LOS ANGELES, Dec. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Lexus is proud to announce that its hit music show, VIDALEXUS Presenta: Té Para Tres con Pili Montilla was recognized with an EMMY® in the Magazine Show category at the 39th Annual Suncoast EMMY Awards this past Saturday at the Westin Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale, FL. The award marks the first win amongst four consecutive nominations of the unique show, which spotlights the best of Latin Alternative Music.
The Suncoast Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) offers EMMY Awards for excellence in journalism and production in television markets throughout the state of Florida; in Alexandria, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Lake Charles and New Orleans, Louisiana; in Mobile, Alabama; in Thomasville, Georgia; and cities throughout Puerto Rico for excellence in journalism and production.
"I'm so happy! Té Para Tres is my baby. This was years of hard work and each achievement obtained with this project I celebrate to the fullest. As a Puerto Rican in Hollywood, I try every day to put the name of Puerto Rico in high regard, and slowly am seeing how those dreams are becoming a reality," said Pilli Montilla, the show's creator and host.
Since its 2009 debut, the unique music show allows audiences to experience a day in the life of the most relevant acts bubbling in the Latin Alternative Music realm. Only in its third season, a range of alt icons including Draco Rosa, Julieta Venegas, and Kinky—along with emerging acts such as Raquel Sofia, Astro, Hello Seahorse! and Indigo—have been featured as musical guests.
"As a music lover, I enjoy every step of the program…and truthfully, this award is also for all the artists who have participated in the show and whose stories inspire us," said Montilla. "I have an excellent team that works passionately on this project. My production partner and friend Juan Agustin and I have fought hard for this and strive for more. What joy!"
Lexus has extended its partnership with the critically acclaimed music program in its third season, taking the show on the road with its namesake intimate live music concert series, VidaLexus Presents Té Para Tres Live Concert Series.
"Té Para Tres celebrates the Hispanic community's vibrant influence on American culture. It's a fantastic showcase for Latin music and talent, and we congratulate them on receiving this prestigious award," said Brian Bolain, Corporate Manager, Lexus Marketing. "We are extremely proud to be a part of this amazing series."
The unique content-generating events capture, share, and celebrate the alternative soundscapes and culture trends soaring from key Hispanic cities across the nation, highlighting the rising stars featured on the television show. Exclusive content from these events is shared on VidaLexus.com, an online lifestyle platform created by Lexus that celebrates the Hispanic community's culturally rich contributions and the boundless journeys of Latino creatives.
The latest four-city tour, which kicked off in New York City this October with Brooklyn-based electro-pop band Buscabulla, landed in Dallas for its second stop with Latin Grammy Award nominee songstress Raquel Sofia. The live concert series returns to Chicago and Los Angeles in 2016.
VidaLexus Presents Té Para Tres con Pili Montilla Live is broadcast on Mega TV—owned by Spanish Broadcast System (SBS), the largest Hispanic-controlled public entertainment company in the United States. Upcoming episodes focusing on rising stars Ximena Sariñana, Francisca Valenzuela, and Ozomatli will also live on VidaLexus.com.
For press inquiries and an inside look to the "Té Para Tres" story, please contact The Brand Phoenix at (212) 363-0140 or email Janice@theBrandPhoenix.com.
Launched in 2009, VidaLexus.com is an online lifestyle platform that was developed to showcase luxury living in a way that reflects the Hispanic community's rich cultural contributions to innovation and creativity. The site contains articles and videos that take a behind the scenes look at a wide range of topics and events, including Lexus' VIP by-invitation-only event series, VidaLexus Presenta. The Lexus lineup of new models and other Lexus-specific information is included, in both English and Spanish.
Lexus launched in 1989 with two luxury sedans and a commitment to pursue perfection. Since that time, Lexus has expanded its lineup to meet the needs of global luxury customers. Lexus is now going beyond its reputation for high quality vehicles with the integration of innovative technology, emotional exterior and interior designs, and engaging driving dynamics and performance. With six models incorporating Lexus Hybrid Drive, the automaker is the luxury hybrid leader. Lexus also offers seven F SPORT models and one F performance model. In the United States, Lexus vehicles are sold through 236 dealers who are committed to exemplary customer service.
About Pili Montilla-
EMMY® award winning TV host, actress, producer & social media influencer, Pili Montilla, has made a name for herself as the "go-to" host in the bilingual entertainment world. Always immersed in the world of music, Pili has built a solid and reputable reputation as a music reporter both in the mass market as well as in the fast growing alternative music scene. Pili created, produces and hosts the EMMY® nominated music show 'VidaLexus Presenta: Té Para Tres con Pili Montilla' where she spends a day in the life of Latin musicians as they share their stories and music in an intimate, raw and real manner. Through her interviewing skills and connection with the artist Pili gives her audience an inside, intimate look at the lives of these talented musicians.
About Juan Agustín Márquez-
Juan Agustín Márquez is a three-time Emmy® award winning filmmaker best known for his documentaries 100,000, The Last Colony, and his Emmy nominated national music TV show, Té Para Tres con Pili Montilla. Juan Agustín Márquez's passionate commitment to filmmaking, social justice and education trace back to his high school years in the late 90's. His most recent and ambitious project is The Last Colony, a documentary about Puerto Rico's unique relationship with the United States. The Last Colony puts together Puerto Rico's top political figures, thinkers and activists in a multi-level conversation about the Island's ultimate political status. Juan's continued commitment to the arts, entertainment and education has earned him a spot as one of today's top Latino filmmakers.