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The boos and the catcalls echoed as Tommie Smith and John Carlos walked off the medal stand in the summer of 1968, track shoes in their hands to symbolize the poverty of their youth. The noise reached a crescendo as they stepped into a tunnel labeled...
Almost on impulse, almost 35 years ago, Richard M. Walden and a friend rounded up six tons of relief supplies and a jet to ferry them to Vietnamese boat people in Malaysia. Thus was Operation California — now Operation USA — born. A Times...
Tags: Mexico, Entertainment, Frank Sinatra, Haiti, Malaysia
In the last Travel Mechanic, two travel industry experts looked back on 2012. This time they look ahead to 2013; their answers were edited for space. Chris McGinnis, director of Travel Skills Group (travelskills.com) Q: What trends can travelers...
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra has been working hard to convince audiences, particularly younger audiences, that if they miss any program in the CSO's contemporary music series, MusicNOW, they will miss something important in their lives. To judge from...
Tags: Mexico, Music Industry, Germany, Entertainment, Music
GUANAJUATO, Mexico — I joked with Riccardo Muti after the concert here Monday night that if he had won one more award before the Chicago Symphony Orchestraconcludes its tour on Wednesday, the CSO will have to add another trunk to its 15 tons of...
Tags: Maria Callas, Culture, Mexico, Arturo Toscanini, Music Industry
Most people taking a 90-minute boat tour on a 90-degree afternoon in late May would wear shorts rather than pants for the excursion. Not Diego Boneta. The star of the upcoming “Rock of Ages” film wore jeans as he sat front row on the top...
Tags: Mexico, Entertainment, Tom Cruise, Movies, Millennium Park
Araceli Magdalena Rodriguez remembers precisely when her son first said he wanted to be a policeman. She went to the market one day in their community near Puebla, Mexico, when he was 4 years old and returned home empty-handed after a pickpocket stole her...
Tags: Substance Abuse, Organized Crime, Mexico, Kidnapping
MEXICO CITY — It's an edifice harking to a more opulent era, an inspired fusion of Old World elegance and New World vitality. Even the name is grand: Palacio de Bellas Artes. It was here, in this granite-clad complex considered Mexico City's and...
Tags: Culture, Mexico, Music Industry, Entertainment, Arts and Culture
No sooner have the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Riccardo Muti unpacked their bags from their successful tour of Russia and Italylast month than they are making plans for two more foreign trips together next season. The music director will take his...
Tags: Mexico, Riccardo Muti, Pierre Boulez, Entertainment, Russia
Child sex abuse is front and center every day as the horrific Jerry Sandusky trial continues. Perhaps even more significant in terms of the broad impact of the alleged crimes was the trial of Philadelphia Monsignor William Lynn, accused of transferring...
Sometime on Easter Sunday, Tom Burick will climb aboard his little 50cc Honda scooter and take off on what he expects will be a 10,000-mile, three-nation Journey From Silence to combat child sex abuse by raising money and awareness. The western...
Yes Couples in Mexico City may soon be able to cancel their marriage along with their cable, Internet and magazine subscriptions. Lawmakers there are thinking about instituting short-term marriage contracts that allow couples to split after at least two...
Tags: Mexico, Social Media, Marriage, Family
Apr 10, 2013 |Column| Orlando Sentinel
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Oct 3, 2011 |Column| Daily American
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