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February 6, 2000 | ALISA VALDES-RODRIGUEZ, Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez is a Times staff writer
Jaci Velasquez tiptoes into the 11 a.m. church service 10 minutes late. She always comes late and stands in a rear pew. That way, she says, people might focus on the word of God, instead of on her. For this same reason, her trademark waist-length chestnut hair is knotted in a bun, and she wears little makeup, just a trace of silvery blue on her upper lids. But it's no use. Heads turn, even as Billy Graham addresses the crowd from a tape being shown on a video screen on the front wall.
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December 22, 2003 | Agustin Gurza, Times Staff Writer
Halfway through their Christmas concert Friday night at the Universal Amphitheatre, singers Jaci Velasquez and Jon Secada did a bilingual duet that started with a wisecrack. "I'm dreaming of a White Christmas," sang Secada, the Miami-based Cuban American crooner. "You live in Miami, Florida," came the sarcastic retort from Velasquez, the talented Mexican American from Texas.
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February 4, 2000
Riding the waves of Christian and Latin music, Jaci Velasquez could well be the next Amy Grant and Ricky Martin rolled into one--but is that what she wants?
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February 20, 2000
I just wanted to say thank you for doing an amazing cover story feature on Jaci Velasquez ("A Higher Authority Is at Work," by Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez, Feb. 6). I have been in the mainstream and Christian music industry for a number of years and I don't think I have ever seen such coverage. My deepest appreciation goes to the assignment editor and writer for spotlighting Jaci the way you did. RODNEY COREY La Verne I enjoyed reading the article about Jaci Velasquez. Contrary to stereotypes, however, the Catholic Church is not "undergoing" a decline as reported.
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February 20, 2000
I just wanted to say thank you for doing an amazing cover story feature on Jaci Velasquez ("A Higher Authority Is at Work," by Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez, Feb. 6). I have been in the mainstream and Christian music industry for a number of years and I don't think I have ever seen such coverage. My deepest appreciation goes to the assignment editor and writer for spotlighting Jaci the way you did. RODNEY COREY La Verne I enjoyed reading the article about Jaci Velasquez. Contrary to stereotypes, however, the Catholic Church is not "undergoing" a decline as reported.
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December 22, 2003 | Agustin Gurza, Times Staff Writer
Halfway through their Christmas concert Friday night at the Universal Amphitheatre, singers Jaci Velasquez and Jon Secada did a bilingual duet that started with a wisecrack. "I'm dreaming of a White Christmas," sang Secada, the Miami-based Cuban American crooner. "You live in Miami, Florida," came the sarcastic retort from Velasquez, the talented Mexican American from Texas.
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August 3, 2000
What's happening the next few weeks: * Jaci Velasquez, above, sings at the Star Plaza Theatre, 8001 Delaware Place, Merrillville, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. (219) 769-6600. * "Pharaohs of the Sun," the exhibition of Egyptian art and artifacts from the Amarna period that was at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art earlier this year, is now on view through Sept. 24 at the Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan Ave. (312) 443-3600.
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April 16, 2003 | Kevin Thomas, Times Staff Writer
In "Chasing Papi," a giddy, slight Latina-lib comedy, babe magnet ad exec Tomas Fuentes (Eduardo Verastegui) gives his heart away -- over and over again. When forced to reflect on his behavior, he justifies his harem mentality by asserting that he was raised by many loving women. The women currently in his life, each of whom believes she is his one true love, not surprisingly take this behavior a bit more seriously when they find out about one another.
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March 26, 2001 | STEVE APPLEFORD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Christian rock rarely crosses the great cultural divide between true believers and secular listeners. But while much of the world worships the likes of Limp Bizkit, the young Christian acts performing Saturday at the two-day Rock the Universe festival at Universal Studios claimed a corner of contemporary pop culture for themselves. Nothing on Saturday suggested any important new musical ideas coming from the Christian acts gathered on five stages across the park.
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February 3, 2000 | RICHARD CROMELIN
* Tickets go on sale Saturday for an April 9 date for Oasis, right, with Liam Gallagher, at the Universal Amphitheatre. . . . Two other Universal shows are currently on sale: Elvis Crespo (replacing announced headliner Lucero), with Los Tri-o and Pablo Montero on Feb. 27, and Jaci Velasquez on March 19. . . . Morrissey will be at Universal on March 3 and at UC Irvine's Bren Center March 5. Tickets for both shows will be available Sunday. . . .
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February 6, 2000 | ALISA VALDES-RODRIGUEZ, Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez is a Times staff writer
Jaci Velasquez tiptoes into the 11 a.m. church service 10 minutes late. She always comes late and stands in a rear pew. That way, she says, people might focus on the word of God, instead of on her. For this same reason, her trademark waist-length chestnut hair is knotted in a bun, and she wears little makeup, just a trace of silvery blue on her upper lids. But it's no use. Heads turn, even as Billy Graham addresses the crowd from a tape being shown on a video screen on the front wall.
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February 4, 2000
Riding the waves of Christian and Latin music, Jaci Velasquez could well be the next Amy Grant and Ricky Martin rolled into one--but is that what she wants?
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December 20, 2001 | AGUSTIN GURZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Singer Jaci Velasquez was the only one of five performers to offer an actual Christmas carol during Tuesday's "Navidad Con KLVE" concert at the Wiltern Theatre. But after the Houston-born singer introduced the Spanish version of "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," the band started playing a different tune. "OK, you guys, stop!" she commanded with girl-next-door naturalness. "You guys know this song. Come on!" It's not that the musicians weren't in the Christmas spirit.
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July 13, 2000
Highlights from the 2000 Orange County Fair: Arlington Theater Headlining concert acts will perform two shows nightly at 7 and 9 at the 5,000-seat Arlington Theater. All shows are free with fair admission and seating is first come, first served. Fiesta del Mariachi Day will be held in the Arlington Theater.
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