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I Still Love Telenovelas

Julissa Bonfante | Posted 02.17.2017 | Latino Voices
Julissa Bonfante

People can say whatever they want about telenovelas, but I love them. They are as much part of my culture as rice and beans.

Celia Cruz To Be Honored With Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award 13 Years After Her Death

Remezcla | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 01.15.2016 | Latino Voices

After scoring an 80-part novela on Telemundo (which you can watch in its entirety here, by the way), Celia Cruz will now be honored with a Recording A...

29 Gorgeous Celia Cruz Photos To Remember The 'Queen Of Salsa'

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 10.21.2016 | Latino Voices

Celia Cruz was an icon. It’s been more than a decade since the Cuban singer died but the joy she radiated with a simple smile or her emblematic “...

Celia Cruz Series To Shine A Light On The Darker Moments of The Legend's Life

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 10.15.2015 | Latino Voices

Celia Cruz's famous smile was as emblematic of her character as her enthusiastic "¡Azucar!," which is why it's so easy to forget the hardships the "Q...

This Is What It Means To Be Afro-Latino

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 02.25.2015 | Latino Voices

In a Q&A for his 2011 PBS documentary "Black In Latin America," Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. said: There were 11.2 million Africans that...

Breathrough Entertainers

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 11.12.2014 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

As I reflect on the life and career of Joan Rivers, I think about the women in the entertainment business who were the firsts and broke new ground. We'll learn about just a few of these pioneering women in this blog post.

Mi Madre

Quassan Castro | Posted 06.05.2014 | Latino Voices
Quassan Castro

You ride the silent subway from Spanish Harlem to the Bronx at 4 a.m. fists pound on the empty seat beside you face-hardened like a solider in combat lips locked tight

Celia Cruz Is Still Paving The Way For Latinos

Posted 03.25.2014 | Latino Voices

Almost eleven years after her death, Celia Cruz is still paving the way for Latinos. The cuban salsa singer became the first Latin artist to be ho...

WATCH: J.Lo's Amazing Tribute To The Queen Of Salsa

Posted 11.25.2013 | Latino Voices

¡Azúcar! The American Music Awards were filled with Latin flavor this year. They were hosted by Pitbull, Marc Anthony received an award and Celia...

J.Lo Will Honor The Queen Of Salsa

Fox News Latino | Posted 11.23.2013 | Latino Voices

Jennifer Lopez is a superstar in her own right, but come Sunday, she will have even bigger shoes to fill at the American Music Awards, when she pays t...

Google Celebrates Celia's Birthday

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.21.2013 | Latino Voices

Web surfers woke up Monday to a sprinkling of azúcar. Google celebrated what would have been Celia Cruz's 88th birthday Monday with a doodle hono...

Remembering Marvette Pérez, Curator

Gina Athena Ulysse | Posted 09.04.2013 | Latino Voices
Gina Athena Ulysse

Marvette Pérez Garcia left a body of work that will not only be treasured for its significance, but also a legacy that promises to have continuous impact.

5 Things You Didn't Know About Celia

VOXXI | Jonathan Muñoz | Posted 07.16.2013 | Latino Voices

It’s hard to believe that it’s been a decade since Celia Cruz died of brain cancer. “La Guarachera de Cuba” will always have a lasting infl...

Remembering 'La Reina De La Salsa'

VOXXI | Tony Castro | Posted 07.12.2013 | Latino Voices

She’s talented. She’s flamboyant. She salsas. Her colorful dresses, her outrageous stilettos and her wild wigs could make cross-dressers of the st...

My Own Educational Exchange Trip: Cuba or the Danube-a?

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 06.15.2013 | Travel
Read More: Strauss, Syria, Treasury Department, Mongolia, Migraine, Kapuziner, Hosanna, Havana, Rapping, Benedictine Sisters, Blood Sausage, Buena Vista Social Club, Coffee, Taxi Cab Drivers, Salsa, Superbowl; Obama Fundraiser, Orlando Hernandez Pedroso, Argentina, Bette Midler, Lucy and Ethel, German, Kardashians, Cabaret, Freud, Cafe Landtmann, Yapping, Stallions, Sean Carter, Lyrics, Dumplings, Blonde, Mr. Sandman, Doner Kebab, Hungarian, Tandoori Chicken, Katy Perry, Cole Porter, I Got Rhythm, 3/4 Time, Cigars, Wild Eagles, Persian Caviar, Schwartzenegger, Cuba, Olives, Black Beans, Vivienne Westwood, Solange, Vanillekipferl, Puppini Sisters, Anniversary, The Danube, El Duque, Desi, Papayas, Sasha , Melange, Cafe Cubano, Civics, Malia, Sisterhood, Hostel, Carmelite Nuns, Sisters, Korea, Celia Cruz, Cuban Cigars, Rosemary Clooney, Fashion, Manna, Nostalgia, Vienna Austria, George Gershwin, Vienna, Spanish, Black Pudding, Vocal Coach, Pastries, Spiritain-Ment, Siestas, Turkish Figs, Euros, Rosie Clooney, Desi Arnaz, Beyonce, Educational Exchange, Hemingway, Dazzling Damsels, Gershwin, Colombia, Tito Puente, Melting Pot, Oriental, Pistachios, Diplomatic Relations, Pesos, Serena, Venus, Vienna Convention, Rihanna, Romantic, Sugar Ramos, Waltz, Bandana, Lipizzaner-Horses, Frijoles Negros, Language Lab, Platanos, Jay Z, Marcella Puppini, Tango, Goulash, Mediterranean, FSK 13 Culture Festival, Blue Danube, Cartagena, Croatian, Slovakian, Stephanushaus, Babalu, Rochusmarket, Wienerschnitzel, Travel News
Randee Mia Berman

When I heard rumors about Jay-Z and Beyonce heading to Cuba, I was feeling pretty confident about my trendy choice to go that way. But then I bagged Cuba, and booked a flight to Vienna, Austria, home of the Lipizzaner stallions and Wienerschnitzel.

LOOK: 27 Afro-Latinos Who've Shaped American Culture

Posted 10.14.2012 | Latino Voices

Hispanic Heritage Month is about celebrating diversity -- acknowledging one of the many different identities that flow within the melting pot that is ...

Has the Kennedy Center Ignored Latinos?

Kate Kelly | Posted 11.26.2012 | Arts
Kate Kelly

Only two artists of Hispanic descent have been honored in the last 35 years -- Spanish tenor and conductor Placido Domingo (2000) and actress, singer, and dancer Chita Rivera (2002).

After Half a Century, Blacklisted Voices OK'd to Return to Cuban Airwaves

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 10.16.2012 | World
Yoani Sanchez

After Celia Cruz's exile on July 15, 1960, the most famous Cuban singer was erased from television and radio programming. It was forbidden to broadcast her music, and generations grew up without that cry of "¡azucarrr!" echoing in our ears.

Cuba Removes Artists Such as Celia Cruz and Gloria Estefan From the Blacklist

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 10.10.2012 | World
Yoani Sanchez

In addition to the already deceased Celia Cruz, many other artists have been banned for years and years. Among them are the bolero singer Olga Guillot, the saxophonist Paquito D'Rivera, and pianist Bebo Valdes.

Gimme Cable!

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 10.30.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Promised since 2008, the fiber optic cable between Venezuela and Cuba only made it to our coast this last February, and then lapsed into a silence quite suspicious for an effort that already cost more than seventy million dollars.

Angelique Kidjo and "The Sound of the Drum"

Holly Cara Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

Beninoise singer Angelique Kidjo has had a spectacular year. In April she released her newest album, OYO, where she revisited the music that inspired ...