March 1, 1992 |
Salsa nights in clubs like Santa Monica's 5th Av. and Encino's Hola! Barcelona often start with a dance lesson or two, then heat up fast. In a blur of lights, live music and high-energy mambo and merengue, women shimmy in dresses covered with ruffles, fringe, lace and sequins. Their partners sizzle in wide-shouldered jackets, baggy pants and colorful shirts.
October 26, 2005 |
Movies from a record 58 countries are in contention for this year's foreign-language Academy Award, including the first entries from Iraq, Costa Rica and Fiji. The previous record was 56 films for the 2003 Oscars. Each country is allowed to submit one film. Oscar nominations will be announced Jan. 31 and awards will be presented March 5. From Associated Press