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 Las Vegas.
Avril Lavigne is known around the globe for her musical chops and unapologetic bravado. But the Canadian-born songstress in recent years has expanded her resume by tapping into fashion with her own clothing lifestyle brand, a fragrance line (Wild Rose) and a foundation to help youth with disabilities and illnesses.
Months before the Sept. 11 debut of "La Voz Mexico," executives from Mexican TV network Televisa and Universal Music Group were already having meetings about a second season.It's a sign of how enthusiastic the two sides are about the prospects for Mexico's counterpart to NBC's hit singing competition "The Voice." Talpa Media Group of the Netherlands licenses the show's format in about 1
SoCal HybridPunk rock band’s alter ego Mariachi el Bronx releases second albumGrowing up in Los Angeles, Matthew Caughthran became a fan of punk bands like the Ramones and Black Flag at the same time that he was exposed to Mexican music in the predominantly Latino suburb of Pico Rivera.Caughthran, 32, now fronts Mariachi el Bronx, which he describes as the
Regional Mexican music -- like the rest of the music industry – is facing challenges, but experts in the field discussed ways to advance the genre via radio and the Internet. There was a bit of disagreement on the controversial topic of "narcocorridos," music chronicling the Mexican drug-trafficking underworld.