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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’s 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® TO AIR AWARD WINNING MUSIC FILM “THE POET OF HAVANA” 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—September, 23, 2015— 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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NOMINEES COMMON AND JOHN LEGEND TO PERFORM TOGETHER AT THE OSCARS®

By at 28 January, 2015, 1:10 am

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LOS ANGELES, CA – Musical artists Common and John Legend will perform their Oscar®-nominated song “Glory” at the 87th Oscars, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. The Oscars, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, will air on Sunday, February 22, live on ABC. “Common and John Legend are artists who have always lifted […]

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Music Legend Dionne Warwick … duets with granddaughter Cheyenne

By at 23 December, 2014, 2:08 am

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Iconic soul singer Dionne Warwick became a superstar with early hits like Walk On By and I Say a Little Prayer and later with albums like Dionne and Heart Breaker. Regarding her musical longevity she says, “I really attribute it to remaining who I am and not jumping ship, being completely cognizant of what the people … are accustomed to hearing from me.”
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One of Ms. Warwick’s latest endeavors is working with her granddaughter, Cheyenne Elliott to release the Narada Michael Walden produced singles and an EP in 2015.
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According to Herald de Paris friend Walden, “A brand new star has appeared on the US music scene; her name is Cheyenne Elliott.”
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In early 2014, producer Walden discovered her impressive vocal talent and invited her out to Tarpan Studios in San Rafael, California, where Whitney, Aretha Franklin, Mariah Carey and many other artists recorded some of their biggest hits. Cheyenne was signed to Narada’s Tarpan Records. She will initially release a string of dance music mixes in the winter of 2014-15. Her debut EP is slated for release in early 2015.
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Cheyenne is following in the socially conscious footsteps of her grandmother, whose 1985 charitable recording of “That’s What Friends Are For” raised awareness and funds all over the world to help people suffering from the plight of AIDS.
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Cheyenne is also featured on Dionne’s brand new release Feels So Good.

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