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August 29, 2004 | Agustin Gurza, Times Staff Writer
I'd love to see Jay Leno do one of his "Jay Walking" skits this week, interviewing Latinos on the streets around the Shrine Auditorium, site of Wednesday's fifth annual Latin Grammy Awards. Just as many Americans can't identify photos of Vice President Dick Cheney, I'll bet the average Latino would be stumped when asked to identify many of the stars nominated this year in major categories. For the most part, this is not the music heard on commercial Latin radio in Los Angeles. Thank heavens.
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November 15, 2012 | By Reed Johnson
Don't expect many surprises when the Latin Grammy Awards are handed out Thursday afternoon and evening at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. The leading nominees, including Dominican pop idol Juan Luis Guerra and Colombian rocker Juanes, are among the platinum-selling royalty of the Spanish- and Portuguese-music world, and they're both also churning out some of the richest work of their long careers. Univision will live-broadcast the ceremony starting at 8 p.m. Eastern and Pacific time. Guerra leads all nominees this year with six nods, including for song of the year for his disc "En El Cielo No Hay Hospital" ("In Heaven There Is No Hospital")
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June 9, 2004
George Lopez will make his second appearance as host of the Latin Grammy Awards, CBS is announcing today. The ceremony will be televised live from the Shrine Auditorium on Sept. 1.
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November 15, 2012 | By Reed Johnson
LAS VEGAS -- Colombian rock superstar Juanes won the Album of the Year trophy for “Juanes MTV Unplugged” at the XIII Annual Latin Grammy Awards on Thursday evening in Las Vegas, and the Mexico City sibling pop duo Jesse y Joy (that's Jesse and Joy, to English speakers) won both Record of the Year and Song of the Year for their melancholy, down-tempo lover's lament “¡Corre!” (Run!). Certifying their swift rise from upstarts to establishment pros, Jesse y Joy, who were voted Best New Artist in 2007, this year also won for Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album for “¿Con Quién Se Queda El Perro?
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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.
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August 26, 2003 | From Associated Press
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.
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July 3, 2004 | Agustin Gurza
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.
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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
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November 4, 2006 | From a Times staff writer
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.
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September 11, 2001
Christina Aguilera and Jimmy Smits are co-hosts of "The 2nd Annual Latin Grammy Awards" (9 p.m. CBS). Columbian singer Juanes, who leads the field with seven nominations, is among the performers. "A History of the Future" (9 p.m. KCET), a two-part program that concludes next Tuesday, looks at technology, medicine, the environment and population growth in the year 2020. SPORTS The Dodgers open a three-game series against the San Diego Padres (7 p.m. KTLA).
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September 25, 2012 | By Randy Lewis
Juan Luis Guerra, the Dominican Republic's biggest music star, leads the 13 th Latin Grammy Award nominations with six, including record and song of the year nods for his hit “En el Cielo No Hay Hospital” (There Is No Hospital in Heaven). Duo Jesse & Joy are right behind Guerra with five nominations, while seven acts received four nominations apiece, partially as a result of the Latin Grammys' expansion this year of its four general categories -- album, record, song and new artist -- to include 10 nominations apiece.
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November 10, 2011
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November 10, 2011 | By Reed Johnson, Los Angeles Times
Like the Tonys, the Emmys and the Oscars, the Grammy Awards are largely a U.S.-centric affair. Every year a certain number of Europeans, Latinos and others take home trophies. But the lion's share of statuettes in major artistic categories wind up in homes and production company offices in New York or California. Not so the Latin Grammy Awards, which will mark their 12th anniversary at Thursday night's Univision-televised ceremony at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
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December 15, 2009 | By Reed Johnson
When the nominations for the 2009 Latin Grammy Awards were announced, the absence of Aventura seemed like a glaring omission. After all, for the last 16 weeks, the Bronx-bred quartet has held the No. 1 spot on the Latin album charts with "The Last," their latest recombination of spit-polished R&B grooves, frisky reggaeton beats and bachata(music), the angst-ridden genre of rural romantic music born in the countryside of the Dominican Republic. So far, the record has spun off three hit singles and helped the group sell out concert arenas across the country, including tonight's gig at Staples Center, with a second show Wednesday evening.
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November 5, 2009 | Reed Johnson
Calle 13, the Puerto Rican half-sibling, alt-hip-hop duo, is a group that hardly needs more accolades to make its presence known. If not at the pinnacle of their careers, the stepbrothers René Pérez Joglar, the lead singer known as Residente, and Eduardo José Cabra Martínez, a.k.a. Visitante, surely are entering into Andean altitudes. Building on their huge Puerto Rican following, they've been playing to sell-out crowds in South America and the United States. Already a multiple Latin Grammy and one-time Grammy award winner, Calle 13 leads the pack of this year's Latin Grammy nominees with five.
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September 20, 2009 | Paul Haven
An international rock star is bringing a mega-concert to Cuba -- a spectacle that could be the biggest visit by an outsider since Pope John Paul II's 1998 tour -- while shrugging off death threats over an event he has dedicated to peace. Colombian star Juanes, who has won 17 Latin Grammy awards, more than any other artist, is known for his social activism. Juanes' show is expected to draw hundreds of thousands of people to the iconic Plaza of the Revolution, where the pope celebrated Mass and which has been the scene of some of former President Fidel Castro's most famous speeches.
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September 18, 2009 | Yvonne Villarreal
Alternative reggaeton duo garnered five nominations, the most of any artist, for the 10th annual Latin Grammy Awards announced Thursday at the Conga Room in downtown Los Angeles. Among the nominations, the Puerto Rican half-brothers are up for album of the year for their third studio offering, "Los de Atras Vienen Conmigo." They'll compete against Andres Cepeda, Luis Enrique, Mercedes Sosa and Ivan Lins & the Metropole Orchestra. "It's great -- we're up for album of the year!
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November 14, 2008 | Associated Press
Colombian rocker Juanes ruled the Latin Grammys on Thursday, sweeping awards in five categories -- including record of the year and album of the year -- and setting a record for total wins. Juanes' joy-filled love song "Me Enamora" won record of the year, song of the year and best short-form music video. He also took trophies for the year's best album and best male pop vocal album for "La Vida . . . Es Un Ratico." After taking the top honor and final trophy, Juanes spoke to U.S.
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