Fania Records Released Digitally
For the first time, the Fania collection will be digitally remastered and available exclusively on Zune Marketplace. The collection will include legendary artists such as the Fania All-Stars, Hector Lavoe, La Lupe, Celia Cruz, Ricardo Ray and Bobby Cruz, Cheo Feliciano, Mongo Santamaria, Bobby Valentin, and many more.
Ximena Sariñana, Latest Hot
New Artist at MTV Tr3s
Ximena Sariñana is the latest hot new artist tapped
by MTV Tr3s for its highly popular Descubre & Download program. The multiplatform
music discovery platform has been lauded by music executives as "critical" in
launching new careers and by Rolling Stone Magazine as "career changing."
Jazz Fans Remember Dizzy Gillespie
on 90th Birthday
While many remember Dizzy Gillespie for such groundbreaking
pieces as "A Night In Tunisia," others will always think of him
playing a funny shaped trumpet with his cheeks so puffed up they looked as
though they were about to burst. The bell of his trumpet was bent at a 45-degree
angle, which Dizzy claimed was the result of someone accidentally falling
on it. Ironically, he liked its new tone so much, he decided to have all
of his trumpets designed with the bell pointing upwards. That became his
The Latin Grammy and Yalil Guerra
For third consecutive year Yalil Guerra and RYCY Productions have produced the music theme for the 8th Latin Grammy awards, 2007. The show will be broadcasted at Univision, November 8th, from Las Vegas, Nevada.
Lost City, an Andy Garcia Film Written
by Guillermo Cabrera Infante
The Lost City is actor/director Andy Garcia's bittersweet lyric celebration of Cuban culture that took him 16 years to make. Using music, literature and dance, City captures Havana in full tropical bloom during the late 1950s.
Jimmy Smits Joins PBS's
"Edens Lost & Found" Series
Fresh from the West Wing, where his character was elected
president of the United States last season, actor Jimmy Smits is
speaking up his adopted city of Los Angeles. Smits is hosting a PBS special titled "Edens Lost & Found" airing on KCET (28) at 10 p.m.
News Programs More Popular than Telenovelas
Among Hispanics, a New Study Finds
Some 55 percent of U.S. Hispanics watch television in both English and Spanish, while only 12 percent watch TV in only English and 31 percent in only Spanish, according to a study by Encuesta, Inc., a U.S. Hispanic marketing and research company, according to MediaWeek.
New Book by Child Author on Democracy
Sniffing for Democracy chronicles the adventures of a dog named Spangle who, after being arrested for criticizing the president, searches the world over for a democracy that smells right because his started to stink.
"Naked News" Available in Spanish
David Warga, the Canadian producer of "Naked News," is now launching "Noticias al Desnudo," a Spanish-language version of his controversial news show where sexy anchors and reporters get undressed while telling a news story to the audience. Warga says "Naked News" is "sensual but not sexual" because the show does not "use sex, sexual innuendo or men and women together in any way."
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