Music
CHEO FELICIANO DEAD: PUERTO RICAN SALSA GREAT DIES AT 78 (04/17/2014)  Salsa star José “Cheo” Feliciano died Thursday morning in a car accident in Puerto Rico, El Nuevo Día reports. He was 78.At around 4:15 a.m. on Thursday morning, Feliciano appeared to lose control of his green Jaguar...  

ARMANDO PERAZA DIES; FLAMBOYANT BONGO DRUMMER (04/17/2014)  Cuban-born drummer Armando Peraza, a self-taught musician who transformed himself from a homeless orphan in Havana to a world-recognized bongo and conga expert who performed with Carlos Santana for nearly two decades, died Monday in a...  

BELOVED ARTIST FRED HO PASSES, LEAVES A LEGACY (04/14/2014)  LEGENDARY & BELOVED COMPOSER, WRITER, BARITONE SAXOPHONIST AND REVOLUTIONARY ACTIVIST, FRED HO, PASSES LEAVING BEHIND AN EPIC BODY OF WORK THAT SPANNED GENRES AND MEDIUMS, CREATING A NEW REVOLUTIONARY ASIAN-AMERICAN ART...  

BRASS BAND OF BROTHERS, A DAD'S GIFT: IN 'BROTHERS HYPNOTIC,' A FUNK ENSEMBLE REMEMBERS ITS ROOTS (03/23/2014)  Probably the biggest influence on the group in “Brothers Hypnotic” comes from very close to home. In Reuben Atlas’s relaxed documentary about the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, the band’s proudly independent musicians still grapple...  

FRENCH MUSICIAN SOKO ON KISSING A STRANGER IN 'FIRST KISS' (03/14/2014)  They were the kisses seen 'round the world: a black-and-white video gorgeously shot by director Tatia Pilieva, documenting two strangers meeting for the first time to share a kiss. Some were tender and brief, some were prolonged and...