Quince Girls Hits the News Stands

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Published on LatinoLA: March 22, 2006

Quince Girls Hits the News Stands

Quince Girl magazine hits newsstands this month helping girls across the country plan their quincea?era celebrations with dresses, music and more. The magazine, similar to a bridal magazine, is currently an annual with plans to expand to two issues a year in 2007.

30 titles from salsa label Fania were re-released this week courtesy of Miami?s Emusica. The label was founded by Johnny Pacheco and Jerry Masucci in the 60?s. The re-released albums include recordings from Ruben Blades, Willie Colon, Ray Barretto, Tito Puente, Celia Cruz and Hector Lavoe.

Joan Sebastian will be honored with the Billboard Hall of Fame Award at this year?s Billboard Latin Music Awards. Shakira will receive the Spirit of Hope Award for her humanitarian work and will also perform during the show. The awards will air on Telemundo on April 27th.

Photographer Spencer Turick created quite a scene in Caracas on Sunday. The artist created a human mosaic with 1500 nude volunteers posing in front of a statue of Simon Bolivar.

Japan won the first ever World Baseball Classic in San Diego on Monday night, beating out the Cuban team by a score of 10-6 . The 17-day tournament toured the globe with games in Tokyo, Arizona, Florida, Puerto Rico and Southern California.
Popular telenovela-turned-pop stars RBD kicked off their North American tour to a crowd of 60,000 fans this weekend in Los Angeles? Memorial Coliseum. The sold-out show was the first for a Latin act at that venue.

Here are some hot Hispanic Markets on the rise: Albuquerque, Atlanta, El Paso, Greensboro, Las Vegas, McAllen/Brownsville, Minneapolis- St.Paul, San Bernardino/Riverside, Denver and Washington D.C. Both Atlanta and Greensboro, NC experienced a 40% increase in the Hispanic population between 2000-2004, while Las Vegas? Hispanic population increased by 35%.

Gloria Estefan donated $1 million to the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis this week. Estefan?s interest in paralysis research is a personal one after her recovery from a spinal injury in a bus crash back in 1990.

Plans by the U.S. government to line the All-American Canal that runs along the U.S.-Mexico border with cement have created problems for Mexican farmers along the border. The canal, currently lined with earth, seeps water into Mexico that has become vital to wells and crops around Mexicali. While the plan would save water for U.S residents, the economic and environmental impact on the Mexican border towns could be devastating.

El Festival Imperial takes place April 1st and 2nd in Costa Rica. The two-day music festival roster includes international artists such as Jamiroquai, Sting, Vicentico, Diego Torres, Belanova and Miranda.

Are you on MySpace? You're probably the only person who isn't. The online sensation where users post their profiles has become a huge community for Latin bands and artists. The site registers over 13,000 Latin artist pages with 12,000 of those pages created in the last seven months. Pitbull leads the online popularity contest boasting an impressive 163,000 "friends" on his MySpace page.

The Dominican Republic is looking to settle with U.S.-based AES Corp. for dumping over 80,000 tons of coal ash on its beaches. The Dominican Republic is looking for around $80 million in compensation for environmental cleanup and damages as well as a drop in tourism and community health concerns in the affected areas.

Remy Martin has chosen Miami Hispanic agency La Comunidad to head its efforts to target urban males. La Comunidad beat out African American agency Fuse and Amsterdam creative shop StrawberryFrog for the $5 million account.

Tu Ciudad Magazine?s April/May style issue is now available featuring L.A.?s top Latino designers, celebrity models, go-to-shopping guides and much more. The issue also includes ?Ciudad Eats?; the cultural dining guide featuring a list of L.A.-area restaurants specializing in Latin American cuisine.

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