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Cheech Marin on Chicano art and 'Chicanitas'




Cheech Marin and his newest project, a book of small paintings. Chicanitas.
Cheech Marin and his newest project, a book of small paintings. Chicanitas.
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Cheech Marin is famous to most people for being the other half to, "Cheech and Chong," the infamous pot-smoking duo from films such as "Up In Smoke" and "Still Smokin.'"

He's also moved on to roles in Robert Rodriguez films like, "From Dusk Til Dawn," a turn on the TV show, "Nash Bridges," and even as an animated rat in the kids movie, "Beverly Hills Chihuahua."

But what you probably didn't know about Cheech is that he's also an avid art collector.

He joins KPCC for a pledge party Tuesday night, and also talked with A Martinez about his love of Chicano art and his book, "Chicanitas."

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