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  • Events
    La Pluma y La Tinta Writer’s Group Celebrates its 5th Anniversary

    With only a small crowd, but powerful voices, the group La Puma y La Tinta featured up and coming writers and authors to share their work through poetry and prose at their 5th Anniversary event held in Brooklyn, New York on January 18th. The group began in 2009 as a writing workshop...

  • Featured
    Latino Music: Annette A Aguilar and StringBeans

    For professions like music, several questions are always asked by the fans. Where does the inspiration to...

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    Piranha-like Fish Attack in Argentina

    It is not every day you see something interesting that happens at the beach, but lately, fear has struck. Recently, near Rosario, Argentina, as many people are swimming out into the ocean, they were bitten by piranha-like fish. Unfortunately, some men, women, and children, had toes and fingers amputated while several dozen...

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    37th Annual Three Kings Day Parade Hosted by El Barrio in New York

    Three Kings Day is tomorrow, January 6th, which marks the official end of the holiday season. So why not celebrate it by going to the 37th Annual Three Kings Day Parade hosted by El Museo del Barrio? It will not only commemorate the significance of the day, but there are plenty of...

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    Celebrate the Last of the Holiday Stretch with these Recipes

    With Three Kings Day just a few days away that marks the end of the holiday season, throw one last get together for your family and friends with these recipes from Heidi Nazarudin, a professional blogger, writer and the Founder of The Blogger Babe’s association. The Poinsetta Ingredients 6 oz. Champagne 1...

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    New Year’s Eve 2013 Celebration

    A tradition of more than century old, the iconic dropping of the New Year’s Eve ball, makes its debut here on New Year’s Eve. Here is the breakdown of each aspect of the celebration taking place at Times Square in New York City. Who’s Flipping the Switch? This year, U.S. Supreme Court...

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    Where are the Latino Authors?

    “Books are paths which upward lead, book are our friends, come, let us read!” said anonymous. Have you noticed that when the major news sources come out with their lists of the best books for the year, most of them do not have Latino authors on them? It gets exciting, especially for...

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    You know you are Latino/a when_____?

    Ever do something that feels so normal to you, but to others it may just seem odd? Well, it just may be that you are doing something from your culture that only you would know about. Of course, this is not a bad thing, but rather, culture is around us every day...

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    Best Latino Music of 2013 Courtesy of NPR

    During the year, so many artists come out with music that makes us laugh, cry, dance, and bring our spirits up. Music releases that energy within us to express ourselves and how we feel. Many new artists become world famous and unfortunately, some are just one hit wonders, but they made just...

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    Hispanic Traditions During the Christmas Season

    What are the common traditions in your family? Have you kept up with them or have you started new ones? Traditions are things that for some families hold them together and look forward to them every year. It almost becomes mandatory for family members to show up to yearly traditions in order...

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    Birds Shot and Killed at Kennedy Airport

    Preserving wildlife is very important to most people and they find every way possible to bring awareness to others about what is happening to the many animals that provide food, clothing and other necessities for us. Snowy Owls, who travel south from the Canadian tundra, are being killed by The Port Authority...

  • Entrepreneurship
    The Kennedy Center Honors Musician Carlos Santana

    “It is an honor just to be nominated.” This is a phrase often heard at many awards ceremonies when the winner comes up to receive the award. This honor is special in-so-that, the musician Carlos Santana, was the only Latino nominated this year. Santana shared this award with four other musicians, Billy...

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    Exhibition: ‘Frida’s New York’ by Felipe Galindo

    Small gallery, but big imagination centered around Felipe Galindo’s grand opening exhibit, Frida’s New York: A Sequential Art Exhibit at Word Up Bookstore in Washington Heights, New York. His exhibition was inspired by Frida Kahlo, who visited New York back in the 1930s and 1940s. He thought about what Frida would be...

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    Actor Paul Walker Dies in Car Crash

    He is best known for his roles in ‘Fast and Furious‘ and ‘Hours’, but today, we say goodbye to actor Paul Walker. He died in a single car crash in Los Angeles, California on Saturday, November 30, 2013 and unfortunately, speed was a factor. He is survived by daughter, Meadow Walker. His...

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    The American Music Awards Results

    Another night of great music and tributes to those that have passed 10 years ago. Many well-known musicians were competing for several of the same awards and also gave performances of hit songs. Here is a recap of tonight’s performance of the 41st Annual Music Award held live in Los Angeles. Winners...

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    Artisan’s Fair and Exhibit hosted by Hostos Community College

    So if there was an art festival and a book festival going on simultaneously, and you love both, which one do you attend? It would be very hard to choose which to go to, so if there is a festival that offers both, then problem solved. This was the case fore the...

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    Enhance your Latin cooking with these holiday recipes

    The holidays are a time for family gatherings, traditions and of course, cooking. Now, some families like the traditional holiday dinner and others may change it up from year to year and try new recipes or traditions. Speaking of new recipes, here are some to enhance your Latin cooking and could definitely...

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    The Stocking Stuffer Gift Guide—Non-traditional that is

    Traditional stocking stuffers can have all kinds of things inside like gift cards, candy, small travel items, jewelry and even makeup. These stocking stuffers are great for any person in the family, but we have to admit that it becomes a little mundane every year of getting the same gift for people....

  • Entertainment
    Berta Rojas’ Newest CD Salsa Roja

    It is a male dominated industry, but women have a voice as well that want to be heard. This is the case for classical guitarist, Berta Rojas, a Latin Grammy nominated musician. Rojas’ newest CD titled Salsa Roja brings in the many dimensions of the soul, while the name of the CD...

  • Entertainment
    MTV EMA 2013 Recap

    Amsterdam meets New York in this one night only event of the European Music Awards presented by MTV. An MC was Redfoo and Backstage Host was Ariana Grande. Several artists performed, awards were given out and of course, there were memorable performances. Overall, the awards show had showcased leading artists today and...

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    Food Network Celebrates Its 20th Birthday Special

    The Food Network helped evolved the evolution of food that started November 23, 1993 and is celebrating its 20th birthday. It began with programs that preached about healthy foods, culinary news, cooking on electric stoves, picnic tables and live call-ins from the viewers. Once the network was up and running, it realized...

  • Entrepreneurship
    Election Recap 2013

    The days approaching election day are always stressful with candidates getting in last minute campaigns, friends and families trying to urge people to take their side and of course, updating statuses about whom one is going to vote for on social media networks. But there is only so much that one person...

  • Entertainment
    The Best of the Second Annual Dominican Film Festival in New York

    It is Saturday night and people may decide to have a date night, go out to a concert or a club or even go to the movies as a small ritual. For movie buffs, these people follow the actors in each film that they do and look forward to seeing them in...

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    Illusionist Criss Angel Performs at Times Square

    The greatest thing about being in a big city is that anything can come up and next thing you know you are attending an event without planning it. Times Square is always filled with tourists and locals going to the shows, shops or the restaurants. It is here where action happens. Hundreds...

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