Archive for the ‘entertainment’ Category

Saturday night tango: Some Like It Hot

Saturday, January 18th, 2014

Joe E. Brown and Jack Lemmon dance to La Cumparsita,

Saturday night tango: Detlef & Melina

Saturday, December 28th, 2013

Melina Sedo & Detlef Engel dance to “Confesión” by OT Porteña.

Sherlock: new mini-episode

Thursday, December 26th, 2013


I’m so hooked it’s not funny. But then, I was reading all the Arthur Conan Doyle stories when my classmates were reading Nancy Drew.

Blogging on Latin America shall resume shortly.

Thursday night tango: Chicho Frumboli & Juana Sepulveda

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

dancing to the vals Temo,

It’s vals! It’s wardrobe malfunction prevention!



Miles Tangos has a new Kindle book, Tango Truisms, on time for Christmas, and also don’t forget Chan Park’s Tango Zen. For a different musical experience, Astor Piazzolla’s Maria de Buenos Aires, tango operita.

Monday night Mike Rowe @mikeroweworks

Monday, December 16th, 2013

Nick Gillespie interviewed Mike Rowe,

Rowe recently sat down with Reason’s Nick Gillespie to discuss his bad experience with a high school guidance counselor (3:20), why he provides scholarships based on work ethic (6:57), the problem with taxpayer-supported college loans (8:40), why America demonizes dirty jobs (11:32), the happiest day of his life (13:14), why following your passion is terrible advice (17:05), why it’s so hard to hire good people (21:04), the hidden cost of regulatory compliance (23:16), the problem with Obama’s promise to create shovel ready jobs (33:05), efficiency versus effectiveness (34:17), and life after Dirty Jobs (38:24).

Don’t miss also Mike doing a QVC almost-ad for gourds. Rowe worked at QVC years ago,

Today: International Day of Tango

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

The International Day of Tango is celebrated on December 11, Carlos Gardel’s birthday.

Here he is, singing Volver,

and here’s my favorite tango couple, Mario & Laura,

Saturday night tango: Diego & Natasha

Saturday, December 7th, 2013

Diego Benavidez & Natasha Agudelo dancing to Osvaldo Pugliese’s “Nochero Soy” at “La Mariposa” in Milan, Italy. October 2013,

Today’s google doodle: Maria Callas

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

In concert at Covent Garden, 1962:

Arturo Sandoval receives the Presidential Medal of Freedom

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

Let’s be succinct about this: I am a big fan of Mr. Sandoval, so I am delighted he received this award.

Arturo Sandoval, Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient, on jazz helping him escape from Cuba

“What I like the most is the last part of the medal – freedom,” he said, “because I always say that ‘no freedom, no life.

Video of a Good Morning America interview with performance:

Andy Garcia starred in the movie.


Saturday night Puerto Rican music

Saturday, November 16th, 2013

Jose Raul Ramirez playing Laura y Georgina,