Angie Romero

Introducing Vincente Garcia
Introducing Vicente Garcia

Girls, meet your new crush: Vicente Garcia is the face of a new genre we are playfully dubbing “bacha-roots”—an exquisite fusion of tropical rhythms such as bachata, boogaloo and salsa with blues, jazz, folk, soul and pop.

The Dominican’s 10-song debut, Melodrama, now out, was recorded in Brooklyn, N.Y., and Santo Domingo with the help of producer Rafael Lazzaro.


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EXCLUSIVE: Perez Hilton is Ready to have Kids!
EXCLUSIVE: Perez Hilton is Ready to have Kids!

Mario Lavandeira (Perez Hilton to you and me) built an empire on controversy. “I love what I do. I’m my own American dream, and I inspire myself.”


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EXCLUSIVE: Juanes Dishes on his New Album!
EXCLUSIVE: Juanes Dishes on his New Album!

The countdown has begun to P.A.R.C.E., the fifth studio album from Juanes and also an abbreviation of parcero, which is what the kids in Medellin call their buddies. The Colombian rocker continues to give fans a sneak peek of the new album, to be released December 7. He promises the songs are different than his past ones—in a good way!


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25 Years After Conga
25 Years After Conga

Unofficially, you could say that Gloria, 53, and Emilio Estefan, 57, own Miami. Officially, they changed the pop music landscape forever with a little song called “Conga,“ which hit Billboard’s pop, soul, dance, and Latin charts simultaneously 25 years ago, and remains the only record ever to do so. Without “Conga” there would probably have been no Latin explosion. No Marc. No J. Lo. And it’s safe to say there would be no Pitbull. All thanks to the unlikely success of “Conga” and the Miami Sound Machine, a band formed by Emilio in 1975.


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Luis Miguel: “It feels great to be alive”

Good news for Luis Miguel fans: the rumors of his demise are false! “El Sol de Mexico,” as he is nicknamed, gave his first press conference since it was rumored that he suffered from complications while undergoing a plastic surgery procedure earlier this year. The 40-year-old singer looked entirely healthy and appeared to be in good spirits, even joking with reporters about the rumors.


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Interview with an Icon: Dolores Huerta on Cesar Chavez

As the President of The Dolores Huerta Foundation and Co-founder of United Farm Workers of America along with Cesar Chavez, Dolores Huerta is a living legend. She is treasured by the Latino community, but she is also internationally recognized for her role in promoting social justice. We chatted with her about her partnership with another icon of social justice: Cesar Chavez:

You’re a hero to so many people. Who are some of your personal heroes?


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Pulitzer Prize Winner Junot Diaz on 'Oscar Wao', the movie
Pulitzer Prize Winner Junot Diaz on 'Oscar Wao', the movie

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Díaz likes to take his sweet time. In fact, it could be another ten years before we read another thing from him. (The good news is that he’s already started working on it—a fantasy-type novel for young readers). Díaz, a proud Dominican American, took exactly 11 years to finish his modern fiction masterpiece, 2007’s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.


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Details Emerge on Ricky Martin's Memoir!

Details have finally emerged straight from Ricky Martin’s reps regarding the superstar’s upcoming memoir Me (or Yo, if you read in Spanish), to be published in the U.S. in hardcover on Tuesday, Nov. 2.
 


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Marc Anthony Wants to Act a Lot More
Marc Anthony Reveals What Makes Him Cry and What He Wants to Do A LOT More

After guest starring on TNT’s hospital drama Hawthorne last week (and again tomorrow night at 9 p.m. EST), Marc Anthony says he wants to act a lot more in the future. But fear not—that doesn’t mean he’s going to neglect his music. In fact, Anthony is currently touring Latin America in support of his latest album, Iconos—an all-ballad Spanish album where he covers eight titles from his favorite balladeers—and will soon start the U.S. leg of his tour.


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