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Friday Nights at the Getty
East L.A. Days/Fellini Nights: A Musical Memoir by Marisela Norte with Music by Josh Kun

Date: Friday, February 3, 2006
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Getty Center, Harold M. Williams Auditorium
Admission: Free; reservations required.

Renowned L.A. poet and writer Marisela Norte takes us on an autobiographical journey through her cinematic imagination.

Norte's performance is given its musical soundtrack through the on-stage mixing of Josh Kun, Los Angeles-based DJ, writer, and academician.

Switching from East L.A. to Ciudad Juarez and Mexico City, from Lenny Bruce to Jimi Hendrix and Pedro Infante, Norte's search for identity and meaning uncovers American popular culture, Los Angeles geography, and universal truths about ourselves.

Marisela Norte

About Marisela Norte
Marisela Norte is one of the most important literary voices to come out of East Los Angeles. Her work has appeared in Rolling Stone, Interview, Elle, LA Weekly, and the anthologies Microphone Fiends, Bordered Sexualities: Bodies on the Verge of a Nation, The Geography of Home: California's Poetry of Place, and Rolling Stone's Women of Rock. Her spoken word CD Norte/word received critical acclaim in U.S and the U.K. Norte lives in East Los Angeles and is currently working on her fourth play, Scenes From The Dining Room.

About Josh Kun
Josh Kun is a Los Angeles-based writer and critic who teaches in the English Department at UC Riverside. He is the author of Strangers Among Sounds: Music, Race, & America and is currently writing a book on Tijuana. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Magazine, LA Weekly, and numerous book collections and journals.

Josh Kun