They were tourists passing through town and regulars greeting old friends.Then, suddenly, gunfire ripped through the gay nightclub and turned them into something else — victims of the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history. Alejandro Barrios Martinez left Cuba for a new life in Florida just last year only to be slain in an Orlando nightclub.For their first recording sessions, the orchestra included some musicians from Cortijo's original lineup, including saxophonist Hector Santos, trumpet player Rogelio "Kito" Velez, and percussionists Martín Quiñones, Miguel Cruz and Roberto Roena.Alvarez Guedes wanted to name the group Rafael Ithier Y Su Combo In relations to Cortijo, but Ithier refused the name and the name El Gran Combo was born, as to refer to the musicians' former affiliation, but addressing their regrouping as a "new and improved" version of Cortijo's orchestra.Rafael Ithier had been a member of Rafael Cortijo's "Cortijo y su Combo" orchestra.
The actress explained: that the pair were wed in a Brooklyn courthouse Monday afternoon with family and friends in attendance. A pal shared the photo (above) of the beaming Penn and Domino (who is also Jemima and Lola Kirke's sister) right after they said their vows. While stars usually have these posh pads all to themselves, plenty of celebrities used to have to share their space with a friend… For example, did you know that Lindsay Lohan and Raven Symoné used to be roommates?!The 21-year-old was a regular at Pulse and despite his limited English he didn't lack for friends, a grieving pal told The Orlando Sentinel.Jean Carlos Nieves Rodriguez was getting used to being king of his castle.This is a list of notable Puerto Ricans in the United States, including people born in the US who are of Puerto Rican descent, and Puerto Ricans who live in the US.Since Puerto Rico is an unincorporated territory of the US, Puerto Ricans can migrate to this country more easily than any other ethnic group."We found out he was hitting fans up for money," says the vocalist, worried about the group's more ardent and well-heeled followers being bilked out of their savings."It's like, man, what if he hits somebody up for five grand, and then they go, ' Why didn't you guys tell us anything?"When he finally admitted it, I said, ' I'm not going to sign these [record] contracts until you go into rehab.' On three separate occasions we put him in different forms of rehab over the past three years." Deakin says he, Malo and Perez — who along with Jerry Dale Mc Fadden make up the four core members of the Mavericks — are choosing to make the intra-band turmoil public for the sake of Reynolds, Reynolds' wife and the eclectic group's fans.In October, the band posted a message on its Facebook page that read, "At this moment Robert has chosen to take time to attend to personal matters. And we offer our full support to him and his family in this difficult time." Shortly after, they released a second statement detailing the creation of a fund for Reynolds' wife Angie, who is battling cancer. "We set up, inadvertently, some assumptions," Deakin admits.Rios, Jonathan Antonio Camuy Vega, Cory James Connell, Antonio Davon Brown, Juan Chavez-Martinez | Fifth Row: Christopher Joseph Sanfeliz, Darryl Roman Burt II, Luis Daniel Conde, Miguel Angel Honorato, Tevin Eugene Crosby, Frank Escalante, Jerald Arthur- Wright | Sixth Row: Leroy Valentin-Fernandez, Rodolfo Ayala-Ayala, Drew (Christopher) Leinonen, Angel L.Candelario-Padro, Paul Terrell Henry, Jason Benjamin Josaphat, Gilberto Ramon Silva Menendez | Seventh Row: Akyra Murray, Geraldo A.