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November 22, 2010
At every auto show there are certain vehicles that generate a buzz (and a crowd). Many factors — newness, rarity, performance, looks, lavish features, revolutionary technology — can make a car a crowd puller. But at this year’s L.A. Auto Show, being sexy and green seems to be as important as being fast and expensive. We looked at a few of the models that have necks craning and cameras flashing at the L.A. Convention Center. BMW CONCEPT 6 SERIES COUPE This svelte four-seater is attracting an audience at the show because, though billed as a concept, it’s widely rumored to resemble the production third-generation 6 Series due in mid-2011 — and in this status-obsessed city, we all want to see what’ll be in our neighbors’ driveways next year.
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October 23, 2012 | By David Undercoffler, Los Angeles Times
Simplify, then add lightness was the well-worn philosophy that Lotus' founder, the late Colin Chapman, imbued into all of his products. For 2013, it would seem the company is simplifying, then adding an automatic transmission. The company announced that it will be adding an automatic transmission to the options list on the 2013 Evora S, a sublime hunk of metal powered by a 345-horsepower, supercharged Toyota motor. Review: Lotus Evora S Because automatic transmission likely sounds too blase for a sports car company like Lotus, it calls this transmission Intelligent Precision Shift (IPS)
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ENTERTAINMENT
November 10, 1997 | DON HECKMAN
Singer Cesaria Evora has emerged as a major world music diva in the last two years. And on Saturday night, in the first of two performances at the Veterans Wadsworth Theater, she confirmed--in what was, even for her, a relatively subdued performance--that her high visibility is fully deserved. Small, unassuming-looking, surrounded on all sides by her six musicians and continuing to perform barefoot, Evora simply sang her songs--with little ornamentation and no explanation.
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December 18, 2011 | Los Angeles Times staff and wire reports
Cesaria Evora, who started singing as a teenager in bayside bars on the West African island nation of Cape Verde in the 1950s and won a Grammy Award in 2004 after she finally took her music to stages around the world, died Saturday. She was 70. Evora, known as the "Barefoot Diva" because she always performed without shoes, died at a hospital in Mindelo, on her native island of Sao Vicente in Cape Verde, her label Lusafrica announced on its website . It gave no further details.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 14, 1996 | DON HECKMAN
It's probably not too far off to describe Cesaria Evora's concert at Veterans Wadsworth Theater on Friday as a triumphant return. When the Cape Verdean singer appeared a LunaPark a year ago, she was barely known in this country, even though she had already become a major star in Europe. In the interim, the woman known as the Barefoot Diva has become highly visible to American fans of world music.
BUSINESS
January 22, 2010
2010 Lotus Evora Base price: $73,500 Price, as tested: $85,680 Powertrain: transversely mid-mounted 3.5-liter DOHC V-6 with variable valve timing, six-speed manual transmission; rear-wheel drive with limited-slip differential Horsepower: 276 at 6,400 rpm Torque: 258 pound-feet at 4,700 rpm Curb weight: 3,046 pounds 0-60 mph: Under 5 seconds Wheelbase: 101.4 inches...
BUSINESS
October 23, 2012 | By David Undercoffler, Los Angeles Times
Simplify, then add lightness was the well-worn philosophy that Lotus' founder, the late Colin Chapman, imbued into all of his products. For 2013, it would seem the company is simplifying, then adding an automatic transmission. The company announced that it will be adding an automatic transmission to the options list on the 2013 Evora S, a sublime hunk of metal powered by a 345-horsepower, supercharged Toyota motor. Review: Lotus Evora S Because automatic transmission likely sounds too blase for a sports car company like Lotus, it calls this transmission Intelligent Precision Shift (IPS)
ENTERTAINMENT
November 8, 1994 | DON SNOWDEN
"Rendez-vous in L.A.," an international food fest and concert that attracted about 1,000 people Sunday to Santa Monica Airport's Barker Hanger, was a bold and successful attempt to redefine world music along broader lines by featuring artists with styles built on American street beats (Spearhead and Solsonics) alongside African artists Manu Dibango and Cesaria Evora.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 16, 1999 | DON HECKMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Cesaria Evora is not exactly what one would describe as the classic image of a world music diva, at least not at first glance. Small, round, approaching her 60th birthday, she has no snappy dance moves, no exotic mannerisms. Standing on stage in relatively immobile fashion, barefoot and stolid, she could simply be singing her songs before a weekend crowd in a small nightclub on the African island of Cape Verde--as she often did in her younger years.
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November 25, 1990 | JENNIFER MERIN
Among the most beautiful collectibles available in Portugal are handmade Arraiolos rugs. Hand-embroidered in beautiful, earthy and vibrant colors and intricate patterns, the rugs are still created according to centuries-old techniques, making them affordable treasures that will likely increase in value. Although the rugs are available in specialized shops in the United States and other countries, smart shoppers who buy in Portugal have a great advantage.
NEWS
November 22, 2010
At every auto show there are certain vehicles that generate a buzz (and a crowd). Many factors — newness, rarity, performance, looks, lavish features, revolutionary technology — can make a car a crowd puller. But at this year’s L.A. Auto Show, being sexy and green seems to be as important as being fast and expensive. We looked at a few of the models that have necks craning and cameras flashing at the L.A. Convention Center. BMW CONCEPT 6 SERIES COUPE This svelte four-seater is attracting an audience at the show because, though billed as a concept, it’s widely rumored to resemble the production third-generation 6 Series due in mid-2011 — and in this status-obsessed city, we all want to see what’ll be in our neighbors’ driveways next year.
BUSINESS
January 22, 2010
2010 Lotus Evora Base price: $73,500 Price, as tested: $85,680 Powertrain: transversely mid-mounted 3.5-liter DOHC V-6 with variable valve timing, six-speed manual transmission; rear-wheel drive with limited-slip differential Horsepower: 276 at 6,400 rpm Torque: 258 pound-feet at 4,700 rpm Curb weight: 3,046 pounds 0-60 mph: Under 5 seconds Wheelbase: 101.4 inches...
BUSINESS
January 22, 2010 | Dan Neil
Every time I write about a high-performance sports car, I'm guaranteed to get letters from readers to this effect: "How can you possibly glorify the Badminton Dual-Cowl 87B? No one needs a car that goes 200 mph, costs $300,000 and gets five miles per gallon. With all that's going on in the world [climate change, war in the Middle East, balance of trade etc.]. For shame. For shame!" All right, then. I present to you perhaps the most fun available on four wheels: The 2010 Lotus Evora.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 11, 2007 | Don Heckman, Special to The Times
"Charisma" is a word that demands a new definition when applied to Cape Verdean singer Cesaria Evora. Although she makes a somewhat offbeat appearance as the "Barefoot Diva" -- a highly marketable description of her simple preference for performing without shoes -- she otherwise communicates the amiable, uncomplicated warmth of a favorite great aunt. So, how to explain the unrestrained enthusiasm of her audience Friday at the Orpheum Theatre?
NEWS
November 20, 2003 | Agustin Gurza, Times Staff Writer
A man carrying a bottle of cognac in a box burst into a dressing room backstage at the Walt Disney Concert Hall on Tuesday night as singer Cesaria Evora waited to perform to a sold-out crowd. Joe Killian, Evora's U.S. manager, bought the fine brandy for her. But it's not the brand she had requested, the one that comes in the pretty green bottle and costs $450. So Killian did a little song and dance to defuse his client's displeasure.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 1, 2003 | Don Heckman, Special to The Times
It's a good thing Cesaria Evora was the headliner for the "World Divas" concert at the Hollywood Bowl on Sunday. Without the presence of the engaging Cape Verdean singer, the opening event in the Bowl's 2003 world-music series would have had virtually nothing to do with either "world" or "divas." When Moroccan artist Natacha Atlas had to cancel because of her band's visa problems, the only act left was the English group Morcheeba.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 1, 2003 | Don Heckman, Special to The Times
It's a good thing Cesaria Evora was the headliner for the "World Divas" concert at the Hollywood Bowl on Sunday. Without the presence of the engaging Cape Verdean singer, the opening event in the Bowl's 2003 world-music series would have had virtually nothing to do with either "world" or "divas." When Moroccan artist Natacha Atlas had to cancel because of her band's visa problems, the only act left was the English group Morcheeba.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 3, 2001 | DON HECKMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The energy level took awhile to crank up at the start of the World Festival 2001 series' opening concert Sunday at the Hollywood Bowl. Labeled "Global Divas," the program began with a performance by Bebel Gilberto, a pleasant singer whose diva qualities are still in the process of emerging. Gilberto, whose impressive lineage includes her father, bossa nova legend Joa~o Gilberto, and her uncle, the great Brazilian singer-songwriter Chico Buarque, obviously has considerable potential.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 3, 2001 | DON HECKMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The energy level took awhile to crank up at the start of the World Festival 2001 series' opening concert Sunday at the Hollywood Bowl. Labeled "Global Divas," the program began with a performance by Bebel Gilberto, a pleasant singer whose diva qualities are still in the process of emerging. Gilberto, whose impressive lineage includes her father, bossa nova legend Joa~o Gilberto, and her uncle, the great Brazilian singer-songwriter Chico Buarque, obviously has considerable potential.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 25, 2001 | ALONA WARTOFSKY, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON POST
Half a block isn't such a long way, even on a midtown sidewalk teeming with people. But the walk from her chauffeured sedan to the talent entrance for "The Late Show With David Letterman" seems to take Cesaria Evora a long time. Autograph-seeking fans interrupt, and Evora wordlessly obliges them. She signs copies of her latest album, "Sao Vicente," deliberately, as if each were a document of utmost importance.
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