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2008 Stories by Ernest Barteldes

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  • Albanian Blues

    published December 11, 2008

    An invitation to join a re-formed Blues Brothers Band more than a decade ago was all the motivation that According to Jim star Jim... More >>

  • Perpetual Groove

    published December 4, 2008

    After taking a well-deserved break from their arduous touring schedule to work on new material, Perpetual Groove, an Athens, Georgia-based jam... More >>

  • Sonny Rollins

    published December 4, 2008

    Surprisingly still active in the jazz scene despite his 78 years of age, legendary saxophone colossus Sonny Rollins is finding a way to make an... More >>

  • Gypsy Lane Band

    published November 27, 2008

    This local five-piece band isn't kidding when it dubs itself one of South Florida's "premier live party bands." Commanding a vast repertoire of... More >>

  • Doobie Brothers

    published November 13, 2008

    Few bands (except maybe for Yes) have had such an intense rotation of members since the Doobie Brothers first started playing together in 1971.... More >>

  • John Coltrane Goes Classical

    published November 13, 2008

    Roughly four decades after John Coltrane's untimely passing at age 40, his musical heritage reverberates to this day. His compositions have... More >>

  • Take 6

    published October 30, 2008

    On their latest release, this Tennessee-based sextet takes on several old-time jazz standards and adds a new dimension to the a cappella gospel... More >>

  • Gloria Estefan

    published October 23, 2008

    The title of Gloria Estefan's latest album, 90 Millas ("90 Miles"), alludes to the physical distance between her native Cuba and the... More >>

  • Beto Villares

    published October 16, 2008

    After years of working behind the scenes as a composer and producer with many of Brazil's new names in the pop scene (Zélia Duncan,... More >>

  • Nikka Costa

    published October 9, 2008

    Thirty-somethings who remember Nikka Costa as the child singer of tunes like "First Love" and "Candy Man" back in the early '80s probably... More >>

  • Nikka Costa

    published October 9, 2008

    Thirty-somethings who remember Nikka Costa as the child singer of tunes like "First Love" and "Candy Man" back in the early '80s... More >>

  • Nicole Henry

    published September 18, 2008

    It is little wonder this Miami-based 30-something has been getting a lot of attention since signing a national distribution deal through a... More >>

  • The O'Jays

    published September 18, 2008

    In spite of the fact that this legendary trio hasn't scored a hit in the 30 years since "Used to Be My Girl" charted back in 1978, the O'Jays... More >>

  • Enrique Iglesias

    published September 18, 2008

    In many ways, you could consider this Madrid transplant a Latin pop pioneer. He was one of the first Spanish-language artists to play for... More >>

  • Spam Allstars

    published September 11, 2008

    For Miami-based guitarist and bandleader DJ Le Spam (AKA Andrew Yeomanson), his band's name, the Spam Allstars, has nothing to do with the... More >>

  • Marc Anthony

    published September 4, 2008

    The mixed response that Nuyorican actor, singer, and songwriter Marc Anthony received for his role in last year's El Cantante (the... More >>

  • Enough With Bossa Nova

    published September 4, 2008

    Legendary guitarist, singer, and songwriter Lulu Santos can no longer bear to hear about the 50th anniversary of the bossa nova movement, an... More >>

  • Kate Voegele

    published August 28, 2008

    Even though she has barely reached legal drinking age, the cute and spry Kate Voegele has already accomplished much more than most other... More >>

  • Gilberto Santa Rosa

    published August 14, 2008

    Although the Puerto Rican-born "Caballero de la Salsa" has not yet achieved his dream of creating the world's first salsa symphony, he has won... More >>

  • Esperanza Spalding

    published August 14, 2008

    Among the young voices to emerge on the national jazz scene of late, Esperanza Spalding has the makings of a star draped all over her. The... More >>

  • Maria Rita

    published August 7, 2008

    Since the release of her self-titled debut in 2003, Maria Rita has become one of the biggest stars in Brazil's contemporary music scene. Backed... More >>

  • Eljuri

    published July 31, 2008

    It's fitting that the classic Jamaican powerhouse of Sly & Robbie provides the backing for "El Aire," the first track on Eljuri's solid American... More >>

  • Pinetop Perkins

    published July 17, 2008

    At 95 years of age, Mississippi Delta-born pianist Pinetop Perkins is still an active performer and one who is still able to hit his piano's keys... More >>

  • Gilberto Gil

    published July 3, 2008

    "I have a hard time with modern technology," says Brazilian icon Gilberto Gil, describing the theme of his latest CD, Banda Larga Cordel.... More >>

  • O Rappa

    published June 19, 2008

    One could say that Jamaican singer Papa Winnie had a serendipitous hand in the creation of O Rappa, the Rio de Janeiro-based reggae/funk-rock... More >>

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