The Latin Recording Academy(R), Eventus & Univision Celebrate the Fifth Year Anniversary...

The Latin Recording Academy(R), Eventus & Univision Celebrate the Fifth Year Anniversary of the Latin Grammy(R) Street Parties

Grass-Root Festivals; Presented by Chevrolet, McDonald’s(R), WaMu(R) and Official Sponsor Verizon Wireless; Bring the Latin GRAMMY Experience to top U.S. Hispanic Markets; Kick-Off Event Sunday, Sept.30 at Chicago’s Plaza Garibaldi


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Miami, FL–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–September 28, 2007–Celebrating its fifth year anniversary The Latin Recording Academy(R), Eventus and Univision announce the 2007 Latin GRAMMY(R) Street Parties. The “Street Parties” will kick-off in Chicago’s Plaza Garibaldi on Sunday, September 30, and will continue in South Florida (West 16th Ave. between 37th & 41st St., Hialeah) on October 7th; Dallas (Jefferson Street between Tyler & Van Buren) on October 14th; Los Angeles (Placita Olvera) on October 21st; culminating in New York City’s Washington Heights on October 28th. This month-long celebration highlights the enthusiasm, quality and diversity of the U.S. Hispanic communities and will culminate with the eagerly anticipated 8th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards in Las Vegas on Nov. 8, 2007, airing on the Univision Network (8 – 11 p.m. ET/PT).

The 2007 Latin GRAMMY Street Parties are presented by Chevrolet, McDonald’s, and WaMu. Official sponsors include Verizon Wireless and Gibson Musical Instruments. The only national Latin music festival series will continue to feature performances by some of Latin music’s hottest artists while serving as a launching pad for emerging talent representing various genres, including reggaeton, regional Mexican, pop, spanish rock, and tropical. This year’s talent roster includes Graciela Beltran, Los Rieleros del Norte, Dinastia de Tuzantla, Bronco, Duelo, Los Cuates de Sinaloa, La Autoridad de la Sierra, Barrio Kings, Xtreme, Issac Delgado, NG2, among others.

“We are proud to commemorate the fifth year anniversary of the Latin GRAMMY Street Parties with great and continued success each passing year,” said Gabriel Abaroa, President of The Latin Recording Academy, “These celebrations allow the Latin GRAMMYs to connect with music enthusiasts through the universal language of music while showcasing a wide array of talented performers.”

The “Street Parties” capture the excitement surrounding the Latin GRAMMY Awards by offering an interactive setting for attendees to experience live entertainment, sponsor display areas, and product sampling.

“The Latin GRAMMY Street Parties continue to grow each year, offering artists, consumers and sponsors with a remarkable experience. We are proud of the program’s development as the premier national Hispanic music series, reaching hundreds of thousands of Latinos across the country through music-an integral part of our culture,“ said Eventus’ President & CEO Nelson Albareda. “We are excited to continue working with the Latin Recording Academy, Univision, and our sponsors toward achieving incredible success,” he added.

In addition to its U.S. broadcast, the 8th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast in approximately 100 countries worldwide.

Media partners for The Latin GRAMMY Street Parties include: Univision TV, Univision Radio, Univision Online, El Nuevo Herald, Al Dia, Impremedia’s La Raza Newspaper, El Diario/La Prensa, and La Opinion.

About The Latin Recording Academy

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 http://www.grammy.com.

About Eventus

Eventus Marketing, Inc. is a national full-service Hispanic event marketing and promotional group with corporate offices in Miami. Its mission is to continuously deliver innovative event properties and integrated promotional programs targeting the U.S. Hispanic market. For more information on Eventus, visit http://www.eventusmarketing.com.

About Univision

Univision Communications Inc. is the premier Spanish-language media company in the United States. Its operations includeUnivision Network, the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the U.S. reaching 99% of U.S. Hispanic Households; TeleFutura Network, a general-interest Spanish-language broadcast television network, which was launched in 2002 and now reaches 89% of U.S. Hispanic Households; Galavisión, the country’s leading Spanish-language cable network; Univision Television Group, which owns and operates 62 television stations in major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; Univision Radio, the leading Spanish-language radio group which owns and/or operates 70 radio stations in 16 of the top 25 U.S. Hispanic markets and 5 stations in Puerto Rico; Univision Music Group, which includes Univision Records, Fonovisa Records, La Calle Records and Mexico-based Disa Records as well as Fonomusic and America Musical Publishing companies; and Univision Online, the premier Spanish-language Internet destination in the U.S. located at http://www.univision.com. Univision Communications also has a 50% interest in TuTv, a joint venture formed to broadcast Televisa’s pay television channels in the U.S., and a non-voting 14.9% interest in Entravision Communications Corporation, a public Spanish-language media company. Univision Communications has television network operations in Miami and television and radio stations and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States. For more information, please visit http://www.univision.net.

About Chevrolet

Chevrolet is one of America’s best-known and best-selling automotive brands. With the largest dealer network in the United States, Chevy is the leader in full-size trucks and the leader in sales of vehicles priced $35,000 and above. Chevrolet delivers more-than-expected value in every vehicle category, offering cars and trucks priced from $9,995 to $83,175. Chevy delivers expressive design, spirited performance and great value with standard features usually found only on more expensive vehicles. For more information on Chevrolet please visit http://www.chevy.com.

About McDonald’s

McDonald’s USA, LLC, is the leading foodservice provider in the United States serving a variety of wholesome foods made from quality ingredients to millions of customers every day. More than 80 percent of McDonald’s 13,700 U.S. restaurants are independently owned and operated by local franchisees. For more information about McDonald’s visit http://www.mcdonalds.com.

About Washington Mutual

WaMu, through its subsidiaries, is one of the nation’s leading consumer and small business banks. At June 30, 2007, WaMu and its subsidiaries had assets of $312.22 billion. The company has a history dating back to 1889 and its subsidiary banks currently operate more than 2,700 consumer and small business banking stores throughout the nation. WaMu’s press releases are available at http://newsroom.wamu.com. Deposits at Washington Mutual are FDIC insured.

The Latin Recording Academy(R), Eventus & Univision Celebrate the Fifth Year Anniversary of the Latin Grammy(R) Street Parties