Their Love Pushed Them To New Artistic Heights, Now She’s Carrying On Prince’s Legacy


Love is a wonderful thing, right?

But what about heartbreak? For Shelia E., love and heartbreak have been two of the main driving forces throughout her illustrious music career. Her talents as a drummer and her love of Prince, who died just over a year ago, helped create some of that generation’s most important music. Their love was so strong, Prince once famously proposed to Sheila E. while onstage, during a performance of “Purple Rain.” The heartbreaking end to their relationship, however, pushed Sheila E. to pursue her own musical projects, where she could continue to grow as an artist. And in the end, both Sheila E. and Prince had a connection that few people are lucky enough to find during their short time on Earth.

On what would have been Prince’s 58th birthday, Sheila E. has released cover of Prince’s “America.”

When Prince died, Sheila E. put her music projects on hold and began working on an album of covers. In Sheila E.’s words, she “wanted to create a music project that speaks to our confusing time and draws on the music of the past.” Sheila E., as Rolling Stone reported, believed Prince’s “America” was relevant because it was a “response to Reagan-era paranoia over nuclear war during the mid-Eighties.”

The project is so important to her that she reached out to fans to help pay for the album. For Sheila E., money isn’t an issue. As she once told Prince, Rolling Stone reported, “I’m not here to play your music to get paid because it’s money, money has nothing to do with it, I’m here because I love you. I don’t care about your money.” For Sheila E. “Iconic” is about love.

Check out Sheila E.’s cover of Prince’s “America,” available exclusively at Rolling Stone.

(H/T: Rolling Stone)

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This Is The Complete All-Star Latino Cast Of Pixar's 'Coco'


This Is The Complete All-Star Latino Cast Of Pixar’s ‘Coco’

It’s been almost four years since we first heard about “Coco” — Pixar’s film about Day of the Dead — and each bread crumb they’ve been dropping leaves us in full anticipation of its release in November. While we’re super excited that Gael Garcia Bernal and Benjamin Bratt are attached to the film, we just learned which other actors will also lend their voices to the film. The best part about it: they’re all Latinos!!

Here’s the all-star Latino cast of “Coco”:

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Anthony Gonzalez will play the lead role of Miguel. According to Pixar, Miguel is a “12-year-old aspiring musician who struggles against his family’s generations-old ban on music. When a magical mishap lands him in the Land of the Dead, Miguel seeks out his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz, to help him return to the Land of the Living before it’s too late.”

Gael Garcia Bernal

Bernal will play the role of Hector, “A charming trickster in the Land of the Dead who is forced to enlist help from Miguel to visit the Land of the Living.”

Alanna Ubach

You might remember this Puerto Rican-Mexican actress from the films “Legally Blonde” and “Meet the Fockers.” Here’s Pixar’s description of Mama Imelda: “Miguel’s great-great-grandmother, the matriarch of the Rivera family and the founder of their successful shoemaking business. Miguel meets Mamá Imelda in the Land of the Dead and discovers she does not share his passion for music.”

Gabriel Iglesias

The popular comedian will play the role of a “head clerk” in the Land of the Dead’s “Department of Family Reunions.”

Jaime Camil

The “Jane the Virgin” star will play the role of Papá. Camil previously lent his voice to Disney’s “Elena of Avalor.” According to Pixar, Camil will be “Miguel’s supportive father who hopes that someday Miguel will join him in the family shoemaking business.”

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After the cast was revealed, the Mexican actress tweeted: “Con mucha emoción les comparto que soy parte de la familia hermosa película que se estrena este año!!” Her role is described by Pixar as “Miguel’s loving mother who gently encourages her son to embrace their family’s traditions.”

Edward James Olmos

This legendary Mexican-American actor will play the role of “Chicharrón” who is described as a “curmudgeonly friend of Hector’s who is sadly being forgotten—an unfortunate condition in the Land of the Dead.”

Benjamin Bratt

Benjamin Bratt will be playing the role of Ernesto De La Cruz, described as “Miguel’s idol and the most famous musician in the history of Mexico. Revered by fans worldwide until his untimely death, the charming and charismatic musician is even more beloved in the Land of the Dead.”

Selena Luna

Luna wrote on Instagram: “I am so PROUD to be part of @DisneyPixar’s first ever All-Latino Cast!” She will play the role of “Tia Rosita,” described by Pixar as “Miguel’s late aunt who resides in the Land of the Dead.”

Cheech Marin

Cheech Marin, best known as a pothead in the “Cheech & Chong” movie series, will now be a corrections officer in “Coco.” What a difference a few decades makes.

Blanca Araceli

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Araceli, who has appeared on “The Bridge,” “Southland,” and “East Los High,” will play the emcee, the “host of a colorful talent show in the Land of the Dead.”

Here’s the latest trailer for “Coco”:

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