In The Heights Garners Multiple Tony Noms

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Published on LatinoLA: May 15, 2008

In The Heights Garners Multiple Tony Noms

Broadway play ‘«£In the Heights‘«ō (pictured) garnered the most Tony nominations this year with 13, including Musical, Book of a Musical and Original Score by Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Las Abuelas de la Plaza de Mayo have been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. The group of women demands justice for the disappearance of thousands of Argentine citizens during the Dirty War.

According to new data from the Labor Department, unemployment among Hispanics rose 1.4% in April to 6.9% since April of last year.

Mun2 announced its 2008-2009 programming lineup featuring ‘«£You Said What?‘«ō a pop-culture quiz show, mun2 Shorts, quarterly special presentations of ‘«£One Nation Under Hip Hop Presents‘«ō, the ‘«£Reventon Weekly Countdown‘«ō and the ‘«£Back to School Kickoff Concert Special‘«ō.

According to a new study by Forrester Consulting, Inc., Univision.com was the most-visited Spanish-language website in the U.S. among Hispanics with 16.5 million monthly unique browsers, 36.5 million monthly visits and 12.5 million monthly unique browsers.

Mayor Bloomberg‘«÷s New York City Latin Media and Entertainment Commission launched its new website this week: http://www.nyc.gov .

SBS announced its Winter 2008 Arbitron Ratings Report results, revealing that 4 of the top 8 ranked Spanish-language stations in the country are SBS stations, with New York‘«÷s WSKQ-FM ‘«£Mega 97.9‘«ō taking the #1 spot.

According to new data released by the Pew Hispanic Center, Hispanic women in the U.S. have a median age of 41, compared to non-Hispanic women, who have a median age of 47. Hispanic women have a fertility rate one third higher than non-Hispanic women, while immigrant Hispanic women‘«÷s fertility rate is 30% higher than that of native-born Hispanic women.

Radio Ink Magazine will hold its Hispanic Radio Conference in Miami on May 19th and 20th. Geraldo Rivera is scheduled as this year‘«÷s keynote speaker.

PBS KIDS‘«÷ preschool destination has added Miss Rosa, played by actress and teacher Jennifer Pe??a, offering Spanish-language content for young viewers.

MEGA TV signed an exclusive content sharing agreement with Fox News, becoming the only Fox News Hispanic affiliate in the U.S.

Gwyneth Paltrow and Mario Batali will travel across Spain with New York Times food critic Mark Bittman and Spanish actress Claudia Bassols in the new PBS docu-series ‘«£Spain ‘«™ On the Road Again‘«ō, debuting in September.

Chile‘«÷s Monte Verde was confirmed as the oldest inhabited site in the Americas based on radiocarbon dating of seaweed found in the town. The seaweed samples were placed at 14,100 years old.

Eva Mendes will play La Reyna del Sur alongside Josh Hartnett and Ben Kingsley. The film tells the story of a Mexican drug trafficker‘«÷s girlfriend who flees to Spain, only to become a trafficker herself.

Maya Entertainment has acquired the rights to release Alex Rivera‘«÷s film ‘«£Sleep Dealer‘«ō in the U.S. The film, a sci-fi take on the immigration issue, won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award and the Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize at the Sundance Film Festival and also took home the Amnesty International Film Prize at the Berlin International Film Festival.

Julieta Venegas will be featured in MTV Tr3s‘«÷ ‘«£Artists Speaking Tr3s‘«ō campaign starting tomorrow. The campaign features nine vignettes starring Venegas, as well as exclusive programming, online and mobile content, performances and appearances.

Telemundo announced its new programming for 2008-2009 including a new agreement with TV Globo to co-produce popular telenovela, ‘«£El Clon‘«ō for the U.S. Hispanic market and ‘«£Mujer de Hoy‘«™Hazte Valer!‘«ō, a multiplatform campaign for young Latinas.

LATINA Style Magazine has partnered with Macy‘«÷s & Clinique to hold its 2008 LATINA Syle Business Series 10th Anniversary Tour in New York City on May 15th from 8 am to 4 pm.

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