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C3 Entertainment Licenses International, Government-Issued Stamps and Coins Honoring Ritchie Valens

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Los Angeles, CA – June 7, 2019 C3 Entertainment, Inc., an entertainment company specializing in licensing, production, and distribution, has licensed Ritchie Valens International government-issued, collectible stamps, and coins via the philatelic network, Inter-Governmental Philatelic Corporation (IGPC). 

“Very excited to be working with IGPC again, as I know the quality of their work and the added value their products will bring to the Ritchie Valens brand,” said Ani Khachoian, Executive Vice President of Licensing & Consumer Products at C3 Entertainment. “We’re thrilled to be able to bring him to an international audience and expand into a whole new category.”

The initial release will include 1 to 2 custom stamp designs, then expand to eight stamp designs. They will be released on the East Caribbean Island of St. Vincent and will be available for purchase in all local post offices as early as July of this year. The stamps will also be available for purchase through IGPC’s website.

“Ritchie Valens is an icon. It only makes sense to place him on official commemorative postage stamps from St. Vincent,” said Yossi Malamud, representative for IGPC. “The Caribbean countries have always had a close affinity to the U.S., and pop culture is a huge way to keep connections to the U.S. alive.”

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About IGPC:

The Inter-Governmental Philatelic Corporation (IGPC) was founded in 1957, shortly after the newly found African Nation of Ghana gained their independence from the Gold Coast Nations of West Africa. Recognizing the need for their own independent post office and government-issued currency, IGPC was charged with the task of assisting the Republic of Ghana in building the Post Office for this young Nation.

As word of success by IGPC spread, countless African Nations called upon IGPC to assist. Within a short period of time, IGPC was approached and sought after to become a one-stop postal and philatelic agent to emerging nations around the world. Since receiving its first client nation in 1957, IGPC has continued to grow its organization with representing Government Postal Administrations throughout the world.

Through the years, IGPC has proved to be a pioneer of innovative philatelic products, with inventions like the Sheetlet (a scenic painting divided into 25 stamps), resulting in its products being adopted by the postal authorities of Australia, Canada, China, Great Britain, Hong Kong, Switzerland, Russia, and the United States.

IGPC is recognized today as the world leader and most respected philatelic agency representing more than 60 international government postal agency globally.

Visit IGPC.com for more information or to purchase products.

About Ritchie Valens:

Rock ‘n’ Roll legend, Ritchie Valens made history as rock music’s first Latino star with popular songs such as “La Bamba” and “Donna.” Credited with being the forefather of the Chicano rock movement, Valens was one of the original pioneers of Rock ’n’ Roll. Since his untimely death at the age of 17, along with Buddy Holly, and “The Big Bopper” in a tragic plane crash 60 years ago, his music has gained in popularity and influenced generations of musicians. Jimi Hendrix and Carlos Santana are both cited as influenced by Valens’ guitar playing. Artists from Led Zeppelin to Los Lobos have recorded his music.

C3 Entertainment is the exclusive manager of the Ritchie Valens brand, including all licensing and distribution.

About C3 Entertainment:

C3 Entertainment, Inc. is a diversified entertainment company, specializing in Licensing, Production, and Distribution. A pioneer in branding, C3 was founded over 60 years ago by the most famous comedy brand ever, The Three Stooges. C3 Entertainment is engaged in licensing and brand management of world-famous classic and modern brands and personalities, as well as motion picture, television, digital and home entertainment production, and worldwide distribution.

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C3 Entertainment Licenses New Ritchie Valens Biography

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Los Angeles, CA – June 4, 2019 C3 Entertainment, Inc., an entertainment company specializing in licensing, production, and distribution, has licensed an all-new Ritchie Valens biography written by Canadian author, Corey Long.

“Ritchie Valens is a legendary icon that still resonates today,” said Ani Khachoian, Executive Vice President of Licensing & Consumer Products at C3 Entertainment. “Corey Long’s passion and inspiration for Ritchie’s life story, music and family will help tell Ritchie’s story to a new generation.”

A fan and student of Ritchie Valens since he was nine, Corey Long takes an in-depth look at his life and music in a different light than other accounts. The book will feature inspiring elements of Ritchie’s life, along with how his legacy has endured since his untimely passing in 1959.

“In a career that lasted eight months, Ritchie Valens left us a legacy that continues to inspire after six decades,” said Corey Long. “I am delighted to be working with C3 Entertainment to celebrate Ritchie’s extraordinary life and shine a new light on his positive social and musical impact.”  

“Corey Long’s passion and sincerity to write a great biography for Ritchie will not only serve as a testament to my brother’s legacy but will also be an inspiration for future generations of kids, especially Hispanics,” said Connie Valens.

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About Author Corey Long:

Corey Long is an administrator and part-time professor at Seneca College in Toronto, Canada. He edits and contributes articles to Seneca’s alumni magazine, RED, which have included profiles of musicians Melanie Fiona, Jully Black and Alan Frew (Glass Tiger) and former Atlantic Records CEO Val Azzoli. In 2012, Corey co-authored Angela James: The First Superstar of Women’s Hockey, which was selected for the American Library Association’s 2013 Amelia Bloomer Project. Corey received a master’s degree in Mass Media from the University of Oslo, Norway and an honors degree in Communication from Lewis & Clark College, Portland Oregon. Corey lives just north of Toronto with his wife, Shannon, and their daughters, Clara and June. Learn more about Corey Long by visiting his LinkedIn Profile.

About Ritchie Valens:

Rock ‘n’ Roll legend, Ritchie Valens made history as rock music’s first Latino star with popular songs such as “La Bamba” and “Donna.” Credited with being the forefather of the Chicano rock movement, Valens was one of the original pioneers of Rock ’n’ Roll. Since his untimely death at the age of 17, along with Buddy Holly, and “The Big Bopper” in a tragic plane crash 60 years ago, his music has gained in popularity and influenced generations of musicians. Jimi Hendrix and Carlos Santana are both cited as influenced by Valens’ guitar playing. Artists from Led Zeppelin to Los Lobos have recorded his music.

C3 Entertainment is the exclusive manager of the Ritchie Valens brand, including all licensing and distribution.

About C3 Entertainment:

C3 Entertainment, Inc. is a diversified entertainment company, specializing in Licensing, Production and Distribution. A pioneer in branding, C3 was founded over 60 years ago by the most famous comedy brand ever, The Three Stooges. C3 Entertainment is engaged in licensing and brand management of world-famous classic and modern brands and personalities, as well as motion picture, television, digital and home entertainment production, and worldwide distribution.

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Valorous TV Exclusively Premieres Award-Winning Documentary, Forgotten Heroes: The Robert Hartsock Story

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Los Angeles, CA – May 24, 2019 Valorous TV, the all-new digital streaming subscription service from Valorous Media, Inc. digitally premieres the newest original documentary, Forgotten Heroes: The Robert Hartsock Story. This documentary film is directed by New Shepherd Films President, Jim Huggins.

“This has been a story I’ve wanted to tell for years. SSgt Hartsock’s sacrifice had a ripple effect through time few even know about today,” said Jim Huggins. “A huge thank you goes to the family and his comrades from the 44th Infantry Platoon Scout Dogs who helped us tell this tremendous story. And of course, we’re very grateful to Earl Benjamin and the team at Valorous TV for believing in this project.”

The film has already won multiple awards, both domestically and internationally, including best documentary, best trailer, best director, best producer, and special recognition for audience impact and research.

Forgotten Heroes is a compelling and compassionate story of one young soldier who became the only military dog handler awarded the Medal of Honor. Sergeant Hartsock’s story is a tribute to the proud and enduring legacy of our military working dogs. This award-winning documentary interweaves Bob Hartsock’s dramatic story with a close look at military dog handlers and their role in the Vietnam War while exploring the major issues America faced during this generally unpopular war. What makes this documentary stand out is that few people realize over 10,000 American lives were saved by the actions of over 4,000 military working dogs and their handlers during the Vietnam War. It is a fascinating, untold story presented through eyewitness accounts, rare footage, and harrowing accounts of brushes with death.

“We are thrilled to be part of Forgotten Heroes – The Robert Hartsock Story,” said Earl Benjamin, President and CEO of Valorous Media, Inc. “The film brings a unique story to the screen that will captivate viewers. We’re excited to be able to bring another film from New Shepherd Films into the Valorous TV roster.”

Watch the documentary Forgotten Heroes: The Robert Hartsock Story now available to stream exclusively on Valorous TV.

About Director Jim Huggins:

In 2006, Jim Huggins turned his talents and passion for storytelling into the driving force behind a career in entertainment. By 2009, having become an award-winning actor and an experienced director, Huggins launched New Shepherd Films. The film production company is dedicated to producing faith and family content specifically for the crossover audience. Making his directorial debut with the film, Footprints, starring Chris Faherty and Carole Geagon and released in 2011.

About New Shepherd Films:

New Shepherd Films is devoted to producing high-quality, family entertainment with Christian- oriented themes based on real-life events. Their goal is to entertain audiences with world-class creative talent and technological capabilities, while at the same time, tell true stories about God at work in everyday lives. Previous films include Footprints (2011), which is also available on ValorousTV.com.

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C3 Entertainment Licenses New Ritchie Valens Book

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Los Angeles, CA – May 22, 2019 C3 Entertainment, Inc., an entertainment company specializing in licensing, production, and distribution, has licensed a new book titled, Ritchie Valens: His Guitars and Music by author Ryan Sheeler. The book is slated to be released late June 2019 by Centerstream Publishing.

“Ritchie Valens is a legendary icon that still resonates today,” said Ani Khachoian, Executive Vice President of Licensing & Consumer Products at C3 Entertainment. “Ryan Sheeler has done an amazing job at adding a new element to Ritchie’s legacy that no other book has previously done.”

Currently teaching History of Rock n’ Roll at Iowa State University, author Ryan Sheeler takes an in-depth look at Ritchie’s music in a different light than other accounts. Included in the book, are photos and information on his famous guitars, as well as an observation into how he might have approached his playing.

“I’ve been a fan of Ritchie’s music for a long time,” said Sheeler. “As a student and teacher of guitar and rock music history, I felt that he deserved a place among the early rock guitar greats.”

This book also presents a brand-new transcription of “La Bamba,” with accompanying guitar tablature of the famous intro riff and Ritchie’s celebrated guitar solo. Access to various audio clips is also available to readers with purchase of the book.

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About Author Ryan Sheeler:

Ryan Sheeler is a guitarist, composer, and author from Iowa. He is a Lecturer in the Department of Music at Iowa State University where he teaches the History of American Rock ’n’ Roll. He co-authored From Bakersfield to Beale Street: A Regional History of American Rock ‘n’ Roll with David Stuart and is also the author of Playing for Eternity: Resource Guide for the Electric Guitarist in Worship. He received his M.A. in Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies (Music Composition/Musicology) from Iowa State in 2006, and his B.A. in Music from Iowa State in 1997, with additional graduate study in Music Theory/Music History at the University of Iowa School of Music. Visit RyanSheeler.com to stay updated with his latest projects and body of work.

About Ritchie Valens:

Rock ‘n’ Roll legend, Ritchie Valens made history as rock music’s first Latino star with popular songs such as “La Bamba” and “Donna.” Credited with being the forefather of the Chicano rock movement, Valens was one of the original pioneers of Rock ’n’ Roll. Since his untimely death at the age of 17, along with Buddy Holly, and “The Big Bopper” in a tragic plane crash, 60 years ago this week, his music has gained in popularity and influenced generations of musicians. Jimi Hendrix and Carlos Santana are both cited as influenced by Valens’ guitar playing. Artists from Led Zeppelin to Los Lobos have recorded his music.

C3 Entertainment is the exclusive manager of the Ritchie Valens brand, including all licensing and distribution.

About C3 Entertainment:

C3 Entertainment, Inc. is a diversified entertainment company, specializing in Licensing, Production, and Distribution. A pioneer in branding, C3 was founded over 60 years ago by the most famous comedy brand ever, The Three Stooges. C3 Entertainment is engaged in licensing and brand management of world-famous classic and modern brands and personalities, as well as motion pictures, television, digital and home entertainment production, and worldwide distribution.

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Instagram: /ritchievalensofficial

New Collection of The Three Stooges Card Designs in Partnership with Card.com and Visa® Prepaid

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Los Angeles, CA – May 9, 2019 – C3 Entertainment, Inc., an entertainment company specializing in licensing, production, and distribution, is releasing an exclusive The Three Stooges collection in partnership with Card.com.

Card designs include the classic, black-and-white opening credits image, colorized stills, and highlights of some of the most iconic shorts from their vast filmography. For those who want to call out their favorite standalone character, there are also designs featuring Shemp, Moe, Larry, Curly, Curly Joe, and Joe Besser.

Besides having the best comedy trio ever gracing the front of your Prepaid card, customer benefits include fee-free MoneyPass® ATMs and no hidden fees. Plus, customers can get their paycheck up to two days faster than their co-workers with Early Direct Deposit. Please visit Card.com for more details and Terms of Use.

“We are excited for this partnership with Card.com and being able to share the love of The Three Stooges with a large audience,” said Earl Benjamin, President and CEO of C3 Entertainment, Inc.

All card designs are currently available for purchase through the Three Stooges Collection on the Card.com website.

About The Three Stooges:

Making people laugh and smile has been the trademark of The Three Stooges since they blazed the trail for over 80 years to become one of the most successful entertainment brands. With a body of work including over 220 films, personal appearances, stage shows, and continuous play on television every day, The Three Stooges are forever engrained in our culture. C3 Entertainment is responsible for managing the world rights to The Three Stooges, including film & motion pictures, television, publishing and thousands of licensing and merchandise applications. To stay up-to-date on the latest news and content regarding The Three Stooges, visit ww.theestooges.com, or the official social media profiles.

About Card.com Prepaid Visa® Card:

Card.com cards are issued by The Bancorp Bank pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. and can be used everywhere Visa debit cards are accepted.

Library of Congress Selects Richie Valens’ ‘La Bamba’ For Preservation

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Los Angeles, CA – April 4, 2019 – The latest slate of recordings chosen by the Library of Congress for special preservation in its National Recording Registry includes Ritchie Valens’ 1958 hit “La Bamba.”

la-1552951314-su6a18a0ya-snap-imageEach year, under terms of the National Recording Preservation Act of 2000, the Librarian of Congress oversees selection of 25 recordings for preservation that are deemed “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant” and at least 10 years old. This new batch brings the total number of recordings in the Registry to 525. The registry is based at the Library of Congress’s Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation, which houses more than 7 million items, considered the world’s most comprehensive collection of films, TV programs, radio broadcasts, and sound recordings.

“Ritchie Valens is a legendary artist that still resonates today,” said Ani Khachoian, Executive Vice President of Licensing & Consumer Products at C3 Entertainment. “We are honored to have this classic brand in the C3 roster and explore new opportunities to share Valens’ legacy with his loyal audience as well as a new generation of fans.”

About Ritchie Valens:
Rock ‘n’ Roll legend, Ritchie Valens made history as rock music’s first Latino star with popular songs such as “La Bamba” and “Donna.” Credited with being the forefather of the Chicano rock movement, Valens was one of the original pioneers of Rock ’n’ Roll. Since his untimely death at the age of 17, along with Buddy Holly, and “The Big Bopper” in a tragic plane crash, 60 years ago this week, his music has gained in popularity and influenced generations of musicians. Jimi Hendrix and Carlos Santana are both cited as influenced by Valen’s guitar playing. Artists from Led Zeppelin to Los Lobos have recorded his music.

C3 Entertainment is the exclusive manager of the Ritchie Valens brand, including all licensing and distribution.

Follow Ritchie Valens on social media: 
Facebook: /theritchievalens
Instagram: /ritchievalensofficial

Valorous TV Exclusively Premieres Director’s Cut of Documentary, Black Hawk Down: The Untold Story

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Los Angeles, CA – March 29, 2019 Valorous TV, the all-new digital streaming subscription service from Valorous Media, Inc. digitally premieres the new Director’s Cut of the documentary, Black Hawk Down: The Untold Story. This documentary film features never-before-seen footage, with stories told directly by the troops who were on the ground during the Battle of Mogadishu, as well as commentary by General Mark A. Milley, the 39th Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army. Valorous TV is the exclusive streaming service to premiere this powerful documentary.

BlackHawkDown-DCCover Black Hawk Down: The Untold Story is a one-hour documentary on the heroic efforts of the soldiers from the 2nd Battalion 14th Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division (2-14). The documentary was originally released November 12, 2018, in honor of the 25th anniversary of the rescue mission and in conjunction with Veteran’s Day 2018.

The story of the 2-14 was left untold in the feature motion picture, Black Hawk Down (2001). These soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division demonstrated extraordinary courage, skill, and discipline as they fought their way into a “baited ambush” to rescue the 99 special operations forces pinned down at the crash site of Super Six-One while also attempting a rescue at the crash site of Super Six-Four – what many have described as the most ferocious urban combat since the Battle for Huế in Vietnam during the Tet Offensive in 1968.

“It is very special for Valorous TV to premiere the director’s cut of this exciting, new documentary,” said Earl Benjamin, President and CEO of Valorous TV. “The film finally tells the whole story behind this incredible display of valor, bravery, and sacrifice by our great United States Military.”

Executive produced and directed by Colonel Randall Larsen, USAF (Ret). Larsen is the CEO of Randall Larsen Presents, a company dedicated to bringing great stories in film and print to the American public. He previously served as a professor and department chair at the National War College.

“I am extremely proud to help tell the untold story of the soldiers from Task Force 2-14,” says Larsen. “After a quarter of a century, it is time to set the record straight.”

About Valorous TV:

Valorous TV is an exciting, all-new Digital TV Subscription Service from Valorous Media, in partnership with C3 Entertainment, which originated 60 years ago from the famous comedy group, The Three Stooges. Valorous TV focuses on bold and brave films, stories and reports of courage and uncommon valor. Valorous TV digital streaming service features over 1500 programs, including the very best in movies, documentaries, series, and news devoted to heroes of today and throughout history, in wars and conflicts, police, first responders, firefighters and citizens with stories of sacrifice and bravery, including new original content exclusive to Valorous TV. So many heroes and so many great stories that will excite you, inspire you, entertain you, and thrill you. It’s about time we have a real TV subscription service that honors and celebrates the good in people with acts of uncommon valor – Valorous TV – join the service today!

Valorous TV is Home for the Heroes

Now on the web (ValorousTV.com), Amazon Fire and Roku, Valorous TV enables viewers to stream the best programming anytime, anywhere and provide viewers with high-quality content that entertains, thrills, and inspires. Television where people can enjoy good programming that matters to them; specially curated movies and news, that at the same time honors America’s great military and civic service.

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Watch Black Hawk Down: The Untold Story – Director’s Cut Now Streaming Exclusively on Valorous TV.

Valorous TV to Exclusively Premiere New Documentary, Black Hawk Down: The Untold Story

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Los Angeles, CA – November 5, 2018 – Valorous TV, the all new digital streaming subscription
service from Valorous Media, will be premiering the brand new documentary, Black Hawk
Down: The Untold Story in honor of the 25th anniversary of the rescue mission, in conjunction
with Veteran’s Day, on Monday, November 12, 2018. This documentary film features never before
seen footage, with stories told directly by the troops who were on the ground during the
Battle of Mogadishu, as well as commentary by General Mark A. Milley, the 39th Chief of Staff
of the U.S. Army. Valorous TV is the exclusive streaming service to premiere this impactful
documentary.

Black Hawk Down: The Untold Story is a one-hour documentary on the heroic efforts of the
soldiers from the 2nd Battalion 14th Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division (2-14). The story
of 2-14 was left untold in the feature motion picture, Black Hawk Down (2001). These soldiers
from the 10th Mountain Division demonstrated extraordinary courage, skill, and discipline as
they fought their way into a “baited ambush” to rescue the 99 special operations forces pinned
down at the crash site of Super Six-One while also attempting a rescue at the crash site of
Super Six-Four–what many have described as the most ferocious urban combat since the
Battle for Huế during the Tet Offensive in 1968.

“It is very special for Valorous TV to premiere this exciting new documentary,” said Earl
Benjamin, President and CEO of Valorous TV. “The film finally tells the whole story behind this
incredible display of valor, bravery and sacrifice by our great United States Military.”

Executive produced and directed by Colonel Randall Larsen, USAF (Ret). Larsen is the CEO of
Randall Larsen Presents, a company dedicated to bringing great stories in film and print to the
American public. He previously served as a professor and department chair at the National War
College.

“I am extremely proud to help tell the untold story of the soldiers from Task Force 2-14,” says
Larsen. “After a quarter of a century, it is time to set the record straight.”

About Valorous TV:
Valorous TV is an exciting, all-new Digital TV Subscription Service from Valorous Media, in
partnership with C3 Entertainment, which was founded by the famous comedy group, The
Three Stooges. Valorous TV focuses on bold and brave films, stories and reports of courage
and uncommon valor. Valorous TV digital streaming service features over 1500 programs,
including the very best in movies, documentaries, series, and news devoted to heroes of today
and throughout history, in wars and conflicts, police, first responders, firefighters and citizens
with stories of sacrifice and bravery, including new original content exclusive to Valorous TV.
Featuring great adventures and conflicts from the Revolutionary War through the Civil War, the
great World Wars, and more recent wars and conflicts, as well as foreign wars, and countless
tales of individual sacrifice and bravery. Not only during times of war, but all real acts of
bravery, struggle, and courage under hardship, including law enforcement, emergency
responders, medical personnel, firemen, and just plain ordinary citizens. We might also surprise
you with things you never knew, and make you laugh at great comedy classics and stories
(yes, heroes can laugh too). So many heroes and so many great stories that will excite you,
inspire you, entertain you, and thrill you. It’s about time we have a real TV subscription service
that honors and celebrates the good in people with acts of uncommon valor – Valorous TV –
join the service today!
Valorous TV is Home for the Heroes

Now on the web (ValorousTV.com), Amazon Fire and Roku, Valorous TV enables viewers to
stream the best programming anytime, anywhere and provide viewers with high-quality
content that entertains, thrills, and inspires. Television where people can enjoy good
programming that matters to them; specially curated movies and news, that at the same time
honors America’s great military and civic service.

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Ritchie Valens in his 1958 T-Bird

Ritchie Valens Festival To Celebrate Memorial Highway Named in His Honor

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LOS ANGELES, CA – August 6, 2018 – A stretch of the 5 Freeway in the Northeast San Fernando Valley will be renamed the Ritchie Valens Memorial Highway in honor of the local rock legend.

A family-friendly festival and movie screening of La Bamba will be held at Ritchie Valens Park in Pacoima (10731 Laurel Canyon Blvd) on August 25th from 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm to celebrate the official unveiling of the Ritchie Valens Memorial Highway signs.

“Ritchie Valens exemplifies the talent and greatness that Ritchie Valens Fest 2108exists in this community — breaking barriers as one of the first Latino musicians to cross over to mainstream rock and roll,” said Los Angeles City Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez. “His music was the soundtrack for generations of Angelenos and his legacy is a source of pride for our Pacoima community.

“His music inspired and influenced a generation of Chicano artists in our community and throughout the world. It’s only fitting to name this segment of the I-5 after a Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famer who grew up right here in Pacoima,” Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra, D-Pacoima, said when he announced the legislation’s passage. This event is presented by Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez and the Ritchie Valens Tribute Committee, the event will feature live entertainment, food trucks, and a screening of the movie, La Bamba at 7:30 pm.

Confirmed performers include DJ Rhythm Donor (Bobby Arias), Backyard Blues Band (featuring Mario Valens, and the Ritchie Valens tribute performers, Ernie Valens Band.

About Ritchie Valens: A legendary artist who still resonates today, Ritchie Valens rose to fame in the late 1950’s as the first Latino rock star and a pioneer of rock ’n’ roll with hits such as “La Bamba,” “Come On, Let’s Go,” and “Donna.”

Valens began recording for Del-Fi Records in 1958. In a career spanning only eight months, he recorded three albums of over 30 songs and released nine singles including five chart-toppers with “Donna” peaking at #2 on the Billboard pop chart in 1958.

Ritchie Valens along with legendary musicians Buddy Holly and The Big Bopper died in a tragic plane crash on February 3, 1959, during their Winter Dance Party tour; a day referred to as the day the music died.

Since his untimely death at the age of 17, his music has gained in popularity and influenced generations of musicians. Jimi Hendrix and Carlos Santana are both cited as influenced by Valens’ guitar playing. Artists from Led Zeppelin to Los Lobos have recorded his music.

Valens who was inducted into the Rock ’n’ Roll Hall of Fame in 2001, is remembered with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a major motion picture, La Bamba, a U.S. Postage Stamp, and namesake soft drink.

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Valorous TV – Heroic-Themed Subscription Streaming Service Launches On Amazon Fire And Responsive Web

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Valorous TV, the subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) streaming service from Valorous Media, Inc. is now available on Amazon Fire and responsive web.

Over 1,000 hours of heroic-themed programming

The all-new streaming service features the very best in movies, documentaries, series, and news devoted to heroes of today and throughout history, in wars and conflicts, police, first responders, firefighters and citizens with stories of sacrifice and bravery, including new original content exclusive to Valorous TV.

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Valorous TV Is Home For The Heroes: An exciting all-new subscription video-on-demand service (SVOD) on responsive web (ValorousTV.com) and Amazon Fire. VTV features films, documentaries, series, and news from all over the world focused on uncommon valor and heroes throughout history.