Trini Lopez and Joe Chavira

Making History, Again

At the age of 80, Palm Springs' Trini Lopez is writing his own songs in a collaboration spurred by fellow musician Joe Chavira.

JIM POWERS Arts & Entertainment

In early 1964, Trini Lopez shared the stage at a popular music hall in Paris, France, with a group he had never heard about before. “You’re going to be sharing the bill with a group called The Beatles,” Lopez recalled being told by promoters. “I didn’t know who they were. I didn’t. You know? It was great. We did great.

los lobos

La Bamba,Baby

Thirty years after the movie made their music a hit, Los Lobos remains steadfast in its mix of pop and Latino heritage with a second Stagecoach appearance on tap.

Michele McManmon Arts & Entertainment

Los Lobos in Spanish means “the wolves”, so when this East Los Angeles band formed in 1973 they reached into their cultural heritage for a meaningful name. Infusing popular music with their Latino heritage has been a staple for the group since their first hit song, “How will the wolf survive”. This musical style rocketed Los Lobos into supstardom when