Buika Collaborates with Almodóvar and Seal
By Grace Bastidas | 09/08/2010 - 12:30

Afro-flamenco songstress Concha Buika is in high-demand these days. Not only did filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar praise her singing abilities in the liner notes of her last album El Último Trago, but apparently he’s a big fan of her acting chops as well. The Spanish auteur cast the 39-year-old in his latest film, La Piel Que Habita, starring Antonio Banderas and Marisa Paredes.

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Shall We Dance? A Conversation with Legendary Flamenco Dancer Joaquin Cortes
By Angie Romero | 05/14/2009 - 15:30

A while back, I told you about the first time I saw Joaquin Cortes dance on TV. I was 15, living in Rome, and I had a thought: “This is one of those great moments I’ll never forget.” And tonight, when I go see his show at the Beacon Theater here in NYC, I just know I’ll get those same butterflies. Dance has always been, and will always be, my first love.

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Spanish Singer Melendi Causes Havoc on Trans-Atlantic Flight
By admin | 01/09/2008 - 16:12

We had never really heard of Melendi, but apparently the Spanish singer is a big-time necio: He caused so much drunken ruckus on a flight from Madrid to Mexico this week that the pilot had to turn the plane around and return to Spain! The worst part: The plane had already been en route for three hours. Imagine being on a plane for six hours only to end up back where you started? No word on whether fellow passengers tried to jump ese Melendi upon landing. (News via latingossip.com.)

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