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May 16, 1987
Entertainer Cruz Infante, son of the legendary Mexican film star and singer Pedro Infante, died in a car crash late Monday, Mexico City police said Wednesday. Infante, 36, was killed with his wife, his half brother and their driver when their car collided head-on with a bus while they were traveling to Islas in the central coastal state of Veracruz, 100 miles southeast of Mexico City, officials said.
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July 15, 2009 | Reed Johnson
When L.A. audiences show up for the first Maya Indie Film Series starting Friday at the Nuart Theatre, they'll see a cross-section of movies including a comedy, a crime story, a road-trip drama and a romance, some performed in English, others in Spanish. In other words, they'll sample the same big-screen cinematic variety that Moctesuma Esparza experienced as a boy growing up in East L.A. a half-century ago.
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April 24, 2001 | MICHAEL HARRIS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Think of a burrito. The concept is simple enough: Wrap various foodstuffs in a tortilla, heat and eat. The quality of the experience depends on the stuff being wrapped--the basic meat and beans and vegetables, the supplementary guacamole and sour cream, those lurking pepper seeds that burn your mouth with surprise when you bite one. Denise Chavez's latest novel is like that. The wrapper, the tortilla--the plot--isn't complicated.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 11, 2007 | Cecilia Rasmussen, Times Staff Writer
With cowboy hat and kerchief, Pedro Infante rode his dreams and a homemade guitar to the top of Mexico's film and music worlds in the 1940s and '50s. Often referred to as Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra and Humphrey Bogart rolled into one, Infante was best known as "the king of rancheras." He revolutionized the way mariachi tunes were sung, substituting softer, more natural vocals for the traditional strident style. His repertoire included waltzes, cha-chas, tangos and romantic ballads.
NEWS
August 29, 1992
Alma Graciela Haro Cabello, 65, known professionally as Esmeralda, who for 40 years sang the works of Mexico's best-known bolero composers. Miss Haro Cabello began singing professionally in 1945 on Mexico City's XEW radio station along with entertainers such as Consuelo Velazquez, Alvaro Galvez and Tona La Negra. She introduced works by composer Agustin Lara and performed with such greats as Pedro Infante. She appeared in several television series and acted in a number of films.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 11, 2007 | Cecilia Rasmussen, Times Staff Writer
With cowboy hat and kerchief, Pedro Infante rode his dreams and a homemade guitar to the top of Mexico's film and music worlds in the 1940s and '50s. Often referred to as Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra and Humphrey Bogart rolled into one, Infante was best known as "the king of rancheras." He revolutionized the way mariachi tunes were sung, substituting softer, more natural vocals for the traditional strident style. His repertoire included waltzes, cha-chas, tangos and romantic ballads.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 15, 2009 | Reed Johnson
When L.A. audiences show up for the first Maya Indie Film Series starting Friday at the Nuart Theatre, they'll see a cross-section of movies including a comedy, a crime story, a road-trip drama and a romance, some performed in English, others in Spanish. In other words, they'll sample the same big-screen cinematic variety that Moctesuma Esparza experienced as a boy growing up in East L.A. a half-century ago.
NEWS
May 22, 1999 | JESSE KATZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The call came on the eve of his Los Angeles concert, just as he was leaving his home in Mexico. We have your son. Follow our instructions. Don't make trouble. It was a year ago, and Vicente Fernandez was about to headline four sold-out shows at the Pico Rivera Sports Arena, his annual Memorial Day pilgrimage to the Eastside suburbs of L.A. Now this voice, saying his 33-year-old son, his namesake, was being held for a ransom of millions.
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March 31, 2014 | Meg James
Spanish-language television personality Raul Gonzalez has joined Telemundo, where he plans to develop and host a weekly prime-time variety show that is scheduled to launch this fall. Until late last month, Gonzalez, a native of Venezuela, was a fixture at rival Univision Communications. He spent the last 12 years as a co-host of the No. 1 network's popular morning program "Despierta America. " Gonzalez, 42, left the Univision network in February, saying he wanted to relax after more than a dozen years rising at 3:40 a.m. to prepare for Univision's fast-paced live morning show.
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May 27, 1995 | ENRIQUE LOPETEGUI
*** Various artists, "My Family/Mi Familia" soundtrack, East-West. This soundtrack takes some chances--with surprisingly good results. The music ranges from ancient Aztec indigenous songs to Perez Prado mambo to '50s doo-wop. Among the highlights: a song by Mexico's ranchera legend Pedro Infante, a previously unreleased merengue by Dominican superstar Juan Luis Guerra and a version of a Los Panchos' bolero by Mexican pop-rockers Mana.
NEWS
April 24, 2001 | MICHAEL HARRIS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Think of a burrito. The concept is simple enough: Wrap various foodstuffs in a tortilla, heat and eat. The quality of the experience depends on the stuff being wrapped--the basic meat and beans and vegetables, the supplementary guacamole and sour cream, those lurking pepper seeds that burn your mouth with surprise when you bite one. Denise Chavez's latest novel is like that. The wrapper, the tortilla--the plot--isn't complicated.
NEWS
August 29, 1992
Alma Graciela Haro Cabello, 65, known professionally as Esmeralda, who for 40 years sang the works of Mexico's best-known bolero composers. Miss Haro Cabello began singing professionally in 1945 on Mexico City's XEW radio station along with entertainers such as Consuelo Velazquez, Alvaro Galvez and Tona La Negra. She introduced works by composer Agustin Lara and performed with such greats as Pedro Infante. She appeared in several television series and acted in a number of films.
NEWS
May 16, 1987
Entertainer Cruz Infante, son of the legendary Mexican film star and singer Pedro Infante, died in a car crash late Monday, Mexico City police said Wednesday. Infante, 36, was killed with his wife, his half brother and their driver when their car collided head-on with a bus while they were traveling to Islas in the central coastal state of Veracruz, 100 miles southeast of Mexico City, officials said.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 3, 2014 | By Meg James
Univision Communications is restructuring its radio division, eliminating dozens of workers at stations around the country as the company centralizes its programming functions. Univision confirmed Thursday that there had been layoffs, but it declined to say how many people had lost their jobs as part of this week's realignment. The nation's largest Spanish-language media company, which owns 68 radio stations, this week began trimming programming staff and some on-air hosts, including in Chicago, in an effort to cut costs.
NEWS
April 24, 1992
The Mexican Consulate in Los Angeles has been receiving partial lists of victims reported by the main hospitals of Guadalajara in the wake of Wednesday's explosions. Those wishing information on victims should call one of these numbers (all area codes 213): 351-6810, ext. 13; 351-6828; 351-6823, ext. 27; 351-6820; 351-6840, ext. 42; 351-6815; 351-6837, ext. 38.
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