1. CAA Signs Latin Music Label Fania Records

    December 16, 2014 1:47 AM EST A half-century after its founding, Fania Records is experiencing a renaissance . The iconic Latin music label is capping off its 50th anniversary by signing with CAA, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively. Founded by Dominican Republic-born bandleader Johnny Pacheco and attorney…

  2. Exclusive: Marc Anthony and Other Salsa Legends Share Memories of Legendary Label Fania Records

    August 28, 2014 2:47 PM EDT In this oral history, salsa legends share their memories -- good and bad -- of the most important tropical music label of all time During the early 1960s, Johnny Pacheco was riding high on Cuban-based Latin music. Dominican-born and New York-raised, Pacheco was a Juilliard-trained multi…

  3. Fania All-Stars, Daddy Yankee Honored at ASCAP Latin Music Awards

    March 19, 2014 5:36 PM EDT The thread that connects the past and present of Latin music was in full display March 18 at the annual ASCAP Latin Music Awards, with legendary musicians Fania All-Stars sharing the stage with today’s stars in what became one of those once-in-a-lifetime musical moments. “I want to thank…

  4. Fania All Stars and Salsa Giants Announce Fall Concert Dates

    August 30, 2013 3:23 PM EDT Marc Anthony continues tour in support of his hit salsa album '3.0.' Salsa's summer comeback continues into fall with the announcement of concerts by Sergio George’s "Salsa Giants" and Salsa’s original super group, the Fania All Stars. Marc Anthony, whose salsa…

  5. Iconic Salsa Singer Rubén Blades Eyes New Label, Talks New Music, Brad Pitt Project

    July 13, 2013 6:43 PM EDT Rubén Blades, the venerable salsa singer/songwriter/actor, is eyeing the Los Angeles-based Nacional Records as a possible home for his new music, according to a source familiar with the ongoing conversations. Blades, who spoke this week at the Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) in…

  6. Cuban Soul Man El Gran Fellove Dies at 89

    February 20, 2013 12:42 PM EST One of Cuba’s most charismatic performers, the tropical soul man known as El Gran Fellove, has died in Mexico at age 89. Francisco Fellove is remembered for his fabulous onstage flair and original vocal stylings which, on songs like “El Jamaiquino,” established him as a pioneer of Spanish…

  7. 50 Latin Stars Gather To Record 'Somos El Mundo'

    February 22, 2010 7:40 AM EST The atmosphere at Miami's Bongo's restaurant, perched on top of the American Airlines Arena, was almost festive as an endless stream of Latin acts began to file inside. They were there to record "Somos el Mundo," the Spanish-language version of " We Are the World ,…

  8. OnTV

    October 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Oct. 31-Nov. 6, 2005. MONDAY, OCT. 31 "Daily Download," Fuse Featured artist: Midtown. "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC Featured artists: Damian "Junior Gong" Marley, Ozzy Osbourne (also scheduled: Rosario Dawson). "Jimmy…

  9. Billboard Bits: Latin Grammys, Wilco, Carly Simon

    October 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Latin Grammys, Wilco, Carly Simon Performances by Juan Luis Guerra, Los Tigres Del Norte, Kumbia Kings, Julieta Venegas and a pairing of Bebo Valdes, Cachao, Arturo Sandoval, Johnny Pacheco, Generoso Jimenez and Ed Calle are confirmed for the 2005 Latin Grammy Awards. The event will…

  10. MTV Launches Tempo With Caribbean Concert Series

    October 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In conjunction with the Nov. 21 launch of a new cable television network devoted to Caribbean music and culture, MTV Networks will host Caribbean Rising, a series of concerts featuring performances fr In conjunction with the Nov. 21 launch of a new cable television network devoted to…

  11. Latin Grammys To Celebrate Celia Cruz

    September 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Marc Anthony, Gloria Estefan and Olga Tanon will lead a tribute to the late Celia Cruz during tomorrow's (Sept. 3) fourth annual Latin Grammy Awards. Marc Anthony, Gloria Estefan and Olga Tanon will lead a tribute to the late Celia Cruz during tomorrow's (Sept. 3) fourth annual…

  12. La Negra Tiene Tumbao

    November 10, 2001 12:00 AM EST The veteran diva's latest opus can be described as a contemporary classic, a disc that blends Cruz's trademark son with distinctive dance riffs and an urban edge. The veteran diva's latest opus can be described as a contemporary classic, a disc that blends Cruz's trademark…

  13. Simon, DMB, McKnight Among N.O. Jazz Fest Actst

    February 05, 2001 12:00 AM EST Dozens of acts, including Paul Simon, Dave Matthews Band, and Brian McKnight, have signed on to play the annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.d Dozens of acts, including Paul Simon, Dave Matthews Band, and Brian McKnight, have signed on to play the annual New Orleans Jazz &…