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Legendary Mexican Rock Band Café Tacvba to receive the 2015 LA Musa Icon Award at the Annual Induction Gala of the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame

September 18, 2015 at 12:48 AM ET [The Connection Hall] – Legendary Mexican rock band Café Tacvba will be honored with the 2015 ‘LA MUSA ICON AWARD’ during the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame 3rd Annual induction Gala, LA MUSA AWARDS, to be held this October 15th in Miami Beach presented by WorldArts (WorldArts.com). The rockers will also be performing during this star studded gala event.

Their last album, “El Objecto Antes Llamado Disco” was nominated for a Latin Grammy and was named by iTunes as the best Latin Album of 2012, The notable, worldwide music app describe the album as “a masterpiece with 45 minutes of pure musical ecstasy.” This album was also included in the lists of the Best Albums of 2012 by NPR (National Public Radio) and LA Times.

Band members Ruben Albarran (lead vocals and rhythm guitar), Emmanuel del Real (keyboards and vocals), Joselo Rangel (guitar) and Quique Rangel (bass) are known for combining several genres of music within one song; such as rock, hip hop, electronica and folk music. With a musical career spanning over 25 years, Café Tacvba is considered one of the most important and influential rock bands not only in the Hispanic American community but also worldwide. Among their award accolades include a Grammy, a Latin Grammy and also the MTV Legend Award presented to them by Steven Patrick Morrissey. Newsweek hailed the band by stating “Mexico City’s Café Tacvba breathes new life into rock music, reaffirming faith in form while pushing it forward more aggressively and artfully then anyone since the Beatles“.

The band recently celebrated the 20th anniversary of their album ‘Re’, which became one of the albums that defined Latin American rock and was named by Rolling Stone magazine as the “Greatest Latin Rock Album of All Time.”

During their prolific career, Café Tacvba has made a few films: “Seguir Siendo”, directed by Ernesto Contreras, was launched in 2010 and covers the experiences of the band on tour through countries like Japan, the United States, Argentina as well as Mexico. The second cinematographic piece is named after their latest album, “El Objecto Antes Llamado Disco”, a documentary filmed during the recording of this album. The unique feature of this movie is based on how it was filmed – in public – and in cities such as Buenos Aires, Santiago, Mexico City and Los Angeles; showing the most intimate part of the production process from the band, working alongside producer Gustavo Santaolalla who is being inducted this year into the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame during LA MUSA 2015 awards.

Quincy Jones, Rita Moreno, Gloria Estefan, Dionne Warwick, Paul Williams, Alejandra Guzman, Beto Cuevas, Cristian de la Fuente, Omar Alfanno, Lena Burke, Beatriz Luengo, Fantine, Yotuel, as well as exciting new artists Isabela Moner and Anthony De La Torre will be on stage at this year’s Latin Songwriters Hall Of Fame 2015 LA MUSA AWARDS Induction Ceremony Directed by Richard Jay-Alexander and Conducted by Maestro Eduardo Marturet of the Miami Symphony Orchestra.

Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame website: http://www.latinsonghall.com/
Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame Twitter: https://twitter.com/LatinSongHall
Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LatinSongHall

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Wiz Khalifa Wasn’t Arrested for Riding a “Hoverboard”

August 23, 2015 at 4:40 AM EST – Pittsburgh rapper Wiz Khalifa was arrested Saturday at Los Angeles International Airport, allegedly for riding what he called a “hoverboard.” But before anyone gets too excited over the possibility of the Back to the Future Part II levitating board being available for sale to the general public, understand that Wiz didn’t quite mean that kind of hoverboard. In fact, the rapper was simply describing a personal transportation device that’s already on the market.

Wiz Khalifa is the owner of a PhunkeeDuck, a hands-free transportation device similar to the Segway. May of 2015, PhunkeeDuck’s official Youtube channel featured a video of the rapper riding their product. It’s also been documented on music websites that the Pennsylvania MC is a proud owner of the trendy transportation device, and the rapper has even posted pictures of himself riding his PhunkeeDuck to his official Instagram account.

So Back to the Future fans will unfortunately have to lower their excitement over the possibility of a commercially-available hoverboard for the time being. For those wanting to actually purchase a PhunkeeDuck, prices start at $1,499 on the company’s official website, unless they buy a similar product selling online for only $359.

Wiz Khalifa riding a PhunkeeDuck hoverboard

En Pre-Venta nuevo proyecto de Carlos Vives y se confirma nuevo invitado en el Campín de Bogotá

July 29, 2015 at 7:37 PM ET [Nevarez Communications] – El artista, galardonado con varios premios Grammys anglo y Grammy Latino, Carlos Vives, se prepara para liderar todas las listas de popularidad una vez más con el lanzamiento internacional de su próximo proyecto CD+DVD, “Más + Corazón Profundo Tour: En Vivo desde la Bahía de Santa Marta”, el cual saldrá a la venta el 7 de agosto de 2015 en CD/DVD y en formatos digitales. Este disco también incluirá un detrás de cámaras de la gira y entrevistas exclusivas con el artista y miembros de “La Provincia”, que son imágenes nunca antes vistas. Los admiradores del artista ya pueden ordenar su álbum en pre-venta a través de iTunes y asegurarse de tener su copia tan pronto como salga al mercado; en Colombia la pre-venta del álbum ya se encuentra #1 en iTunes.

Este lanzamiento marca el primer álbum en vivo en la carrera artística de Vives que incluye ambos álbumes, “Corazón Profundo” y “Más Corazón Profundo”, trabajos que llevó al artista colombiano a ganar 5 premios Grammy Latinos en los últimos 2 años (más que cualquier otro artista).

En adición al material en vivo, como un bonus, el estreno incluirá una nueva versión del himno de Carlos Vives, “La Tierra del Olvido 2015”, donde invitó a algunos de los más grandes artistas colombianos, tales como Fanny Lu, Maluma, Fonseca, Andrea Echeverri, Coral Group, Cholo Valderama y Herencia de Timbiqui para unirse a él en esta nueva versión de la canción dedicada a Colombia.

El periódico más importante de Colombia, El Tiempo, celebrará el lanzamiento de este álbum sin igual, que incluye una gran variedad de éxitos del ícono musical colombiano, al regalar una cantidad limitada del DVD en la edición de este domingo 2 de agosto.

De la misma forma que el artista se prepara para el lanzamiento del álbum, también se alista para sus próximos conciertos como parte de su gira “Más Corazón Profundo Tour” que lo llevará a su ciudad natal , Santa Marta, el 2 de agosto; luego visitará Medellín el 6 donde hará una presentación especial como parte de La Feria de las Flores. El 13 Bogotá lo recibirá acompañado por algunas de las más grandes estrellas de la música latina como parte de su concierto “Carlos Vives y Amigos” en el estadio El Campín. El sexto y útimo invitado especial fue anunciado en las redes sociales de Vives, dándole la bienvenida a la superestrella internacional del género urbano, Daddy Yankee, quien se une en este gran encuentro musical. Además de Yankee, Vives estará acompañado por Marc Anthony, Maluma, Chocquibtown, Wisin y Michel Teló en un escenario único y ante más de 40,000 personas que se darán cita para disfrutar de este espectáculo magistral que ya está “Sold Out” en boletería.

En medio de lanzamientos de álbumes y conciertos, Vives aún encuentra tiempo para apoyar a la comunidad y descubrir maneras para ayudar. El lunes, Carlos Vives estuvo en Washington DC, acompañado por miembros del BID y del equipo de fútbol FC Barcelona, en esfuerzos para aprovechar el poder de la cultura y los deportes en el desarrollo de nuestros jóvenes en toda América Latina.

Aprovecha la pre-venta y ordena YA tu copia de “Más Corazón Profundo Tour: En Vivo Desde la Bahía de Santa Marta” por iTunes HOY: http://smarturl.it/CorazonVivo

Carlos Vives sitio oficial: http://www.carlosvives.com
Carlos Vives en Twitter: https://twitter.com/carlosvives

Carlos Vives Más Corazón Profundo Tour: En Vivo Desde La Bahía De Santa Marta

Ummm Grandma, I Don’t Think that’s Jesus….

July 19, 2015 at 8:45 PM ET – Seems granny came across a photo of Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi of Star Wars, and had the wrong idea.

“But in my most troublesome times, I looked down and saw only one set of footprints. I asked the Lord why, and He replied that sand people ride single file to hide their numbers.”

Obi Wan Kenobi Keep Calm Jesus Loves You

Grammy and Latin Grammy Nominated PALO! to be Featured at Tampa’s Tropical Heatwave Festival

April 23, 2015 at 6:07 PM ET [Digital Girl] – PALO! has been selected as a featured artist for the 34th Annual Tropical Heatwave Music Festival in Tampa, Florida. This will be the first time that PALO! performs in the Tampa area.

PALO! has emerged as one of the hottest bands in tropical music. They will play a set on Friday, May 1, 2015 at 9:15 PM at the Cuban Club Main Stage, located at 2010 Avenida Republica De Cuba, in Ybor City.

“Tropical Heatwave fans are excited that PALO! is making their Tampa debut at the festival. So is WMNF,” said Randy Wind, program director of WMNF, the popular public radio station that presents the annual festival. Scott Hopkins of MusicFestNews.com says that PALO! is on his “hot list” of bands to see this year at the festival.

“We’re psyched to be playing for our fans and friends in Tampa,” said Steve Roitstein, PALO!’s pianist and leader. “We love WMNF. They’ve been putting us on the air in Tampa for years, long before we got much international recognition.”

During the past several months, PALO! received a Grammy nomination for Best Tropical Latin Album 2015 for “PALO! Live”, which also garnered a Latin Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary Tropical Album. The five-piece group has enjoyed recent sold-out shows and festivals in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Boston, and of course, their hometown, Miami.

Miami is where PALO! originated in 2003, combining elements of Salsa music with funk rhythms and jazz for a distinctively seductive sound. Their live shows captivate audiences with catchy songs and spontaneous improvisation. Dancers find their music irresistible. Not surprisingly, PALO! has built an amazing fan base and has been recognized by important publications such as Miami New Times, which awarded them Best Latin Band in 2014.

PALO! is comprised of vocalist Leslie Cartaya, who was nominated for a Latin Grammy in 2013 for Best New Artist; Steve Roitstein, keyboardist and producer known for his work with Celia Cruz, Willy Chirino, Tito Puente, Cheo Feliciano, and Oscar d’Leon, among others; legendary Latin Jazz saxophonist Dr. Ed Calle; and virtuoso percussionists Philbert Armenteros and Raymer Olalde, who bring the Cuban fire and energy that characterizes PALO!.

One of the longest-running festivals in the country, the 34th Annual WMNF 88.5 Tropical Heatwave Festival will take place in Ybor City on May 1 and 2, 2015. WMNF is a listener-supported community radio station that celebrates cultural diversity and is committed to equality, peace and economic justice.

For more information about PALO! visit www.gopalo.com.

Palo! Miami Afro Cuban Funk band

Jim Parsons Canta y Baila “Boovete, Muévete” un Regalo para los Latinos

March 19, 2015 at 4:30 AM ET [American Entertainment Marketing] – No te pierdas este divertido video de reggaeton realizado especialmente para todos sus seguidores latinos “Boovete, Muévete” por Jim Parsons (Big Bang Theory) y OH de la nueva película para toda la familia de DreamWorks HOME, en cines el 27 de marzo. La película además cuenta con las voces de Jennifer López y Rihanna.

Cuando la Tierra es capturada por los Boov, una raza extraterrestre muy segura de si misma que está a la búsqueda de un nuevo hogar, todos los humanos son rápidamente trasladados a un nuevo sitio mientras los Boov se dedican a reorganizar el planeta. Pero cuando una chica con muchos recursos, Tip, logra evitar que la capturen, termina convirtiéndose en la inesperada cómplice de un Boov prófugo que se llama Oh. Los dos fugitivos se dan cuenta que hay mucho más en juego que las relaciones intergalácticas mientras se embarcan en un inolvidable viaje en carretera.

EN CINES EL 27 DE MARZO 2015

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Dreamworks 2015 Home Movie - Jim Parsons and Oh Boovete Muevete Reggaeton