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A Mariachi Group With A Rainbow Of Sound

Mariachi Arcoiris bills itself as the first LGTBQ mariachi group.
Mariachi Arcoiris bills itself as the first LGTBQ mariachi group.

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On today's show:

The Colorful Music Of Arcoiris 

(Starts at 18:45)

The term for rainbow in Spanish is arco iris.  Rainbows are rarely associated with the super-macho world of mariachi music.  But one group is changing that here in Southern California.  They are the Mariachi Arcoiris de Los Angeles — or L.A.’s Rainbow Mariachi.  The name is a nod to the colorful gay pride flag.  And that’s appropriate, given the band prides itself on being the world’s first LGBTQ mariachi group.  The Frame’s Marcos Nájera explains how Arcoiris makes history in other ways too.


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The movie studios are currently touting their Golden Globe nominations, and while the televised awards ceremony is a glitzy affair that appeals to fans because it brings together stars from both TV and movies, the relationship between the entertainment industry and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which produces the Globes, is much more complicated. Guest host Steven Cuevas talks with John Horn (on assignment in New York), about the odd appeal of the Globes. (originally aired Dec. 9) 


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This year marks the 100th anniversary of The Huntington — the library, art museum and botanical gardens in San Marino, CA. As part of the centennial celebration, The Huntington's exhibition, "Nineteen Nineteen," examines the institution by focusing on the tumultuous year of its founding. Comprised entirely of objects drawn from the Huntington's collection that were either acquired, published or exhibited in 1919, the exhibition includes a 37-foot map of a Pacific Electric (Red Car) route in Los Angeles and the original manuscript of "The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin." John Horn spoke with Jennifer Watts and James A. Glisson, co-curators of “Nineteen Nineteen,” at The Huntington. (originally aired Dec. 9)