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Alejandro Sanz receives honorary doctorate from Berklee

Boston, Nov 7 (EFE).- Singer Alejandro Sanz was awarded an honorary doctorate by the prestigious Berklee College of Music in recognition of the Spaniard's contribution to contemporary music. In a packed auditorium, Grammy-winning producer and artistic director of Berklee's Mediterranean Music Institute Javier Limon called attention to the value of Sanz's work for Mediterranean music.

Alejandro Sanz opens Mexico tour

Mexico City, Oct 2 (EFE).- Spanish singer Alejandro Sanz launched his Mexican tour with a sold-out concert at the capital's Auditorio Nacional. "What a pleasure to see you again!," Sanz told the 10,000 people who packed the hall for the first of his six shows at the iconic venue. Sanz last performed in Mexico City in October 2012, when he kicked off an international tour to promote his latest album, "La musica no se toca."

Colombian singer Carlos Vives scores five Latin Grammy nominations

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Colombian singer Carlos Vives and Argentine fusion group Illya Kuryaki & the Valderramas led the Latin Grammy Award nominations with five nods a piece, the Latin Recording Academy said on Wednesday. Veteran singer Vives, 52, snared nominations in key categories of album of the year for "Corazón Profundo," while his song "Volví A Nacer" was nominated for record of the year and song of the year.

Alejandro Sanz, Jesse & Joy give intimate concert

Mexico City, Sep 6 (EFE).- Spanish singer Alejandro Sanz and the Mexican duo Jesse & Joy gave an intimate concert in Mexico City for an audience of some 200 as part of the Latin Grammy Acoustic Sessions. The brother-and-sister duo sang numbers from their latest album "Quien Se Queda con el Perro?" as well as songs from previous discs. The pair was the big winner at the last Latin Grammys where they took home four awards, honors that helped power the takeoff of their international career.

Alejandro Sanz to offer 2 more concerts in Mexico

Mexico City, Aug 25 (EFE).- Spanish singer Alejandro Sanz plans to offer two more concerts in Mexico after nearly selling out the shows planned for October, organizers said. The Oct. 1 and Oct. 2 shows at Mexico City's Auditorio Nacional are almost completely sold out, prompting the singer to add performances on Oct. 4 and Oct. 5 as part of his "La musica no se toca" world tour. Sanz launched his tour on Oct. 12, 2012, at Mexico City's Foro Sol, traveling to cities in the United States, Latin America and Spain.

Alejandro Sanz in the running for MTV award

International Culture Desk, Aug. 14 (EFE).- The 30th edition of the MTV Video Music Awards could have a Spaniard among the winners, given that Alejandro Sanz has been nominated in the Best Latino Artist category. He will go up against Cuban-American rapper Pitbull, Puerto Rican reggaeton giants Daddy Yankee and Don Omar and Mexican brother-sister duo Jesse & Joy, who thanks to their combination of pop-rock have already racked up a long list of awards, including four Latin Grammys.

Alejandro Sanz to give 2 concerts in Mexican capital this October

Mexico City, Jul 19 (EFE).- Spanish singer Alejandro Sanz will offer two concerts this October in Mexico City as part of his international tour "La Musica No Se Toca" (Don't Mess with the Music), the promoter of the shows said in a communique. The artist will appear Oct. 1-2 in the Mexican capital's National Auditorium, where he will sing two numbers from his latest disc "La Musica No Se Toca," as well as some of his greatest hits like "Amiga Mia" and "Corazon Partio."

Alejandro Sanz readies for trip to Arctic with Greenpeace

Madrid, Jul 11 (EFE).- Spanish singer-songwriter Alejandro Sanz is making final preparations for a July 14-20 Greenpeace expedition to the Arctic region, a trip organized to bring attention to the need to protect that unique ecosystem. The trip's objectives include documenting the extent of Arctic glacier and ice-cap retreat "due to climate change," as well as demonstrating the danger a potential oil spill would pose to that practically unexplored frontier region and its inhabitants, Greenpeace said.

Berklee students, alums perform Alejandro Sanz song in video

Miami, Jun 11 (EFE).- Students and alumni of Berklee College of Music have created a video in which they perform the Alejandro Sanz number "La Musica no se Toca," and which they have dedicated to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing. The Boston-based institution said the idea for the video came from students in the Songwriting in Spanish course taught by Javier Limon, a Grammy-winning producer and musician who has worked with Sanz.

Sanz says he still gets stage fright after 25 years

Miami, May 10 (EFE).- Spanish singer-songwriter Alejandro Sanz says he still suffers from stage fright even after 25 years in the music business. "Nerves are something you have to manage first of all. Facing an audience isn't easy and you never stop feeling nervous before going on stage," the artist said shortly before giving a concert Thursday night in Miami. "The important thing is to have a good team of people around you and trust they're not going to let you down," and that way you can be sure of giving a good performance, Sanz said.
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