"Whatever happens, we feel we already won." says Palo! pianist Steve Roitstein from Las Vegas as he waits to find out whether his Miami Afro-Cuban funk five-piece's record Palo! Live will win the 2014 Latin Grammy for Best Contemporary Tropical Album. "Submitting the album was daunting. Not the pr ... More >>
In just three years, Spain's Pablo Alborán has become a pop phenomenon. It all started with a video recorded at his house and posted to YouTube in 2010. The clip reached one million views over the course of only a few months and he became a near-instant celebrity. Since then, he has released thre ... More >>
At a time when most bands were either grunge, punk, or nu-metal, Los Amigos Invisibles took a different route -- danceable Latin funk -- and it was a path that led them to becoming the premier party band in Venezuela. Over the last 20 years, these chamos musicales have definitively proved that Lat ... More >>
The average rainfall in Las Vegas is about 4.5 inches a year, the equivalent of an average afternoon in Miami. However, that number doubles when Marc Anthony and Pitbull team up for a performance at the 12th Annual Latin Grammy Awards show. During last night's telecast, those two bros performed ... More >>
Miami was heavily represented in Los Angeles this past Wednesday when the 2011 Latin Grammy Nominations were announced. Not only did 305 resident Enrique Iglesias earn an Album of the Year nod for Euphoria, but our very own Toto "Mr. Pauer" Gonzalez snagged a Best Alternative Album nomination f ... More >>
Calle 13 killin' it at the Latin Grammys.Earlier today in a swanky ballroom at the Avalon Hollywood, the Latin Recording Academy announced its nominations for the 12th annual Latin Grammy Awards. Puerto Rican rap duo Calle 13 led the field with ten nods while Venezuelan singer Franco De Vit ... More >>
The Latin Grammys are right around the corner once again with this year's big show set for Thursday, November 11 in Las Vegas. And while you might not make it out to Sin City for all that catch the action as Vegas fills up with nominees and top acts -- including Camila, Jorge Drexler, Juan Luis G ... More >>
Well, it seems that Miami's most famous Colombian resident is once again making waves, and this time it has nothing to do with heated debate over Juanes' well-meaning Peace Without Borders concert in Cuba (which didn't go quite as planned). It's not even about the release of his upcoming and much ... More >>
Talent runs in the Rodriguez Lopez-Cepero family. It certainly graced Luis Alfonso, better known as Latin Grammy winner Luis Fonsi. And it didn't pass his younger brother Jean Carlos, who goes simply by Jean, by either. The Puerto Rican born singer-songwriter, has a distinct style all his own, h ... More >>
Ricky Martin is without question one of the most iconic performers in the world, let alone Latin music. He's one of a very select few superstars who couldn't likely make it down one block on any street anywhere across the globe without being recognized, and it's for good reason -- he's got quite ... More >>
El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico has been dubbed La Universidad de la Salsa (The University of Salsa) for a reason. QuiGranCombo.jpgte simply, because they're an institution. They've released over 40 albums throughout the course of their 47 years and their alumnus has ever been a who's ... More >>
And show em what you can do at Jazid.
Locos Por Juana, considered by many to be Miami's best Latin band, makes their way to La La Land today for a string of performances surrounding the 51st Annual Grammy Awards. Whether their getting the crowd going at one of the city's many festivals or barring the entrance to Jazid as their mem ... More >>
If you're a fan of today's reggaeton, there's a good chance you're into the romantic crooners that populate the genre. And if you're into that, there's an even better chance you've heard "Te Quiero," which dominated the airwaves of Latin radio and video channels in just about every format for the pa ... More >>
Miami's favorite Latin - rock - cumbia - whatever mash-up band, Locos Por Juana, has finally got its due from the awards gods. The Locos have finally scored their first Grammy nomination, in the category of Best Latin Rock or Alternative Album, for La Verdad. Note that this is in the regular Grammys ... More >>
Miami Science Museum examines the sound of music.
Rocker Juanes gets conscious.
Back in Los Angeles after an uneven Miami performance, the folks behind the Latin Grammys still have issues
Locos Por Juana
Meanwhile the Queen dies; Tego lives; and the industry hangs on for dear life
Circo takes a stab at pop monuments -- and scores pop success
Los Muñequitos de Matanzas show us what we've been missing for 50 years
Embrace the Nightmare: And while we're at it, let's pray for really,really bad weather
The day the music died
Cuban artists compete at the Latin Grammys like it's 1959
Choosing winners at the Latin Grammys is like comparing apples and oranges -- and orangutans
From the issue of August 30, 2001
If it ain't your party, you better fight for your rights
Bold booking draws top ratings, topples dictatorship, at Second Annual Latin Grammy Awards
The Latin Grammys pay close attention to Juanes
Not long ago it was dangerous to support the appearance of Cuban musicians in Miami; now it's dangerous to oppose them
The Latin Grammys got the headlines, but brave and bruised theater director Alberto Sarraín got the honors
Is prime time really ready for Latin music?