Tu Ciudad Closes Its Doors

More arts, entertainment and community news from Latino Loop, 6.18.08

Published on LatinoLA: June 18, 2008

Tu Ciudad Closes Its Doors

Tu Ciudad magazine announced it is closing its doors this week after Emmis Publishing suspended publication.

‘«£In the Heights‘«ō took home 4 Tony Awards this week winning for Best Musical, Best Original Score, Best Choreography and Best Orchestrations.

SBS founder Raul Alarcon passed away last week in Miami at age 82.

Tickets for the Los Fabulosos Cadillacs show in Mexico City on November 5th went on sale this week, selling 30,000 tickets in just 48 hours. Additional dates will also be announced shortly.

Marisabel Rodriguez, Hugo Chavez‘«÷ ex-wife, is running for the office of mayor in her hometown of Barquismento. Rodriguez is not a supporter of her ex-husband‘«÷s government, telling reporters that democracy in Venezuela has been replaced with "nepotism, inefficiency and intolerance."

Argentine rocker Charly Garcia entered a neuro-psychiatric ward this week after suffering a nervous breakdown after a show.

Franc Reyes is developing ‘«£Palladium‘«ō, a Latino-themed drama series, with HBO. Reyes is executive producer and writer on the project and will become director if the pilot is picked up.

With fuel prices at their highest ever, Tijuana gas stations are experiencing more traffic as California drivers cross the border to take advantage of cheaper gas prices.

Ramiro Burr resigned from his position at the San Antonio Express-News last week amid an investigation that the music writer and syndicated columnist had an intern ghost-write over 100 articles since 2001.

Telemundo reported that its broadcast of ‘«£Rumbo al Mundial: Mexico vs. Peru‘«ō on Sunday made it the #1 Spanish-language network for the primetime audiences of Adults 18-49, Men 18-49, Adults 18-34 and Men 18-34.

According to recent reports in the French Media, Salma Hayek and her fianc?ģ Francois-Henri Pinault are planning to wed in August in Saint-Tropez.

Former Clinton campaign senior official Patti Solis Doyle was appointed as chief of staff to Barack Obama‘«÷s future vice presidential running mate this week.

Universal Music Latin Entertainment announced restructures this week with several layoffs and key appointments within the company. Among the new appointments are Skander Goucha as VP of Digital and Mobile, Luis Estrada to GM of Universal Music Latino, Mickey Hernandez to GM of Machete and Carlos Ruiz to GM of Disa U.S. and Mexico. Gregg Vickers will take over as Senior VP of Latin Sales and Marketing at Universal Music Group Distribution, while Nydia Laner is now VP of Sales for Fonovisa and Disa, and Eddy Laca is VP of Sales for Universal Music Latino and Machete.

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