As an electronic dance music artist, you can either draw your influences from the relatively limited palette of styles within the genre itself, or reach beyond it. If you're Quantic (AKA Will Holland), your quest for inspiration could even take you as far as crossing the Atlantic from England to Co ... More >>
Sam Gorenstein began with breakfast. As a kid in Barranquilla, Colombia, the chef and owner of My Ceviche would step into the kitchen every weekend morning and cook omelets and frittatas for his entire family. "From the moment I was tall enough to reach the knobs on the stove, I started playing arou ... More >>
The Latin Recording Academy announced its intended special awards recipients for this year's ceremonies yesterday. And late salsa heavyweight Joe Arroyo was among those named to be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award. The announcement came just hours after Arroyo's wife, in a call to Colo ... More >>
Today, Colombia and salsa music lovers around the world are mourning the loss of Joe Arroyo, one of the genre's favorite sons. His wife confirmed on Radio Caracol that the legendary salsero passed away at 7:45 this morning from heart failure.The 55 year old known as "El Joe" had spent the last 29 ... More >>
photo by Brian C. Goss via Wikimedia CommonsAna Teresa Martin had only one simple wish when she agreed to let an Univision TV crew dig up her mother's bones and ship them off to a University of Florida expert: To find out whether she was secretly descended from the Russian Romanov dynasty. Who ca ... More >>
By now, Jazid regulars might be well versed in the lyrical style of Ephniko. The Barranquilla-born emcee has been banging out shows in the cozy SoBe spot since his steady stint as part of the International Thursdays Hip-Hop Latino night, which you might recall from last year. This Saturday, h ... More >>
Dear Shakira:I heard about your split with long-time boyfriend Antonio de la Rua this week, and I just wanted to say how sorry I am. I know you two were together for a number of years. But believe me when I say you're better off without him. After all, what does the son of an Argentinean ex-pre ... More >>
Without question, Shakira is Colombia's hottest export since blow and plastic surgery. (Oddly, she doesn't indulge in either.) Now in the business of donning belly shirts and shaking her money maker, the blonde beauty has certainly come a long way from the quiet, dark-haired quasi-hippie on P ... More >>
You may have missed this Top 10 list telling you why you should head to Transit Lounge for live music this month, and if so, consider this a shameless plug. But if not, then you no doubt already noticed that one Miami's favorite local bands, Locos Por Juana, is officially taking over the venue fo ... More >>
Ask any salsa lover worth his salt (or white powder of more dubious origin) which is the hardest hitting, most hip swinging salsa track of all time and a heated debate is likely to ensue. But you can bet your ass that Joe Arroyo's "Rebelion" would be in the mix. The lyric may seem racy in these o ... More >>
I found this video of Lina Marquez playing the streets of South Beach. She performs there every Friday and Saturday at 13th and Ocean at 4 p.m. She hails originally from Barranquilla, Colombia. Her dad used to be embarassed to play his guitar in public, she took that as a lesson never to be ashamed ... More >>
Robert Platshorn was the first big bust of the War on Drugs. Almost 30 years later, he's free and talking.
A pawn shop blooms in the condo boom
As if you need an excuse to party
A Miami radio station makes waves short waves, that is
Locos Por Juana are just like Miami: All mixed up and ready to rock
The Bell Tolls For Spree
If she could go back ten years, this Colombian nanny would still come to Miami, but with her boy
What rock and roll owes the blues, Carlos Vives owes vallenato
Could Shakira end the economic slump?
Andres Juliao y Sus Vallenatos
Is Joe Arroyo losing it?
Shakira's Amphibious Tour 2000
Grupo Niche says it loud and proud with salsa
He was an aviation classic: independent, stubborn, savvy. And he was convinced powerful forces were out to ruin him. Did that include government informants and federal agents? Gus Conner will never know.