SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Feb. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Carlos Santana has entered the year 2000 on a note that is as high and sustained as those heard in his trademark guitar solos. And, from all indications -- including the fact that his seven-time platinum Arista release, "SUPERNATURAL," has been hanging at the top of the Billboard charts for the past several months -- there is no end in sight. Among the activities scheduled for upcoming weeks: In anticipation of Carlos' appearance on the Grammy Awards (for which he received nominations in 10 different categories for "SUPERNATURAL"), he will be featured on the CBS newsmagazine, "60 Minutes II," which is scheduled to air on Tuesday, February 22. In addition, the legendary guitarist and Santana is scheduled to be the special musical guests on NBC's "Tonight Show" featuring Jay Leno. That show will air on Thursday, February 24. And, Carlos will be featured on the cover of the February 25th issue of Rolling Stone Magazine. In addition to all this, Carlos has filmed a public service announcement in an effort help the recruitment of minority teachers on behalf of the California Teachers Association and California PTA's "Teachers for Tomorrow" campaign, which was kicked off at the beginning of the month and will roll-out additionally by the help of the NEA. Santana will embark on the Spring 2000 tour, scheduled to kick off with some international dates in Japan (April) and Europe (May), followed by a U.S. tour beginning in July. For the past 31 years, Carlos Santana and the Santana Band have continuously built and maintained a growing audience that, today, spans generations all over the world. His legacy includes more than 40 million albums and performances before an estimated 25 million people -- and those numbers continue to grow. Crossing all ethnic, geographic and political boundaries, Santana fans have claimed Carlos' music and universal message of compassion, love and understanding as their own. In addition, he is a role model for Latinos and other Spanish-speaking communities around the world, and continues to support worthy causes that support education and the needs of children. In 1998, Santana was inducted into the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame.
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