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Created by dipity on Apr 19, 2009
Last updated: 06/05/11 at 01:07 PM
The First Night of "Last"NBC Los Angeles"Zoot Suit" should be pretty amazing, too; that's the June 22 movie, and it is also at Million Dollar. Each evening's program has a bit of something extra, like spunky Wurlitzer music or a hello-and-good-evening from a film person. ...
ReutersEdward James Olmos, Colin Hanks, Mos Def to Join Showtime's DexterTheaterMania.comOlmos, who appeared in the Broadway play Zoot Suit, will play a professor of religious studies. As previously reported, Mos Def will be playing a hardened ex-con whose claim to have found religion is subject to doubt, and Hanks will play Travis, ...Showtime's 'Dexter' Adds Edward James Olmos To CastTVbytheNumbersEdward James Olmos, Mos Def Sign on for Showtime's "Dexter"Playbill.comJames Olmos joins "Dexter" castReutersHitFixall 68 news articles »
This Is Fake DIYL.A. NoireThis Is Fake DIY... it's no detriment to the story, the switch-over just left us missing that prick Cole Phelps... despite his habit of bounding into crime scenes with the elegance of an ape in a zoot suit, man-handling evidence and bodies with vigorous uncouthness. ...and more »
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 more »
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. ...
Forever: Vera + William ShipmanRichmond Times Dispatch"Just look at my suit," roared Mr. Shipman. "I had just picked it up and it was so big—like a Zoot suit." In the photo, Vera Smith looked young and steady. That steadiness and William Shipman's devotion has sheltered the couple over the past six ...
Los Angeles TimesLA dances to its own rhythms at Culprit SessionsLos Angeles Times"This kid came to the party in full zoot suit, like a gangster straight out of the '40s," said Andrei Osyka, the producer and label owner behind Culprit Sessions. "It was so out of place, but I was fascinated, so I found him later on Facebook and he ...
Film events: Wagner's 'Die Walküre'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. ...
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 more »
...the Colorado Rifle Club east of Denver recently, AZSA co-founder and owner Jason "The Hustler" Huss was wearing a red pinstripe suit, a bright red tie and a black felt hat. "[I] kind of look like a leftover reject from a '90s swing band," says Huss, pointing...
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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
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Skylight Opera Presents RENT May 21-June 20Broadway World... in Zoot Suit at the Goodman Theatre, Evita and The King and I at Marriott Theatre, and the Radio City Christmas Spectacular at the Rosemont Theatre. ...
Red Bull (International)Kid's return is a wonderful thingRed Bull (International)The first time I saw a zoot suit was when my dad took me to see a movie, Stormy Weather, and there was the zoot suit up there on the silver screen. ...and more »
Fresno Bee'Putnam County Spelling Bee' seeing doubleFresno Bee... shirt with a yellow-and-blue-striped school tie, clunky glasses, black dress shorts and a pair of wildly elaborate black-and-white zoot-suit shoes. ...and more »
Faith No More 'Feels So Good' at CoachellaSpinnerThen, when they actually did take the stage, against a theatrical red curtain backdrop -- with frontman Mike Patton wearing a matching zoot suit -- they ...and more »
phillyBurbs.comCherry Poppin' Daddies return with two shows supporting two albumsphillyBurbs.comIt might be hard to believe they've been around for two decades, but to celebrate their 20th anniversary, the guys who brought us “Zoot Suit Riot,” one of ...
The Guardian (blog)Glee: Sue Sylvester does VogueThe Guardian (blog)Forget the zoot suit, Sue has a new costume – and it involves a conical bra, sharp black suit, and a beauty spot; also new accessories in the shape of Kurt, ...and more »
Counting down to break, students tally up caloriesCU Columbia SpectatorWhen Weird Al parodied the song “Zoot Suit Riot” with his '90s classic “Grapefruit Diet,” a generation of fourth-graders laughed. ...
Moore: Colorado Shakes launches national new-play initiativeDenver PostNorth High School students performed "The Zoot Suit Riots " at the Buell Theatre in 2004. This summer, some of them will reunite for a new staging to take ...
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. ...
Mr. Bulldog raises $59000Coos Bay WorldAmong the top performances were Hunter Hensler's “Zoot Suit Riot,” in which he sang, danced and played the saxophone, backed by a seven-piece band and four ...
Goodman Theatre Presents THE SINS OF SOR JUANA 6/19-7/25Broadway WorldAlso at the Goodman, he has directed The Cook by Eduardo Machado, Electricidad by Luis Alfaro, Zoot Suit by Luis Valdez, Sam Shepard's Red Cross (one of the ...
Royal Jokers Cruise Night a hit in downtown OaklandOakland TribuneThe Mercury perfectly mirrors the other symbol of their lineage — the zoot suit. The Mercury's high-rise grill in front tapers into a fender skirt in the ...and more »
'Trouble in Tahiti' opera showcases students, innovationThe Beacon-University of Portland's student-run newspaperWhile Venus wore a golden toga, Cupid wore a red zoot suit. While the costumes varied, both productions took place on the same descending white platform, ...
Tex-Mex Fest on its wayArizona Silver BeltTheir sound is a Latin rhythm and blues which produced classics like “Together”, “Gonna Find Her”, “Memories” and “Zoot Suit Boogie”. ...
Chaz Bono and Mom to Star in New "Sonny" and Cher ShowThe Spoof (satire)Chaz, or "Sonny," has settled on a Zoot suit, since a furry vest like his father wore makes him look like a grizzly bear, and may frighten younger viewers. ...and more »
Taste of Brown SugarCalifornia ChronicleEven when they launched a '40s-era Louis Jordan jump- jive riff, there was no camp - instead, the band sounded as if it just invented the zoot-suit style. ...
State finals a region thingGary Post TribuneThey'll also remember Thomas' gold zoot suit and shiny vest, but I digress. "This is great for the city of Gary," Bowman coach Marvin Rea said after his ...and more »
HEXUSBioshock 2 - PCHEXUSFor those among you that never played the first game, picture the most deranged drug addict you can now dress them in a zoot suit and give them the ability ...
Janelle Monae goes back to the futureSan Francisco ExaminerSAN FRANCISCO — In her saddle shoes, zoot suit, necktie, Ray-Bans and huge pompadour, rock-R&B newcomer Janelle Monae might be Col. ...
OregonLive.comPortland custom suit maker Duchess infuses style into men's fashionOregonLive.comWith rare exceptions -- the long-coated, pegged-trouser zoot suit-wearers of the 1940s, for one -- the less noticed a man's suit was, the better. ...
'Mikado' meets the Swing era in Devon Prep productionPottstown MercuryThe musical, a hit show in London, sets the Gilbert and Sullivan masterpiece "The Mikado" in the zoot suit era with blues, jazz and swing. ...Phoenixville youth on stage in Devon Prep's Hot MikadoPhoenixville Newsall 2 news articles »
Klezmer meets swingBurlington UnionTrue to his legacy, CB Calloway performs in full zoot suit and has all the style and flair of his legendary grandfather, Cab Calloway. ...
Righetti to present 33rd annual 'Big Show' March 26-27Santa Maria Times... rock 'n' Español by Juánes, Alejandro Saenz and Maná; contemporary cumbia-style music; and 1940's era “Zoot-Suit” style music and dance. ...
John Orr: Son of Gunn behind 'Sons of Tuscon'San Jose Mercury NewsHe established his greatness years ago, working with Cesar Chavez and the United Farmworkers' Union, and performing in "Zoot Suit" on Broadway and on film. ...
Playbill.comCarrasco and Valdez Enjoy Sunsets and Margaritas at Theatreworks, Starting ...Playbill.comIn addition to Carrasco (Chicago on Broadway, West Side Story) as Luz and Valdez (Zoot Suit) as Papa Candelario Serrano, the cast features Tommy Gomez (Anna ...
Well dressed: Same-sex style rocks the aisleWashington Examiner (blog)Young's wife, Sinjoyla "Tina" Townsend, opted for comfort over glamour, pairing brown tennis shoes with an off-white zoot suit-inspired getup. ...and more »
Where the 2011 Winter Classic won't be: Yankee StadiumThe Cheap SeatsUSA Today reports that Yankee Stadium has been booked for December 30th for a "Pinstripe Bowl," which is not, contrary to common sense, a zoot suit-themed ...and more »
Oscar's Tribute to John Hughes - Reinforcing My Teen Years, Then Destroying ...PopMattersMolly Ringwald's choice to wear a Pete Burns costume was an odd one, but compared to Judd Nelson's sweaty, twitchy delivery and futuristic zoot suit outfit, ...and more »
...unfortunate Coogi sweater), which you can buy for $3.99 on eBay. If that’s not your scene, a Biggie-style pin-striped zoot suit is a hefty (ahem) $139.99 on eBay, or there’s his white-suit look, which you can probably find on every block of Flatbush Avenue,...
Boost or bust your egoUT The Daily TexanAs soon as Black steps off the stage in his old cowboy boots, the mood is instantly, almost jarringly, switched as the loud opening notes of “Zoot Suit ...
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...respect, and devotion of the Black audience, all dressed up in their Sunday best. I have felt this only once before when Zoot Suit spoke to the local Hispanic population. This identification makes for exciting theatre. When you add the dynamic, touching star...
ZOOT SUIT ~ Sully Mason w/ vocal group ~ Kay Kyser & his Orchestra ~January 16, 1942 ~ Columbia Records. The vocal group consisted of Trudy Erwin, Dorothy Crawford, Jack Martin, & Max Williams. The history of what is known as a "Zoot Suit" finds it's origins in France, then leads it's way into the "French Quarter" (due to it's once large French population) in New Orleans, Louisiana. During the late 1930's until just after the very beginning of WWII, the "Zoot Suit" found some minor popularity, but as a whole, it never really caught on and as rationing increased and with the Zoot Suits need of so much extra fabric , the Zoot Suit was slowly phazed out . It should be mentioned too that the men who would've been wearing Zoot Suits , were then wearing Military Uniforms during the war and by the time that WWII ended in 1945, these same men just wanted to get home to their wives & children and "fashion" wasn't very high on their priority lists. So went the "Zoot Suit". Today, "Zoot Suits" are worn as Halloween costumes and or worn to senior proms, etc. etc.
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 ...
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!".
Demo of the clean tones of the Laney Cub 10 amp. Amp is stock. Very good clean tones with good headroom from such a tiny amp. Stock speaker (Celestion tube 10) is a bit bassy. Guitar is the new Gibson SG Zoot Suit. No effects except a Digitech digital reverb between guitar and amp.
Be A Star witjh Dr. K covering "Zoot Suit Riot" by Cherry Poppin Daddies.