Hi to Mariachi High

Cristina patras y no m?ís, bienvenidos a Joran van der Sloot, Bud the cause of bad UFW buzz y mucho m?ís from Lati

By Latino Loop
Published on LatinoLA: June 7, 2012

Hi to Mariachi High

Arts & Entertainment

PBS will premiere "Mariachi High" as part of the PBS Arts Summer Festival on June 29th. "Mariachi High" tells the story of a year in the life of high school competitive mariachi band Mariachi Halcon from Zapata, TX.

Pitbull will lend his voice, along with Beyonce and Steven Tyler, to the new animated film "Epic".

Televisa announced that Paulina Rubio, Juanes, Jenni Rivera and Miguel Bose will be judges for season 2 of "La Voz Mexico".

Johan Santana pitched the first no-hitter in New York Mets history last week.

"Pa'lante con Cristina" has been canceled after less than a year on the air at Telemundo.

Ricky Martin will perform a musical number from "Evita" during the Tony Awards airing June 12th on CBS.

Mexican actor Diego Boneta stars in the "Rock of Ages" movie, which hits theaters this weekend, playing the lead role of aspiring rockstar Drew.

"For Greater Glory" ("Cristiada"), the new film starring Andy Garcia, Ruben Blades, Catalina Sandino Moreno and Eva Longoria, about the persecution of Catholics in Mexico during the 20s, premiered last week.

Gloria Estefan, Joe Jonas, John Rich and Nelly will be judges on the CW's "The Next: Fame is at Your Doorstep".

Terra Live Music will host an interactive live concert event with Chino y Nacho on June 7th at 8 PM ET on Terra.com.

"Tales from a Ghetto Clown", a documentary about the career journey of John Leguizamo and his struggles to put together his latest one-man show on Broadway, will premiere on PBS on Friday, July 13th at 9 PM EST.

LAMC (Latin Alternative Music Conference) announced its full lineup for this year partnering with Spotify to officially announce the lineup via Spotify playlist. Listen to this year's lineup here: http://open.spotify.com/user/lamcofficial/playlist/2AGfdteCwjhvN3LKepCrJf


According to Mexican tourism officials the number of international visitors to Mexico from January to April went up 5.3% over last year with main destinations including Puerto Vallarta, Cancun, Huatulco, Riviera Maya and Cozumel.

17-year-old baseball player Carlos Correa was the number one draft pick this year, making him the first Puerto Rican to be first in baseball's draft.

A Peruvian court ruled that Joran van der Sloot can be extradited to the U.S. in connection with the disappearance of Natalee Holloway after serving his 28-year prison sentence in Peru.

Diego Perez Enao, one of the top leaders of Colombian drug cartel Los Rastrojos, was captured by Venezuelan authorities near the border of Venezuela and Colombia on Sunday.

Lorena Rios is suing Los Tigres del Norte's Eduardo Hernandez for child support claiming that he is the father of her 10-year-old son Gael Eduardo.

Marketing and Media

The CIA is looking for an advertising agency to help attract employees to increase "the percentage of officers from ethnic and minority backgrounds, as well as those with relevant foreign languages."

Univision and Verizon FiOs have inked a multi-year deal to continue carriage of Univision, TeleFutura and Galavision as well as Univision Deportes, Univision tlnovelas and FOROtv and authentication rights for UVideos, Univisions digital video platform. FiOS is also adding nine channels from Olympusat including Ultra Cine, Ultra Fiesta, Ultra Kidz, Ultra Mex, Ultra Luna, Ultra Macho, Ultra Film, Ultra Docu and Ultra Clasico.

The UFW (United Farm Workers) have caused a stir after the Budwiser logo was included on signage under the "Si Se Puede" logo at the UFW 50th anniversary convention and celebration.

The Texas Lottery awarded its entire account to LatinWorks, who previously handled the Hispanic portion of the account.

Univision launched a new AM radio network, Univision America, in nine markets featuring news, weather and traffic updates as well as commentary from Univision radio personalities.

Taco Bell is launching a new Cantina Bell menu nationally on July 5th in an effort to compete with more upscale chains like Chipotle. Chef Lorena Garcia created the menu and will be featured in the ad campaign.

SBS has appointed Alex Aleman to SVP of Consolidated Operations. Aleman was previously VP of Operations at SBS' TV segment.


George Zimmerman was ordered back to jail by a Florida judge last week after withholding information about funds received from supporters on a PayPal account.

The Pew Hispanic Center has been posting commentaries from contributors expressing views about Hispanic identity. The posts include Sandra Lilley's "Wonderfully American", Juan Carlos Lopez' "Looking Beyond the Debate on Immigration" and Ester Cepeda's "I'm a Minority Within a Minority". Read them here: http://www.pewhispanic.org/

Mets fan Rafael Diaz spent two nights in jail, missing his son's first birthday party, after running onto the field last week to celebrate Johan Santana's no-hitter. Diaz was also banned for life from the Mets' Citi Field and could face a year in jail and $25,000 fine.

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