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November 3, 1990 | LEONARD FEATHER
La Ve Lee, the Studio City hideaway that counters its Mediterranean cuisine with a Brazilian musical menu, has come up with another of its periodic discoveries in the sensational person of Sonia Santos. This dynamo from Rio, a striking Afro-Brazilian woman in a zebra gown, arrived with a long list of credits as a singer, actress and composer.
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August 7, 1997 | LYNELL GEORGE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Brazil has always stretched out and made itself comfortable on these shores. In a free-trade agreement of the musical spirit, Brazilian musicians and American listeners (and vice versa) have exchanged stories about exotic elsewheres--whether it is the riches of the material world or the riches of spirit.
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January 16, 1991 | BILL KOHLHAASE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Brazilian singers have a wealth of strong, rhythmic material from which to work. Sonia Santos put that advantage to good use Monday at Cafe Lido with a first set that covered a range of Afro-Brazilian music from familiar names such as Antonio Carlos Jobim, Sergio Mendes and Gilberto Gil as well as Santos' own upbeat compositions. A native of Rio de Janeiro, Santos has worked in Brazilian revues and spent a good part of last year touring the United States with the acclaimed stage show "Oba Oba."
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December 14, 1992 | DON HECKMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Sonia Santos is a performer who probably could generate enthusiasm at a pessimists' convention. Her performance at Maxwell's Friday night--without benefit of spotlights, in a venue that can be more talkative than attentive--was a perfect example of her ability to create a sunny atmosphere of good vibes, no matter what the situation.
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December 14, 1992 | DON HECKMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Sonia Santos is a performer who probably could generate enthusiasm at a pessimists' convention. Her performance at Maxwell's Friday night--without benefit of spotlights, in a venue that can be more talkative than attentive--was a perfect example of her ability to create a sunny atmosphere of good vibes, no matter what the situation.
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August 7, 1997 | LYNELL GEORGE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Brazil has always stretched out and made itself comfortable on these shores. In a free-trade agreement of the musical spirit, Brazilian musicians and American listeners (and vice versa) have exchanged stories about exotic elsewheres--whether it is the riches of the material world or the riches of spirit.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 17, 1998
A benefit for the AIDS Healthcare Foundation will be held Sunday evening featuring a silent auction of celebrity portraits by Mexican artist Miguel Angel Reyes. A number of celebrities are expected to attend the event, which will feature a Spanish Caribbean buffet and jazz music by Brazilian singers Ana Gazzola and Sonia Santos, said Alexander Asch, president of Renaissance Enterprises, the Los Angeles public relations firm that is sponsoring the benefit. The benefit will start at 4 p.m.
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May 31, 1998 | MICHAEL QUINTANILLA
Actors and artists. Poets and playwrights. Dancers and divas. Together they raised the banner--and the roof--for Latino gay pride at Viva's 10th anniversary at the El Rey Theatre. Almost 250 members and supporters of Viva, a lesbian and gay Latino artists association, turned out recently for a party that featured dancing, a fashion show by the Klub Kids and singing by Ana Gazzola and Sonia Santos. The Fabulous Wonder Twins, Carlos and Louis--in cobalt-blue, butterfly-adorned dos--were there.
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July 27, 1990 | STEVE APPLEFORD
"Is this the Brazilian music place?" This latest phone call Monday night was actually just another that opened with the same question. And restaurant-club owner Eddie Arbi has long since accepted this definition of his La Ve Lee, even if he opened up the business more than a decade ago to spotlight the Mediterranean food he spends his nights in the back preparing.
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July 28, 2000 | SARAH TORRIBIO-BOND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A nonprofit group dedicated to vegetarianism will hold a food and music festival Sunday in Woodley Park. The event sponsored by Towards Freedom will include celebrity appearances, speakers, vegan food booths, live music, pet adoptions and children's performers. The Jazz Crusaders will headline. The celebrity lineup includes Alicia Silverstone, Kevin Nealon and Linda Blair.
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January 16, 1991 | BILL KOHLHAASE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Brazilian singers have a wealth of strong, rhythmic material from which to work. Sonia Santos put that advantage to good use Monday at Cafe Lido with a first set that covered a range of Afro-Brazilian music from familiar names such as Antonio Carlos Jobim, Sergio Mendes and Gilberto Gil as well as Santos' own upbeat compositions. A native of Rio de Janeiro, Santos has worked in Brazilian revues and spent a good part of last year touring the United States with the acclaimed stage show "Oba Oba."
ENTERTAINMENT
November 3, 1990 | LEONARD FEATHER
La Ve Lee, the Studio City hideaway that counters its Mediterranean cuisine with a Brazilian musical menu, has come up with another of its periodic discoveries in the sensational person of Sonia Santos. This dynamo from Rio, a striking Afro-Brazilian woman in a zebra gown, arrived with a long list of credits as a singer, actress and composer.
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August 4, 1998 | DON HECKMAN
The stage at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre on Sunday for the African Village Music Festival was a study in color and motion. Colorful, African print fabrics were everywhere, and the elevated rear platform behind the performers became a dance floor for crowds of enthusiastic listeners streaming onstage to share the world beat rhythms.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 24, 1993 | FRANK MESSINA
What started as a simple music festival has turned into a bridge across two cultures. Organizers of Sunday's Fiesta Latina en la Placita hope the day of music will bring in members of the city's burgeoning Latino community. The free, daylong event will begin at 11:30 a.m. and continue to 6 p.m. at the La Plaza shopping center in downtown Dana Point. Fiesta founder Colleen Schwandt, a Dana Point Cultural Commission member, got the idea after looking over a city population report.
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