Lost in the moment
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Life Along an L.A. Avenue

Antonio Hernandez appears to be lost in the moment and the music as he plays an accordion early on a Sunday morning outside Vallarta Tires and Auto Service at 4346 E. Cesar E. Chavez Ave. (Aurelio José Barrera / LAT)
A woman and her child enter Self-Help Graphics and Art for a fundraiser for In Lak Ech, a performance poetry collective. (Aurelio José Barrera / LAT)
Couples dance to norteño music at the La Zona Rosa dance club. The place is popular with local artists and musicians. (Aurelio José Barrera / LAT)
Tattoo artist Jesus “Chuy” Rangel painstakingly creates a design in ink on a young man’s body at the City of Angels Tattoo Shop at 2043 E. Cesar E. Chavez Ave. (Aurelio José Barrera / LAT)
Norma Galindo, left, has worked at Norma’s Beauty Salon on Cesar E. Chavez Avenue since 1976. It’s among the spots along the street documented by a Times photo editor. (Aurelio José Barrera / LAT)