Behind the Scenes with Angie Martinez for LatinTRENDS Magazine [PHOTOS]

The beautiful, intelligent hip-hop ingenue known as Angie Martinez has come a long way from her days as the telephone girl for Funkmaster Flex. The timeless Latina beauty recently sat down with master photographer Scott Church for the September 2012 issue shoot.  The photos were shot in the Resorts World Casino in Queens. Martinez was styled by Newheart Ohanian, and her makeup was done by Joanna Simkin.

Angie will be featured in September issue of LatinTRENDS Magazine with   Julissa Bermudez & Adrienne Bailon from the hit show Empire Girls


Behind the scene photos by Bernadette Giacomazzo.

Photo for Magazine by Scott Church



McDonalds Hacer Awards $500,000 to 22 Hispanic Students

Photos by Jose Alfonseca

The HACER Awards that this year celebrates its 25th Anniversary giving out scholarships for a total of $500,000 to 22 Hispanic students to help them achieve a college education. The award luncheon took take place this Wednesday, July 11 at the Legends Suite in Yankee Stadium. Actor Renoly Santiago was be the MC, and the event included a special performance by Frankie Negrón.

New York @Mets 50th Anniversary Press Conference w/ Johan Santana @johansantana [PHOTOS]

NY Mets pichter Johan Santana, who won his team’s first perfect game, hold a press conference in honor of the New York Metropolitans 50th anniversary as a major league team.

Photos by Ralph Vargas.

#PuertoRicanDayParade Reception @ Gracie Mansion [PHOTOS]

Photos by Jose Alfonseca and Ralph Vargas.

#PuertoRicanDayParade 2012 [PHOTOS]

LatinTRENDS Promo Team @ 55th Annual Puerto Rican Day Parade
This year’s parade was attended by close to 3 Million people. We gave out thousands of promotional copies of June issue. It was fun, tons  of positive energy and it was hot! However the AC on the GM Silverado made it feel  like a refreshing spring day along 5th avenue, at least for our driver…next year, I want to drive that GM…. RM


Viva Broadway is a long awaited concept, created by Jack Rico, Editor-in-Chief, to connect and have a presence with Latinos in and around New York and the world. LatinTRENDS commends this partnership, supported by The Broadway League, as we understand that domestic and international Latino Community has been and is both a fan of and a contributor to the broadways history and its future…. And for this we say, Que Viva Broadway!

The Broadway League has created Viva Broadway, a new audience development partnership with the Hispanic community, to help bridge the world of Broadway with Latino audiences around the country.

The long-term initiative aims to increase awareness about Broadway while culturally enriching lives, bringing families together, and building new careers in the theatre. A National Advisory Board of industry and cultural notables has been formed to help strategize and spread the word about all that Broadway has to offer this growing and vibrant community.

Charlotte St. Martin, executive director of the Broadway League states, “Broadway is a live art form that is about creating emotions and developing a connection with audiences across the world, and this connection is enhanced when families come to Broadway together. Our mission of attracting more people to Broadway is particularly applicable to a community whose culture appreciates and values family activities shared by multiple generations together.”

Carlos Manzano, executive director of New York City’s Latin Media and Entertainment Commission states, “Our mission is to make New York City the capital of Latin media and entertainment. And this great Commission is proud to endorse the Broadway League’s Viva Broadway initiative to bring the world of Broadway to the Latin community.”

The most burgeoning growth demographic, Hispanics comprise 5.5 million of the population in the NY/NJ tri-state area and over 50 million in the U.S. and growing. However, this vibrant audience is not represented in a similar proportion in attendance on Broadway in NYC and across the country.

The goal is to draw from an untapped market while making Broadway more relevant to Hispanic families and their lifestyles. An objective is to work with and support Hispanic media outlets in their coverage of Broadway to increase awareness and awaken a desire to attend shows. The initiative will include education on all things Broadway such as how to buy Broadway tickets, how to find out what’s playing, who’s on stage, and more. For career development, Viva Broadway will create Broadway Speakers Bureaus and workshops in order to expand awareness of jobs in the theatre to high schools and colleges.

Upcoming goals include national test pilot programs in Los Angeles, Nashville, Miami, Dallas/Ft. Worth; Broadway Speakers Panel and education initiatives; media partnerships; sponsorship opportunities and corporate support; brand ambassadors; the launch of a Viva Broadway Week; plus more.


•Jack Rico, Editor-in-Chief (Chairman)
•Luis Alvarez, Founder of The Wonderland Group
•Lucie Arnaz, Actor/Board Member of American Theatre Wing
•Rosie Berrido, Actor – Repertorio Español / Audiobooks narrator (US Library of Congress)
•Carolina Casares, Editor-in-chief, Yahoo! Hispanic Americas
•Felix Cisneros, Media & Content Technology Executive
•Raúl Esparza, Actor
•C. Raúl Espinoza, Theatrical Marketing Consultant
•Gabriela Garcia, Co-Director, R.Evolución Latina
•Marcela Gómez, Founder and President, Hispanic Marketing Group, Nashville
•Maria Cristina Gonzalez Noguera, Vice President of Public Affairs, Global Communications at The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.
•Linda Guerrero, 42 West, Managing Director, Targeted Marketing Group
•Jackie Hernández, Chief Operating Officer of Telemundo
• Leon Ichaso, Movie Director and Writer
•Mari Rodriguez Ichaso, Corporate Editor at Televisa Publishing
•John Leguizamo, Writer/Actor
•Monique Manso, Publisher, People en Español
•Bianca Marroquin, Actor
•Luis Miranda, Political Consultant
•Lou Moreno, Artistic Director INTAR Theatre
•Noelia Rodriguez, Communications
•Karin Olivo, Actor
•Chita Rivera, Actor
•Luis Salgado, Director and Founder, R.Evolución Latina
•Carlos Sanchez, President & General Manager Telemundo NY
•Gustavo Santaolalla, Musician/ Composer
•Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Actor
•Sergio Trujillo, Dancer and Choreographer
•Yul Vasquez, Actor and Artistic Director for the Labyrinth Theater Company
•Carmen Wong Ulrich, President and Co-Founder, ALTA Wealth Management
•Gabriela Zabalúa, Vice President and Editor-in-Chief of AARP VIVA Multimedia Properties
•Marco Zunino, Actor

Twitter: @vivabroadway, Facebook:

Go to the’s Spanish section for show information in Spanish

The ILoveNYTheater app is localized in all the same languages as the site, so users can download the app from the app store and set phone’s language to Spanish to get the data in Spanish.

About The Broadway League
The Broadway League, founded in 1930, is the national trade association for the Broadway industry. The League’s 700-plus members include theatre owners and operators, producers, presenters, and general managers in over 240 North American cities, as well as suppliers of goods and services to the theatre industry. Each year, League members bring Broadway to nearly 30 million people in New York and on tour across the U.S. and Canada. For more information, visit, or follow The Broadway League on Twitter @TheBwayLeague or on Facebook at Download the free ILoveNYTheater app and free IBDB app for iPhone, iPad,and iTouch on iTunes.

Broadway theatres are filled with an exciting array of new and classic musicals and plays, providing the perfect experience for every audience. Great seats are available at every price point and are easy to buy online, by phone, or in person at theatre box offices. It’s always the perfect time to see a show. Broadway performs every day of the week at multiple curtain times to accommodate every schedule.

Exclusive @Juanes in Concert in NYC! [PHOTOS]

LatinTRENDS had the privilege of attending an exclusive concert for Juanes this week. Check out the photos below.

The 55th Annual NY Emmy Awards [PHOTOS]

The 55th Annual New York Emmy® Award nominations took place at the studios
of CUNY-TV. Hosting the announcement was Jacqueline Gonzalez, Executive
Director, NY NATAS. Presenting the nominees were Emmy® Award-winner N.J.
Burkett, Correspondent, WABC-TV and President of NY NATAS; Emmy® Awardwinner
Marvin Scott, Senior Correspondent, PIX 11 News at 10, and Anchor, PIX
11 News Closeup, WPIX-TV; Emmy® Award-winner Elizabeth Hashagen, Anchor,
News 12 Long Island; Emmy® Award-winner Virginia Huie, Reporter, News 12
Long Island.
Photos by Catherine Fonseca.