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May 22, 2003 | Don Heckman
The worrisome anticipation that the summer's music schedules might be affected by travel difficulties associated with the war on terrorism and the problems in the Middle East now appears to have been exaggerated. At the moment (keep your fingers crossed), none of the summer's far-ranging events in world music or jazz seem in danger of cancellation.
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ENTERTAINMENT
October 24, 2012 | By Reed Johnson, Los Angeles Times
From 2003 to '08 Gilberto Gil served as Brazil's culture minister, helping underprivileged kids gain access to technology and forging global aesthetic links with a missionary's zeal. On Tuesday night at Walt Disney Concert Hall, Gil was back in that role, paying tribute to mentors such as the great Brazilian singer-composer-accordionist Luiz Gonzaga and quietly schooling his audience in the complex ties between the accordion-based baiĆ£o music of his native northeast Brazil and geographically (but not sonically)
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ENTERTAINMENT
June 13, 1991 | LEONARD FEATHER
Ipanema seemed a long way away when the Astrud Gilberto Sextet took to the bandstand Tuesday night at Catalina's. The singer, who rose to fame in 1963 as vocalist with Stan Getz on the Grammy-winning "The Girl From Ipanema," was not on the scene. Her six musicians spent some 15 minutes investigating, from many angles, a composition by the drummer Duduka Da Fonseca.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 22, 2010 | By Mikael Wood
Twelve guitar strings, four cello strings and two vocal cords -- those were the components of what Gilberto Gil described with mathematical precision as the "very simple concert" he performed Saturday night at UCLA's Royce Hall, where the Brazilian singer-guitarist was accompanied by cellist Jaques Morelenbaum and Gil's son Bem on guitar. And aside from the tambourine Bem picked up near the end of the two-hour show, Gil's accounting proved essentially accurate: This was a determinedly uncluttered presentation of material from throughout Gil's 40-year career, from early songs about cultural upheaval to a pair of new tunes (one written for his daughter Maria's recent wedding)
ENTERTAINMENT
March 20, 2010 | By Reed Johnson
For the Brazilian musical idol Gilberto Gil, the cultural always is the political -- and vice versa. It has been that way since the 1960s, when Gil and several artistic comrades were imprisoned and driven into London exile by Brazil's ruling military junta. Ostensibly, Gil and his colleagues, including Caetano Veloso , were guilty of stirring up the populace with a genre-shattering, socially alert, Afro-rock hybrid called tropicalismo . It was indeed a radical act in a country that takes music (and soccer)
ENTERTAINMENT
July 21, 1989 | DON HECKMAN
There was something oddly appropriate about Astrud Gilberto's modest entrance on stage at Catalina Bar and Grill on Wednesday night. She slipped between the members of her quintet, waiflike as ever, still looking as though she were not quite sure if she belonged there at all. It's been more than two decades since Gilberto became a virtually accidental star of the then-new bossa nova via her understated vocals on the recordings of former husband Joao Gilberto.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 17, 2000 | ERNESTO LECHNER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Although Austin Powers would have you believe otherwise, the bossa nova is not what it used to be. The quintessential Brazilian genre is such a vivid representation of the time when it was created, such a perfect embodiment of the wide-eyed innocence of the late '50s and early '60s, that it could not possibly have survived into these cynical times without a crucial overhaul. Enter Bebel Gilberto.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 3, 2001 | Steve Baltin
Brazilian music, with its flowing rhythms and rich percussion, is a natural partner for the enthusiastic beats of electronic sub-genres house and drum-and-bass. Singer Bebel Gilberto, who has recorded with such dance acts as Amon Tobin and Thievery Corporation before she became a world-music star, wants to show fans how well the two go together. On the heels of the recent "Tanto Tempo Remixes" album, Gilberto invited U.K.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 24, 1986 | LEONARD FEATHER
Just 23 years ago the professional debut of Astrud Gilberto came about by chance, when her then-husband, Joao Gilberto, introduced her to Stan Getz. Her record of "The Girl From Ipanema" with Getz catapulted her to stardom. After a long retirement, she returned some years ago in a very different setting, which she introduced to Los Angeles audiences Tuesday, beginning a six-night run at the Vine St. Bar & Grill.
NEWS
July 20, 1987 | LYNN O'SHAUGHNESSY, Times Staff Writer
Gilberto Freyre, Brazilian author and social historian, died Saturday of a brain hemorrhage. He was 87. Dr. Hilton Chaves, Freyre's physician, said Freyre died in the northeastern city of Recife, his birthplace. Known for his commentaries on Brazilian culture that sometimes inflamed fellow sociologists, Freyre's most celebrated work was "Casa Grande e Senzala" or "The Masters and the Slaves," which was published in 1933.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 20, 2010 | By Reed Johnson
For the Brazilian musical idol Gilberto Gil, the cultural always is the political -- and vice versa. It has been that way since the 1960s, when Gil and several artistic comrades were imprisoned and driven into London exile by Brazil's ruling military junta. Ostensibly, Gil and his colleagues, including Caetano Veloso , were guilty of stirring up the populace with a genre-shattering, socially alert, Afro-rock hybrid called tropicalismo . It was indeed a radical act in a country that takes music (and soccer)
ENTERTAINMENT
September 10, 2007 | Agustin Gurza, Times Staff Writer
Seven songs into her seductive set Saturday at Avalon Hollywood, Brazilian singer-songwriter Bebel Gilberto eased herself into a Space Age stool made of clear acrylic. She sat sideways in the chair, putting her feet up on some sound equipment, leaning back and letting her flowing, curly hair cascade over the other side. The lights dimmed, and for a moment it seemed like she was just taking a breather from her lively, often festive performance.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 2007 | Sara Lin, Times Staff Writer
An 18-year-old member of a self-styled Murrieta "fight club" who prosecutors said graduated from backyard brawls to armed burglaries, robberies and assaults was sentenced Monday to more than six years in state prison. Gilberto Cuevas of Murrieta pleaded guilty to grand theft, steroid possession, burglary and receiving stolen property and admitted to being involved in a gang, prosecutors said. Riverside County Superior Court Judge Judith C. Clark handed down the 76-month term.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 27, 2007 | John Payne, Special to The Times
Brazilian singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Gilberto Gil is so revered by his countrymen that, in 1992, President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva appointed him minister of culture -- a position he holds to this day. Saturday's solo performance at Royce Hall was a rare opportunity to hear the icon's most renowned songs performed with voice and acoustic guitar, re-creating the recently released compilation disc "Gil Luminoso."
WORLD
December 4, 2004 | From Associated Press
The former leader of the Cali drug cartel was put on a plane bound for Miami late Friday, becoming the most powerful Colombian trafficker extradited to the United States. Helmeted police armed with assault rifles escorted the handcuffed Gilberto Rodriguez Orejuela, 65, to the U.S. plane at a military airfield on the edge of Bogota, the Colombian capital.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 27, 2004 | Don Heckman, Special to The Times
Good genes are unquestionably a factor in the singing of Bebel Gilberto, the daughter of the great bossa nova singer-guitarist Joao Gilberto. "Bebel Gilberto" (Six Degrees) is her second album, following 2000's well-received "Tanto Tempo" as well as a remixed version released a year later. The younger Gilberto's material often differs from the floating bossa nova rhythms that her father was instrumental in creating.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 27, 2007 | John Payne, Special to The Times
Brazilian singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Gilberto Gil is so revered by his countrymen that, in 1992, President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva appointed him minister of culture -- a position he holds to this day. Saturday's solo performance at Royce Hall was a rare opportunity to hear the icon's most renowned songs performed with voice and acoustic guitar, re-creating the recently released compilation disc "Gil Luminoso."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 27, 2003 | Louis Sahagun and Robin Fields, Times Staff Writers
Gilberto Juarez saw the rush of chocolate-brown water coming at him, a 12-foot wave of mud, rock and car-sized boulders that ripped through Waterman Canyon, cleaving his family in half. "I grabbed my 3-year-old and ran," said the San Bernardino construction worker. "I stopped and turned around to look for my wife and 6-year-old, but they were gone."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 2003 | Claire Luna, Times Staff Writer
A three-time felon who killed the owner of a Laguna Beach ice cream parlor in 1995 as her husband tried to protect her should get life in prison instead of a death sentence, a jury decided Monday. Gilberto Corrales Garcia was convicted Dec. 4 of fatally shooting Simindokht Roshdieh, 53, during a botched robbery. She owned the Baskins-Robbins store with her husband.
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