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Latin Music (genre)

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  • Cinco de Mayo, now with 25% less to-kill-ya, ahem, tequila

     
    It's common knowledge that Cinco de Mayo isn't actually Mexico's independence day; but if you're not careful it could become yours. Too many shots of bad tequila might result in your independence from not only the burrito you ate earlier,......
  • Latin soul legend Joe Bataan discusses his storied career, unveils exclusive MP3

     
    Joe Bataan’s life story reads like a biopic waiting to be filmed. Born in Spanish Harlem in 1942 to an African-American mother and a Filipino father, he learned to sing in the street corner doo-wop style then popularized by Frankie......
  • Clare Fischer dies at 83; versatile pianist, composer, arranger

    Clare Fischer dies at 83; versatile pianist, composer, arranger
    Clare Fischer, a Grammy-winning pianist, composer and arranger who crossed freely from jazz to Latin and pop music, working with such names as Dizzy Gillespie, George Shearing and Natalie Cole as well as Paul McCartney, Prince and Michael Jackson, has...
  • How a gringo found his mariachi groove

    How a gringo found his mariachi groove
    Standing in the middle of a bustling Mexican restaurant in La Puente with a worn acoustic guitar propped high on his chest, Matthew Stoneman looks nothing like the other mariachis working this night. There's no 10-gallon hat or silver-studded charro...
  • Travis Edmonson dies at 76; half of folk duo Bud & Travis

    Travis Edmonson, a singer-songwriter who as part of the duo Bud & Travis influenced other folk musicians and helped expand the audience for Spanish-language songs, has died. He was 76. Edmonson, who had Parkinson's disease and other illnesses, died...
  • Graciela Perez Grillo dies at 94; Afro-Cuban musician

    Graciela Perez Grillo dies at 94; Afro-Cuban musician
    Graciela Perez Grillo, an Afro-Cuban music pioneer who was known as the First Lady of Latin Jazz, has died. She was 94. Graciela, as she was known professionally, died April 6 of natural causes at the Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York, where she...
  • Bobby Espinosa dies at 60; keyboardist for 1970s Latin soul band El Chicano

    Bobby Espinosa dies at 60; keyboardist for 1970s Latin soul band El Chicano
    Bobby Espinosa, a keyboard player who helped create the confluence of jazz, R&B and rock sounds for El Chicano, the East L.A. band that had top-40 hits in the 1970s with "Viva Tirado" and "Tell Her She's Lovely," has died. He was 60. Espinosa died...
  • Monday's TV Highlights: 'Lie to me' heads south of the border

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of Oct. 11 - 17 in PDF format This week's TV Movies HIDDEN TRUTH: While vacationing in Mexico, Lightman and his daughter Emily (Tim Roth, Hayley McFarland) become involved in the......
  • Live review: Brian Setzer Orchestra at the Gibson Amphitheatre

     
    The former Stray Cats leader, now in his seventh year of touring with an annual big-band holiday show, 'Christmas Rocks! Extravaganza,' finally gets things rolling after a rocky start. "This next one used to play a lot on MTV," Brian......
  • Greek Theatre, Gibson Amphitheatre announce upcoming lineups

     
    The Gibson will have several Latin music acts, including Gilberto Santa Rosa, Pepe Aguilar and Vicente Fernández. Sugarland, the Go-Go's and Norah Jones will play the Greek. System of a Down's Serj Tankian, Spanish tenor Jose Carreras, L.A. rockers 30......
  • For top Latin(o) musical talent, will Tennessee trump Coachella?

     
    On paper, it's one of the year's most impressive festival lineups of alternative Latin American and Latino bands: Los Amigos Invisibles from Venezuela; Mexican electronica wizards Bostich and Fussible of Nortec Collective, and the one-man digital...