What to Watch: Rio
What to Watch: Rio
By Angie Romero | 08/05/2011 - 16:26

If you loved Ice Age, then you’ll absolutely adore Rio, out this week on DVD. The animated film, helmed by Ice Age director Carlos Saldanha (a native of Rio de Janeiro himself), is one of those movies you can watch with the whole clan—and there aren’t many of those out there! This is the story of the domesticated rare blue macaw Blu (voiced by Jesse Eisenberg) who is taken to Rio to mate with the last female bird of his kind, the fiercely independent Jewel (voiced by Anne Hathaway).


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Iconic Composer Sergio Mendes Scores One for Brazil!
Iconic Composer Sergio Mendes Scores One for Brazil!
By Lee Hernandez | 03/21/2011 - 12:30

It's widely known that the new Brazil-set animated movie, Rio (in theaters April 15th) boasts A-list talent like George Lopez, Anne Hathaway, Jamie Foxx and Jesse Eisenberg.


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Sergio Mendes Readies New Album in Time for Summer
By Grace Bastidas | 04/26/2010 - 12:12

As summer slowly approaches, I'm dreaming of sipping caipirinhas on a white-sand beach while listening to bossa nova. And who better to start building a warm weather soundtrack with than Sergio Mendes? The Rio de Janeiro native has been churning out the musical equivalent of sunshine since the late 1950's. And as one of the forefathers of bossa nova, the legendary pianist-arranger still has the touch.
 


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New Music: Kat DeLuna Wants You To "Dance (Bailalo)!"
By Monica Herrera | 04/09/2009 - 19:21

That Euro-sounding single featuring Lil Wayne? Old news! Kat DeLuna just dropped another new track called "Dance (Bailalo)," and it brings the Dominican songstress back to her Latina roots, which is a very good thing. Like Pitbull often does, DeLuna's decided to put her own twist on a classic dance song—in this case "Magdalena," by Brazilian legend Sergio Mendes—and the result is pretty damn catchy.


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MUSIC ROUNDUP: Remembering Selena
By Monica Herrera | 03/31/2008 - 20:03

Selena Lives On


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