The Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) Will Be Free And Virtual This Year

Due to the contingencies placed on all of us as a result of COVID-19, the Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) will be taking place 100% online and will include the first version of the Wonder Woman of Latin Music.

For 21 years, LAMC has paved the way for Latinx music and culture. In a time when the world needs music now more than ever, the organization has decided to, for the first time, host a virtual and accessible space for everyone. The event will be made up of spoken word formats, special appearances by musicians and will also host spaces for networking.

Thomas Cookman, founder of the LAMC, said that in a moment with so many new challenges for the music industry, it was essential to create this type of conference.

In the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic, which has led to the cancellation of so many large-scale events, LAMC 2020 opens its doors in a new way from June 9-13th, one month ahead of its usual scheduling.

Important representatives from the music industry, such as Jose Tillan and Pop Garage, the team behind the production of the Latin Grammys, MTV Music Awards, and more, have come together to help plan the virtual event.

“We are doing our part to make sure that the conference is free for everyone and that a group of professionals comes together to help us ensure the experience at LAMC will be informative and perfect from a technological perspective,” said Cookman

It was also announced that the first edition of the Wonder Women of Latin Music awards, presented by Amazon Music, will be integrated into this conference through a means of awards and panel discussions with the purpose of celebrating the women who are making a difference in the industry.

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“Latin music has more global influence now than ever, which is why it’s of vital importance that we highlight and recognize the women artists and executives who have been leading this movement. Through Amazon Music and LAMC, we’ve dedicated a lot of time to support them and their arduous work which has made Latinx music a worldwide phenomenon,” Cookman added.

Previous versions of the LAMC have counted on special appearances by Rubén Blades, Mala Rodríguez, ChoQuibTown, Mon Laferte, Ana Tijoux, Julieta Venegas and many others. In the next few weeks we’ll find out the full program, as well as what artists will be a part of the exciting event, and you can register HERE to stay on top of updates and be a part of the festival.

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Naya Rivera Missing, Presumed Dead While Boating With Young Son


Naya Rivera Missing, Presumed Dead While Boating With Young Son

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“Glee” star Naya Rivera is presumed dead after going missing in southern California. The actress was on a boat in Lake Piru with her 4-year-old son when she went missing July 8 in Ventura County.

Authorities are searching for Naya Rivera after going missing.

Naya Rivera is presumed dead after her young son was found alone in a boat in Lake Piru. The lake is in Los Padres National Forest in Ventura County. Rivera’s son was found asleep on the boat three hours after Rivera rented the boat for the mother-son outing. According to officials, the son said that he and Rivera went for a swim and that she didn’t get back on the boat. CNN reports that the child was wearing a life vest while an adult life vest was found on the boat.

The search was paused overnight between Wednesday and Thursday and resumed as a recovery mission.

Fans do not think that Ventura County Sheriff’s are doing enough in the search for the actress. Emotions are high as fans share their grief and shock at Rivera’s sudden disappearance. According to Deputy Chris Dyer, the water where the boat was found is about 40 feet deep and that wind is a big factor in that part of the lake.

Authorities have classified the search as a recovery in a signal that they believe Rivera to be dead.

A recovery mission means that authorities are looking to recover a body from the lake. The news has devastated Rivera’s friends and family who want her brought home safe. Her son is reportedly doing well and is with relatives as authorities search for his mother in the lake.

Celebrities are sending messages hoping for Rivera to be alive.

Rivera wrote a memoir titled “Sorry, Not Sorry,” which gives an intimate look into her life during and after “Glee.” The actress was open and honest in her memoir bringing up some of the darkest and toughest times she endured and how it shaped her in the years that followed.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Rivera’s loved ones.

This story is developing. mitú will report updates as they become available.

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Family Sets Up GoFundMe To Help Paletero In Chicago Retire

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Family Sets Up GoFundMe To Help Paletero In Chicago Retire

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Every now and then there is a video or some news that bubbles up through the noise that makes you feel good. There’s another one of those stories coming out of Chicago thanks to a family helping a local paletero.

A viral video shows a family buying a paletero’s entire cooler of paletas.

The family wanted to help the paletero finish his work for the day because it was Father’s Day. After buying him out, the family decided to go one further for the older mand and set up a GoFundMe to help him retire for the life of selling paletas. Don Rosario, the paletero in the video, is 70 years old and is a staple of the East Side community in Chicago.

A GoFundMe for his retirement is raising a lot of money to help him out.

Selling paletas is exhausting work. Walking around all day long in the heat while trying to sell paletas is a demanding job. This family is taking it on themselves to help Rosario finally retire from the work so he can rest and enjoy his golden years.

There was so much love for Rosario that the fundraiser had to be closed and then reopened.

The family who set up the GoFundMe closed the fundraiser at one point, according to an update. This is because they were waiting to get his contact info and the fundraiser has exploded to more than $40,000. Then, after getting the info and enough interest to keep donating, the fundraiser was reopened. If you want to add to Rosario’s growing pot, you can click here.

The act of kindness that started on Father’s Day is still going and giving people hope.

These are dark times. We are still battling a virus. The U.S. is being forced to finally confront centuries of racial inequality. There are so many things happening that can make us mad. However, stories like these remind us that there is still so much good happening out there.

This is a ray of light in a world that is often so confusing right now.

“We’ve been left speechless, there were people from all over the states donating,” Michaelangelo Mosqueda, the GoFundMe creator, told Block Club Chicago. “It has been really eye-opening to see that when we all come together we do some great things for others.”

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