Latinos Join Lineup at Coachella

Cypress Hill, L.A. Gang Tours, Aventura, Lady Gaga, All My Children y m?ís from Latino Loop, 1.22.10

Published on LatinoLA: January 22, 2010

Latinos Join Lineup at Coachella

The lineup for this year's Coachella music festival, taking place April 16-18th in Indio, CA, was announced this week. Aterciopelados, Calle 13, Babasonicos and Zoe are among this year's performers. www.coachella.com.

Cypress Hill collaborated with Marc Anthony on the track "Armada Latina" off their forthcoming album "Rise Up" slated for release on April 6th on Snoop Dogg's Priority Records/EMI. Cypress Hill is the first signing for the label.

Aventura is set to kick off their 4 consecutive dates at Madison Square Garden this week and have partnered with the American Red Cross to donate $25,000 to earthquake relief aid in Haiti. Aventura is out-selling Lady Gaga's four-night run this week at Radio City Music Hall, where capacity is about a third of that at MSG.

A new study of U.S. Census Bureau data reveals that immigrant workers contributed $215 billion to New York City's economy in 2008, making up 43% of the workforce.

Spanish lawmaker Gaspar Llamazares was shocked to find that his picture was used by the FBI in a digitally enhanced image depicting what Osama bin Laden might look like today.

Billionaire Sebastian Pinera was named President-elect of Chile after a runoff election against former President Eduardo Frei.

According to data from the Economic Policy Institute, Hispanic unemployment will exceed 12% in Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, New Jersey and New York with 22.2% in Nevada and 17.6% in California.

Magic Juan, the former singer and composer of Proyecto Uno, was hospitalized in New York this week and is apparently in critical condition, suffering from possible internal bleeding.

A 6.0 earthquake hit Guatemala and parts of El Salvador this week, however no major damage was reported.

An unidentified woman purchased Diego Maradona's diamond earring for $36,400 at an auction last week to help pay off $54 million owed in taxes to the Italian government.

Ricky Martin and Carlos Santana will be among the presenters at the GRAMMY Awards airing live January 31st on CBS.

U..S. Customs and Border Protection is now enforcing rules against importing chicharrones from Mexico to target exotic animal diseases from certain parts of Mexico. Chicharrones from several states in Mexico require a health certificate verifying that the rinds were cooked according to certain standards.

Carolina Sifuentes, a 19-year old woman from Denver, had a 250 pound tumor removed from her abdomen.

Cardenas Marketing Network is opening a West Coast office in Los Angeles that will be headed up by Ingrid Martinez.

Border Media Partners sold its Regional Mexican station KWOW in Waco, Texas to Waco Entertainment Group for $1.3 million.

Taco Bell founder Glenn W. Bell, Jr. died this week in California at age 86.

Mun2 will debut a new fashion series "The mun2 Look" on Saturday at 3 PM ET/PT. The series will be hosted by Paula Garces and feature stylist Jorge Ramon.

Hugo Chavez increased Venezuela's minimum wage by 25% last week.

Former gang member and activist Alfred Lomas debuted LA Gang Tours over the weekend, offering tourists a bus tour through South Los Angeles and insight into LA's gang history. www.lagangtours.com.

peermusic and T6H have inked a joint-venture publishing deal including former RBD member Anahi.

Telemundo and State Farm kicked off the "Mas Sabe el Diablo" market tour this week in Dallas. The tour brings stars from the telenovela for photo ops, autographs and other contests and prizes and will also hit Los Angeles and Chicago in February.

The GRAMMY Museum will present "Nuestra Historia: Los Tucanes de Tijuana" on February 4th featuring an interview and performance. This is the first of a series of "Nuestra Historia" Spanish-language events that will take place at the museum.

Pablo Szneiberg has taken the post of VP of Original Content Development at MTV Latin America. Szneiberg was previously Director of Development at Nickelodeon Latin America.

The Writers Guild of America announced nominees for the Writers Guild Awards including Derek Santos Olson ("Friday Night Lights"), Angela Amato Velez ("The Good Wife") and Roberto Orci ("Star Trek"). The awards will take place February 20th in Los Angeles.

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and City Council President Eric Garcetti will both play themselves in the soap opera "All My Children" to celebrate the show's return to shooting in California after 40 years of shooting in New York.

ESPN Deportes announced finalists for the reality series "Dream Job: El Reportero". Six finalists were selected during a six-city tour and will compete in a series of challenges to win a chance to become and ESPN Deportes soccer reporter.

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