Colombian salsa legend Joe Arroyo dies
Colombian Salsa Legend Joe Arroyo Dies
By Amaris Castillo | 07/26/2011 - 12:30

Colombian salsa legend Joe Arroyo died this morning. The singer, known for blending salsa with other sounds such as merengue and soca, was 55. According to CNN, Arroyo, whose real name was Álvaro José Arroyo, had been hospitalized since last month at a clinic in Baranquilla, Colombia for a variety of ailments.

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WATCH: Our Favorite Dancing Dogs!
By Lee Hernandez | 06/23/2011 - 16:02

Who doesn’t love a dancing dog, especially one that shakes its tail to salsa or merengue? Judging by how many hits these viral videos of rhythmically gifted canines get on YouTube, we’re not alone in our obsession! So, to help you get through the dog days of summer, we've assembled the most talented dancing dogs on the web here for your viewing pleasure! 

Why Are Men Such Dogs?

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EXCLUSIVE: Scotty McCreery Shows Us His Best Dance Move - The Sprinkler!
By Lee Hernandez | 06/02/2011 - 16:30

American Idol winner Scotty McCreery was in New York this morning to tape an appearance on NBC's The Today Show, but the 17-year-old country-rican (yes, he's one fourth Puerto Rican and proud of it!), took a few minutes out of his busy schedule to chat exclusively with about his Latino roots, whether he would consider recording a country album in Spanish, and why he can't salsa to save his life. Then, he showed us his favorite dance move...the sprinkler! 

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WATCH: J.Lo and Marc Show America How to Salsa on 'Idol!'
By Latina Staff | 05/26/2011 - 09:41

It doesn't get much better than this, mi gente!

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Gilberto Santa Rosa Has a Fresh Face and Album
By Grace Bastidas | 06/24/2010 - 16:30

Known as “El Caballero de la Salsa” (The Gentleman of Salsa), Puerto Rican singer Gilberto Santa Rosa  has been lauded for his improvisational skill on the mic ever since he started in the mid-‘80s. Fast forward twenty-plus years later and the suave crooner is still showcasing his lyrical dexterity, and nowadays he’s doing it without his trademark mustache. Yes, he shaved off the Tom Selleck–like 'stash for his upcoming 25th album, Irrepetible (out June 29; Sony Records).

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Video: Salsa Dancing Granny Wows Crowd on Spain's "Tú Sí Que Vales"
By Mariela Rosario | 12/11/2009 - 10:44

British grandmother Paddy Jones, 75, stole the show on Spain's equivalent of America's Got Talent, Tú Sí Que Vales. When she steps on to the stage you can see the judges doubting the fact that this older woman could possibly be capable of performing a convincing salsa acrobatica, but boy does she prove them wrong! Appearing on stage with a partner 40 years her junior, Jones proceeded to execute a series of thrilling flips, turns and whirls that most would find downright impossible at any age.

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By the Dawn’s Early Light Salsa Borracha
By Akanke Small | 08/04/2009 - 18:11
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Fresh Summer Salsa
By Akanke Small | 07/17/2009 - 00:30
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The Top Five Salsa Recipes for Cinco de Mayo
By Mariela Rosario | 05/01/2009 - 14:30

These days, salsa rivals ketchup as America's most popular condiment. No surprise there: Sometimes spicy, sometimes sweet and always tasty, salsa is the perfect compliment to...just about anything! Here are a few of our favorites, check out the recipes and mix up some batches for your Cinco de Mayo festivities.

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Music Impresario Ralph Mercado Passes Away
By Mariela Rosario | 03/11/2009 - 17:00

Ralph Mercado recently passed away after battling cancer for two years. He was 67 years old. Mercado is known as one of the pioneering promoters of Salsa music and has worked with such renowned acts as Marc Anthony, La India and Domingo Quiñones.

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