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June 26, 2001 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Universal Music Group, the world's biggest music company, said Monday that it bought RMM Records' assets, including a well-respected tropical and Latin music catalog as well as future recordings by artists signed to the label. The sale has been approved as part of a Chapter 11 bankruptcy sale, subject to the entry of an order by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York.
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June 26, 2001 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Universal Music Group, the world's biggest music company, said Monday that it bought RMM Records' assets, including a well-respected tropical and Latin music catalog as well as future recordings by artists signed to the label. The sale has been approved as part of a Chapter 11 bankruptcy sale, subject to the entry of an order by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York.
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December 15, 1995 | CHUCK PHILIPS
* Music: Attempting to tap into the burgeoning Latin music market, MCA Music Entertainment signed a long-term distribution deal this week with RMM Records, which represents such Latino superstars as Tito Puente and Celia Cruz. RMM was founded in 1987 by artist manager and concert promoter Robert Mercado.
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May 17, 1998 | Ernesto Lechner, Ernesto Lechner writes about pop music for Calendar
Two of this year's finest salsa albums and the comeback of a Mexican star whose voice has an almost addictive quality are the focus of this month's Latin Pulse, a look at noteworthy releases in the field of Latin music. * *** Tony Vega, "Hoy Quiero Cantarte," RMM. Until now, Vega was known to salsa lovers as a pleasant Puerto Rican singer whose potent voice compensated for his iffy material. But his sixth album for RMM Records is a different story.
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May 1, 1996 | ENRIQUE LOPETEGUI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The music world is used to seeing artists change styles: Pop and rock singers turn to country to help jump-start sales. English-speaking pop singers go to mariachi or other Spanish-language music and get away with it. But going from hip-hop to salsa? Marc Anthony raised eyebrows when he made that move in 1993, launching the most successful chapter in a musical career that began with commercials when he was 6 and has led to a second career as an actor.
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October 17, 1994 | ENRIQUE LOPETEGUI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Salsa music has been steadily gaining popularity in Los Angeles in the '90s--as evidenced by record sales and an increasing number of clubs devoted to the sensual, rhythmic style. The local salsa celebration moved Saturday night to the Hollywood Bowl, where a spectacular display of power and musicianship showed why fans are embracing the sound, which has long been associated chiefly in the United States with New York City.
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August 6, 2000 | ERNESTO LECHNER, Ernesto Lechner is a regular contributor to Calendar
When the news that Latin music legends Tito Puente and Eddie Palmieri were recording together last year spread among Afro-Cuban music fans, the question on everybody's lips was: Would their egos fit in the same room? Timbalero Puente and eccentric keyboardist Palmieri had reputations as highly idiosyncratic bandleaders--brilliant, charismatic, stubborn and uncompromising. But circumstances--ultimately tragic ones--allowed the two to work in harmony, according to Palmieri.
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March 1, 2000 | SHAUNA SNOW
TV & MOVIES Her Final Answer?: Kathie Lee Gifford announced Tuesday that she is calling it quits after 11 years as Regis Philbin's on-air partner. "It's time," Gifford told Philbin on "Live With Regis & Kathie Lee," adding that she wanted to spend more time with her family. He asked if she was kidding, and she said no. "I have loved my years with you. You've been the greatest professional partner a person could ever, ever have," Gifford told Philbin on the show.
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May 9, 1997 | DON HECKMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Branford Marsalis, as quixotic as ever, has another new album with his stylistically indefinable band, Buckshot LeFonque. (For the record, the name traces to a nickname once used by alto saxophonist Cannonball Adderley.) The new album, "Music Evolution," once again blends elements of funk, pop, rap, hip-hop and jazz in an uncategorizable melting pot.
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November 22, 1999
Alfred Haessig, 78, a Swiss Red Cross doctor who was convicted of supervising distribution of HIV-infected blood products. Haessig was given a one-year suspended sentence in 1998 after a Geneva court held that he put people at risk through his actions in the 1980s as director of the Swiss central laboratory of the Red Cross.
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