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  • Monday's TV Highlights: 'Lie to me' heads south of the border

     
    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......
  • How a gringo found his mariachi groove

    How a gringo found his mariachi groove
    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...
  • Travis Edmonson dies at 76; half of folk duo Bud & Travis

    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...
  • Graciela Perez Grillo dies at 94; Afro-Cuban musician

    Graciela Perez Grillo dies at 94; Afro-Cuban musician
    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...
  • PASSINGS: Michelle Nicastro, Rudy Regalado

    PASSINGS: Michelle Nicastro, Rudy Regalado
    MICHELLE NICASTRO 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...
  • Bobby Espinosa dies at 60; keyboardist for 1970s Latin soul band El Chicano

    Bobby Espinosa dies at 60; keyboardist for 1970s Latin soul band El Chicano
    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. Espinosa died...
  • Edward Cansino dies at 63; composer and conductor led eclectic ensemble I Cantori

    Edward Cansino dies at 63; composer and conductor led eclectic ensemble I Cantori
    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...
  • Cuban bassist Cachao dies; mambo pioneer

    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...
  • The magic of Cartagena

    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...
  • Lila Downs celebrates a new outlook

    Lila Downs celebrates a new outlook
    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...
  • Pilar Díaz no longer Abandoned, and that's OK

    Pilar Díaz no longer Abandoned, and that's OK
    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...