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Together with his son Emilio Estevez, concerned dad Martin Sheen opened up to a Sky News reporter in the U.K. about his son Charlie’s recurring struggles with addiction, for which he recently entered rehab, causing CBS to halt production on Two And A Half Men. The two were in town promoting Emilio’s new film, The Way, which he wrote, directed, and stars in (as Martin’s on-screen son).
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.
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!
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.
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.
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?
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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