,000. The money allowed this trio to showcase their diverse musical backgrounds and talents with the release of an eponymous CD. Composed of three permanent musicians, Gloria Estrada (formerly of La Santa Cecilia) on guitar, Federico Zuniga, Jr. (Grammy-nominated Sistema Bomb) on the bass, and Gabriel Villa (Chicano Batman) on the drums, the trio manages to cover classic Colombian Big Band Cumbias infused with electric psychedelic sounds that give the band it’s unique and novel sound. Viento Callejero, as the name implies, intends to uplift and “sco