East Los Angeles Latin Jazz Ensemble brings energy to first spring concert

By Maria Gonzalez From classics to self-written songs, the East Los Angeles Latin Jazz Ensemble got the audience moving to the beat at their first concert Friday. “Cuarto de Tula,” a classic Cuban song that has been performed by some of the best musicians of all time, highlighted the night and provided a challenge to the ensemble with a remarkable performance that was true to its legacy. The song was about…

March 20, 2012

Dine like Ghengis Khan

By Xavier Morales Shabu Shabu House restaurant, a local Japanese style eatery in Little Tokyo usually has hordes of people eagerly waiting to enter its warm ambiance for dinner. Shabu-shabu (literally, “swishswish”), the Japanese art of cooking thinly-sliced beef and vegetables by dipping them in a pot of boiling water, is said to have been created by Genghis Khan in the 13th century as a means of rapidly feeding his…

November 23, 2011