| Apr 27, 2010
| 4:35 PM
Weâre at the halfway point of Season 10, ballroom fans! Six weeks in, seven contestants left and a whole lot of seven paddles from Len. This week upped the stakes even more for our contestants, as each couple had to......
| Mar 22, 2010
Margit Edwards vividly remembers the exact moment she understood how to dance the samba.
On a beach in Brazil — swept up in the power of an impromptu samba beat, a little cachaça (made from fermented sugarcane) and the feel of her feet on the...
| Jul 18, 2010
"Hey, got any extra Jimmy Buffett tickets?"
The two 50ish retirees, both wearing sunglasses and hoop earrings, laughed as they tried to get passersby to stop and chat awhile, a Southerner's favorite pastime on sleepy summer days. And on this overcast...
| Jun 10, 2010
Southern California can be thought of as a crazy quilt of humanity stitched together with the spices and flavors of many nations. And at no time is that more apparent than during the FIFA World Cup, which takes place every four years and riles up every...
| May 9, 2010
Francisco Aguabella, an Afro-Cuban percussionist considered a master sacred drummer who also had a wide-ranging career in jazz and salsa, has died. He was 84.
Aguabella died Friday of cancer at his Los Angeles home, said his daughter Menina Givens....
| May 13, 2010
Viola Rowland's jalapeño jelly, mango chutney and corn relish started making the rounds at swanky Hollywood cocktail parties in the early 1930s. Actors Doris Day and Dan Duryea, cosmetics magnate Max Factor and Los Angeles Examiner Hollywood gossip...
| Apr 18, 2010
Here are some things you might expect to find in a classical music festival dubbed "Americas and Americans": This weekend's program titled "Magic Realism." The late Antonio Estévez's folkloric piece "Cantata Criolla," about a singing contest between a...
| 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...
| Sep 23, 2010
In Los Angeles, 25 years entitles a restaurant to, if not a medal, then at the very least the title of institution. And this year (how time flies) marks the 25th anniversary for La Serenata de Garibaldi in Boyle Heights. Way back in 1985, Jose Rodriguez...
| Dec 5, 2010
With 30 bucks and an open mind, you can stay in some prime spots in California — on the Pacific Beach boardwalk in San Diego, for example, or a block from Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica or overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge in San...
| Nov 14, 2010
The familiar symmetry of the Pacific 10 Conference is changing, and that calls for a road trip.
By joining the Pac-10 in 2011, the universities of Utah and Colorado will make it the Pac-12. With that, the rhythms of USC and UCLA fans traveling to the...