Una aventura llamada Menudo
Una aventura llamada Menudo is a 1982 film featuring teen boy band Menudo and Puerto Rican actress Gladys Rodríguez. The film's soundtrack received a nomination for a Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop Album. In Una aventura llamada Menudo, Menudo members are supposed to fly to Ponce, Puerto Rico for a concert. However, having before arrived at concert sites by way of airplane and fire truck, deciding during a meeting that arriving by motorcycle would be too dangerous due to wild crowds, band member Ricky Meléndez hires the services of a hot air balloon company, during their balloon flight to the concert site, they have trouble and crash-land on a beach near a mansion. Rodríguez's character, a big fan of Menudo who feels old and put aside by her young, hip nieces, lives in that mansion, along with her girls. Looking for help, the Menudo guys arrive at the house, where they are given food and a room while they try to get in contact with their group director; as the story develops, Menudo member Johnny Lozada falls in love with one of the girl residents, Menudo members meet new friends and dance their way through the story.
A Spanish language soundtrack album with the same title as the film was released in 1982. This is the eleventh album overall and the second album this line-up recorded together; the album was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop Performance. A Volar - Singer: Miguel Cancel Señora Mía - Singer: Johnny Lozada Lluvia - Singer: All the group Clara - Singer: Johnny Lozada Tú Te Imaginas - Singer: Miguel Cancel Dame Un Beso - Singer: Johnny Lozada Coqui - Singer: Charlie Massó Cámbiale Las Pilas - Singer: Ricky Meléndez Estrella Polar - Singer: All the group A Volar"Mi Banda Toca Rock", "Súbete A Mi Moto" and "Quiero Rock" appear as background music in the film but do not appear on the soundtrack album. Rene Farrait, a former member who had exited the group when the movie was filmed appears incidentally on the background, on a poster "Senora Mia" had of Menudo's "Quiero Ser" album's cover, released in 1981. Menudo: La Pelicula Una Aventura Llamada Menudo on IMDb
Enrique "Ricky" Martín Morales is a Puerto Rican singer and author. He is regarded as the king of Latin pop, he holds dual Spanish citizenship. Martin began his career at age 12 with the all-boy pop group Menudo. After five years with the group, he released several Spanish-language solo albums throughout the 1990s. Since the beginning of his solo career in 1991, Ricky Martin has sold over 70 million albums, making him one of the best-selling Latin music artists of all time, he acted on stage and on TV in Mexico, where he achieved modest stardom. In 1994, he appeared on the US TV soap opera General Hospital. In early 1999, after releasing several albums in Spanish, Martin performed "The Cup of Life" at the 41st Annual Grammy Awards show, which became a catalyst in bringing Latin pop to the forefront of the U. S. music scene. Following its success, Martin released "Livin' la Vida Loca", which helped him attain enormous success worldwide, his first English-language album, has sold 15 million copies and it's his best selling album to date.
His other studio albums include: Me Amarás, A Medio Vivir, Sound Loaded, Almas del Silencio, Life, Música + Alma + Sexo, A Quien Quiera Escuchar. In 2018, he portrayed Antonio D'Amico on The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story for which he received a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie. Martin was born on December 24, 1971, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, to Nereida Morales, an accountant, Enrique Martín Negroni, a psychologist; the second youngest of six children, he has one sister. His parents divorced when he was two years old, Martin spent much of his childhood shifting between his father's home in the suburbs of University Gardens, a suburban middle-class neighborhood of San Juan, his paternal grandmother's house nearby. Martin has two older maternal half-brothers, Fernando and Ángel Fernández, two older paternal half-brothers and Daniel Martín, a younger paternal half-sister, Vanessa Martín. Martin, in an interview with newspaper ABC, described his origins as Spanish, of Basque and Canarian descent and that the Martín's left Spain for Puerto Rico in 1779.
He has some Corsican heritage through his paternal grandmother. Martin was an altar boy throughout his childhood, he began singing at age 6. His mother's side of the family was musically inclined, his maternal grandfather was a poet, which inspired young Martin to write songs. Martin reflected on his time spent with his family as a child: "Every time I find myself in front of an audience, be it twenty people or one hundred thousand, once again I feel the energy that consumed me back at the family gatherings of my youth." After discovering, with his father, a newspaper advertisement about auditions for commercials, 9-year-old Martin began appearing in Puerto Rican television commercials for products such as soft drinks and fast-food restaurants. In a year and a half, he starred in 11 commercials. After achieving modest fame in Puerto Rico for his work in television commercials, Martin auditioned for membership in the Puerto Rican boy band Menudo. Although the executives enjoyed his dancing and singing at his first two auditions, Martin was rejected because he was too short.
By the third audition, his persistence impressed executives, in 1984, 12-year-old Martin became a member. A month after joining Menudo, he made his debut performance with the group at the Luis A. Ferré Performing Arts Center in San Juan. During this performance, he inadvertently disobeyed the choreography by walking around the stage, when it was planned that he would stay still, was chastised by the band manager after the show: "The mistake was such a big deal that from that moment on, never again did I move when I wasn't supposed to move... That was the discipline of Menudo: You either did things the way you were told or you were not part of the group." The song "Asignatura Pendiente" from Almas del Silencio was inspired by the first time Martin left Puerto Rico to tour with Menudo. Although Martin enjoyed traveling and performing onstage with Menudo, he found the band's busy schedule and strict management exhausting, reflected that the experience "cost" him his childhood, he considered leaving the group while on tour in Brazil, but decided to stay out of fear of media backlash and being sued for breach of contract.
Martin began struggling with his sexuality, noting the stark contrast between his status as a sex symbol and his own emotions. Despite this, Martin acknowledged his "opportunity to have so many amazing experiences with so many amazing people" during his time with the group, he developed an interest in philanthropy when the group became UNICEF ambassadors working with impoverished children in third world countries. His experiences as an ambassador affected him and inspired him to continue working with charities in life. By 1987, Menudo's record sales began to decline, the group changed its image, adopting an edgier look and performing more rock-influenced songs; the band released the album Somos Los Hijos del Rock in Spanish, to appeal to the Menudo's Filipino fanbase, the group released I
Francisco Xavier Serbiá Queipo is a financial commentator, syndicated columnist, news anchor of CNN Dinero at CNN en Español. Serbiá is a former member of the boy band Menudo. Serbiá hosted a Spanish version of Remote Control, named Control Remoto, for three months on Puerto Rican television's WAPA-TV during 1989. Mr. Serbiá has a master's degree in Economics from Trinity College and an MBA in Finance from Keller Graduate School of Management; as an actor, Serbia acted in a sitcom named La Pension de Dona Tere as well as on the teen musical comedy films Menudo: La Pelicula and Una aventura llamada Menudo, the two latter in which he shared credits with his fellow Menudo band members. Serbiá, Xavier. La riqueza en cuatro pisos. Aguilar. ISBN 978-1603962179. Serbiá, Xavier. Pregúntale a Xavier. Aguilar. ISBN 978-1616051945. List of Puerto Ricans Official Twitter account
12 Horas is a 2001 Puerto Rican movie. It was written and directed by Raúl Marchand Sánchez, marked both his screenwriting and directorial debut; the movie follows the lives of several characters during the course of a night in Santurce, Puerto Rico. It had a six-week run in cinemas in Puerto Rico, its profanity and sexual content were a definite deviation from the norm as far as the usual content of Puerto Rican films done up to that time. Patricia Alonso as Spanish Fly Jaime Bello as Gustavo Marcos Betancourt as Roberto Joe Blues as Radio voice Fernanda Bracho as Fernanda Cielomar Cuevas as Cristina Michelle Deliz as Virginia Rosabel del Valle as Kathy Juan M. García as Policeman Modesto Lacen as Asaltante Kidany Lugo as Jorge Flavia Manes Rossi as Jackeline Bom Bom Karla Marcano as Reina Louis Martinez as Cashier at mini-mart Charlie Massó as Abraham Yadira Nazario as Liza Sylvia Vargas Negrón as Roberto's wife Brenda Plumel as Mari Jorge Rangel as Charlie Daritcia Rivera as Paulina Wanda Rovira as Ada Anthony Stuart as Sr. beefeater Teófilo Torres as Antonio Melisa Vázquez as Letty Ramon Vázquez as Bouncer Mahya Veray as Draga #2 - "c.c. red" Cinema of Puerto Rico List of films set in Puerto Rico List of Puerto Ricans in the Academy Awards 12 Horas on IMDb
Virtual International Authority File
The Virtual International Authority File is an international authority file. It is a joint project of several national libraries and operated by the Online Computer Library Center. Discussion about having a common international authority started in the late 1990s. After a series of failed attempts to come up with a unique common authority file, the new idea was to link existing national authorities; this would present all the benefits of a common file without requiring a large investment of time and expense in the process. The project was initiated by the US Library of Congress, the German National Library and the OCLC on August 6, 2003; the Bibliothèque nationale de France joined the project on October 5, 2007. The project transitioned to being a service of the OCLC on April 4, 2012; the aim is to link the national authority files to a single virtual authority file. In this file, identical records from the different data sets are linked together. A VIAF record receives a standard data number, contains the primary "see" and "see also" records from the original records, refers to the original authority records.
The data are available for research and data exchange and sharing. Reciprocal updating uses the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting protocol; the file numbers are being added to Wikipedia biographical articles and are incorporated into Wikidata. VIAF's clustering algorithm is run every month; as more data are added from participating libraries, clusters of authority records may coalesce or split, leading to some fluctuation in the VIAF identifier of certain authority records. Authority control Faceted Application of Subject Terminology Integrated Authority File International Standard Authority Data Number International Standard Name Identifier Wikipedia's authority control template for articles Official website VIAF at OCLC
Draco Cornelius Rosa Suárez known as Draco Rosa, Robi Draco Rosa or Draco, is a multiple-time Grammy and Latin Grammy winning American-born Puerto Rican musician, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer and entrepreneur. Rosa garnered fame as a member of boy band Menudo in the 1980s, singing lead on the band's biggest stateside hit, "Hold Me" and featuring prominently in the accompanying music video. After leaving the band he moved to Brazil where he released two albums, achieving mainstream success. Following a brief subsequent stint in California, he returned to New York and joined the band Maggie's Dream, which split after only one album, allowing him to resume his solo career; the singer and composer has released numerous albums, has composed multiple songs for Ednita Nazario, Julio Iglesias and former Menudo band-mate, Ricky Martin. He has been featured on VH1's Behind the Music. Rosa has been influenced by the works of Bob Dylan, Miles Davis, Iggy Pop, Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Cash, Luis Alberto Spinetta, The Doors, Camarón de la Isla, Horacio Quiroga, Caetano Veloso, Glenn Danzig, Edgar Allan Poe and Jim Morrison.
In 1988, at age 18, he made his motion picture debut in the film Salsa, a big hit in Puerto Rico. During the filming of the movie, he met actress Angela Alvarado who would become his wife. In 1996, he released the Latino alternative rock album Vagabundo produced by Phil Manzanera before helping launch Ricky Martin's musical career into a new global setting with Vuelve. Rosa wrote and produced various of Martin's hit singles including "María", "La Vida Loca", "La Copa de La Vida", "She Bangs" and "Shake Your Bon-Bon", among others. Rosa toured with Lenny Kravitz during the summer of 2004 to promote his concept album Mad Love. In April 2011, Rosa was diagnosed with a non-hodgkin lymphoma cancer near his liver, he underwent alternative and traditional treatment in Santa Monica. This kept Rosa in a hiatus for a year until his return in March 2012, when he started recording his latest album with Vida, gave a concert with Juan Luis Guerra and Rubén Blades at the Coliseo de Puerto Rico José Miguel Agrelot.
In December 2012, he was declared cancer-free. On December 9, 2013, Rosa's manager confirmed his cancer had relapsed and overcame cancer once again after a second bone marrow transplant, but had to remain in quarantine for four additional months. At a young age, Rosa moved with his family to Puerto Rico where he spent much of his childhood in the towns of Peñuelas and Ponce. In 1984 he joined the popular Puerto Rican boy band Menudo. During much of his tenure with the group, he would share the stage with a young Ricky Martin, which would lead to a musical partnership between the two that proved instrumental in launching Martin's solo career; as the only member of Menudo who had a native grasp of English, Rosa sang lead vocals on many of the English-language tracks released by the group, including their stateside hit, "Hold Me". However, Rosa started to grow disenchanted with the band after he was denied the opportunity to write songs for them. Rosa quit the group in 1987. After moving to Barra Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Rosa spent time with local artists, adding to his musical education.
He would go on to release two commercially successful Portuguese-language solo albums in quick succession in the late 1980s. Rosa subsequently moved to Los Angeles. During its filming, Rosa met Angela Alvarado. Like Rosa, Alvarado was born in New York to Puerto Rican parents. Rosa appeared alongside Christopher Mitchum in a German film entitled Gummibärchen küßt man nicht. Rosa wrote and performed two songs for the soundtrack of the latter film, released by RCA Records under his publishing company, Ceiba Tree Music. However, he would soon move back to his birth state of New York, where he formed the band Maggie's Dream, an alternative funk rock/metal band who released a self-titled album in 1990 and toured with Fishbone, the Black Crowes and Faith No More. A planned follow-up album, Elysium was recorded in 1992 but never released. In 1993 a solo contract with Sony Music Latin enabled Rosa to record in Spain the first of his Spanish-language solo albums, Frío. In between solo projects, Rosa worked on Ricky Martin's A Medio Vivir under the pseudonym Ian Blake by co-writing and co-producing the majority of the songs on the album, including the hit single "María", which made it to the Billboard Top 10.
The 1996 release of his second album, recorded in England and produced by Roxy Music guitarist Phil Manzanera, has been hailed as a "tour de force of introspective haunting tunes." The video for the song "Madre Tierra", directed by Angela Alvarado, won Best Rock Video in the 1997 Billboard Latin Music Awards. Entertainment Weekly named Rosa to their IT LIST of the 100 most creative people in the entertainment industry. An English-language version of Frío, entitled Songbirds and Roosters was released in 1998; as he toured with his songs from Vagabundo, Rosa wrote and recorded his fellow former Menudo bandmate, Ricky Martin's chart-topping album Vuelve, again under the pseudonym Ian Blake, which resulted in five hit singles including "The Cup of Life". Rosa formed Phantom Vox Corporation, a multimedia production company that joined Dräco Cornelius Music with other writers under Phantom Vox Publishing, the company's subdivision for licensing of original compos
San Juan, Puerto Rico
San Juan is the capital and most populous municipality in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, an unincorporated territory of the United States. As of the 2010 census, it is the 46th-largest city under the jurisdiction of the United States, with a population of 395,326. San Juan was founded by Spanish colonists in 1521. Puerto Rico's capital is the third oldest European-established capital city in the Americas, after Santo Domingo, in the Dominican Republic, founded in 1496 and Panama City, in Panama, founded in 1519. Several historical buildings are located in San Juan. Today, San Juan is Puerto Rico's most important seaport and is the island's manufacturing, financial and tourism center; the population of the Metropolitan Statistical Area, including San Juan and the municipalities of Bayamón, Cataño, Canóvanas, Toa Alta, Toa Baja and Trujillo Alto, is about 2.6 million inhabitants. San Juan is a principal city of the San Juan-Caguas-Fajardo Combined Statistical Area; the city has been the host of events within the sports community, including the 1979 Pan American Games.
In 1508, Juan Ponce de León founded the original settlement. It was named after the Province of Cáceres in Spain, the birthplace of Nicolás de Ovando the Governor of Spain's Caribbean territories, Today it is part of the Pueblo Viejo sector of Guaynabo, just to the west of the present San Juan metropolitan area. A year the settlement was moved to a site called Puerto Rico, Spanish for "rich port" or "good port", after its similar geographical features to the town of Puerto Rico of Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands. In 1521, the newer settlement was given its formal name: Puerto Rico de San Juan Bautista; the ambiguous use of San Juan Bautista and Puerto Rico for both the city and the island in time led to a reversal in practical use by most inhabitants: by 1746 the name for the city had become that of the entire island, leading to the city being identified as Puerto Rico de Puerto Rico on maps of the era. San Juan, as a settlement of the Spanish Empire, was used by merchant and military ships traveling from Spain as the first stopover in the Americas.
Because of its prominence in the Caribbean, a network of fortifications was built to protect the transports of gold and silver from the New World to Europe. Because of the rich cargoes, San Juan became a target of the foreign powers of the time; the city was witness to attacks from the English led by Sir Francis Drake in 1595 and by George Clifford, Earl of Cumberland, in 1598. Artillery from San Juan's fort, El Morro, repelled Drake. After a few months of English occupation, Clifford was forced to abandon the siege when his troops began to suffer from exhaustion and sickness. In 1625 the city was sacked by Dutch forces led by Captain Balduino Enrico, but El Morro withstood the assault and was not taken; the Dutch were counterattacked by Captain Juan de Amézqueta and 50 members of the civilian militia on land and by the cannons of the Spanish troops in El Morro Castle. The land battle left 60 Dutch soldiers dead and Enrico with a sword wound to his neck which he received from the hands of Amézqueta.
The Dutch ships at sea were boarded by Puerto Ricans. After a long battle, the Spanish soldiers and volunteers of the city's militia were able to defend the city from the attack and save the island from an invasion. On October 21, Enrico set the city ablaze. Captains Amézqueta and Andrés Botello decided to put a stop to the destruction and led 200 men in an attack against the enemy's front and rear guard, they drove Enrico and his men from their trenches and into the ocean in their haste to reach their ships. The British attack in 1797, during the French Revolutionary Wars, led by Sir Ralph Abercromby, his army laid siege to the city but was forced to withdraw in defeat as the Puerto Rican defenses proved more resilient than those of Trinidad. Various events and circumstances, including liberalized commerce with Spain, the opening of the island to immigrants as a direct result of the Royal Decree of Graces of 1815, the colonial revolutions, led to an expansion of San Juan and other Puerto Rican settlements in the late 18th and early 19th century.
On May 8, 1898, United States Navy ships, among them the USS Detroit, USS Indiana, USS New York, USS Amphitrite, USS Terror and USS Montgomery, commanded by Rear Admiral William T. Sampson arrived at San Juan Bay; the USS Yale captured a Spanish freighter, the Rita in San Juan Bay, thus being the first hostile encounter between the warring sides in Puerto Rico. On May 9, Yale fought a brief battle with an auxiliary cruiser of Spain, name unknown, resulting in a Spanish victory. Around this time, Captain Ángel Rivero Méndez was assigned the command of the Spanish forces in the fortress of San Cristóbal in San Juan. On May 10, the Yale returned to San Juan Bay, Rivero-Méndez ordered his men to open fire upon the USS Yale using an Ordoñez 15 centimeter cannon, thus becoming the first attack against the Americans in Puerto Rico during the Spanis