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Jennifer Lopez Wrote The Sweetest Birthday Message For Her Twins

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 02.23.2017 | Parents

Jennifer Lopez has a lot to celebrate this week. It’s officially been nine years since she became a mother. On Wednesday, she celebrated her twin so...

My Chingona Manifesto

Monica Rivera | Posted 02.24.2017 | Latino Voices
Monica Rivera

Mujer, chingona, poderosa— This is for you. Let me tell you what you are NOT: You are not a statistic. You are not a sex object meant to be eroticiz...

Even Camila Cabello Can't Get Enough Of This Fan's Love Song For Her

The Huffington Post | Abigail Williams | Posted 02.22.2017 | Entertainment

If you build it, he will come. And if you write a love song about Camila Cabello, she will discover it four months later. Earlier this week, some dili...

This 6-Year-Old's Selena-Themed Birthday Party Is Giving Us Major Goals

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 02.20.2017 | Latino Voices

A Texas girl got a lot more than fotos y recuerdos after her parents threw her a Selena-themed birthday bash that’s gone viral. Ayvah Vega celebrat...

Ricky Martin's Twins Give Their Dad Helpful Notes After His Performances

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 02.17.2017 | Parents

Ricky Martin’s most helpful critics might just be his twins. During an appearance on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” Martin told Fallo...

Singer Honors Whitney Houston's Legacy With Spanglish Version Of 'I Will Always Love You'

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 02.14.2017 | Latino Voices

It’s been five years since we lost Whitney Houston, but one Latina singer will never forget what the icon did for women of color in the industry. K...

Jesse & Joy Dedicated Grammy To Hispanics In Tearful Acceptance Speech

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 02.13.2017 | Latino Voices

Beyoncé and Adele stole the show during the live portion of the 59th annual Grammy Awards, but the pre-telecast ceremony had a must-see heartwarming ...

Selena Quintanilla’s Widower Finally Watches 'Selena' Two Decades Later

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 02.08.2017 | Latino Voices

If you’re a fan of Selena Quintanilla’s music, most likely you’ve watched her 1997 bio pic, “Selena,” starring Jennifer Lopez. ...

This Reggaeton Cover Of Selena's 'Si Una Vez' With Wisin Is OMFG Good

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 02.01.2017 | Latino Voices

For proof of how timeless Selena Quintanilla’s music is, look no further than Play-N-Skillz’s recent reggaeton cover of her 1994 Mariachi-style hi...

Camila Cabello's Cover Of 'Say You Won't Let Go' Is Raw Power

The Huffington Post | Abigail Williams | Posted 01.31.2017 | Entertainment

If you were worried about Camila Cabello’s career post-Fifth Harmony, let this powerful performance put you at ease. Camila Cabello and Machine Gu...

Latin Superstar From The '90s Shares His Powerful Immigrant Story

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 01.31.2017 | OWN

Singer/songwriter Jon Secada rose to fame in the United States during the ‘90s, with memorable hits like “Just Another Day” and “If You Go,”...

Miguel Is Planning To Release A Spanish-Language Album In 2017

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 01.13.2017 | Latino Voices

The new year could bring new Miguel music, and in Spanish no less. The singer, who is of Mexican descent on his father’s side, spoke to Latina maga...

Has The Weeknd Been Singing About Selena Gomez All Along?

The Huffington Post | Minou Clark | Posted 01.12.2017 | Entertainment

Everyone freaked out about The Weeknd making out with Selena Gomez this past Tuesday night in Santa Monica. Selena Gomez has found a new boo ... The ...

Selena Gomez Fans Think New Music Is Coming After This Instagram Post

The Huffington Post | Minou Clark | Posted 01.09.2017 | Entertainment

Selena Gomez’s first 2017 Instagram post has left fans wondering if she’ll be releasing new music soon. New year, new music, right? Vente p...

Why Selena's Legacy Stands the Test of Time

Geraldine Estevez | Posted 04.18.2016 | Latino Voices
Geraldine Estevez

More than an artist and a charismatic soul, Selena will forever stand the test of time, because she is a symbol of our times then and a mirror held up to us now. She is a symbol of how far Latinos have come and a reminder of how far we've yet to go.

Dominican Bachata Music Gets to Carnegie Hall

Marty Lipp | Posted 01.18.2017 | Arts
Marty Lipp

When Joan Soriano left his mom, dad and 14 siblings in the Dominican countryside to take a shot at becoming a musician in the big city, even his wildest dreams could not have conjured being on the stage one day at Carnegie Hall playing his beloved bachata music.

Not Quite a Top Ten List of World Music

Marty Lipp | Posted 01.05.2017 | Arts
Marty Lipp

With the arrival of 2016, I have to once again say good-bye to musicians who bumped me up, comforted me like an old friend and occasionally introduced me to feelings I didn't know I had. Thanks to all for the wonderful moments together.

From NPR's Latino USA: ¡Tumbao! A Music Story Mixtape

Latino USA | Posted 01.04.2017 | Latino Voices
Latino USA

In this episode, we're broadening the definition of tumbao. NPR's Latino USA kicks off the New Year by celebrating with stories of music of all genres that have their own sort of swing: from folk to mambo and even some opera.

2015 Latin Grammy Winners Include Juan Luis Guerra, Natalia Lafourcade

Associated Press | Carolina Moreno | Posted 11.20.2015 | Latino Voices

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Winners of the 16th annual Latin Grammy Awards, presented Thursday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas: - Album of the year: ...

The Salsa Party of the Year on the Greenway With Jenna & Luis and Orquesta SCC

Vanessa Alamo | Posted 09.25.2016 | Arts
Vanessa Alamo

It is a FREE and great opportunity to meet new people while working out! Hosted by Celebrity Series of Boston, "Let's Dance/Bailemos Boston" is a fun-filled, family event encouraging individuals of all ages and dance backgrounds to join talented musicians for five consecutive nights under the city lights.

I Love My Pitbull, And So Can You

The Huffington Post | John Trowbridge | Posted 08.25.2015 | Comedy

Hello, My name is John. I'm a writer, a brother and (up until this week) the silent owner of several Pitbull albums, concert DVDs, tanks, shot glasses...

Some Recent Albums Surprise With a Mix of Music With Origins on Both Sides of the Rio Grande

Marty Lipp | Posted 08.10.2016 | Arts
Marty Lipp

While Los Lobos broke ground for highlighting both cultures on the same album, subsequent artists on both sides of the Rio Grande have mixed elements of the countries together for their own neo-traditional mestizo music.

White Party Headliner Natalie La Rose: Rapper Flo Rida Pushes Me to Perfection

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Pollo Del Mar

With her debut single "Somebody" having recently cracked the Billboard Top 10, things are looking up for singer Natalie La Rose. However, the multi-talented performer recalls many times she thought about giving up on her dreams.

Latin Music From All Over the Map

Marty Lipp | Posted 06.07.2015 | Arts
Marty Lipp

It seems appropriate to start off a column about odds and ends of recent Latin releases with the Buena Vista Social Club's latest, "Lost and Found," since it is a bit of yard sale of an album.

Death By Zumba

Ravishly | Posted 04.19.2015 | Comedy
Ravishly

Suddenly the music stops, and I stumble from the dank classroom, shaking and sweating from parts of me that I didn't even know could sweat. Seated on the lounge couch, I marvel that I survived the ordeal. Try again next week, my fellow Zumba classmates urge me. It gets easier with time.