On Thursday, May 19, 2011 from Miami The Latin Recording Academy announced that Latin music’s most prestigious awards telecast, the 12thAnnual Latin GRAMMY® Awards (www.latingrammy.com), returns once again to Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay Events Center on Thursday, Nov. 10,2011, and will air live on the Univision Network from 8 – 11 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. Central).
Nominations for the 12th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards will be announced on Wednesday, Sept. 14 at a live press conference in Los Angeles (venue to be announced shortly).
“What better place to host the Latin GRAMMYs than Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay Events Center and once again offer music lovers unique and memorable performances,” said Gabriel Abaroa Jr., President/CEO of The Latin Recording Academy®. “We are delighted to return to the entertainment capital of the world and showcase the best and brightest in Latin music, as well as highlight new and established programs and initiatives throughout Latin GRAMMY Week. We look forward to another successful Latin GRAMMY season.”
Since the annual Latin GRAMMY telecast debuted on Univision entirely in Spanish in 2005, the show has consistently earned increased ratings year after year worldwide. Additionally, the Latin GRAMMYs has become one of Univision’s highest rated shows, as well as the most watched and highly regarded award events by Hispanics.
The Latin Recording Academy is an international, membership-based organization comprised of Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking recording artists, musicians, songwriters, producers and other creative and technical recording professionals. The organization is dedicated to improving the quality of life and cultural condition for Latin music and its makers. In addition to producing the Latin GRAMMY Awards to honor excellence in the recorded arts and sciences, The Latin Recording Academy provides educational and outreach programs for the Latin music community. For more information about The Latin Recording Academy, please visit www.latingrammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, join the organization’s social networks as a Twitter follower at www.twitter.com/latingrammys, and a Facebook fan at www.facebook.com/latingrammys.
Source: The Latin Recording Academy
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US Magazine reported on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 that Kara DioGuardi has dealt with far worse things than judge-table spats on American Idol.
In a frank new memoir, A Helluva High Note, the music industry vet and former Idol judge, 40, reveals that she suffered molestation as a a child and, as a young adult, was date-raped by a prominent music producer.
DioGuardi says that, at age 11, a teenaged family friend repeatedly molested her. “On one particular day, he took me into the the back shed of his house and put his hands all over my [body],” DioGuardi writes in an excerpt at E! News. “I remember freezing and not knowing what to do.”
Another painful secret: In 2000, as her music career rose, she went on a date with a “fairly known producer,” who sexually forced himself upon her after a cordial dinner.
“[W]ithin a few hours, he was on top of me, pumping, sweating, and speaking to me in Spanish, not a word of which I could understand,” DioGuardi writes.
She kept the violent date-rape secret for fear it would ruin her career, she says.
DioGuardi also writes of sexual harassment at the hands of a “hugely successful artist” who was obsessed with “Russian porn” and hiring strippers for perform sex acts in front of him.
Of her early season 9 departure from Idol, the star explains that she was struggling to get pregnant via IVF.
“I wanted a child and there was no way I could get pregnant under the stress of eighteen-hour work days and live TV. . . My desire to be in control of my destiny was larger than my need to be a household name.” A Helluva High Note hits shelves April 26; DioGuardi will next appear on TV via Platinum Hit, a new Bravo reality series debuting May 30.
For more information visit US Magazine at http://www.usmagazine.com/healthylifestyle/news/kara-dioguardi-i-was-molested-date-raped-2011194
Source: US Magazine
Photo credit to: Albert L. Ortega/PR Photos
After a powerful 8.9-magnitude earthquake the hit Japan on Thursday, March 10, 2011 also a Tsumani hits the coastal areas.
The US Dept of Commerce National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Weather Service have issue a Tsunami Warning Alert for North and Southern CA. The Tsunami Advisory is for LA County Coast including Downtown Los Angeles.
The Tsunami Alert was issue on March 11 at 1:18 am Please read the affected areas:
THIS MESSAGE KEEPS THE ADVISORY AND WARNING AREAS THE SAME AND ADDS MORE TSUNAMI OBSERVATIONS. ...THE TSUNAMI WARNING CONTINUES IN EFFECT FOR THE COASTAL AREAS OF CALIFORNIA AND OREGON FROM POINT CONCEPCION CALIFORNIA TO THE OREGON-WASHINGTON BORDER... ...THE TSUNAMI WARNING CONTINUES IN EFFECT FOR THE COASTAL AREAS OF ALASKA FROM AMCHITKA PASS ALASKA/125 MILES W OF ADAK/ TO ATTU ALASKA... ...THE TSUNAMI ADVISORY CONTINUES IN EFFECT FOR THE COASTAL AREAS OF CALIFORNIA FROM THE CALIFORNIA-MEXICO BORDER TO POINT CONCEPCION CALIFORNIA... ...THE TSUNAMI ADVISORY CONTINUES IN EFFECT FOR THE COASTAL AREAS OF WASHINGTON - BRITISH COLUMBIA AND ALASKA FROM THE OREGON-WASHINGTON BORDER TO AMCHITKA PASS ALASKA/125 MILES W OF ADAK/... RECOMMENDED ACTIONS A TSUNAMI HAS BEEN GENERATED WHICH IS EXPECTED TO CAUSE DAMAGE TO THE WARNING AND/OR ADVISORY REGIONS LISTED IN THE HEADLINE. PERSONS IN LOW-LYING COASTAL AREAS SHOULD BE ALERT TO INSTRUCTIONS FROM THEIR LOCAL EMERGENCY OFFICIALS. EVACUATIONS ARE ONLY ORDERED BY EMERGENCY RESPONSE AGENCIES. - PERSONS IN TSUNAMI WARNING COASTAL AREAS SHOULD MOVE INLAND TO HIGHER GROUND. - PERSONS IN TSUNAMI ADVISORY COASTAL AREAS SHOULD MOVE OUT OF THE WATER... OFF THE BEACH AND OUT OF HARBORS AND MARINAS. MEASUREMENTS OR REPORTS OF TSUNAMI ACTIVITY LOCATION LAT LON TIME AMPL ------------------------ ----- ------ ------- ----------- TOSASHIMIZU JAPAN 32.8N 132.9E 0747UTC 00.9FT/00.27M TOKAI JAPAN 33.8N 137.6E 0645UTC 00.8FT/00.25M OFUNATO JAPAN 39.0N 141.8E 0605UTC 10.8FT/03.29M HANASAKI JAPAN 43.3N 145.6E 0643UTC 09.3FT/02.82M BOSO JAPAN 34.8N 140.8E 0609UTC 02.6FT/00.78M MINAMITORISHIMA JAPAN 24.3N 154.0E 0747UTC 01.5FT/00.45M NAHA JAPAN 26.2N 127.7E 0902UTC 00.7FT/00.20M TIME - TIME OF MEASUREMENT AMPL - TSUNAMI AMPLITUDES ARE MEASURED RELATIVE TO NORMAL SEA LEVEL. IT IS ...NOT... CREST-TO-TROUGH WAVE HEIGHT. VALUES ARE GIVEN IN BOTH METERS(M) AND FEET(FT). TSUNAMI AMPLITUDES ARE EXPECTED TO PEAK TWO TO THREE HOURS AFTER INITIAL ARRIVAL ALONG THE NORTH AMERICAN COAST. PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS MAGNITUDE - 8.9 TIME - 2046 AKST MAR 10 2011 2146 PST MAR 10 2011 0546 UTC MAR 11 2011 LOCATION - 38.3 NORTH 142.4 EAST - NEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU JAPAN DEPTH - 12 MILES/20 KM TSUNAMI WARNINGS MEAN THAT A TSUNAMI WITH SIGNIFICANT WIDESPREAD INUNDATION IS IMMINENT OR EXPECTED. WARNINGS INDICATE THAT WIDESPREAD DANGEROUS COASTAL FLOODING ACCOMPANIED BY POWERFUL CURRENTS IS POSSIBLE AND MAY CONTINUE FOR SEVERAL HOURS AFTER THE INITIAL WAVE ARRIVAL. TSUNAMI ADVISORIES MEAN THAT A TSUNAMI CAPABLE OF PRODUCING STRONG CURRENTS OR WAVES DANGEROUS TO PERSONS IN OR VERY NEAR THE WATER IS EXPECTED. SIGNIFICANT WIDESPREAD INUNDATION IS NOT EXPECTED FOR AREAS UNDER AN ADVISORY. CURRENTS MAY BE HAZARDOUS TO SWIMMERS... BOATS... AND COASTAL STRUCTURES AND MAY CONTINUE FOR SEVERAL HOURS AFTER THE INITIAL WAVE ARRIVAL. PACIFIC COASTAL REGIONS OUTSIDE CALIFORNIA/ OREGON/ WASHINGTON/ BRITISH COLUMBIA AND ALASKA SHOULD REFER TO THE PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER MESSAGES FOR INFORMATION ON THIS EVENT AT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/PTWC. THIS MESSAGE WILL BE UPDATED IN 30 MINUTES OR SOONER IF THE SITUATION WARRANTS. THE TSUNAMI MESSAGE WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. REFER TO THE INTERNET SITE WCATWC.ARH.NOAA.GOV FOR MORE INFORMATION. ...THE TSUNAMI ADVISORY CONTINUES IN EFFECT FOR THE COASTAL AREAS OF CALIFORNIA FROM THE CALIFORNIA-MEXICO BORDER TO POINT CONCEPCION CALIFORNIA... PERSONS IN TSUNAMI ADVISORY COASTAL AREAS SHOULD MOVE OUT OF THE WATER... OFF THE BEACH AND OUT OF HARBORS AND MARINAS. TSUNAMI ADVISORIES MEAN THAT A TSUNAMI CAPABLE OF PRODUCING STRONG CURRENTS OR WAVES DANGEROUS TO PERSONS IN OR VERY NEAR WATER IS IMMINENT OR EXPECTED. SIGNIFICANT WIDESPREAD INUNDATION IS NOT EXPECTED FOR AREAS IN AN ADVISORY. TSUNAMIS ARE A SERIES OF WAVES POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS SEVERAL HOURS AFTER INITIAL ARRIVAL TIME. ESTIMATED TIMES OF INITIAL WAVE ARRIVAL FOR SELECTED SITES IN THE ADVISORY ARE PROVIDED BELOW. SANTA BARBARA-CA 0817 PST MAR 11 LA JOLLA-CA 0841 PST MAR 11 SAN PEDRO-CA 0832 PST MAR 11 FOR ARRIVAL TIMES AT ADDITIONAL LOCATIONS SEE WCATWC.ARH.NOAA.GOV
The Target Areas: Catalina Island Los Angeles County Coast including Downtown Los Angeles Orange County Coastal Areas San Diego County Coastal Areas Santa Barbara County South Coast Ventura County Coast
Updated March 11, 2011 @ 2:32 Am
|Special Weather Statement Issued: March 11 at 2:21AM PST Expiring: March 11 at 5:07AM PST Issued by NWS Oxnard||Urgency: Expected Status: Actual|
|Areas affected:Catalina Island; Los Angeles County Coast including Downtown Los Angeles; San Luis Obispo County Central Coast; Santa Barbara County Central Coast; Santa Barbara County South Coast; Ventura County Coast|
Editor's Note: It's very sad to see what happen to the victims of Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan. Now is time to help them to rebuild their life. It's hard to start all over, but we can not give up and please feel free to make donations to reputable and legit organizations the will use the donation of goods, money, food or supplies the will be deliver to the victims. Please check with your local state: Secretary of State or Attorney General. Please keep in mind the disasters can happen any where and we must help, our prayers and condolence to the victims and their family.