1. Rubén Blades Q&A: Salsa’s Crossover Pioneer Gets Emotional on 'Tangos'

    May 28, 2014 3:42 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rubén Blades takes an emotional turn with “Tangos,” a set of versions of his songs, including “Pedro Navaja,” “Pablo Pueblo” and “Juana Maya,” recorded with Argentine tango musicians. Blades brings tango’s characteristic drama to his classics withou ...

  2. 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 ...

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

    February 21, 2014 9:02 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 Ni ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 Fan ...

  6. Willie Colón

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  7. 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) ...

  8. This Day in Music

    April 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Singer/songwriter and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Gene Pitney dies in Wales at the age of 65. 2006 - Singer/songwriter and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Gene Pitney dies in Wales at the age of 65. 2005 - The Library of Congress announces the th ...

  9. This Day in Music

    April 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Singer/songwriter and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Gene Pitney dies in Wales at the age of 65. 2006 - Singer/songwriter and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Gene Pitney dies in Wales at the age of 65. 2005 - The Library of Congress announces the th ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. 44OnTV

    October 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Oct. 30-Nov. 7, 2006. MONDAY, OCT. 30 "Totally Awesome Concert," VH1 Classic Featured artist(s): Rick Springfield, Scandal, Patti Smyth. "Mavericks: Honky Tonk Heroes," The Biography Channel Featured ...

  12. This Day in Music

    April 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Trace Adkins seriously injures two fingers on his left hand while working on his property in Middle Tennessee. Moving some rocks to correct an erosion problem, Adkins dislodges a 400-pou 2005 - The Library of Congress annou ...

  13. Anthony, Lopez Team For Lavoe Biopic

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Jennifer Lopez and husband Marc Anthony will star together in a music-based movie based on the life of iconic Puerto Rican singer Hector Lavoe. "El Cantante" (The Singer) started filming yesterday (De Jennifer Lopez and husband Marc Anthon ...

  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. Activism Subdued, But Artists Press On

    October 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The 2004 presidential election saw an unprecedented number of musicians coming out in support of either John Kerry or George W. Bush. The 2004 presidential election saw an unprecedented number of musicians coming out in support of either John Kerry ...

  16. This Day in Music

    April 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck walks free from court after a London jury acquits him of going on a drunken rampage on a trans-Atlantic flight a year before. 2002 - R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck walks free from court after a Lond ...

  17. The Rough Guide to Bogaloo

    March 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 There's something inherently corny about a bogaloo album. But that same element, combined with the rich sound of big bands and an irresistible swing, makes this compilation a delight. There's something inherently corny about a bogaloo albu ...

  18. Latin Grammys To Celebrate Celia Cruz

    September 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

  19. Cuban Salsa Queen Celia Cruz Dies

    July 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Celia Cruz, who went from singing in Havana nightclubs to become the "Queen of Salsa," died today (July 16) of a brain tumor. She was 77. Celia Cruz, who went from singing in Havana nightclubs to become the "Queen of Salsa," died ...

  20. This Day in Music

    April 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck walks free from court after a London jury acquits him of going on a drunken rampage on a trans-Atlantic flight a year before. 2002 - R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck walks free from court after a Lond ...

  21. Un Gran Día en el Barrio

    October 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Described by its label as "Harlem's answer to Cuba's Buena Vista Social Club," Un Gran Día actually transcends its barrio roots. Described by its label as "Harlem's answer to Cuba's Buena Vista Social Club," U ...

  22. Ruben Blades Tours World Styles On 'Mundos'

    September 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Ruben Blades' path to a brave new musical world has been a long time in the making. It began with his earliest hit, "Pedro Navaja," a cinematic song recorded during his collaborative year ...