By Smriti Mundhra | 04/04/2011 - 13:00
It seems like Mexican indie rock band Hello Seahorse! has been poised for a breakthrough to the mainstream forever. The Mexico City-based foursome created three critically acclaimed albums, collected a handful of awards (their 2009 album Bestia snagged them an iTunes “Best New Artist” nod, an MTV VMA Latinoamerica and two Latin Grammy nominations) and shared the stage with rock giants like the Beastie Boys and The Killers.
By Lee Hernandez | 03/28/2011 - 10:30
22-year-old half-chilena Daniella Monet stars as Trina Vega, Tori’s (Victoria Justice) older sister on Nickelodeon’s hit series, Victorious.
Trina is a self-absorbed, highly unpleasant, self-proclaimed diva—all of which should make her easy to hate—but Daniella is such a talented physical comedian that she makes us root for Trina. Her wonderfully over-the-top performance is always full of surprises!
By Johanna Ferreira | 03/08/2011 - 07:41
When was the last time you listened to some exciting, new merengue? Well, Rita Indiana Hernandez is about to change all that. The 6-foot-tall Dominican singer and her group Rita Indiana y Los Misterios have created their very own experimental version of the genre using electrifying techno beats, 80’s pop ensembles and Afro-Caribbean rhythms.
By Lee Hernandez | 02/28/2011 - 18:14
One of Latina’s 25 Brightest Stars Under 25, Carlos Pena is a triple threat (actor, singer, dancer) best known for his current role as Carlos Garcia on Nickelodeon’s music-themed teen sitcom, Big Time Rush.
On the show, which premiered in November of 2009 and tells the story of four friends from Minnesota who move to L.A. to follow their dreams of boy band stardom, Pena plays the comic relief character.
By Angie Romero | 02/21/2011 - 10:00
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.
By Lee Hernandez | 02/14/2011 - 14:15
Move over Victoria Justice—there’s another young Latina making a name for herself at Nickelodeon!
Nathalia Ramos is the new star of Nickeldeon’s hit, House of Anubis. The live-action show is an adventure series that follows eight students who are trying to solve a hidden mystery at an English boarding school while confronting the challenges that come along with being a teenager.
By Lee Hernandez | 12/10/2010 - 18:24
Until recently, Heather Hemmens’ acting credits included minor roles on shows like Without a Trace and CSI: Miami. This fall, the 22-year-old actress from Maine, won her first starring role as a series regular on the new CW series, Hellcats.