Monterrey

  1. Members of Latin Group Kombo Kolombia Feared Amongst Dead Discovered in Northern Mexico

    January 28, 2013 4:08 PM EST At least eight bodies have been pulled from a well in northern Mexico, near the site where 20 people went missing late last week, including 16 members of a Colombian-style band, a state forensic official said today. The official said the Nuevo Leo ...

  2. Jenni Rivera Honored By Fans and Stars in Emotional Memorial

    December 19, 2012 3:28 PM EST The memorial commemorating the life of Jenni Rivera was as dramatic and colorful as the artist herself, a cornucopia of laughter, tears and celebration, with fans often singing loudly along to Rivera videos and live performances by her friends and ...

  3. Jenni Rivera's Family, Fans Gather for Memorial Service

    December 19, 2012 12:03 PM EST Jenni Rivera's family, friends and legions of fans are gathering in Los Angeles today to celebrate the life and music of the late Banda singer, who died earlier this month in a plane crash. Jenni Rivera 1969-2012: All Our Coverage Here Leadin ...

  4. Tickets To Jenni Rivera Memorial Service -- $1 Through Ticketmaster.com -- Sell Out In Minutes

    December 18, 2012 4:56 PM EST Tickets to singer Jenni Rivera's memorial service went on sale to the general public on Ticketmaster.com for $1 at noon PT on Tuesday, giving fans of the regional Mexican star an opportunity to attend the event at the Gibson Amphitheater in L ...

  5. Jenni Rivera's Memorial Services Scheduled For Wed. at L.A.'s Gibson Amphitheater

    December 17, 2012 4:51 PM EST Singer Jenni Rivera's memorial service is scheduled to take place on Wed., Dec. 19 from 10 a.m. to noon at Los Angeles' Gibson Amphitheater in a ceremony led by the late entertainer's brother Pedro Rivera, Jr., according a spokesper ...

  6. Owner of Jenni Rivera Plane Under Investigation by DEA

    December 14, 2012 1:26 PM EST The company that owns a luxury jet that crashed and killed Mexican pop superstar Jenni Rivera is under investigation by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, and the agency seized two of its planes earlier this year as part of the ongoing prob ...

  7. Jenni Rivera Crash Investigation Raises Startling Legal Questions Over Airplane, Owner and Pilot

    December 12, 2012 4:47 PM EST Jenni Rivera was "in the final stages" of buying the Lear Jet on which she and six others were killed Sunday when the plane crashed in Mexico, according to Christian E. Esquino Nuñez, who, the Los Angeles Times blog reported, identified ...

  8. Jenni Rivera's Pilot Did Not Have U.S. License to Carry Passengers

    December 12, 2012 1:34 PM EST The 78-year-old pilot of the Learjet that crashed in Mexico early Sunday morning with Regional Mexican singer Jenni Rivera and her entourage onboard was not licensed in the United States to carry passengers on a commercial flight, according to the ...

  9. Businessman Connected to Plane Carrying Jenni Rivera Falsified Flight Logs

    December 12, 2012 7:40 AM EST A Mexican businessman with connections to the plane that crashed with Jenni Rivera and six others onboard Sunday has been convicted of falsifying aircraft records, counterfeiting government inspection stamps, and drug-trafficking charges, accordin ...

  10. Jenni Rivera's Family Holding On to '5 Percent' Chance that She Survived Plane Crash

    December 10, 2012 10:47 PM EST The family of regional Mexican singer Jenni Rivera said they still believe their famous relative is alive. This comes after Mexican authorities confirmed the American-born artist died with seven others in a Learjet that crashed on Dec. 9 in the no ...

  11. Who Was With Jenni Rivera Aboard the Plane That Crashed?

    December 10, 2012 3:52 PM EST The last known photo of Jenni Rivera alive. Clockwise from top: publicist Arturo Rivera, Jenni Rivera, makeup artist Jacob Yebale , stylist Jorge Sanchez. (Photo: Yebale's Instagram) While their names have been listed in news reports about Je ...

  12. Jenni Rivera's Legacy: From Her Music Empire to her Upcoming Film Debut in 'Filly Brown'

    December 10, 2012 2:23 AM EST Jenni Rivera lived her life much like the music that made her famous. And that tireless passion -- especially during her demanding live shows -- thrilled and empowered female audiences with songs of heartache and love. Like one of her commanding b ...

  13. Updated: Jenni Rivera Remembered by Regional Mexican Artists, Industry Execs

    December 09, 2012 11:25 PM EST Regional Mexican and Latin pop artists and members of the music industry reacted to news of singer Jenni Rivera's death with disbelief, prayers and memories of a woman they recalled as a true star, whose friendships were as strong as her reno ...

  14. Jenni Rivera Dead at 43

    December 09, 2012 9:50 PM EST Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera -- one of the most successful female performers on contemporary Latin charts -- died in a plane crash earlier today, her father and brother confirmed to Telemundo . She was 43 and leaves behind five children an ...

  15. Mexican Singer Jenni Rivera Missing After Suspected Plane Crash

    December 09, 2012 2:51 PM EST Authorities in Mexico have said that a small plane carrying Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera has gone missing after taking off from the city of Monterrey, although her management told Billboard.biz this afternoon that "nothing is confirme ...

  16. Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour by Cirque du Soleil Tops Hot Tours

    November 01, 2012 4:17 PM EDT Cirque du Soleil's concert touring production, Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour ranks No. 1 on this week's Hot Tours ranking with box office totals reported from an multi-show run in London during October. The O2 Arena hosted the ...

  17. Alejandro Sanz' Global Touch

    September 13, 2012 12:00 PM EDT With a new Universal deal in place, Alejandro Sanz looks to expand his reach. Alejandro Sanz has 7 million followers on Twitter. Their ranks, spread across the globe, grow exponentially at the slightest prodding. And Sanz, the Spanish singer/songw ...

  18. Lead & Fear: Can Monterrey Mexico's Music Scene Survive the Drug War

    July 19, 2012 10:00 AM EDT A view of Monterrey with its emblematic mountain Cerro de la Silla (Saddle Hill) lies just 150 miles from the Texas border. By force of lead and fear, the city that served as a hotbed for some of Mexico's most important rock bands, has seen i ...

  19. LAMC Wraps-Up With Big Hopes for Latin Alternative as 'Demographic Growing Exponentially'

    July 16, 2012 4:45 PM EDT The LAMC "Licensing in 2012: Are Advertising, Games & Synchs the New Radio?" panel. (Photo: Marlon Bishop) The 13th Latin Alternative Music Conference in New York City wrapped up on Friday and Saturday with three panels on topics ran ...

  20. 'La Voz Mexico' Preps Season Two, Linkin Park Returns to Mexico, VP Changes at UMPGA Latin America

    June 14, 2012 1:25 PM EDT 'La Voz Mexico' preps Season Two "La Voz Mexico," Mexico's version of "The Voice," will return for a second season on Televisa with new coaches, including Spanish crooner Miguel Bose, regional Mexican singer Jenn ...

  21. Backbeat: Erick Rincon and 3Ball MTY Hit Red Carpet at Billboard's Inaugural Regional Mexican Awards

    October 21, 2011 10:46 AM EDT Erick Rincon 's life changed dramatically this year when he went from a revered DJ in Mexico to a label artist composing dance music in the relatively new genre, "tribal guarachero." Walking the red carpet Thursday night at the Bill ...

  22. Jenni Rivera, Gerardo Ortiz, Intocable, Larry Hernandez, Shaila Durcal To Play Billboard Mexican Music Awards

    September 28, 2011 9:32 AM EDT A stunning roster of Mexican stars--including leading diva Jenni Rivera, leading finalists Gerardo Ortiz and Larry Hernandez, Julión Alvarez y su Nortño Banda, iconic group Intocable, Grupo Montez de Durango, Banda Los Recoditos, Los Horóscopos de ...

  23. Placido Domingo Signs With Sony Classical

    September 22, 2011 12:10 PM EDT Spanish tenor Plácido Domingo has signed an exclusive recording contract with Sony Classical, the label has announced. Domingo, one of the most influential singing actors in opera, recorded music for CBS (which was purchased by Sony in the late 19 ...

  24. Mexican 'Narcocorridos' (Drug Ballads) Ban No Match For YouTube

    June 28, 2011 7:56 AM EDT TIJUANA, Mexico (Reuters) - The more Mexican authorities try to stamp out violent drug ballads celebrating the joys of narcotics trafficking, the more their fame spreads like wildfire, fanned by the Internet. The accordion and brass-driven "n ...

  25. Jonas Brothers Cancel Mexico Show Due To Violence

    October 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Disney stars the Jonas Brothers have canceled a concert scheduled in the Mexican city of Monterrey because of security concerns. Concert promoter Live Nation says the Oct. 21 concert was canceled due to "a series of unfortunate events" i ...

  26. Benefit Show For Tropical Storm Alex Victims Set For July 17

    July 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Adal Ramones, Bobby Pulido, Dulce María, Los Claxons, Paty Cantú and at least a dozen other artists will perform at a July 17 concert in Monterrey, Mexico, to benefit victims of Tropical Storm Alex in the country's hard-hit Nuevo Leon state. ...

  27. Jonas Brothers Set Stadium Shows In Mexico

    June 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Jonas Brothers will visit Mexico for three stadium shows in October, Live Nation announced today. The trio, accompanied by Demi Lovato and other co-stars from the "Camp Rock" movies, will hit Monterrey's Estadio Universitario Oc ...

  28. Five Killed After Mexico Concert Stampede

    May 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT At least five people were trampled to death when concert-goers panicked at the sound of gunfire and caused a stampede in a city which has been on edge since drug violence flared. Hundreds of fans at a gig in Monterrey, northern Mexico - who were w ...

  29. Brazilian Singer Roberto Carlos Plots Second Tour Leg

    March 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Brazilian singer Roberto Carlos, a crooner whose renditions in Spanish made him a rare Brazilian superstar in the Latin realm, is celebrating his 50 years in the music industry with an extensive world tour. It began in Brazil and Latin America and ...

  30. The Billboard Q&A: The Windish Agency's Tom Windish

    January 29, 2010 12:00 AM EST At a time when many boutique booking agencies have folded their operations into those of larger, acquisitive rivals, Tom Windish has been intent on forging his own path. Windish opened the Windish Agency in 2004 following a seven-year stint as an ...

  31. Alejandro Sanz To Open Tour With 4 Mexico City Dates

    January 19, 2010 12:00 AM EST In the wake of the fall release of his album "Paraiso Express," Spaniard Alejandro Sanz will kick off his "Tour Paraíso" Feb. 23 with four concerts at Mexico City's Auditorio Nacional. Sanz will then play Guadalajara and M ...

  32. Panda, Wisin And Yandel Winners At Los Premios MTV

    October 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Mexican rock bands and reggaeton artists were big winners at Los Premios TV in Los Angeles, where the political leanings of the host, Calle 13's Residente, also had some time in the spotlight. Host Nelly Furtado opened the show Thursday with ...

  33. ASCAP Latin's 'Song Camp' Heads To Mexico

    September 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT ASCAP's Latin membership department is taking its "Song Camp," which has been staged before in Miami, to Mexico for the first time. It runs Sept. 9 - Sept. 11 in Monterrey and joins different writers in various creative settings. Th ...

  34. Comcast Expands Spanish-Language Entertainment Menu

    July 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Comcast has added a slew of Spanish-language entertainment channels to its lineup in Northern California. In a move timed with customer upgrades from analog to digital, the cable operator is launching 80 new networks in the market Aug. 11. Among t ...

  35. Flu Prompts Postponement Of Jonas Brothers' Mexico Concert

    May 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Jonas Brothers have postponed their May 17 shows at Arena Monterrey in Mexico to July 31 "due to health precautions in the whole country as a consequence of the outbreak of the A(H1N1) flu," according to a statement on the venue' ...

  36. Swine Flu Forces Concert Cancellations In Mexico

    April 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT In the wake of the recent swine flu outbreak, Ticketmaster's Mexican Web site resembled an airport departure screen during a snow storm, with rows of concert listings followed by the same word: "Cancelado." To help contain the outbr ...

  37. 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, ...

  38. Angel Y Khriz Link With Apodaca In Mexico

    January 15, 2009 12:00 AM EST Reggaetón duo Angel y Khriz have signed a management and concert promotion deal with Representaciones Artisticas Apodaca for exclusive representation in Mexico. Apodaca, whose Mexican office is based out of Monterrey, last year opened a pop divisi ...

  39. TeleRitmo To Launch In Chicago

    January 14, 2009 12:00 AM EST Following the U.S. launch of two of its entertainment channels in Texas last fall, Mexican media conglomerate Grupo Multimedios has its eye on rolling out in more of the top Hispanic markets this side of the border. Most significant for the Latin ...

  40. Mexico's Music Control Switches To BDS

    December 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST Nielsen's radio monitoring system in Mexico, called Music Control (MC), is officially switching to data platformed in ENcore and BDS Express. MC clients will be given access to the new system as of the week of Jan. 12, 2009. Once the switch h ...

  41. Franco De Vita Books Anniversary Tour

    December 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST Venezuelan singer/songwriter Franco De Vita is celebrating his 25th anniversary in the music business with a U.S. tour that kicks off March 5 at the Nokia Theater in New York City. De Vita's "Simplemente La Verdad" (Simply the Truth ...

  42. UMG Ups West To Senior VP

    October 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Paul West has been promoted to senior VP of studio and vault operations for Universal Music Logistics. He most recently served as VP of the division. Based in Hollywood, West will continue to oversee Universal Music Group's studio and vault i ...

  43. Live Nation Moves Into Latin America

    August 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation has made a major foray into South America in cutting a five-year exclusive distribution deal with CIE and T4F (Time For Fun), giving LN a huge presence in Brazil and Mexico. CIE is the third largest concert promoter in the world, accor ...

  44. Latin Briefs: ‘West Side Story,’ Circo Rocktastico, SESAC Latina

    July 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT -- "West Side Story" will come to Broadway in a new bilingual version in early 2009, the New York Times reports. Librettist Arthur Laurents, who wrote the original musical, says Spanish will be used in both the spoken and sung words of t ...

  45. Mana Readies Second Sweep

    January 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Mexican rockers Maná are preparing to kick off the second leg of the Mexican portion of their acclaimed "Amar Es Combatir" tour. The stint begins with two sold out shows Feb. 7 and 8 in the Arena Monterrey in the city of the same name. T ...

  46. Big Screen Concert Debut For Spain's Heroes

    October 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Some 14,000 fans of Heroes del Silencio will by the weekend have seen the group "live" in concert, via cinema screens hundreds of miles away in a soccer stadium in the legendary Spanish rock band's home city of Zaragoza, northern Sp ...

  47. Disa Extends Los Creadorez Deal

    September 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Chicago-based "duranguense" group Los Creadorez del Pasito Duranguense has renewed its contract with Univision Music Group's Disa Records label. Los Creadorez, a spin-off from popular Chicago-based duranguense group, Grupo Montez de ...

  48. 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, ...

  49. Shakira Breaks Records In Mexico

    May 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Shakira set a new attendance record at Mexico City's Zócalo, with an estimated 210,000 people showing up for a free concert held there on May 26. It has become traditional for artists touring Mexico to perform free shows at the city's Zó ...

  50. Daft Punk, Stooges, MMJ Join Pearl Jam At Lollapalooza

    April 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Daft Punk, the Stooges, My Morning Jacket, Muse, Modest Mouse, Interpol, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Ben Harper and Snow Patrol are among the top acts joining previously announced headliner Pearl Jam at this year's Lollapalooza, to be held Aug. 3-5 ...

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