Héctor Lavoe

  1. Fania Records Launching Pop-Up Store at Art Basel Miami

    December 03, 2012 11:29 AM EST Latin soul will invade this week's Art Basel Miami Beach, when Fania Records launches their Armada Fania club and pop-up store for four days near Miami's trendy Wynwood Arts District, a center of the art fair's social life. Similar ...

  2. Latin Recording Academy Honoring Luz Casal and Rita Moreno, Among Others

    September 13, 2012 6:15 PM EDT The Latin Recording Academy is honoring several artists from around the globe, including Spanish singer/songwriter Luz Casal, Argentinian crooner Leo Dan, Puerto Rican-born Rita Moreno and Brazil's Milton Nascimento during a November ceremony ...

  3. Yomo Toro, King of the Cuatro, Dead at 78.

    July 02, 2012 5:19 PM EDT Master of the cuatro, the guitar with five pairs of strings often called the national instrument of Puerto Rico, Yomo Toro brought traditional acoustic rhythms to the mainstream of popular Latin music and beyond. Toro, who died Saturday (June 30) ...

  4. Backbeat: 360 Group, AJ Music, Cardenas Execs Wind Down at La Salsa Vive Party

    April 25, 2012 12:30 PM EDT The scene at the "La Salsa Vive" party, which closed out day one of the Billboard Latin Music Conference. (Photo: Michael Seto) With video footage of Celia Cruz and Johnny Pacheco performing "Quimbara" as a backdrop and N' ...

  5. Fania Records Links With !K7 For Overseas Deals

    October 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Legendary tropical label Fania Records has struck a partnership with !K7 to distribute its releases in Europe, Africa and parts of Asia and to license key releases through !K7 imprint Strut. The first project under the new partnership was the Sept ...

  6. Mayor: JLo, Anthony Want To Build PR Film Studio

    August 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A Puerto Rican mayor says husband-and-wife pop stars Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony hope to transform his northeast coastal city into the Hollywood of the Caribbean. Fajardo Mayor Anibal Melendez said that the singer-actors - both born in New Yor ...

  7. Fania Records Targets New Audience With Classics

    July 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Venerable salsa label Fania Records has partnered with youth lifestyle media company Fader Media to produce remixes of classics from the Fania catalog to be marketed to a younger audience. The association is expected to result not only in music bu ...

  8. @Billboard Latin Conf.: Marc Anthony Talks New Album, Jennifer Lopez

    April 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Marc Anthony previewed his new album and explained how music and Jennifer Lopez changed his life during an in-depth Q&A Wednesday at the Billboard Latin Music Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Anthony is set to perform at the Billboard Lati ...

  9. Marc Anthony Set For Billboard Latin Music Conference

    March 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST Superstar Marc Anthony will sit down for a rare interview during the Billboard Latin Music Conference, during which he will discuss of his upcoming release and different artistic and business ventures, including his film career and his purchase of ...

  10. Emusica Sells Assets To Investment Firm

    May 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Miami-based Emusica Entertainment Group has sold its assets, including the historic Fania catalog, to New York investment firm Signal Equity. Emusica will continue to operate for the time being during its phase-out, in order to pay out royalties. ...

  11. 'Heights' Broadway Show To Get CD Release

    March 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A double-CD original Broadway cast recording of "In The Heights," the new Broadway musical about life in Washington Heights' Latin community, will be released June 3 on Ghostlight Records. A mix of tropical music and hip-hop, the mu ...

  12. Update: Lopez, Anthony Confirm Joint Fall Tour

    July 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As exclusively revealed here last week , superstar Latin husband-and-wife duo Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony will tour together for the first time this fall. The trek will kick off Sept. 29 in Atlantic City, N.J.; the full itinerary will be unvei ...

  13. 'Celia' Musical To Hit Off-Broadway

    June 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Tickets go on sale June 11 for “Celia,” an off-Broadway musical about late salsa legend Celia Cruz’ life and music. The production at New York’s New World Stages is directed by Jaime Azpilicueta and produced by event promoter Henry Cardenas and Da ...

  14. Lopez, Anthony To Star In Film 'El Cantante'

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Movie slated for release in 2006. Jennifer Lopez and her husband Marc Anthony are to act alongside one another in a music-based movie, "El Cantante" (The Singer). The feature film, based on the life of iconic Puerto Rican singer Hector L ...

  15. Emusica Acquires Fania Assets

    August 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Price tag reported in $9-12 million range. The assets of Fania, regarded as the most venerable and important catalog of tropical music in existence, have been sold to Emusica Entertainment Group. Emusica, a Miami-based music company whose holdings ...