Juanes, Laura Pausini, Draco Rosa, Alejandro Sanz, Julieta Venegas, and Carlos Vives first performers announced to celebrate 2013 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year, Miguel Bose

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    Laura Pausini
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    Draco Rosa
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    Alejandro Sanz
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    Julieta Venegas
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    Carlos Vives
  • Miguel Bose
October 31, 2013 -- 4:00 am PDT

Star-Studded Concert and Tribute Dinner Presented by Gucci Timepieces & Jewelry Will Be Held on Nov. 20 at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas as Part of This Year's Latin GRAMMY® Week Celebration


WHO: Performing artists include Latin GRAMMY winners Juanes, Laura Pausini, Draco Rosa, Alejandro Sanz, Julieta Venegas, and Carlos Vives. The Latin Recording Academy® President/CEO Gabriel Abaroa Jr. and other industry VIPs will be in attendance. Additional artists will be announced shortly.     

WHAT: The 2013 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year gala, presented by Gucci Timepieces & Jewelry, celebrates Miguel Bosé's philanthropic, cultural and musical contributions. The star-studded tribute dinner and concert is one of the most prestigious events during Latin GRAMMY Week and is attended by Latin GRAMMY nominees, celebrities and music industry VIPs.  Event sponsors include Heineken, CÎROC® Ultra Premium Vodka, 7UP, L'Oréal Paris, McDonald's, Chrysler, and Samsung

WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013

5:45 p.m.       Media Check-In

6 p.m.            Best New Artist presentation on the carpet

6:30 – 8 p.m.  Arrivals (Red Carpet)

8 p.m.             Gala Dinner

9 – 11p.m.       Tribute Presentation and Concert       

WHERE: Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino (South Seas Ballroom)   

              3950 South Las Vegas Blvd.

              Las Vegas, NV 89119

INFO: Additionally, Gucci Timepieces & Jewelry will make a special red carpet presentation of its Latin GRAMMY watch collection to the 14th Annual Latin GRAMMY Best New Artist nominees.

Media R.S.V.P. MANDATORY: ncenteno@rogersandcowan.com

Deadline to apply is Wednesday, Nov. 13.

Jose Tillán will serve as Executive Producer of the 2013 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year tribute dinner and concert.  Greg Fera will serve as Producer, Cheche Alara is the Musical Director and Gustavo Borner is the Mix Engineer. Cheche Alara, Moon Music and Jose Tillán will produce the evening's music performances.

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 www.latingrammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, join the organization's social networks as a Twitter follower at www.twitter.com/latingrammys, and a Facebook fan at www.facebook.com/latingrammys.

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Media Contacts:                               

Nordhia Centeno/Rogers & Cowan/212.445.8424/ncenteno@rogersandcowan.com

Lourdes L. Patton/The Latin Recording Academy/310.392.3777/lourdesl@grammy.com