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Smirnoff, Chmerkovskiy to star in 'Forever Tango'

Smirnoff, Chmerkovskiy to star in 'Forever Tango'

NEW YORK, June 19 (UPI) -- "Dancing with the Stars" professionals Karina Smirnoff and Maksim Chmerkovskiy will work together this summer in Broadway's "Forever Tango," producers said.
Stars line up to perform at Latin Grammys

Stars line up to perform at Latin Grammys

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Vikki Carr, Flex, David Lee Garza, Juanes and Rosario have signed on to perform at the upcoming ninth annual Latin Grammy Awards telecast in Houston.

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Today is May 4. Big band drummer Sonny Payne was born this day in New York in 1926. On and off he worked with the Count Basie band between 1954 and 1974, ...
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Today is May 3. Trumpeter Yank Lawson was born this day in Trenton, Mo. A regular with the World's Greatest Jazz Band, he cut his jazz teeth with Wingy Manone, Ben Pollack, Bob Crosby, Tommy Dorsey and Benny Goodman.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Rock News Two: The week in pop music

RAINFOREST FOUNDATION BENEFIT Jeff Beck, Carole King and Rebekah Del Rio, country's Wynonna Judd, Patti LaBelle and Smokey Robinson, and Lulu are among the performers who'll appear at Saturday's Rainforest Foundation benefit concert ...
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

NOTORIOUS B.I.G. The widow and the mother of the late rapper Notorious B.I.G. are suing Los Angeles Police Chief Bernard Parks, two former L.A.P.D. chiefs, and the city of Los Angeles, among others.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Nominees for 44th Annual Grammy Awards

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Here is a list of the nominees for the 44th Annual Grammy Awards, which will be presented tonight at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, in ceremonies to be tele

Nominees for 44th Annual Grammy Awards

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Here is a complete list of nominees for the 44th Annual Grammy Awards, which were announced in Beverly Hills Friday by the Recording Academy:
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Gilberto Santa Rosa
Gilberto Santa Rosa performs in concert, at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, in Hollywod, Florida, on September 23, 2005. (UPI Photo/Michael Bush)
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Gilberto Santa Rosa, also known as "El Caballero de la Salsa" (The Gentleman of Salsa) (born August 21, 1962), is a Puerto Rican singer of salsa, bolero, and bandleader.

Santa Rosa was born in Carolina, Puerto Rico, a city on the north eastern part of the Island. Here he received his primary and secondary education and became interested in music. He took part in his first concert whilst a teenager and in 1976, he made his recording debut as a backup singer with the Mario Ortiz Orchestra; soon afterwards he was recruited by La Grande Orchestra, where he became the lead singer. He remained with the orchestra for two years, during which time he met Elias Lopes who helped to mold and polish him as a singer.

During the 1980s, he recorded "Homenaje a Eddie Palmieri" (Tribute to Eddie Palmieri) with the Puerto Rican All Stars. He also recorded with various orchestras, amongst them the Tommy Olivencia Orchestra, the Willie Rosario orchestra and El Gran Combo. Santa Rosa developed a unique style of "soneo" (improvisation) in salsa that permitted him to be successful in both the "tropical" and "romantic" styles of the music.

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