"Q'VIVA! The Chosen LIVE" in Las Vegas, May 26

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By Latino Loop
Published on LatinoLA: April 16, 2012

"Q'VIVA! The Chosen LIVE" in Las Vegas, May 26

Arts and Entertainment

Simon Fuller's XIX Entertainment, Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony and Jamie King announced that "Q'VIVA! The Chosen LIVE" will take place in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on Saturday, May 26th. Lopez and Anthony will perform together and King will direct the show featuring the artists discovered and featured in the TV series.

The cast of the new Broadway production of "Evita" (Ricky Martin, Elena Roger and Michael Cerveris), will make their first national TV appearance on ABC's "Good Morning America" on Thursday, April 12th and will perform two numbers from the show.

Gerardo Ortiz, 3BallMTY and Larry Hernandez joined the lineup of performers at this year's 2012 Billboard Latin Music Awards. Don Omar, Prince Royce, Daddy Yankee, Juanes and Jenni Rivera are also scheduled to perform.

Amazon launched "eBooks Kindle en Espa??ol", a Kindle store dedicated to books in Spanish featuring 30,000 e-books as well as customer support in Spanish.

"Juanes MTV Unplugged" will premiere on MTVLA on Sunday, May 27th and Tr3s: MTV, Musica y Mas on Monday, May 28th. The album is out on the 29th.

Gaby Moreno signed a recording contract with Ricardo Arjona's Metamorfosis label.


The Hispanic Scholarship fund received an anonymous gift of $4 million which will provide scholarships and support for 600 students.

According to census data affluent Americans (those with a household income of at least $100,000) are made up of 77% non-Hispanic whites and 9% Hispanics. Hispanics make up 5% of households with a yearly income over $250,000.

According to a new study of MLB contracts by the AP, Latinos are among the highest paid players in Major League Baseball, with the New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez topping the list as baseball's highest-paid player.

Three construction management firms in New York reached a $1.2 million settlement for failing to pay prevailing wages and benefits to immigrant workers on city-funded projects for the Department of Housing Preservation and Development.

Jessica Vega is facing felony fraud charges after faking a case of terminal cancer to get a dream wedding and honeymoon. Vega received a $1200 wedding dress, rings, flowers for her reception and a free honeymoon in Aruba.


Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen was suspended for five games and has made a public apology after he praised Fidel Castro in an interview with Time magazine.

According to Guatemalan authorities, an alliance has been formed between the Mara Salvatrucha and the Zetas. Secret jailhouse recordings allegedly reveal a pact between the gang leaders with Zetas providing paramilitary training and equipment to the Maras in exchange for intelligence and crimes meant to divert law enforcement resources and attention.

MLB player Vladimir Guerrero turned himself into authorities in his native Dominican Republic this week after a brawl at a nightclub. Guerrero denied the assault charges, of which he reportedly assaulted a police officer.

Media and Marketing

mun2 had its best weekly audience delivery in the network's history on the week ending April 1st, delivering 95,000 adults 18-49 and 154,000 total viewers.

AT&T has partnered with Univision's "Nuestra Belleza Latina" with behind-the-scenes content that AT&T customers can watch on their mobile devices. AT&T En Tu Movil on NuestraBellezaLatina.com will also featured the webnovela "La Heredera" and a sweepstakes for fans to win $10,000.

Chrysler Group will be the first automaker to provide the expanded SiriusXM channel lineup including SiriusXM Latino channels in select 2013 vehicles.

According to new data from HispanicMagazineMonitor advertisers spent $91.5 million on 364 new brands/campaigns, accounting for 42% of the $215.5 million total spent by advertisers in Hispanic magazines in 2011. Procter & Gamble accounted for $24.4 million of that new spending.

Borja Perez was promoted to SVP of Digital & Social Media at Telemundo Media. Perez was previously VP of Digital Media & Integrated Solutions.

A settlement was reached between Arbitron and the California Attorney General in a suit that alleged that Arbitron's PPM (Portable People Meters) dramatically undercount minority audiences with stations that serve minority audiences experiencing ratings drops after the PPM was introduced.

People en Espa??ol will host its "Festival" event in San Antonio for the first time (the festival has previously been held in New York) on Sept. 1-2nd. Day-time activities including celebrity appearances and panel discussions will be held at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center and evening concerts will be held at the Alamodome.

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