YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsPolka Music

Polka Music

May 25, 1995 | MARK CHALON SMITH, Mark Chalon Smith is a free-lance writer who regularly covers film for the Times Orange County Edition.
Percy Adlon loves sending his favorite muse, the ample Marianne Sagebrecht, on personal journeys into quirk-dom. The cheeky German filmmaker pushed her through the Berlin subway on a quest for love in "Sugarbaby" (1985), and he dropped her in the Mojave Desert for a soul search in "Bagdad Cafe" (1988).
June 15, 2013 | Bill Dwyre
ARDMORE, Pa. - Steve Stricker, true to his personality, played another wild and crazy round in the U.S. Open golf tournament Saturday. One double bogey. Two birdies. Even-par 70. Also, one semi-fist pump and a smile, followed quickly by a return to stone-faced composure. Mannequins have shown more emotion. The smile came after he saved par with a 13-foot putt on the 18th hole that left him a shot out of the lead going into Sunday's usual U.S. Open agony and ecstasy. "It was a big putt," Stricker said.
A concert featuring the Texas Tornados should raise some dust at Ventura Theatre on Saturday. Members of the Grammy Award-winning Tornados come from the San Antonio area and have been friends for more than 25 years. But they didn't join forces until 1989, when the quartet performed two nights as the Tex-Mex Revue at Boz Scaggs' San Francisco night spot. Soon afterward, Warner Bros. signed the band to record its unique mix of blues, conjunto, hard-core country and early rock 'n' roll.
April 29, 1992 | JOHN D'AGOSTINO
One year ago this week, the San Diego Folk Heritage intensified its local folk-arts advocacy by convening the likes of Utah Phillips, Spider John Koerner, and Ramblin' Jack Elliot for its first-annual "Folk Festival." Although that very successful event leaned heavily on traditional folk, installment No. 2 promises an even more varied menu, in keeping with this year's theme--"A Celebration of America's Multicultural Traditions." The festival opens at 7 p.m.
September 1, 2001 | Elaine Dutka
POP/ROCK Caucus Spotlights Latino Shortfall The Congressional Hispanic Caucus has invited several Latin music labels to San Antonio on Sept. 8 to draw attention to the payment gap between Latin musicians and their industry peers. "They've been making big bucks at the tejano and Latin artists' expense," said Rep. Ciro Rodriguez (D-Texas), who will lead the hearing. "We are going to hold them accountable."
People don't whistle much anymore. It used to be so American, so evocative of our rugged individualism and independence, of a certain jaunty happy-go-luckiness. A fella whistled while he worked, whistled a happy tune, then wet his whistle with a cold one, and whistled at the girls going by. Jiminy Cricket whistled, and the Seven Dwarfs, and Gene Kelly and Santa Claus and Woodrow Wilson and Charles Lindbergh and Albert Einstein.
June 18, 1989 | JIM CARLTON, Times Staff Writer
There will be few Father's Day weekends as memorable for Gary and Tony Aliengena as the one they spent on this small North Atlantic island nation. The father-son team from San Juan Capistrano, piloting around the world in an attempt to establish Tony as the youngest aviator ever to circumnavigate the globe, spent Saturday on the ground, fishing, after 12 days in the air crossing the United States, Canada and Greenland on the way to Europe. After a nine-hour flight Friday across the North Atlantic, the 11-year-old aviator was determined to try his luck fishing, and he announced his intentions to do so at breakfast.
December 31, 1992
If 1992 is remembered for any one thing in the South Bay, it will be the battering the aerospace industry took as the economy soured. But it was also a time of hope and renewal for many. And, of course, there were the things that made us laugh and forget for a moment about the bad times. To review the year in the South Bay, we present the following quiz in the spirit of the season. The correct answer is noted after each question.
February 6, 2003 | Patrick Day, Times Staff Writer
The polka music goes down, the lights come up and Jeff Garlin, comedian, executive producer and co-star of HBO's hit series "Curb Your Enthusiasm," takes the stage. He's got plenty to talk about, but first he wants to take care of some business. "I'm thinking of moving this show to Friday nights at 10," he tells the audience. It's a Sunday night and the crowd sits quietly. This is a stand-up comedy show and they're just here to listen, right?
January 21, 1996 | Joel Kotkin
The emerging Latino majority in Southern California, with its rich musical heritage, historical dramas and vibrant images, has been, until recently, relegated to the fringes of the entertainment world. To a large extent, this has more to do with the incestuous nature of the entertainment business than with racism.
Los Angeles Times Articles