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September 27, 2013 | By Melissa Rohlin
Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi used a rather interesting intimidation tactic during Thursday's 85-62 loss to the Minnesota Lynx in the Western Conference Finals opener. Here's how it went down.  Taurasi slammed her shoulder into Lynx guard/forward Seimone Augustus. Augustus responded by bodying up Taurasi. Taurasi then kissed Augustus on the cheek.  Now that's some tough love. Both players were assessed a personal foul on the rather intimate encounter, but they had a sense of humor about the incident when questioned about it after the game.
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September 27, 2013 | By Melissa Rohlin
Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi used a rather interesting intimidation tactic during Thursday's 85-62 loss to the Minnesota Lynx in the Western Conference Finals opener. Here's how it went down.  Taurasi slammed her shoulder into Lynx guard/forward Seimone Augustus. Augustus responded by bodying up Taurasi. Taurasi then kissed Augustus on the cheek.  Now that's some tough love. Both players were assessed a personal foul on the rather intimate encounter, but they had a sense of humor about the incident when questioned about it after the game.
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December 5, 1991 | ELENA KELLNER
* Raul Julia, Sheena Easton and Tony Martinez star in the 25th anniversary production of the musical classic "Man of La Mancha." The show, which reunites many of the original members of the 1965 production, is on a pre-Broadway tour of several U.S. cities. It is scheduled to open in New York in April. The musical is based on Spanish literary master Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra's greatest character, the indomitable Don Quixote, played by Julia.
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March 30, 2008 | Karla Starr, Karla Starr writes about arts and culture for the Village Voice, the Believer and Entertainment Weekly.
The expat life turns the immigrant story on its head, plopping our sympathetic, cultural curiosity into an exotic locale-as-playground. Since Argentina's currency devaluation in early 2002, Americans have fled to Buenos Aires -- exotic, beautiful and relatively cheap -- following the story lines of '20s Paris or Prague in this decade.
NEWS
April 23, 1995 | SCOTT SHIBUYA BROWN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It began one evening on a crowded dance floor in San Diego. Present were Alberto Toledano, a tango enthusiast, and a professional dancer who had learned just enough moves to accompany Toledano in his demanding and rarely seen routine--a tango done in the traditional Argentine style. Across the room, watching intently, was Loreen Arbus, a Los Angeles television producer. As soon as the duo concluded their turn, she strode across the floor to meet them.
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March 30, 2008 | Karla Starr, Karla Starr writes about arts and culture for the Village Voice, the Believer and Entertainment Weekly.
The expat life turns the immigrant story on its head, plopping our sympathetic, cultural curiosity into an exotic locale-as-playground. Since Argentina's currency devaluation in early 2002, Americans have fled to Buenos Aires -- exotic, beautiful and relatively cheap -- following the story lines of '20s Paris or Prague in this decade.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 24, 1986 | CHARLES CHAMPLIN, Times Arts Editor
These days Los Angeles theater tackles anything it cares to, light or heavy, small or large. But in an earlier day, when neither resources nor audiences were quite so abundant, the intimate revue, youthful, peppy, irreverent and expert, seemed to me to be the characteristic L.A. stage form. Shows like "Vintage 60" and "The Billy Barnes People" charmed many a transplanted Easterner in the late '50s.
MAGAZINE
March 19, 2000 | JONATHAN KANDELL, Jonathan Kandell is a writer based in New York. He last wrote for the magazine about the Vall d'Aran in Spain
It's opening night at Club Social de Avellaneda, a new tango dance hall in a gritty Buenos Aires blue-collar neighborhood reminiscent of deep Brooklyn. Bronze busts of Juan and Evita Peron grace the entrance of the building. Inside, a giant mural above the dance floor depicts local stevedores, meatpackers and factory workers of a half-century ago.
NEWS
March 27, 2003 | Andre Chautard, Special to the Times
Ever since Rudolph Valentino strutted onto the screen in 1921's "The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse," Hollywood has been entranced by the tango, with actors from Fred Astaire to Arnold Schwarzenegger having taken the tangled dance for a spin. In the last two years, the tango has figured prominently into "Frida," "Chicago" and "Moulin Rouge," as well as the upcoming "The Guys."
ENTERTAINMENT
January 2, 1990 | NINA J. EASTON
The Christmas box-office blues are over, with most of the season's top movies enjoying a huge leap in business during the New Year's Day weekend. "Tango & Cash," Warner's Sylvester Stallone-Kurt Russell buddy movie, moved up 53% to top the chart with about $10.4 million, according to preliminary figures released today. Meanwhile, Danny De Vito's black comedy about divorce, "War of the Roses," jumped more than 140%, with roughly $10 million worth of tickets sold over the four-day weekend.
NEWS
March 27, 2003 | Andre Chautard, Special to the Times
Ever since Rudolph Valentino strutted onto the screen in 1921's "The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse," Hollywood has been entranced by the tango, with actors from Fred Astaire to Arnold Schwarzenegger having taken the tangled dance for a spin. In the last two years, the tango has figured prominently into "Frida," "Chicago" and "Moulin Rouge," as well as the upcoming "The Guys."
ENTERTAINMENT
February 8, 2003 | Lewis Segal, Times Staff Writer
Anyone who's suffered through the gaucheries and distortions of tourist tango in Buenos Aires looks forward to new editions of Luis Bravo's familiar revue "Forever Tango" knowing that Argentina's most internationally celebrated music and dance tradition is in safe hands.
MAGAZINE
March 19, 2000 | JONATHAN KANDELL, Jonathan Kandell is a writer based in New York. He last wrote for the magazine about the Vall d'Aran in Spain
It's opening night at Club Social de Avellaneda, a new tango dance hall in a gritty Buenos Aires blue-collar neighborhood reminiscent of deep Brooklyn. Bronze busts of Juan and Evita Peron grace the entrance of the building. Inside, a giant mural above the dance floor depicts local stevedores, meatpackers and factory workers of a half-century ago.
NEWS
June 11, 1997 | JONATHAN KIRSCH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Much noise is heard in courtrooms nowadays about the legal and moral niceties of death and dying. Much breath is expended from the pulpit, and much ink is spread on op-ed pages: Do we enjoy the "right to die," with or without the assistance of a physician? Or is the physician under a moral duty to use heroic measures to save every human life, no matter how blighted and afflicted? But the spirited public debate often ignores the intimate truth that we find in the pages of "Dancing With Mr.
NEWS
April 23, 1995 | SCOTT SHIBUYA BROWN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It began one evening on a crowded dance floor in San Diego. Present were Alberto Toledano, a tango enthusiast, and a professional dancer who had learned just enough moves to accompany Toledano in his demanding and rarely seen routine--a tango done in the traditional Argentine style. Across the room, watching intently, was Loreen Arbus, a Los Angeles television producer. As soon as the duo concluded their turn, she strode across the floor to meet them.
NEWS
December 5, 1991 | ELENA KELLNER
* Raul Julia, Sheena Easton and Tony Martinez star in the 25th anniversary production of the musical classic "Man of La Mancha." The show, which reunites many of the original members of the 1965 production, is on a pre-Broadway tour of several U.S. cities. It is scheduled to open in New York in April. The musical is based on Spanish literary master Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra's greatest character, the indomitable Don Quixote, played by Julia.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 6, 1986 | SYLVIE DRAKE, Times Theater Writer
When the curtain goes up on "Tango Argentino," it reveals two male thugs dancing a sultry tango--with each other. Is the Los Angeles Civic Light Opera audience ready for this? It had better be. "Argentino" is one of three shows announced for this summer's 49th Civic Light Opera season.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 8, 2003 | Lewis Segal, Times Staff Writer
Anyone who's suffered through the gaucheries and distortions of tourist tango in Buenos Aires looks forward to new editions of Luis Bravo's familiar revue "Forever Tango" knowing that Argentina's most internationally celebrated music and dance tradition is in safe hands.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 2, 1990 | NINA J. EASTON
The Christmas box-office blues are over, with most of the season's top movies enjoying a huge leap in business during the New Year's Day weekend. "Tango & Cash," Warner's Sylvester Stallone-Kurt Russell buddy movie, moved up 53% to top the chart with about $10.4 million, according to preliminary figures released today. Meanwhile, Danny De Vito's black comedy about divorce, "War of the Roses," jumped more than 140%, with roughly $10 million worth of tickets sold over the four-day weekend.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 24, 1986 | CHARLES CHAMPLIN, Times Arts Editor
These days Los Angeles theater tackles anything it cares to, light or heavy, small or large. But in an earlier day, when neither resources nor audiences were quite so abundant, the intimate revue, youthful, peppy, irreverent and expert, seemed to me to be the characteristic L.A. stage form. Shows like "Vintage 60" and "The Billy Barnes People" charmed many a transplanted Easterner in the late '50s.
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