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Solis, Smits and de la Rocha Honored at LATC Gala, Oct. 3

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Published on LatinoLA: September 25, 2009


Solis, Smits and de la Rocha Honored at LATC Gala, Oct. 3


The Latino Theater Company will host its annual gala on October 3rd in support of the Los Angeles Theatre Center. Among this years honorees are U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, actor Jimmy Smits and Castulo de la Rocha, President and CEO of AltaMed Health Services. More info her

Latin GRAMMY nominees were announced last week with Calle 13 leading the way with five nominations. Wisin y Yandel, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Caetano Veloso, Babasonicos, Caf?® Tacuba, Beto Cuevas, Luz Rios, Los Amigos Invisibles, Bernie Williams, Chocquibtown and Hello Seahorse are among this year's nominees. The awards will air live from Las Vegas Nov. 5th on Univision.

Juanes' Peace Without Borders concert took place over the weekend in Havana, Cuba with no incidents despite criticism from Cuban-Americans and even death threats against the performers.

The Latin Recording Academy and T-Mobile will extend the GRAMMY Celebration Concert Tour with a show in Houston on September 26th featuring performances by Kinky and Jesse & Joy.

Jose Feliciano debuted a new line of guitars for QVC this week.

According to Spanish label association Promusicae, Spanish music sales were down 30.5% to 67.7 million euros for the first half of 2009.

Telemundo Los Angeles' reporter Martin Plascencia is celebrating 25 years as a journalist in Los Angeles.

The Hispanic Television Summit takes place today and tomorrow in New York City. This year's Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Procter & Gamble's Edgar Sandoval.

Ousted President Manuel Zelaya returned to Honduras this week after sneaking back into the country and taking up residence in the Brazilian Embassy. Zelaya's return was followed by clashes between Zelaya supporters and Honduran police and troops outside of the Embassy.

Adonis Losada, who plays the "Do??a Concha" character on "Sabado Gigante", was arrested in Miami last week on charges of child pornography.

Brian Sandoval announced that he is entering the Nevada governor race, leaving a lifetime appointment as a federal judge.

According to new data from Pew Global, one in three Mexicans say they would move to the U.S. if they had the opportunity. However, four in ten Mexicans know someone who left for the U.S. and returned because they couldn't find a job.

Advertising Age held its Hispanic Creative Advertising Awards with Lapiz, LatinWorks and Grupo Gallegos receiving the most awards.

The U.S. officially closed down its military post at Pacific Manta air base in Ecuador last week.

The San Ysidro border crossing between the U.S. and Mexico was shut down after 3 vans full of undocumented immigrants attempted to bust through the border. U.S. agents fired at the vans, injuring 4 people. More than 70 people that were found inside the vans were arrested.

Several organizations, including Voto Latino, have launched the DropDobbs campaign, encouraging the public to hold sponsors of Lou Dobbs' CNN show accountable for the host's opinions on immigration. www.dropdobbs.com

10 people were shot to death in a drug rehab center in Ciudad Juarez. This is the second attack on a drug rehab center this month.

Marc Anthony received the CHCI (Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute) Chair's Lifetime Achievement Award last week in Washington D.C. Anthony also announced the creation of the Marc Anthony Scholarship Fund for Latino students seeking a college education in the performing arts.

The Pew Hispanic Center released demographic profiles of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Salvadoran and Dominican populations in the U.S. The profiles also describe employment and income characteristics. The profiles are available at www.pewhispanic.org

Several agents were laid off from William Morris Endeavor's office last week, including Latin music agent Jeremy Norkin.

TNS Media Intelligence data shows that General Mills Hispanic advertising budget went up over 100% in the first half of 2009.

ESPN has partnered with the NFL to create "Let's Continue Making History", a campaign celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month and Hispanics impact on football and the NFL. The campaign will run on ESPN and ESPN Deportes with television, radio, print and online.

New Yorks' WPIX, LATV and Pathmark Supermarkets have joined forces to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with an afternoon of free activities at New York's South Street Seaport on September 27th.

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