Latin Recording Academy Honors Hitmakers
The Latin Recording Academy celebrates several legendary artists for Latin Grammy week, which begins Nov. 14, including veteran Spanish singer/songwriter Luz Casal, Argentine crooner Leo Dan, Puerto Rico-born Rita Moreno and Brazil's Milton Nascimento. The ceremony, held at the Four Seasons in Las Vegas, will also recognize singer/actress Daniela Romo, jazz bandleader/salsa singer Poncho Sanchez and singer/guitarist Toquinho. Trustee Awards will be given to flamenco guitarist Juan Carmona "Habichuela" and Puerto Rico-born guitar master Yomo "King of the Cuatro" Toro, who died in June.
Jarabe de Palo revisits Biggest Hits
Latin rock band Jarabe de Palo is touring the United States in late September to support its album "Orquesta Reciclando" ("Recycled Orchestra"). The project features new recordings of the group's greatest hits during the past 10 years. One of Spain's most popular bands, Jarabe de Palo's latest album features 15 songs, including "La Flaca" and a brand-new track, "Mucho Mas, Mucho Mejor." Signed to Los Angeles-based Nacional Records, the group known for meshing rock, blues and Latin rhythms is fronted by singer/songwriter Pau Dones. Jarabe de Palo has sold more than 5 million albums worldwide, according to its label, Tronco.
Criminals Target Celebrity Web Searches
Colombian singer Shakira and American singer/actress Selena Gomez are considered among the most dangerous celebrities to research online. According to security firm McAfee, cyber-criminals use certain celebrities' names to lure fans to dodgy websites to steal passwords and other personal information. The No. 1 celebrity on the "hot" list is actress Emma Watson. Actress Salma Hayek ties Shakira for the No. 4 spot.