May 2, 2010
The day is coming, and probably soon. The Cleveland Indians will promote catcher Carlos Santana , and we'll start to find out whether the kid the Dodgers traded for Casey Blake two years ago was a surplus prospect or the next John Smoltz or Jeff Bagwell , a long-term stud sacrificed for short-term help. The Dodgers did just fine, for their purposes. They got Blake to help push them toward October, and with him they advanced to the National League Championship Series in consecutive years.
April 25, 2010
Monday through Wednesday: Indians at Angel Stadium Friday through Sunday: Tigers at Detroit No one in Cleveland is paying attention to the Indians, not until LeBron James is done for the season. Yet the Indians brought some of this civic neglect upon themselves, trading the reigning Cy Young Award winner in consecutive seasons. So what do they have to show for CC Sabathia and Cliff Lee ? Of the eight prospects acquired for the aces, three started the season in the major leagues.
November 24, 2009 |
Salvador Santana got his first taste of the family business as a 4-year-old, when his father, guitar hero Carlos Santana, put him behind a drum kit to bash out some beats. He's been making music ever since, now as a keyboardist and bandleader mingling pop, jazz and Latin sounds with a hip-hop sensibility. "Music has always been there in my life," said Santana, 26, sitting behind a vintage Fender Rhodes keyboard at a downtown studio. "At the same time, both my Mom and Dad have always encouraged me to be myself."
May 30, 2009 |
From the start of his Thursday set at the refurbished Joint in Las Vegas' Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Carlos Santana made clear what historical moment he hoped to invoke, if not revive. As the 11-piece group got the polyrhythms of Santana's early hit "Soul Sacrifice" simmering, images flashed across the large screen behind the musicians of an earlier, more famous rendition of the song. It was from Woodstock, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year.
April 1, 2009 |
What's the one thing Las Vegas needs more of? Light, according to Carlos Santana, who figures he's just the guy to bring it during a Sin City residency he'll begin May 27 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Santana, the man and the band, will play about three shows a week through 2010 at the Hard Rock's expanded and refurbished concert theater, the Joint, which another classic rocker, Paul McCartney, will inaugurate April 19. "Santana is going to bring a lot of joy, light, peace and happiness into a place that is basically based on illusion," the multiple Grammy-winning guitarist, songwriter and bandleader said Tuesday from his management's offices in San Francisco.
July 24, 2007 |
Carlos Santana's song "Game of Love" with Michelle Branch was a huge hit and even won the pair a Grammy. Still, for years, Santana wished that fans could have heard the original version -- with Tina Turner as his duet partner. In October, the guitar god will get his wish. Included on the release of "Ultimate Santana," a greatest-hits disc, will be the "Game of Love" song -- one version featuring Branch, and one featuring Turner.
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October 11, 2005 |
A former employee of Carlos Santana is suing the Grammy-winning musician and his wife, alleging that the couple fired him because he wasn't spiritual enough. The unusual legal battle is playing out in Marin County Superior Court, where the Santanas lost the first round to keep the dispute out of the public realm.
August 19, 2005 |
A former personal assistant to Carlos Santana has filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against the veteran rocker, claiming he was fired after his consciousness was calibrated and determined to be too low. Bruce Kuhlman, 59, charges that Santana's wife, Deborah, brought in a man known as "Dr. Dan" so employees could grow closer to God and become better workers. "In Deborah's view, the higher a person calibrated with Dr.
February 14, 2005 |
The Black Eyed Peas-hosted tsunami relief benefit at the Avalon on Friday was a two-hour-plus homage to music's elders. Among those honored were the R&B group Earth, Wind & Fire, which received a loud ovation as it "rocked it, old-school style," with the '70s hit "Shining Star," and Carlos Santana, who joined Peas frontman Will.I.Am on the Latin-flavored rap track "I Am Somebody," which the pair wrote together, and laid down some mean guitar on the Santana classic "Evil Ways."