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The Box Tops interview

By at 8 May, 2017, 8:42 pm

  HOLLYWOOD (Herald de Paris) — ¬†¬†The BOX TOPS recorded a string of hits including the worldwide #1 megahit song, THE LETTER, and others including CRY LIKE A BABY, SOUL DEEP, NEON RAINBOW, CHOO CHOO TRAIN‚Ķ.and more. In 2015, original bassist/vocalist BILL CUNNINGHAM, and original guitarist/vocalist GARY TALLEY teamed up with veteran music industry bandleader/manager […]

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The Juke Box Hero: A conversation with Lou Gramm

By at 19 March, 2017, 11:28 pm

HOLLYWOOD (Herald de Paris) — ¬†Louis Andrew Grammatico was born in Rochester, New York, the son of Nikki (Masetta), a singer, and Bennie Grammatico, a band leader and trumpeter. He attended Gates-Chili High School in Rochester, graduating with the class of 1968. Gramm began his musical career in high school playing in local Rochester bands […]

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INTERVIEW: 10,000 Maniacs founding bass player Steven Gustafson

By at 20 February, 2017, 7:00 pm

By Dr. Al Carlos Hernandez and Belinda Quesada HOLLYWOOD (Herald de Paris) — ¬†One of the most critically acclaimed bands of the last three decades, 10,000 Maniacs were founded by Robert Buck, Dennis Drew, Steven Gustafson, John Lombardo and Natalie Merchant in the fall of 1981. Jerry Augustyniak joined in 1983. Together with artists like […]

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A conversation with Santana lead vocalist, Andy Vargas

By at 15 February, 2017, 9:25 pm

SAN FRANCISCO (Herald de Paris) — Andy Vargas is the lead singer of the global rock group Santana and has been living the dream, as he calls it, for over 20 years and 20 World Tours. He leaves for Australia in a few days, then Asia, then well into rock history, as Santana keeps rock and rolling along.
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Santana is one of the United States’ biggest international acts and has held that distinction since before Andy Vargas was born, and there is no doubt he was born to do this.
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Andy grew up in a very musical family and was influenced first by his father, Javier Vargas, and artists like Pedro Fernandez, Luis Miguel, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, La Mafia, Little Joe, Johnny Y La Familia, and bay area bands such as Malo, Tower of Power and, of course, Carlos Santana.
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Herald de Paris Consulting Editor, Dr. Al Carlos Hernandez, thanks to Bay Area music impresario Dr. Rock Bernardo Gonzalez, had the opportunity to spend a recent Saturday afternoon sipping coffee and talking to Andy about his amazing life.
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INTERVIEW: Ian Hunter seminal Rock Star – Mott the Hoople

By at 10 January, 2017, 11:50 pm

HOLLYWOOD (Herald de Paris) — ¬†Whilst his achievements during his first decade as a recording artist would have been more than enough to ensure his iconic status, Ian Hunter has never been one to coast on past glories. Indeed, in the past dozen years, he‚Äôs made a series of riveting albums that stand with his […]

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INTERVIEW: Rolling Stones and Grateful Dead Manager, the Iconic Sam Cutler

By at 12 December, 2016, 10:35 pm

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HOLLYWOOD (Herald de Paris) — ¬†Sam Cutler has worked with two of the largest grossing live artists in the world, the Rolling Stones and the Grateful Dead, and has been at the center of some of the most bizarre and historical developments in modern music. Recently published by Sam: You Can’t Always Get What You […]

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The Long Way Home

By at 20 November, 2016, 7:33 pm

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SAN FRANCISCO (Herald de Paris) — ¬†Nostalgic, I took a road trip north to see a dear friend up in Wine Country. I was blasting satellite commercial-free radio listening to Classic Rock loud and hardy, played Fender bass on the steering wheel, sang with sneering reckless abandon, and the licks meant something to me on […]

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Music Legends Enthrall at White House

By at 14 October, 2015, 10:44 pm

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A Photo Essay by Anna Wilding
WASHINGTON, DC (Herald de Paris) — A crowd of excited and musically gifted Middle School students, from three schools in Maryland and Virginia, gathered to greet First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House today to mark the 50th Anniversary of the National Endowment for the Arts.
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On stage to celebrate with the First Lady, and to give their valuable time to the children by way of helping them to compose a Song, were Motown legend, Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award Winner and Kennedy Center Honoree Smokey Robinson, multi Grammy Award Winner Esperanza Spalding, Grammy Nominee Troy “Trombone Shorty”Andrews, one of hip hop’s first pioneers and the former President of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Recording Academy MC Lyte, and three-time Grammy Winner Keb’ Mo’.

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HBO LATINO¬ģ TO AIR AWARD WINNING MUSIC FILM ‚ÄúTHE POET OF HAVANA‚ÄĚ BASED ON RENOWNED CUBAN SINGER-SONGWRITER CARLOS VARELA ON OCTOBER 23

By at 3 October, 2015, 1:38 pm

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New York, NY‚ÄĒSeptember, 23, 2015‚ÄĒ The Poet of Havana pulls back the curtain on internationally renowned Cuban singer, songwriter, and lyricist Carlos Varela as he celebrates his 30th anniversary as an artist. Filmed in Havana, this moving documentary reveals how Varela was influenced by his country, politics and people, and how he has influenced them […]

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THAILAND, CHINA: Violinist Vanessa Mae’ ski ban lifted

By at 20 June, 2015, 10:21 am

THAILAND, CHINA: Violinist Vanessa Mae’ ski ban lifted The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Friday overturned a four-year ban from competing in skiing imposed on renowned violinist Vanessa Mae when she was accused of manipulating results. The 36-year-old pop violinist and longtime skier, Vanessa Mae, represented Thailand, in Krvavec, Slovenia, in January. Creative […]

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