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August 12, 2006 | Agustin Gurza, Times Staff Writer
Cuban percussionist Miguel "Anga" Diaz, an acclaimed conga master who perfected a dazzling five-drum technique with a versatility that allowed him to span genres from progressive jazz to traditional Afro-Cuban standards, has died. He was 45. Diaz, who was also a composer and arranger, suffered a heart attack Wednesday at his home in San Sadurni d'Anoia, a small town east of Barcelona, where he had recently moved in search of a more serene lifestyle.
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ENTERTAINMENT
June 21, 2000 | EUGENE ROBINSON, WASHINGTON POST
The Buena Vista Social Club phenomenon--perhaps the biggest surprise to hit popular music in years--would not have happened without American guitarist Ry Cooder, who decided to record an album with a group of aging Cuban musicians, or German director Wim Wenders, who figured those musicians would be great subjects for a movie. But it also certainly would not have happened without Juan de Marcos.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 4, 2003 | Agustin Gurza, Times Staff Writer
On a night when this city celebrated its role as capital of the Latin music industry, Colombian singer-songwriter Juanes consolidated his stature as the genre's leading star, sweeping the top categories in the fourth annual Latin Grammy Awards.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 8, 2000 | ERNESTO LECHNER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Ricky "Shake Your Bon-Bon" Martin competing against the soulful, sophisticated pop of Carlos Vives and Ruben Blades? Over-the-top, melodramatic crooner Luis Miguel in the same category as the tender, brilliant Brazilian poet Caetano Veloso? Argentine folk sorceress Mercedes Sosa fighting it out with teen sensation Christina Aguilera? Welcome, alas, to the wonderful world of the Latin Grammy Awards, where the inspired collides with the cornball in many of the 40 newly appointed categories.
OPINION
June 19, 2005 | Ann Louise Bardach, Ann Louise Bardach is the author of "Cuba Confidential: Love and Vengeance in Miami and Havana," editor of "Cuba: A Traveler's Literary Companion" and director of The Media Project at UC Santa Barbara's Center for Film, Television and New Media.
It's unlikely that Fidel Castro could have conjured up a more satisfying scenario for himself than the latest chapter in that sorry tangle that passes for U.S.-Cuba policy. Nor could he have confected a better scheme for diverting attention from Cuba's crushing economic woes and its growing ranks of dissidents. Consider the justice dispensed to three Cubans: a fugitive wanted for terrorism, a distinguished military scholar and a popular crooner.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 15, 1999 | DON HECKMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The City by the Bay becomes the jazz center of the country next week as the San Francisco Jazz Festival kicks off its 17th annual jubilee. In locations all around the Bay, jazz and jazz-related events will take place for more than two weeks, from Wednesday through Nov. 6. How does such a major program come together? "With a tremendous amount of work," says Randall Klein, the festival's founder and executive director. "It literally takes about 18 months to put together each festival.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 7, 1999 | SHAUNA SNOW
MOVIES Labor Day Record: "The Sixth Sense" remained the top box-office draw for the fifth straight weekend with a record-breaking take of $28.5 million for the four-day Labor Day holiday, according to industry estimates. That's nearly as much as the $30.1 million in combined grosses for the rest of the top five films--"Runaway Bride" ($8.6 million), "The 13th Warrior" ($8.4 million), "Bowfinger" ($7 million) and "The Thomas Crown Affair" ($6.1 million).
ENTERTAINMENT
November 15, 1999
There's a battle brewing at the box office, and we don't mean Agent 007 ("The World Is Not Enough") versus the Headless Horseman ("Sleepy Hollow"), both of which open Friday. No, this is a battle of animated family films, pitting in one corner the Warner Bros. blockbuster hit "Pokemon: The First Movie" and in the other, Disney/Pixar's highly anticipated sequel "Toy Story 2." And, if recent history is any gauge, both films could emerge big winners.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 2, 2000 | ERNESTO LECHNER, Ernesto Lechner is a frequent contributor to Calendar
For fans of Latin music, 1999 was a memorable year. Not only did Latin artists become an unequivocal part of the American mainstream, but the rock en espan~ol and Afro-Cuban genres also offered some of their strongest efforts of the entire decade. It's a tough act for Latin music to follow this year, a period when many superstars in the field will not be releasing new material.
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