October 15, 1999
Recording academy President Michael Greene will moderate "Road to the Latin Grammy Awards," an Oct. 21 panel discussion about the nascent Latin Grammy Awards program and the rising profile of Latin music. Scheduled panelists include music producer Emilio Estefan, EMI Latin President Jose Behar and Mauricio Abaroa, executive director of the Latin Recording Academy. The panel will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, 3402 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica.
August 26, 2003 |
Comedian-actor George Lopez will host the fourth annual Latin Grammy awards show Sept. 3. Lopez, 42, is co-creator, writer, producer and star of ABC's "George Lopez." He'll introduce presenters and performers at the show, to be held at the American Airlines Arena in Miami and broadcast at 9 p.m. on CBS.
July 3, 2004 |
Award-winning producer and songwriter Kike Santander has been elected chairman of the board of the Latin Recording Academy, the organization that sponsors the annual Latin Grammy Awards. Santander, a native of Colombia now based in Miami, becomes the group's second chairman, replacing Manolo Diaz, who is taking the helm of EMI Music Spain in September.
September 5, 2001
Regarding staff writer Maria Elena Fernandez's article "Moving the Grammys Won't Still the Note of Discord" (Aug. 26): Since when did Miami become "this nation's Latin American capital"? With all the controversy of relocating the Latin Grammy Awards, the Miami Cubans have anointed their town as the center of the Latino universe. Have they forgotten about New York, Texas and California, each vastly richer in diversity of Latin American culture? JUANA EVA MARTINEZ Los Angeles
September 12, 2000 |
On Wednesday, the first Latin Grammy Awards show will be held at Staples Center and broadcast live on CBS. So, what, exactly, is a Latin Grammy? And how--or why--is it separate from a regular Grammy? Here's the short answer: A Latin Grammy is an award honoring musical excellence by artists who perform in Spanish or Portuguese. What's that, you say? You thought the regular Grammys already did that?
November 4, 2006 |
The three-hour telecast of the Latin Grammy Awards on Univision Thursday night drew an average of 5.7 million viewers, Nielsen Media Research reported Friday, up from 5.1 million last year in its first outing on the Spanish-language network. And, like last year, it was the most-watched program of the night in L.A., Spanish or English. The Latin Grammys began life on CBS, averaging 7.5 million viewers for the first telecast in 2000. But the ratings went down from there, falling to 3.