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Carlos Vives with acordeonero Egidio Cuadrado, performing in Valledupar, Colombia The Miami Herald, June 1994   A soap opera heartthrob playing the lead role in a television series about the life of a lyricist of hillbilly music seems an unlikely recipe for a pop revolution. But actor and singer Carlos Vives...

Astor Piazzolla - A Memoir (Hardcover) annotated edition  Astor Piazzolla with Natalio Gorín. Translated annotated and expanded by Fernando González. Astor Piazzolla, brilliant, iconoclastic tango musician and composer, has become a national hero in Argentina and a cult figure for classical and jazz lovers worldwide, but only...

The Boston Globe's Sunday Magazine, April, 1993   After meeting the love of their life, most people send roses, or a love letter. Isabel Allende sent a contract. Allende laughs, as if caught in a private joke. Her large, brown eyes come to life, and, for the briefest...

Published in The Washington Post, January, 2001 Popular music offers a window into the society that creates it. But in "Jazz," the 10-part, 19-hour documentary that winds up its PBS run next week, filmmaker Ken Burns peered at life in the United States through a narrow...