Hispanic Entertainment, Music and Culture: Among the Best in America and Abroad

This is the fourth and final in a series of blogs in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Let’s celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month together. AARP has always championed the diversity of our society, and this month we want to pay tribute to the rich legacy of Latino culture and history in our country. We invite you to be part of this festivity, in which we commemorate healthy living, entrepreneurship, social activism, music and entertainment. Celebrate with us and become an AARP member …

George Jones: 10 Facts About the Country Music Legend

George Jones, who died on April 26 at age 81 in Nashville, was such a giant in the world of country music that a song Jim Lauderdale wrote about him, “The King of Broken Hearts,” became a hit for George Strait. And that was a fitting appellation. Jones, who possessed a superlative, pitch-perfect baritone – Frank Sinatra reportedly once called him “the second greatest singer in the world” – was royalty as a vocalist. But he also exemplified the tension between …

Patty Andrews: 10 Facts About the Youngest Andrews Sister

If you’re a boomer, the phrase “girl group” probably brings to mind the Shangri-Las or the Supremes (though your children or grandchildren might think of Destiny’s Child or TLC). But decades before any of those acts ever recorded a single, your parents probably thrilled to the smooth, energetic harmonies of the Andrews Sisters: LaVerne, Patty, and Maxene (pictured from top to bottom in the photo on the right). The Andrews Sisters sold by various accounts 75 million to 100 million records in …