by Salome Eguizabal
Love don’t cost a thing, but concert tickets do: Marc Anthony and Jennifer López plan to dazzle audiences across the nation as they embark on a grand-scale concert tour this fall.
López and Anthony, stars of the motion picture El Cantante, which opens nationwide Aug.3, plan to perform separate sets of their own material and perform together as well. Each set will include songs in English and Spanish.
The multi-city tour, which includes Canada and Puerto Rico, kicks off September 29 in Atlantic City. A dollar from every ticket sold will benefit the ING Run For Something Better, a kid’s fitness program to reduce childhood obesity. The National Association of Elected and Appointed Latino Officials (NALEO), ING’s charitable partner for the tour, will direct the funds into schools with high Latino enrollment.
Tickets go on sale Aug.10 and can be found at www.livenation.com.
Mariachi Heritage Society’s Celebration: This year’s concert celebration, titled, “Los Reyes de la Música Latina,” features the legendary José Feliciano alongside José Hernández’s internationally acclaimed Mariachi Sol de Mexico.
The Mariachi Heritage Society, founded in 1991 by Hernández, aims to teach new generations of Mexican Americans about the art and its heritage. The event will also feature performances from the Society’s young musicians.
The event is scheduled for Saturday, Aug.11 at 7:30 p.m. at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. Proceeds assist the Society’s mission of providing high-quality mariachi education.
Ticket prices range from $35 to $125, with special discount prices for children. Tickets are on sale now. They’re available through www.ticketmaster.com.
Awards Show: MTV‘s Latin America awards, “Los Premios MTV,” will be hosted from Mexico City for a second consecutive year.
The show takes place on Oct.18. It airs live on MTV Latin America and on MTV Tr3s in the United States. It will also be carried on other international MTV stations and select Latin American broadcasters.
Variety Magazine reports Canadian pop star Avril Lavigne and Mexican rock band Cafe Tacuba are among the acts slated to perform.