News Release| American Sabor exhibition; Cal State L.A.



Smithsonian brings ‘American Sabor’ to Cal State L.A.

Press preview provides journalists first look at renowned

The College of Arts and Letters at California State University, Los
Angeles (CSULA) invites members of the press to a special preview of the
nationally-renowned exhibition “American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular
Music” on Nov. 13 from 10 a.m. to noon.

The free
exhibition—to be on display from Nov. 16 through Feb. 9, 2014 in CSULA’s
Fine Arts Gallery—is a 2,500-square-foot learning experience that
showcases the musical contributions of U.S. Latinos from the 1940s to
the present. The exhibit also explores the social history and individual
creativity that produced stars, such as Tito Puente, Ritchie Valens,
Celia Cruz, Carlos Santana and Selena. Musician

Mark Guerrero, a CSULA
alumnus and son of the legendary Mexican American musician Lalo
Guerrero, is also featured in the exhibit.

For interesting facts about
how Los Angeles Latino music has influenced the nation:


              “American Sabor” was developed by
EMP Museum and the University of Washington, and organized for travel by
the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Services (SITES). The
exhibition is a national tour that is made possible by the Ford Motor
Company Fund.

Available for interviews
during the press preview will be:

Figueroa, Project Director, Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition
Service (SITES)

·        Joedis
Avila, Manager of Community Outreach, Ford Motor Company Fund

Berrios Miranda, Guest Curator of “American Sabor”

Dudley, Guest Curator of “American Sabor”

Habell-Pallan, Guest Curator of “American Sabor”

            The press preview will take place
Wednesday, Nov. 13, from 10 a.m. to noon

The exhibit is located in CSULA’s Fine Arts Gallery, building 9A.The
University is located

at 5151 State University
Drive, Los Angeles, at the interchange of the 10 and 710 Freeways. Exit
Eastern Avenue from the 10 Freeway. Free parking permits for the
are available at the Info/Welcome Center on Paseo Rancho
Castilla Ave. Park in Parking Structure C or Lot 5. For a campus


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