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Santana IV Is A Rewarding Listening Experience

4/18/2016 10:58am EDT
'Santana IV' Is A Worthwhile Return To Form For Santana
Sigh – is there anything more rewarding than the return of a veteran musician/band in top-notch form? No, of course, there isn’t! On Santana IV, guitar extraordinaire Carlos Santana reunites with the original Santana lineup…*signal the angelic music! After numerous albums since 1999 Grammy-winning smash Supernatural, Santana has seemed to be searching for the ‘magic.’ While it’s not without flaw, Santana IV seems to be the closest thing in some time.

Santana IV kicks off with a bang with the infectious “Yambu,” definitely a catalyst for body movement (foot tapping, head nodding, etc.). Ly...

Thank Goodness Carlos Santana Is Not Dead!

9/30/2015 1:42pm EDT
Carlos Santana Not Dead: Celebrity Death Hoax Has Social Media P
Carlos Santana is not dead folks! It appears the gifted guitarist is the victim of another celebrity death hoax, allegedly buoyed by a reporter's tweet.

Reports of Carlos Santana's death began trending on social media portals on Tuesday. It's unclear about the origin of the hoax, but it apparently gained traction by a reporter who failed to fact-check before firing away.

Chris Walker, the host of CBC Radio One, is under fire for giving credence to information from a source that claimed Carlos Santa had died. However, Carlos' reps quickly discounted the rumors and issued a statement via ...

Carlos Santana Reunites With Homeless Ex-Band Member

12/23/2013 10:17am EST
Carlos Santana
Carlos Santana has enjoyed a touching Christmas reunion with a former band member he has not seen for decades.

Marcus 'The Magnificent' Malone, who is homeless and lives on the streets of Oakland, played congas in the Santana Blues Band during the 1960s but reportedly left in 1969 after he was sentenced to prison for manslaughter.

A journalist organized the reunion on Friday after he met Malone and heard his hard-luck story last week.

During the meeting, Malone embraced Santana and said, "You don't know how afraid I am to let you see me," to which Santana replied, "We cherish you. It'...

Billy Joel, Carlos Santana, More Feted At Kennedy Center Honors

12/9/2013 4:00pm EST
Billy Joel
Legendary musicians Billy Joel and Carlos Santana were among the recipients of the 2013 Kennedy Center Honors on Sunday in Washington, D.C.

President Barack Obama was on hand to honor five extraordinary artists who have greatly influenced American culture through the arts.

Obama told the audience: "The diverse group of extraordinary individuals we honor today haven't just proven themselves to be the best of the best. Despite all their success, all their fame, they've remained true to themselves - and inspired the rest of us to do the same."

Singer/songwriter Joel, who has six Grammy awar...

Carlos Santana Putting His Original Band Back Together

2/22/2013 4:21pm EST
Carlos Santana
Legendary guitarist Carlos Santana is reuniting with the original members of his Grammy-winning band Santana to record a new album.

The group has endured numerous line-up changes over the years, but the musician has confirmed founding member Greg Rolie, who went on to put together Journey, is now re-joining following his departure in 1971.

Rolie's Journey's co-star Neal Schon is also returning to Santana, along with percussionists Mike Carabello and Michael Shrieve.

Santana tells, "As well as Neal we have the two Mikes, Mike Carabello and Michael Shrieve. I am pretty sure ...

'Dancing With The Stars' Steamiest Night Falls On Latin Night

4/17/2012 9:53am EDT
Maria Menounos DWTW
Last night marked the halfway point of season 14, and the stars came one by one heating up the floor with their sexy moves for Latin Week. For the shows steamiest week, the contestants had the option to either dance to the samba, salsa or Argentine tango.

Carlos Santana was the performer for the night and kept things hot, with the sultry sounds from his guitar. The evening filled with energetic performances was amazing, and I can say one of the best nights of the competition.

My favorite performance of the evening was by William. As for my least favorite, it would have to be Gavin. Here...

Santana Set For New Las Vegas Residency

2/23/2012 11:49pm EST
Carlos Santana
Guitar legend Carlos Santana is set to return to Las Vegas for another residency this spring.

The "Black Magic Woman" hitmaker will play a string of shows at House of Blues at Mandalay Bay from May to June and then return to the venue in September for an extended run, which will continue through 2013.

He says, "I am deeply honored that our new home in Las Vegas is The House of Blues at Mandalay Bay. I have long admired their love of the Blues and that it is a world-class entertainment venue. We hope to honor and celebrate the diversity and brotherhood of world culture that the House of Bl...

Shakira Named Latin Recording Academy Person Of The Year

11/10/2011 10:01am EST
Shakira broke down in tears as her father serenaded her at a star-studded Las Vegas dinner celebrating her career on Wednesday.

Black Eyed Peas rapper Taboo and Mexican rocker Alejandra Guzman also turned up to toast the Colombian singer as she was named the Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year at the special tribute.

Venezuelan star Franco De Vita and salsa legend Gilberto Santa Rosa were among the acts who performed Shakira's hits, but the night's most poignant moment came as her dad William Mebarak stepped onstage to serenade her.

Shakira wiped away tears as Mebarak sang the c...

Shakira Lands Latin Grammys Person Of The Year Honor

9/27/2011 8:05am EDT
Pop superstar Shakira has landed a special Latin Grammy award for her contribution to music and tireless charity work.

The Hips Don't Lie hit-maker has been named the Latin Recording Academy's Person of the Year, and she will collect the prize during a special gala on November 9th, a day before the Latin Grammys in Las Vegas.

The trophy has previously been awarded to Carlos Santana, Gloria Estefan, Julio Iglesias and Ricky Martin.

Shakira says, "It is truly an honor to be in the company of some of the greatest artists and legends of Latin Music."

Latin Recording Academy President Gab...

California School Named After Carlos Santana

9/21/2011 11:32am EDT
Carlos Santana
Guitar legend Carlos Santana has been given a permanent tribute by officials in California who have named a school in his honor.

Executives of the Los Angeles Unified school board have approved plans to rename Valley Region Elementary School No. 12 in the San Fernando Valley after the veteran musician to recognize his career achievements and charity work with children.

The facility will be renamed the Carlos Santana Arts Academy.

The guitarist, who was born in Mexico, but spent much of his childhood in San Francisco, California, wrote a letter of thanks to officials in accepting the h...

Musicians Fight To Reverse Grammy Decision

5/28/2011 1:30pm EDT
Paul Simon
Paul Simon and Carlos Santana have joined a number of artists who are protesting the decision to cut more than 30 honors from the annual Grammy Awards.

Officials at America's Recording Academy sparked outrage after announcing plans to axe a number of prizes, including awards for Latin jazz, Hawaiian and Native American music, and merge several categories.

Simon and Santana are both backing a coalition of musicians, led by four-time Latin jazz Grammy nominee Bobby Sanabria, who are fighting to reverse the decision before the 54th annual Grammys next year, according to the Associated Press....

Carlos Santana Slams Georgia's 'Anti-American' Immigration Law

5/16/2011 8:40am EDT
Carlos Santana
Guitarist Carlos Santana criticized a tough new immigration law in Georgia as he was honored in Atlanta on Sunday, branding the policy "anti-American".

The Mexican-born rocker spoke out against the controversial legislation after receiving the Beacon of Change Award ahead of the Civil Rights Game baseball event in the city.

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed a bill on Friday which gives police officers the authority to check the immigration status of anyone suspected of being in the state illegally. A similar law was passed in Arizona last year.

Santana told the crowd, "I represent t...