Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Free Cheech and Chong CD

 Hempy Holi-doobies!

From now until Thursday, December 17th at 12PM New York, there's no domestic shipping on anything, plus you get a FREE CHEECH AND CHONG CD (our choice) with every order of $25 or more.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

New Jersey Coffee Shop Rebrands Itself After 'Cheech' Lawsuit

Cheech's Own, owned by Bridgewater native Steven Chiocchi, is rebranding itself to Lucid after actor Richard "Cheech" Marin filed a lawsuit.

Back in September 2019, Cheech sued this New Jersey coffee shop over it's name.  Keep in mind that Cheech had only recently applied for a trademark. They settled in March of this year.

Cheech is a widely used nickname for Chicharonne. Cheech loves to sue people. Soon he'll sue anyone that names their chihuahua Cheech.

Grand Opening is this Friday. 
27 W Main St. 
Somerville, New Jersey

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Tommy Chong Ripped By Fans Over $5,000 Limited Edition Bong

Tommy Chong is back in the glassware business, but people are not happy.  He has the nerve to charge 5 grand for the bong.

One fan said "Bro I thought it was gonna be like 500 not no fkn 5000 like geez dude u got ur money already,"

According to The Blast, 5% is going to charity.  In another words, Tommy and the artist pocket $4,750.

Tuesday, September 01, 2020

Spotify Refuses to Air Joe Rogan's Tommy Chong Episode

 Spotify recently signed a licensing deal with Joe Rogan to air episodes of his podcast.  But here's the thing.  Spotify is refusing to air certain episodes.  Anything that's controversial...pro-drugs, pro-trump, pro-gay.  They're not being aired.

Tommy Chong

Alex Jones

Chris D'Elia

and many others are all forbidden.

Joe Rogan refuses to comment on this travesty.

Cheech & Chong Bud Farm achieved Q2 revenue of $1.5M

 VANCOUVER, BC, Aug. 31, 2020 /CNW/ - LEAF Mobile Inc. (TSX.V: LEAF), a leading creator and publisher of counter culture mobile games, today released financial results for the second quarter of 2020. The Company will be hosting a conference call to discuss the second quarter and first-half results, September 1st at 6AM PT/9AM ET. See below for dial-in details.

In the second quarter ended June 30, 2020, LEAF completed its qualifying transaction, which included its acquisition of LDRLY (Technologies) Inc. ("LDRLY").  Prior to the completion of the qualifying transaction on April 17, 2020, LEAF (then known as "Caprice Business Development Canada Inc.") was a "capital pool company" under TSXV policies, and did not have any active business operations.  On completing its qualifying transaction, LDRLY became LEAF's operating entity, through which all operations are conducted,

As such, though the interim financial statements reflect the financial performance of LEAF alone for the period leading up to April 17, and the combined financial performance of LEAF and LDRLY thereafter, the financial statements and corresponding MD&A both include disclosure and analysis of LEAF and LDRLY's combined operations for the entire six month period ended June 30, 2020, as does this news release.

Financial Highlights:

*All amounts in $CAD unless otherwise noted and figures are rounded-up to one decimal place*

Total Revenue was $9.6M in Q2 2020, increasing by $4.4M (+84%) compared to the previous quarter of $5.2M.

First-Half 2020 (1H 2020) Revenues exceeded $14.7M, surpassing Full Year 2019 revenue results of $8.4M a 74% increase, adding +$6.3M to the topline.

Cash Flow from game operations is $2.2M for 1H 2020, increasing $3.7M vs same period 2019 as a result of significant growth across our game portfolio and introduction of new title, Cheech & Chong Bud Farm in Q2.

Q2 Net income Loss of ($0.1M) vs $0.2M net gain in the previous quarter driven primarily by non-recurring costs associated with listing costs1 and one-time costs associated with the launch of new title, Cheech and Chong Bud Farm.

1H 2020 net income was $0.1M after non-recurring costs associated with listing costs1 and one-time costs associated with the launch of new title

LEAF Mobile CEO Darcy Taylor stated, "We have experienced dramatic growth in our game title results, both in first half 2020 and on a quarterly basis. Our record second quarter results have exceeded expectations with quarterly revenue growth across all titles and our newest title Cheech & Chong Bud Farm ahead of plan. Our business performance results to date demonstrate strong execution of our strategy with the goal of efficiently creating highly engaging games that produce lasting player enjoyment."

Game Operations Results

New and Growth Games:

Bud Farm Idle Tycoon achieved Q2 revenue of $7.2M, an increase of $2.7M (+59%) vs the previous. These gains were driven by continued investment in player acquisition and strong total monthly ARPDAU

Cheech & Chong Bud Farm achieved Q2 revenue of $1.5M post 4.20 launch. Supported by increased investment in player acquisition driving DAU (Daily Active User) growth and ARPDAU.

Friday, August 07, 2020

Tommy Chong, Cheech Marin and Cheech and Chong Facebook Accounts Deleted

Tommy Chong finally reveals why the Tommy Chong, Cheech Marin and Cheech and Chong Facebook accounts are gone.  He received a letter from Facebook for repeatedly violating their policies (guns, drugs, nudity).  The accounts are permanently deleted.

It doesn't surprise us because their pages were full of clickbait.  There have been articles written about his Facebook page activity.  That's what they get for letting Tommy's son, Paris, run the pages.  They should have hired a professional to manage their brand.

Now they've created new Facebook pages.

Cheech and Chong Facebook

Tommy Chong Facebook

Cheech Marin Facebook

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

GameTV Unveils New Weekend Block Featuring Four Popular AXS TV Series

GameTV presents a rockin’ weekend lineup packed with four fan-favorite series from the highly popular AXS TV music entertainment channel in the all-new “AXS TV on GameTV” music block—airing every Saturday and Sunday from 12 p.m. ET to 2 p.m. ET, starting August 8. The Saturday roster puts the spotlight on back-to-back episodes of the celebrity jam series Rock & Roll Road Trip With Sammy Hagar and the music-themed countdown series The Top Ten Revealed, while Sunday features back-to-back episodes of the nostalgic pop culture celebration The Very, VERY Best Of The 70s and the immersive rock and culture series A Year in Music.

GameTV is Canada’s leading destination for game shows and entertainment, powered by a rich programming lineup that boasts the most game shows in the country, as well as a wide selection of reality-based series, back-to-back nightly movies, documentaries and more. Some of the network’s top offerings include Ellen’s Game Of Games, Ultimate Tag, Beat Shazam, Match Game, Celebrity Family Feud, Shark Tank, Battlebots, World Poker Tour, IMPACT Wrestling and more. GameTV is currently available nationally on all of Canada’s major service providers.

In the “AXS TV on GameTV” block, GameTV viewers can expect to enjoy four acclaimed original series loaded with star-studded appearances, performances, profiles and more from some of the biggest names in music and entertainment. The fully-branded block kicks off each Saturday with Rock & Roll Road Trip With Sammy Hagar at 12 p.m. ET, as the Red Rocker cruises across the country to jam out and talk shop with friends and fellow music legends Def Leppard, Rob Thomas, Brian May, Joe Walsh and Big & Rich; and rock superstars Dee Snider, Lita Ford, Mark McGrath and more share their thoughts on the top songs, albums, and artists across a wide variety of unique categories in The Top Ten Revealed at 1 p.m. ET. “AXS TV on GameTV” continues at noon each Sunday as beloved entertainment icons such as Barry Williams, Morgan Fairchild, Kim Fields and more break down the movies, music and pop culture moments that defined a generation in The Very, VERY Best Of The 70s; followed by an exploration of how music, politics and social happenings have impacted and influenced each other throughout the decades in A Year In Music, featuring Matt Pinfield, Tommy Chong and Downtown Julie Brown, at 1 p.m. ET.

Friday, July 17, 2020

'Jeopardy!' Is Re-Airing Its 20 Most Iconic Episodes, Including the Series Premiere From 1984

Two exciting announcements dropped Thursday for fans of the iconic game show Jeopardy! and its beloved host Alex Trebek, who has been battling pancreatic cancer.

"I'm doing well," Trebek said in a video posted to social media. "I've been continuing my treatment, and it is paying off, though it does fatigue me a great deal. My numbers are good, and I'm feeling great."

In addition to being able to breathe a sigh of relief, fans of the game are also being gifted with a four-week journey through the show's history in a marathon called Jeopardy! The Vault. Producers narrowed down 8,000 episodes from the series' 36 seasons to 20 top episodes, which will play out over one month.

Among the episodes selected is the very first show, which dates all the way back to Sept. 10, 1984, and the very first episode of Celebrity Jeopardy!, which featured the legendary comedian Carol Burnett and former morning show host Regis Philbin. One of the five celebrity episodes also features Martha Stewart facing off against basketball star Charles Barkley.

Mark your calendars for July 20, or risk missing out on a true piece of history. The complete schedule is below.

JULY 20-24: Best of Jeopardy!’s First Decade
Monday, July 20: First Jeopardy! Episode
Tuesday, July 21: First Jeopardy! Surprise Ending
Wednesday, July 22: First Super Champion (Chuck Forrest)
Thursday, July 23: First $100,000 Champion (Frank Spangenberg)
Friday, July 24: First Big Tournament Final (10th Anniversary)

JULY 27-31: Best of Celebrity Jeopardy!
Monday, July 27: Carol Burnett, Donna Mills, and Regis Philbin
Tuesday, July 28: Harry Connick Jr., Jodie Foster, and Nathan Lane
Wednesday, July 29: Charles Barkley, Jeff Probst, and Martha Stewart
Thursday, July 30: Wayne Brady, Dana Delany, and Eric Idle
Friday, July 31: Jane Curtin, Cheech Marin, and Michael McKean

AUGUST 3-7: Million Dollar Masters Quarterfinals
AUGUST 10-12: Million Dollar Masters Semifinals
AUGUST 13-14: Million Dollar Masters Finals

Monday, July 13, 2020

Richard "Cheech Marin" Turns 74

Comedian/actor/art aficionado, Richard 'Cheech' Marin, turns 74 today.  He was born July 13th, 1946 in Los Angeles California.

Wednesday, July 08, 2020

What Happened to the Cheech and Chong and Tommy Chong Facebook Pages?

Sometime in June, the Cheech and Chong and Tommy Chong Facebook pages vanished.
Where did they go?  If you know, please message us.

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Happy Birthday! Tommy Chong is 82 Years Old

The dopemaster, Tommy Chong, turned 82 today. Tommy was born May 24th, 1938 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Tuesday, May 05, 2020

Danny Trejo Shares Remarkable Life Story in Trailer for New Doc ‘Inmate #1’

Danny Trejo recounts his incredible life story, from criminal to celebrity, in the new trailer for Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo. The film is set to arrive on digital platforms July 7th.

Inmate #1 will feature extensive interviews with Trejo, as well as his close family and friends. It will also boast appearances from Robert Rodriguez, Michelle Rodriguez, Donal Logue and Cheech Marin.

Monday, April 20, 2020

Live: Cheech and Chong Epic 4/20 Sesh with Cypress Hill, Kevin Smith, Andy Cohen and More

Cheech and Chong and friends were celebrating 4/20 tonight with an epic sesh.  They were joined by B Real (Cypress Hill), Kevin Smith (Clerks), Eric Andre, Wilmer Valderrama (That 70s Show), Craig Robertson (The Office), Jason Mewes (Clerks), Andy Cohen, Dana White (UFC), Jeff Ross, Jaleel White (Family Matters), Seth Green and more.

Wilmer Valderrama says the cast wants to do a That 70s Show film.

Cheech and Tommy appear to actually be getting along.  When they first reunited, they'd barely speak off-stage.

They are really all just getting paid to promote the Cheech and Chong mobile app, Bud Farm.


Happy 4/20!

What is this sh*t, man?

Saturday, April 18, 2020

VHS plans First Ever Second Annual 17th Annual World's Shortest St. Patrick's Day Parade

Do fall colors mix with Kelly green? Visit Hot Springs plans to find out.

Visit Hot Springs will announce today that the World's Shortest St. Patrick's Day Parade, which was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, will be held Oct. 16 and 17, and renamed the First Ever Second Annual 17th Annual World's Shortest St. Patrick's Day Parade.

"Why would a St. Pat's parade work in October? Well, basically, why not?" Visit Hot Springs Director of Marketing Bill Solleder said. "As far out and do-it-the-way-we-want attitude we've always had about the World's Shortest St. Patrick's Day Parade, why not just do it in October?"

Solleder said he thinks the fans of the parade and the people and tourists of Hot Springs "deserve it, especially after what we're going through right now."
Some people might wryly note that the parade's new name seems about as long as the route, the 98-foot-long Bridge Street in downtown Hot Springs.

Solleder readily admits the lengthy name "First Ever Second Annual 17th Annual World's Shortest St. Patrick's Day Parade" is ridiculous, but then again, "Why not?"
The parade will be the "second annual" because Solleder and fellow parade organizer Alexis Hampo held a "very small" parade on March 17, he said.

"There was so much work (put into the parade) and then it was all of a sudden 'Oh my gosh, can we have the parade or not?' And we're waiting on the (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), and we're waiting on the governor, and then it just became the smartest thing to do was just to postpone the parade," Solleder said.

" ... But we decided to go to Bridge Street and actually have a toast and walk the length of the 98 feet so we could say the parade happened."

Actor Cheech Marin was already lined up as celebrity grand marshal, and actor Danny Trejo as the official parade starter, with Blues Traveler and Foghat as its live performances. Solleder said the celebrity and entertainment bookings for the fall edition of the parade have been confirmed and he can neither confirm nor deny if the same bookings remain for it.

"But if there are people out there who have really wanted to meet Cheech or really wanted to meet Trejo, I encourage you to why not reach out to them on their Facebook or Instagram accounts and say 'Hey Cheech, sorry we missed you in March, but we really wish you might come in October,'" he said. "Why not do that? A little bit of Hot Springs charm to a celebrity in Los Angeles goes a long way."

Solleder said the entertainment and celebrity guests booked will be announced shortly, so "only time will tell."

As far as the fall parade's participants, Solleder said Visit Hot Springs is reaching out to participants who were confirmed, giving them "first dibs," and if there's anything leftover they will open the opportunity to anyone else who might want to participate.

Being in October, Solleder said the second annual parade will have a "fall feel" to it with "fall colors" in addition to the St. Patrick's green.

"We've been kicking around hashtags like #wewillparadeagain and #shamrocktober, so definitely we'll use fall to our advantage," he said. " ... The fans of the St. Patrick's Day parade love it and they're committed and they're loyal and want to be a part of the parade whether they're in it or watching it, so I think we'll have a fantastic turnout in the fall, I think the weather will be fantastic in the fall."

Solleder said the lack of a live race meet at Oaklawn and spring break crowd in October may impact the second annual parade's overall turnout, but he thinks as long as the pandemic has dissipated by then, it will be a "great time to inject some tourism dollars into the economy at just the right time."

It was noted on a VHS social media post that "as ridiculously fun as having St Paddy's in October is, there is a serious side to planning a parade in these strange times."

"We will continue to follow the guidelines of the CDC and the Arkansas Health Department, so everyone keep on your toes for updates," the post stated. "Flatten the curve now and we will parade later!"

The second annual parade's date coincides with the final day of the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, and Solleder said the two events will work together to plan activities together.

"October is going to be so busy and fun for Hot Springs," he said. "There's Hot Water Hills Music Festival and there's Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, and now we'll have a concert and St. Patrick's Day Parade in October, so it's going to be a good month for everybody."

Monday, April 13, 2020

Cheech & Chong launch free video game to entertain you during coronavirus pandemic

LOS ANGELES -- Cheech & Chong defined an era with their hilariously irreverent, satirical, no-holds-barred comedy routines. And now, they're bringing it all back in a brand new free for download video game, "Bud Farm."

Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong's phenomenal success began on the stand-up comedy circuit that led to nine hit comedy albums and eight hit films, breaking box office records, shattering comedy album sales, garnering multiple Grammy nominations and mesmerizing fans for more than four decades. Their stunningly successful comedy streak transitioned to the film "Up in Smoke," the highest grossing comedy of the time, topping $100 million at the box office.

"Cheech & Chong Bud Farm" is created by LDRLY Games, the world's largest publisher of cannabis games. The developers of "Pot Farm, Bud Farm: Grass Roots" and "Bud Farm: Idle Tycoon" have been developing weed games for a decade. LDRLY Games are leaders in the cannabis industry. They were first to market on Facebook, Android and iOS.

"The story line is that we're trying to grow weed online or on your phone. You've got Cheech and you've got Chong and it's a lot of fun," Chong told On The Red Carpet's Karl Schmid.

In the game, Sgt. Stedenko is determined to put Cheech & Chong in jail for life. With the help of a cast of supporting characters, Cheech & Chong will chase their dreams of fame and fortune, while staying one step ahead of the law.

Cheech & Chong's video game "Bud Farm" promises to take players back to the 1970s.

"It's a lot of fun, but I've got to warn you, it's addicting -- once you get started it's hard to stop," Chong said.

Cheech & Chong's "Bud Farm" is available for free download on (appropriately) 4/20. The game was created by LDRLY games who've created a bunch of stoner apps.
It's free to play, but has in-app purchases.


Monday, April 06, 2020

Cheech and Chong have a New Mobile Game

All of the Cheech and Chong-related social media accounts have been taken over by ads for a new Cheech and Chong app.

"Hey Farmers! First #BETA for Cheech and Chong Bud Farm is now out! It’s a very exciting time for the team and we’re inviting interested farmers to play the game and share feedback with us. We opened up 1000 spots to start. Hit the link below on your device, install, and let us know what you think! "

The game was created by LDRLY games who've created a bunch of stoner apps.
It's free to play, but has in-app purchases.


Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Richard Marin Settles Coffee Lawsuit

In September, we reported that Richard Cheech Marin was suing New Jersey coffee company, Cheech's Own, LLC.  The two parties are one signature away from settling.  Richard will sign off on it when he returns from traveling.

Our guess is the coffee company is going to pay him a license fee.  The lawsuit is just plain stupid because "cheech" is a common slang term that existed way before Richard Marin was born.  Plus, he never trademarked it.

Saturday, February 29, 2020

Extra Interviews Tommy Chong

Tommy Chong opened up to “Extra” about life after beating cancer, and gave us the inside scoop about his return to the big screen!

“Extra” caught up with the 81-year-old legend at Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage, which won the Forbes Four-Star Award for resort accommodations.

The Cheech and Chong comic revealed how he feels about being cancer-free... and how his “libido is coming back!”

Sunday, February 02, 2020

Rae Dawn Chong Slept with Mick Jagger When She Was Just 15

Tommy Chong's daughter, Rae Dawn, tells the Daily Mail she slept with Rolling Stones' singer, Mick Jagger, when she was just 15 years old.  Mick was 33 years old and was married to Bianca.

Rae Dawn met Mick during a 1977 trip to New York.  He took her to the recording studio and then slept at Mick's apartment.  She woke to Keith Richards staring at them.  Then, they slept together after a Fleetwood Mac concert at Madison Square Garden.

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, she was asked how she landed the Commando role: 'I got it because I'd been in a Jagger video and then they asked me how I knew Mick and before I knew it I'd blurted out that I'd had sex with him when I was 15. It just slipped out. 'I feel incredibly bad about it. It's me and my big mouth. My family and friends knew about it but it's not something I have ever dined out on.'

She also admits to smoking marijuana since she was 12 and moving out of her family home soon after her 15th birthday to live with a dealer.

Tommy Chong should be embarrassed of his awful lack of parenting.

Keep in mind that Tommy met his current wife, Shelby, when she babysitting his kids.

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Tommy Chong Writing Cheech and Chong Horror Film

Before I start writing, take this with a grain of salt.  Tommy Chong is always supposedly writing a new Cheech and Chong film.

Tommy has been making the rounds promoting his new film Color Out of Space.

Tommy Chong tells Movie Web that he's been trying to write a Cheech and Chong horror film.

"Every comedy team before they broke up, they always had a horror movie. Abbott and Costello Halloween. Abbott and Costello meet the monster. Bing Crosby and Bob Hope, they had one. Everybody has a horror movie. So I always wanted to do a horror movie. In fact, we did a reunion tour movie and I wanted to make that a horror movie but I didn't have the clout that I once had with Cheech, so I couldn't talk him into it. It's a nice genre to play with, you can have a lot of fun with it. Like Get Out, I like that approach to it."

Chong doubts it will ever get made.

Tommy Chong's Not an Actor

Tommy Chong has been promoting his new film, The Color Out of Space.  The Richard Stanley film which stars Nicholas Cage has been getting great reviews.

Tommy Chong portrays a hippie named Ezra.

When he sat down with Forbes, he told them he lives in a small house in the Pacific Palisades, surrounded by $30 and $40 mill homes.

"I’m not an actor. I’m Tommy Chong. And if you’ve got a part that’ll work, I’m there. Cheech [Marin] is more of an actor, he went on to do Nash Bridges and Tin Cup. Me, I’m more like Leo in That ‘70s Show. And I love that. You know, people don’t have to wonder what I want in my dressing room. They know what gifts to buy me, and how to make my day. I love being me, there’s no work involved.

Tommy Chong says Cheech and Chong Should be Hollywood Walk of Fame and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

During this media blitz promoting his new film, Color Out of Space.  The Richard Stanley film which stars Nicholas Cage has been getting great reviews.  Tommy Chong portrays a hippie named Ezra.

Tommy Chong told the New York Post...
“I think they should be giving Cheech & Chong a special award on the Hollywood Walk of Fame,” he says. “We should be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It’s time for us to get some achievement awards for helping to legalize the medicine.”

We at this site agree.  Their albums were rock comedies.  Their films were rock comedies.

Tommy Chong Says Nicholas Cage is One of the Finest Actors in America

Tommy Chong sat down with the New York Post during this media blitz promoting the film Color Out of Space.

Chong, 81, plays a small but memorable role in Richard Stanley’s gonzo new movie, based on an H.P. Lovecraft story, as a hippie who lives in the woods abutting an alpaca farm. When a meteorite crashes on the property, saturating everything around it with a neon glow, Chong’s character is sucked into its mind-altering effects, along with the family on the farm, headed by Nicolas Cage’s character Nathan.

Chong has known Cage ever since [1983’s] ‘Valley Girl,’ ” says Chong. “He was a big Cheech & Chong fan. We got along really well, and I’ve just followed his career ever since. He’s one of the finest actors in America — he’s the real deal!”

Monday, January 20, 2020

2 GIRLS 1 CHONG!!! Smoking Game!

This weeks episode of 2 Girls features Tommy Chong.

Cheech Marin will be Honorary Chair for LEAD Summit

Comedian Cheech Marin will be the honorary chair/padrino de honor for the 2020 Latino Education and Advocacy Days LEAD Summit XI, which is set for March 26 at Cal State San Bernardino.

Each year the summit, which is open to the public and free to attend, brings together teaching professionals and educators, researchers, academics, scholars, administrators, independent writers and artists, policy and program specialists, students, parents, civic leaders, activists and advocates -- all sharing a common interest and commitment to education issues that impact Latinos to help them define the future.

The theme for the 11th annual summit is “Movimiento y Compromiso: 50 Years of Challenges, Possibilities, and the Quest for Educational Equity.”

The summit programs will revisit and commemorate social movements from the last 50 years, including the birth of Chicano-ethnic studies, the school walkouts/blowouts, bilingual education and the Chicano Moratorium.

Marin is probably best known as half of the comedic “irreverent, satirical, counter-culture no-holds-barred duo of Cheech and Chong,” as his website states. But he also is an actor, director, writer, musician, art collector and humanitarian.

Born in South Central Los Angeles, Marin met Tommy Chong in Vancouver, British Columbia. Once they moved back to Los Angeles, the duo rocketed into fame, with six of their albums going gold and four of them nominated for Grammys, with the album “Los Conchinos” awarded the 1973 Grammy for Best Comedy Recording. They also appeared in eight feature films.

Marin appeared his own work, written and directed by him, “Born in East L.A.” in 1987. He also appeared on TV, including the crime drama “Nash Bridges” with Don Johnson from 1996-2001, as well as the voice of several animated film characters, including Ramone in “Cars” and Banzai in “The Lion King.”

Off screen, Marin is known as a strong advocate for Chicano art, and began developing his collection in the mid-1980s, according to his website bio.

“Much of it formed the core of his inaugural exhibition Chicano Visions: American Painters on the Verge, which broke attendance records during its groundbreaking 15‐city tour during 2001‐2007 to major art museums across the United States,” the website says. “He states, ‘Chicano art is American art. My goal is to bring the term “Chicano” to the forefront of the art world.’”

Portions of his collection have toured more than 50 major art museums in the United States and Europe.

In the Inland Empire, Marin has entered into “a partnership with the city of Riverside and the Riverside Art Museum to create the Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art, Culture and Industry (aka ‘The Cheech’),” Marin’s website says. “Slated to open in 2021, The Cheech will become the permanent home for his more than 700 works of Chicano art, including paintings, sculptures, and photography; collectively, the most renowned Chicano art collection in the United States.”

“Our audience/membership will be a perfect fit with all the efforts with the Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art, Culture and Industry of the Riverside Art Museum, and this opportunity would serve to share the tremendous economic impact the Cheech Marin Center will have on the Inland Empire and how the museum in our region will elevate us in the art world,” said Enrique Murillo Jr., LEAD executive director and CSUSB professor of education. “Cheech Marin will share how the renovation project is progressing, what types of programs we can expect to see at the ‘Cheech’ and how we can be part of the incredible effort.”

Registration for LEAD XI, which is free, may be done online at the LEAD Summit XI website at leadsummit.csusb.edu. LEAD Summit XI will take place from 8 a.m. to about 4 p.m. at the university’s Santos Manuel Student Union.