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Library Foundation | ALOUD
An Evening with Cheech Marin
Co-Presented by the JACCC
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 7:30PM

Aratani Theatre
244 S. San Pedro Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012


Library Foundation | ALOUD

An Evening with Cheech Marin
Cheech is Not My Real Name...But Don't Call me Chong!
In conversation with "La Marisoul" Hernandez

You know Cheech as half of the comedy duo Cheech & Chong, and you know him for his memorable roles in Up in Smoke, Born in East L.A., Desperado, The Lion King, and Jane the Virgin, to name a few. But did you know that Cheech—which is not his real name—is also the owner of the most renowned collection of Chicano art in the world? Did you know that before he became a face of the recreational drug movement, he grew up the son of a cop? Did you know that he crushed Anderson Cooper on Celebrity Jeopardy!? In his long-awaited memoir, this counterculture legend writes candidly about coming-of-age as the wisecracking kid in 1960s Los Angeles, resisting the draft as a young man, and many other surprising journeys along the way of creating one of the most successful comedy acts of all time. Join us for a spirited evening as Cheech reflects on his incredible career spanning over 45 years, in conversation with L.A.’s own Marisol Hernandez, lead singer of the Grammy award-winning La Santa Cecilia.

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Copies of the featured book, Cheech Is Not My Real Name...But Don’t Call Me Chong! will be available for purchase at the event, courtesy of The Library Store. You must show proof of purchase in order to participate in the post-program book signing.