Santa Rosa to Perform at Carnegie Hall for the First Time in 21 Years

Gilberto Santa Rosa is heading back to one of New York’s iconic music venues…

The 53-year-old Puerto Rican Salsa singer will return to the iconic Carnegie Hall in New York City for a special performance on Friday, June 3.

Gilberto Santa Rosa

The concert, titled The Man & His Music II, will celebrate the brightest moments of Santa Rosa’s musical repertoire, including songs from his latest Latin Grammy-winning album, Necesito Un Bolero.

Twenty one years ago, Santa Rosa, known as “El Caballero de la Salsa,” debuted in Carnegie Hall where he recorded one of his most memorable albums, En Vivo Desde El Carnegie Hall.

Tickets for The Man & His Music II go on sale on Friday, April 1 at 10:00 a.m. through carnegiehall.org.

Santa Rosa currently holds the record for the most number-ones on Billboard’s Tropical Albums chart with 10.

Spalding to Perform at David Bowie Tribute Concerts

Esperanza Spalding is paying tribute to a legend…

The 31-year-old part-Mexican singer and multi-Grammy winner has been added to the list of artists set to perform at the David Bowie tribute concerts at Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall, happening on March 31 and April 1, respectively.

Esperanza Spalding

Spalding joins a new round of performers that includes J MascisPatti Smith, TV on the Radio’s Kyp MaloneGogol Bordello’s Eugene Hutz, Kronos QuartetBilal and Tariq.

They join an already stacked lineup that features BlondieLaurie AndersonThe Roots, The Flaming Lips, and many others.

Both concert dates are sold out, but Radio City Music Hall has partnered with Skype to stream the latter date for a donation to the event’s charity partners.

de la Renta to Receive the Carnegie Hall Medal of Excellence

Oscar de la Renta is being heralded for his leadership in business and philanthropy…

The 81-year-old Dominican American fashion designer has been named as the recipient of the Carnegie Hall Medal of Excellence.

Oscar de la Renta

de la Renta will receive the award from Carnegie Hall‘s Board of Trustees Chairman Sanford Weill at a gala benefit on April 24, 2014.

“As a beloved and dedicated trustee, Oscar has lent his creative talent to furthering Carnegie Hall’s mission since 1987. He is a true visionary who has made incomparable contributions to society and has altered countless lives around the world,” Weill said in a statement.

The award ceremony will be followed by a performance by Julio Iglesias, his first at Carnegie Hall in 25 years.

“Julio is like a brother to me. I am unbelievably honored that he will be joining me at Carnegie Hall, a place with an extraordinary soul, that for me holds a very special meaning,” said de la Renta of the gala’s lineup.

de la Renta became internationally known in the 1960s as one of the couturiers to dress Jacqueline Kennedy. His eponymous fashion house continues to dress leading figures, from film stars to royalty. He’s particularly known for his red carpet gowns and evening wear.

Bisbal to Launch North American Tour at Carnegie Hall

David Bisbal preparing to trek across the pond in the near future…

The 33-year-old Spanish singer has announced plans to return to North America for a series of shows in several U.S. and Canadian cities.

David Bisbal

The Grammy-winning pop singer, who has sold more than 5 million records in Spain and America, will kick off his concert tour on October 16 at New York’s legendary Carnegie Hall, according to a Bisbal representative.

Bisbal, who scored two No. 1 songs on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs Chart (“Quien Me Iba A Decir” and “Esclavo de sus besos”) will perform in Boston, Washington, Toronto, Montreal, Chicago, Houston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Orlando.

The David Bisbal Tour Acustico 2012, which has already made its way through Spain, Latin America and Europe, will wrap in Miami on November 4.

On this tour, the singer will perform the numbers from his most recent album, “Una noche en el Teatro Real,” accompanied by a band of musicians that play acoustic guitar, mandolin, piano, keyboard, bass, double bass, trombone, percussion and strings.

Bisbal, who will serve on the panel of judges on the Spanish television talent show La Voz, is one of the Latino artists with the largest following on the social networks. He recently reached four million followers on Twitter, according to his record company Universal Music.