August 2, 2009 |
With Santana, there's a catch The Dodgers acquired infielder Casey Blake from the Cleveland Indians for minor league catcher Carlos Santana this time last year, to great dismay among fans that closely follow the Dodgers' farm system. Baseball America promptly ranked Santana as Cleveland's top prospect. The magazine last month ranked him as the seventh-best prospect in all of baseball, in a top-50 list that included no one from the Dodgers. At the time of the trade, the Dodgers explained their rationale: Santana would hit wherever he went, but they did not believe his defense would play in the majors, at least at catcher.
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."
October 2, 2004 |
President Bush and Sen. John F. Kerry weren't the only ones doing their darndest Thursday night to swing voters to their sides. As far across the country from Coral Gables, Fla., as you can get, Carlos Santana did a bit of presidential stumping of his own. "People are spending a lot of money on 'Dumb and Dumber' and 'Liar, Liar,' which is like Bush and Kerry," the 57-year-old guitar hero said with a wry smile between songs at his Greek Theatre concert.
June 22, 2004 |
If you find yourself hungry for new music from Santana and, say, a fish taco, pretty soon you'll be able to take care of both hankerings in one place. Along the lines of CDs customized for Starbucks customers, a new CD including four new Santana tracks along with recordings by Etta James, Buddy Guy, Cesaria Evora and others will be sold exclusively at Baja Fresh Mexican Grill food outlets.
June 3, 2003 |
Carlos Santana plans to donate all net proceeds from his band's summer tour to the fight against the AIDS pandemic in sub-Saharan Africa. The tour has 23 shows, including a finale at the Hollywood Bowl on July 14. Judging by ticket prices and venue sizes, the commitment by the Grammy-winning artist could generate several million dollars for the Amandla Fund of Artists for a New South Africa.