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June 20, 2013 | By Jay Jones
Latin music superstar Enrique Iglesias will entertain twice during a four-day celebration of Mexican Independence Day at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas . Iglesias will perform Sept. 13 and 15 at the resort's Boulevard Pool . Tickets for the 8 p.m. concerts go on sale at 10 a.m Friday. General admission tickets cost $95 and will be available online or by calling (800) 745-3000. Some cabanas will also be available at premium prices. Call (702) 698-7778 for details.
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June 20, 2013 | By Jay Jones
Latin music superstar Enrique Iglesias will entertain twice during a four-day celebration of Mexican Independence Day at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas . Iglesias will perform Sept. 13 and 15 at the resort's Boulevard Pool . Tickets for the 8 p.m. concerts go on sale at 10 a.m Friday. General admission tickets cost $95 and will be available online or by calling (800) 745-3000. Some cabanas will also be available at premium prices. Call (702) 698-7778 for details.
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ENTERTAINMENT
September 10, 2012 | By Reed Johnson
Antonio Aguilar, the Mexican ranchera music star and cinema idol who had a huge fan base among Southern California Mexican Americans, will be honored on Mexican Independence Day (Sept. 16) when a statue of him is unveiled in downtown L.A., reports our Spanish-language sibling publication Hoy. Aguilar, known as " El Charro de México, " who died in 2007, recorded more than 150 albums which sold more than 25 million copies, earning him a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 17, 2012 | By Alexandra Zavis, Los Angeles Times
Family lore says that when a young Antonio Aguilar arrived in Los Angeles hoping to make it big, he spent nights sleeping on benches at La Placita Olvera downtown. The Mexican singer and actor, who died in 2007 at the age of 88, went on to make more than 160 records and more than 100 films, building a huge following on both sides of the border. Thousands gathered Sunday to honor Aguilar during celebrations of Mexican Independence Day, when a statue of him was unveiled in a plaza close to the benches where he once slept.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 1997
Los Angeles commemorated Mexican Independence Day on the steps of City Hall Monday night, highlighted by a ceremonial "cry for freedom" at 10:45 p.m., the hour said to be when Mexicans launched their battle for freedom from Spain in 1811. The ceremony marked the 186th anniversary of Father Miguel Hidalgo's famous "El Grito de Dolores"--the cry that sparked the battle in the town of Dolores Hidalgo in the state of Guanajuato.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 9, 1999 | ROBIN RAUZI
Cinco de Mayo may be the better-known Mexican holiday in the Los Angeles area, but May 5 is not--as some might think--Mexico's independence day. El dieciseis de septiembre--the 16th of September--is the date chosen to mark the beginning of Mexico's rebellion. It was actually late on the night of Sept. 15, 1810, that priest Don Miguel Hidalgo raised the banner of the Virgin of Guadalupe and issued El Grito, or cry for freedom.
NEWS
September 12, 1991
The 181st anniversary of Mexican Independence Day will be marked this weekend with a variety of celebrations, climaxed by the traditional "El Grito" ceremonies Sunday night outside Los Angeles' City Hall. The ceremonies at City Hall, sponsored by the City of Los Angeles, the Mexican Consulate General, the Mexican Civic Patriotic Committee and KMEX, will begin at 7 p.m. with entertainment.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 11, 2012 | By Reed Johnson
Last year, when the Mexican rock band Zoé won the best alternative music album award at the Latin Grammys, many critics considered the recognition long overdue. The group, which first came together in the late 1990s, has been among Latin America's most consistently brainy and enlightened explorers of neo-psychedelic rock, with album titles like the 2006 release "Memo Rex Commander y el Corazón Atómico de la Vía Láctea" (Commander Memo Rex and the Atomic Heart of the Milky Way)
ENTERTAINMENT
September 10, 2012 | By Reed Johnson
Antonio Aguilar, the Mexican ranchera music star and cinema idol who had a huge fan base among Southern California Mexican Americans, will be honored on Mexican Independence Day (Sept. 16) when a statue of him is unveiled in downtown L.A., reports our Spanish-language sibling publication Hoy. Aguilar, known as " El Charro de México, " who died in 2007, recorded more than 150 albums which sold more than 25 million copies, earning him a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 17, 2010 | By Reed Johnson, Los Angeles Times
Last year, when Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles was invited to open for the reggae-hip-hop- salsa-punk-funk mash-up mavens Ozomatli at the Nokia Theatre, the group wondered how on earth such a concert might be billed. "At first I was, like, 'Really?'" recalled Julissa Murillo, a violinist with the neo-traditional, all-female mariachi group. "Nobody has ever tried anything like that, and I didn't know how they were going to categorize it. " "Categories be damned!"
WORLD
September 19, 2009 | Tracy Wilkinson
The charges, her defenders maintained, were absurd from the start: an unarmed middle-aged indigenous woman who stood barely 5 feet tall was accused of kidnapping six federal police officers. Jacinta Francisco Marcial said she was innocent and had been railroaded. This week, after spending three years in prison, she was set free. The Mexican judiciary that had handed her a 21-year sentence decided she probably wasn't guilty after all. She received no apology, and was bundled out of prison Wednesday under cover of darkness in the predawn hours of Mexican Independence Day, when much of national attention was diverted by holiday frolic.
WORLD
September 17, 2009 | Tracy Wilkinson
For the second time in less than two weeks, heavily armed gunmen attacked a rehabilitation clinic for drug addicts in the volatile border city of Ciudad Juarez, authorities said today. At least 10 people, patients and therapists, were killed. The gunmen escaped and authorities offered little in the way of motives in the Tuesday night shootings. Rehab clinics are often attacked as drug gangs pursue rivals or attempt to settle old scores. It's the sixth drug treatment center attacked in Ciudad Juarez in the last 13 months.
WORLD
September 19, 2008 | Ken Ellingwood, Times Staff Writer
Three men were being held as possible suspects in the fatal grenade attack this week on an Independence Day celebration in the western state of Michoacan, authorities said Thursday. Two were detained in northern Zacatecas state late Wednesday after being hospitalized with injuries from a car crash. The third, who had been in the same crash but was released from the hospital, was arrested Thursday afternoon in Zacatecas.
WORLD
September 18, 2008 | Ken Ellingwood, Times Staff Writer
Gloria Alvarez never got to shout "Viva Mexico!" The 32-year-old homemaker, cradling her infant son, jostled with the rest of her family and thousands of other people who packed the center of this colonial-era city Monday night to celebrate Mexican Independence Day. Then came the blasts. Alvarez's husband and 7-year-old daughter were seriously injured. The 3-month-old baby, Uriel, somehow escaped unharmed, but Alvarez, gravely wounded, died later in a public hospital.
WORLD
September 17, 2006 | Sam Enriquez, Times Staff Writer
Hundreds of thousands of Mexicans celebrated their Independence Day in a mass rally to denounce the winner of the July 2 presidential election and pledge their allegiance to the losing candidate. With a show of hands, the huge crowd of delegates to the so-called National Democratic Convention on Saturday agreed to recognize leftist politician Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador as the country's rightful president and join a campaign of boycotts and civil disobedience under his direction.
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