The list of velvet-rope names who'll be performing, hosting tributes or providing paparazzi fodder at the Latin
The latest to sign on are Pasión Vega, the Latin Grammy-nominated Spanish singer, who'll be co-hosting the 13th annual Latin Grammy pre-telecast ceremony. That's for all of you who want to start tuning into Thursday's festivities several hours before the actual 8 p.m. awards ceremony, which will be broadcast on the
Vega's onstage backup at the House of Blues inside the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino will include Amaury Gutiérrez, the Mexico City pop band JotDog, Gian Marco and -- here's the surprise -- the Cuartetango String Quartet.
Actually, the Latin Grammys lately have been making a serious pitch to the black-tie segment of their listeners. Gustavo Dudamel, the Venezuelan musical director and principal conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, opened last year's Latin Grammys with a stirring symphonic performance by
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