Thalia Is Still Number One in Mexico With the Song "Equivocada

In the U.S., The Single Has Spent 8 Weeks Among the Top 10

That’s right: the singing superstar remains at the top of the Ritmoson Latino music chart in her native Mexico with the song Equivocada, first single from her most recent musical production, Thalia en Primera Fila.

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 trademark.

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.

The 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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