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March 28, 2010 | By Phuong-Cac Nguyen
THE BEST WAY TO SÃO PAULO From LAX, connecting service (change of planes) to São Paulo is offered on American, LAN, Avianca, Continental, Delta and United. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $774. WHERE TO FIND FARMERS MARKETS For a complete list, check http://tinyurl.com/yl73mzj. Click "Feiras Livres" in the left menu, then "Feiras Livres: Onde Encontrar" in the middle of the page. Haddock Lobo Alameda Lorena at Rua Oscar Freire, 6 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sundays Pacaembú Pacaembú Stadium, Praça Charles Miller, 6:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, Vila Madalena Vila Madalena Rua Mourato Coelho at Rua Aspicuelta, 6 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays ART, ANTIQUE AND LEISURE FAIRS Bixiga Address: Praça Dom Orione (Rua 13 de Maio at Rua Dom Orione)
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March 28, 2014 | By Vincent Bevins
SÃO PAULO, Brazil - This mega city 270 miles southwest of Rio is the largest in South America and Brazil's main destination for culture, night life and cosmopolitan gastronomy. Where you'll see soccer: The action kicks off at the new Arena Corinthians, where Brazil takes on Croatia on June 12 in the opening match. This temple to soccer in the Itaquera district, a bit outside São Paulo proper, also hosts the semifinals on July 7. FIFA, soccer's world governing body, is setting up a giant outdoor screen at Vale do Anhangabaú, a big public square in a beautiful but often sketchy part of downtown, where fans and festivities should be plentiful and rowdy.
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TRAVEL
March 28, 2010 | By Phuong-Cac Nguyen, Reporting from São Paulo, Brazil
The early bird may get the worm, but Camila Barrera Daza and boyfriend Kristian Kalva got the best deal by being among the last, not the first. In the final minutes of the Saturday farmers market near their apartment in the Vila Madalena neighborhood of São Paulo, the couple negotiated with a vendor for four plump passion fruits. The asking price was about $2.25, but Kalva paid $1.40 for the fruit. As a two-year resident of São Paulo, I often found myself in Kalva's shoes — haggling over such things as tomatoes or a handmade rug — when navigating the city's expansive circuit of farmers and artisanal markets.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 9, 2013 | By Vincent Bevins
RIO DE JANEIRO - Instead of playing in the dirty streets after school, one hot afternoon kids in a local favela , or slum¸ are led into a giant space with bright, high white walls. Assistants lead them around, nudging them to engage with original artworks including reflections on graffiti in their neighborhood and huge collages created by celebrated New York-based Brazilian artist Vik Muniz. A drum hangs from the ceiling, as do two wooden balls. A docent tells the kids they are free to throw them against the instrument and asks them what's the difference between them and an artist.
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September 22, 2012 | By Vincent Bevins
SÃO PAULO, Brazil - The MTV Music Awards in Brazil had until recently been the domain of tinny pop and smiling boy bands. But last year, one of the show's stars took the stage and unexpectedly delivered a set of rap bars through a deadly serious face: We are the debunkers of Carnaval/ Runaway slaves on digital drums/ The phoenixes of Ash Wednesday/ The Landless Workers Movement of the social networks Emicida, now...
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September 13, 2011 | By Reed Johnson, Los Angeles Times
The postcard visions that Brazilian music conjures of swaying bodies and sybaritic beaches come from our visual iconography of Rio de Janeiro, one of the world's most photogenic locales. But rising Brazilian chanteuse Luísa Maita, who performs Tuesday night at the Del Monte Speakeasy in Venice, hails from the city that today is Brazil's true music capital: drizzly, noisy, congested São Paulo. South America's largest metropolis, with a population of more than 11 million, São Paulo has been affectionately described by one U.S. travel writer as the "ugliest, most dangerous city you'll ever love.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 11, 2012 | By Vincent Bevins, Special to the Los Angeles Times
— When he notices she has entered, the DJ sprays fire and smoke from an elaborate spaceship control deck onto hundreds of teenagers from the poor outskirts of this city in the Amazon. Soon, she climbs to the top of the alien structure, launching into an impromptu version of one of her manic dance songs, celebrating the pirate nature of these huge parties that launched her career. "I'm going to sample you, I'm going to rob you," she booms over the crowd, before calling out the names of the various groups holding up signs demonstrating their allegiance to a particular part of the scene.
TRAVEL
January 13, 2013
The best way to make such a trip is to fly into São Paulo and out of Salvador. From LAX, American, LATAM, United, Copa, Delta and TAM offer connecting service (stop, change of planes) to São Paulo. From Salvador, connecting service to LAX is offered on TAM, LATAM and American. The total airfare for both one-way trips begins about $1,120, including taxes and fees. U.S. citizens will need a visa to visit Brazil. For information: (866) 487-3279, http://www.lat.ms/1019U7q TELEPHONES To call the numbers below from the U.S., dial 011 (the international dialing code)
TRAVEL
March 28, 2014 | By Vincent Bevins
SÃO PAULO, Brazil - This mega city 270 miles southwest of Rio is the largest in South America and Brazil's main destination for culture, night life and cosmopolitan gastronomy. Where you'll see soccer: The action kicks off at the new Arena Corinthians, where Brazil takes on Croatia on June 12 in the opening match. This temple to soccer in the Itaquera district, a bit outside São Paulo proper, also hosts the semifinals on July 7. FIFA, soccer's world governing body, is setting up a giant outdoor screen at Vale do Anhangabaú, a big public square in a beautiful but often sketchy part of downtown, where fans and festivities should be plentiful and rowdy.
TRAVEL
January 13, 2013 | By Vincent Bevins
SAO PAULO, Brazil - After a few hours, you sink into a pleasant trance. Time no longer matters. You stop checking your phone, if it hasn't already lost its charge. You're comfortable. Your mind settles into the little there is to do - think, maybe read a book or, of course, watch the stunning Brazilian forests and countryside pass by. Soon enough, you'll be at one of the country's deservedly famous tourist spots, by way of a few nice little towns no one has heard of. Traveling through Europe by train is an elegant and relaxing alternative to flying.
TRAVEL
January 13, 2013
The best way to make such a trip is to fly into São Paulo and out of Salvador. From LAX, American, LATAM, United, Copa, Delta and TAM offer connecting service (stop, change of planes) to São Paulo. From Salvador, connecting service to LAX is offered on TAM, LATAM and American. The total airfare for both one-way trips begins about $1,120, including taxes and fees. U.S. citizens will need a visa to visit Brazil. For information: (866) 487-3279, http://www.lat.ms/1019U7q TELEPHONES To call the numbers below from the U.S., dial 011 (the international dialing code)
TRAVEL
January 13, 2013 | By Vincent Bevins
SAO PAULO, Brazil - After a few hours, you sink into a pleasant trance. Time no longer matters. You stop checking your phone, if it hasn't already lost its charge. You're comfortable. Your mind settles into the little there is to do - think, maybe read a book or, of course, watch the stunning Brazilian forests and countryside pass by. Soon enough, you'll be at one of the country's deservedly famous tourist spots, by way of a few nice little towns no one has heard of. Traveling through Europe by train is an elegant and relaxing alternative to flying.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 22, 2012 | By Vincent Bevins
SÃO PAULO, Brazil - The MTV Music Awards in Brazil had until recently been the domain of tinny pop and smiling boy bands. But last year, one of the show's stars took the stage and unexpectedly delivered a set of rap bars through a deadly serious face: We are the debunkers of Carnaval/ Runaway slaves on digital drums/ The phoenixes of Ash Wednesday/ The Landless Workers Movement of the social networks Emicida, now...
ENTERTAINMENT
March 11, 2012 | By Vincent Bevins, Special to the Los Angeles Times
— When he notices she has entered, the DJ sprays fire and smoke from an elaborate spaceship control deck onto hundreds of teenagers from the poor outskirts of this city in the Amazon. Soon, she climbs to the top of the alien structure, launching into an impromptu version of one of her manic dance songs, celebrating the pirate nature of these huge parties that launched her career. "I'm going to sample you, I'm going to rob you," she booms over the crowd, before calling out the names of the various groups holding up signs demonstrating their allegiance to a particular part of the scene.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 13, 2011 | By Reed Johnson, Los Angeles Times
The postcard visions that Brazilian music conjures of swaying bodies and sybaritic beaches come from our visual iconography of Rio de Janeiro, one of the world's most photogenic locales. But rising Brazilian chanteuse Luísa Maita, who performs Tuesday night at the Del Monte Speakeasy in Venice, hails from the city that today is Brazil's true music capital: drizzly, noisy, congested São Paulo. South America's largest metropolis, with a population of more than 11 million, São Paulo has been affectionately described by one U.S. travel writer as the "ugliest, most dangerous city you'll ever love.
TRAVEL
March 28, 2010 | By Phuong-Cac Nguyen, Reporting from São Paulo, Brazil
The early bird may get the worm, but Camila Barrera Daza and boyfriend Kristian Kalva got the best deal by being among the last, not the first. In the final minutes of the Saturday farmers market near their apartment in the Vila Madalena neighborhood of São Paulo, the couple negotiated with a vendor for four plump passion fruits. The asking price was about $2.25, but Kalva paid $1.40 for the fruit. As a two-year resident of São Paulo, I often found myself in Kalva's shoes — haggling over such things as tomatoes or a handmade rug — when navigating the city's expansive circuit of farmers and artisanal markets.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 9, 2013 | By Vincent Bevins
RIO DE JANEIRO - Instead of playing in the dirty streets after school, one hot afternoon kids in a local favela , or slum¸ are led into a giant space with bright, high white walls. Assistants lead them around, nudging them to engage with original artworks including reflections on graffiti in their neighborhood and huge collages created by celebrated New York-based Brazilian artist Vik Muniz. A drum hangs from the ceiling, as do two wooden balls. A docent tells the kids they are free to throw them against the instrument and asks them what's the difference between them and an artist.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 3, 2013 | By Jamie Wetherbe
Conductor Vasily Petrenko has caused a stir in the classical music world, telling a Norwegian newspaper that orchestras "react better when they have a man in front of them" and a woman wielding the baton could make for a sexual distraction. "A cute girl on a podium means that musicians think about other things," Petrenko, the principal conductor of the Oslo Philharmonic, told Aftenposten. He added that "when women have families, it becomes difficult to be as dedicated as is demanded in the business.
TRAVEL
March 28, 2010 | By Phuong-Cac Nguyen
THE BEST WAY TO SÃO PAULO From LAX, connecting service (change of planes) to São Paulo is offered on American, LAN, Avianca, Continental, Delta and United. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $774. WHERE TO FIND FARMERS MARKETS For a complete list, check http://tinyurl.com/yl73mzj. Click "Feiras Livres" in the left menu, then "Feiras Livres: Onde Encontrar" in the middle of the page. Haddock Lobo Alameda Lorena at Rua Oscar Freire, 6 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sundays Pacaembú Pacaembú Stadium, Praça Charles Miller, 6:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, Vila Madalena Vila Madalena Rua Mourato Coelho at Rua Aspicuelta, 6 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays ART, ANTIQUE AND LEISURE FAIRS Bixiga Address: Praça Dom Orione (Rua 13 de Maio at Rua Dom Orione)
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