Bad Education Opens

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Published on LatinoLA: November 14, 2004

Bad Education Opens

Support Latino film! Pedro Almodovar's "Mala Educaci?n", starring Gael Garcia Bernal (pictured), debuts November 19th in select theatres across the U.S. The film explores the relationship between two adolescent boys who meet again as adults, and confronts the issue of sexual misconduct in the Catholic Church. For more info, check out http://www.badeducationmovie.com.

White House legal counsel Alberto Gonzales was nominated this week by President Bush to replace Attorney General John Aschroft, who Wednesday announced his resignation. If appointed, Gonzales would be the country's first Hispanic Attorney General.

Did you know that Latino teens make up about 20% of all teenagers in the US? According to a new study called Latino Intelligence, of the young people interviewed, 48% of 14 to 24 year olds are bilingual, however their favorite networks are MTV, Fox and Comedy Central, and their favorite music is hip-hop.

Musical chairs anyone...as Madonna announces a split with longtime manger Caresse Henry, rumors are flying that Henry is in talks to rep Ricky Martin, after he parted ways last week with Handprint Entertainment's Benny Medina.

Latin music mogul Emilio Estefan is holding a talent search in New York for the next Latin superstar for an upcoming reality series on Telemundo called "Nuevas Voces of America".. The final winner will receive a recording contract with a major record label. Auditions take place this Saturday, November 13th at the Apollo Theatre. For participation rules and regulations, click here http://www.telemundo.com/nuevasvocesdeamerica

Salma Hayek and Penelope Cruz are currently shooting the film "Bandidas" in Durango, Mexico. The film is a comedy Western, also starring Dwight Yoakam, Sam Shepard and Steve Zahn.

More than 10.2 million Latinos registered to vote, and over 7.6 million actually voted in last week's presidential election, a 1.6 million increase versus 2000 numbers.

Miller Brewing Company has signed a $100 million/3-year deal with Univision Communications. The agreement will extend to Univision radio, television and web outlets, and will make Miller the exclusive beer advertiser during the first half of the 2006 World Cup.

Calling All Heroes...Volvo for life Awards Making Concerted Outreach Effort to Hispanic community...Do you know a hero, heroe o heroina? Someone in your community who is doing the extraordinary in the areas of safety, quality of life or environment? If so, you may be interested in a national awards program called the Volvo for life Awards that honors unsung heroes with charitable contributions. Three heroes will each receive a $50,000 contribution to the charity of their choice. Six will receive $25,000. One winner will receive a new Volvo every three years for the rest of his or her life. To nominate a hero you know, visit www.volvoforlifeawards.com by Jan. 10, 2005

Si TV debuts a new show on November 19th called "Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner", hosted by Neil Saavedra, who portrays Jesus Christ every Sunday morning on LA radio station KFI AM 640 and Idalis de Leon. The pair will host the network's first politically charged show, discussing hot topics such as prisoner rights, abortion, and gay marriage with restaurant patrons at their favorite eateries.

Internet users in Mexico increased by 21.6% last year, to exceed 14 million users. Of the total Mexican online population:
? 53% of the users are men
? Young people between 13 and 24 years old represent 47% of the users
? 42% of the users are 25 to 35 years old
? Almost 70% of the users have higher education
? 78% of the users go online from home
? 62% access the Internet from the office
? Cyber cafes and schools only receive 37% and 26% of the users, respectively
Source: Research conducted by the Mexican Internet Association

Be sure to catch this week's edition of American Latino TV. Meet Andrea Echeverri of Aterciopelados www.aterciopelados.com ;check out the environmentally friendly clothing with a Latin twist, Triko; a look at Cuban rap by artists in the U.S. and Cuba; American Latino TV co-host Liza Quin, songwriter to stars such as Ricky Martin, Mandy Moore and Gloria Estefan, performs live.

ABC Radio Networks and Spanish Broadcast System (SBS) will partner to syndicate three Hispanic radio programs, including KLAX FM's El Cucuy morning show, WSKQ FM's "El Vacilon de la Ma?ana" with Luis Jimenez and Moonshadow, and WXDJ FM's "El Vacilon de la Ma?ana" with Enrique Santos and Joe Ferrero.

Luis Miguel released "Mexico en la Piel" this week, his first album dedicated entirely to Ranchera music. The CD features 13 classic Mariachi songs, with "Que Seas Feliz" as the first single.

Univision?s 3rd quarter earnings are up 74%, but Univision executives are forecasting a decrease in 4th quarter earnings due to movie studios, long distance telephone companies and retailers slashing ad buys during the period

This week on Si TV's The Drop, don't miss one of the funniest Latino comedians, Carlos Mencia and Gorilla Black as he performs his single "Compton". For more info, log onto www.sitv.com

Nielsen Media Research released its Hispanic Reach and Frequency program, which provides separate reach and frequency models for Nielsen's national Hispanic sample and for each of the 19 markets measured by Nielsen Hispanic Station Index.

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11/16 NORTEC @ Temple Bar
11/19 ALEJANDRO FERNANDEZ @ Universal Amphitheatre
11/20 CAFE TACUBA @ Glass House, Pomona
11/20 TEGO CALDERON @ The Prince Hall Memorial Auditorium, LA
11/22 CAFE TACUBA @ Wilshire Theatre
11/23 EL GRAN SILENCIO @ House of Blues, Anaheim
11/23 URBANO MOVIMIENTO @ House of Blues, Sunset
11/24 MIKEL ERENTXUN @ JC Fandangos
11/27 MIKEL ERENTXUN @ El Rey Theatre
12/2 JAGUARES (Amnesty International Show) @ House of Blues, Sunset
12/6 VOLUMEN CERO & VAQUERO @ Knitting Factory
12/16 & 18 OZOMATLI @ House of Blues, Anaheim

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