At a time when most 19-year-old pop stars are wagging their tongue and twerking on anything that moves, getting arrested for DUIs, and being the talk of a sex tape scandal, bachata sensation Leslie Grace is focused on writing music, topping Billboard charts, and hanging with Latin music legends at t ... More >>
Miami is known for a lot of things: horrible drivers, corrupt politicians, and Speedo-clad Dolphins fans, to name a few. But the one thing that gives the Magic City its sabor piquante are all of the Cubanos, Dominicanos, Venezolanos, Colombianos, and the rest of the Latinos that call the 305 home. ... More >>
It's hard out there for a musician. Just ask the "King of Miami Pop" Robert Elias. "It's been somewhere between fun and neurotic," laughs Elias. "It's lots of hard work, but I feel like I'm kind of starting to get to a really interesting place in my career." Aside from having released his debut En ... More >>
Elastic Bond is the latest Miami band to get some well-deserved time in the national spotlight. For years, the crew's smooth and melodious global rhythms have flowed through the nights and mornings of the city's clubs, bars, festivals, and parties, luring a legion of local fans that's set to grow ... More >>
A spotty, Spotified copy of Juanes: MTV Unplugged streams on an iPhone as Crossfade travels 70mph down an unassuming stretch of I-75 near Resaca, Georgia. It's the Monday after Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, and we are relying on the same 4G network that's playing the music to sustain a healthy s ... More >>
The "Latino Vote," as the media dubbed it, will almost certainly play a critical role in this year's elections. But did you ever think that it would be a determining factor at this year's MTV Video Music Awards? The Viacom-owned network recently announced its five nominations for the so-called ... More >>
Check out Crossfade's complete list of winners and losers at last night's Billboard Latin Music Awards. The Billboard Latin Music Awards picked up where it left off last year. With Pitbull. Rising from the stage and seeming to struggle with his microphone, Mr. Worldwide opened the show with a t ... More >>
via YouTubeLos Aldeanos slammed the Cuban government at last year's Rotilla FestivalLast August, the Rotilla Festival brought 20,000 young Cubans to a beach near Havana for three days of rap, house, and electronic music. It was a rare moment of free speech in the tightly policed country: groups like ... More >>
Join Juanes for the Hot and Sexy season.You were probably under the impression that our calendar was divided into only four seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter. Wrong ... You forgot the Hot and Sexy season. It's that time of the year when the sun reaches peak intensity and people start to ... More >>
Annette Peikert/soulofmiami.comFelecia Hatcher is a Palm Beach native, former Wii slinger, and a true ice cream lover. She and her husband Derick Pearson co-own Feverish one of the longest running "food" trucks in the area, selling frozen desserts. They just introduced six new Feverish carts around ... More >>
If you missed the special presale for Juanes' recently announced Miami date, have no fear ... Tickets are now on sale via Ticketmaster for his April 15 show at the AAA by El Parce himself. Parce, for those not versed in Colombian-speak, is akin to papo, if you're Cuban, papi for Puerto Ric ... More >>
As you may have already read, Miguel Bosé is a living legend. "A living freakin' legend," no less. And you don't necessarily need to know your Paty Cantu from your Pimpinella to know that. If you're of Hispanic descent, this legendary performer's music figures in along the soundtrack of your upb ... More >>
Let's make one thing perfectly clear: Alejandro Sanz is the man. Know how Juanes holds that records for most Latin Grammys? Guess who held that title just before him.They didn't just hand those to over to him be because they dug his distinguished salt-and-pepper looks. The Spanish singer also hap ... More >>
Well, it seems that Miami's most famous Colombian resident is once again making waves, and this time it has nothing to do with heated debate over Juanes' well-meaning Peace Without Borders concert in Cuba (which didn't go quite as planned). It's not even about the release of his upcoming and much ... More >>
Jowell y RandyAs I'm sure you know by now from previous posts this week, last night was Premios Juventud and some of Latin music's biggest names convened on the 305 to take part in the festivities. Sounds like a good time to hit afterparties, no? Well, that's exactly what I did. In particular, I ... More >>
Who knew Cubans even liked Puerto Ricans? On Tuesday, boricua reggaetoneros Calle 13 threw a concert in Habana and 200,000 Cubans showed up.from diplo's twitter It was the second major concert by an international star in Cuba in the last year, following August's Juanes show. Singer René Pérez J ... More >>
Colombia is a country known for solid exports. And we're not talking nose candy here. Nor are we talking super hottie hip shaker Shakira. At least not in that capacity. Colombia consistently exports quality music. The aforementioned chanteuse among them. Carlos Vives is another who comes to mind. ... More >>
Locally transplanted Puerto Rican superstar and Latin heartthrob Ricky Martin has always had a strong inclination toward philanthropic ambitions, frequently using his own dough and fame over the years to lend a helping hand to worthy causes. In fact, he has his very own organization, the Ricky Ma ... More >>
Manny Diaz is going to try bringing Miami 21 before the commission again, and is confident it will pass this time. [Herald]Miami, along with 27 other cities, has made the shortlist US's shortlist to host World Cup Games. All that needs to happen now is for the US to actually win the World Cup bid. [ ... More >>
Rocker Juanes gets conscious.
Juanes tries to negotiate his past with his present
What's springtime in Miami without another Billboard music conference?
Will someone please turn off the hype
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What's the secret behind Spanish quintet La Oreja de Van Gogh's stateside success? Not surprisingly, they aren't telling
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Official Latin Grammys afterparty
September 3, 2003
Meanwhile the Queen dies; Tego lives; and the industry hangs on for dear life
This fall in the subtropics, guitars are finally drowning out the clave
Classic rockero Nito Mestre hits Miami -- and he may stay awhile
De Noche en la Ciudad "EMI Latin"
This is Miami's musical moment!
Juanes brings everyday passion to Latin pop
Who pays the price for a Latin rock fest in Miami?
To reach Latin American kids, MTV first has to invent Latin America
Indie nights keep trying to fill Two Last Shoes
Latin alternative music is showing signs of sustainable development
The day the music died
Choosing winners at the Latin Grammys is like comparing apples and oranges -- and orangutans
The Latin Grammys pay close attention to Juanes