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Mariana Dussan

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2014/05/27 at 10:13am

2014: The Year Network TV Became Diversified

05.27.2014 | By |

You can probably count on two hands the number of shows that have had a Latino lead or Latino cast in an English-speaking show that aired on network television until 2007 when “George Lopez” had its final episode. But now in 2014 alone there are about 12 shows that have a Hispanic leads or co-stars! It’s obvious that we’ve come a long way, and so in celebration of this feat, here are the shows airing in 2014 that feature Latino talent: Read More

Mariana Dussan

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2014/03/28 at 12:41pm

Cesar Chavez (Movie Review)

03.28.2014 | By |

The “1-4-0″: Great biography film about #CesarChavez. It’s emotional and inspirational, but it comes with gaps that make the film hard to fully appreciate. Read More

Mariana Dussan

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2014/01/27 at 8:32pm

The Grammys’ Biggest Missed Opportunities

01.27.2014 | By |

This week households nationwide witnessed music and television become one, the mother of all music shows, the Oscars of music, the 56th annual Grammy Awards… but were audiences left unfulfilled? Read More

Mariana Dussan

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2014/01/27 at 1:47pm

Can Romeo Santos Make Latinos And Non-Latinos Happy With New Album?

01.27.2014 | By |

In a society where everything has to fit into one neat category, what happens when someone wants to explore the in between? Perhaps Romeo Santos has the answer. Read More

Mariana Dussan

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2014/01/14 at 10:26am

Shakira Meets Rihanna: 4 Other Duets She Has To Do Next

01.14.2014 | By |

Shakira’s new single featuring Rihanna “Can’t Remember To Forget You” IS OFF THE HOOK! This is a duet made in heaven because it was unforeseen and in the music world that is worth a million bucks. The song starts with a danceable reggae rhythm and is amazingly offset by intersections of headbanging hard-rock, combination that flawlessly fuses the musical essences of each singer. Read More

Mariana Dussan

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2013/12/23 at 11:40am

A Bilingual, Bicultural Christmas: 7 Songs For Your Navidad

12.23.2013 | By |

As more and more Latinos call the U.S. their home every day, the traditions we bring from our countries remain alive, but tend to undergo a slight transition as we adopt some customs from the U.S. culture. Christmas is right around the corner, and with the help of some Latino artists I would like to show the proper way to celebrate your new found bicultural holiday with seven songs (in no particular order) that will satisfy both your gringo and Latin side! Read More

Mariana Dussan

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2013/11/19 at 4:07pm

Should English-Speaking Americans Watch The Latin Grammys?

11.19.2013 | By |

When I heard that Jennifer Lopez will pay homage to the iconic Celia Cruz at the upcoming American Music Awards, it got me thinking: because of JLo’s Latin tribute at this all-American event, many more Latinos are bound to tune in to the awards show, so then should American audiences turn around and tune into this year’s Latin Grammys? Read More

Mariana Dussan

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2013/08/29 at 5:05pm

Happy Birthday Michael Jackson! 7 covers by Latino musicians

08.29.2013 | By |

The late Michael Jackson was a singer, songwriter, dancer, businessman, philanthropist and without a question the biggest super star in the world. From the start of his career at the age of 6 till now, 4 years after his death, MJ has been one of the greatest contributors to pop culture due to his unique dance moves, music and fashion. Not only did the singer break race barriers, helping to pave the way for other black artists to emerge in the mainstream music scene, he also influenced many entertainers around the world (Chris Brown, Justin Timberlake, Usher, Jason Derulo, etc).

MJ’s music left an imprint so wide that he was able to inspire artists outside of his genre.  Did you know that Latin artists far and wide covered many of his songs? From Colombian cumbia to ballads to salsa. MJ even sang a song in Spanish – “Just Can’t Stop Loving You” from the “Bad” album titled “Todo Mi Amor Eres Tu”. Hopefully next year, Sony will be wise and create a tribute album in Spanish. Today, on what would have been his 55th birthday – we are celebrating his music by bringing you 7 covers done by Latino artists. Read More

Jack Rico

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2013/07/08 at 9:00am

Exclusive! Can Cáthia From ‘The Voice’ Become The Next Big Pop Star?

07.8.2013 | By |

When I first met Cáthia, I was at the Telemundo NY offices. I was about to do my movie review segment live in Spanish when the anchor teased she was coming up next. I immediately asked the producers if I could meet her and they acquiesced swiftly. I went backstage and there she was, zestful, humble, and talkative. She was with her sweet mother and her dynamic manager and there I was badgering her with questions about her singing in Spanish on The Voice. I just couldn’t believe she did that on national English language TV. It was groundbreaking. Read More

Mack Chico

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2012/01/25 at 12:00am

Javier Bardem says no to ‘Despicable Me 2’

01.25.2012 | By |

Javier Bardem says no to 'Despicable Me 2'

There were some early rumors last year that Oscar winner Javier Bardem was going to have a role in Universal Studio’s sequel to Despicable Me. But looks as if he is no longer interested in the role.

He was reported to be in negotiations about voicing a villain called El Macho who is a larger than life luchador and the baddest Mexican to walk the Earth, but looks like commitments to ‘Skyfall‘, the new James Bond film releasing 2013, as well as Terrence Malick’s currently untitled project with Ben Affleck and Rachel McAdams.

So who is replacing Bardem in the movie? The word is that Universal Studios is doing a wide search for Latino and non-Latino actors. I’m sure they’ll audition the usual suspects. Kudos to Universal though for actually creating a Latino animated character which are rarely seen these days, even though WB’s ‘Happy Feet 2′ went towards that direction as well. It’s in Universal’s best interest since the original ‘Despicable Me‘, which was in 3D, had 25% of the box office coming in from Latino audiences.

Leave your comments below of whom you’d like to see replace Javier Bardem as the Mexican villain ‘El Macho’.

‘Despicable Me 2’ has a release date for 2013.

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