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Fast-talking and feisty-looking John Leguizamo has continued to impress movie audiences with his versatility: he can play sensitive and naïve young men, such as Johnny in Hangin’ with the Homeboys (1991); cold-blooded killers like Benny Blanco inCarlito’s Way (1993); a heroic Navy SEAL, stopping aerial terrorists in Executive Decision (1996); and drag queen Chi-Chi Rodriguez …

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From Billboard.com by By Leila Cobo A stunning 25 percent of listeners are now Latino. Anyone who thinks U.S. Hispanics are still confined to traditional Latin media need only check out the latest Pandora stats. According to ComScore’s June numbers, 25 percent of Pandora’s total 76.4 million active monthly unique visitors (MUV’s) are Hispanic. That translates …

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When you walk into the main conference room of the Rock Orange headquarters in Miami, the phrase “Dream even bigger” on the wall stares back at you. You could say it’s a good tagline, but actually, it’s more like a guiding principle for the way things are done around here. Led by principals/managing partners Miguel …

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Sprint rehired Prince Royce to help with developing unique music-related initiatives and programs in the company’s new Hispanic Business Unit. According to PR Newswire, the award-winning artist worked as a Sprint employee in New York in the beginning of his music career. He used the money he made at the mobile store to record the …

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Romeo Santos and Enrique Iglesias sweep with 10 and nine awards each, respectively. The 2015 Billboard Latin Music Awards were jam-packed with big wins, A-list performances and heartfelt moments, as legends and rising stars came together for Latin music’s biggest night at the Bank United Center in Miami. The ceremony, which aired live on Telemundo on …

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Rising star J Balvin scores his first No. 1 on Hot Latin Songs as “Ay Vamos” hops 4-1 in its 25th week on the chart (dated March 7). The track takes Digital Gainer honors, climbing 78 percent (to 5,000 downloads sold in the week ending Feb. 22, according to Nielsen Music), fueled in part by …

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Colombia’s capital Bogota aspires to become the main business center of music in Latin America. The initiative, presented by the city’s chamber of commerce, seeks to promote a cluster of music platforms for artists, entrepreneurs, composers and groups, among others, to “communicate and collaborate.” The plan is to “host musical events and export the talent …

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What do you get when you combine fiercely talented Latinos, award-winning multi-instrumentalists, artists, and a Peruvian-American musical arranger who loves salsa and Michael Jackson? The first-ever Latin album salute to the King of Pop called “Unity: The Latin Tribute to Michael Jackson,” which is the brainchild of producer/multi-instrumentalist/arranger Tony Succar. Succar, a young Peruvian-American percussionist …

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Instagram is more popular for Latinos and African-Americans than it is for whites, according to Pew Research. According to USA Today, a survey on Latino, African-American and white adults found that eight out of 10 Internet-connected adults in those ethnic groups use at least one of the five main social networks: Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest …

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Latin America is in bad shape when it comes to the world’s most murderous cities. According to a recent report, Latin American cities claim 43 of 50 top spots for the highest homicide rates in 2014. The world’s most dangerous cities were chosen based on the number of murders per capita, but the high number …

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Concerned about the way early information is being disseminated about the death of their daughter, the parents of slain Denver teen Jessica Hernandez are demanding that federal officials conduct a totally separate probe in the shooting. The FreeThoughtProject.com project reports Jessica Hernandez was shot as many as 18 times on the morning of Jan. 26 …

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The 31st annual Sundance Film Festival wrapped on February 1 in Park City, Utah. Sundance remains one of the most competitive film festivals in the world, with only 1.5% of films accepted of the 12,166 submitted. Latino voices were modestly represented at the festival this year, while critics observed the festival program to have been …

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Colombian rocker Juanes is set to make history at the Grammy Awards when he becomes the first singer to perform a full song in Spanish at the ceremony. The La Camisa Negra hitmaker has been confirmed as a performer for the 57th annual Grammys on Sunday (08Feb15), and he will take the stage with a …

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Sen. Marco Rubio conducted his first Senate Foreign Relations Western Hemisphere Subcommittee hearing this week and focused heavily and critically on the renewed diplomatic relations between Cuba and the U.S. Rubio, who serves as chairman of the subcommittee, questioned U.S. Department of State’s Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Roberta Jacobson on normalized …

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Bilingual, biweekly ‘MixDown With Juan’ premieres Friday. In its bid to continue expanding its Latin programming, SiriusXM is launching a new biweekly, bilingual show hosted by Spanish DJ Juan Magan. “MixDown with Juan Magan” premieres Friday at 9 p.m. The one-hour show will air the first and third Friday of every month, with replays Wednesdays …

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