Behind every popular Urbano track is a mastermind producer. And some of this year’s biggest hits rose to the top of the charts thanks to Puerto Rican producer DJ Luian.Continue Reading
Four promotions show that the Puerto Rican wrestling scene is healthy for 2020.
The Puerto Rican wrestling scene started in 2019 with its usual uncertainty. At the start of the year, WWC was still doing poorly and the Colons were still under WWE. Meanwhile, the best promotion of the previous year, World Wrestling League, had an exodus of stars that included Mecha Wolf 450.Continue Reading
In less than 24 hours, the Washington Redskins completed a massive overhaul of the organization’s structure with the hiring of Ron Rivera as its new head coach. Rivera, who is of Mexican and Puerto Rican descent, is the first minority head coach in franchise history.Continue Reading
Amanda Serrano wrapped up the decade with arguably the biggest year of her career, and with a collection of awards to accompany the ride.Continue Reading
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