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Marvin Fleitas, known by his artistic name “Marvelus Fame” He was born in West New York of Cuban Parents, discovered his passion for music at the early age of 12 to record his first song. At a young age he fell in love with urban music and American Hip Hop. His musical influences were artists …

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Born October 21, 1925, in Havana, Cuba; died of brain cancer, July 16, 2003, in Fort Lee, NJ. Singer. Cuban–born singing star Celia Cruz has been hailed as the queen of salsa, rumba, and Latin music, and an inadvertent symbol of the Cuban–American community’s exile spirit. Cruz, who fled the Caribbean island nation in 1960, …

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The Times Square New Year’s Eve celebration is getting a small telenovela flavor this year with actor and singer Jencarlos Canela. The Cuban-American actor has been tapped to push the button that releases the Waterford Crystal ball at the annual event after the 60-second countdown to ring in the New Year, organizers announced. Canela will …

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Cuban-American rapper Pitbull, a.k.a. “Mr. Worldwide,” is getting ‘Sirius’ when it comes to mixing his musical tastes, sharing them with his fans and creating his own radio channel. Last week, SiriusXM announced that the Latin Grammy winner is set to host a weekly show, making him the first Latino musician to have his own music …

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British actor Nick Frost was always a closet dancer but a couple of years ago he decided to embrace his inner salsero. Now, he’s not afraid of any dance floor and is even calling out Latina actress Jessica Alba, saying that if he had a choice between Alba and Jennifer Lopez, he’d prefer to dance …

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MIAMI — After studying medicine in Caracas, Venezuela, Luis Arias packed his bags and headed to Miami for his residency, and later to Boston to complete his fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital. But Miami was the city he decided to settle in and call home once he graduated as a rheumatologist. Arias is engaged to …

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(CNN) — Miami is well known for its tropical weather, retiree community and Cuban-American population, but not so much as an international art hub. Luckily for downtown Miami, billionaire real-estate developer Jorge Pérez wants to change that. The real estate developer and art lover donated $40 million, half made up from his private art collection, …

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Cuban-American rapper Pitbull was chosen to be the next host of the American Music Awards. The Miami rapper will perform his song “Timber” with Ke$ha during the Nov. 24 awards show, to air live from Los Angeles on ABC, it was announced Tuesday. The 32-year-old, whose real name is Armando Christian Perez, was chosen in …

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Aug. 30–Smooth grooves will take the spotlight at a Latin music festival in Tokyo this weekend, which brings three popular Latin American acts to Japan for the Animate! event. One such act is Havana D’Primera, a 14-member salsa-music band led by Alexander Abreu, one of the top trumpet players in the Latin and jazz music …

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The pioneering musician was a founder of Latin jazz. Bebo Valdés was a big man whose music revealed a huge heart. The gentle giant of Cuban music, who died Friday (March 22) at age 94, was one of the founders of Latin jazz, and a pioneer in bringing Afro-Cuban sacred rhythms to popular dance music. …

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Two of the biggest names in Latin music have reloaded some of their most popular albums this week. On the one hand, the Tribal Guarachero sensation band 3BallMTY has released a deluxe edition of their popular album Intentalo. On the other hand, Pitbull has just hit the market with I Am Armando, a reload of …

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As part of a series of musical evenings, Lazaro de Jesús Hodelin Thomas Y Su Sabor Latino recently performed a concert in the intimate venue of the Loď Café – Divadlo v podpalubí / Boat Café – Thea-tre Under the Deck. The smooth Latin music seemed at first to be an ideal background accompaniment, but …

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Calle Ocho is still the United States’ largest street party in history with over 1 million attendees yearly. It is an international festive celebration of food, culture and the arts hosted by enormous superstars. This year, Cuban-American Miami native Jencarlos Canela will be hosting this tremendous event and will also be performing on two of …

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