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June 25, 1996 | ENRIQUE LOPETEGUI
After 33 years as a professional performer, Jose Jose keeps singing and enjoying his status as one of Mexico's most beloved balladeers. So much so that he can still look good on a bad night. It is his feeling and his personality, more than his vocal range, that has earned him six Grammy nominations and sales of 30 million albums worldwide. But still, his singing was always there when he needed it.
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March 30, 2004 | Ernesto Lechner, Special to The Times
Back in 1969, Mexican crooner Jose Jose released "Cuidado," his memorable debut album. A treasure from a bygone era when Latin pop was marked by sophisticated melodies and jazz-inflected arrangements, the collection introduced the singer's silky voice and impassioned delivery. His was a refined, ultra-romantic approach that would earn him the nickname El Principe, the Prince.
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October 11, 1994 | ENRIQUE LOPETEGUI
Jose Jose's Universal Amphitheatre concert on Sunday was an emotional affair. Not because of the music--a selection of mild, old-fashioned romantic ballads--but because of the singer's very presence. A little more than a year ago he was in a clinic for treatment of alcoholism, and rumors of his death even spread through the Latin pop world. The near-capacity crowd gave the Mexican star a hero's welcome at Sunday's show, his first L.A. appearance in more than two years.
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September 17, 1999 | ERNESTO LECHNER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Thousands of middle-aged Latinos are bound to sigh nostalgically tonight when Mexican singers Jose Jose, Armando Manzanero and Marco Antonio Muniz perform at the Universal Amphitheatre. Entitled "Noche Bohemia," which translates from Spanish to Bohemian Night, the concert will bring together three veterans of Latin pop whose careers are marked by some formidable hits, mostly from the 1960s and '70s. Also on the bill is New Age pianist Raul di Blasio.
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August 24, 1992 | ENRIQUE BLANC
Although Mexican singing star Jose Jose's recent work has enjoyed acceptance, his material from the late '60s and '70s remains his fans' favorite. But the audience at the Greek Theatre on Friday probably wasn't prepared for how far Jose would go in addressing that taste.
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March 7, 1996 | ENRIQUE LAVIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Mexican balladeer Jose Jose is writing his biography--one song at a time. "I view my records as a personal biography," says the man who, for 33 years, has sung about the exhilaration of love from the times in his life when he soared, and about the heartache of love from those when he crashed. A household name in the Spanish-speaking world, Jose Jose is making a comeback. His career nearly derailed when he found himself in the bottom of a bottle after a second failed marriage several years ago.
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December 27, 1995 | ENRIQUE LOPETEGUI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Two years ago at the Universal Amphitheatre, Mexican singer Jose Jose told the audience a joke: "They used to bring me here in a limousine. . . . Now, they use an ambulance." The wisecrack was a pointed reference to the alcohol problems that reached a peak in the early '90s and nearly ruined his career and life. He had deteriorated to the point where a monthlong stay in a Denver recovery clinic spurred rumors that he had died. Since then, though, he hasn't had to make more ambulance jokes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 17, 1999 | ERNESTO LECHNER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Thousands of middle-aged Latinos are bound to sigh nostalgically tonight when Mexican singers Jose Jose, Armando Manzanero and Marco Antonio Muniz perform at the Universal Amphitheatre. Entitled "Noche Bohemia," which translates from Spanish to Bohemian Night, the concert will bring together three veterans of Latin pop whose careers are marked by some formidable hits, mostly from the 1960s and '70s. Also on the bill is New Age pianist Raul di Blasio.
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March 30, 2004 | Ernesto Lechner, Special to The Times
Back in 1969, Mexican crooner Jose Jose released "Cuidado," his memorable debut album. A treasure from a bygone era when Latin pop was marked by sophisticated melodies and jazz-inflected arrangements, the collection introduced the singer's silky voice and impassioned delivery. His was a refined, ultra-romantic approach that would earn him the nickname El Principe, the Prince.
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April 13, 1989 | STEVE HOCHMAN
Stevie Nicks, the Judds and a teaming of Bernadette Peters and Peter Allen top the 1989 season at the Greek Theatre, which was announced Wednesday. Peters and Allen will perform July 28, the Judds will be joined by Restless Heart and Carl Perkins on Sept. 28-29, and Nicks, making her first Southland appearance in three years, will be at the Greek Oct. 10-11. Tickets to those and 28 other shows accounting for 40 dates between May and October are available starting today to subscribers to the Greek's Premiere Club.
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January 31, 1999 | ERNESTO LECHNER
While rock en espan~ol tributes to Queen and the Police failed miserably, this one finds inspiration in the larger-than-life, operatic vision of Jose, one of Mexico's premier sentimental crooners. From rappers Molotov and Control Machete to rock groups Cafe Tacuba and Maldita Vecindad, the 15 acts here stand up to the challenge of revisiting the past while adding to it a distinct rock sensibility.
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August 30, 1997 | ENRIQUE LAVIN
One of Mexico's most beloved balladeers, Jose Jose, pops into Orange County for a lone Southland appearance Saturday at the Freedman Forum Concert Theater in Anaheim. After 34 years as a professional performer, Jose Jose continues to enjoy his unofficial titles as el principe de la cancion, or "the prince of song."
ENTERTAINMENT
June 25, 1996 | ENRIQUE LOPETEGUI
After 33 years as a professional performer, Jose Jose keeps singing and enjoying his status as one of Mexico's most beloved balladeers. So much so that he can still look good on a bad night. It is his feeling and his personality, more than his vocal range, that has earned him six Grammy nominations and sales of 30 million albums worldwide. But still, his singing was always there when he needed it.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 7, 1996 | ENRIQUE LAVIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Mexican balladeer Jose Jose is writing his biography--one song at a time. "I view my records as a personal biography," says the man who, for 33 years, has sung about the exhilaration of love from the times in his life when he soared, and about the heartache of love from those when he crashed. A household name in the Spanish-speaking world, Jose Jose is making a comeback. His career nearly derailed when he found himself in the bottom of a bottle after a second failed marriage several years ago.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 27, 1995 | ENRIQUE LOPETEGUI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Two years ago at the Universal Amphitheatre, Mexican singer Jose Jose told the audience a joke: "They used to bring me here in a limousine. . . . Now, they use an ambulance." The wisecrack was a pointed reference to the alcohol problems that reached a peak in the early '90s and nearly ruined his career and life. He had deteriorated to the point where a monthlong stay in a Denver recovery clinic spurred rumors that he had died. Since then, though, he hasn't had to make more ambulance jokes.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 11, 1994 | ENRIQUE LOPETEGUI
Jose Jose's Universal Amphitheatre concert on Sunday was an emotional affair. Not because of the music--a selection of mild, old-fashioned romantic ballads--but because of the singer's very presence. A little more than a year ago he was in a clinic for treatment of alcoholism, and rumors of his death even spread through the Latin pop world. The near-capacity crowd gave the Mexican star a hero's welcome at Sunday's show, his first L.A. appearance in more than two years.
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August 12, 1986 | THOMAS K. ARNOLD
The young Latino man walked up to the counter of the Art-Te Company and, in Spanish, asked owner Arturo Urgelles for the newest Earth, Wind and Fire album. He left empty-handed, after Urgelles, also in Spanish, informed him that the downtown record store at 10th Avenue and Broadway only carries music imported from Mexico, Latin America and other Spanish-speaking countries.
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August 30, 1997 | ENRIQUE LAVIN
One of Mexico's most beloved balladeers, Jose Jose, pops into Orange County for a lone Southland appearance Saturday at the Freedman Forum Concert Theater in Anaheim. After 34 years as a professional performer, Jose Jose continues to enjoy his unofficial titles as el principe de la cancion, or "the prince of song."
ENTERTAINMENT
August 24, 1992 | ENRIQUE BLANC
Although Mexican singing star Jose Jose's recent work has enjoyed acceptance, his material from the late '60s and '70s remains his fans' favorite. But the audience at the Greek Theatre on Friday probably wasn't prepared for how far Jose would go in addressing that taste.
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June 15, 1992 | ENRIQUE BLANC
"Create fame and go to sleep" is an old Mexican saying that can be applied to Jose Jose's performance on Friday at the Universal Amphitheatre, where he was the star attraction at an erratic but generally enjoyable Latin music concert benefiting World Vision. In his 40-minute segment, the Mexican singer, accompanied entirely by backing tapes, concentrated on his most recent hits--such as "Un Hotel En Lugar de Corazon" ("A Hotel in the Place of a Heart") and "Amnesia"--in a colorless performance.
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