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October 15, 2012 | By Bill Shaikin
SAN FRANCISCO - Jose Feliciano , introduced to the crowd as "the man who first stylized the national anthem," sang "The Star-Spangled Banner" before Sunday's game. In 1968, his jazz-infused version of the anthem at the World Series triggered a national uproar. "They wanted to deport me," he said. "How can you deport a Puerto Rican from the United States? "I opened the doors for people to express themselves. " On Sunday, Feliciano presented a guitar-driven interpretation of the anthem.
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October 15, 2012 | By Bill Shaikin
SAN FRANCISCO - Jose Feliciano , introduced to the crowd as "the man who first stylized the national anthem," sang "The Star-Spangled Banner" before Sunday's game. In 1968, his jazz-infused version of the anthem at the World Series triggered a national uproar. "They wanted to deport me," he said. "How can you deport a Puerto Rican from the United States? "I opened the doors for people to express themselves. " On Sunday, Feliciano presented a guitar-driven interpretation of the anthem.
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July 18, 1998 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Jose Feliciano's album "Senor Bolero" arrives in September, it may not come with instructions. But the artist is happy to provide some. "I recommend if you listen to it, listen with a chick that you like and a bottle of something nice," said Feliciano, whose hybrid of folk, jazz, soul and Latin styles vaulted him to stardom 30 years ago. "The ethereal feeling is very romantic."
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October 25, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
A Chatham church janitor was charged with murdering a priest whose body was found in the rectory. Morris County Prosecutor Robert Bianchi said that 64-year-old Jose Feliciano stabbed and cut the Rev. Ed Hinds 32 times Thursday after the pair had argued. Bianchi would not provide further details about the argument. Hinds, 61, was found dead Friday morning in the rectory kitchen of St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church after he failed to show up for Mass. He was wearing his clerical robes.
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December 27, 1991 | DENISE LAVOIE, ASSOCIATED PRESS
It was just another day spinning oldies at WMMM radio in August when station co-owner Mark Graham got a call from someone who identified himself as Jose Feliciano. "I said, 'Anybody can claim to be Jose Feliciano. Let's hear you sing a few bars of "Feliz Navidad." He started singing, and I said, 'OK, OK, I believe you,' " Graham said. Feliciano's impromptu rendition of the Christmas song landed him a job as a disc jockey at the station.
SPORTS
October 14, 2006
Not even Tommy Lasorda's clever ads for the postseason on Fox can get me to watch. Aside from the dismal matchups, the Fox telecast graphics, sound effects, and noise level make it unwatchable for anyone over 12 years of age. On second thought, a reprise of the 1968 Tigers-Cardinals World Series would be worth watching, but only if they invite Jose Feliciano back to sing the national anthem, as an apology for the poor reception he received 38 years...
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October 25, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
A Chatham church janitor was charged with murdering a priest whose body was found in the rectory. Morris County Prosecutor Robert Bianchi said that 64-year-old Jose Feliciano stabbed and cut the Rev. Ed Hinds 32 times Thursday after the pair had argued. Bianchi would not provide further details about the argument. Hinds, 61, was found dead Friday morning in the rectory kitchen of St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church after he failed to show up for Mass. He was wearing his clerical robes.
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August 7, 1999 | KEVIN BAXTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Carlos Santana was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last year, he thanked three individuals for the honor: his mother, God and Jose Feliciano. "I'm very grateful to Santana for that," Feliciano says. "It's a very humbling experience for me." In a groundbreaking 37-year recording career, Feliciano has moved between English and his native Spanish so frequently--and so well--that he was the first artist to win Grammy Awards in two languages.
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October 13, 1986 | RANDY LEWIS
Jose Feliciano has spent most of the '80s focusing on the Spanish-language half of his bilingual career and has received several Grammy nominations for his Spanish albums. But now, the veteran guitarist and singer is anxious to reintroduce himself to an English-speaking pop audience, which he frequently emphasized in his two-hour performance Friday at the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano.
SPORTS
October 14, 2006
Not even Tommy Lasorda's clever ads for the postseason on Fox can get me to watch. Aside from the dismal matchups, the Fox telecast graphics, sound effects, and noise level make it unwatchable for anyone over 12 years of age. On second thought, a reprise of the 1968 Tigers-Cardinals World Series would be worth watching, but only if they invite Jose Feliciano back to sing the national anthem, as an apology for the poor reception he received 38 years...
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August 7, 1999 | KEVIN BAXTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Carlos Santana was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last year, he thanked three individuals for the honor: his mother, God and Jose Feliciano. "I'm very grateful to Santana for that," Feliciano says. "It's a very humbling experience for me." In a groundbreaking 37-year recording career, Feliciano has moved between English and his native Spanish so frequently--and so well--that he was the first artist to win Grammy Awards in two languages.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 18, 1998 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Jose Feliciano's album "Senor Bolero" arrives in September, it may not come with instructions. But the artist is happy to provide some. "I recommend if you listen to it, listen with a chick that you like and a bottle of something nice," said Feliciano, whose hybrid of folk, jazz, soul and Latin styles vaulted him to stardom 30 years ago. "The ethereal feeling is very romantic."
NEWS
January 30, 1992 | ELENA KELLNER
* Judging by last year's successes, look for bilingual singers to be the growing trend in 1992. Following in the footsteps of veterans Jose Feliciano, Vikki Carr, Gloria Estefan and Placido Domingo, among others, is a new wave of artists seeking popularity with both English- and Spanish-language audiences. Topping Billboard magazine's Latino "Critic's Choice" list of the best records of 1991 is Naomi with her controversial album "Tocamela."
ENTERTAINMENT
December 27, 1991 | DENISE LAVOIE, ASSOCIATED PRESS
It was just another day spinning oldies at WMMM radio in August when station co-owner Mark Graham got a call from someone who identified himself as Jose Feliciano. "I said, 'Anybody can claim to be Jose Feliciano. Let's hear you sing a few bars of "Feliz Navidad." He started singing, and I said, 'OK, OK, I believe you,' " Graham said. Feliciano's impromptu rendition of the Christmas song landed him a job as a disc jockey at the station.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 4, 1987 | GINA ARNOLD
Jose Feliciano spends two thirds of the year touring, but he always tries to spend Halloween at home in Orange County. "It's kind of a tradition around our house," explained the blind singer/guitarist, who lives in Villa Park. "We always invite all the kids in the neighborhood over, and this year we had over 500! I love it because it really makes me stop and think, 'Wow, Jose, you sure are lucky to be in a position to do this for the kids every year.'
NEWS
January 30, 1992 | ELENA KELLNER
* Judging by last year's successes, look for bilingual singers to be the growing trend in 1992. Following in the footsteps of veterans Jose Feliciano, Vikki Carr, Gloria Estefan and Placido Domingo, among others, is a new wave of artists seeking popularity with both English- and Spanish-language audiences. Topping Billboard magazine's Latino "Critic's Choice" list of the best records of 1991 is Naomi with her controversial album "Tocamela."
ENTERTAINMENT
November 4, 1987 | GINA ARNOLD
Jose Feliciano spends two thirds of the year touring, but he always tries to spend Halloween at home in Orange County. "It's kind of a tradition around our house," explained the blind singer/guitarist, who lives in Villa Park. "We always invite all the kids in the neighborhood over, and this year we had over 500! I love it because it really makes me stop and think, 'Wow, Jose, you sure are lucky to be in a position to do this for the kids every year.'
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