1. Latin Grammy Awards Predictions: Ricardo Arjona, Alejandro Sanz + More

    November 14, 2012 3:30 PM EST As is our tradition, here are our yearly predictions for the Latin Grammy Awards, airing live Nov. 15, in key categories. This year presents a challenge, as for the first time, there are 10 contenders in each of the main categories (which we think is akin to giving 10th place medals, but that…

  2. Juan Luis Guerra Leads Latin Grammy Nominations

    September 25, 2012 2:00 PM EDT A slew of Latin artists, from pop star Ricardo Arjona to Brazilian icons Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil, trumpeter Arturo Sandoval and rockers Carla Morrison and Juanes , are nominated for Album of the Year for the 13th annual Latin Grammy Awards, airing live Nov. 15. The avalanche of names…

  3. Shakira Is Latin Grammy Person of the Year

    September 27, 2011 12:11 AM EDT Colombian singer/songwriter Shakira will be honored as the 2011 Latin Recording Academy person of the year, the Latin Grammy organization has announced. The tribute gala for the songstress will be held Nov. 9, one day before the 12th annual awards show at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in…

  4. Alejandro Sanz, Juan Luis Guerra Lead Latin Grammy Nominations

    September 08, 2010 12:45 PM EDT Latin Grammy darlings Alejandro Sanz and Juan Luis Guerra , along with past nominee Jorge Drexler , led the nominations for the 11th edition of the awards with four nods each, tying Mario Domm, the lead singer and songwriter of pop group Camila . The nominees for the 2010 Latin Grammys, which…

  5. Jay-Z, Will Smith Put Money On 'Fela!'

    November 17, 2009 4:57 PM EST J ay-Z , Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith have officially signed on as co-producers of "Fela!," a new musical about Nigerian Afrobeat pioneer Fela Anikulapo-Kuti opening Nov. 23 on Broadway. The news confirms weeks of speculation that the three would back the show. Although a rep…

  6. Lauryn Hill Adds Stockholm Jazz Fest To European Tour

    April 21, 2009 9:52 AM EDT Organizers say former Fugees singer Lauryn Hill will be the headline act for the Stockholm Jazz Festival in July. Festival spokesman Gunnar Lagerman says the hip-hop and R&B singer will perform at the five-day event as part of a 10-stop European tour. It will be the second time Hill has…

  7. This Day in Music

    September 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Brazilian recording artist Gilberto Gil is honored as the 2003 Latin Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Person of the Year. 2003 - Brazilian recording artist Gilberto Gil is honored as the 2003 Latin Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Person of the Year. 2001 - E Street Band…

  8. Top Artists Sought For World Peace Concerts

    February 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST World Peace One, a not-for-profit global peace advocacy group, has targeted some of the top acts in the world for a series of international concerts to begin May 17. World Peace One, a not-for-profit global peace advocacy group whose mission is to bring peace to the world through a 10-year…

  9. This Day in Music

    September 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Brazilian recording artist Gilberto Gil is honored as the 2003 Latin Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Person of the Year. 2003 - Brazilian recording artist Gilberto Gil is honored as the 2003 Latin Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Person of the Year. 2001 - E Street Band…

  10. SXSW Finally Confirms First Round Of Artists

    February 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Bloc Party, the Good, the Bad & the Queen, Taylor Hicks, Daniel Johnston (with the Nightmares), Mastodon, Lily Allen, Paolo Nutini, Spoon, Mogwai, the Stooges, the Apples In Stereo and Amy Winehou Bloc Party, the Good, the Bad & the Queen, Taylor Hicks, Daniel Johnston (with the…

  11. This Day in Music

    September 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1997 - </b>Sir Rudolph Bing, the autocratic impressario who propelled New York's Metropolitan Opera to new heights in popularity and artistic achievement during 22 years as general manager, dies at 2003 - Brazilian recording artist Gilberto Gil is honored as the 2003 Latin…

  12. International Musicians Unite At UN Concert

    October 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Youssou N'Dour & Friends concert at the Arena in Geneva. Gilberto Gil (Brazil), Swedish born Neneh Cherry, Amadou Bagayoko (Malia), Rokia Traore (Mali) and Amadou Bagayoko (Malia)during the Oct. 8 Youssou N'Dour & Friends concert at the Arena in Geneva. The anti-malaria…

  13. Gabriel Scales Back On New Live DVD

    September 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Peter Gabriel spotlights recent performances in intimate venues on the upcoming DVD "Still Growing Up: Peter Gabriel Live & Unwrapped." Peter Gabriel spotlights recent performances in intimate venues on the upcoming DVD "Still Growing Up: Peter Gabriel Live & Unwrapped.…

  14. This Day in Music

    September 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1997 - </b>Sir Rudolph Bing, the autocratic impressario who propelled New York's Metropolitan Opera to new heights in popularity and artistic achievement during 22 years as general manager, dies at 2003 - Brazilian recording artist Gilberto Gil is honored as the 2003 Latin…

  15. Gilberto Gil Receives Polar Music Prize

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Brazilian pop star and Culture Minister Gilberto Gil received the Polar Music Prize from Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf at a ceremony last night (May 23) in Stockholm. Brazilian pop star and Culture Minister Gilberto Gil received the Polar Music Prize from Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf at a…

  16. Gil, Fischer-Dieskau Win Polar Music Prize

    October 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Brazilian singer Gilberto Gil and German romance singer Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau are the 2005 winners of the Polar Music Prize for their contributions to music. Brazilian singer Gilberto Gil and German romance singer Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau are the 2005 winners of the Polar Music Prize for…

  17. Producer Tom Capone Killed In Crash

    September 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Brazilian music producer Tom Capone, who was nominated for five Latin Grammy awards this year, was killed in a motorcycle crash in Los Angeles early today (Sept. 2), hours after leaving the awards sho Brazilian music producer Tom Capone, who was nominated for five Latin Grammy awards this…

  18. Maria Rita Steps Out Of Mother's Shadow

    December 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. She is a member of one of the most hallowed pop music dynasties in Brazil. Her mother, Elis Regina, is widely considered the greatest Brazilian singer of all time. Her father, Cesar Camargo Mariano, is a renowned pianist/keyboardist/arranger…

  19. Montreux Packs Schedule For 37th Jazz Fest

    May 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The jazz of Diane Schuur and George Benson, the pop of Craig David and Jamiroquai, the modern rock of Radiohead and the Flaming Lips, and the classic rock of Van Morrison and Jethro Tull will be on di The jazz of Diane Schuur and George Benson, the pop of Craig David and Jamiroquai, the…

  20. Gilberto Gil To Head Brazil's Cultural Policy

    January 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST Just before Luiz Inacio da Silva was elected president, Brazilian music star Gilberto Gil strutted onto a Copacabana beach concert stage dressed in the red and white colors of the Worker's Party. "I'v Just before Luiz Inacio da Silva was elected president, Brazilian music star…

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