During the last 20 years, bachata has risen from the back country of the Dominican Republic to take its place next to salsa in concert halls. Milo Miles considers bachata's humble beginnings and the continuing appeal of its simpler side.
American Bandstand host Dick Clark died in Santa Monica, Calif., Wednesday, at the age of 82. He had been in fragile health since suffering a major stroke several years ago. Besides Bandstand and New Years Rockin' Eve, Clark also produced several successful games shows and award shows.
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