José Feliciano to Sing 'Star-Spangled Banner, Donate Guitar at Smithsonian Citizenship Ceremony: Exclusive
José Feliciano revisits his controversial 1968 "Star-Spangled Banner" performance with a reprise at the Smithsonian. “I could be a sarcastic bastard and say it’s too little too late,” he told me. “But I’m grateful to the Smithsonian. this is a beautiful thing.”
The story of Latin music comes alive via a new online home for the collection of 50,000 vintage recordings.
Published in Travel & Leisure en Español, this story from my archives recounts (in Spanish) my trip to Jamaica's Goldeneye, former home of James Bond writer Ian Fleming, where I met the great producer and label man Chris Blackwell, the current owner. It was one of my favorite reporting trips ever. (That's me enjoying the tropical life in the photo by Dani Balda.)
Game of Thrones introduced millions to the city of Girona when it was a key location for the series. In my case, it was Girona that introduced me to Game of Thrones. I binged watched the series when I was assigned to do this story for American Airlines´Nexos magazine.
In addition to its highly-curated lineup of international artists, this year’s Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona will feature prominent signage intended to discourage sexual aggression. Trained “anti-sexual harassment staff” will patrol the festival site.
Photo: Xavi Torrent/WireImage
Omer Pardillo-Cid, Celia Cruz’s former manager and the executor of her estate, was unimpressed with the way the late Cuban icon had been presented in productions based on her life. Now, Pardillo, who describes Cruz as “a black woman, who was poor, who left Cuba and conquered the world,” is bringing the beloved singer’s official story to the stage.
There are some great music tours to Cuba being offered at the moment, ranging from scholarly immersions in Afro-Cuban rumba to tourist friendly tastes of the island's sounds.
My first story in a multi-part series for Food Republic on the rebirth of Portuguese cuisine.
The evocative illustration is by David Navas.
Every time I speak to Omara Portuondo, I remember why I became a journalist. To learn about life.
My report on the Formentera Jazz Festival 2017 and the
island´s mystical musical history.
Sao Miguel's maritime culture and volcanic landscape were the setting for the festival- a great introduction to the Azores.