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2008 Stories by Ernest Barteldes

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  • The Corner 3 New Year's Eve Ball

    published December 25, 2008

    The local alt-rock trio Corner 3 formed only in 2007, but the band is based on a longtime friendship, begun when the trio's members were... More >>

  • Yes

    published December 11, 2008

    For the first time since the 1980 Drama tour, British supergroup Yes is touring without frontman Jon Anderson, who fell ill after an... More >>

  • “New Trend,” Classic Sound

    published December 11, 2008

    After paying tribute to the work of the legendary Bill Evans on last year's Something of You, Brazilian-born pianist and singer Eliane... More >>

  • Michel Camilo

    published December 4, 2008

    The sky is the limit for this eclectic Dominican-born pianist. A member of his native country's symphony orchestra while still in his teens,... More >>

  • The Kinks' Ray Davies Plays Solo at The Fillmore

    published November 27, 2008

    The prospect of a Kinks reunion seems unlikely, despite persistent rumors in the music press. Still, Ray Davies, the legendary band's frontman... More >>

  • Randy Singer

    published November 20, 2008

    At age 18, Randy Singer left his native Ohio in search of a full-time career as a performer. The first stop was New York University, where he... More >>

  • The Doobie Brothers

    published November 13, 2008

    Few bands have had such an intense rotation of members as the Doobie Brothers. At the group's inception in 1971, vocalist/guitarist Tom... More >>

  • Luis Miguel

    published November 6, 2008

    At 38 years old, this Mexican-raised (but Puerto Rican-born) singer is a bona fide veteran of the music business, with several platinum albums... More >>

  • Ivories Will Be Tickled

    published November 6, 2008

    It is no easy task to fill in for a talented musician such as Ramsey Lewis (the pianist announced he will be suspending all performances owing to... More >>

  • Eva Ayllon

    published October 30, 2008

    If you hear similarities between the Afro-Peruvian music performed by New Jersey resident Eva Ayllon and the rhythms brought from Cuba by the... More >>

  • With Friends Like These ...

    published October 23, 2008

    The good-natured 53-year-old Bruce Hornsby is a musician who wears many hats. Only last year, he teamed up with mandolinist Ricky Scaggs to... More >>

  • Gloria Estefan

    published October 23, 2008

    The title of Gloria Estefan's latest album, 90 Millas (90 Miles), alludes to the physical distance between her native Cuba and... More >>

  • Ira Sullivan

    published October 23, 2008

    Although this 78-year-old Chicago transplant has not made many recordings under his own name for more than a decade, eclectic... More >>

  • Widespread Panic

    published October 23, 2008

    No jam band worth its salt ever repeats a set list, and this is a rule that these Georgia Music Hall of Famers take close to their hearts.... More >>

  • Tierney Sutton

    published October 16, 2008

    On her latest project, On the Other Side (Telarc), Los Angeles-based jazz vocalist Tierney Sutton has put together a selection of... More >>

  • Vicente Fernandez

    published October 16, 2008

    Regarded by many as "The Sinatra of Rancheras," Vicente Fernandez is arguably the best-known singer of his genre, and is one of the first to... More >>

  • Eric Vloeimans Trio

    published October 9, 2008

    It is little wonder why Dutch-born Eric Vloeimans is considered one of the most influential trumpet players of his generation. An accomplished... More >>

  • Jorge Celedón and Jimmy Zambrano

    published October 2, 2008

    As vallenato grows in popularity via superstar Carlos Vives, other Colombian acts have begun enjoying fame stateside as well. One of the latest... More >>

  • Milton Nascimento and the Jobim Trio Revisit Bossa Nova Classics at the Arsht Center

    published October 2, 2008

    One afternoon in July 1958, Brazilian guitarist and singer João Gilberto entered a studio and quickly recorded "Chega de Saudade," an... More >>

  • Suénalo Sound System Cooks Up a Global Stew at Jazid

    published September 18, 2008

    In the years since its inception in 2002, this local multicultural band has definitely succeeded in its quest to create what it defines as a... More >>

  • Enrique Iglesias

    published September 18, 2008

    In many ways, you could consider this Madrid transplant a Latin pop pioneer. He was one of the first Spanish-language artists to play for... More >>

  • Palo!

    published September 11, 2008

    Though this local Afro-Cuban ensemble doesn't have much recorded history to make for much copy, one look at the names on the group's roster... More >>

  • Bachaco

    published September 11, 2008

    For a band that has been together for only a little more than a year, local multicultural act Bachaco has accomplished quite a lot. In this... More >>

  • Coming up Rosy

    published September 4, 2008

    Although she has a degree in literature from a university in her native Rio de Janeiro, local singer-songwriter Rose Max always had music in... More >>

  • Marc Anthony and Alejandro Fernandez

    published September 4, 2008

    Last year, Marc Anthony received mixed reviews for his portrayal of salsa pioneer Héctor Lavoe in the big-budget biopic El... More >>

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