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OLGA PERICET: MOSAIC at Repertorio Español

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Olga Pericet, who is celebrated worldwide for her brilliant footwork and creativity, returns this summer to Repertorio EspañolShe received “The Critical Eye Dance Award” in 2014 and in 2015 the “Max Award” for the best female dancer.

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Oficina Latina: A Culinary ride down the Pan-American Highway [NYC]

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Oficina Latina, in Manhattan’s NOLITA neighborhood, is a tribute to the diverse charm of Latin America. Conceived as a culinary ride down the Pan-American Highway, the restaurant offers food and drinks that can be found from Mexico to Brazil.

The menu features Venezuelan arepas, Peruvian-style tilapia and chivito sandwiches from Uruguay, a smorgasbord of options that will leave your taste buds duly satisfied.

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Peralta Project’s “Merengue Rock” Collection

“As a 1st born generation Dominican York growing up on the 80s/90s merengue is what blasted from the speakers from our house parties. Birthday parties went on till 7pm and then it was the adults time to party. The kids entered into the biggest bedroom to play and fall asleep on top of the coats waiting for their parents to pick them up to go home.

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The Road To The Calle Ocho Festival 2017

Since 1978, Carnaval Miami has been organized by the Kiwanis Club of Little Havana and is held annually between February and March.  Through the dedicated support of the club’s members, volunteers and dedicated corporate and community partners, Carnaval Miami has grown into one of the largest Latin cultural celebrations in the United States, culminating with the world-famous El Festival de la Calle Ocho (Calle Ocho Festival).

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Running with the Beef presents La Puesta del Sol

Inspired by Spain’s Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Running with the Beef returns on this Saturday, July 16th, with an all-inclusive evening of Mezcal and barbecue, all served up along Manhattan’s scenic East River.

PUESTA DEL SOL: MEZCAL Y BARBACOA

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J Balvin Answers Fan Questions for Exclusive SiriusXM “Town Hall” Special

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Multi-award winning reaggaeton singer / songwriter J Balvin joins actress Dascha Polanco for SiriusXM’s “Town Hall” series.

The “Town Hall” special features Colombian superstar J Balvin answering questions about his rapidly rising career, recently released album Energía, and famous collaborations.  The special will feature Orange is the New Black’s Dasha Polanco as special guest host.

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Festival brings Latin American culture to Seoul

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The Viva la Vida Festival invites people to learn more about Latin American culture beyond football and Carnival.

Unlike other festivals that usually take place outdoors with many tents selling crafts and food, this festival takes a different approach. The Viva la Vida Festival, which lasts until the end of this month, brings the events indoors.

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Celebrating the Hispanic Diaspora with BALLET HISPANICO

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Last week, Ballet Hispanico continued its 45th anniversary tour with their spring New York season at The Joyce Theater, April 5-10, 2016. This time around, the company chose to honor the past by bringing back some old favorites from their repertoire.

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Miami to be Major Gateway for U.S.- Cuba Commercial Flights

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Miami has been eyed as the first major gateway for commercial flights between Cuba and the US. Aviation officials from both countries are still working on the specifics, but regular air travel service is expected to commence no later than June 2016.

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Chefs Richard Sandoval and Jose Garces Cut the Ribbon on Latinicity [Chicago]

The food options in Downtown shopping complex Block 37 are about to get a lot more tempting. Yesterday marked the grand opening of Latinicity, chefs Richard Sandoval and Jose Garces’ massive Latin food complex, located on the third floor.

The 22,000-sq.-ft. food hall is divided between 12 food stalls, a restaurant, market, cafe and wine bar. While early word compared it to Eataly, it more closely resembles a curated mall food court, where each booth specializes in a different prepared food type — the Burgersa serves twists on the American classic such as a chili con carne burger, while the sushi stall offers Japanese-Peruvian fusion rolls. Other options include Saladero Latin Grill with assorted fired meat and housemade sausages; Chufa, or Peruvian stir-fry; the Torta stand fills flatbread with carne asada, braised short rib and more; and Mariscos specializes in seafood of the fried, grilled and raw variety.

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Musician Gregorio Uribe Masters Authentic Sound

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Gregorio Uribe has been pursuing his love of music since childhood, having spent his early years traveling and performing on the streets and beaches of South America. His appreciation for the traditional sounds of his native Colombia was later heightened by studying jazz arrangements at the Berklee College of Music in Boston.

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El Barrio’s La Casa Azul spreads the word

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For countless years, Latino authors have been creating beautiful stories that has captured diverse audiences. Gabriel García Márquez, Paulo Coelho, Isabel Allende and Junot Díaz are names recognized across many borders.

However, there are many other Latino writers who are also creating remarkable work yet aren’t being distributed in mainstream bookstores. La Casa Azul in East Harlem is filling that gap.

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FREE Latin Events at SummerStage 2015

SummerStageheaderOur Latin Thing / DJ Afro
In association with The Latin Alternative Music Conference
Where: St. Mary’s Park, BX – SummerStage
When: Tuesday, July 7 at 7pm
FREE
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Compass / Systema Solar / Helado Negro
In association with The Latin Alternative Music Conference
Where: Central Park, MN – SummerStage
When: Wednesday, July 8 / Doors at 5pm
FREE
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Ismael Miranda
Where: St. Mary’s Park, BX – SummerStage
When: Wednesday, July 8 at 7pm
FREE
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Cano Estremera
Where: St. Mary’s Park, BX – SummerStage
When: Thursday, July 9 at 7pm
FREE
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Vicentico / Ximena Sariñana / No Te Va Gustar
In association with The Latin Alternative Music Conference
Where: Central Park, MN – SummerStage
When: Saturday, July 11 / Doors at 2pm
FREE
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Cesária Évora Orchestra / Mayra Andrade / Dino D’Santiago
Where: Central Park, MN – SummerStage
When: Sunday, July 12 / Doors at 2pm
FREE
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Family Day: Mister G / Soul Street Dance / DJ ASHO
Where: St. Mary’s Park, BX – SummerStage
When: Sunday, July 12 at 4pm
FREE
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Gerardo Contino y Los Habaneros / Screening: Celia: The Queen
In association with ImageNation
Where: St. Mary’s Park, BX – SummerStage
When: Sunday, July 12 at 7pm
FREE
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Jorge Drexler / Diego Garcia / Danay Suárez
Where: Central Park, MN – SummerStage
When: Sunday, July 19 / Doors at 6pm
FREE
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Jose Peña Suazo y la Banda Gorda
Where: Highbridge Park, MN – SummerStage
When: Saturday, July 25 at 7pm
FREE
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TKA / Flaco Navaja and the Razor Blades / Tony Touch
Where: Clove Lakes Park, SI – SummerStage
When: Saturday, August 1 at 7pm
FREE
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Nação Zumbi / Nation Beat’s Carnival Caravan featuring Cha Wa / DJ Vinil Pompéia
In association with Brasil Summerfest
Where: Central Park, MN – SummerStage
When: Sunday, August 2 / Doors at 2pm
FREE
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The Felix Hernandez: Rhythm Review / Screening: Get On Up
In association with ImageNation
Where: Clove Lakes Park, SI – SummerStage
When: Sunday, August 2 at 7pm
FREE
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Tito Nieves
Where: East River Park, MN – SummerStage
When: Tuesday, August 4 at 7pm
FREE
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The Felix Hernandez: Rhythm Review / Screening: Our Latin Thing
In association with ImageNation
Where: East River Park, MN – SummerStage
When: Sunday, August 9 at 7pm
FREE
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The Brazilian Film Festival of NY: Live Performance by Baby Do Brasil / Screening: Samba & Jazz
Where: Central Park, MN – SummerStage
When: Saturday, August 15 / Doors at 6pm
FREE

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Robert Rodriguez Launches Latino-Focused Diversity Council

Filmmaker Robert Rodriguez and his El Rey Network have announced the formation of the El Rey Diversity Council, created with the intention of encouraging Hollywood to focus on America’s changing demographics.

Made up of members from leading national Latino advocacy organizations who have collaborated with El Rey Network, the group aims to provide the entertainment industry with guidance and leadership when it comes to employment, procurement, programming and community outreach. The group will be spearheaded by El Rey Network’s Dawn Holliday-Mack and Theresa Vargas Wyatt.

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McDonald’s Honors Latin Music Legend Juan Luis Guerra

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McDonald’s NY metro announced today the kick-off of the second edition of “Celebrando Nuestras Leyendas” an annual initiative celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month that pays tribute to Hispanic musical legends and cultural icons from September 15, 2013 to October 15, 2013. McDonald’s will engage their customers through a series of fun and surprising digital and interactive components at its restaurants and on its website. All during this month-long celebration that will end with a surprise concert to be announced at a later date in New York.

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