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August 12, 2013 | By David Ng
Gustavo Dudamel keeps a busy professional schedule filled to the breaking point with conducting engagements in Los Angeles and Caracas, Venezuela, plus other major cities. Still, he's managed to find time in recent months to compose and conduct the score for an upcoming biopic of Simón Bolivar. In a recent interview with The Times, Dudamel said he has completed scoring and recording the soundtrack to the movie "Libertador," which stars Edgar Ramirez as the South American revolutionary figure.
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August 12, 2013 | By David Ng
Gustavo Dudamel keeps a busy professional schedule filled to the breaking point with conducting engagements in Los Angeles and Caracas, Venezuela, plus other major cities. Still, he's managed to find time in recent months to compose and conduct the score for an upcoming biopic of Simón Bolivar. In a recent interview with The Times, Dudamel said he has completed scoring and recording the soundtrack to the movie "Libertador," which stars Edgar Ramirez as the South American revolutionary figure.
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OPINION
March 26, 2006 | Jaime Manrique, JAIME MANRIQUE is the author of "Our Lives Are the Rivers," a historical novel about Manuela Saenz, the great love of Simon Bolivar.
I RECENTLY RETURNED from a visit to La Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, a former sugar plantation on Colombia's Caribbean coast. It is where Gen. Simon Bolivar, liberator of five South American nations, died of tuberculosis on Dec. 17, 1830, at the age of 47. At the time of his death, Bolivar was preparing to go into exile in Europe. The country he had liberated from the rule of the Spanish crown 10 years earlier had come to revile him.
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November 5, 2007 | Mark Swed, Times Staff Writer
The Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela conducted by Gustavo Dudamel is the greatest show on Earth. That was obvious Thursday night at the first of the astonishing orchestra's two concerts last week in Walt Disney Concert Hall. Critics, of course, aren't supposed to say such things in reviews, so I quoted Simon Rattle.
NEWS
August 20, 1994 | WILLIAM R. LONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Simon Bolivar, the great general who led the South American war of independence from Spain, is portrayed by a Chilean painter as an enigmatic figure with feminine breasts, lace stockings and no pants. This "Liberator" sits on a stylized steed, making a lewd gesture with his extended middle finger.
NEWS
December 18, 1994 | BART JONES, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Simon Bolivar died 164 years ago, but the passion of South Americans for "The Liberator" still burns hotly and is not to be trifled with. When an unflattering painting depicting the revolutionary hero as partly clothed with female breasts and making an obscene gesture was included in an exhibition at a London gallery, South Americans were incensed. Venezuelans massed at their native son's imposing statue near Congress in August and demanded the painting by Chilean artist Juan Davila be burned.
BOOKS
September 16, 1990 | RICHARD EDER
In 1830, Simon Bolivar, the brilliant and paradoxical figure who liberated much of South America from Spain but failed in his dream of keeping it together, resigned his office. With a few loyalists, he journeyed down the Magdalena River to the coast, where he would die a few months later.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 3, 2007 | Mark Swed, Times Staff Writer
Simon says it is the most important thing happening in classical music in the world. "Simon" is Simon Rattle, music director of the Berlin Philharmonic. "It" is El Sistema, the youth orchestra program in Venezuela. "It" might also describe the Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela, the cream of a 250,000-student crop, which began its first U.S. tour at Walt Disney Concert Hall on Thursday night under its music director, Gustavo Dudamel.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 5, 2007 | Mark Swed, Times Staff Writer
The Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela conducted by Gustavo Dudamel is the greatest show on Earth. That was obvious Thursday night at the first of the astonishing orchestra's two concerts last week in Walt Disney Concert Hall. Critics, of course, aren't supposed to say such things in reviews, so I quoted Simon Rattle.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 1, 1989 | ALEX ROBERTO HYBEL, Alex Roberto Hybel is a professor of international relations at USC.
1992 is not just the magic number for Europe's integration. At a meeting in Peru last month, seven Latin American presidents agreed that their region would have to achieve greater integration before 1992 if it is to achieve economic development. Significantly, for the first time these leaders no longer placed all the blame for their problems on the United States and other industrialized nations.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 3, 2007 | Mark Swed, Times Staff Writer
Simon says it is the most important thing happening in classical music in the world. "Simon" is Simon Rattle, music director of the Berlin Philharmonic. "It" is El Sistema, the youth orchestra program in Venezuela. "It" might also describe the Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela, the cream of a 250,000-student crop, which began its first U.S. tour at Walt Disney Concert Hall on Thursday night under its music director, Gustavo Dudamel.
OPINION
March 26, 2006 | Jaime Manrique, JAIME MANRIQUE is the author of "Our Lives Are the Rivers," a historical novel about Manuela Saenz, the great love of Simon Bolivar.
I RECENTLY RETURNED from a visit to La Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, a former sugar plantation on Colombia's Caribbean coast. It is where Gen. Simon Bolivar, liberator of five South American nations, died of tuberculosis on Dec. 17, 1830, at the age of 47. At the time of his death, Bolivar was preparing to go into exile in Europe. The country he had liberated from the rule of the Spanish crown 10 years earlier had come to revile him.
NEWS
December 18, 1994 | BART JONES, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Simon Bolivar died 164 years ago, but the passion of South Americans for "The Liberator" still burns hotly and is not to be trifled with. When an unflattering painting depicting the revolutionary hero as partly clothed with female breasts and making an obscene gesture was included in an exhibition at a London gallery, South Americans were incensed. Venezuelans massed at their native son's imposing statue near Congress in August and demanded the painting by Chilean artist Juan Davila be burned.
NEWS
August 20, 1994 | WILLIAM R. LONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Simon Bolivar, the great general who led the South American war of independence from Spain, is portrayed by a Chilean painter as an enigmatic figure with feminine breasts, lace stockings and no pants. This "Liberator" sits on a stylized steed, making a lewd gesture with his extended middle finger.
BOOKS
September 16, 1990 | RICHARD EDER
In 1830, Simon Bolivar, the brilliant and paradoxical figure who liberated much of South America from Spain but failed in his dream of keeping it together, resigned his office. With a few loyalists, he journeyed down the Magdalena River to the coast, where he would die a few months later.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 1, 1989 | ALEX ROBERTO HYBEL, Alex Roberto Hybel is a professor of international relations at USC.
1992 is not just the magic number for Europe's integration. At a meeting in Peru last month, seven Latin American presidents agreed that their region would have to achieve greater integration before 1992 if it is to achieve economic development. Significantly, for the first time these leaders no longer placed all the blame for their problems on the United States and other industrialized nations.
NEWS
February 7, 1988 | Associated Press
An unarmed Trident 1 missile exploded Saturday 18 seconds after it was launched on a training test from the nuclear submarine Simon Bolivar, the Navy reported.
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