Les Nubians

Afro-Latino Festival in New York to Celebrate 'Afrolatinidad' with Les Nubians, Cultura Profética

The Afro-Latino community has blessed us with some incredible talent in art, culture and music - from the "Queen of Salsa" Celia Cruz to Cuban singer and composer Compay El Segundo, percussionist Sheila E., singer and jazz bassist Esperanza Spalding, among many others. In celebration of these amazing talents and heritages, on July 10-12 the Afro-Latino Festival of New York is paying tribute to the African roots of people from Latin America and the Caribbean with performances from the Grammy-nominated duo Les Nubians and world-class acts Cultura Profética, Kafu Banton, Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto, Danay Suarez and Que Bajo?!
Roselyn Sanchez at the National Puerto Rican Day Parade

Rita Moreno, Roselyn Sanchez & Rosie Perez Beam with Pride During NYC's National Puerto Rican Day Parade

On Sunday, June 14, Fifth Avenue was rocking with rhythm, fierce salsa moves and cultural pride as festive Puerto Ricans came out in droves to share their love of their culture, people and beautiful island at one of New York City's biggest events of the year, the 2015 Puerto Rican Day Parade.
Chef Gonzalo Colin/ Cantina Rooftop

SABOR: Chef Gonzalo Colin Is Nostalgic About the Indigenous Mexican Technique of Tortilla-Making

When it comes to making tortillas there's only one way to do it - and that's completely from scratch using indigenous Mexican techniques to make stone-ground Nixtamal tortillas, according to Mexico City native Chef Gonzalo Colin. Chef Colin who is now at the helm of Cantina Rooftop in Hell's Kitchen, New York, (the latest dining/social experience from Pedro Zamora) is igniting his fiery passion for his Mexican roots and artisanal approach to not only tortilla-making, but traditional Mexican cuisine with a modern twist.
Brooklyn Stabbing

Brooklyn Stabbing: 6-Year-Old Boy Pronounced Dead, 7-Year-Old Girl in Critical Condition; Suspect at Large

New York police are searching for the man who used a knife to stab two young children as they were on their way to get ice cream in East New York, Brooklyn Sunday evening.
New York City council member Ruben Wills

NYC Councilman Arrest: Ruben Wills Busted for Alleged Misuse of Public Funds

On Wednesday, New York City Councilman Ruben Wills was taken into custody by law officials in connection with a state attorney general investigation into the alleged misuse of tax dollars.
Louis C.K.

Comedian Louis C.K. VS. Common Core Curriculum

Comedian Louis C.K. can find humor in just about anything. But, he doesn't find the Common Core curriculum and standardized testing in NYC's schools funny, or so the jokes regarding the subject suggest. C.K. took to social media to rag on the practice and continued to criticize it on "The Late Show" where he appeared last Thursday evening.
Tirado Distillery: The First Distillery in the Bronx Since Prohibition

Tirado Distillery: The Fist Distillery in the Bronx Since Prohibition

Dr. Renee Hernandez, owner of the first legal distillery in the Bronx after Prohibition, makes smooth rum, corn whiskey and spirit distilled from maple.
Tirado Distillery: The First Distillery in the Bronx Since Prohibition

Puerto Rican Moonshining at Its Best: Tirado Distillery Infuses History with Organic Chemistry [VIDEO]

Renee Hernandez, the owner of Tirado Distillery, the first distillery in the Bronx since Prohibition, is a physician by day and a creative mixologist by night. Not only does he serve his community in the Bronx (which includes many Latino families) through his private internal medicine practice, but he serves up smooth concoctions of whiskey and rum.
NYC

New York City Plans To Turn Phone Booths Into Wireless Hotspots, Mayor Bill de Blasio Says

The outdated pay phones in New York City could soon be upgraded to Wifi Hotspots, mayor Bill de Blasio said in a statement this week.
Z100's Jingle Ball 2013 Presented by Aeropostale - Show

Pitbull & Enrique Iglesias Announce Coast-to-Coast US Tour; Two Stops Scheduled In Canada Too

Pitbull & Enrique Iglesias Tour Dates Announced

Nuyorican Poet Lemon Andersen Shares Poetry and Insight at Voto Latino Power Summit

Bronx Borough President, Ruben Diaz Jr. exited the stage at the Voto Latino Power Summit on April 12, and Voto Latino's CEO and President Maria Teresa Kumar thanked Diaz for his powerful and well-chosen words before she called up a man whom she simply called Lemon. Lemon Andersen (born Andrew Andersen) is a Tony Award-winning poet, spoken word artist and an actor, who was an original cast member of "Russell Simmons' Def Jam" on Broadway, and he has shot four films with Spike Lee.
Maria Teresa Kumar

Millennials Learn the Value of Leadership From Maria Teresa Kumar, Rosario Dawson and Wilmer Valderrama

Millennials and tween-agers filled the ranks; filed in close, stood-at-attention, ready to absorb knowledge and wisdom. Maria Teresa Kumar, Rosario Dawson, and Wilmer Valderrama arrived ready to lay down knowledge on the doting audience -offering valuable perspective on Latino emergence, prevalence, and the excellence of the group.
NYC Supermarket

New York City Considering Plastic and Paper Shopping Bag Fee

Soon, New Yorkers might have to pay a 10 cent surcharge for plastic or paper shopping bags at their local supermarket.
The Big Egg Hunt 2

The Big Egg Hunt NYC by Fabergé Cracks Open 'Egg-centric' Art by Designers Carolina Herrera, Diane von Furstenberg and Tommy Hilfiger

Who knew that Easter eggs could be so glamorous and egg-centric? The Big Egg Hunt NYC presented by Fabergé at Rockefeller Center is hosting a display of unique egg sculptures as the finale of a city-wide egg hunt by the world's leading artists, photographers, architects, creatives and designers, including Diane von Furstenberg, Carolina Herrera and Tommy Hilfiger, among others. Venezuelan-American fashion designer Herrera is most known for dressing stylish yet classic First Ladies from Jacqueline Onassis to Michelle Obama.
Laura Prepon

Will Bennett Be Arrested on Season 2 of 'Orange is the New Black'?

Orange Is the New Black, or OITNB for short, is the finest dark comedy on the air (ergo web) today.
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