| Oct 12, 2009
| 4:34 AM
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Oct. 11 - 17 in PDF format This week's TV Movies HIDDEN TRUTH: While vacationing in Mexico, Lightman and his daughter Emily (Tim Roth, Hayley McFarland) become involved in the......
| Nov 29, 2009
Standing in the middle of a bustling Mexican restaurant in La Puente with a worn acoustic guitar propped high on his chest, Matthew Stoneman looks nothing like the other mariachis working this night.
There's no 10-gallon hat or silver-studded charro...
| May 12, 2009
Travis Edmonson, a singer-songwriter who as part of the duo Bud & Travis influenced other folk musicians and helped expand the audience for Spanish-language songs, has died. He was 76.
Edmonson, who had Parkinson's disease and other illnesses, died...
| Apr 11, 2010
Graciela Perez Grillo, an Afro-Cuban music pioneer who was known as the First Lady of Latin Jazz, has died. She was 94.
Graciela, as she was known professionally, died April 6 of natural causes at the Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York, where she...
| Nov 10, 2010
Singer-actress appeared in L.A.'s 'Les Miserables'
Michelle Nicastro, 50, an actress and singer who was in the original Los Angeles production of "Les Miserables," died Thursday at her home in Toluca Lake after a long battle with...
| Mar 1, 2010
| 7:09 PM
Bobby Espinosa, a keyboard player who helped create the confluence of jazz, R&B and rock sounds for El Chicano, the East L.A. band that had top-40 hits in the 1970s with "Viva Tirado" and "Tell Her She's Lovely," has died. He was 60.
| Dec 25, 2010
Edward Cansino, a composer and conductor who led the eclectic vocal and instrumental ensemble I Cantori, has died. He was 63.
Cansino died of cancer Sunday at his home in Altadena, said his wife, Gina Di Massa Cansino.
I Cantori (Italian for "the...
| Mar 23, 2008
| 11:58 AM
Cuban bassist and composer Israel "Cachao" Lopez, who is credited with pioneering the mambo style of music, died Saturday. He was 89.
Known simply as Cachao, the Grammy-winning musician had fallen ill in the past week and died surrounded by family...
| Nov 25, 2008
| 10:49 AM
If it isn't the bright bougainvillea tumbling from the colonial balconies or the quiet shimmer of the Caribbean Sea, then maybe it's the impromptu dance parties in the town plazas, or the joyful din of guitars, bongos and maracas that drifts through the...
| Sep 13, 2008
Lila Downs is an artist who always seemed to have her act together. The Mexican American singer has a stunning voice, a confident multicultural vision grounded in her Mixtec Indian roots and a successful 15-year career in world music circles. What she...
| Oct 11, 2008
IT'S BEEN a year since Los Abandoned suddenly broke up and L.A. lost one of its most creative bicultural bands. At the time, lead singer and songwriter couldn't get herself to talk about why she had abandoned the acclaimed quartet, whose logo was a broken...