Miami, FL–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–September 20, 2007–The Latin Recording Academy(R) and the Univision Television Network are making the 8th Annual Latin GRAMMY(R) Awards a first-hand experience for music fans. For the second year in a row, a limited number of tickets for the annual telecast will be available to the public. This year’s show, to be held in Las Vegas for the first time, will air live on Thursday, November 8, from 8 – 11 PM ET/PT (7 PM Central), from the Mandalay Bay Events Center, and is sure to be another unprecedented musical experience for fans worldwide.
“What better way to connect music lovers with artists than by making tickets to the 8th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards available to music fans,” said Gabriel Abaroa, President of The Latin Recording Academy. “After last year’s overwhelming success with public ticket sales in New York, we are most pleased to again offer this unique opportunity in one of the most dynamic entertainment cities in the world. Viva the Latin GRAMMYs at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas!”
“Last year’s sold-out show from Madison Square Garden was an unqualified ratings success and demonstrated just how passionate we are about our Latin music,” said Alina Falcón, Executive Vice President and Operating Manager of the Univision Television Network. “This year’s show from the city of shows, Las Vegas, will offer our loyal viewers the opportunity to be part of one of Univision’s most-watched and highly-anticipated mega-events.”
“There is no better place in the world to experience live music than in Las Vegas. We are a destination built to entertain and that means that the show never stops.” said Terry Jicinsky, EVP of Marketing for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. “We look forward to working with the Latin Recording Academy and with Univision to ensure that this becomes an entertainment highlight of the year.”
Tickets to the 8th Annual Latin GRAMMYs can be purchased at the Mandalay Bay Events Center box office or through Ticketmaster. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call the Mandalay Bay box office at (702) 632-7580 or Ticketmaster at (702) 474-4000. Tickets also are available for purchase at http://www.mandalaybay.com or http://www.ticketmaster.com. Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person.
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.
Univision Communications Inc. is the premier Spanish-language media company in the United States. Its operations include Univision 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.