MIAMI, Sept. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Latin Recording Academy® and Eventus announced today that Ruben Blades, Fonseca, Arthur Hanlon, Victor Manuelle, Draco Rosa, and Voz de Mando will perform at various Latin GRAMMY® Acoustic Sessions across the country. Now, in its third year, this exclusive, upscale, invitation-only music series will take place in top Hispanic markets in the U.S. from Sept. 25 through Nov. 7, and will feature intimate performances by some of the music industry's most distinguished and talented artists.
"This intimate concert series gives music lovers the opportunity to experience some of today's talented artists in a small, up-close and personal setting," said Gabriel Abaroa Jr., President/CEO of The Latin Recording Academy. "We are proud to continue the celebration and bring the excitement of the Latin GRAMMYs to fans across the country. We thank our partners and talented musicians and look forward to another successful year."
The unique acoustic performances will kick off in Los Angeles on Sept. 25, the same day nominations are announced for the 14th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards®. That evening, two-time Latin GRAMMY-winning singer/songwriter, musician and record producer, Draco Rosa will take the stage. The series continues in New York on Oct. 3 with Colombian recording artist and Latin GRAMMY winner Fonseca; in Chicago on Oct. 17 with Regional Mexican chart-topping sensation Voz de Mando; in Dallas on Oct. 24 with salsa superstar Victor Manuelle; and legendary Panamanian singer/songwriter, actor, and GRAMMY® winner Ruben Blades will close the series in Miami on Nov. 7 with special guest, world-renowned pianist, Arthur Hanlon. The Latin GRAMMY Acoustic Sessions lead up to the biggest night in Latin music, the 14th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards. The concert series, presented by 7UP® and The Lincoln Motor Company with official sponsors Kellogg's® and McDonald's®, is designed for intimate performances catering to an exclusive audience.
"The caliber of this year's talent speaks for itself. The unprecedented success of our first two years has made us strive even more in presenting talent that would give our guests truly memorable evenings of great music," said Nelson Albareda, President and CEO of Eventus. "We are committed to maintaining the quality and essence of this unique series in years to come."
The 14th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast live from Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, on Thursday, Nov. 21 from 8 – 11 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. Central) on the Univision Network. In addition to its U.S. broadcast, the Latin GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast in more than 100 countries worldwide.
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 LatinGRAMMY.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @LatinGRAMMYs on Twitter, like "Latin GRAMMYs" on Facebook , and join the Latin GRAMMYs' social communities on Foursquare, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, and YouTube.
Eventus is an experiential, sports and entertainment marketing company focused on connecting brands with consumers. Eventus operates distinct business units focused on delivering innovative event properties, media properties, and integrated promotional programs targeting the multicultural markets. The company is headquartered in Miami with offices in major cities across the United States. For more information on Eventus, please visit www.eventuslive.com.
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About The Lincoln Motor Company
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At Kellogg Company (NYSE: K), we are driven to enrich and delight the world through foods and brands that matter. With 2012 sales of $14.2 billion, Kellogg is the world's leading cereal company; second largest producer of cookies, crackers and savory snacks; and a leading North American frozen foods company. Every day, our well-loved brands nourish families so they can flourish and thrive. These brands include Kellogg's®, Keebler®, Special K®, Pringles®, Frosted Flakes®, Pop-Tarts®, Corn Flakes®, Rice Krispies®, Kashi®, Cheez-It®, Eggo®, Coco Pops®, Mini-Wheats®, and many more. Because we believe in the power of breakfast, we focus our philanthropic efforts global hunger relief through our Breakfasts for Better Days™ initiative, providing 1 billion servings of cereal and snacks - more than half of which are breakfast - to children and families in need by the end of 2016. To learn more about our responsible business leadership, foods that delight and how we strive to make a difference in our communities around the world, visit www.kelloggcompany.com.
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