June 16, 2007 |
Cuba's socialist system didn't undermine the artistic freedom of singer Issac Delgado with draconian repression or ideological censorship. It gradually got to him by bureaucratic nicks and cuts. Before defecting to the U.S. last year, Delgado was one of the island's top salsa stars, a celebrity who enjoyed relative prosperity in Havana and traveled freely throughout the world to perform and record.
January 26, 2007 |
World-renowned salsa singer Issac Delgado has emigrated from Cuba and plans to pursue his career from a new home in Florida, becoming the biggest name in Cuban music in more than a decade to make the politically charged move away from the communist enclave. Unlike the highly publicized defections in recent years of two other prominent Cuban vocalists, Manolin and Carlos Manuel, Delgado made his move under a cloak of secrecy.
December 28, 2000
"Rent," Jonathan Larson's award-winning smash hit rock musical about young artists' lives and loves in New York makes a return national tour visit. See Review, Page 48. * "Rent," Orange County Performing Arts Center's Segerstrom Hall, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. Today-Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 2 p.m. $22-$53.50. (714) 556-ARTS, (714) 740-7878, (213) 365-3500. 8 pm: Jazz Living legend?
January 5, 2002 |
Having a whole separate competition for Latin Grammys--with winners already announced earlier this year--drains the drama out of the regular Grammy nominations in Latin music categories. Mercifully, it also takes the sting out of the shocking omissions and strange inclusions that typically plague Latin selections in the main event.
February 28, 2003 |
Diversity is the keyword for the 25th Playboy Jazz Festival, which will take place at the Hollywood Bowl on June 14 and 15. The silver anniversary show, whose roster was announced Thursday, features a global lineup defining the wide range of music that has come to be included beneath the umbrella of jazz.
June 19, 2007 |
THE musical eclecticism that dominated Day 1 of the 29th Playboy Jazz Festival on Saturday continued in Sunday's program at the Hollywood Bowl, which ran from zydeco and blues to Afro Cuban and smooth jazz. But there were notable differences. On Saturday, many of the jazz groups, in their efforts to infuse pop elements into their music, were largely eclipsed by the authenticity of performances by international artists (Angelique Kidjo, Issac Delgado) and a blues veteran (Buddy Guy).