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AMARA LA NEGRA

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Famous for her hips movements, her huge afro and an imposing presence that quickly grab the attention anywhere she goes, Dana Danelys De los Santos, better known in the music world as Amara La Negra, is an urban artist who has earned the respect of millions of fans since she began singing professionally in 2013.

This artist, with her light-colored eyes and impressive beauty began her career in entertainment at the age at 4 years-old when she won a beauty pageant for girls in Univision’s “Sabado Gigante” TV show.

“I later was part of a segment where children would talk with Don Francisco. That taught me to be self-confident. Thanks to that opportunity, I became a dancer at the Latin Grammys, Premios Lo Nuestro and for many important performers,”

said Amara.

Born and raised in Miami by Dominican parents, from an early age she felt she had art and music in her blood.

“I live for the stage. The adrenaline I feel when I grab the microphone and see the audience can’t compare to anything else. I live for that moment. I live for music,”

said the exuberant singer of Dominican descent.

Despite her years of preparation in dance, acting and singing schools, the performer has closely encountered the ugly face of racism and the rejection of some media – Latino media in particular-for her skin color.

“They never consider that a woman like me can represent Latinas. They are always looking for someone like Shakira, Sofia Vergara or Jennifer Lopez. I am fighting to break this stereotype because I am proud of who I am, of my roots, of my “bad hair” and I know that many Latinas identify with me. “

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One of the most important moments in this 25-year-old artist’s career was having the chance to play Celia Cruz in a documentary about the life of the legendary salsa singer.

“To me, Celia Cruz was an inspiration for her charisma and things she was able to achieve. I grew up listening to Tina Turner, La India and Olga Tañon. These women gave me strength and inspired me to want to be like them.”

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On several occasions, Amara has been harshly criticized and deemed immoral due to her song lyrics and her sexy movements. This does not worry her, as she knows that the same people who attack her are the same people who later support and applaud North American stars such as Rihanna or Miley Cyrus who has a similar style.

The singer said to be grateful for her success, and told us that her mother has been her rock, her support in this challenging career.

“My mom is my other half, my heart; and you cannot live without your heart.”

She describes herself as fresh, daring and very bold.

She is certain that her career is on the rise and says that she can feel and taste success already. When the time comes to say thank you, she includes her “haters” for being a part of her success and for giving her the drive to do everything they say cannot be done.

“I’m not afraid of anything, I take a chance and jump and, what I don’t know something, I learn. And as my mother says, “Nothing ventured, nothing gained”

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SUSHI “APLATANADO” – UNA EXQUISITA FUSION DE GASTRONOMIA JAPONESA Y DOMINICANA

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Ella, dominicana oriunda de Salcedo; el, puertorriqueño de padres dominicanos. Se conocieron y decidieron unir sus vidas y sus talentos para crear un feliz matrimonio y la combinación más espectacular y deliciosa en todo Nueva York: MAMASUSHI

Un restaurant que ofrece una fusión de comida latino-japonesa creada pensando en los amantes de los mariscos y la gastronomía japonesa pero que no le gusta comer pescado crudo. Este acogedor lugar se encuentra en el mismo corazón de Washington Heights: 237 Dyckman Ave, ubicado en una zona vibrante y populada de diversos restaurantes, se convierte en el setting perfecto para aquellos que aman probar y experimentar con diferentes sabores, elementos y la cocina internacional.

La idea de crear un restaurante donde se mezclara la cocina japonesa con ingredientes netamente latinos surgió cuando los dueños de la famosa línea de restaurantes Mamajuana; Susana Osorio y Raymond Hernández decidieron abrir una nueva sucursal, “mi esposo tuvo la idea de comenzar a inventar con substitutos para los ingredientes tradicionales del sushi y pensamos en agregar carne, bistec, pollo, longaniza, pero jamás imaginamos el éxito tan grande que tendrían estas combinaciones en el gusto del público”, nos dice Susana.

MAMASUSHI cuenta con una variedad de 45 rollos de sushi originales de la casa donde se ponen de manifiesto el origen de sus propietarios y la comunidad a la que sirven con la selección de rollos de sushi de carne de puerco, queso frito, tocineta y plátanos maduros y donde se le dan a los platos nombres tan singulares y tan típicamente dominicanos como El Campesino, El Merengue, La Chapiadora y El Montro. En adicción a estas innovaciones el restaurant cuenta con el sushi tradicional japonés y así también como con una gran variedad de platos principales.

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Sushi – Acompañado de ingredientes como Platano Maduro y Longaniza

“Hemos hecho una contribución a la gastronomía general no solo de nuestro concepto”, nos cuenta Hernández, “sino que mantenemos los mismos estándares de la cocina japonesa añadiéndole nuestro toque caribeño, que es una combinación que encanta a los clientes”

En principio fue un reto para la pareja encontrar un chef japonés que quisiera experimentar sus creativas recetas con las recetas de sushi original, hasta que conocieron a su chef ejecutivo David Núñez, alumno del chef Morimoto que pertenece a una de las más importantes escuelas de comida asiática y a quien le encanto la idea de “aplatanar” al sushi y darle un toque latino y tropical.

Además de encontrar un ambiente acogedor y elegante, las combinaciones más originales para los amantes del sushi y los que disfrutan la comida latina, en MAMASUSHI también se ofrecen una variedad de cocteles y tragos como el mojito de guanábana o de agua de coco.

Esta pareja de latinos luchadores y progresistas atribuye el secreto de su éxito al respecto hacia el cliente, la dedicación de su personal y la consistencia, calidad y sabor de todos los platos que sirven. A sido tal la popularidad del concepto del Sushi “aplatanado”, que muchos clientes ahora piden en los restaurantes tradicionales que le añaden el plátano maduro a sus rollos favoritos para sorpresa de los chef asiáticos.

Una opción nueva, diferente e innovadora que promete convertirse en franquicia corporativa y que demuestra una vez más la determinación de nuestra gente de salir adelante y llevar su orgullo y su cultura ha ciudades tan grandes como Nueva York. La próxima vez que piense en sushi recuerde que MAMASUSHI es una experiencia que debe tratar.

SUSHI MÁS POPULARES EN MAMASUSHI

EL CAMPESINO: Salami, queso frito, aguacate y plátano maduro
BOCA CHICA: Salmon, tuna, Camarón, Cangrejo y pepino
VILLA MELLA: Carne de res, chicharrón y aguacate
THREE AMIGOS: Tuna, salmón, pescado y piña.

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Susana Osorio - Propietaria de Mamasushi

Susana Osorio – Propietaria de Mamasushi

Another Win For LatinTRENDS & Our Readers…

It started in 2001 with a quarterly magazine named Dominican Times. Young Alex Rodriguez graced the cover in his Rangers uniform. The publication later transitioned into DTM (Defining Trends Magazine) in 2005 with the always sexy Jennifer Lopez.

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In 2010, CEO and founder Juan Guillen and the team rebranded creating what many know and love, LatinTRENDS.

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LatinTRENDS Magazine brings you “pop culture with a Latin twist” and can be found at major stores such as Target, Duane Reade and ShopRite in New York and New Jersey. Today we are happy to announce that starting in November you will find LatinTrends Magazine at selected Barnes & Noble stores. Besides our partnership with major brands LatinTrends continues to stay true to folks who supported us throughout the years which inculdes over 1,500 medical and dental clinics, barbershops and beauty salons throughout the New York metropolitan area.

The LatinTrends brand represents a monthly bilingual print magazine for men and women, a free weekly e-Newsletter, daily content on latintrends.com and daily social media content on its Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts. With a combined monthly audience of over 1.6 million clients per month and an additional reach of 832,000 readers per month. We want to share our excitement and thank you all for your support. This is a huge WIN for all of us. Gracias!

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WEPA! Dash Of Sazon On Daytime Talk Shows

Two gorgeous Latinas debut as co-host on popular daytime talk shows and we are all ecstatic.

Hailing from Brooklyn, spicy 50 year old Puerto Rican Rosie Perez made history today. She is the first Latina in The View‘s 17-year history to co-host the show.

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Another New Yorker, Adrienne Bailon is co-host of the much anticipated new daytime talk show The Real. This young vibrant Puerto Rican/Ecuadorian beauty graced our May cover.

We are Latino Americans, we are mainstream, we speak English, and we want to be able to watch English language television that still represents us.” – Adrienne Bailon

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Now tell us which show are you watching?

Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon’s Divorce Is Getting Really Ugly

On August 21 Nick Cannon announced to The Insider that him and 44 year old wife, Mariah Carey were heading towards divorce. He said “We have been living in separate houses for a few months..Right now my main focus is my kids..

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They’ve been married for 6 years and the parents of adorable 3-year-old twins, Moroccan and Monroe. Until now we haven’t heard of any trouble in the Cannon/Carey love shack. However rumors have been coming from everywhere since the separation announcement. They are saying that they are headed for divorce court because Nick had a radio interview where he revealed five women he’d slept with (including Kim Kardashian).

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Another source is saying that Nick actually left Mariah because her mental health is emotionally exhausting for him and his kids to deal with on a daily basis. Sources say Nick wants to set up a separate environment for his kids, sort of a safe haven, so they have at least one calm place to go to. TMZ reported that they’re told that the kids have already shown signs of “emotional upset” at having to live with Mariah.

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Then to make this even messier today Nick’s dad James Cannon posted the following on his Facebook:

Here a thing to talk about if the wife love sex and the man can’t stand making love to her. What should that women do?

Heres a thing, if the husband say no lies, and the wife lies all the time, what should that man do?

Here a thing, if the wife put on 200 pounds and the husband like a nice slim wife what should that man do?

If a husband tells his wife not to have an abortion, and she it anyways, what should that man do?

Here a thing, if a husband wants to have ten children and his wife only wants two children then what should that man do?

I believe that subliminal post was a way for Nick and his family to share his story. A confidentiality agreement given to Cannon this week says he is unable to speak another word about this divorce/separation or he’ll face financial penalties.

Henry Santos – Padrino of the 33rd Annual National Dominican Day Parade NYC

On August 10, 2014 over 500,000 Dominicans are expected to fill the streets of 6th Avenue with pride and joy. The Annual New York Dominican Day Parade was established in 1982. Delegations from the Dominican Republic participate in the Parade’s festivities, which includes floats, music, dances and costumes symbolize unity, happiness and continuity of the Dominican community.

Our good friend and former cover model Henry Santos has been named for the first time in his career, the GodFather (El Padrino) of the the 33rd Annual National Dominican Day Parade 2014.

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Very well deserved not only for his talents but he heavily works on fighting childhood obesity and teaching Latinos on how to obtain a healthier lifestyle, he also joined CHALK’s “Vive Tu Vida” campaign which is set to offer healthy food menus designed by him in local Latin restaurants in Washington Heights. From your LatinTrends family we congrugulate you.

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Que viva la República Dominicana!

Date: August 10, 2014
Time: 11am
Location: Sixth Avenue and 37th Street to 52nd Street

Eva Mendes: Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are!

Last week it was confirmed that 33 year old Ryan Gosling and 40 year old Eva Mendes are expecting their first child together. YAY!

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The ultra sexy couple have been dating for nearly three years. Now the shocking part of this baby announcement is Mendes is actually giving birth in the next 2 month. You see…she is allegedly 7 months pregnant and was hiding out for months to keep this a secret. Now that the cat is out we are all excited to see that baby bump.

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Be A Part Of History: Win (2) tickets to see ROMEO SANTOS at Yankee Stadium

Romeo Santos has graced our cover many times and we couldn’t be more proud of him and his accomplishments.

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We want to share the joy with our readers so you can experience history in the making. The Bachata King is now the first Spanish artist to sell out Yankee Stadium and he is the first Latin artist to play at the new Yankee Stadium.

You can win (2) tickets to see Romeo Santos at Yankee Stadium on July 11th at 8:00 PM.

The contest rules are simple and the winner will be announced TONIGHT at 11:59 PM EDT.

1. Follow us on our social media sites

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Shakira Will Perform At The World Cup Closing Ceremony

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For the third consecutive time sultury Colombiana Shakira will perform at the World Cup’s closing ceremony in Rio de Janeiro on July 13. She will perform her new single, La La La (Brazil 2014).

I’m thrilled … I have an intricate relationship with football for obvious reasons, and I truly understand what the World Cup means to so many people, myself included,” – said Shakira

For those that don’t know what one of the “obvious reasons” are, she and soccer player Gerard Pique have a child together and been dating since 2011.

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John Frieda Frizz Ease is Creating a Movement to Inspire Women to put Best Hair & Self Forward

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We all have those days when things aren’t going our way, and it often starts with our hair. When stress is building, time is tight, and the humidity is up, sometimes we can’t handle dealing with our hair on top of everything else, so we give up and put it up. But when you surrender to frizz and throw your hair up in a tired bun or pull it back into an “I don’t care” ponytail, then you feel like you are not putting your best self forward. John Frieda® Hair Care experts understand that women face this problem all too often, and the number one culprit behind these pulled back moments of defeat is frizz. Now, with the newly re-launched Frizz Ease® collection, the brand team is setting out to start a movement to inspire women everywhere to “Never Pull Back,” on their hair or in life.

With the debut of the new online resource, www.NeverPullBack.com, now women everywhere can learn about embracing the Frizz Ease® brand frizz-free lifestyle that lets them confidently wear their hair down every day. Just like the battle against frizz is ongoing, so is the fight against insecurity.

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Machete Kills Giveaway

Machete Kills is dropping on Blu-ray/DVD January 21st, and LatinTRENDS is giving 5 lucky followers The Blu-ray™ Combo Pack which includes a Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD with UltraViolet. Follow us on Instagram and “LIKE” us on Facebook for more information.

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Danny Trejo (Grindhouse, Machete) returns as legendary ex-Federale Machete Cortez in this action-packed thrill ride from innovative director Robert Rodriguez. In his latest mission, Machete is recruited by the U.S. President (Charlie Sheen/Carlos Estevez; Anger Management, Two and a Half Men) to stop a crazed global terrorist (Mel Gibson; Braveheart, Edge of Darkness) from starting a nuclear war. With a bounty on his head, Machete breaks all the rules as he faces death at every turn from an all-star cast of deadly assassins.

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Featuring Michelle Rodriguez (Fast & Furious 6), Sofia Vergara (“Modern Family”), Amber Heard (The Rum Diary), Antonio Banderas (Puss in Boots), Cuba Gooding Jr. (The Butler), and Demian Bichir (A Better Life), Machete Kills is one of the wildest save-the-world adventures ever captured on film.

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Critics’ Choice Awards 2014: LatinTRENDS Fashion Recap

Yet again Lupita Nyong’o was flawless at the Critics’ Choice Awards 2014 with her custom white Calvin Klein Collection gown.

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I love jumpsuits and Margot Robbie just made them fab again with her black lace Elie Saab Spring 2014 jumpsuit.

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