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Kate del Castillo is the Queen of TV with 'La Reina del Sur'
By Mariela Rosario | 03/21/2011 - 15:00

Chances are you are watching Telemundo's telenovela phenomenon La Reina del Sur, well, because, pretty much everyone is!

The telenovela is the most expensive ever in the history of the Spanish-language TV channel and it looks like the investment is paying off. La Reina del Sur has been smashing ratings records left and right (dominating programs across the board)—even English-language media is beginning to take notice.

Check out E!'s special report on Castillo and her hit show below:


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Los Tigres del Norte Star-Studded Unplugged Special
Los Tigres del Norte Star-Studded Unplugged Special
By Mariela Rosario | 12/21/2010 - 11:15

The Norteño band Los Tigres del Norte have been going strong for decades and have amassed millions of albums sales and fans over the years.

Among those fans are Juanes, Zack de la Rocha and Calle 13, who have all signed on to appear in Los Tigres Unplugged special for MTV. It makes sense that these politically inclined musicos love Los Tigres, long seen as "the voice of the people."


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Los Tigres del Norte's 10 Favorite Songs about Mexico
By Sam Quinones | 09/16/2010 - 17:30

Better than journalists or  anthropologists, Los Tigres del Norte—made up of four Hernández brothers (Jorge, Hernán, Eduardo and Luis) and their cousin (Oscar Lara)—have chronicled the epic tale of the arrival of Mexicans in the United States.


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MALDEF Planning Concert To Promote Truth About Immigration
By Mariela Rosario | 07/20/2010 - 11:00

The Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund or MALDEF is planning a huge concert this fall to help build awareness around it's educational campaign to spread truth about immigration in America.


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Penelope Cruz and Los Tigres del Norte Honored with Stars on Hollywood Walk of Fame
By Verky Arcos | 06/23/2010 - 10:20

Kudos to the talented Penelope Cruz and the legendary Los Tigres del Norte who will be honored with stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2011. They have been selected by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce alongside celebrities Oprah Winfrey and will.i.am to receive the stars. They join other Latino estrellas like Cantinflas, Dolores del Rio and Antonio Banderas in receiving this honor and needless to say, the acknowledgment is very well deserved.


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Latin Artists Join the Sound Strike in Protest of New Arizona Laws
By Grace Bastidas | 06/07/2010 - 09:25

Los Tigres del Norte, Juanes, Calle 13, Café Tacuba, Cypress Hill and Ozomatli are just some of the growing number of Latino musicians boycotting Arizona in protest of the state’s controversial immigration law (SB 1070). The new law goes into effect on July 31st of this year and requires police officers to stop anyone they suspect may be in the country illegally.


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Meet Rapper Mexia, Son of Los Tigres Del Norte's Frontman
By Grace Bastidas | 09/30/2009 - 11:43

Rap artist Mexia is no stranger to the entertainment biz. As the son of Hernan Hernandez of legendary band Los Tigres Del Norte, the San Jose–based 27-year-old grew up in a musical family that has practically defined longevity. He’s hoping to follow in their sizable footsteps as he makes his big debut this week with the album Past, Present, Future. I spoke with the wordsmith about his famous dad and his artistic plans:
 
Your dad is part of an act that’s been around forever. How was it being surrounded by all of that as a kid?


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Los Tigres Del Norte: The Next Generation
By Grace Bastidas | 05/27/2009 - 14:45

Considered The Rolling Stones of Mexico, Los Tigres Del Norte have been entertaining audiences for over 40 years. And much like they’re British counterparts, they intend to rock stages across the globe for as long as possible. Still, that doesn’t mean a couple of younger “tigers” can’t stand out in the shadow of this hit-making machine. I’m talking about the sons of singer and bass-player Hernán Hernández: 27-year-old Mexia and 19-year-old Raul.


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Mariah and Daddy Yankee Snubbed, Karina Pasian Scores Surprise Nomination for 2009 Grammys
By Monica Herrera | 12/03/2008 - 11:37

Lil Wayne and Coldplay (or as our Sound Check blog would say, the abominable Coldplay) might've topped the list of 2008 Grammy nominees, but among the mainstream contenders announced Wednesday night there were plenty of Latin surprises!

The biggest was for newcomer Karina Pasian--the 17-year old Dominican songstress scored a Best Contemporary R&B Album nomination for her self-titled debut, and she'll go head to head with Mary J.


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