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VARIEDADES AT THE MAYAN

VARIEDADES is a music, spoken word, theater, comedy, visual arts happening loosely based on Mexican vaudeville shows in Los Angeles, but the list of performers is anything but old-fashioned: Alice Bag, Nao Bustamante with Dynasty Handbag and Karen Tongson, La Chica Boom, DJ Lengua, Rafa Esparza, Liz Miller Kovacs, Selene Luna, Cheech and Natasha Marin, Mickey Negron, […]

YMA SUMAC — HAMMER TRIBUTE

Peruvian singer-cult figure Yma Sumac was the only direct descendant of Incan emperor Atahualpa to play Carnegie Hall, perform in Broadway musicals, and score a Number One debut album—Voice of the Xtabay (1950)—on the Billboard charts. This weekend, Empress of (Lorely Rodriguez), Nite Jewel, Maria Elena Altany, Ceci Bastida, Dorian Wood, Carmina Escobar, and Francisca Valenzuela—backed by a band led by Alberto […]