by Salome Eguizabal
NEW MUSIC: Juanes, the internationally renown crooner famous for his love songs, will release a new single Sept. 4 entitled “Me enamora.” Juanes is set to release his fourth album, La vida es un ratico, later this year after an absence since his last release, Mi sangre, in 2004.
CROSSING OVER: R&B singer and actress Beyoncé Knowles, who recently recorded several of her English-language hits in Spanish and collaborated with Colombian megastar Shakira in the hit single “Beautiful Liar,” plans to release the tracks as part of a special compilation for her Latino fans. The eight-track CD which showcases Beyoncé’s Spanish proficiency goes on sale Aug. 28 exclusively through Wal-Mart.
NORTENO CONCERT: Some lucky California residents will be a treated to a concert so exclusive that tickets won’t go on sale. Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. will host the second annual “Viva La Raza” mega concert at the Pico Rivera Sports Arena in Whittier, Calif, Aug 26 Tickets to the event will be available only to the KLAX-FM “97.9 La Raza” audience through on-air giveaways, at sponsor locations and during special station appearances.
Artists scheduled to perform include Norteño superstars Los Rieleros del Norte, Chapo de Sinaloa, El Coyote y su Banda and La Banda Pequeños Musical, among others.
For more information and to enter ticket giveaway contests, visit www.9791araza. com.
VISUALIZING EL BARRIO: To keep up with the area’s increasingly Hispanic population, the University of Maryland, College Park, minutes away from the nation’s capital, is hosting an art gallery event depicting the lives of Latinos from across the D.C. metropolitan area. It features the works of eight local Latino artists. They include photographs of daily life in Latino communities as well as watercolors and paintings infused with Latin culture.
The exhibit, open to the public at Adele Stamp Student Union, began Aug. 6 and runs through Sept. 13, with a reception Sept. 6 from 5-7 pm.
For more information, call (301) 314-8493 or visit www.union.umd.edu/gallery.