J-Lo, Marc to Perform Together
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Published on LatinoLA: February 7, 2005
J-Lo and hubby Marc Anthony will be performing together for the first time at the upcoming GRAMMY Awards, which take place on February 13th at the Staples Center, and broadcast live on CBS.
Antonio Banderas will star as a retired ballroom dancer in the New Line Cinema flick, "Take the Lead." Based on a true story, the film is set in a New York City high school where Banderas' character teaches dance to teens. Conflict arises when the teens can't relate to his ballroom methods, and together they end up creating a new style of dance fusing traditional ballroom with Hip Hop.
Wedding bells are in the near future for Tony Garza, US Ambassador to Mexico & Maria Asuncion Aramburuzabala, Vice Chairwoman of Grupo Modelo and heiress to the Corona beer fortune.
Did you know that Hispanics are responsible for creating a $580 billion economy in the US? Source:HispanicMarket.Net
Director Walter Salles' critically acclaimed film, "The Motorcycle Diaries," will be released on DVD February 15th. The DVD will feature in-depth bonus features including an interview with Latin Grammy award-winning composer Gustavo Santaolalla (Amorres Perros, 21 Grams), and conversations with actor, Gael Garcia Bernal and Alberto Granado on the real-life motorcycle ride he shared 50 years ago with his friend Ernesto "Che" Guevara.
Orlando, Florida is home to a new high-powered Hispanic radio station, WBEG-FM, Rumba 100.3. Clear Channel flipped the Oldies format Big 100.3 as part of its major Hispanic initiative announced last year. Rumba 100.3 is now the second Spanish-language format in the market. The station will play 5,000 consecutive Latin music songs, with no interruptions, to launch the new format.
Carlos Santana will be hitting the road throughout Latin America this April. The super star will be performing in San Juan, Puerto Rico; Guadalajara & Mexico City, Mexico; Panama City, Panama; San Salvador, El Salvador; and San Jose, Costa Rica.
Here's your chance to show off your gaming skills against Molotov as they plan to dominate in Halo? 2 and challenge gamers in the first ever Latin Xbox Live(tm) "Game with Fame" event. Players looking to take on the band should keep an eye out for the GamerTag "molotovband" on February 16, from 6-8 p.m. PST. The band is also holding a contest, in which you can win an Xbox?, a one-year subscription to Xbox Live, t-shirts, or MSN Music gift certificates. More details here . Plus, Los Angeles area fans will have the opportunity to play the band in person from 9-10 at the LATV studios during their LATV Live show. Tune to LATV Monday through Friday at 9 to find out details or go to www.latv.com for more information.
Entravision Radio has promoted Nestor "El Pato" Rocha to Vice President of Programming. Rocha will continue as PD for Super Estrella in Los Angeles, and will continue to be based out of the company's LA offices.
The 138-game, six-month soccer series "Copa Libertadores 2005", will be broadcast live beginning this week, exclusively by Fox Sports en Espanol. For a complete listing of game schedules, visit www.fse.yahoo.com
Visa is targeting Hispanics with a new check card campaign, which features Spanish-language national and local TV, print and radio advertisements.
Mexico City rockers, Cafe Tacuba, will perform at this year's famed Coachella Festival, alongside superstar acts such as Coldplay, New Order, Snow Patrol, Bauhaus, Nine Inch Nails and numerous others. Coachella Festival takes place April 30 & May 1st at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, California.
McDonalds has teamed with AIM Tell-A-Vision to produce weekly segments devoted to Latin entertainment for its American Latino TV and LatiNation properties. The 'McDonald's Cine on American Latino" segments will feature mainstream studio films and cinema from current releases to the classics with Latino themes, talent or storylines. Whereas. "McDonalds CineNation" will cover a wider range of film topics including filmmakers, recent DVD titles and TV programs. Both segments are produced by Maximas Productions, headed by Supervising Producer, Renzo Devia.
Congrats to Robert Garcia, the new Washington, D.C. Bureau Chief for ABC News Radio. Garcia will be responsible for the Washington Audio News Distribution service, as well as supervising producers and radio reporters at all federal agencies such as the White House, the Pentagon and the Capitol.
Did you know that Mexicans living in the US sent over $16.6 billion to families in their native home in 2004 alone? This is a 24% increase over 2003 numbers. Source: Bank of Mexico
Bank of America has eliminated its 3% foreign exchange fee for checking account customers who use SafeSend to send money to Mexico. Additionally, the $10 remittance fee has been lowered to $8, with the intent to get rid of this fee entirely by the end of the year.
American Girl recently debuted a Hispanic doll, Marisol Luna, who is causing quite a stir among Chicago residents. The Marisol doll is sold with a fictitious book, which relays the doll's history and background. In the story, parents of 10-year old Marisol decide to move the family from Pilsen, a Mexican Chicago neighborhood which they felt was too dangerous to raise kids in, to the suburb of Des Plaines. Many local Pilsen residents and community activists find the story offensive and demeaning. They are calling on the doll-maker to reconsider usage of the story.
Warner Bros. is going after Latino viewers for its new film Constantine, starring Keanu Reeves. Several Spanish-language ads have been created featuring music by GRAMMY-winning act, Ozomatli.
Spanish-Language family channels KBEH-TV 63 in Los Angeles, and KMOH-TV Channel 6 in Phoenix, announced a teen block of programming which includes the new series "JAMZ", a one-hour magazine style program with music news, artist interviews, music videos and a schedule of concerts and record releases. "LA Mix", a 2-hour music video block with interactive elements will now air every Monday through Friday from 4 pm to 6 pm. "LA Mix" covers all genres of Latin music including Rock, Reggaeton, Regional, Pop, Tropical, and more.
Ranchero star, Pablo Montero, has joined forces with Kellogg's in the company's second annual youth talent search, "Estrellitas de Kellogg's". The nationwide talent contest is open to kids ages 8 - 16, and 6 winners will be chosen to perform as the opening act in MusiKellog's 2005 concert tour, as well as receive Walt Disney World Resort and Disney Cruise Line land and sea vacation for four. For more info, visit www.kelloggsenespanol.com
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