September 13, 2000 |
Over the last decade, C. Michael Greene has built a mighty power base as head of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, the not-for-profit group that stages the annual Grammy Awards show. The once-struggling musician drives a Mercedes-Benz, enjoys a membership at the Bel-Air Country Club and makes $1.3 million a year--all at the expense of the academy and its charitable arms.
June 23, 1999 |
Living in Los Angeles, it might be easy to think that most Latinos are brown-skinned and of Mexican descent; after all, about 80% of the city's Latino population identifies as Mexican. Listening to Spanish radio in Los Angeles, it might seem that Latin music means only ranchera, banda and mariachi, or, most recently, the pop stylings of Ricky Martin and Enrique Iglesias.
June 21, 1999 |
If a huge meteor were to plummet onto Miami Beach today, the Americas would instantly become a much quieter, sadder place. That's because thousands of the most influential people in the music business from North America, Central America and South America have descended upon this trendy town for a week of networking, performing, partying and general hustling known as MIDEM Americas.
September 12, 2000
Ni es lo mismo ni es igual: JUAN LUIS GUERRA Like Colombia's Carlos Vives, Guerra has skillfully fused the rhythms of his native land--in this case, the Dominican Republic--with the inescapable influence of Anglo pop idioms. Guerra grew up listening to the Beatles and Pink Floyd, but the influence of the sticky merengue and bachata beats is ever present in his music.
September 12, 2000
A joint publication of The Los Angeles Times and La Opinion Editors: Oscar Garza (Los Angeles Times) Marcelo Rey (La Opinion) Writers: Ernesto Lechner Marcelo Rey Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez Art Directors: Reuben Munoz Chuck Nigash Photo Editor: Cindy Hively News Editor: Tom Bronzini Copy Editors: Loree Matsui Wil Ramirez Scott Sandell John Scheibe Cicely Wedgeworth Cover Illustration: Reuben Munoz To hear audio clips of the Latin Grammys' top nominees, and to see the complete bilingual section