May 21, 1993 |
It's Sunday night and we're relaxing with coffee after a good dinner at Tra di Noi restaurant in Malibu. The room, all wood, smells like a mountain cabin. The lighting is subtle, like gaslight. Large, garish California landscape paintings aside, there's a European atmosphere and sensibility at Tra di Noi. The night has grown cool; waiters are pulling the windows shut, folding the umbrellas on the patio. The dinner crowd is dwindling. Somebody puts polka music on the sound system.
May 25, 1995 |
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).
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.
August 14, 1993 |
In nearly 30 years of globe-trotting, the Albert McNeil Jubilee Singers have rarely delivered rousing American folk spirituals to audiences that didn't rise to their feet in appreciation, says longtime member Virginia White. "We've sung in Israel," White said, "where they don't cotton too much to Jesus and Lord, but they accept our music. "And we sang in Egypt . . .
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.
June 18, 1998 |
She wants to rock, but for now, Kim Baker is a folk singer who has a million songs about relationships or the lack of same. She and her backup singer, Krista Enos, will kick off the Rock Star 101 Tour with a gig at Cafe Voltaire in Ventura tonight. The tall singer-songwriter moved from L.A. to the Bay Area to go to school and ended up staying there with all those Giants fans. Baker has an album, "On Her Dream," that came out last year. She has fans, too.