CARLOS SANTANA by Brett ZongkerFor New Pittsburgh CourierWASHINGTON (AP)—For Carlos Santana, music has always been a calling. He idolized his mariachi musician father as a boy in their remote hometown in Mexico and later grew up with the Woodstock generation after immigrating to San Francisco. Now the music legend will join the luminaries receiving this year’s highest national honors for influencing American culture through the arts. Santana is among five who will receive the Kennedy Center Honors.
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Carole King (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is putting on a show at the White House next week for singer-songwriter Carole King.
HITMAKER– This May 9, 2009 photo shows music mogul Tommy Mottola, left, and his wife, singer Thalia, at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner in Washington.…