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  1. Veteran Promoter Jose Muniz Joins Evenpro Group, XYZ Live

    October 03, 2012 6:04 PM EDT Latin American concert promoter Jose Muniz has joined Evenpro Group and XYZ Live, according to the companies. The Evenpro Group, which has equity in the Brazil-based XYZ Live, has offices in Miami; Caracas, Venezuela; Bogota, Colombia; San Jose; C ...

  2. Bubbling Under: Jayme Dee 'Tip Toes' Up; Also Devlin, Jekalyn Carr, Los Cadillacs

    August 30, 2012 12:42 PM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Jayme Dee, Devlin, Jekalyn Carr and Los Cadillacs Jayme Dee Southern California sin ...

  3. Bubbling Under: Meital Makes Her Move, Teengirl Fantasy Readies Second Album

    August 10, 2012 1:36 PM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Meital, Teengirl Fantasy, Tyler Barham and Oscarcito Meital Pop singer Meital has b ...

  4. Bubbling Under: Meital, Teengirl Fantasy, Tyler Barham, and Oscarcito

    August 09, 2012 6:50 PM EDT Meital Makes Her Move Pop singer Meital has been making a stir with her eye-catching (and somewhat controversial) videos, earning more than 4 million views on her official YouTube channel. Now she has the Billboard charts in her sights as her danc ...

  5. Gustavo Dudamel, Ruben Blades and Franco De Vita Join For 'Viva la Musica'

    July 19, 2012 6:30 PM EDT Los Angeles Symphony conductor Gustavo Dudamel, pop star Franco De Vita and actor/salsa icon Ruben Blades will perform as part of a massive concert in Veneuzlea on July 22 called "Viva la Musica," which is being billed as a "concert ...

  6. Backeat: La Vida Boheme, Duran, Jotdog, Radaid, More Rock Billboard Latin SXSW Showcase

    March 15, 2012 5:45 PM EDT Colombian cumbia-pop rapper Duran (Photo: Judy Cantor-Navas) The six artists at the Billboard Latin SXSW Showcase, who came to Austin from Colombia, Venezuela, Spain, Mexico and Miami, were each met at the Soho Lounge Wednesday night by fans who s ...

  7. Mana Announce New North and South American Tour Dates

    January 17, 2012 10:26 AM EST With a concert at State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, TX., April 3, Mexican rockers Maná will kick off the second leg of their "Drama y Luz" U.S. tour. The group (@manaoficial), which had one of the top five Latin tours of the year in 2011 and ...

  8. Jay-Z and Kanye West, Dolly Parton, Britney Spears Top 2012 Hot Tours

    January 10, 2012 7:37 AM EST Jay-Z and Kanye West top the first Hot Tours ranking of 2012 with box office grosses reported from their Watch the Throne Tour that played North American markets from October through December. This week's tally includes ticket revenue from ve ...

  9. Rihanna Tops Lady Gaga, Demi Lovato Jumps Up on Social 50 Chart

    July 21, 2011 2:19 PM EDT Rihanna Tops Gaga As Most Popular Female Act, Takes No. 1 In the same week where Rihanna trumped Lady Gaga to become the woman with the most fans on Facebook , RiRi takes over the No. 1 slot on Billboard's Social 50 chart. The chart ranks the ...

  10. New Sounds, New Approaches, Old Challenges Are Hot Topics at Latin Alternative Music Conference

    July 11, 2011 2:29 PM EDT NEW YORK -- Hanging like a specter over the 12th annual Latin Alternative Music Conference , which concluded Saturday, was the hulking shadow of Pitbull -- or "Pit," the endearment favored by his associates. He didn't attend, but hi ...

  11. Alejandro Sanz Back In Venezuela

    November 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST Spanish pop star Alejandro Sanz is in Venezuela to perform for the first time in years after concerts in 2007 and 2008 were canceled amid friction between the entertainer and President Hugo Chavez's government. Sanz was in the western city of ...

  12. Alejandro Sanz Appeals To Hugo Chavez

    September 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Spanish singing star Alejandro Sanz wants to declare peace with Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez and play in Caracas. The Miami-based artist saw his November 2007 concert in the Venezuelan capital canceled for "security reasons," after S ...

  13. Rocker Gustavo Cerati Hospitalized In Argentina

    June 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Rocker Gustavo Cerati was flown to his native Argentina June 7 and is currently hospitalized in the intensive care unit of FLENI, a center that specializes in neurological disorders. The 50-year-old Cerati, who was long the frontman of Soda Stereo ...

  14. Argentine Artist Gustavo Cerati Remains Hospitalized

    May 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Argentine rocker Gustavo Cerati remains hospitalized after suffering from cerebral ischemia following a concert in Caracas, Venezuela. The 50-year-old singer, who was long the frontman of Soda Stereo (with whom he reunited to tour in 2007), had pe ...

  15. European Acts Dominate Premios Dial Latin Gala

    February 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST More artists performed live at the Premios Cadena Dial Latin music gala award ceremony than ever before this year - but only two of them were from Latin America. Despite this, the Spanish language gala was broadcast live or delayed on 1,090 radio ...

  16. Venezuelan Government Cracks Down On Radio Stations

    August 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The government of President Hugo Chavez revoked the licenses of 32 radio stations and two television stations over the weekend, as part of a plan to tighten control over local media. The plan has caused concern over the ability of the music indust ...

  17. Cafe Tacvba Announce World Tour

    April 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Mexican rock legends Café Tacvba announced details of their 20th anniversary world tour today. The trek will take the Grammy and Latin Grammy winners to 20 cities in Central and South America, the U.S. and Europe. Also as part of the anniversary, ...

  18. Reggaeton Superstars Prep New Tour Plans

    December 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Reggaeton superstars Wisin & Yandel will perform 31 dates in Mexico in 2009, Billboard.biz has learned. The tour, which kicks off in February, will include a stop in Mexico's venerable Auditorio Nacional, making Wisin & Yandel the fir ...

  19. Venegas Launches Multi-Artist Latin America Tour

    October 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The ninth "Rock en Ñ" Spanish-language tour of Latin American countries starts today (Oct. 30) with a concert by Mexican singer Julieta Venegas in the Venezuelan capital, Caracas. This year's annual tour to promote "rock en esp ...

  20. Sanz Shows Hit Snags In Venezuela

    February 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Political maneuverings have forced Spanish star Alejandro Sanz to cancel a sold-out Feb. 14 concert at the 15,000 seat Venezuela's Poliedro de Caracas. Sanz was forced to cancel after being declared a "persona non grata" (or non-wel ...

  21. Huecco Replaces Melendi For Mexico City Concert

    November 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST Warner Music-signed Spanish artist Huecco will take the place of multi-platinum singer Melendi at a Nov. 17 Rock En Ñ concert in Mexico City. Melendi has decided not to appear following a Nov. 13 incident on an Iberia state aircraft en route from ...

  22. Rock En Ñ Tour 2007 Details Unveiled

    November 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST The 8th Rock En Ñ annual tour of Latin America from Nov. 16 to Dec. 6 this year takes in four countries - Argentina, Mexico, Venezuela and Colombia. Organized by Spanish authors' and publishers' society SGAE, this year's participati ...

  23. Soda Stereo Announces Reunion Tour

    June 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Celebrated Argentine rock trio Soda Stereo announced a reunion tour that will hit Latin America and the United States this fall. Rumors of a Soda Stereo reunion have been gaining momentum in the last few months, but the band, which split in 1997, ...

  24. Latin 'American Idol' To Begin Auditions

    March 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST "American Idol" is going Latin. Beginning at the end of next month, Sony Entertainment Televisión and Fremantlemedia will begin hosting auditions for "Latin American Idol." The Latin American version "American Idol" i ...