Latin Recording Academy Announces 2014 Special Awards Honorees

Music luminaries to receive Lifetime Achievement and Trustees Awards at Nov. 19 ceremony
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    Willy Chirino
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    César Costa
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    Carlos Do Carmo
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    Dúo Dinámico
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    Los Lobos
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    Ney Matogrosso
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    André Midani
June 30, 2014 -- 4:10 pm PDT

The Latin Recording Academy today announced its 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award and Trustees Award recipients. Willy Chirino, César Costa, Carlos Do Carmo, Dúo Dinámico, Los Lobos, Valeria Lynch, and Ney Matogrosso will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award, and André Midani and Juan Vicente Torrealba are the recipients of the Trustees Award. The Special Awards honorees will be acknowledged at an invitation-only ceremony on Nov. 19 at the Hollywood Theatre at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas as part of the weeklong 15th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards celebration.

More information on the 2014 Latin Recording Academy Special Awards honorees

"As we prepare to celebrate our first 15 years, the Latin GRAMMY Awards not only continue the tradition of recognizing outstanding artists for their career achievements but honor their exemplary contributions to the world of Latin music," said Gabriel Abaroa Jr., President/CEO of The Latin Recording Academy. "It is with great pride that we pay homage to this diverse and exceptional group of honorees along with commemorating the indelible musical heritage they have bestowed upon us and the roads they have paved for the advantage of new generations. They are each truly masters of their genres and we look forward to welcoming them to the roster of iconic artists we have honored before them."

The Lifetime Achievement Award is presented by vote of The Latin Recording Academy's Board of Trustees to performers who have made creative contributions of outstanding artistic significance to the field of recording during their careers. The Trustees Award is presented by vote of The Latin Recording Academy's Board of Trustees to individuals who have made significant contributions, other than performance, to the field of recording during their careers.

The 15th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards will be held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and will be broadcast live on the Univision Network on Thursday, Nov. 20 at 8 p.m. Eastern/7 p.m. Central. For breaking news and exclusive content, join The Latin Academy's social networks on Twitter and Facebook.

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