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World Socialist Web SiteTom Jacobson's The Chinese Massacre (Annotated)â€¦or Massacred History (Restored)World Socialist Web SiteBy drawing attention to parallels between the anti-Chinese riot of 1871, the Zoot Suit riots of 1943, the Watts riots of 1965, the Rodney King riot of 1992, and ongoing intramural conflicts among LA's ethnic communities, he merely wants us to ask why ...
Competitive theater on ice team wins national bronzeTri City VoiceTheir Bronze medal program titled "Swing" used elements from the song "Zoot Suit Riot" which reenacted the heyday of swing clubs in East Los Angeles during the start of WWII. Artistic Director Jodi Porter, along with coaches Susan Blaisdell and Billy ...
WeHo NewsHOUSE OF THE RISING SON and CHINESE MASSACRE (annotated)WeHo NewsAn ironic hint is given that this, Los Angeles's first race riot, has cleansed the city and that such an event will never happen again -- while he spotlights the various racial riots since then, including the Zoot Suit events, the Watts riots, ...
Comic Book ResourcesComic Book Legends Revealed #314Comic Book ResourcesI thought it would be a riot to have Jon Day be a villain in a story since he was just about the least formidable person I knew and so I wrote and drew him into a Spyder yarn as a gun-toting, Zoot-Suit wearing gangster. As far as I know, only one of my ...and moreÂ Â»
Classic films are flickering to life in L.A.'s historic downtown theatersVentura County Star"Zoot Suit," 1981: The Zoot Suit riots of 1940s Los Angeles come to vivid life in this film starring Edward James Olmos. Luis Valdez, who directed the film, will take part in a post-screening panel discussion. 8 pm June 22, Million Dollar Theatre, ...
People's World"Chinese Massacre" dramatizes little-known historyPeople's WorldIn 1871, long before the 20th century's Zoot Suit, Watts and LA riots, there was a pogrom against LA's then-200 inhabitants of Chinese ancestry. There are few more important, serious subjects than ethnic cleansing and genocide. ...
...Discounts available through Fri. Las Brisas: Progressive Latin American Cinema Series screening of "Zoot Suit," based on the zoot suit riots in 1940s Los Angeles. The 1981 musical stars Edward James Olmos. 6:30 p.m. Wed. 8445 W. Vernor, Detroit. 313-842-8252....
Detroit Free Press
Film events: Wagner's 'Die WalkĂĽre'Detroit Free PressLas Brisas: Progressive Latin American Cinema Series screening of "Zoot Suit," based on the zoot suit riots in 1940s Los Angeles. The 1981 musical stars Edward James Olmos. 6:30 pm Wed. 8445 W. Vernor, Detroit. 313-842-8252. Free. Donations welcome. ...
Indie Wire (blog)A Cinco de Mayo Homage: 5 Great Moments in Mexican-American CinemaIndie Wire (blog)Director Luis Valdez also wrote the original play from which he adapted this film, a fictionalized account of the 1943 riots in Los Angeles. Narrated by Edward James Olmos in quite the performance as El Pachuco, the archetypal Zoot Suiter, â€śZoot Suitâ€ť ...
New Cultural Center Celebrates LA's Mexican RootsNPR"It was the secret fantasy of every vato living in or out of the pachucada to put on the zoot suit," says actor Edward James Olmos, who starred in the hit Broadway musical and film Zoot Suit. A series of riots erupted between white sailors and Marines ...and moreÂ Â»
Fredonia Dance Ensemble steps it up to end the yearThe Leader"Zoot Suit Riot" by Cherry Poppin' Daddies released the dancers from their frozen stature and tap shoes set the rhythm right as six dancers gave the performance a classic style. Black and white attire complimented the performance as dancers, ...
YS Youth Symphony concert will get people 'Swingin' into Spring'Appeal-Democrat... "and something a little more recent, 'Jump Swing Fever,' which features some tunes from some bands from the mid-'90s," Lohman said, including "Jump, Jive an' Wail" by the Brian Setzer Orchestra; "Zoot Suit Riot" by the Cherry Poppin' Daddies; ...
SunFest bands play through the rainPalm Beach PostLead singer Steve Perry (not the guy from Journey) is rocking significantly less hair than when he originally sang the line â€śRun a comb through your coal black hairâ€ť in their hit â€śZoot Suit Riot.â€ť What he lacks in follicles he more than made up for in ...and moreÂ Â»
Pop Cultured: Bobby's summer workout playlistAnniston Starâ€śZoot Suit Riotâ€ť by Cherry Poppin' Daddies: You know this song, I know this song, everyone knows this song because of its ridiculous energy. Girl Talk: Gregg Gillis' past two albums have been solid gold and every track is loaded with perfect workout ...and moreÂ Â»
San Mateo Daily JournalGreat gliding: Local Theatre on Ice team grabs national bronzeSan Mateo Daily JournalA program called â€śSwing,â€ť with elements from the song â€śZoot Suit Riot,â€ť was performed celebrating the heyday of swing clubs in East Los Angeles during the start of World War II. Each skater trains and competes as individuals in addition to their work ...
More Theater ReviewsSF WeeklyMarcus Shelby's original jazz score brings a torchy, swiveling air to the 1940s San Francisco backdrop, and the stellar lead and supporting cast were able to turn the few flubs into an all-out zoot suit riot. Rebecca Frank shines as Olivia, ...
For What It's Worth: Suit up in your bathing, space, business or even birthday ...Naples Daily NewsServicemen clashed with the zoot-suiters and, in fact, the clash became so intense it resulted in the Zoot Suit Riots of 1943 beginning in Los Angeles and spreading to other American cities. In the New York area, the zoot suit was popular with jazz ...
Los Angeles Conservancy's Last Remaining SeatsHuffington PostTicket holders will see Princess Grace Kelly in Hitchcock's Rear Window, Academy Award winner The Music Man, Errol Flynn's swashbuckling ways in Captain Blood, the city-sized primate King Kong, 1940's riots in Zoot Suit, Norma Desmond's close up in ...
The Microsoft Jazz Band is health service for those many needy swing dancers. We provide the medicine to get those feet moving and the endorphins flowing. Bruce Gallagher provides the tasty tenor sax solo. Ray Guyll is the director and Harry Miller the videographer extraordinaire. Enjoy Zoot Suit Riot and check www.gandalfe.net for our future playdates
On January 22nd, 2011, University of Oregon's Divisi hosted the ICCA West Quarterfinals at the Hult Center in Eugene, OR. Oregon State Unversity's Outspoken performs "Zoot Suit Riot" as the third piece to their three part set. Outspoken placed third this evening. Soloist: Craig Irby
The University of Rochester men's acapella group The YELLOWJACKETS performs an acapella rendition of the song "Zoot Suit Riot" by Cherry Poppin' Daddies. From the Jackets' album: Common Time. Check out the group's website at www.jackets.org
Cherry Poppin Daddies - Zoot Suit Riot -neo swing
Racial ProfilingHutchinson News... pointing a hair drier at passing cars; start wearing a Lone Ranger outfit, replete with mask and side-arm holstered; wearing a black zoot suit, ...
Central Jr. High Symphonic Band playing "Zoot Suit Riot" for the Spring Band Concert. They are AMAZING!!!
ARTrageous: Shippensburg schools celebrate their students' talentChambersburg Public Opinion... fifth grade strings, and the fifth grade band. Selections will include "Zoot Suit Riot," "Smoke on the Water," the theme from "The Wizard of Oz," and more.
Mr. Music: The Who is who made up the High NumbersYork Daily RecordThe Back Door "Zoot Suit" is a $4 to $8 reissue, made in the 1980s specifically for Who fans whose music budgets didn't allow for $1000 records. ...and moreÂ Â»
Get out your Zoot suitsTulsa WorldDaddies churned out one major hit, "Zoot Suit Riot," in 1997. They had a string of underground hits, too. In the past year, the band's also released a ...and moreÂ Â»
Columbus DispatchWillie Pooch: He lived to style, and he went out in styleColumbus DispatchLord, I know I've broken a few commandments and bent the rest, but if just one mourner could show up in a burnt orange zoot suit at my funeral, ...
Las Vegas SunWhat's new Downtown?Las Vegas Sun... the back door of the Arts Factory, is about to move down the hall into the much larger space occupied by the vacating Valentino's Zootsuit Connection. ...and moreÂ Â»
Chicago TribuneFilm a bridge to an unusual life 'Vincent' spins into hearts and minds of ...Chicago Tribuneneon zoot suits. "Everywhere we've gone, from North Carolina to Alaska, people have really embraced this film and really embraced Vincent â€” sometimes ...Vincent Falk would like to trade jackets and jokesA.V. Club ChicagoFilmmaker discusses 'Vincent,' about eccentric Chicago icon Vincent P. FalkTrue/Slantall 8 news articlesÂ Â»
MCHS gymnasium set to welcome soothing sensations of cool jazzMorris Daily HeraldBand and choir member Haley Robinson will be featured on vocals in â€śZoot Suit Riot.â€ť The NIU band will play several songs on their own, as well, ...and moreÂ Â»
'Zoot Suit' premieres in Mexico CityLos Angeles Times (blog)For the first time in Mexico and for the first time in Spanish, a full-scale production of "Zoot Suit," the landmark Chicano musical play by Luis Valdez, ...
OC Weekly (blog)Were Mexicans Wimps During the Zoot Suit Riots?OC Weekly (blog)"The Negroes always felt that Mexicans were far too tame during the [Zoot Suit] riots, you see...They thought that Mexicans should have fought back and so ...
Viewpoints: Escalante system didn't translate wellSacramento BeeFollowing months of effort, I successfully recruited the actor, fresh from his starring role in "Zoot Suit," to be my master of ceremonies. ...and moreÂ Â»
Swing House rock!YourNabe.comBerlin gypsy punk rockers Budzillus will be on board, as well as DJs remixing vintage grooves to get you moving in your zoot suit. ...
Why 'Glee' Soars Despite Scheduling, Genre ObstaclesInside TV (blog)Yes, some of these characters are incredibly over-the-top, but the show works because for every time Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch) dons a zoot suit, ...and moreÂ Â»
Guest speaker will talk about 'Wisconsin's Gangster Past'Sheboygan PressPut on your zoot suit and follow in the footsteps of America's most infamous gangsters as they turned Wisconsin into the land of crimes when guest speaker ...and moreÂ Â»
Welcoming waters, scenic spit make Blaine rich grounds for a birding festSeattle TimesTheir shoulders hunched, they looked like zoot-suit-wearing gangsters from some '40s movie. Just a typical day in Heron Town. Drayton Harbor and Birch Bay, ...and moreÂ Â»
Lowrider MagazineEl Pachuco Zoot Suits - Raza ReportLowrider MagazineShe enjoyed the play thoroughly, but most of all, she was enamored with the actual Zoot Suit, the official dress code of the "Pachuco. ...
Juniors and seniors prepare for promBaxter Bulletin"Most guys are going with a normal tux," said Parties Plus clerk and seamstress Theresa Schot, "but we had one guy who wanted a zoot suit and another picked ...and moreÂ Â»
Mr. Bulldog raises $59000Coos Bay WorldAmong the top performances were Hunter Hensler's â€śZoot Suit Riot,â€ť in which he sang, danced and played the saxophone, backed by a seven-piece band and four ...
Royal Jokers Cruise Night a hit in downtown OaklandOakland TribuneThe Mercury perfectly mirrors the other symbol of their lineage â€” the zoot suit. The Mercury's high-rise grill in front tapers into a fender skirt in the ...and moreÂ Â»
Senior Staff Writer Tyler Davidson tours the stages of the west coast's ...Highlander NewspaperBefore launching into "Too Shy to Scream," a jazzy, drum-heavy number that brings to mind similar faux-throwbacks like "Zoot Suit Riot," AFI frontman Davey ...
Zoot Suit Riot - Sing,Sing,Sing as performed by the Hunter Central Coast Regional Big Band. Performed on the 21st of March 2010 Japan Farewell Concert - Sayonara at the Newcastle City Hall Concert Hall. Zoot Suit Riot: 1st Trumpet - Edwin Wilson Sing,Sing,Sing: Clarinet - Cameron Mackey Drums - Adam O'Hara
On May 31, 1943, a group of white sailors on leave clashed with a group of young Latinos in the downtown area. One sailor, Joe Dacy Coleman, was stabbed in the melee. The violence escalated as around 200 sailors and Marines hired a fleet of cabs and drove into East Los Angeles to continue the clash with Mexican-American youths, specifically targeting young men dressed in Zoot Suits and calling themselves pachucos. The Los Angeles Police Department initially refused to intervene as newspapers, headed by various Hearst Publishing dailies, placed the blame entirely on the pachucos. As the violence escalated over the ensuing days, thousands of servicemen joined the attacks, marching abreast down streets, entering bars and movie houses and assaulting any young Latino males they encountered. Although police accompanied the rioting servicemen they had orders not to arrest any of them. After several days more than 150 people had been injured and police had arrested more than 500 "Latinos" on charges from "rioting" to "vagrancy". An eyewitness to the attacks, journalist Carey mcwilliams described the scene as follows "Marching through the streets of downtown Los Angeles, a mob of several thousand soldiers, sailors, and civilians, proceeded to beat up every zoot suiter they could find. Pushing its way into the important motion picture theaters, the mob ordered the management to turn on the house lights and then ran up and down the aisles dragging Mexicans out of their seats ...
beth - yellow. cherie - purple. loretta - pink. jo-an - yellow.
This is Eugene, Oregon's rock/swing/ska sensations the Cherry Poppin' Daddies, performing their multi-platinum hit "Zoot Suit Riot" on some television program that is in NO WAY owned by major media conglomerates who are opposed to having segments of their shows uploaded onto video sharing websites. Nope. (By the way, the airdate of this performance was June 23, 1998!) I have no idea who the man introducing the clip is (except for the fact that he is totally NOT under contract by certain threatening media empires), but I'm amused by the way that he seems to keep reassuring the audience that the Daddies are worthwhile, despite their horrendously awesome (awesomely horrendous?) band name. I think I read somewhere that at the beginning of the show, when the anonymous host announced the band's name, he followed it up with "but it's not what you think!".
The 1990s may have been a time when 1930s and 1940s media had somewhat of a resurgence, but however not too many swing/jazz songs have hit the pop charts in the 1990s. Zoot Suit Riot had too good of fidelity as is, so I uploaded an old time tone EQ of the song for historians, real old timers and general idolizers of the old time sound alike!
Me and Miranda being weird again
my final project for AP US History