El Gran Silencio to Play at LBE Music Awards

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Published on LatinoLA: November 6, 2004

El Gran Silencio to Play at LBE Music Awards

La Banda Elastica magazine is hosting its 10th annual LBE Music Awards, to take place November 24th at The Vault 350 in Long Beach. Performing at the event will be Andrea Echeverri (singer of Aterciopelados), El Gran Silencio, Ely Guerra, Ojos de Brujo and Nino Astronauta. For more info and a complete listing of nominees, check out www.lbevivo.com

Ricky Martin has split from manager Benny Medina. Medina claims the split is amicable, merely a question of not having the time to properly work a major tour Martin has in the works for next year, due to film and tv projects Medina has in development.

Avon and its brand spokesperson, Salma Hayek, have teamed up for an innovative venture in which Avon will co-market Hayek's new film project "After the Sunset", creating a new line of products inspired by and tied-into the movie

Arizona has approved a controversial immigration law that has been called "anti-immigrant" by many of its opponents. Under the new law, residents would need to verify their immigration status to apply for public benefits. The term "public benefits" was not well defined in the measure, and many fear the lack of definition could lead to a very liberal interpretation of the term to include public benefits such as police and fire departmen services, city parks, libraries, etc.

Alfonso Cuaron (Y Tu Mama Tambien) is working on a science fiction thriller "Children of Men", based on the novel by P.D. James. The film's story takes place in the near future, when human sperm count has dropped to zero and humanity has lost its future, but a series of events triggered by an Oxford history professor's encounter with a group of dissidents could change the world.

Congrats to Lupe Valdez, a gay Hispanic Democrat who has been appointed as the new Dallas County sheriff. Valdez is the first woman to be elected sheriff in that county.

Telemundo is implementing product placement and integration opportunities into its 20 hours of weekly novela programming. The network has already included products by Verizon wireless, working features and demonstrations into its storyline.

NOSOTROS hosts the 1st annual Nosotros American Latino Film Festival (NALFF) on November 5th through the 7th. The film festival will take place at the Ricardo Montalban Theatre, in the heart of Hollywood at 1615 N. Vine St. For full film schedule or more information, please visit www.Nosotros.org

La Ley has released a new song, "Mirate", the first single from their new album "Historias e Histeria" which comes out November 23rd. The album includes 3 new songs and 13 of La Ley's big hits, as well as a special DVD with videos and special commentary by Beto Cuevas.

Did you know that Hispanic children are less likely to be diagnosed with attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder during visits to their primary care physician, than white or black children are? Some believe the failure to identify these disorders may stem from a lack of communication due to language barriers, and/or different cultural attitudes about what is considered "normal" child behavior.

Jimmy Smits is making a special appearance on NYPD Blue next week. Smitts is returning as a vision of the late cop Bobby Simone, who haunts his former partner, Sipowicz, played by Dennis Franz.

A DVD outlining the career of legendary Latin rock act Soda Stereo has been released. The documentary is broken up into 5 timeline chapters, spanning almost 10 years from 1988 to 1997, including extras such as photo sessions, making of the video "En La Ciudad de la Furia" and other rarities.

Carlos Gutierrez has been appointed president for Sony BMG Music Entertainment's Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela territories.

Support this worthy cause - tickets are now on sale for Amnesty International?s benefit concert featuring Jaguares, to draw attention to the unsolved murders of nearly 400 young women in Juarez, Chihuahua and to call for community action. The concert will be held at 9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, at the House of Blues, Hollywood. Tickets are available through the House of Blues box office and Ticketmaster.com.

Congrats to mun2 television, who were honored with 2 Emmy nominations under the categories of Public Affairs for its Voting Rights episodes of "Chat", and Art Direction for "The Report", a news alternative show delivering a daily15-minute update on various topics of importance to young Latinos.

The BMI Foundation has announced the opening of the 2nd Annual peermusic Latin Scholarship, a competition for young songwriters and composers. Established by music publisher Ralph Peer II and funded by peermusic, a $5,000 scholarship will be awarded for the best song or instrumental composition in a Latin genre. The 2005 competition is open to students between the ages of 16 and 24 enrolled in colleges and universities located in these select states: California, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, New York, Texas, as well as Puerto Rico. Official rules and application materials are available at www.bmifoundation.org

Alexa Vega (Spy Kids) will star in Lifetime TV's Odd Girl Out, playing a depressed teen feeling the effects of peer pressure and intimidation by her high school classmates.

Independent distributor, Verdad y Justicia (co-founded by Ric Fazekas), has partnered with Navarre to distribute indie Latin alternative music. Targeting the teen market, the venture will focus primarily on signed & unsigned acts, with Viva Malpache and 11 other metal, punk, ska and electronic acts set for release by the end of the year.

Fisher Price is launching its first advertising campaign directed at Hispanics slated for the Christmas season. Fisher price had to come up with a new approach to reach these Hispanics, as the brand cannot count on the nostalgia its toys typically inspire with mothers who grew up in the US playing with their products, since many Hispanics grew up outside of the US where Fisher Price products may not have been available.

Be sure to catch American Latino TV this week, with Austin's flamenco rockers, Del Castiillo; Tia Chucha's Cafe Cultural; Phoenix mask maker Zarco Guerrero; stroll down Chicago's Paseo Boricua; and sing along with Mexican superstar Lupillo Rivero. For stations and times, visit www.AmericanLatino.tv

On this week's Latin Fuze - Latinos keeping thins real in Hollywood; get self defense tips from martial arts expert David Ortiz; listen to the rock-rap fusion of Mexico's Molotov; Latinos making their own unique imprint on the sneaker trend; and dance to the beats of Reggaeton star Tego Calderon. Fors tations and times, visit www.LatinFuze.tv

Freddy Rodriguez (Six Feet Under) will star in "Harsh Times", the directorial debut by David Ayer (Training Day) and also starring Christain Bale. The film is set in South Central Los Angeles, and is likened to an updated West Coast adaptation of Scorcese's Mean Streets.

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11/4 & 5, 6 & 7 VICENTE FERNANDEZ @ Universal Amphitheatre
11/7 EL TRI, RATA BLANCA @ Chido Fest, LA Sports Arena
11/8 ALEKS SYNTEK @ Avalon
11/9 ALEKS SYNTEK @ JC Fandango
11/11 BACILOS @ House of Blues, Sunset
11/12 BACILOS @ House of Blues, Anaheim
11/16 NORTEC @ Temple Bar
1/19 ALEJANDRO FERNANDEZ @ Universal Amphitheatre
11/22 CAFE TACUBA @ Wilshire Theatre
11/24 MIKEL ERENTXUN @ JC Fandangos
11/27 MIKEL ERENTXUN @ El Rey Theatre
12/2 JAGUARES (Amnesty International Show) @ House of Blues, Sunset
12/16 & 18 OZOMATLI @ House of Blues, Anaheim

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