Los Angeles Legends Los Lobos to Perform Benefit Concert for KLCS-TV

Los Angeles (May 5, 2015) – Veteran East Los Angeles and International rock legends, Los Lobos will perform a benefit concert for the KLCS-TV Education Foundation, a Los Angeles-based public television nonprofit, on Tuesday, May 5 at the Historic Regent Theater in Downtown Los Angeles.

With proceeds going towards KLCS-TV’s station operations and educational initiatives, the concert is being headlined by the multiple Grammy Award winning Chicano rock band, whose music is influenced by rock and roll, Tex-Mex, country, folk, R&B, blues, brown-eyed soul, and traditional music such as cumbia, boleros and norteños.
 
Los Lobos gained international stardom in 1987, when their cover version of Ritchie Valens' La Bamba topped the charts in the US, the UK and in several other countries. Los Lobos, a Los Angeles favorite, hailed from Garfield High School in East L.A. This highly anticipated musical show will feature original band members and additional performances by Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin with The Guilty Ones and The Mighty Echoes.

Originally opened in 1914 as The National, three years later, the name was changed to The Regent, as we still know it today. After decades as a grindhouse and adult movie venue, the theater was closed in 2000, only to lay dormant for several years. Developer Tom Gilmore acquired the property, known for its sloped floor, proscenium archway and gothic-inspired ceiling. The Regent is a true relic and the last remaining historic movie theater on Downtown LA’s Main Street.
 
Tickets are available now. To buy online visit www.theregenttheater.com. A percentage of all proceeds will go to the benefit of KLCS-TV and its services to promote cultural representation and educational services for Los Angeles.
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The KLCS Education Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose mission to support the creativity of KLCS-TV, the local public television and PBS affiliate located in Downtown Los Angeles, and licensed to the Los Angeles Unified School District. KLCS provides alternative television programming to serve the diverse cultures and interests of Greater Los Angeles.

Contact: Thomas Taitt (213) 241-1000