Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Santana has L.A. school named in his honor

Guitarist Carlos Santana has earned a long list of accolades in his four-decades-long career, but now he can add a new one — a Los Angeles school named in his honor.

AP reports the LA Unified school board on Tuesday approved the name "Carlos Santana Arts Academy" for what has been called Valley Region Elementary School No. 12 in the San Fernando Valley.

The board says the Mexican-born guitarist is a compelling role model for students both for his longstanding musical achievements and for philanthropy with his Milagro Foundation, which works to provide education and health care for children.

In a letter, Santana thanked the district and said he was deeply honored.

Carlos, who grew up in San Francisco, has won many awards, including 10 Grammys and three Latin Grammys.

Back by popular demand, Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through the Hits returns to The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino for three encore performances this November. Carlos and the band bring their show back to the Hard Rock Friday Nov 11, Saturday Nov 12, and Sunday November 13th. Tickets go on sale Saturday September 24th at noon.

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Santana – Smooth (1999)