Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the biggest soccer stars in the world, so we doubt he has informed opinions on local tax and political issues in Miami-Dade. That's not going to stop him from appearing all over your TV screen for the next few weeks trying to get you to support the Miami Dolphins quest to ... More >>
Since the turn of millennium, both fate and faith has held Tercer Cielo together. It began when Juan Carlos Rodríguez, a well-respected music producer and composer, invited his friend, Marcos Yaroide, to record new material together under the name Tercer Cielo in the Dominican Republic. The pai ... More >>
If you have a Miami-area phone number, there's a good chance that in the past few months, you've received texts seeking "junk cars." The message is all uppercase in both English and Spanish and promises $400 to $450 for your clunker. "It irritates the hell out of me," says a loyal reader we'll ca ... More >>
If you're a Dunkin' Donuts superfan put down the coffee cup and head over to the Dunkin' Donuts at 2720 South Dixie Highway in Coconut Grove today until 5 p.m. for a chance to star in their new "What Are You Drinking?" commercial.The commercial is part of a series of local Dunkin' commercials. A ... More >>
Apparently it's not only your Kendall abuelita who likes a good Spanish-language soap featuring beautiful rich people, faked deaths, and middle-aged hunks with great hair. We recently received a wonderfully obscure press release from Medley-based Venevision bragging that its novela Eva Luna ... More >>
Does the Golden Panther Speake Spanish Only?UPDATE: Univision says candidates invited to its forum were invited based on the amount of money they've raised for their campaigns and not because of their Cubaness. You'd expect a state-run university in Cuba to exclude candidates from participating i ... More >>
The Antiques Simply Antique (Funny Records) The Antiques' website I am not going to sit here and claim to know every goddamned thing about Florida's proud musical tradition. A good case in point was one of the earliest Blast From the Past columns that I performed for these digital pages on Coke. ... More >>
Rick Sanchez may be off the air, but he's back on the medium he truly loves: Twitter. Integrating messages from the microblogging service became his trademark at CNN, so obviously he could not stay away from the Twitter machine for long. He didn't get his old account in his severance with CNN, bu ... More >>
Rick Scott, now the official Republican nominee for Governor, has made Arizona-style immigration laws a main issue in the election. The controversial laws are none-too-popular amongst Hispanic voters (in fact, some are theorizing that Bill McCollum's hard right flip-flop in favor of them may have ... More >>
My Spanish language dictionary defines lanzallamas as a mechanism designed to project a stream of fire in a controlled, prolonged stream. In other words, a flamethrower. It's also a truly kickass local band, who have chosen a rather apt name.Lanzallamas Monofonica wield a powerful weapon of their ow ... More >>
Yesterday Banana Republican filled you in on the folks who made a buck ensuring Lincoln and Mario Diaz-Balart, as well as Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, held onto their congressional seats. Today we look at the people who made a chunk of change on the failed campaigns of Democratic losers Joe Garcia, Raul Mar ... More >>
Recently, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced a small change in how it categorizes people in annual surveys. For the last 40 years, the EEOC document has provided one box for. . . um, Portuguese/Spanish/Pan-Latin Americans to check. That box was called "Hispanic." But that box is ... More >>
Calvin Godfrey Alan Rigerman with Chaos, his cougar Following the publication of Cat People, Alan Rigerman’s star has risen tenfold. And by that, we mean, he made it on a Spanish-language morning show, Despierta America. He brought his cougar, a lizard and Anthony, a masseuse in-tr ... More >>
Reggaeton artist Lashy is back in Miami for Calle Ocho
The Americanization of the telenovela: in Spanish, in Miami
TV stars and literary, um, luminaries try to entertain a distant dog
La Moderna Poesía
The mayoral candidate's bilingual campaign has a message that doesn't translate
How the Miami Herald screwed up its Kentucky Derby coverage
Want your play in Spanish? English? How about both?
Dance and Dense Denso "Surco/Universal"
Go to Cuba, but do so legally
Yet another venue opens its Calle Ocho doors to culture
A controversial theater troupe finds a new home in Miami
Jazz Film Festival
Paradise Hardware Store
Is prime time really ready for Latin music?
The National Association of Latino Independent Producers Conference 2000
Is merengue's next standout an Anglo?
Is the Latin world ready for Só Pra Contrariar?
Weaving tangled Webs
Forget Jerry and Phil. When it comes to Spanish TV, Miami's own Pedro Sevcec is the tiger of talk.
An El Nuevo Herald reporter quits and becomes the political story in Hialeah
Two musicians with the same name. One got a big recording deal. The other got a lawyer.
Late last year thousands of people learned that the "free" calls they'd been making to Cuba weren't really free. Now the bills are arriving.
How did two Miami radio stations end up broadcasting Radio Marti programs to listeners in Cuba? Hint: It's curious, but it's classified.