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Primera Fila presents a new intimate concert with Thalia

Posted in Pop on July 31, 2009 by smlpress

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GET READY FOR THE SECOND PRIMERA FILA RECORDING,

WITH MEXICAN SUPERSTAR THALÍA AS YOU HAVE NEVER SEEN HER BEFORE!

ON JULY 30, THE UNIVERSALLY KNOWN SINGER

AND ACTRESS RECORDED A BRAND NEW INTIMATE CONCERT

THAT CASTS HER IN A WHOLE DIFFERENT LIGHT!

ONE OF THE EVENING’S MANY HIGHLIGHTS WAS A

DUET WITH LEGENDARY SINGER JOAN SEBASTIAN!

Intimate. Magical. Real. Unforgettable. Those are just some of the words that can be used to describe the live concert offered by Mexican superstar Thalía on Thursday, July 30, at the University of Miami’s BankUnited Center in Coral Gables.

Sony Music | Latin and Primera Fila presented the second concert in a series that began last year with legendary Mexican singer Vicente Fernández. The concept is to showcase live performances of some of the biggest names in the Latin music industry, and to do so in front of a select, more intimate audience. Last night, some 350 guests were able to enjoy the recording of Thalía’s Primera Fila presentation.

After selling 25 million albums, and having become a global icon with her “telenovelas”, Thalía had nothing to prove, but she craved a new professional challenge. Thalía, a trendsetting wife and mother, wanted to bare her soul through her music in a very intimate space with her fans. Primera Fila was the perfect stage. She wanted to solely focus on her music, nothing else.

Point taken. Accompanied by 12 musicians, Thalia performed 16 live songs from some of the most influential composers of Latin America, including Juan Luis Guerra’s ‘Cuando Te Beso’ and Roberto Carlos’ ‘Qué Será de Ti’. She also performed new songs, including “Equivocada”, written by Sony’s revolutionary new talent, Mario Domm, lead singer from the award-winning pop rock group Camila. One of Primera Fila’s highlights was definitely her duet with legendary Mexican singer Joan Sebastian. The performance was not only unexpected, but also brilliantly executed.

Different from anything she’s ever done, Thalía’s Primera Fila was a personal, raw, up-close revelation of the woman and the artist. With powerful interpretations, fan interactions and an invitation to witness the latest from one of the world’s most original Latin superstars, the soon-to-be-released project will be a must for any music lover.

Throughout the night, Thalía sang with great honesty, as someone who has matured musically and has clearly evolved as an individual. More importantly, she revealed her passion for music in an environment that allowed any fan to share her great joy.

Stay tuned for more information regarding this release in November, and visit the following websites for more details on Thalia: http://www.myspace.com/primerafilatv and http://www.youtube.com/primerafilatv

COMIENZA LA CUENTA REGRESIVA PARA EL PROXIMO ALBUM DE RICKY MARTIN

Posted in Uncategorized on July 30, 2009 by smlpress

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Cinco años después de “Life”, su ultimo disco de material original, Ricky Martin inició el proceso de grabación de su muy esperada producción discográfica.
El álbum contará con la producción de Lester Mendez, el aclamado productor quien ha trabajado con artistas de la talla de Nelly Furtado, Jewel, Macy Gray, Santana y muchos otros.
Demostrando siempre una evidente evolución musical , Martin y Mendez se han enfocado en desarrollar los sonidos y melodías apropiadas para esta nueva producción, la cual incluirá temas originales en Inglés y Español.

El lanzamiento mundial del álbum esta previsto para la primavera del 2010 y el primer sencillo se estrenará en los primeros meses del nuevo año.La expectativa alrededor del nuevo disco es evidente y desde ya proyecta un cambio significativo a lo que anteriormente se había realizado ya que por primera vez, los seguidores del artista tendrán la oportunidad de mantenerse conectados diariamente con el a través de su página oficial de Twitter. Martin estará revelando detalles del proceso de grabación, anécdotas, videos, fotos y todo lo relevante a la grabación del disco.

Durante este proceso, continuará su trabajo como filántropo balanceando su agenda para brindar justicia, educación y protección a los menores alrededor del mundo a través de la Fundación Ricky Martin.
Con una exitosa trayectoria musical que empezó hace dos décadas, Ricky Martin ha vendido mas de 50 millones de discos alrededor del mundo. Sus últimas dos producciones de estudio – “Almas del Silencio” (2003) y “Life” (2005) debutaron en la primera posición de las listas de ventas en USA, Europa y Latino America.

Camila – New Album Trailer!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on July 28, 2009 by smlpress

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Kany Garcia – “Feliz” full preview!

Posted in Pop on July 24, 2009 by smlpress

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Kany Garcia releases “Feliz”

Posted in Pop on July 22, 2009 by smlpress

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Kany García is thrilled to announce the release of ‘Feliz’,
first single from her new and upcoming album ‘Boleto de entrada’

The song, written by Kany herself, marks a stylistic departure
for the Puerto Rican singer and songwriter

‘Feliz’ will be sent to radio this Wednesday, July 22

What Kany García’s fans have been waiting for is finally here! New music from the Puerto Rican singer and songwriter!

On Wednesday, July 22, Kany’s first single, Feliz, from her upcoming album Boleto de entrada, will be sent out to all national radio in US and Puerto Rico.

‘Feliz’ is particularly important to Kany, since it points in the direction that Boleto de entrada follows: an evolution of sounds that incorporate like never before her Latin roots.

“Because this song is different from the rest of the album, it takes my music in a new direction,” says Kany. “There’s a Latin American influence in it. It’s a celebration, a party and, in some ways, it reflects the mood of the album.”

A mood of happiness and confidence that runs through all the songs that make up her second CD, co-produced by Kany along with Colombian industry veteran Andrés Castro.

Boleto de entrada is scheduled for release on September 22.

For more information on Kany García, visit her online at: http://www.KanyGarcia.com, http://www.myspace.com/kanygarcia and http://www.facebook.com/kanygarcia

Isa TKM – the phenomenon arrives in the United States

Posted in Pop on July 22, 2009 by smlpress

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A NEW PHENOMENON HAS ARRIVED:
VENEZUELAN POP SENSATION ISA TKM!

ISA TKM LAUNCHES THEIR SELF-TITLED NEW ALBUM!
IT HIT STORES ON TUESDAY, JULY 21!

TWO SINGLES HAVE BEEN RELEASED:
‘VEN A BAILAR’ AND ‘VAMOS A VIVIR’

STARS OF A TV SHOW THAT CARRIES THEIR NAME, THE ISA TKM SERIES HAS BEEN A HIT IN LATIN AMERICA, AND CAN BE SEEN IN THE U.S. VIA MTV TR3S

ISA TKM HAVE ALREADY STARTED TAPING THE SHOW’S SECOND SEASON

They are, simply put, a sensation, and they’re taking Latin America by storm!

Venezuelan pop group Isa TKM unleashes the “Isamania” everywhere they go, and expect to do the same here in the U.S.!

Isa, Alex, Cristina, Linda and Rey just launched their self-titled album on Tuesday, July 21, while a digital version came out earlier on June 22. Two singles from the 12 tracks that make up the production have already been released: Ven a bailar and Vamos a vivir.

After the group’s success with the Isa TKM show (the name in Spanish stands for Isa I love you a lot), the cast members have begun taping a second season (Nickelodeon Latinoamérica and Sony Pictures Television produce).

A unique soap opera for teens with plenty of comedy, fun and romance, the show’s accompanying album gathers all the great hits that have played so far throughout the series, which is shot in Colombia. In the U.S., Isa TKM airs weekdays at 5 p.m. on MTV Tr3s.

From Colombia to Mexico to Spain to Venezuela, the Isa TKM CD has been a smashing success, and will certainly be in the States as well!

For more information on Isa TKM, please visit them online at http://www.myspace.com/isatkmtv and http://www.facebook.com/isatkm

Premios Juventud Ringtones

Posted in Pop on July 21, 2009 by smlpress

Premios Juventud Tonos Download

GILBERTO SANTAROSA 360º at American Airlines Arena

Posted in Tropical on July 20, 2009 by smlpress

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Kany Garcia – “Feliz”

Posted in Pop with tags on July 17, 2009 by smlpress

A snippet of Kany Garcia’s new song!

SONY MUSIC ARTISTS ROCK THE HOUSE AT PREMIOS JUVENTUD 2009!

Posted in Pop, Rock, Urban on July 17, 2009 by smlpress

Marc Anthony was honored with a special award

Alexis & Fido, La Quinta Estación, Da’Zoo and Playa Limbo
stood out from a star-studded night on the Univisión awards show!

Kany García appeared as a presenter showing her new look.

For its sixth consecutive year, the Univisión TV network’s Premios Juventud awards show dazzled and razzled audiences with some of the hottest acts in the Latin music industry today. And no doubt, among the evening’s most memorable performances, were those by Sony artists.

The show had a special moment when Marc Anthony received an award in recognition of his talents as a singer, songwriter, actor and producer. The award for “Icon of the World” was handed to him by Olga Tanon.

Alexis & Fido, Da’Zoo and Playa Limbo captured the hearts of the audience congregated at the University of Miami’s Bank United Center in Coral Gables and had everyone dancing. The show, which aired live on Thursday, July 16, celebrated some of the hottest names in music, film, sports, fashion and pop culture.

– Puerto Rican Urban music stars Alexis & Fido (Raúl Alexis Ortiz and Joel Martínez) got things going with their latest hit Ojos que no ven, an irresistible dance and rap track from their fourth and newest album, Down to Earth.

– Spanish pop sensation La Quinta Estación (vocalist Natalia Jiménez and guitar player Ángel Reyero), and Latin music icon Marc Anthony electrified everyone with their rendition of the song Recuérdame, from La Quinta’s latest CD, Sin Frenos. An impeccably dressed (as usual), sexy and radiant Natalia, and an emotive Marc, in perfect tune with Natalia, showed their true mastery of the stage with every note and move.

– Da’Zoo, a Puerto Rican quartet of rising stars and eclectic sounds – Charly Rodríguez “Charly Zo”, Freddie Lugo “Yo-Fred”, Raúl Quezada “Raggi” and Elizabeth Fuentes “Eli-Joe” – wowed music fans hungry for something different with the song Chitu, which has acquired quite a following thanks to its animated videoclip.

– On the blue carpet, before the show started, Mexican quartet Playa Limbo had the fans dancing with the tune Un gancho al corazón, theme of the soap opera of the same name.

– And Puerto Rican singer and songwriter Kany García presented an award and showed off her fresh new look!

For more information on Alexis & Fido, La Quinta Estación, Da’Zoo and Kany Garcia, please visit the following websites:

http://www.AlexisyFido.com

http://www.laquintaestacion.com.mx

http://www.myspace.com/dazoomusic

http://www.KanyGarcia.com

La Quinta Estacion films video for their second single “Recuerdame” feat. Marc Anthony

Posted in Pop on July 14, 2009 by smlpress

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DON’T MISS THIS VIDEO PREMIERE THIS WEDNESDAY, JULY 15th ON PRIMER IMPACTO & UNIVISION.COM

Pasadena California served as the perfect backdrop for the filming of La Quinta Estación’s second single, “Recuérdame”, off their latest hit album, “Sin Frenos”.

The song “Recuérdame” was composed by Natalia Jiménez as part of this production, released last March in Mexico, Spain, the U.S. and Latin America.

The duet with Marc Anthony was recorded in New York City at the end of January, and on June 18th, a date was set for filming the video which reflects the passion and interpretative intensity of both artists.

Directed by Simon Brand, “Recuérdame” takes the viewer live through the intense love of a couple in a tormented relationship, that fights to rise above all the factors that have endangered their relationship; also metaphorically represented by a devastating tornado running through the entire video.

The love story is intertwined with performances by Natalia, Ángel and Marc Anthony.

In order to create innovative, high quality slow motion effects, the video was shot using the latest technology and high definition cameras.

The filming took place in an abandoned house, where the windows were rattled and broken, leaves were blown and tree trunks pushed through the rooms, lamps were dropped and shattered, until there was nothing left by the wind but memories. The shooting began at 9 AM and continued that same afternoon with the performance portion by La Quinta Estación and Marc Anthony.

The artists enjoyed several fun moments during the filming while staying on top of all the results on the director’s screen.

Lighting effects creating high contrast visuals, combined with the intense force of the wind, enhance the impact of each note sung by Natalia, Ángel and Marc Anthony on this song, making “Recuérdame” a difficult song to forget.

http://www.laquintaestacion.com.mx

http://www.youtube.com/LAQUINTAESTACION

Da’Zoo Shares the Love with the Children of Amigos For Kids

Posted in Pop on July 14, 2009 by smlpress

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The dynamic group Da’Zoo brings their joyful energy to Amigos For Kids, a charity organization whose main mission is to prevent child abuse and neglect. The group will spend some time with the program’s children and distribute stuffed animals of their mascot, whose image appears on the group’s album cover.

The visit, open to all media outlets, will take place on Friday, July 17th, between 10:30 and 11:30 AM at Jose Marti Park, located at 351 SW 4 Street in Miami.

If you are interested in donating to Amigos For Kids, visit their official website at http://www.amigosforkids.org.

http://www.youtube.com/dazootv

http://www.myspace.com/dazoomusic

http://www.twitter.com/dazoo_music

Vincente Fernandez Presents his New Album “Necesito de Ti”

Posted in Regional Mexican with tags , on July 8, 2009 by smlpress

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He’s been recording unforgettable music for over 40 years. There’s no doubt that Vicente Fernández – the beloved Charro (Cowboy) de Huentitán – is enjoying a career renaissance.

· He’s the No. 1-selling Latin music artist in the United States.

· His previous studio album, Para Siempre (Forever), was the top-selling Latin album of 2008 and remains the best-selling Regional Mexican album of 2009.

· His live album Primera Fila (Front Row) spent 7 big weeks at No. 1 on Billboard, and it’s the top-selling musical DVD of the year in the U.S., in any genre.

· In recent months The King of Ranchera Music has earned many awards, including the Latin Grammy (2008), Univision’s Premio Lo Nuestro (2009) and Billboard Latin Music Awards (2009). In addition, Vicente Fernández is nominated in Univision’s Premios Juventud (Youth Awards), due to his appeal to all generations of Latinos. The awards will be presented at a gala ceremony on July 16 in Coral Gables, Fla.

Now, to the delight of his fans, and of everyone who loves ranchera music, Vicente Fernández releases his new album, Necesito de Ti (I Need You). It’s a keepsake, like everything this immortal artist records, comprising 13 brand-new songs.

The first single is also titled “Necesito de Ti” and it’s kicking off the album with force as it climbs the Latin airplay charts.

With more than 40 years of mastery on record, on stage, and on screen, Vicente Fernández is showing us that he’s like fine wine…his voice improves with age. It’s no wonder U.S. critics call this exclusive artist of Sony Music “Mexico’s Sinatra.”

Track listing:

1. Estado Civil (Marital Status)

2. Para Que Me Recuerdes (So You Remember Me)

3. A Puros Besos (Nothing But Kisses)

4. Tengo (I Have)

5. Mala (Bad Woman)

6. Camino Al Cielo (Path To Heaven)

7. Que Dios Te Pague (Let God Judge You)

8. Necesito De Ti (I Need You)

9. Me Tienes Mimado (You’ve Spoiled Me)

10. Tengo Una Amante (I Have Another Woman)

11. Esa Noche Te Olvidé (That Night I Forgot You)

12. Dueño Del Mundo (Owner Of The World)

13. Gracias (Thank You)

2009 Tour:

JULY

10 Denver Pepsi Center

11 Tucson Tucson Convention Center

12 El Paso Coliseum

OCTOBER

3 San Antonio ATT Center

4 McAllen Dodge Arena

9 Dallas American Airlines Center

11 Houston Toyota Center

16 Atlanta Gwinnett Center

18 Chicago Allstate Arena

NOVEMBER

6 Los Angeles Gibson Amphitheater

7 Los Angeles Gibson Amphitheater

8 Los Angeles Gibson Amphitheater

13 Los Angeles Gibson Amphitheater

14 Los Angeles Gibson Amphitheater

15 Los Angeles Gibson Amphitheater

20 Los Angeles Gibson Amphitheater

21 Los Angeles Gibson Amphitheater

27 San Jose HP Pavilion

28 Las Vegas Mandalay Bay

ALEXIS Y FIDO HACEN ESCANDALO CON SU NUEVO VIDEO “Mi Musica Ehh…”

Posted in Urban with tags , , on July 6, 2009 by smlpress

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El nuevo video promete ser una mezcla total de adrenalina

La gira internacional de su nuevo disco Down to Earth comienza este viernes, 3 de Julio en Venezuela

“Los reyes del perreo”, Alexis y Fido, pasaron el pasado martes, 30 de junio en la Pista de Carreras de Carolina, Puerto Rico en la filmacion de su nuevo video: “Mi música ehh..” de su mas reciente producción: Down to Earth. La filmacion estuvo a cargo del destacado director de videos musicales, Carlos Martin de Bam Bam DGFilms, quien ha grabado videos para los grandes del género urbano en Puerto Rico. El video relata la historia de una chica de buena familia que recibe un mensaje de texto con el lugar en donde será la fiesta con Alexis y Fido en la noche. La chica es amante al reggaetón y a la adrenalina, por lo tanto aparece ella haciendo escándalo con su súper estéreo del carro, cautivando la atención de todos los personajes que van apareciendo en su camino hacia la fiesta. En una de las escenas la chica se encuentra en una de las luces con Alexis y Fido y los reta a ellos a una carrera hasta llegar al lugar en donde ellos se presentaran. Con este nuevo video Alexis y Fido regalaran a su público ritmos originales con la esencia de reggaetón que tanto les distingue y una mezcla de visuales muy energizantes que causaran sensación total.

Alexis y Fido se preparan para comenzar la gran anticipada gira de Down to Earth este viernes, 3 de julio, en Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela. Así como una serie de eventos que tienen en agenda. A su vez, se encuentran grabando su disco de mensajes positivos el cual pretende concientizar a su público de muchos problemas sociales que se están viendo a nivel mundial, el mismo se espera esté listo para noviembre de este año.

Tributo al Rey del Pop Michael Jackson

Posted in Regional Mexican with tags , , on July 6, 2009 by smlpress

Los Pikadientes de Caborca con Billie Jean