The Sundance Film Festival is set to premiere some high-profile documentaries in 2020. The audiences in Park City, Utah, will be the first to screen projects about two legendary Puerto Ricans: Walter Mercado and Luis Miranda.Continue Reading
The island is recovering “slowly” from Hurricane Maria, and its museums are opening… but visiting the Museo del Jefe is free.Continue Reading
In the summer of 2010, at a block party in downtown Manhattan, a sixteen-year-old named Patrick Morales did something that had become a habit for him: he charged his way to the front of the crowd and began to rap. Given his talent and charisma, the intrusion was welcome. In the audience was a Harlem producer named Eric Adiele, who later said that Morales struck him as “this kind of rapping . . . New York Bart Simpson.”Continue Reading
When Google brought hundreds of Puerto Rican artworks online Thursday for the world to enjoy, the spirit of Lin-Manuel Miranda was, as the Hamilton lyrics go, in the room where it happened.
The actor, composer and lyricist partnered with the Google Arts & Culture initiative to digitize treasures from the island, some in exquisitely high resolution that allows viewers to study the works down to their intricate shadows and brush strokes.Continue Reading
Javier Báez joins an elite group of Chicago sports athletes that have graced the cover of flagship sports video games. Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane of the Blackhawks appeared on the cover of EA Sports NHL series. Hall of famers Michael Jordan and Brian Urlacher were on the cover for the NBA and NFL games. Báez is also the first Cubs player since Anthony Rizzo to be the cover athlete for a baseball video game. Rizzo was the cover athlete for “RBI Baseball” in 2015.Continue Reading
Ricky Martin, Residente and Bad Bunny — or, the trio who helped take down Puerto Rico’s ex-Governor Ricardo Rosselló — emerged with a new single on Monday night titled “Cántalo,” or “Sing It.”Continue Reading
Carlos Beltran understands what it means to come first.
Not only has he been named the Mets’ first Latino manager in team history, he also claimed the title of first Latino head coach of a major sports team in any of the Big Apple’s sports teams.Continue Reading
Filmmaker Mariem Pérez will become the first Puerto Rican female chosen to direct, write and edit one of PBS’ American Masters series about Rita Moreno under the working title ‘The Girl Who Decided to Go for It.’Continue Reading
Puerto Rican-Dominican crooner Ozuna parties down with extraterrestrials in the video for his hooky new reggaeton single, “Hasta Que Salga El Sol.” It’s the eighth release off his upcoming third album, Nibiru, set for release by the end of the year.Continue Reading
Rita Moreno, Gina Torres And Laurie Hernandez Will Be Co-Grand Marshals At The 2020 Tournament of Roses
It might only be November but our eyes are already focused on a big event in 2020. That’s when the famous Tournament of Roses —the traditional New Year’s Day Celebration that includes the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game in Pasadena, California— will be held once again. However, we’re already looking forward to next year’s celebration, because of the iconic women who will act as grand marshals for the 130th anniversary of the event.Continue Reading