Univision Communications, the nation's largest Spanish-language media company, launched the festival in 2012. The daylong concert packs acts across Latin, pop and hip-hop genres and targets the city's bilingual Latino market.
Last year’s festival included performances from more than a dozen acts, including Wisin & Yandel, Snoop Dogg, John Legend, Paulina Rubio, Gym Class Heroes and Ozomatli.
More acts are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.
General admission tickets, as well as VIP packages, are on sale through Ticketmaster. More information can be found on the...
With the media currently fixated on Beyoncé’s womb, there’s been little room to speculate on the whereabouts of the new music she’s keeping close to her chest.
As the “is she or isn’t she” murmurings of another Baby Carter (Jay-Z reportedly emailed a denial to a New York radio station over the weekend) continued, the full version of Bey’s “Grown Woman” mysteriously hit the Internet on Monday night.
The first whiff of “Grown Woman” came courtesy of her latest Pepsi ad, but aside from Beyoncé previewing the track on her current world tour, fans haven’t been able to hear it in full until the leak, which may or may not have been official.
News that Simon Cowell has tapped R&B singer Kelly Rowland and Latin superstar Paulina Rubio to join him as judges on Season 3 of “The X Factor” doesn't come as a surprise. Along with dozens of others, their names had been floated around for some time as potential replacements for Britney Spears and L.A. Reid.
Neither new judge generates the sort of fanfare that came with snagging Spears, but that’s not a bad thing. “X Factor” has already gone through a handful of judges, with Paula Abdul, Nicole Scherzinger and Cheryl Cole having done short bids.
Rowland and Rubio also don't come with the sort of baggage of previous judges (Spears' uncertain stability, Abdul's "Idol" past), and that's what "X Factor" needs now more than ever.
The death Monday of Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek was a sad mark in the ledger of L.A. rock history.
But although the Doors are a classic-rock radio staple, the band's vision of L.A. -- seductive and evil, gaudy and threatening -- has stayed powerful for younger artists in the city as well.
On the surface, the L.A. experimental noise quartet Health sounds little like the Doors -- it's recently played Coachella, the FYF Fest and scored the soundtrack to the video game "Max Payne 3." But the quartet shares the Doors' sense of Los Angeles as a city of intertwining lust and violence, and Manzarek's ear for re-imagining how a rock band could work.
The Rolling Stones rolled into Staples Center on Monday night for what Mick Jagger described as the band’s last show in Southern California -- “for a while, anyway.” Following an earlier Staples gig, two at Anaheim’s Honda Center and a warm-up throwdown at the Echoplex, Monday’s 2½-hour concert concluded the group’s extended stay in the region Jagger said he and his mates had been visiting since 1965.
They’re off next to the East Coast, where they’ll continue their so-called 50 & Counting tour before returning home to England for a headlining appearance at the massive Glastonbury Festival. Here are five things we learned -- or relearned -- about the Rolling Stones on Monday.
1. They’re not worried about disappointing. Beginning with the tour’s first dates late last year in London, New York and New Jersey, the band has invited special guests to sit in every night, from Bruce Springsteen and...
Here's some important background information for anyone considering the sixth album from Brooklyn-based masters of rock 'n' roll despair the National: "I am not," singer Matt Berninger declares late in the album, on "Graceless," "my rosy self."
Longtime fans may appreciate the sarcasm, as the National's music has never exactly dwelled on the bright side, but Berninger sure isn't kidding. "Trouble Will Find Me" is a difficult 55-minute listen into the lives of characters who are once again on the brink.
Since 2007's "Boxer," the National has increasingly emphasized shading and texture, and here the melancholic melodies emerge in spite of themselves. "I'm having trouble inside my skin," Berninger sings on "Slipped," his Leonard Cohen baritone hovering in midair while his bandmates move in slow motion around him. It's almost as if they're afraid to get too close to the heartbroken vocalist. Drummer Bryan Devendorf's cymbal crashes are sometimes six, seven seconds apart, and the strings...
When Eve's last album was released, Kanye West was known only as a producer, Drake was playing an awkward teenager on Canadian TV and waitress Nicki Minaj was slinging Red Lobster's famous cheddar biscuits. To say a lot has changed is an understatement.
More than 11 years after that album, countless delays, a focus on acting and more than a few growing pains, the Grammy Award winner's long gestating fourth album, "Lip Lock," dropped last week.
"For some reason it all came together at this moment. It just feels right," the 34-year-old said after a photo shoot at The Times. "I didn't want to put this record out if I couldn't put it out the way I wanted to with a little more freedom."
When the Doors were still a fledgling quartet, and the band members were honing their chops playing five sets a night at the London Fog club in Hollywood, it wasn't rock stardom on keyboardist Ray Manzarek's mind as he and his three band mates laid down an extended jam for their debut album that ran more than seven minutes.
Manzarek was thinking more of one of his jazz heroes when he cribbed some of John Coltrane's ideas from the saxophonist's recording of "My Favorite Things" for his own solo in the song that would become the Doors' signature hit, and one of the defining singles of the 1960s: "Light My Fire."
"We loved that we were getting Coltrane played on AM radio," Manzarek said years later. "I'm not sure how many people caught that, but I'm sure some did."
Though Jim Morrison drew much of the attention (and nearly all of the eyeballs), Ray Manzarek of the Doors did as much as any of his bandmates to define the sound of the legendary L.A. group, which helped push 1960s rock to trippy new extremes.
Keyboardist Ray Manzarek, the founding member of the Doors whose piercing electric organ sound defined their career-establishing hit “Light My Fire” and most of the L.A. group’s cornerstone songs, died Monday in Germany after a lengthy battle with bile duct cancer, his publicist said. He was 74.
"I was deeply saddened to hear about the passing of my friend and bandmate Ray Manzarek today," Doors guitarist Robby Krieger said in a statement. "I'm just glad to have been able to have played Doors songs with him for the last decade. Ray was a huge part of my life, and I will always miss him."
Manzarek and Jim Morrison decided to form a band built around Morrison’s poetry after they met in Venice, Calif., in 1965, while both were attending film school at UCLA. They brought in drummer John Densmore, who, in turn, introduced them to his friend, guitarist Krieger.
"I'm doing 500 / I'm out of control now," Kanye West growled halfway through "Black Skinhead," one of two new songs the rap superstar performed on "Saturday Night Live."
Here's the thing, though: For all the righteous fury he summoned in "Black Skinhead" -- which appears to have been inspired in part by reactions to his relationship with Kim Kardashian -- West never sounded out of control Saturday. His performance was a thrilling master class in applied energy, a focused beam of intensity aimed directly at a "Middle America packed in ... to see me in my black skin," as he put it in lyrics he posted to Twitter following the show.
Built atop what's reported to be (and indeed sounds an awful lot like) a sample from Marilyn Manson's "The Beautiful People," "Black Skinhead" is a long way from the lush, ornate sound of West's last solo album, 2010's "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy."