January 27, 2000 |
After a pre-holiday opening, when most nights were reserved for private parties, La Boca del Conga Room--literally, the "mouth" of the Conga Room, the restaurant attached to L.A.'s Latin club on Wilshire Boulevard, is in full swing. To open the tropical-themed restaurant, the club's owners (who include actors Jimmy Smits and Jennifer Lopez, comedian Paul Rodriguez and musician Sheila E.) brought in Eric Basulto as chef.
September 2, 1999 |
Asia de Cuba de Wilshire: You may not recognize chef Eric Basulto's name, but you may very well know about his work. He helped open Patria in New York City, and most recently he was the corporate executive chef for Asia de Cuba, the Asian Cuban restaurants in ultra-hip hotels in New York City (Morgans Hotel) and L.A. (the Mondrian). He's decided to get into Nuevo Latino cuisine with a new restaurant opening next to the Conga Room (5364 Wilshire Blvd., L.A.).
September 14, 1998 |
Perhaps the most indelible achievement of "thestreamofconsciousness" at La Boca performance space on Saturday took place while audience members were arriving and buying tickets.
June 8, 1996 |
The legacies of the immigrants, old and new, converge on the streets of this prosperous port city that has been shaped and reshaped by foreign diasporas for more than a century. In La Boca, the historic waterfront enclave of brightly painted tenements founded by Genovese dockworkers and fishermen, the worshipers at Our Lady Mother of the Immigrants church are mostly of Italian and Spanish descent.
April 24, 1995 |
Superimposing behavioral ages-of-man images onto cycles of nature, Min Tanaka's "Seasons" solo defined inner and outer landscapes with the unsparing intensity that has always characterized the contemporary Japanese butoh idiom. Periodically retreating into the corner of the performance area at La Boca (Sunshine Mission/Casa de Rosas) on Friday, Tanaka pushed and twisted against the walls, intently absorbed in the possible relationships between their unyielding surfaces and his body.
April 16, 1995 |
Glance into the waters of Argentina's Riachuelo River: The only reflection you're likely to see is one of decades of environmental neglect. It's pitch-black and smells foul. It doesn't move and has no oxygen to sustain life. Rusty parts of sunken vessels or collapsed bridges poke through the glazed, oily surface.