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Jazz Maestro Eddie Palmieri's "Harlem River Drive" Shines In Red Bull Documentary

In the second installment of Red Bull Music Academy's docu-series The Note , fans will get to see highlights of the radical movement created by legendary pianist, bandleader and composer Eddie Palmieri . The teaser trailer showcases the revolution Palmieri helped create to unite Latinos and African-Americans, through his hit song "Harlem River Drive."


topix.net | 23-May-2016 16:34

How to get the stars' Bafta TV Awards beauty looks - their backstage secrets revealed

Last night saw the return of the annual BAFTA TV Awards , and celebs from the small screen were out in full force. We joined them behind the scenes to find out all the backstage gossip.


topix.net | 09-May-2016 22:55

Book Talk: Uncovering written gems

The selection of the books previewed in this column occurred by happenstance - a direct result of paring down a thick file folder and finding a few pages of forgotten notes. The Toilers of the Sea by Victor Hugo is perhaps one of the least known works of the great French author and rarely read today despite selling briskly when first published.


topix.net | 08-May-2016 19:12

Listen to an unstoppable salsa classic from Willie Colón

Trombonist and composer Willie ColA3n is one of the greatest bandleaders in the history of salsa music, and one of the keys to his sustained success has been his ability to recognize talent before anyone else. His bands have helped launch the careers of vocalists such as Ruben Blades and Ismael Miranda, but no singer has had as a fruitful relationship with ColA3n as Hector Lavoe, the troubled subject of the 2006 biopic El Cantante starring Marc Anthony.


topix.net | 03-May-2016 20:16

Marc Anthony: Speaking his mind

"I Need To Know" was a big hit for Marc Anthony way back in 1999. All these years later, he's still thrilling audiences ... and speaking his mind.


topix.net | 01-May-2016 18:17

Nicky Jam, Enrique Iglesias top Billboard Latin Music Awards

Singer Nicky Jam raises his Hot Latin Song of the Year during the Latin Billboard Awards, Thursday, April 28, 2016 in Coral Gables, Fla. To the right is Juan Medina Velez.


topix.net | 29-Apr-2016 06:49

Nicky Jam, Enrique Iglesias top Billboard Latin Music Awards

Singer Daddy Yankee receives the Industry Leader Award, during the Latin Billboard Awards, Thursday, April 28, 2016 in Coral Gables, Fla. Singers duo, Ha-Ash, left, Kary Garcia and Fanny Lu, perform during the Latin Billboard Awards, Thursday, April 28, 2016 in Coral Gables, Fla.


topix.net | 29-Apr-2016 06:49

Nicky Jam, Enrique Iglesias top Billboard Latin Music Awards

Singer Daddy Yankee receives the Industry Leader Award, during the Latin Billboard Awards, Thursday, April 28, 2016 in Coral Gables, Fla. Singer Daddy Yankee receives the Industry Leader Award, during the Latin Billboard Awards, Thursday, April 28, 2016 in Coral Gables, Fla.


topix.net | 29-Apr-2016 06:49

Salsa Legend Victor Manuelle Comes to Kupferberg Center This May

On May 6, Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College will present an evening with salsa superstar, Victor Manuelle. Victor Manuelle, also known as El Sonero de la Juventud, brings his unique style of salsa romantica to Queens as part of his "Sal a Bailar Tour."


topix.net | 26-Apr-2016 09:08

Gipsy Kings return to The Mahaffey May 2

World music superstars the Gipsy Kings, featuring Nicolas Reyes and Tonino Baliardo, return to The Mahaffey Monday, May 2, at 7:30 p.m. ST. PETERSBURG - World music superstars the Gipsy Kings, featuring Nicolas Reyes and Tonino Baliardo, return to The Mahaffey Monday, May 2, at 7:30 p.m. Melding deep-heated flamenco, rumba, salsa and pop to the tune of 20 million albums sold, the Grammy Award-winning hitmakers behind "Bamboleo" celebrate in their very own, blistering tradition - taking audiences back to the south of France with flamenco guitars and booming Spanish vocals.


topix.net | 26-Apr-2016 04:42

Fiesta Broadway lives on as the street slowly loses its Latino heart

A generation ago, when organizers chose Broadway for their Fiesta Broadway, the street was the bustling, throbbing heart of a Latino shopping district. The festival featured artists such as the late ranchera singer Lola Beltran, salsa king Willy Chirino and mariachis, whose songs could be the daily soundtrack of a downtown Los Angeles brought to life by Mexican and Central American immigrants.


topix.net | 23-Apr-2016 23:12

Marc Anthony's Enduring Career: From 'East Side Story' to 'I Need To Know' to 'La Gozadera' & More

Marc Anthony performs in concert during his 'Cambio de Piel World Tour' at The Municipal Auditorium "Cortijo de Torres" on July 17, 2015 in Malaga, Spain. will be the subject of and participant in a Billboard Latin Music Conference panel titled Marc Anthony: Creating Music That Stands the Test of Time and Anthony's storied career has taken him from freestyling in the New York barrio to international pop superstardom.


topix.net | 21-Apr-2016 03:35

Blue Note Jazz Festival Sets 2016 Lineup

With over 100 events in 10 venues throughout New York City, the 2016 Blue Note Jazz Festival will take place June 1-30. Ticket information and a current schedule of events is available on the official website, www.BlueNoteJazzFestival.com .


topix.net | 16-Apr-2016 00:18

BOGO SeaWorld ticket deal available through April 18

SeaWorld Orlando is offering an online deal this week for buy one, get one free tickets to its main theme park. The deal -- buy one single-day ticket for $79 and get one free -- needs to be prepurchased online by April 18 and tickets must by used by June 1. The deal is not available at the front gate.


topix.net | 13-Apr-2016 10:14

More Music Stars Join Billboard Latin Music Awards Duets Lineup

A constellation of Latin music stars to perform at the 2016 BILLBOARD LATIN MUSIC AWARDS "Billboard Duets," including Colombian superstar Juanes, world-renowned singer, actress and TV host Lucero, urban music singer Yandel, pop singer and "La Voz Kids" Coach Natalia Jimenez, and salsa leading man Marc Anthony, who join previously announced performances by Nicky Jam, Victor Manuelle, Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizarraga, Marco Antonio Solis, Alejandro Fernandez with Camila Fernandez, and Daddy Yankee with Don Omar.


topix.net | 07-Apr-2016 18:02

SeaWorld: First two musical acts set for Viva la Musica

Jerry Rivera and Victor Manuelle will be the first two performers in the 2016 edition of SeaWorld Orlando 's Viva la Musica festival, which kicks off April 16. Rivera, a salsa artist who has sold more than 11 million records, will perform at the park's Bayside Stadium on April 16. Manuelle, a Latin Grammy winner with multiplatinum albums, takes the stage on April 23. New food items this year from the kitchen of SeaWorld Executive Chef Hector Colon include a hamburguesa cubana , piononos, morcilla, sorullitos, frituras de camarones and lechon asado.


topix.net | 06-Apr-2016 19:19

Marc Anthony to Speak at Billboard Latin Music Conference Panel

Marc Anthony performs in concert during his 'Cambio de Piel World Tour' at The Municipal Auditorium "Cortijo de Torres" on July 17, 2015 in Malaga, Spain. Marc Anthony will take part in the panel titled Marc Anthony: Creating Music That Stands the Test of Time during the 27th annual Billboard Latin Music Conference in Miami taking place in April.


topix.net | 01-Apr-2016 23:36

Gilberto Santa Rosa and Carlos Vives Cancel European Tour Dates

After a dispute with promoter Pal Mundo B.V., singers Gilberto Santa Rosa and Carlos Vives have canceled their European tour dates. In a joint press release, WK Entertainment said the Colombian singer/songwriter would reschedule his concerts in London and Paris, where he was set to perform March 31 and April 10, and would not be performing at the Festival Pal Mundo in Spain and the Netherlands.


topix.net | 26-Mar-2016 02:12

Earthquake's Father's Day Celebration and More Coming Up This Year at NJPAC

New Jersey Performing Arts Center located at 1 Center Street in Newark, New Jersey, announces some new shows -- see Classic Rock Legend Todd Rundgren performing with The Tubes Ft. Free Waybill on Friday May 27, 2016 8PM and back by popular demand its Comedian & WBLS Radio Host EARTHQUAKE and the annual Father's Day Celebration Sunday, June 21, 2016 6PM.


topix.net | 16-Mar-2016 03:12

Karen Rodriguez Releases "Reinas," A Tribute To Latina Women In Music

Email: clayman.m@gmail.com Website: http://karenthesiren.com Music: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRtwg-DtEbg LOS ANGELES, Ca. - March 14, 2016 - In honor of Women's History Month, singer/songwriter and former American Idol finalist Karen Rodriguez releases "Reinas," a tribute to Latina women in music history.


topix.net | 15-Mar-2016 01:49

Rene Lopez gets into the groove of Jam of the Month Club

Rene Lopez dearly loves his disco, funk and soul music . He's a New York City musician that plays drums, keyboards, guitars and even clarinet .


topix.net | 11-Mar-2016 04:57

Classic Latin Label Fania Records Gets Remixed for a New Generation of Fans

Canyon Cody, vice president of A&R at Fania Records , sits behind his desk flanked by a wall of vinyl records of legendary Fania artists such as Willie Colon, Hector Lavoe, Celia Cruz and others. The enormous Cheshire Cat-like grin on his face is a tipoff that he's about to reveal something special.


topix.net | 10-Mar-2016 14:46

The Reason We Don't Follow Through on What We Set Out to Do

By the summer of 1830, Victor Hugo was facing an impossible deadline. Twelve months earlier, the famous French author had made an agreement with his publisher that he would write a new book titled, The Hunchback of Notre Dame .


topix.net | 07-Mar-2016 16:50

Ray Gonzalez's Salsa At Artist Collective

Salsa music is a big mix of sounds and styles - Afro-Caribbean rhythms, configurations that mix blasting brass, flashes of spirited improvisation, and driving percussion - bells, congas, timbales and more. It's a tradition that's based on synthesizing other traditions, whether they are jazz, big band, funk, rumba, mambo, plena or dozens of other stylistic subsets.


topix.net | 05-Mar-2016 10:16

Ocean County Teen In American Idol Top 10

Gianna Isabella Petrone, the 15-year-old from Jackson Township, made it into the final 10 of American Idol this week. But her performance of Beyonce's "Listen" brought several comments from the judges on the choice of song and of her performance being too rehearsed.


topix.net | 27-Feb-2016 21:27

Freethinkers: Born on this day - Victor Hugo

By 17, Hugo had earned three prizes for poetry at Toulouse. The King awarded Hugo a royal pension after Hugo's Odes and Poetry appeared in 1822.


topix.net | 27-Feb-2016 20:23

'In the Heights' another great Beck / BW collaboration

Rhyme, rap, salsa and struggle mix with the talent of Baldwin Wallace University Music Theatre students in " In the Heights ," now playing at Beck Center for the Arts through February 28, 2016 on the Mackey Main Stage. With book by Quiara Alegria Hudes and the creative genius of Lin-Manuel Miranda on music and lyrics, this Victoria Bussert-directed show brings the hopes of one neighborhood onto the stage with true passion.


topix.net | 18-Feb-2016 01:25

Beck Center, Baldwin Wallace offer a vibrant, heartfelt take on the...

Ellis C. Dawson III with the cast of "In the Heights." Beck Center/Baldwin Wallace University Music Theatre Music and Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda Book by Quiara Alegria Directed by Victoria Bussert Music Directed by David Pepin Choreographed by Gregory Daniels Photo by Roger Mastroianni "In the Heights" is an ambitious undertaking, requiring performers to execute a melange of music and dance styles, from salsa and mambo to rap and hip-hop and more.


topix.net | 16-Feb-2016 20:07

Marc Anthony Electrifies Crowd, Criticizes Donald Trump at Madison Square Garden: Live Review

"Man, it's good to be home," Marc Anthony exclaimed Saturday night during a loud, raucous show at Madison Square Garden. "I'm just gonna take this is in for a minute," he added, basking in cheers.


topix.net | 08-Feb-2016 15:45

'American Idol' recap: Meet your final top 24

The "Idol" top 24: Jeneve Rose Mitchell, Shelbie Z, CJ Johnson, La'Porsha Renae, James VIII, Jenn Blosil, Stephany Negrete, Adam Lasher, Sonika Vaid, Kory Wheeler, MacKenzie Bourg, Olivia Rox, Tristan McIntosh, Jordan Sasser, Trent Harmon, Jenna Renae, Amelia Eisenhauer, Gianna Isabella, Lee Jean, Avalon Young, Dalton Rapattoni, Emily Brooke, Thomas Stringfellow, Manny Torres.


topix.net | 05-Feb-2016 22:27

Meet Quasimodo - the adorable hunchbacked German shepherd who's melting hearts online

In the Victor Hugo book, Quasimodo is described as "hideous" but this German shepherd who shares his name is nothing short of amazing And the gorgeous pup is having way too much fun to be worried about how his condition looks to the outside world. The amazing rescue dog - named after the character in the 1831 Victor Hugo book The Hunchback of Notre-Dame - has all the charm of the original.


topix.net | 05-Feb-2016 16:52

Victor Hugo Zayas at the Museum of Latin American Art

Inventor Eddie Paul is leaving Smoky Hollow in El Segundo, after nearly five decades of building cars for Hollywood and sharks for the Discovery Channel and Cousteau, as well as inventing portable hang gliders, water pumps and a CD scanner. The Manhattan Beach City Council approved a preliminary version of an ordinance regulating drone use at its January 19 meeting, saying it wanted to protect citizens' safety and privacy.


topix.net | 26-Jan-2016 11:15

Hyatt Regency celebrates 40 years in Phoenix

Dinner tables sit vacant before Compass Arizona Grill, the rotating restaurant at the top of the Hyatt Regency hotel, opens in downtown Phoenix on Jan. 20, 2016. The Hyatt Regency celebrates its 40th anniversary this week.


topix.net | 23-Jan-2016 00:57

Get ready to bring your inner Latino out

Are you ready to bring your inner Latino out? In less than a month one of the biggest Latin award shows will take Miami by storm and be flooded by Latin Super Stars. Annual Premio Lo Nuestro a La Musica Latina , presented by Univision-the leading Spanish language broadcast channel- will be held on Thursday, February 18, 2016 at the AmericanAirlines Arena.


topix.net | 22-Jan-2016 19:51

Sanctuary! the Hunchback of Notre Dame Cast Album Released Today

Paper Mill Playhouse 's recent production of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, based on the novel by Victor Hugo and the Disney animated film, may not be Broadway-bound, but the company did get a chance to immortalize its songs on a cast recording. The American Premiere Studio Recording of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, the only stage collaboration from two masters of the American musical Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz , is available today, January 22, 2016.


topix.net | 22-Jan-2016 16:45

Salsa king Marc Anthony puts his Tarzana home back up for sale

Latin music artist Marc Anthony and his wife, model Shannon de Lima, have put their house in Tarzana back on the market for $4.35 million. The East Coast-inspired Traditional, built two years ago, sits behind gates on a half-acre knoll with a large motor court and an oversized four-car garage.


topix.net | 19-Jan-2016 19:07

With the Cast Album Coming Soon, Spend a Day With Hunchback of Notre Dame Star Michael Arden

The Hunchback of Notre Dame , the new musical based on the Victor Hugo novel and animated Disney film, releases its much-anticipated cast album Jan. 22. Michael Arden , Patrick Page and Ciara Rene starred in the Paper Mill Playhouse production. During the run, Arden shared a two-show day with Playbill.com! The album is available for pre-order on the Ghostlight Records label .


topix.net | 19-Jan-2016 18:01

Why we don't follow through on what we set out to do - and how to fix it

By the summer of 1830, was facing an impossible deadline. Twelve months earlier, the famous French author had made an agreement with his publisher that he would write a new book titled, " The Hunchback of Notre Dame ".


topix.net | 17-Jan-2016 20:10

BWW Exclusive: Listen to Ciara Renee & Andrew Samonsky Sing...

Disney's recent production of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, based on the novel by Victor Hugo and the Disney animated film, may not be Broadway-bound, but in just one week, fans who missed the Paper Mill and La Jolla Playhouse productions will get to hear it. The American Premiere Studio Recording of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, the only stage collaboration from two masters of the American musical Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz , will be released on January 22, and we've got a special sneak peek! Click below to check out an exclusive track from the album- "Someday," as performed by Ciara Renee and A ndrew Samonsky , who played Esmerelda and Phoebus.


topix.net | 14-Jan-2016 19:14

'American Idol' Recap: Young Singers Stand Out in Philadelphia

Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick, Jr., at the taping of American Idol XV on Aug. 22 in Little Rock, AK. Week two of season 15's auditions kicked off in Philadelphia, with former American Idol runner-up Clay Aiken dropping by to both help and mess with some of the artists.


topix.net | 14-Jan-2016 07:43

The Akrasia Effect: Why We Make Plans and Don't Follow Through

Human beings are prolific procrastinators. It's easy to make plans and throw dates on your calendar, and yet it's practically inevitable that you'll let some deadlines fly by with reckless abandon.


topix.net | 13-Jan-2016 23:30

Eddie Palmieri to headline 'Salsa Summit' concert in Miami

Famed Salsa and Latin jazz pioneer Eddie Palmieri leads the "Salsa Summit' at the next Jazz Roots concert on Friday, Jan. 15 at the Adrienne Arsht Performing Arts Center in Miami A dynasty of greats led by legendary Grammy Award-winning pianist Eddie Palmieri will perform this coming Friday as Miami's fame Jazz Roots series celebrates salsa at Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. Dubbed the "Salsa Summit," the evening will feature Palmieri, the Grammy-winning bandleader, arranger and composer of salsa and Latin Jazz, along with the percussion family dynasty of the Pete Escovedo Orchestra, featuring Escovedo's son Juan and daughter Sheila E ., in the program.


topix.net | 10-Jan-2016 23:42

5 New Latin Acts to Watch in 2016: El Dusty, Rolf Sanchez, Ali Stone, Juanito Makande & Caibo

El Dusty Corpus Christi-based DJ El Dusty was drafted by Universal Music Latin's nascent EDM label as a dance floor heavy hitter. EP Trapanera , his first project for the label, more than met the promise when it was released in fall 2015.The self-proclaimed "ultimate Latin banger" has long been associated with the cumbia electronica movement, but his skills go beyond.


topix.net | 09-Jan-2016 02:59

The Sweet Aroma Of The Arepa*Dec. 11, 2015, 6:4 PM Ast

"Alegria, Alegria" The notes of the old parang tune were blaring in the background of a pastelle tasting competition at the San Antonio Green Market in Santa Cruz, the perfect prelude to a Trini Christmas vibe. Between a bite of pastelle and soaking in the clean air, an aroma beckoned me towards another tent in the community social market place.


topix.net | 12-Dec-2015 01:19

Richard Davies

He had a profound effect on the musical community of Plattsburgh and has influenced the world through his musicianship, his sense of humor, and the work of his students.


topix.net | 09-Dec-2015 12:55

Jonathan Gold review: Trois Familia, where the Trois Mec chef makes Mexican brunch

So a French chef walks into a Mexican restaurant. Maybe he has a bowl of cocido , maybe he doesn't.


topix.net | 04-Dec-2015 19:54

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