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2006 Stories by José Dávila

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  • Return of the King

    published October 12, 2006

    Atlantic Records had big plans for Tego Calderón. Upon signing a contract with the popular reggaetonero, the record company hoped its new... More >>

  • Unfinished Business

    published September 21, 2006

    Having grown discouraged with the cutthroat practices of the record industry, Lisa M. decided it was time to investigate a career change. So in... More >>

  • Rigo Luna

    published September 14, 2006

    There was a time when Latin pop was a fun and inventive proposition, when singers like José Feliciano and Joe Bataan constantly pushed the... More >>

  • NFL Opening Kickoff Concert

    published September 7, 2006

    One of last year's biggest hip-hop beefs occurred between celebrity mogul Diddy and reggaeton's leading man, Tego Calderón. It all began... More >>

  • Latin-Urban Ambassador

    published June 22, 2006

    In the mid-Seventies, Memphis DJ Rick Dees composed a novelty tune called "Disco Duck." That song turned out to be a massive hit and transformed... More >>

  • High on Fire

    published April 13, 2006

    Like Christopher Lee's Dracula in the classic Hammer horror films from the early Sixties, speed metal cannot be killed off. Every time we think... More >>

  • Dee Dee Bridgewater

    published April 6, 2006

    It seems like there's some unwritten law dictating that all great American jazz performers must migrate to Paris in order to be appreciated back... More >>

  • UV: The U2 Tribute

    published March 30, 2006

    Why see a tribute band when you can see the real thing? Well, when the real thing is U2, and nosebleed tickets go for about $85 each, a good... More >>

  • Princess Superstar

    published March 30, 2006

    Electroclash was simply too retro for its own good. Why listen to Fischerspooner's carbon copy of "Blue Monday" when the original was still... More >>

  • Reinventing Calle Ocho

    published March 9, 2006

    It feels like any other morning at Calle Ocho's world-famous Domino Park. Groups of elderly guayabera-clad Cuban men play dominoes amid the usual... More >>

  • Electric Six

    published February 23, 2006

    Remember back in 2002, around the time Rolling Stone magazine famously and lamely declared that rock was finally back, we were hit by an... More >>

  • CD Reviews

    published January 5, 2006

    The Strokes First Impressions of Earth (RCA) The Strokes were labeled the saviors of NYC's rock and roll scene in 2001. But... More >>

  • Wisin y Yandel

    published January 5, 2006

    Only a few short years ago, a Wisin y Yandel album would have meant little to international hip-hop playas such as Ja Rule. How quickly things... More >>

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