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Los Lobos Show to Benefit Alma Mater

Los Lobos Show to Benefit Alma Mater

Earlier this year an arson fire in the historic auditorium at Garfield High School charred almost all of the famed portraits that hung on the wall of fame.
All, that is, except for a picture of Cesar Rosas of Los Lobos.
"It's a calling," said Rosas, a member of the famed East L.A. band. "It means we're on a mission from God to try to help."
Next month Los Lobos will perform a benefit concert to raise funds for the reconstruction of the school auditorium that was gutted in the May 20 fire. The school sustained an estimated $30 million in damage.
The band, whose original four members are all Garfield graduates from the early 1970s, will headline a bill with other Chicano artists including Tierra, Little Willie G of Thee Midniters and El Chicano. The Oct. 14 event at Gibson Amphitheatre will also feature the Tex-Mex band Little Joe y La Familia and Upground.
This month police arrested an arson suspect, a 16-year-old Garfield student who lived within walking distance of the school. The student was reportedly angry at a teacher, principal Omar Del Cueto said.
"This little mixed-up kid, God forgive him," Rosas said. "He's just too immature to realize the damage he's caused."
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Updated : 2021-10-27 20:36 GMT+08:00