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June 25, 1999 | KEVIN BAXTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The idea first came to Gallagher last winter in Puerto Rico. Or maybe it was Aruba. Well, it doesn't really matter; from inside a hotel room, they look pretty much the same anyway. Besides, the important thing is that an idea came. When you make your living smashing overripe fruit with a 16-pound mallet, you take your revelations when and where you can get them. "I thought to myself, 'These aren't foreign countries,' " the melon-mashing comedian recounts.
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October 21, 2008 | From the Associated Press
"The Oprah Winfrey Show" is becoming bilingual. Chicago-based Harpo Productions says the show is being made available in Spanish through Secondary Audio Programming and closed captioning. The Spanish-language broadcasts launched Monday in the country's six largest Hispanic TV markets: Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Houston and Dallas. More cities are expected to be added this season. "The Oprah Winfrey Show" is in its 22nd season. It's syndicated to 214 U.S. stations and in 139 countries.
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ENTERTAINMENT
May 10, 1993 | ENRIQUE LOPETEGUI
The first good thing about the Caifanes and Maldita Vecindad concert Saturday at the Hollywood Palladium was that it began precisely at 8 p.m., thus breaking the annoying rock en espanol tradition of bands coming on stage an hour or more late. The second noteworthy element of a stirring evening was bassist Stuart Hamm--who has toured with guitarist Joe Satriani--making his first Los Angeles appearance playing with Caifanes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 2008 | Ari B. Bloomekatz and Francisco Vara-Orta, Times Staff Writers
It's Monday afternoon at City Hall, and Councilwoman Jan Perry is sneaking an hour between meetings to read a novel by Isabel Allende, the prolific Chilean writer. In the original Spanish. "┬┐Almohada?" she asks her tutor in the middle of a sentence. "Pillow," Oscar Szmuch responds. Perry hired Szmuch a year ago. He has helped her learn Spanish well enough to converse with native speakers. Nearly 40% of Los Angeles County residents older than age 5 speak Spanish at home -- about 3.
OPINION
February 5, 2006 | GREGORY RODRIGUEZ
WHEN I FIRST heard that Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa had agreed to deliver the Democratic Party's Spanish-language response to President Bush's State of the Union address, I had the urge to call him up and plead, "Say it ain't so, Tony." There's certainly nothing wrong with the Democrats producing a political message in Spanish -- Bush also has delivered radio addresses in the language -- but the ethnic politics behind the decision are decidedly lame.
BUSINESS
April 7, 1999
Prodigy Communications Corp. said it began a Spanish-language version of its Internet access service, along with technical support and customer service, for the nearly 8 million Spanish-speaking households in the U.S. The new service, which costs $19.95 a month, will allow Prodigy users to switch instantly between Spanish and English versions of their personal World Wide Web sites.
TRAVEL
August 17, 1986
We found Peter S. Greenberg's article on lawsuits against the travel industry (Aug. 3) most interesting. We are in the midst of attempting to settle a claim, in an amicable fashion, with a Spanish tour group. We traveled to Spain at the end of April and found ourselves involved in a combined multilingual tour with another tour group. We were never told this would occur. The tour guide spoke Spanish 95% of the time and we could not understand anything, nor could we tune out. We felt as if we were on the Tower of Babel.
SPORTS
August 21, 1985
After a couple of players collided going for a fly ball during a New York Mets game, announcer Ralph Kiner recalled that Richie Ashburn, when he played center field for the Mets, was always having communication problems with shortstop Elio Chacon, a native of Venezuela. "Finally," Kiner said, "Ashburn asked Chacon how to say 'I got it' in Spanish. Chacon said, 'Yo la tengo.'
NEWS
February 20, 1986
"You have forgotten to clean the grout in the shower." "When you change the bed, please put on the pretty sheets." "I appreciate the way you pick the dead leaves off the geraniums: here is a $20 bonus." If you've always wanted to express such sentiments to your non-English-speaking cleaning people but just didn't know how to put them into Spanish, Chinese or whatever, you can call (800) TEL-LANG, a 2-month-old telephone translation service.
TRAVEL
September 17, 2000 | MIKE McINTYRE
Like any language, Spanish punishes imprecision. Take the word for ham: jamon. Get one letter wrong and order a sandwich de jabon, and the waiter will look at you funny or bring you a soap sandwich. As finding something edible several times a day is a key part of world travel, Andrea and I were motivated to study Spanish. After leaving London, we enrolled in a two-week course at the Instituto Espanol Murallas de Avila, a small school in this city 68 miles northwest of Madrid.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 1, 2007 | Maria Elena Fernandez, Times Staff Writer
Oye, have you noticed? All over the TV dial, se habla espanol. Si. Si. It's true. Many of your favorite TV characters are speaking in Spanish. Sometimes it's just a line of dialogue sprinkled in to add a dash of authenticity. Sometimes it's a full-blown conversation with or without subtitles. Sometimes it's even that (lazy? or is it naughty?) bicultural hybrid, Spanglish. As Latinos have grown into the nation's largest minority, the culture has surfaced ever so slightly on our TV programs.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 1, 2007 | Martin Miller, Times Staff Writer
Spanish-language radio stations continued their dominance of the Southland airwaves, capturing three of the top five spots, including first, in the winter Arbitron ratings released Monday. Improving from its second-place finish from the previous quarter, KSCA-FM (101.9) claimed the No. 1 spot with an average of 4.8% of the listening audience age 12 and older between Jan. 11 and April 4.
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April 16, 2007 | Steve Appleford, Special to The Times
Los Straitjackets is a band in ridiculous disguise, a quartet of Nashville dudes in matching sharp suits and glittery lucha libre wrestling masks. They are comical, smooth operators, building their trebly sounds of surfing and spying in the tradition of the heavy guitar instrumentalists Link Wray and Dick Dale. The Mexican wrestling gear is an amusing gimmick, but the band has also absorbed enough genuine Latin roots-rock to be embraced by the real thing.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 24, 2006 | Lewis Segal, Times Staff Writer
Whether you label its style ballet seasoned with flamenco or flamenco seasoned with ballet, Nuevo Ballet Espanol offers a highly accessible entertainment combining (if never really fusing) the two arts.
OPINION
February 5, 2006 | GREGORY RODRIGUEZ
WHEN I FIRST heard that Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa had agreed to deliver the Democratic Party's Spanish-language response to President Bush's State of the Union address, I had the urge to call him up and plead, "Say it ain't so, Tony." There's certainly nothing wrong with the Democrats producing a political message in Spanish -- Bush also has delivered radio addresses in the language -- but the ethnic politics behind the decision are decidedly lame.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 20, 2005 | Reed Johnson, Times Staff Writer
HER chauffeur barely has pulled into the parking garage, but Carmen Aristegui is already out the door of her silver Audi and bounding through the office-tower lobby as if powered by jet propulsion. She flashes a smile at the night security guards, whisks into an elevator and heads for the eighth-floor suite of CNN en Espanol.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 23, 2005 | Maria Elena Fernandez, Times Staff Writer
THERE are plenty of abuelitas speaking in Spanish on the prime-time lineup if you click your remote toward Univision and Telemundo. But now there's a Spanish-speaking grandma on ABC who also speaks English, but refuses to do so. She's funny, feisty, and the grandmother on "Freddie," the new sitcom starring and co-created by Freddie Prinze Jr. and his best friend, Conrad Jackson.
NEWS
September 11, 2005 | Erin Gartner, Associated Press Writer
On a rainy Saturday, Miereya Gomez quietly thumbed through a book titled "Los Colores" as her two young sons carried comic books to their father in the children's section of the Central Public Library on the outskirts of downtown Denver. "They really enjoy it here," Gomez said as her husband read a Spider-Man comic to 3-year-old Israel, listening intently as he hugged his father's knee.
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