Salsa is the sultry, hot, and heavy beat of life on the dance floor. It is the joy and the pain, the intimacy and lust, the freedom of spontaneous invention, and the emotional turmoil of love, loss, and all that's great in being human. Melina Almodovar aka La Muñeca De La Salsa is a Miami recordin ... More >>
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 >>
The official deadline for David Beckham to exercise his option to own a Major League Soccer team is tomorrow, and yet there's still been no official announcement. Until then we're just relying on rumors, leaks, unofficial chatter and tabloid reports. At least Britain's the Daily Star is carrying a ... More >>
For less than what'd it cost to sit in the last row of the American Airlines Arena to say that you saw Taylor Swift live and in-person, you and a date can dance rueda mere yards from Puerto Rican-born, Miami-based salsero Marlow Rosado. Apples to oranges, you say? Well, they're actually not th ... More >>
The Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame's official mission: "To educate, preserve, honor and celebrate the legacy of the greatest Latin songwriters from all over the world and their music in every genre." Founded by a Grammy-winning pair of writer-producers -- multimillion-selling Songwriter Hall of Fa ... More >>
If you're ever in Amsterdam, cop a slab of paper-flat hash, palm the sheet, and breathe hot air on it. Once the sheet becomes pliable, load it up with OG Kush, roll it like a blunt, and smoke up till society melts. That's what Cypress Hill's B-Real calls "the giggle stick." Obviously, he and his S ... More >>
George W. Bush knew that he had "made a mistake" when he sent troops into Iraq, according Tony Bennett. "He told me personally [at the 2005 Kennedy Center Honors]." At 86 years old, society sort of gives you a get-out-of-jail-free card. You can say pretty much whatever you want. Outlandish stateme ... More >>
The Miami Heat might be the most successful team in town right now, but the Dolphins still reign supreme in terms of most valuable franchise. Forbes.com has listed the world's most valuable sports teams. The Fins came in 22nd overall, but the Heat didn't even make the cut.
Read also, "Rush Limbaugh is Pissed Obama Referred to Miami 'Heats'" and "Obama in Miami Beach: Gives Props to the Heat, Takes Shots At Romney."Maybe it's the Marc Anthony effect. Maybe it hasn't sunk in yet that President Obama accidentally called our local NBA champs the "Heats." Or maybe, everyon ... More >>
The debate over the merit -- or lack thereof -- of various Miami venues for live music recurs pretty much every day across the local blogosphere and social media landscape. One day, it's commercial radio rock that's getting the shaft. The next day, it's all bands, indie rock or not. And so goes th ... More >>
Juan Luis Guerra -- he's an Afro-pop institution, a Dominican merengue y bachata icon with over 30 million records sold and a Brinks truckload worth of Latin Grammy and Latin Billboard awards. But most impressively, the dude's mad tall -- like six feet, six inches tall. And in the Spanish-langu ... More >>
Jennifer Lopez is the latest victim of Florida's foreclosure crisis. The condo in the Icon Brickell building she was shacking up in with her latest younger lover, Caspar Smart, has now been bought up out of foreclosure by someone else and Lopez will have to move out according to Gossip Extra. Do ... More >>
When you heard the news about Heidi Klum and Seal's separation this weekend, you probably felt kinda sad. But admit it: the twisted, schadenfreude-loving part of you was a teeny bit thrilled. They were just too perfect, weren't they? With their beautiful bodies and accents and adorable babies?And ... More >>
The average rainfall in Las Vegas is about 4.5 inches a year, the equivalent of an average afternoon in Miami. However, that number doubles when Marc Anthony and Pitbull team up for a performance at the 12th Annual Latin Grammy Awards show. During last night's telecast, those two bros performed ... More >>
The answer to the question in the headline, depending on your outlook, is either "probably not" or "who the hell cares?" Yet, by virtue of the face that newly minted Miami Dolphin Reggie Bush used to serial-smoosh the crown jewel of the Kardashian empire, the team's media relations people better ... More >>
Slip right into Gloria Trevi's dressing room.The Billboard Latin Music Awards are here once again -- and along with it, all the glitz, glamor, and celebrities you can stomach. There will be singers and rappers, songbirds and crooners, hip-hoppers and rockers, actors and starlets, and all manner o ... More >>
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times.This week, Luke advises professional football players to form their own league.When Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson likened ... More >>
In case you missed it, Dolphins owner Stephen Ross made it official this morning: The Fins are indeed waging the biggest celebrity love-fest in South Florida this side of Kourtney & Khloé Take Miami.via Wikimedia CommonsAre you ready for some mustache?The Dolphins have lost 20 percent o ... More >>
The Miami Dolphins are for sale to the highest musical bidders. Gloria Estefan and Marc Anthony have both recently bought minority shares of the franchise, leaving us all wondering: Who's next? We've compiled a list of 10 most wanted musicians with a tie to Miami who would be great partial owners ... More >>
Hector Lavoe wasn't just a Puerto Rican singer with giant funky gold-rimmed glasses, a violent marriage to a crazy woman named "Puchi", and more money in coke than Neville Isdell (he's the CEO of Coca Cola, in case your subscription to Forbes is on hold for non-payment). He was a Salsa god long befo ... More >>
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