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American snapshot: Downtown L.A.

Photo by Leslie Berestein Rojas/KPCC

A giant Catrina stares out from a gallery storefront on Fourth Street. The female skeletal figure, made popular nearly a century ago by Mexican artist José Guadalupe Posada, is synonymous with Mexico's Día de los Muertos holiday. Which is, of course, also a holiday in L.A.

I stopped by the gallery this weekend to check out the set pieces for a theater production, "La Muerte Vive," which are being housed there before the event Nov. 2. (And for the sake of full disclosure, I know the producer.)