Willie Colón

  1. Fania 50th Anniversary Concert Series Partners with SummerStage

    May 15, 2014 5:05 PM EDT The 50th anniversary of the iconic Latin label Fania Records will be celebrated this summer in partnership with Central Park's SummerStage program.   Starting June 14, the City Parks Foundation will feature a concert series, dance and theater ...

  2. Artists from Rubén Blades to Enrique Iglesias Voice Support for Venezuela, Criticize Gov't

    February 21, 2014 2:27 PM EST Salsa greats and social activists Rubén Blades and Willie Colon have, separately, been the most outspoken of the many music artists who have expressed solidarity this week with protestors in Venezuela. In the case of Blades, Venezuelan President N ...

  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. UMPG Inks With Emusica

    December 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Publishing Group has signed an administration deal with EMusica, the owners of the legendary Fania Records and Kubaney, both veritable treasure chests of tropical Latin music. Fania, in particular, is widely regarded as a seminal c ...

  5. 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 ...