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2011-05-16 15:36:00

PURCHASE, N.Y., May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pepsi announced today the launch of the first-ever Sabados de Verano music program, a 12-week free music entertainment summer series showcasing the hottest Latino acts including, Alacranes Musical, Belanova, K-Paz, Melina Leon and Tego Calderon and many more. Through the Sabados de Verano program, Pepsi will surprise and refresh communities in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Miami, Dallas and Houston with 36 live concerts and music film...

2011-05-04 08:00:00

MIAMI, May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tr3s: MTV, Musica y Mas, the bilingual/bicultural network for the U.S. Latino audience, hits the road for a multi-city Upfront tour to unveil the brand's new portfolio of 360° content that continues to deliver on the network's 'MTV, Music and More' maxims. "Last year, we successfully introduced an evolved brand and tapped into the full spectrum of our 12-34 audience with a broader content offering," said Jose Tillan, GM & EVP of Tr3s. "This...

2011-04-05 08:45:00

BLOOMINGTON, Ill., April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For most of us, music is an essential part of the driving experience, and what better way to talk with teens about safe driving than through their passion for music. To this end, and as part of the 22nd Annual Billboard Latin Music Conference and Awards sponsorship, State Farm is hosting Latino singer/songwriter, Gustavo Galindo, to serve as "Celebrity Music Teacher for a Day" at various high school music classes around the nation. The...

2011-03-16 12:58:00

In-depth analysis confirms Latinos largest group in the state WASHINGTON, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Latinos were pivotal to the population growth in New Mexico in the last decade, increasing by 25% since 2000, according to a National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund analysis of newly released Census 2010 data. Between 2000 and 2010, while the state's overall population grew 13% from 1.8 million to 2.1 million, the Latino...

2011-02-18 08:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) today announced that its twelfth annual NALIP conference will look at the ever-growing bi-lingual, bicultural market, and how it can be courted by Latino/a content creators. Rudy Beserra, NALIP Trustee and Vice-President of Latin Affairs for The Coca Cola Company will chair The New Now conference event. Presented by Time Warner and the National Latino Media Council, the weekend of...

2010-11-23 13:40:08

LSU Professor Edward Shihadeh and Ph.D. candidate Raymond Barranco recently published a study titled "Latino Immigration, Economic Deprivation and Violence: Regional Differences in the Effect of Linguistic Isolation" in the journal Homicide Studies. The researchers found that when Latinos in the United States lack English language capability, they are far more likely to be murdered. But this link between English language proficiency and victimization exists only in places where Latinos have...

2010-11-18 09:04:00

CHICAGO, Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Hoy today announced a partnership with Descuento Libre to introduce "Oferta del Dia," a web-based daily discount opportunity for users through ViveloHoy.com. The offers are unique and relevant to Hispanics in the United States, particularly those in Chicago and Los Angeles. "Our audience is always looking for engaging and relevant information they can use every day," said John Trainor, General Manager of Hoy Chicago. "Offering value through specific...

2010-11-16 08:15:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Hennessy, the number one selling cognac in the United States, sponsored the 11th Annual Latin GRAMMY® Awards on November 11 in Las Vegas celebrating the success of today's premier Latin musical artists with partners BMI and mun2. Hennessy's exclusive Latin GRAMMY After-Party hosted prominent celebrity guests such as GRAMMY award winner Alex Cuba who celebrated his win for "Best New Artist" alongside nominees Koko (Best New Artist),...

2010-11-03 16:51:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two major events occurred for Latinos last night. First, Latinos turned out in uncharacteristically high numbers in some states, sometimes by twice as many voters as in 2006. Second, the election was marked by three historic victories for Republican Latino candidates in New Mexico, Nevada and Florida. New Mexicans elected the first Republican Latina governor in United States history, Susana Martinez; Marco Rubio, the "son of exiles"...

2010-10-13 11:52:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Highlighting the rich culture of Pennsylvania's Latino community, state agencies today co-hosted the commonwealth's Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration at the Pennsylvania State Museum in Harrisburg. Governor Edward G. Rendell proclaimed Sept. 15 - Oct. 15 as Hispanic Heritage Month in Pennsylvania. The month is dedicated to celebrating the ways Latinos enrich the state's diversity and industry through their involvement in politics,...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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