September 5, 1990 |
Lou Diamond Phillips of "La Bamba" and "Young Guns II" was hospitalized over the weekend because of bleeding from a tonsillectomy, his spokesman says. The 28-year-old actor was taken by paramedics to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on Thursday after losing blood while eating at a restaurant, Eddie Michaels said Tuesday. "He had a tonsillectomy about two weeks ago, and this was what they call residual bleeding," Michaels said. "He actually lost a lot of blood.
May 1, 1989 |
When Julio Cesar Chavez steps into the ring at the Forum in Inglewood to battle Roger Mayweather for his World Boxing Council junior welterweight title May 13, HBO won't just be televising a championship fight. The bout also will be offered to the pay-TV channel's subscribers with a choice of Spanish or English ringside narration--part of a new push that HBO and its sister cable channel Cinemax are making in May to offer their "Selecciones en Espanol" ("Spanish Selections") simulcasting service to their 12,400 affiliates nationwide.
July 15, 1991
First of all, I'd like to state that as a professional musician/artist I've always viewed Los Lobos as first-rate artists, musicians and trailblazers. Prior to their commercial hit "La Bamba," they had already been internationally acknowledged as an important new group of artists. Their endeavors to break new artistic ground are second to none. Louis Perez's July 4 comments about the "Latino Legends of Rock 'n' Roll" concert held at the Greek Theatre on July 6 did not disturb me. Perez was supporting more shows like these throughout the year, as opposed to special, one-time only concerts featuring Latino artists on Cinco de Mayo or Sept.
August 17, 2012 |
In 1958, San Fernando Valley native Ritchie Valens climbed the U.S. pop charts with a butt-kicking little tune called "La Bamba. " According to the song's Spanish-language lyrics, dancing to it properly required "a little grace" and a little bit of something else. Few teenagers bopping to "La Bamba" probably realized they were jumping around to a rock-a-fied version of son jarocho , a structurally elegant but high-spirited fusion of Afro-Caribbean beats and often wise-cracking wordplay on timely political topics.
August 2, 1987 |
Lou Diamond Phillips, 25, who's just shot to public attention as legendary Ritchie Valens in Columbia's hugely publicized "La Bamba," has just completed the leading role in "Dakota," an independent feature directed by Fred Holms, in which he played an irresponsible biker facing hard life decisions while working on a Texas horse ranch. Meanwhile, Phillips' manager, Howard Goldberg, said he's being inundated with offers for his client: "The phone hasn't stopped ringing.