| Jul 1, 2014
| 3:15 PM
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,...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 6:30 PM
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...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 4:37 AM
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...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 4:30 PM
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...
| Sep 24, 2012
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...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 7:15 PM
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,”...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 4:24 AM
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’...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 1:16 PM
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...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 11:16 AM
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...
| Jan 28, 2012
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...
| Dec 10, 2010
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.
| Feb 13, 2012
| 4:32 PM
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...