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Tito Puente

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  • Fest planner: Riverwest Music Festival, Windy City Ribfest, more

    Fest planner: Riverwest Music Festival, Windy City Ribfest, more
    Fourth of July means most people have an extra weekend day to celebrate America's independence through the consumption of grilled meats and the creation of small explosions. USA! After the beers have been drank and the sparklers have been ... sparkled,...
  • Film Review: 'Cuban Fury'

    Nick Frost, the tubby sidekick to frequent onscreen partner Simon Pegg, sashays solo into the spotlight in the salsa-inflected British romantic comedy "Cuban Fury." Big Talk, the production company behind all those Pegg-Frost pairings, hopes to advance...
  • Which character on 'The Simpsons' is going to be killed off?

    Which character on 'The Simpsons' is going to be killed off?
    Update: This past Sunday's episode of "The Simpsons" was thought to feature the death of a major character, but in the end it was not the death episode you were looking for. Show creators promised at the beginning of the season as much, but that episode...
  • Beatles Promoter Sid Bernstein Dies at 95

    Sid Bernstein, the promoter who brought the Beatles to Carnegie Hall in New York City just as their fame exploded in the U.S., has died. He was 95. Bernstein's daughter, Casey Deutsch, said her father died in his sleep Wednesday morning of natural...
  • Jose Curbelo dies at 95; Latin jazz bandleader

    Jose Curbelo, a Latin jazz bandleader, agent and promoter who helped popularize the cha-cha in the United States and made Tito Puente a star, has died. He was 95. A resident of North Miami Beach, Curbelo died Friday of heart failure at a hospital in...
  • The Go Guide Weekend Preview: Pitbull talks, King Mango struts

    The Go Guide Weekend Preview: Pitbull talks, King Mango struts
    When your goal is worldwide domination, you gotta do what you gotta do. For Pitbull, hardcore Miami Heat fan, that means getting in bed (figuratively speaking) with Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban. “Yeah, we don’t talk about that,”...
  • Kids get an opening night act at Musikfest

     
    Musikfest has returned Banana Island to the families. For the past few years the Bethlehem music festival switched the tunes to jazz, bluegrass and other “adult” styles of music after dark but this year the venue will remain all kids’...
  • All that jazz, and then some

    All that jazz, and then some
    Poncho Sanchez only had one professional conga lesson. The class, which took place in the garage at his mother's house, was a treat from his sister while he was still in high school. "He had asked me to play a little bit of Cal Tjader, and after, he...
  • Bandleader finds his vibe

    Bandleader finds his vibe
    Bob DeSena didn't grow up in a family where Latin jazz was a common presence on the stereo. Instead, it was an instrument that got him hooked to its sound. The bandleader, whose combo will perform this weekend in Huntington Beach, discovered his...
  • 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...
  • James Moody dies at 85; jazz saxophonist and flutist

    James Moody dies at 85; jazz saxophonist and flutist
    James Moody, a jazz saxophonist and flutist whose improvised solo on a recording of the song "I'm in the Mood for Love" became a jazz classic, died Thursday in San Diego, where he had lived in recent years. He was 85 and had pancreatic cancer. His...
  • “Simpsons” maestro Alf Clausen shares stories behind some of Springfield’s greatest hits

     
    By Stacey Harrison On The Simpsons, the characters never age and time pretty much stands still. But for Alf Clausen, all he has to do is look at his son to take in the true scope of the passage of time. “The thing that keeps coming back to me is the...