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Pop & HissThe Gibson will have several Latin music acts, including Gilberto Santa Rosa, Pepe Aguilar and Vicente FernÃ¡ndez. Sugarland, the Go-Go's and Norah Jones will play the Greek. System of a Down's Serj Tankian, Spanish tenor Jose Carreras, L.A. rockers 30......
Pop & HissOn paper, it's one of the year's most impressive festival lineups of alternative Latin American and Latino bands: Los Amigos Invisibles from Venezuela; Mexican electronica wizards Bostich and Fussible of Nortec Collective, and the one-man digital...
Special to The TimesMOST California schoolchildren learn the basic facts about the state's mission history in the fourth grade. Established from 1769 to 1823 by Franciscan monks from Spain to spread the Roman Catholic faith among the area's Native American population, the...
Times Staff WriterThe second album by this hot Puerto Rican duo should be rated X for extremist. As in extreme sexuality, social rage, vulgarity and violent imagery. Nothing so raw and outrageous has ever been heard — or allowed — in mainstream Latin music....
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TÊTE-À-TÊTE: JIMMY SMITS If it seems Jimmy Smits has been in our living rooms for the best part of 20 years, its because he has. With iconic roles on L.A. Law, NYPD Blue, The West Wing, Cane and a recent stint on Showtimes Dexter, this actor has...
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...
Times Staff WriterThe rush begins at midday, heralded by an unseen rooster crowing the noon hour. Of the dozen or so tables in El Mexicano Café, only four have customers. Two mainly are filled by men in jeans, plain cotton shirts and sweat-ringed hats. A couple of young...
Times Staff WriterLila 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...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterMEXICO CITY -- Not so long ago, Latin American artists who spoke up for social causes often risked prison, exile or far worse. What a difference a generation makes. On Thursday, a phalanx of Spanish-speaking pop artists headed by Colombian superstar...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterIT'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...
The Associated PressIt might be notorious for its late-night party scene, swanky beach hotels with steeply priced drinks and the beachgoers who wear barely-there $300 swimsuits, but vacationing Miami-style doesn't have to cost a fortune. From $3 beers to staying at a hostel...
Chicago Tribune Staff WriterIf 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...
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