Showing posts from March, 2020

NAMM SHOW 2020 Offers Non-Stop Music and Gear

Deepak Ramapriyan on Convention Floor at NAMM 2020. Photo: Lori Gonzales   By Lyzz Angeles If you’re a music industry aficionado and have never attended a music trade show, consider this for your bucket list. NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants), a non-profit trade association founded in 1901 hosts “the world’s largest trade-only event for the music products, pro audio and event tech industry” in Anaheim annually, a convention which is, hands down, the place to be. This event is renowned for offering ample opportunities for anyone and everyone to learn about the latest in musical instruments, gear, technology, music education and fabrication. It’s also an opportunity for the biggest name brands in the industry to showcase their latest releases. NAMM is held annually in mid-January at the Anaheim Convention Center. The 2020 NAMM Show began officially with a unique  prelude event held on Tuesday, Jan. 14th. The evening ceremony brought NAMM members, local educators

Raquel Zamora: Modern Day Adelita in a Battle for the Soul of L.A. City Council District 14

Raquel Zamora seeks election to L.A. City Council as a representative of the 14th District.   Editorial by Abel M. Salas Like María Cabildo, the East Side community advocate, visionary affordable housing developer and neighborhood non-profit agency leader whose intelligence and integrity she openly admires, Raquel Zamora is a dyed-in-the-wool, indisputable daughter of Boyle Heights. In keeping with this more or less subjective—but no less legitimate—assertion, it stands to reason that Zamora, a child and grandchild of immigrants, is profoundly familiar with the definition of daughterhood traditionally favored by her forebears. While we stop short of building a case for the amusing possibility that the principles underlying the character and conduct her paternal grandfather would have equated with an ideal, or model daughter were genetically encoded in her DNA, it is fair to say Zamora has aspired to that standard since even before she entered preschool at San Antonio de Padua A