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Cheech Marin: U-M School of Art & Design Penny Stamps Speaker Series.
This actor, director, writer, musician, and humanitarian discusses his career in entertainment as well as his work as a preeminent advocate for Chicano art. A counterculture icon, he is best known as one half of the hilariously irreverent, satirical comedy duo Cheech & Chong, which found commercial and cultural success in the 1970s and 80s with their stand-up routines, albums, and feature films. Over the past 30 years Marin has also assembled what is now arguably the finest private collection of Chicano art, one which has been featured in over a dozen exhibitions at museums across the U.S. and now serves as the core of the newly opened Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture of the Riverside (California) Art Museum. 5:30 p.m., Michigan Theater. Free. 936–0671.