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February 28, 1993 | Steve Hochman
Jon Secada is the latest pop artist planning to release two albums simultaneously, but with a different twist from such predecessors as Guns N' Roses, Bruce Springsteen and Harry Connick Jr. In a sign of the growing internationalization of pop, Secada, whose debut album on SBK Records has been on the national pop charts for almost a year, is preparing to record two completely different albums--one in English, the other in Spanish. No release date has been set.
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December 22, 2003 | Agustin Gurza, Times Staff Writer
Halfway through their Christmas concert Friday night at the Universal Amphitheatre, singers Jaci Velasquez and Jon Secada did a bilingual duet that started with a wisecrack. "I'm dreaming of a White Christmas," sang Secada, the Miami-based Cuban American crooner. "You live in Miami, Florida," came the sarcastic retort from Velasquez, the talented Mexican American from Texas.
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November 1, 1992 | DENNIS HUNT
Pop singer Jon Secada, a budding star thanks to the recent Top 10 single "Just Another Day," is sometimes referred to by detractors as Jon Estefan. That's a snide reference to the career boost he's received from working as a featured soloist in superstar Gloria Estefan's show. "Without that connection I'd probably be still banging on doors looking for a record deal or trying to sell my songs," Secada conceded. "That exposure launched me. The sarcastic comments about me come with the territory."
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March 23, 1997 | Elysa Gardner
* 1/2 Jon Secada, "Secada," SBK/EMI. On his third album, Secada dabbles in funk and swing. But not even the presence of contemporary R&B savants Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, who produce four tracks, can overcome Secada's stiff, syrupy delivery, which sinks such otherwise buoyant numbers as "After All Is Said and Done" and makes maudlin ballads such as "Get Me Over You" all the more cloying. * Albums are rated on a scale of one star (poor) to four stars (excellent).
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May 22, 1994 | DON HECKMAN
Miami-based, Cuban-born Secada, who won a Grammy award for best Latin pop album of 1992, moves into a new and not always comfortable arena this time out: dance music. His guiding lights for these repetitious tunes are Earth, Wind & Fire, Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder. But Secada is almost totally reliant upon clunky, rhythm machine-sounding tracks to generate any real sense of propulsion. Beyond the overproduced, Top 40 sound of the tracks, Secada's undeniably appealing singing sounds just fine.
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June 12, 1994 | MICHAEL WALKER, Michael Walker, a free-lance writer based in Los Angeles, is a frequent contributor to Calendar
The business of being Jon Secada is being conducted today on Stage 14 at NBC's Burbank studios, where the 32-year-old Afro Cuban American singer is taping "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno." After that, Secada--who blasted out of nowhere in 1992 with a debut album that has sold 6 million worldwide and a Grammy-winning Spanish-language counterpart that has sold another 400,000--will perform the hit single from his new album, "Heart, Soul & a Voice," for the NBC late-night show "Friday Night."
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March 2, 1996
Top Latino talents including GLORIA ESTEFAN, Jon Secada, Julio Iglesias, Placido Domingo, country singer Emilio and the late tejano singer Selena contribute songs to "VOCES UNIDAS," one of five new CDs being released to benefit the upcoming Olympic Games in Atlanta. The album is scheduled for release in May.
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January 31, 1993
Latino crooner Jon Secada, who used to sing with Gloria Estefan, has a steady-selling hit with his debut album, "Jon Secada" (No. 7)--a million-seller that's been on The Times' Southern California chart about seven months. It's surging again, thanks to his hit single, "Do You Believe in Us." Duran Duran, teen faves back in the first half of the '80s and quiet for the last few years, are back in the Top 10 with the hit single, "Ordinary World" (No. 8).
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March 23, 1997 | Elysa Gardner
* 1/2 Jon Secada, "Secada," SBK/EMI. On his third album, Secada dabbles in funk and swing. But not even the presence of contemporary R&B savants Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, who produce four tracks, can overcome Secada's stiff, syrupy delivery, which sinks such otherwise buoyant numbers as "After All Is Said and Done" and makes maudlin ballads such as "Get Me Over You" all the more cloying. * Albums are rated on a scale of one star (poor) to four stars (excellent).
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May 21, 1995
We resent the fact that in Jules Feiffer's May 7 cartoon, he assumes that people 55 years old and older don't know who Jon Secada, Sheryl Crow, Courteney Cox, Jennie Garth and Adam Ant are. On the contrary, we are not "dead in America." We happen to know very well who these people are, as we know who Benny Goodman and Glenn Miller are. Feiffer's thinking is something that has been too prevalent in this country--that anyone over 50 has "one foot in the grave." How wrong that is! Just look around the business world and see that not every executive is thirtysomething.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 2, 1996
Top Latino talents including GLORIA ESTEFAN, Jon Secada, Julio Iglesias, Placido Domingo, country singer Emilio and the late tejano singer Selena contribute songs to "VOCES UNIDAS," one of five new CDs being released to benefit the upcoming Olympic Games in Atlanta. The album is scheduled for release in May.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 21, 1995
We resent the fact that in Jules Feiffer's May 7 cartoon, he assumes that people 55 years old and older don't know who Jon Secada, Sheryl Crow, Courteney Cox, Jennie Garth and Adam Ant are. On the contrary, we are not "dead in America." We happen to know very well who these people are, as we know who Benny Goodman and Glenn Miller are. Feiffer's thinking is something that has been too prevalent in this country--that anyone over 50 has "one foot in the grave." How wrong that is! Just look around the business world and see that not every executive is thirtysomething.
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February 20, 1995 | DENNIS HUNT
Want to feel out of place? Try being a guy at a Jon Secada show. On Friday at the Universal Amphitheatre, Secada's anguished romantic ballads and passionate crooning were geared to women--and was he ever getting his message across. That was clear from all the female fans swooning, shrieking and rushing the stage. It was like being at a Tom Jones show 25 years ago, though the Cuban American heartthrob, making his L.A.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 12, 1994 | MICHAEL WALKER, Michael Walker, a free-lance writer based in Los Angeles, is a frequent contributor to Calendar
The business of being Jon Secada is being conducted today on Stage 14 at NBC's Burbank studios, where the 32-year-old Afro Cuban American singer is taping "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno." After that, Secada--who blasted out of nowhere in 1992 with a debut album that has sold 6 million worldwide and a Grammy-winning Spanish-language counterpart that has sold another 400,000--will perform the hit single from his new album, "Heart, Soul & a Voice," for the NBC late-night show "Friday Night."
ENTERTAINMENT
May 22, 1994 | DON HECKMAN
Miami-based, Cuban-born Secada, who won a Grammy award for best Latin pop album of 1992, moves into a new and not always comfortable arena this time out: dance music. His guiding lights for these repetitious tunes are Earth, Wind & Fire, Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder. But Secada is almost totally reliant upon clunky, rhythm machine-sounding tracks to generate any real sense of propulsion. Beyond the overproduced, Top 40 sound of the tracks, Secada's undeniably appealing singing sounds just fine.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 28, 1993 | Steve Hochman
Jon Secada is the latest pop artist planning to release two albums simultaneously, but with a different twist from such predecessors as Guns N' Roses, Bruce Springsteen and Harry Connick Jr. In a sign of the growing internationalization of pop, Secada, whose debut album on SBK Records has been on the national pop charts for almost a year, is preparing to record two completely different albums--one in English, the other in Spanish. No release date has been set.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 7, 1993
The Regina Belle/Peabo Bryson duet, "A Whole New World," inched up to No. 3 on The Times' Southern California pop singles chart and should take over the top spot in the next week or two. It's one of the big attractions on the steady-selling "Aladdin" soundtrack (No. 5). Dr. Dre's "The Chronic," the rap chart leader, is a power in pop circles too. At No. 3 on the pop chart, the album has been getting a strong boost from his single, "Nuthin But a 'G' Thang," which jumped from No. 20 to No.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 20, 1995 | DENNIS HUNT
Want to feel out of place? Try being a guy at a Jon Secada show. On Friday at the Universal Amphitheatre, Secada's anguished romantic ballads and passionate crooning were geared to women--and was he ever getting his message across. That was clear from all the female fans swooning, shrieking and rushing the stage. It was like being at a Tom Jones show 25 years ago, though the Cuban American heartthrob, making his L.A.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 7, 1993
The Regina Belle/Peabo Bryson duet, "A Whole New World," inched up to No. 3 on The Times' Southern California pop singles chart and should take over the top spot in the next week or two. It's one of the big attractions on the steady-selling "Aladdin" soundtrack (No. 5). Dr. Dre's "The Chronic," the rap chart leader, is a power in pop circles too. At No. 3 on the pop chart, the album has been getting a strong boost from his single, "Nuthin But a 'G' Thang," which jumped from No. 20 to No.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 31, 1993
Latino crooner Jon Secada, who used to sing with Gloria Estefan, has a steady-selling hit with his debut album, "Jon Secada" (No. 7)--a million-seller that's been on The Times' Southern California chart about seven months. It's surging again, thanks to his hit single, "Do You Believe in Us." Duran Duran, teen faves back in the first half of the '80s and quiet for the last few years, are back in the Top 10 with the hit single, "Ordinary World" (No. 8).
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