September 12

2018 Latin GRAMMY Special Awards Honors Yuri Chucho Valdés Dyango More

first_img Email Latin GRAMMY Special Awards Honors Yuri & Others 2018-latin-grammy-special-awards-honors-yuri-chucho-vald%C3%A9s-dyango-more NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Nov 14, 2018 – 4:44 pm Latin GRAMMY Special Awards Honors Yuri & Others Facebook 2018 Latin GRAMMY Special Awards Honors Yuri, Chucho Valdés, Dyango & More The celebratory evening honoring these nine people was filled with applause, gratitude and even a few tearful moments as the artists reflected on their achievements and what it took to get there. Latin Recording Academy President and CEO Gabriel Abaroa Jr. and singer Raquel Sofia hosted the event, which, as Abaroa highlighted when opening the event, the awards presented are not “extra GRAMMYs,” as they don’t honor an album or a song, but a career and legacy of an artist. A touching video showcased each artists’ achievements and milestones, and each award was given by a different presenter, who highlighted some of the honoree’s most notable career moments, with Recording Academy President and CEO Neil Portnow handing off the first award. The event was livestreamed on Facebook, with fans from around the world sharing in the excitement and celebrating each artist.”We are proud to pay tribute to this remarkable group of talented artists and music professionals with this year’s Lifetime Achievement and Trustees Awards,” Abaroa Jr. said in a statement. “Our 2018 class has made outstanding contributions benefitting Ibero-American music, providing innovation and a unique vision in favor of all music lovers.” Seven iconic Latin music artists were awarded with the Latin Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Award, plus two industry veterans received the Trustees Award during the celebratory event last nightAna YglesiasGRAMMYs Nov 14, 2018 – 4:44 pm Las Vegas is the place to be this week for the 19th Latin GRAMMY Awards, taking place this Thursday. The Latin GRAMMY Week festivities officially kicked off Nov. 13 as the Latin Recording Academy honored influential Latin music artists Erasmo Carlos, Dyango, Andy Montañez, José María Napoleón, Chucho Valdés, Wilfrido Vargas and Yuri with their Lifetime Achievement Award as part of the Special Awards ceremony. Visionary label executives Horacio Malvicino and Tomás Muñoz received the Trustees Award. Both awards celebrate the honorees outstanding and lasting contributions to Latin music. News Twitter The first to be honored was the great Cuban jazz musician Chucho Valdés, born to a musician father, who he released a touching duet album with, followed by Brazilian rocker Erasmo Carlos, whose music transcended genres, often with psychedelic influences. Next to be presented the award was Barcelona-born singer Dyango, aka “La Voz del Amor” (The Voice of Love), whose passionate ballads gained him a loyal following in Latin America, and Puerto Rican salsa legend Andy Montañez from Puerto Rico, a lead artist of the growing salsa romántica sound in the ’80s. The fifth award went to Mexican singer José María Napoleón, aka “El Poeta de la Canción” (The Song’s Poet), who got teary-eyed with gratitude as he said, quite poetically, “gracias por este tesoro gran precioso” (thank you for this beautiful treasure).The excitement and positivity stayed high throughout the evening, with each presenter having plenty to talk about for each monumental honoree. The second to last Lifetime Achievement Award recipient was Dominican merengue artist Wilfrido Vargas, a trumpet player and bandleader who led the genre forward for years, even mentoring the next generation of artists including Las Chicas de Can, the first all-female merengue group from the Dominican Republic.The final artist honored—which many Facebook viewers seemed to be waiting for the whole time—was Mexican genre-defying popstar and actress Yuri, aka “La Güera” (The Blonde), or as she’s often referred to, the “Global Pop Diva.” She shared how thankful she was to her many fans for making her 40 years of work worth it, although she knows she has plenty more work to do. As the presenter of her award said, “Su talento no tiene limites” (her talent has no limits).Horacio Malvicino, a label executive and jazz musician from Argentina, and Tomás Muñoz, a label executive from Spain who worked with the likes of Julio Iglesias, were both honored with the Trustees Award.As excitement mounts for Thursday’s presentation of this year’s Latin GRAMMYs, which recognize the finest artists and projects of the year, the Latin GRAMMYs Special Awards remind us where we come from, celebrating those artists and industry players who paved the road for so many of today’s stars.Thalía, Fonseca, Miguel Bosé & More To Join 2018 Latin GRAMMY Awards PresentersRead morelast_img read more

September 11

STATE REP RACE Representative Shaunna OConnell Campaigns For Pina Prinzivalli

first_imgTEWKSBURY, MA — On Thursday night, State Representative Shaunna O’Connell (R- Taunton), headlined a fundraising event at the Knights of Columbus for Pina Prinzivalli (R-Tewksbury), candidate for State Representative in the 19th Middlesex District“I’m pleased to be able to come all the way up from Taunton because that’s how important it is that we support Pina,” said O’Connell who represents the 3rd Bristol District and is best known for uncovering fraud, waste and abuse in the welfare system to make sure benefits are going to those who are in need.“The fact that Pina has been in this race since October, working hard, knocking on doors, meeting people, talking to business owners, finding out the concerns of the people she wants to represent says a great deal about her. She is the kind of person who has the drive, the commitment and the perseverance that we need on Beacon Hill.”Since launching her campaign last year, Prinzivalli has worked to lower the sales tax and establish an annual tax free weekend by collecting signatures for a ballot question. She’s the only candidate to have signed the Taxpayers Protection Pledge. Prinzivalli has also pledged to never vote herself a pay raise and in the event there’s an increase in salary, she will donate the money to charity.“If Pina was with us during the pay raises, she would have stood up against it because that’s the kind of person she is,” said O’Connell. “Pina will stand up and fight for what’s right. She will fight for her district and she will work to expose what’s going on to change the culture of our legislature so it’s truly the house of the people.”Earlier in the week, the Tewksbury Republican Town Committee unanimously endorsed Prinzivalli’s candidacy over another Republican in the race.“Pina has already shown that she will fight for her core values,” said Ruth Chou, chairman of the Tewksbury RTC. “Pina has also shown her determination to create opportunities to achieve her goals rather than wait for opportunities to fall into her lap. This is why we’re proud to endorse her.”(NOTE: The above press release is from State Rep. Pina Prinzivalli.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTATE REP RACE: Billerica State Rep. Marc Lombardo Endorses PrinzivalliIn “Government”STATE REP RACE: Voting Records Show Prinzivalli Voted Only Once Before Launching Candidacy; Campaign DisputesIn “Government”STATE REP RACE: Pina Prinzivalli Receives Endorsement Of Tewksbury Republican Town CommitteeIn “Government”last_img read more

September 5

Actress Ihana Dhillon flaunts her beach body as she holidays in Seychelles

first_imgIhana DhillonPR HandoutIhana Dhillon, who made her Bollywood debut with Hate Story IV, was recently spotted having a great time in Seychelles.The actress, who is still remembered for her bold role in Hate Story IV, took some time from her busy schedule to beat the heat and chill on the beach.A source close to the actress informs, “Ihana had some free time so she decided to make most of it and went to Seychelles for a holiday. Ihana loves beaches and she loves to play water sports. She will be soon starting the shoot for a film so it will be quite hectic. That’s why she decided to make most of it”.Going by the pictures, the actress has definitely lost weight and she is looking super sexy. Take a look at these pictures from her trip. 1/3 Ihana DhillonPR HandoutIhana DhillonPR HandoutIhana DhillonPR HandoutPreviousNextOn the work front, Ihana will be next seen in Arjun Kapoor’s upcoming film Nastik. Her Punjabi film Ghulam is also expected to release by the end of this year.last_img read more

September 2

School Administrators Say Greg Abbotts School Safety Plan Is A Good Start

first_imgGabriel Cristóver Pérez/KUTTexas school administrators and law enforcement leaders meet for a round table discussion with Governor Greg Abbott and other state politicians to kick off a three-day series of round table discussions at the State Capitol focusing on school safety in response to the recent Santa Fe High School shooting.Texas has been on the nation’s front pages since the school shooting at Santa Fe. Now, after an unprecedented three days of roundtable discussions with experts, school administrators and others, all eyes are on Gov. Greg Abbott’s just-released proposal to curb gun violence in Texas schools.But what do school administrators think of the plan? Texas Standard Host David Brown spoke with the superintendents of three Texas school districts.Abbott’s plan allocates $120 million to mental health services for students. San Antonio ISD Superintendent Pedro Martinez supports the idea.“In our district, with over 50,000 students, we struggle,” Martinez says. “Even though we’re part of a large city, San Antonio, there’s still just not enough resources to ensure that children who need those services are getting them.”Corpus Christi ISD Superintendent Roland Hernandez agrees with the emphasis and funding for mental health. He says counselor training in his district has already been beefed up recently. Hernandez also says that his district is well-positioned in another area Abbott addressed in his plan – police presence on school campuses.Superintendent Mark Dominguez of Buena Vista ISD says law enforcement presence in his schools is not as great as it is in many larger districts, but that there have been efforts at “hardening” schools against potential violence.Martinez says the governor’s plan, delivered so soon after the Santa Fe shooting, will facilitate a conversation around the state, and with the legislature when it is next in session.He says the ratio of counselors to students in his district is inadequate to meet the need.Hernandez agrees that what the governor has proposed is a starting point.“The study groups were good,” he says. “I do think that a lot of it is good to speak about, but if districts are not given the resources, funding-wise to make any of this possible, it really doesn’t do us any good.”Dominguez says the cost to implement new safety and mental health efforts in a small school district like his, is high.“The safety and security of our students is very important,” he says “and I don’t think that you can put a price tag or dollar amount on the importance of that.”Abbott’s plan would strengthen some rules requiring reporting of lost or stolen guns, and would close some loopholes in gun purchase regulations. But the plan has few other specific measures for keeping guns out of the hands of potential school shooters.Martinez says that in this area, too, what the governor has proposed on guns is a good start.“We know from a lot of other events that have happened around the country that there are a lot of silos within state government and local government,” Martinez says. “And sometimes school districts are the ones to suffer for that.”Written by Shelly Brisbin. Sharelast_img read more

August 31

Gearing up for a Russian flavour in the Capital

A three-day event on the culture of Russia will begin from today. An initiative of the Government of India, this event is organised by the Department of Art, Culture, and Languages, with Sahitya Kala Parishad, Moscow Government and Delhi State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd (DSIIDC), the Days Of Moscow in Delhi, will bring a series of cultural activities like Russian Classical Music Concert, Fashion Show, Photo Exhibition, Ghazel : Gala Concert showcasing the tradition, and culture of the Russian capital. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The photo exhibition will have the photographs and video works of 14  participating artistes which will be displayed at Lalit Kala Academy. At the exhibition, there will be a workshop on photography by Russian photographer Vladislav Efimov.While the Russian Classical Music Concert organised by the Moscow government, bringing together numerous performers from all over Russia and India will perform at the concert in the Russian Cultural Centre. The Russian government will also bring folk artistes from the different regions of Russia, qualified and professional ballet dancers and professional performers from Russia for The Ghazel: gala concert. This concert will be held at the Central Park, near Rajiv Chowk metro station. There will also be  a fashion show parade by the Russian designers at the Emporio in Vasant Kunj.  This show will be organised by DSIIDC encompassing the lifestyle wears from the Russian capital. So get ready to absorb Russian culture right here in Delhi. read more