1998News

Most outstanding in show business

According to El Siglo, the ten most outstanding Dominican show business people in 1998 were: Jos? Antonio Molina, orchestra director who in 1998 conducted the concert of Luciano Pavarotti and his friends in Modena, Italy, and did important piano arrangements for Ra?l Di Blasio and Cheo Feliciano. Milly Quezada, merengue singer and band director, who has had an outstanding year abroad and in the DR, for her CD "Milly vive," which has sold over 200,000 copies. This year she presented a show at the National Theater and the Cibao Theater in Santiago. Fernando Villalona, for his performance in the Festival Presidente de M?sica Latina and in the concert with Juan Gabriel at Madison Square Garden. Los Ilegales merengue group for its participation in the Vi?as del Mar song festival in Chile and its tours of Central America. Its CD "Rebotando" is estimated to have sold 1.2 million copies. The group survived the death of its performer Jason Gonz?lez in a car crash this year. Juan Luis Guerra, who launched his new CD "Ni es lo mismo ni es igual" and its track "Mi PC" that has reached the top of the Latin hits of the Billboard Magazine in less than three weeks of it going on sale Los Hermanos Rosario had a great year celebrating their 20th year as a merengue band. Michael Camilo who carried out important international tours in the US and Europe and recently participated successfully in the Havana Jazz Festival. Chich? Peralta, outstanding Dominican merengue musician, for his "Pa otro lao" CD. To?o Rosario, for his return to the Dominican Republic and his merengue "Alegr?a," surpassed only by the sales of the Juan Luis Guerra’s CD. Mang?, a young Dominican merengue performer who works in France. Composer Fernando Arias, who composed "No me conoces," the successful new salsa track of performer Marc Anthony.