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Juan Gabriel, who died August 28, performs in Chile in 2014. by

Vaya con Dios, Juan Gabriel

Mexico's most versatile singer and composer leaves behind a global legacy.

Gregg Barrio remembers Juan Gabriel, whose "hardscrabble life is the stuff of telenovelas," and who died August 28 while on tour in California....Read More

June 2016 culture essay by

David Bowie in Aztlán

Forty years ago, Chicano students in Crystal City created a Bowie-inspired rock opera.

Forty years ago, Chicano students in Crystal City created a Bowie-inspired rock opera. Teacher Gregg Barrios wonders if his kids influenced the rock genius....Read More

Janis Joplin in Denmark in April 1969. by

Catching Up with Janis

Her brand of blues presaged 21st century sexual politics.

Joplin remains important now, 45 years after her death, through a combination of that indelible voice and her zeitgeisty identification with the exuberant spiri...Read More

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