Eastside Luv & Pata De Perro Producciones presents ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE Featuring Trio Ellas along with Villalobos Brothers & The Blue Agave

Pata De Perro Producciones with Eastside Luv are proud to present a Latino American concert at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre on Friday July 25, 2014 at 8pm with tickets starting at $20 for general admission, $16 for students and children and $40 for VIP with reserved seating. Discounts are available for large groups. More ticket info at FordTheatres.org.

This year’s event is co-sponsored by The Open Floor Society.

The concert will feature Trio Ellas, Villalobos Brothers and the Blue Agave, with dance elements by The Open Floor Society. Bring your own picnic, wine & beer!

English as a Second Language is a concept developed by East Los Angeles native, Guillermo Uribe, to describe the expression of our pocho/chicanoexistence through music and dance. Ironically for some of us, español has become our second language. There are so many variations of the pocho, with some speakers being more connected to their American side and others more to their Mexican side. And sometimes, both of these sides come out beautifully in a single song or dance.

 

About the Artists

Trio Ellas has been making waves with a unique sound that combines traditional mariachi, classic romantic boleros and a fresh contemporary twist, and the world has taken notice. The trio’s debut album “Con Ustedes” earned them a nomination for a 2012 Latin Grammy®. This event will also debut the release of their second album.

The Villalobos Brothers come from the other Eastside – NYC. Masterfully blending the indigenous rhythms and melodies of their native Veracruz, Mexico with the intricate harmonies of jazz and classical music, the Villalobos Brothers deliver an intoxicating brew of musical brilliance, cadence and virtuosity that awakens the senses as it redefines the notions of Latin music.

And The Blue Agave is the homegrown band that will open the night. The brain child of renowned studio guitarist Andy Abad, The Blue Agave delivers sexy, soulful atmospheric originals blending surf, spaghetti western and flamenco. Band members also include Trio Ellas’ very own Stephanie Amaro-Abad, Dante Pascuzzo, Pete Korpela and Craig MacIntyr.

The Open Floor Society will also present a dance performance.

Pricing:

Tickets prices start at $20; General Admission; discount tickets available for full-time students with ID and children 12 and under. Purchase by July 18 and save! Tickets are available at FordTheatres.org or 323 461-3673 (for non-visual media 323 GO 1-FORD). To learn about discounts for groups of 8 or more, please call 323 769-2147.

ABOUT THE FORD THEATRES

The Ford Theatres are located just off the 101 Hollywood Freeway at 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East, Hollywood, CA 90068, between Hollywood Blvd. and Barham Blvd. in the Cahuenga Pass. The grounds open two hours before showtime for picnicking. The Ford offers a number of dining options: a variety of food and beverages is available on site and box dinners for evening events

may be ordered in advance. Patrons are welcome to bring their own food and drink.

The Ford is disabled accessible. Portable wireless listening devices are available upon request. On site, stacked parking costs $5 per vehicle for evening shows and $1 per vehicle for morning family shows. FREE nonstacked parking serviced by a FREE shuttle to the Ford, for evening amphitheatre performances only, is available at the Universal City/Studio City Metro Station parking lot at Lankershim Blvd. and Campo de Cahuenga. The shuttle, which cycles every 15-20 minutes, stops in the “kiss and ride” area. Please allow an extra 30 minutes if taking the shuttle.

This event is part of the Ford Theatres 2014 Summer Amphitheatre Season, a multidisciplinary arts series produced by the Los Angeles County Arts Commission in cooperation with Los Angeles County based arts organizations. A complete season schedule, directions to the amphitheatre and parking information can be found at FordTheatres.org.

For more INFO & to PURCHASE your TICKET go to www.fordtheatres.org

 

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