Music News 7.26.17

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Music News 7.26.17

Posted by on Jul 26, 2017

Latim Grammy Cultural Center Hits Scholarship Milestones

The Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation is awarding a total of $870,000 in scholarships to 44 Latin American students, a record in both scholarship funds and recipients. Since 2015, the Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation has partnered with many artists and sources to provide finanical aid to the region’s music students, handing out a total of $2.5 million in scholarships.

The recipients of the top three prizes, one $200,000 Miguel Bose scholarship and two Gifted Tuition Scholarships of $100,000 each are received this year by music students Ernesto Nunez, Nikola Vasilijevic, and Carolina Mercado, who will be studying at Berklee College of Music and the New School in New York City respectively. The 44 recipients will study in several countries across the globe, including Mexico, Spain, and Colombia.

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Photo by: Scott Eisan // Latin Grammy Winner Miguel Bosé with Miguel Bosé Scholarship winner Ernesto Núñez

 

Daniel Johnston Announces Final Tour

Musician and visual artist and longtime part of the Austin Zeitgeist Daniel Johnston has announced his final tour. He’ll be joined on this tour by artists who he has influenced, playing shows in cities distinct to those artists. He’ll be backed by Jeff Tweedy and Friends in Chicago, Built to Spill in Portland and Vancouver, the Preservation All-Stars in New Orleans, and Districts and Modern Baseball in Philadelphia.

Each show will begin with a screening of the 2005 documentary The Devil and Daniel Johnston and each night’s setlist will be chosen by the backing band. Daniel Johnston’s final tour kicks off in New Orleans in September.

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-Taylor Wallace