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October 18, 2000 |
The brand of stinging roots-country music that singer-songwriter-guitarist Rosie Flores specializes in has long put her at odds with the conventional sounds and sentiments favored by the country establishment in Nashville. So after almost three decades carving her creative niche from headquarters first in Texas and then Southern California, it makes perfect sense that Flores has a new base of operations in . . . Nashville?
May 25, 1995 |
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.
February 25, 2002 |
In a surreal combination of circumstances Sunday, Russian Larissa Lazutina accepted congratulations for winning the gold medal in the women's 30k cross-country ski race at Soldier Hollow, while 60 miles away the International Olympic Committee was voting to strip her of the medal for a blood doping violation.
January 21, 1996 |
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.
April 29, 1992 |
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 |
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."
May 22, 2001 |
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.
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June 18, 1989 |
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.
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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.
November 29, 1992 |
"Wild birds are not in the protection of anyone." --Oliver Wendell Holmes The debate over the federal Endangered Species Act, up for reauthorization early next year, is on. Already the question is being defined as a Hobson's choice between progress or the status quo, jobs or the environment, people or wildlife. Framed in this way, endangered species protection seems a luxury that, in hard economic times, we simply can't afford.