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‘Cuchi-cuchi’ still Charo’s trademark

By Marshall Jay Kaplan The flamboyant entertainer and talented flamenco guitarist is still flamboyant and still talented and still makes television and stage appearances. “Cuchi-cuchi!” Maria del Rosario Mercedes Pilar Martinez Molina Baeza (yes, that is her real name!) was born January 15, 1951 in Murcia, Spain. Starting as a child right into her teenage

Business is Booming: The Bad Boys of Boomertown

By Cynthia Poe The Baby Boom era brought many social changes, beginning when hospital maternity wards were swamped with young mothers. Expectant fathers were exiled to corridors and waiting rooms, as was the custom of the day. Fussing over babies, or emphasizing family involvement, was not portrayed as a manly value back then. When the