Stage Tube: Patrick Page Talks Hunchback on Disney Coast to Coast Podcast

La Jolla Playhouse presents the U.S. premiere production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, featuring a score by the multiple Academy, Grammy and Tony Award-winning team of composer Alan Menken and lyricist Stephen Schwartz , book by Peter Parnell and direction by Scott Schwartz . Below, Patrick Page , who plays Frollo in the show, chats about his role on Disney Coast to Coast! Based on the Victor Hugo novel and featuring the Oscar-nominated score from the 1996 Disney classic film, The Hunchback of Notre Dame is the only stage collaboration from two masters of the American musical theatre, composer Alan Menken and lyricist Stephen Schwartz . | 04-Dec-2014 00:21

Yolandita Monge's Husband Carlos 'Topy' Mamery Dies

Latin singer/actress Yolandita Monge is mourning the death of her husband Carlos Mamery after he reportedly suffered a massive heart attack on Tuesday . He went on to forge a career as a talent manager, counting artists including salsa star Jerry Rivera, actor Jorge Abello and his wife among his clients. | 03-Dec-2014 03:28

Masque Sound Resonates With Audiences At U.S. Premiere Of The Hunchback Of Notre Dame

When five-time Tony and Laurence Olivier winning/nominated sound designer Gareth Owen was presented with the task of ringing up a spectacular and captivating sonic landscape for the U.S. premiere of Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame at La Jolla Playhouse, he turned to Masque Sound , a leading theatrical sound reinforcement, installation and design company, for his audio equipment needs. | 02-Dec-2014 23:18

Eva Mendes Reveals Why She And Ryan Gosling Chose The Name Esmeralda For Their Baby

However, during a recent interview with Violet Grey , she opened up and revealed how she truly feels about being a first-time mother. For those who missed it, the We Own the Night star welcomed a little girl with famed actor Ryan Gosling back in September. | 29-Nov-2014 17:10

Celebrity Gossip, November 27: Unusual inspiration for name of Eva Mendes' baby

Congratulations, you're now registered! Let us know what news and updates you want to hear about and we'll send them straight to your inbox. The Hollywood actress, 40, and heartthrob RYAN GOSLING, 34, became parents to their first child - Esmeralda Amada Gosling - in September. | 27-Nov-2014 14:58

Eva Mendes Opens Up About Her Baby Girl With Ryan Gosling For The First Time

SEPTEMBER 07: Actors Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling attend 'The Place Beyond The Pines' premiere during the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival at Princess of Wales Theatre on September 7, 2012 in Toronto, Canada. Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling kept their baby news a secret up until the very end of Mendes' pregnancy, but it appears the parents are bending their privacy policy a bit these days. | 26-Nov-2014 02:29

Why Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling Named Their Daughter Esmeralda Amada

When Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes welcomed their baby girl on Sept. 12, they gave her a unique name, Esmeralda Amada . | 26-Nov-2014 02:29

Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling named their daughter after a beloved fairy tale

"Ryan and I both love the Esmerelda character from the Victor Hugo novel The Hunchback of Notre Dame , and we just think it's a beautiful name," Mendes explained during an interview with Violet Grey's digital magazine, The Violet Files . It's Mendes' first interview since giving birth in September. | 26-Nov-2014 02:29

The Owl Grooves

"It's the applause that feeds the soul of a musician," Rick Reyes said, with grace and humor, after a round of it came his way. The crowd at the Owl Shop was getting bigger, and Pasofino Social Club was just getting warmed up. | 25-Nov-2014 22:12

Gospel singer Dominic explains why his quitting Groove awards

East Africa's gospel star and song writer Dominic Ashimwe Nic revealed that he will no longer participate in any music related competition as well as groove awards ceremony again in order to get much time to spread the word of God. This comes after the singer was questioned by media and music fans in general why he decided to quit anything to do with music competitions and awards ceremonies. | 25-Nov-2014 18:08

Marc Anthony, Shannon de Lima make debut as newlyweds at Latin Grammys

Marc Anthony and model Shannon de Lima made their red-carpet debut as newlyweds at the Latin Grammys on Thursday in Las Vegas. They got married earlier this month. | 21-Nov-2014 23:07

With U.S. politics in play Anthony, de Lucia take Latin Grammys

With backup dancers in face paint and a ring of fire around her, Aneeka takes the stage. Marc Anthony and the late Paco de Lucia were early winners at the Latin Grammys on Thursday after the start of the ceremony was preempted by U.S. President Barack Obama's speech announcing a new immigration order, a core issue for the U.S. Hispanics. | 21-Nov-2014 08:28

Calle 13, Enrique Iglesias win early Latin Grammys

Calle 13 kicked off the 2014 Latin Grammys by giving a strong performance that looked like it was inside an Irish bar - and by taking a pair of trophies. Calle 13 won best urban album for "Multiviral" and best alternative song for "El Aguante" , which they performed at the top of the awards show, airing live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. | 21-Nov-2014 04:18

Juan Luis Guerra Crowns Top Latin Albums

Top Latin Albums greets a new No. 1 as Juan Luis Guerra arrives with Todo Tiene Su Hora . | 21-Nov-2014 03:19

Star filled lineup for Latin Grammys

The 15th edition of the Latin Grammys on Thursday evening will have something for everyone - top hits, a host of longtime stars and a few new acts, crossover and even Cuban artists. Once again, the show will be broadcast live from Las Vegas on Univision. | 20-Nov-2014 01:11

Papo Lucca and La Sonora Poncena celebrate 60th anniversary

The legendary salseros will take the stage Saturday along with some friends for an unforgettable night filled with the sounds of Puerto Rico. Papo Lucca and La Sonora PonceA a returns to Lehman Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday in celebration of their 60th Anniversary Concert. | 19-Nov-2014 21:46

Papo Lucca and La Sonora Poncena celebrate 60th anniversary

The legendary salseros will take the stage Saturday along with some friends for an unforgettable night filled with the sounds of Puerto Rico. Papo Lucca and La Sonora PonceA a returns to Lehman Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday in celebration of their 60th Anniversary Concert. | 19-Nov-2014 19:09

'Hunchback of Notre Dame' at La Jolla has identity crisis

Review: La Jolla's 'Hunchback of Notre Dame' rings with great music but isn't sure what age group to appeal to The busy afterlife of "The Hunchback of Notre Dame," Victor Hugo's 1831 doorstop novel about a church bell ringer with severe chiropractic difficulties, continues with a musical adaptation that's notable for being the first stage collaboration between two titans of the American theater, composer Alan Menken and lyricist Stephen Schwartz. Menken, who wrote the music for "Little Shop of Horrors" and "Newsies," is best known for his scores for numerous Disney films . | 14-Nov-2014 03:51

Marc Anthony's Dad Denied Entry To Wedding Hotel Suite - Report

Marc Anthony 's father reportedly threatened to skip his son's wedding in the Dominican Republic and fly back to his native Puerto Rico on Tuesday after security officials denied him entry to the singer's hotel suite. The salsa star is expected to wed Shannon De Lima in the city of La Romana later on Tuesday, but his dad Felipe Muniz encountered a little trouble as he arrived hours before the ceremony. | 12-Nov-2014 00:17

Theater Review: Disney's 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame'

Does the name Quasimodo ring a bell? Victor Hugo's deformed outcast has swung from many rafters in his day, though rarely as poignantly or as lavishly as in "The Hunchback of Notre Dame," Peter Parnell, Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz's U.S.-premiere tuner which worked out growing pains in a 1996 Disney animated feature and 1999 Berlin engagement. At the La Jolla Playhouse it's something of an odd duck: dark and medieval-moody, yet with exuberant Broadway roots plainly showing. | 10-Nov-2014 22:38

High-energy 'In the Heights' on WA stage

The energetic neighborhood of New York's Washington Heights erupts in a hip-hop-infused, salsa-inspired intensity in Westford Academy Theater Arts new production of In the Heights. Larry Sousa directs and choreographs the musical, which features award-winning music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and a book by Quira Alegria Hughes. | 10-Nov-2014 16:17

Farruko Finishes First on Top Latin Albums

Farruko lands first chart-topping album, while Luis Enrique & Julion Alvarez y Su Norteno Banda earn new airplay No. 1s. Reggaeton singer Farruko earns his first No. | 07-Nov-2014 02:03

Photo Call: a First Look at La Jolla Playhouse's Hunchback of...

The U.S. premiere of the musical version of The Hunchback of Notre Dame , based on the animated Disney film, began performances Oct. 26 at La Jolla Playhouse . The stage adaptation of Victor Hugo 's novel, with a score by composer Alan Menken and lyricist Stephen Schwartz and a book by Peter Parnell , continues through Dec. 14 in the Playhouse's Mandell Weiss Theatre. | 06-Nov-2014 21:45

El Sol Salsa Festival - feast...

Salsa Libre, the organizers of the tenth El Sol Salsa Festival to be held in Warsaw on Nov. 7-9 promise an exciting program of concerts, shows parties and the best offer of workshops of all styles at all levels including Mambo, Afro Cuban, Bachata and Kizomba. Among the highlights of this year's event is a live concert by Jimmy Bosch and Dislocados. | 06-Nov-2014 04:02

Jennifer Lopez: a Ben Affleck was my first big...visit|blogPost-1499278|o-river_headline_list-44869|2

Jennifer Lopez has opened up about her split from actor Ben Affleck, revealing their broken engagement was her "first big heartbreak." The star parted ways with Affleck in January, 2004, and she went on to romance her longtime friend and fellow singer, Marc Anthony, who she wed six months later. | 04-Nov-2014 19:37

The Honoraries: Maureen O'Hara in The Hunchback of Notre Dame

"Dandy...nothing is scarier than a rich little white boy with too much time on his hands." - Olivia Your suscription dimes make an enormous difference to The Film Experience in terms of stability and budget to dream bigger. | 03-Nov-2014 16:07

Juan Luis Guerra Goes to No. 1 on Tropical Airplay Chart

Juan Luis Guerra notches his 11th No. 1 hit on Tropical Airplay as "Tus Besos" steps 2-1. | 31-Oct-2014 10:18

The world series of bacon

Bacon-wrapped dates, stuffed with Manchego cheese, and crispy pork belly on the side; from the bacon dinner, with Bacon Bacon and Canela. While you were glued to the World Series of baseball last week, the Bottomless Pit and I headed to the world series of bacon . | 30-Oct-2014 03:09

Rob Astorino gets endorsement from Salsa legend Willie Colon in Bronx

Monday marked the Republican candidate for governor's 14th visit to the borough, which is heavily Democratic, since last winter. He accused his opponent, Gov. Cuomo, of ignoring Bronx voters. | 28-Oct-2014 07:46

Hunchback of Notre Dame, With Michael Arden and Patrick Page, Begins at La Jolla Playhouse Tonight

The U.S. premiere of the musical version of The Hunchback of Notre Dame , based on the animated Disney film, begins performances Oct. 26 at La Jolla Playhouse. Lucas Coleman, Mary Joe Duggan, Anise Ritchie, Brian Smolin and William Thomas Hodgson, Julian Decker, Ian Patrick Gibb, Beth Kirkpatrick, Samantha Massell , Neal Mayer, Nora Menken, William Michals , Vincent Rodriguez and Richard Ruiz comprise the ensemble. | 26-Oct-2014 06:09

UofL students celebrate Dia de Los Muertos

As Halloween quickly approaches, students at the University of Louisville are doing their best to prepare for the spooky night. To get students in the spirit of the season in a more culturally diverse way, the Student Activities Board, along with Latin American and Hispanic Student Association and Lamda Theta Phi, hosted their very own Dia de Los Muertos , right in the SAC multi-purpose room. | 25-Oct-2014 23:41

Photo Coverage: the Sopranos' Dominic Chianese Previews 54 Below Show

Actor and singer Dominic Chianese , known mostly for his starring role as Corrado "Junior" Soprano in HBO's The Sopranos, and for his role as Johnny Ola in The Godfather II, makes his 54 Below tonight, October 24. Dominic has lived in New York City all his life, and worked in theatre- Broadway , Off Broadway and in regional theatres all over the country. Since 1952 when he toured with the America Savoyards Gilbert and Sullivan company, Dominic has been regaling with song as well. | 24-Oct-2014 21:01

Salsa Stars To Celebrate Cheo Feliciano's Career At Memorial Gig

The life of salsa legend Cheo Feliciano will be celebrated by his famous friends and collaborators at a special memorial concert at New York's Madison Square Garden on Friday . The singer and percussionist was killed in a car crash in Puerto Rico in April , at the age of 78, and now musicians including Gilberto Santa Rosa, Jose Alberto 'El Canario', Oscar D'Leon, Tito Nieves and Willie Colon will gather onstage in the Big Apple to salute Feliciano in a show titled, La Salsa Vive . | 24-Oct-2014 13:00

Nicholas Hoult Talks Equals Love Scenes With Kristen Stewart--Does Size Matter?

British actor Nicholas Hoult , 24, plays the Twilight alum's love interest in the new dystopian sci-fi film Equals . He "I based the character loosely on Quasimodo at times," he said in an interview with MTV that was posted on Thursday, referring to Victor Hugo 's The Hunchback of Notre Dame title character. | 18-Oct-2014 04:07

Red Bull brings 'Siempre Fresco' to Miami

Red Bull, in association with Red Bull Music Academy and RBMA Radio, is bringing a new music project to Miami called Siempre Fresco . They hope to accomplish "creat[ing] [a] development and spotlight platform around nu-Latin music artists and their influences from traditional Latin music" with this project. | 17-Oct-2014 04:54

8 new fall menus at Scottsdale, PV restaurants

Check out this story on Tom Vykulil is the new chef de cuisine at Prado, the flagship restaurant at Omni Scottsdale Montelucia Resort and Spa. Vykulil has teamed with the resort's executive chef, Michael Cairns, to introduce a new tapas lineup, new wood-fired entrees and an assortment of new daily paellas. | 17-Oct-2014 01:00

Red Bull Siempre Fresco: A Fiesta Starring Salsa Legends and Latin DJs

Larry Harlow plays the piano like palm trees play the breeze, like a lizard plays the grass, like the sunrise plays the morning. He's a natural. | 16-Oct-2014 01:31

Latin conference raises questions

At first glance the whole idea of a conference to discuss Latin Alternative Music in Toronto seems a bit strange. Alternative to what? Can there really be a Toronto Latin music underground when there's no visible overground? Toronto has a sizable Latin community that's actually many communities. | 15-Oct-2014 13:34

Llegamos Live Super Sized featuring Frankie Negron

PRLog - Oct. 13, 2014 - NEW YORK -- OCTOBER is celebrated as Hispanic Heritage Month, and according to the creator of Latino Laughter, George Diaz, they'll be ending the month-long celebration with a "BANG," as people are being invited to turn out to see the wonder of LLEGAMOS! The event, featuring the likes of Victor Cruz, Ralph Fililon, Kenny Ortega, Edwin Vazquez, Cypress Nieves and Frankie Negron, plus George Diaz himself. will take place at: Broadway Comedy Club 318 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019 757-2323 starting at 7pm. | 14-Oct-2014 06:57

Enrique, Romeo or Marc: Who Will Win 2014 AMA for Favorite Latin Artist? Vote

Marc Anthony photographed by Douglas Friedman on Feb. 8 at Casa de Campo in La Romana, Dominica Republic. Grooming by Jami Harper. | 14-Oct-2014 03:15

Two generations of Latin music-makers gather in Miami

For Larry Harlow, one of the pivotal figures of U.S. salsa, music is something made by people live on stage - pounding piano and congas, blasting trumpet and trombone. For DJs like Miami's Mr. Pauer or Los Angeles collective Moombahton Massive or New York's Que Bajo, music is made from a vast virtual universe of sounds accessed and released via computer. | 12-Oct-2014 07:45

Experience a multitude of culture at the Maxima Hispanic Heritage Festival

For police officer Ray Croze events like the Hispanic Heritage Festival help make his job easier. | 10-Oct-2014 18:50

Disney name for Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling's daughter

While Esmeralda is the name of the gypsy girl in the 1831 Victor Hugo novel The Hunchback Of Notre-Dame - and the subsequent Disney movie based on it - the pair also have picked Amada from fiction. It is the name of the character Eva played in the 2007 movie We Own The Night , and also means "beloved" in Spanish. | 10-Oct-2014 03:20

Piloto Y Klimax sizzles on stage

The fourth and final international treat that has made up the Four Slices of Cuba Series at Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom over the last few months is also one of the most sophisticated pop bands in Cuban history. Giraldo Piloto and his band Klimax are some of the pioneers of the immensely popular Cuban music and dance craze, Timba, where the band blends local Cuban music with international influences such as jazz, rock and hip-hop. | 09-Oct-2014 23:21

Oscar D'Leon and Willie Colon at the Conga Room

The world-famous Conga Room located at LA LIVE hosts a 5 week event series featuring Latin music's hottest tropical musical acts. Dubbed, "Latin Kings of Salsa," the series will feature musical performances by the genre's most iconic talent including, El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico, Luis Enrique, Oscar D'Leon and Willie Colon. | 09-Oct-2014 04:23

'Tropical Night of Dominican Jazz' takes over New York City's SOB's

Singer Jose Alberto performs at the Unity Concert for 'Cover The Uninsured Week 2004' at the Michael Schimmel Center For The Arts at Pace University in New York City. He'll be on stage at SOBs on Wednesday, Oct. 8. SOB's is hosting "Tropical Night of Dominican Jazz," a 90-minute presentation featuring Alex Diaz y Son De Calle and Irka Mateo. | 08-Oct-2014 20:40

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