<![CDATA[NBC 6 South Florida - Latin Beat]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcmiami.com/blogs/latin-beat http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC+6+LOGO+GOOGLE.png NBC 6 South Florida http://www.nbcmiami.comen-usSun, 24 Sep 2017 01:11:10 -0400Sun, 24 Sep 2017 01:11:10 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Premios Tu Mundo 2017: Fashion ]]> Tue, 29 Aug 2017 05:13:22 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/180*120/Premios+Tu+Mundo+2017+7.jpg ]]> <![CDATA[Premios Tu Mundo: Top Winners 2017]]> Sun, 27 Aug 2017 14:05:53 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/180*120/DSC011701.jpg

The 6th edition of Telemundo’s award program “Premios Tu Mundo” (Your World Awards) brought out the best in television and Latin music for an unforgettable evening last Thursday night at the American Airlines Arena.

The program hosted by Telemundo personalities, actresss Carmen Villalobos, (Sin Senos Si Hay Paraiso), television host Daniel Sarcos (Un Nuevo Dia) and actress Fernanda Castillo (El Señor de los Cielos) featured an array of categories including “The Perfect Couple”, “Best Fan Club”, and “Best Actress”.

Top winners include Best Actress Aracely Arambula and Ricky Maritin’s boy music group, CNCO who took home “Best Pop Artist” and ”Favorite Party-Starting Song” for “Hey DJ” featuring Reggaton artist Yandel and “Best Fan Club of the Year”.

Premios Tu Mundo 2017 Winners:

  • Best Super Series: El Señor de los Cielos
  • Favorite Series: La Doña
  • Best Evil Female: Majida Issa
  • Best Evil Male: Jose Maria Galeano
  • Favorite Influencer: Johann Vera
  • Best Couple: David Chocarro and Aracely Arambula
  • Lead Actor with the Worst Luck: Carolina Gaitan
  • Best Protagonist: Rafael Amaya
  • I’m Sexy and I Know It: Carmen Villalobos
  • Favorite Actress: Carmen Aub
  • Favorite Pop Artist: CNCO
  • Favorite Protagonist: Aracely Arambula
  • Best Party Starting Song: Hey DJ-CNCO
  • Best Fan Club: CNCOwners
  • Artista Favorito Urbano: Maluma
  • Actor Favorito: Juan Pablo Urrego
  • Programa Favorito: Un Nuevo Dia
  • Best TV Host: Jorge Bernal
  • Best Tropical Artist: Prince Royce
  • Best Regional Mexican Artist: Gerardo Ortiz

<![CDATA[Premios Tu Mundo: Danna Paola, Majida Issa Stay Connected with Fans]]> Thu, 24 Aug 2017 11:11:01 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/WTVJ_100000001296093_1200x675_1031502915883.jpg

Telemundo actress Danna Paola, from the hit super series “La Doña” and a nominee for Favorite Actress, along with "Sin Senos Si Hay Parasio" star and Best Female Villian nominee Majida Issa talk about how they make sure to stay connected with their fans. Catch both tonight at the Premios tu Mundo awards starting at 7 PM on Telemundo. (Video Credit: Gabriela Catalano/Adriana Correa)

<![CDATA[Famed Inaugural Poet Richard Blanco to Teach at FIU]]> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 21:48:57 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/081717+Rochard+Blanco+Heads+to+FIU.jpg

Famed Miami poet Richard Blanco, who served as the poet at President Barack Obama’s second inauguration, will guide young minds at his alma mater this upcoming school year.

Florida International University announced that Blanco will return to campus as a professor for its English department. Beginning this fall, the Cuban-American poet will teach Poetry as News and Writing Occasional Poetry. He will also join forces with senior instructor John Bailly to teach Poetry, Art and Community, according to FIU’s news website.

“He captures the essence of who we are, our dreams and our failures. His guidance as a professor will reveal through reflection the cultural and humanistic beauty and tragedy of Miami,” Bailly said.

Blanco recited his poem “One Today” at President Obama’s second swearing-in ceremony in 2013. The poet also read his work at the ceremony marking the reopening of the U.S. embassy in Havana in 2015.

Mike Heithaus, the dean of the FIU College of Arts, Sciences and Education said bringing Blanco to FIU was a unique opportunity.

“The fact that he is an alumnus makes this opportunity especially rewarding for our university,” said Heithaus.

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<![CDATA[Walter Mercado Hosts Estate Sale at his Miami Condo]]> Tue, 15 Aug 2017 23:32:41 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/tlmd_walter_mercado_470.jpg

Celebrity astrologer Walter Mercado is having an estate sale at his Miami condo, as he is preparing for a big move to New York City.

All contents inside of his home at The Grand in Downtown Miami are being sold “for a fraction of its original cost,” according to the listing of the estate sale.

Elaborate furnishings such as a 19th century bed, Chinese sculptures, antiques, large amethyst geodes, and much more are all up for grabs.

Mercado is a popular television personality from Puerto Rico, known for delivering horoscopes in his signature style.

For information on how you can participate in the estate sale, you can click here.

<![CDATA[On Your Feet! The Musical]]> Wed, 09 Aug 2017 13:57:46 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/On_Your_Feet%21_The_Musical.jpg

Roxanne Vargas talks to Emilio Estefan about his life being protrayed on stage for the highly anticipated "On Your Feet!" musical.

<![CDATA[Emilio Estefan Talks Kennedy Center Nod]]> Wed, 09 Aug 2017 13:56:21 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Emilio_Estefan_Talks_Kennedy_Center_Nod.jpg

Music mogul Emilio Estefan talks to Roxanne Vargas about his wife Gloria Estefan's prestigious Kennedy Center Honors nod.

<![CDATA[Jencarlos Teases New Single With Don Omar]]> Thu, 27 Jul 2017 15:22:20 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Jencarlos_Teases_New_Single_With_Don_Omar.jpg

Roxanne Vargas tells us about a sneak peek of exciting new music posted by local and singer Jencarlos Canela from his new single with Don Omar.

<![CDATA[Divine Delicacies Cakes Dishes on "JRod" Cakes]]> Thu, 27 Jul 2017 15:20:25 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Divine_Delicacies_Cakes_Dishes_on__JRod__Cakes.jpg

When Jennifer Lopez searched for something sweet to celebrate her and beau Alex Rodriguez's birthdays, she found Divine Delicacies right here in the 305! Laura Candeau of Divine Delicacies Cakes dishes on the cakes came

<![CDATA[Rosalinda Rodriguez Chats About Role on 'Mariposa De Barrio']]> Tue, 25 Jul 2017 22:50:20 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Mariposa_De_Barrio.jpg

Based on the book, “Unbreakable,” the series “Jenni Rivera: Mariposa De Barrio” airs on Telemundo 51. Actress Rosalinda Rodriguez tells Roxy about playing Jenni Rivera’s mother, Rosa Saavedra De Rivera, in the series.

<![CDATA["Sin Senos Si Hay Paraiso" Celebrates New Season]]> Mon, 24 Jul 2017 07:42:29 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/183*120/072217+latin+beat.jpg

Telemundo kicked off the upcoming season of their hit series “Sin Senos Si Hay Paraiso” (Without Breasts There is no Paradise) with a special screening at the Landmark Theater in Coral Gables.

The event included a special red carpet where cast members Carmen Villalobos, Catherine Siachoque, Carolina Gaitan, Majida Issa, Fabian Rios and the series writer Gustavo Bolivar had a chance to pose for photos and press interviews.

Following the red carpet, cast members and invited guests sat down to watch the very first episode of the upcoming season that airs to the general public next Tuesday July 25th at 9pm on Telemundo.


At the screening Telemundo and Universo Network president Luis Silberwasser accepted a special recognition by the Hispanic Women’s Society Network of the South Florida Chamber of Commerce honoring Telemundo as an Outstanding Community Leader for bringing to light important women’s issues such as self-esteem and the value of inner beauty over outer beauty

The “Sin Senos Si Hay Paraiso” series is based on the best-selling book “Sin Tetas No Hay Paraiso” by Gustavo Bolivar that tells the story of how a young girl (Catalina Santana) from Pereira, Colombia becomes obsessed with getting breast implants in order to join the narco prostitution world as a way to escape poverty. 

<![CDATA[Premios Tu Mundo Nominees Announced]]> Wed, 19 Jul 2017 15:20:16 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/214*120/Premios_Tu_Mundo.jpg

The annual star-studded award show in Miami is back for its 6th year! The nominees were announced Wednesday and Roxanne Vargas tells us who they are.

<![CDATA[Twitter Can't Stop Talking About Pitbull's Tucked Jersey]]> Tue, 11 Jul 2017 09:04:06 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/071017+Pitbull+MLB+Home+Run+Derby.jpg

Cuban-American rapper Pitbull took the stage in the heart of Miami Monday for the MLB All-Star Home Run Derby at Marlins Park, and his ensemble garnered a lot of attention on social media.

Mr. Worldwide performed his hit songs, donning a Marlins National League jersey neatly tucked into crisp white pants. The artist also wore a slick pair of black gloves.

In a stark contrast, Pitbull performed onstage next to dancers in sparkly red bodysuits.

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The Twitterverse lit up with folks both criticizing and celebrating the performer's outfit of the day.

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<![CDATA[Eiza Gonzalez Chats About Her Role in New Film 'Baby Driver']]> Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:31:58 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/062817+Eiza+Gonzalez+Actress.jpg

Miles per hour and music go hand in hand in “Baby Driver.” Roxanne Vargas sits down with Mexican actress Eiza Gonzalez, who plays “Darling” in the film.

Photo Credit: Getty Images/ Gustavo Caballero / Staff]]>
<![CDATA[Marc Anthony, Prince Royce Set For 'El Clasico' Appearance]]> Tue, 27 Jun 2017 19:43:32 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/175*120/marc-anthony-jennifer-lopez-0005.jpg

Marc Anthony and Prince Royce will perform at “El Clasico Miami,” a soccer match between Real Madrid and Barcelona, next month at Hard Rock Stadium. More than 80 percent of tickets have been sold for the contest.

Five days of events will precede the July 29 match, starting Tuesday and Wednesday at the W Hotel in South Beach, where Italy’s Juventus and France’s Paris Saint-Germain will host meet-and-greet sessions. The two teams will play in the International Champions Cup match July 26.

From July 26 through July 29, Bayfront Park will host Casa Clasico, a free fan-fest that will feature youth soccer skills contests, autograph sessions with Real Madrid and Barcelona soccer players, food trucks, concerts and art exhibits.

Casa Clasico will also include an art walls contest and three youth soccer fields, where youth teams can kick the ball around.

On June 27, MMA fighters Abner “Skullman” Lloveras and Javier Fuentes will compete at Mana Wynwood.

CeeLo Green is scheduled to sing the national anthem and perform before the PSG-Juventus match. Flo-Rida is expected to perform at halftime.

“El Clasico Miami” will feature Prince Royce before the game and Marc Anthony during halftime.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA['OITNB's Jackie Cruz Talks About New Season, New Projects]]> Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:31:03 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/216*120/062717+Jackie+Cruz+OITNB.jpg

Actress Jackie Cruz, otherwise known as “Marisol ‘Flaca’ Gonzales” on Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black,” gives Roxanne Vargas the scoop on season five and what she’s up to during her off time.

<![CDATA[Alejandro Chaban's New Book Makes NYT Best Seller List]]> Mon, 26 Jun 2017 23:45:10 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/062617+latin+beat.jpg

Ex-actor and television host turned certified nutrition and wellness guru Alejandro Chaban returns to the stands with a brand new book titled “Think Skinny Feel Fit: 7 Steps to Transform Your Emotional Weight and Have an Awesome Life.”

“Think Skinny Feel Fit” (Atria Books) is Chaban’s second publication, and in less than two weeks since its release on June 6, the book has already made it to the New York Times Best Sellers List.

Chaban took to his Instagram account to share with his followers the great news.

"Family we did it!" said Chaban in his Instagram post. "We are in the New York Times Best Seller List Wow!"

In "Think Skinny Feel Fit," Chaban shares the steps and techniques that were essential in his quest to control his mind and emotional eating habits that led him to lose more than 150 pounds and more importantly maintain his weight.

“Inspiring others to transform their lives is my passion,” Chaban said. “I’m so excited to share the knowledge and steps that helped me overcome the physical and emotional difficulties of childhood obesity.”

<![CDATA["Despacito": Luis Fonsi Bringing Tour to Hollywood]]> Mon, 19 Jun 2017 20:16:26 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/TLMD-luis-fonsi-daddy-tankee-EFE-archivo-12892698w.jpg

He is the man behind maybe the most popular song in recent years – now, Luis Fonsi is bringing “Despacito” and the rest of his hits to South Florida later this year.

The “Love + Dance World Tour” will hit the Hard Rock Live in Hollywood on Friday, September 22nd at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale this Thursday at 10 a.m. and range in price from $30 to 105.

“The tour is called ‘Love + Dance’ which sums up the concept of the tour, a mixture between my most significant ballads and the up-tempo songs that feature my new sound like ‘Despacito,’” Fonsi said in a press release announcing the show. “The show is going to be highly energetic but also heartfelt. It’s a nice balance.”

The remix for “Despacito”, featuring Daddy Yankee and Justin Beiber, has made history while topping the Billboard Hot 100 List for five straight weeks – the first Spanish language song to reach that position in two decades. The video for the original version has been seen over 1.9 billion times on YouTube.

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<![CDATA[Telemundo Host Adamari López Responds to Swimsuit Criticism]]> Wed, 07 Jun 2017 12:44:35 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/adamari-lopez1.jpg

Telemundo morning show host Adamari López said she will not stop showing herself “as I am” despite online criticism about her weight after she shared a photo of herself in a swimsuit. 

López, the Puerto Rican-born host of Un Nuevo Día who has also appeared in Spanish-language soap operas, celebrated her 46th birthday recently in Mexico’s Riviera Maya and shared on Instagram a beach photo with her partner Toni Costa, a Spanish dancer and choreographer.

“I am at ease and I will not stop showing myself as I am, because I am happy with myself,” she said in response to criticism over how she looked. 

She added that “of course” she would like to be thinner but said that the possibility of losing weight is not something that drives her crazy. 

“I believe that I have a lot of worth as a woman and that nobody has to be with me because I am fat or skinny,” she said. “And I am very calm and happy doing the things that I enjoy and showing myself as I am because I’m happy with myself.”

Read a Spanish version of this story from our Telemundo sister station here.


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<![CDATA[JLo Needs Help From Dancers After Dramatic Knee Slide]]> Mon, 05 Jun 2017 15:36:04 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/jennifer-lopez-accidente-all-i-have.jpg

A video making its way around social media appears to show Jennifer Lopez struggling to stand up after dropping to her knees and bending over backwards during one of her "All I Have" shows in Las Vegas last Thursday.

Don’t worry, JLo fans, her rep told NBC 6 the dance move is part of the show.

According to the performer's rep, Lopez did not injure herself and the scene has been in the show since its Vegas debut.

The international superstar is seen in the video sliding to her knees in the final counts of choreography. The 47-year-old singer remains there for several seconds before two glittery, orange-suited backup dancers pull her to her feet as she appears to grimace.  

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The "All I Have" production is the Latina superstar’s first ever headlining residency in the City of Lights, held exclusively in the Axis Theater at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. The show boasts performances of “explosive dance numbers to raw, personal moments.”

The "Jenny from the Block" singer is now a judge on NBC’s newest show, "World of Dance," which invites dancers from across the globe to show off their moves in front of expert judges including Ne-Yo and Derek Hough.

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<![CDATA[Retro Couture Screening For Miami Film Month]]> Fri, 02 Jun 2017 16:33:47 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/WTVJ_000000029860039_1200x675_958794819588.jpg

Christopher Rapalo tells Roxanne Vargas about his new film 'Retro Couture' coming out for Miami Film month.

<![CDATA[Between the Pages:"Faces and Voices of Cuba"]]> Wed, 31 May 2017 14:55:12 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/WTVJ_000000029819599_1200x675_957101123554.jpg

Author Dmitry Zhitov talks to Roxanne Vargas about his latest book, "Faces and Voices of Cuba," and tells us where you can meet him!

<![CDATA[Singer Yoli Mayor Reflects on "AGT" Audition]]> Wed, 31 May 2017 14:54:40 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/053117+yoli+mayor.jpg

Roxanne Vargas shows one of the most unforgettable moments of the night on the "America's Got Talent" season premiere. Miami's own "Cuban Adele," Yoli Mayor, also dishes to Roxy about her memorable audition.

<![CDATA[Zoe Saldana Reunites With Cast at 'World of Avatar' Opening]]> Wed, 31 May 2017 05:35:00 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/180*120/Zoe+Saldana+at+Disney.jpg

Actress Zoe Saldana dropped by Walt Disney World where she reunited with fellow “Avatar” cast members at the grand opening celebration of the much anticipated “Pandora-The World of Avatar” attraction at the Animal Kingdom Park in Orlando.

Saldana who played Na’vi character Neytiri in the 2009 “Avatar” film joined fellow cast members; Sigourney Weaver, Sam Worthington, Laz Alonso, Stephen Lang, Wes Studi, Joel David Moore as well as the film’s director, James Cameron who helped usher the special opening celebration.

Saldana and her co-stars were amongst the first guests invited to try out some of the attraction inside the new land of Pandora including the “Na’vi River Journey” and the 3-D thrilling adventure “Avatar Flight of Passage.”

Experiencing the fantasy world of Pandora at Animal Kingdom was a real dream come true for Saldana and her co-stars who feel they finally got to see and experience what Pandora was really like.

“Even though I was part of this movie and I shot it for eight or night months of my life I never really got to walk on Pandora,” Saldana said. “This park gives us that opportunity.”

Walt Disney Imagineering in collaboration with James Cameron and Lightstorm Entertaiment brought to life the mythical world of Pandora inspired by the 2009 blockbuster film, Avatar.

“Pandora-The World of Avatar” is now open to the public at Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom Park.

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<![CDATA['Despacito' Becomes First Spanish #1 Song Since 'Macarena']]> Fri, 19 May 2017 21:09:59 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-674218682.jpg

Admit it, you can't get it out of your head! You blast it in the car, dance like no one's watching and hum it down the hallway! These days, everywhere you go, “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee is playing. The song blew up even more with the release of the remix featuring pop crooner Justin Bieber.

Bieber’s clairvoyance led him to reach out to Fonsi’s team because he knew the song would be a hit.

“He reached out to his management, his reached out to us and they said, ‘Justin wants to jump on the remix’ and I said ‘yes!’" Fonsi recalled.

The Spanish up-tempo song has made history. This week, “Despacito” peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. This is the first time a Spanish-only song has hit that high mark since Los Del Rio’s “Macarena,” which dominated the charts back in 1996.

“Despacito” is the top song requested from Mack on Y100, which, by the way, is an English-language radio station.

“Especially on Twitter at Y100, Miami people are constantly tweeting us to play it,” said Mack.

The crossover continues as artists like Nicky Jam and JBalvin make their moves. Enrique Santos of iHeart Radio On-Air is excited about the shift, saying music has no boundaries.

“It feels great. Not only Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber, but then Camilla Cabello with Pitbull and JBalvin and Nicky Jam are now singing in English on the "Fate of the Furious" soundtrack. Hearing Elvis Crespo's music on there as well, they’re all really proud moments for our people,” said Santos.

<![CDATA[JLO Steals the Spotlight at NBC Upfront Red Carpet]]> Mon, 15 May 2017 23:59:38 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/051517+Jennifer+Lopez+NBC+Upfront.jpg All eyes were on Jennifer Lopez as she posed for photos on the red carpet at the 2017 NBCUniversal Upfront at Radio City Music Hall Monday.]]> <![CDATA["Al Rojo Vivo con Maria Celeste" Celebrates 15-Years On-Air]]> Mon, 15 May 2017 12:32:24 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/160*159/Maria+Celeste+Desk1.jpg

Telemundo’s entertainment news magazine “Al Rojo Vivo con Maria Celeste” (Red Hot with Maria Celeste) is celebrating 15 years of programming focusing on news and entertainment and aimed at serving the Latino community.

“Fifteen years ago, we started this great adventure with a commitment to offer audiences a dynamic program full of compelling information,” said “Al Rojo Vivo” host, Maria Celeste Arraras. “We have been committed ever since to ensuring that each episode offers relevant and compelling news stories from around the world on a wide range of topics. That is why we like to say that ‘Al Rojo Vivo’ offers everything in one hour.”

To help celebrate this special milestone, award-winning journalist Maria Celeste Arraras, and her team of show producers assembled a weeklong celebration that includes a star-studded lineup of special surprises and performances from Latino celebrities, as well a look back at fifteen years of “Al Rojo Vivo” show highlights. 

The special program kicks-off Monday May 15th with a series of unplugged concerts featuring several of today’s hottest Latino singing artists including Luis Fonsi, Nacho, Luis Coronel, Josh Favela, Regulo Caro and Ivy Queen.

On Tuesday May 16th, Arraras will broadcast live from the exact location in New York’s Times Square where her program made its debut fifteen year ago, and where she will receive a visit from special guests.

The program is expected to receive an official proclamation on Wednesday May 17th from the State of New York acknowledging their fifteen years on the air as well as their positive impact on the Latino community.

On Thursday May 18th Maria Celeste will recap her fifteen years on the air with special highlights and her best moments and celebrity interviews.

The show will end its weeklong festivities on Friday May 19th by gathering fifteen girls from low-income families who will join Arraras in her Miami studios to celebrate their 15th birthday in a dream “Quinceañera” show complete with a serenade from special guests. 

During its fifteen years on the air the program “Al Rojo Vivo con Maria Celeste” has captivated Hispanic audiences by focusing and presenting innovative stories highlighting the human aspect.

Arraras is one of the best-known figures in Spanish-speaking television and has been a guest anchor on NBC’s “Today Show” and a contributor for “Dateline” and “NBC Nightly News.”

“Al Rojo Vivo con Maria Celeste” airs weekdays at 4pm/3p central time on NBC’s sister station Telemundo 51. 

<![CDATA[JLO Talks About New Show ' World of Dance']]> Mon, 08 May 2017 20:30:11 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/160*167/jennifer-lopez-latin-billboards-2017-001.jpg

Jennifer Lopez stopped by the Today Show to talk about her new dance competition show "World of Dance." NBC 6 in the Mix Roxanne Vargas reports.

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<![CDATA[FIU Presents 'Retro Couture' Film by Miami Director]]> Mon, 08 May 2017 16:14:05 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/050817+retro+couture+movie+poster.jpg

Fashionable Tuesdays part of the ongoing “Hot Couture: Florida Jews on the Fashion Scene 1800 to Today” exhibit at the Jewish Museum of Florida is bringing the film “Retro Couture” for a special screening next Tuesday May 9th.

The 20-minute short film by Miami native Christopher Rapalo explores Miami’s history as a clothing manufacturer and it explores its future as the next fashion mecca in the world.

“Every screening of “Retro Couture” is a new journey for me,” said Rapalo. “I’m extremely blessed that the audience have been really supportive of the film.”

“Retro Couture” is Rapalo’s first documentary project and it premiere in 2016 at the Miami Fashion Film Festival where it took the Best Film “Audience Award” as well as the “Best Florida Short Film” award at the Key West Film Festival.

Following screenings in Panama, Brussels and Santiago de Chile the film also landed a Best Documentary nomination at the Mercedes-Benz Bokeh South African International Film Festival.

At the screening Chris Rapalo will be joined by Madeleine and Richard Kirsh from C.Madeleine’s vintage clothing to discuss retro fashions.

The screening will take place at 7pm on Tuesday May 9, 2017 at the Jewish Museum of South Florida-FIU located at 301 Washington Avenue in Miami Beach.

Admission is free for museum members and FIU students with ID and $5 for non-members.

<![CDATA[Marc Anthony to Perform at El Clasico Miami Halftime]]> Thu, 04 May 2017 05:37:38 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/182*120/marc-anthony-jennifer-lopez-0007.jpg

"El Clasico Miami" just got even bigger when it was announced Wednesday that Grammy and Latin Grammy winner Marc Anthony would perform at half time.

IHeart media's Enrique Santos of Tu 94.9 FM welcomed Jorge Perez on stage, who made the mega announcement that Anthony would perform during halftime of El Clasico Miami when FC Barcelona takes on Real Madrid CF.

The singer said he's excited to share his music with the world.

Even though he's done this for years, Marc told NBC 6'S Roxanne Vargas he's nervous and will be nervous even two minutes to show time.

Roxy asked Anthony about sharing the stage with those who he's collaborated with like Gente de Zona or Jennifer Lopez but he said he only gets seven minutes and is still working on his set.

El Clasico Miami is set for July 29.

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<![CDATA[Luis Fonsi Talks Justin Bieber Joining 'Despacito' Remix]]> Wed, 03 May 2017 12:19:05 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Luis_Fonsi_confiesa_lo_que_le_gusta_mas_hacer_despacito.jpg

The catchy new pop/reggaeton remix by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee titled “Despacito” featuring pop singing sensation Justin Bieber continues to sore in the music charts since its release in late April.

The track recently broke the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and it continues on the No.1 spot on the Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart for the 15th week in a row, making this the first No. 1 for Fonsi since 2009.

On YouTube the video managed to generate over 20 million views during the first 24 hours of its premiere, and it is currently slated as the most played song on Spotify.

Pop singer Luis Fonsi spoke to NBC6.com’s Latin Beat at the Billboard Latin Music Awards where he explained just how Justin Bieber became interested in singing in Spanish.

“I would love to say it was my idea but he’s (Justin Bieber) the one who called us,” said Fonsi. “He heard the song, he liked it, he said ‘I want to do the remix, I want to sing in Spanish’ he did it all. “

Fonsi explains that while Justin Bieber was on tour in Colombia he went to a nightclub in the capital city of Bogota and was in awe when he saw the crowd’s reaction when the DJ played “Despacito.”

“He saw the crowd’s reaction and immediately said ‘I want to be on this track’ so he called his manager and his manager called me,” said Fonsi. “He wrote the verse and sang the chorus.”

Fonsi adds that he was very surprised when he learned that an artist of such high caliber would be interested in singing one of his songs in Spanish.

He also says he applauds Bieber for taking a chance to sing in Spanish.

“I think it’s important not for me or the song, but for Latin music because it’s important that artists of his magnitude can recognize the importance of the Latino audience.”

<![CDATA[Billboard Latin Music Awards 2017 Red Carpet: Best Dressed ]]> Mon, 01 May 2017 10:18:07 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/180*120/BEST+OF+RED+CARPET+2.jpg ]]> <![CDATA[Billboard Latin Music Awards: Celebs Share Which Songs Made Their Playlist]]> Mon, 01 May 2017 05:52:35 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/WTVJ_000000029303428_1200x675_933513795682.jpg

The Billboard Latin Music Awards brought Latino music stars to Miami from around the globe for an unforgettable night full of glamour and great music. On the red carpet celebrities spoke with Latin Beat to share what songs made their playlist this year.

<![CDATA[Billboard Latin Music Awards 2017: Complete List of Winners]]> Sat, 29 Apr 2017 15:53:56 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/180*120/NICKY+JAM.JPG

It was an unforgettable night full of electrifying performances, worldwide premieres and unforgettable collaborations at the 2017 Billboard Latin Music Awards.

The three-hour broadcast featured reggaeton urban artist Nicky Jam who was the top winner with six awards including: "Hot Latin Songs Artist of the Year," "Male and Latin Rhythm Songs Artists of the Year,Song."

The late Mexican singer Juan Gabriel came in second with five awards including the coveted "Artist of the Year, Solo" for his album "Los Duo 2" which also received "Top Latin Album of the Year" and "Latin Pop Album of the Year."

Enrique Iglesias received four awards including "Latin Pop Songs Artist of the Year, Solo." His collaboration with Wisin "Duele el Corazon" earned three awards including "Hot Latin Song of the Year," "Vocal Event," "Airplay Song of the Year and Latin Pop Song of the Year."

Other winners of three awards include Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizarraga, CNCO, Gente de Zona and Los Plebes del Rancho de Ariel Camacho.


Artist of the Year: Juan Gabriel

Artist of the Year, New: CNCO

Tour of the Year: Marc Anthony

Social Artist of the Year: Jennifer Lopez

Crossover Artist of the Year: Justin Bieber


Hot Latin Song of the Year: Nicky Jam, "Hasta El Amanecer"

Hot Latin Song of the Year, Vocal Event: Enrique Iglesias featuring Wisin, "Duele El Corazon"

Hot Latin Songs Artist of the Year, Male: Nicky Jam

Hot Latin Songs Artist of the Year, Female: Shakira

Hot Latin Songs Artist of the Year, Duo or Group: Banda Sinaloense MS De Sergio Lizarraga

Hot Latin Songs Label of the Year: Sony Music

Latin Hot Latin Songs Imprint of the Year: Sony Music

Latin Airplay Song of the Year: Enrique Iglesias featuring Wisin, "Duele el Corazon"

Airplay Label of the Year: Sony Music

Latin Airplay Imprint of the Year: Sony Music

Latin Digital Song of the Year: Nicky Jam, "Hasta El Amanecer"

Streaming Song of the Year: Nicky Jam, "Hasta El Amanecer"

Albums Categories Top Latin Album of the Year: Juan Gabriel, Los Duo 2

Latin Compilation Album of the Year: Various, Las Bandas Romanticas de America 2016

Top Latin Albums Artist of the Year, Male: Juan Gabriel

Top Latin Albums Artist of the Year, Female: Selena

Top Latin Albums Artist of the Year, Duo or Group: Los Plebes del Rancho de Ariel Camacho

Top Latin Albums Label of the Year: Universal Music Latin Entertainment

Top Latin Albums Imprint of the Year: Fonovisa

Latin Pop Categories Latin Pop Song of the Year: Enrique Iglesias featuring Wisin, "Duele el Corazon"

Latin Pop Songs Artist of the Year, Solo: Enrique Iglesias

Latin Pop Songs Artist of the Year, Duo or Group: CNCO

Latin Pop Airplay Label of the Year: Sony Music Latin

Latin Pop Airplay Imprint of the Year: Sony Music Latin

Latin Pop Album of the Year: Juan Gabriel, Los Duo 2 Latin

Pop Albums Artist of the Year, Solo: Juan Gabriel

Latin Pop Albums Artist of the Year, Duo or Group: CNCO

Latin Pop Albums Label of the Year: Universal Music Latin Entertainment

Latin Pop Albums Imprint of the Year: Fonovisa


Tropical Song of the Year: Deorro featuring Pitbull & Elvis Crespo, "Bailar"

Tropical Songs Artist of the Year, Solo: Prince Royce

Tropical Songs Artist of the Year, Duo or Group: Gente de Zona

Tropical Songs Airplay Label of the Year: Sony Music Latin

Tropical Songs Airplay Imprint of the Year: Sony Music Latin

Tropical Album of the Year: Gente de Zona, Visualizate

Tropical Albums Artist of the Year, Solo: Marc Anthony

Tropical Albums Artist of the Year, Duo or Group: Gente de Zona

Tropical Albums Label of the Year: Sony Music Latin

Tropical Albums Imprint of the Year: Sony Music Latin


Regional Mexican Song of the Year: Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizarraga, "Solo Con Verte"

Regional Mexican Songs Artist of the Year, Solo: Gerardo Ortiz

Regional Mexican Songs Artist of the Year, Duo or Group: Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizarraga

Regional Mexican Airplay Label of the Year: Universal Music Latin Entertainment

Regional Mexican Airplay Imprint of the Year: Fonovisa

Regional Mexican Album of the Year: Los Plebes del Rancho de Ariel Camacho, Recuerden Mi Estilo

Regional Mexican Albums Artist of the Year, Solo: Joan Sebastian

Regional Mexican Albums Artist of the Year, Duo or Group: Los Plebes del Rancho de Ariel Camacho

Regional Mexican Albums Label of the Year: Universal Music Latin Entertainment

Regional Mexican Albums Imprint of the Year: Fonovisa


Latin Rhythm Song of the Year: Nicky Jam, "Hasta El Amanecer"

Latin Rhythm Songs Artist of the Year, Solo: Nicky Jam

Latin Rhythm Songs Artist of the Year, Duo or Group: Zion & Lennox

Latin Rhythm Airplay Label of the Year: Sony Music Latin

Latin Rhythm Airplay Imprint of the Year: Sony Music Latin

Latin Rhythm Album of the Year: J Balvin, Energia

Latin Rhythm Albums Artist of the Year, Solo: J Balvin

Latin Rhythm Albums Artist of the Year, Duo or Group: Zion & Lennox

Latin Rhythm Albums Label of the Year: Sony Music Latin

Latin Rhythm Albums Imprint of the Year: Capitol Latin


Songwriter of the Year: Horacio Palencia Cisneros

Publisher of the Year: DEL World Songs, ASCAP

Publishing Corporation of the Year: Sony/ATV

Music Producer of the Year: Saga Whiteblack

Photo Credit: John Parra/Telemundo]]>
<![CDATA[JLo Stuns at Billboard Latin Music Awards in Miami]]> Fri, 28 Apr 2017 14:18:26 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/jennifer-lopez-deja-panties-al-aire-billboard-002.jpg JLo stole the show on the red carpet and on the stage at the Billboard Latin Music Awards in Miami Thursday night.

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<![CDATA[JLO Talks About New Music and A-Rod at Billboard Latin]]> Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:21:55 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/jennifer-lopez-habla-de-alex-rodriguez-en-billboard.jpg

Six in the Mix Host Roxanne Vargas talks to Jennifer Lopez about her Billboard Latin Awards performance and her new romance with A-Rod. Watch the interview in its entirety here.

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<![CDATA[Red Carpet Fashion at the Billboard Latin Music Awards]]> Fri, 28 Apr 2017 10:22:32 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/160*240/Kate+de+Castillo-roja-billboards-2017-021.jpg ]]> <![CDATA[JLO Stuns on the Red Carpet at Billboard Latin Music Awards]]> Thu, 27 Apr 2017 21:06:35 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/160*168/jennifer-lopez-premios-billboard-2017-018.jpg

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<![CDATA[Billboard Latin Music Awards Take Over South Florida]]> Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:45:55 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/169*120/GettyImages-525817082.jpg

The countdown has been on all week long leading up to today – as the 2017 Billboard Latin Music Awards take place live from the Watsco Center on the campus of the University of Miami.

It’s the show where the fan’s choice for music is honored and celebrated – and fans will get to see some of the top names in Latin music.

International superstar Jennifer Lopez is getting ready to release her first Spanish album in 10 years. The icon and star of NBC’s Shades of Blue is sharing her sound tonight on stage – where she'll also be honored with Telemundo's Star Award for her outreach off the stage.

With well over one billion streams on YouTube, Luis Fonsi's "Despacito" is the first Spanish song to sit atop the Billboard Hot 100 since "La Macarena" in 1996.

Tonight will be the first time the song, featuring Daddy Yankee will be performed live.

“We recorded the song a few months back, we released a video and it’s been crazy,” Fonsi said. “Four months of just promo and the song, thank God, is blowing up everywhere. Now we get to come home and celebrate it with our fans in the biggest Latin music show, so it’s going to be very exciting.”

Also exciting is that ‘Bieber Fever’ has crossed over into the Latin market as Justin Bieber was featured singing in Spanish for the first time ever in the song's remix.

So who made the first move - Fonsi or Bieber?

“It actually came from him. He was in Colombia - in Bogota doing his tour – and he went out one night to a night club and heard the song and he saw how everybody started singing the song and dancing and going crazy,” said Fonsi. “He said ‘wait a minute, I want to be part of this song’, so he talked to his management, his management reached out to us and they said he wants to jump in on the remix so I was like yes.”

Nicky jam tops the list of finalists with nine entries -- he's tied with Shakira, who also goes in with nine entries tonight.

Enrique Iglesias is a finalist in eight categories - including his song featuring Wisin "Duele el Corazon" for Hot Latin song of the year.

You can watch all the action starting with the red carpet arrivals on our sister station, Telemundo 51, at 7 p.m. and look for Roxanne Vargas’ live reports starting on NBC 6 News at 4.

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<![CDATA[Carlos Ponce, Kate del Castillo Discuss Hosting Billboard Latin Music Awards]]> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 10:06:59 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/WTVJ_000000029234792_1200x675_929972291966.jpg

The Billboard Latin Music Awards air live on Telemundo Thursday April 27th at 8pm.

<![CDATA[Series Preview: 'Guerra de Idolos']]> Mon, 24 Apr 2017 18:00:14 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/WTVJ_000000029193925_1200x675_928308291967.jpg

Roxanne Vargas sits down with one of the stars of the new Telemundo series, 'Guerra de Idolos'.

<![CDATA[2017 Billboard Latin Music Awards & Conference]]> Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:56:00 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/WTVJ_000000029193903_1200x675_928308803866.jpg

Roxanne Vargas looks ahead to the 2017 Billboard Latin Music Awards and gives us an overiew into the conference happening this week right here in the 305!

<![CDATA[2017 Billboard Latin Music Conference Preview]]> Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:54:45 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/WTVJ_000000029199207_1200x675_928442947567.jpg

Miami Beach will be buzzing with excitement when the 28th edition of the Billboard Latin Music Conference kicks off at the Ritz-Carlton Miami Beach next April 24-26. Six in the Mix Host Roxanne Vargas has a preview.

<![CDATA[2017 Billboard Latin Music Conference Preview]]> Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:17:57 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/181*120/PIC+1+BILLBOARD.jpg

Miami Beach will be buzzing with excitement when the 28th edition of the Billboard Latin Music Conference kicks off at the Ritz-Carlton Miami Beach next April 24-26.

The oldest and most exclusive conference dedicated solely to Latin music returns for three-days of jam-packed musical panels, superstar Q&A sessions, one-on-one workshops and an array of musical showcases featuring top Latin music industry artists and influencers.

One of the most anticipated events this year will be the first-ever social media panel featuring one of today’s rising reggaeton superstars.

Maluma, the charismatic self-proclaimed “Pretty Boy, Dirty Boy” from Medellin, Colombia will take center stage at the “Socializing Maluma” panel where he will discuss the important role social media plays in his career, as well as the secret of how he has managed to become the top Latin male with the most followers on Instagram.

Current Billboard Magazine cover boys JBalvin and Nicky Jam will join forces this year when they headline the “Superstar Mano a Mano” panel.

The chart-topping reggaeton artists are expected to address the current state of Latin Music, artist social responsibility and the genre’s global domination.

Leading the conversation over at the “Pop + Urban = The Perfect Marriage” panel will be iHeart Radio’s star DJ Enrique Santos who along with guests, Wisin, Reik, Ozuna, Silvestre Dangond and ChocQuibTown’s Tostao will be discussing the urban/reggaeton/pop fusions phenomenon that is currently dominating the Billboard Latin Music charts

Television host Jorge Bernal will also be at hand to moderate “The Life of Jenni Rivera” panel where Rivera’s daughter Chiquis and sister Rosie will give attendees an inside look at how the upcoming bio-series about the beloved Queen of Banda music came to be.

Glenda Pacanis SVP of Programming and Content for Telemundo will join Chiquis and Rosie Rivera to discuss just how the family and producers are working together to create an authentic look into the life of Jenni Rivera.

Other superstars joining the 2017 Billboard Latin Music Conference’s famous Q&A panels are Spanish singer/songwriter Miguel Bosé, Calle 13’s co-founder El Residente, Becky G and Jackie Cruz among many others.

The 2017 Billboard Latin Music Conference wraps up on Thursday April 27th with the Billboard Latin Music Awards show which airs live on NBC6’s sister station Telemundo at 8pm/Eastern.

<![CDATA[Tune Talk: Don Omar, Ivy Queen Release New Single]]> Tue, 18 Apr 2017 14:53:22 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/WTVJ_000000029099145_1200x675_923689539946.jpg

Mariana Rodriguez of Telemundo 51's Acceso Total chats one-on-one with the king and queen of reggaeton, Don Omar and Ivy Queen, on their new single.

<![CDATA[Top Stars Hosting 2017 Billboard Latin Music Awards]]> Tue, 18 Apr 2017 13:58:26 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/216*120/kate-carlos-us.jpg.imgo.jpg

The 2017 Billboard Latin Music Awards are just around the corner and Telemundo just revealed the names of the two celebrities who will be guiding the star-studded festivities taking place April 27th live from the University of Miami’s Watsco Center.

Sharing hosting duties this year will be none other than internationally acclaimed actress Kate del Castillo who will be working alongside renowned actor, singer, songwriter and TV host Carlos Ponce.

Del Castillo who is currently starring as the fictional First Lady of Mexico in the Netflix original “Ingobernable” returns to Telemundo following her successful streak of novela super-series like “Reina del Sur” (Queen of the South) and “Dueños del Paraiso” (Paradise Owners). She has also appeared in various American programs such as Weeds and Jane the Virgin.

Charismatic and beloved heart-throb Carlos Ponce is perhaps one of today’s most multifaceted Latin entertainers. He has made his mark in both English and Spanish language entertainment as a film and television actor, singer, songwriter and Television Host. His latest film include the role of Matthew Wright in “Spy” with Melissa McCarthy, Jude Law and Rose Byrne.

Joining Ponce and del Castillo will also be an all-star line-up of musical artists, actors and television personalities who will take the stage as presenters including Colombian hip-hop and alternative music band ChocQuibTown, Mario Kreutzberger better known as Don Francisco, Puerto Rican songstress Ednita Nazario, Fanny Lu, Juan Luis Guerra, Eva Longoria, Eugenio Derbez just to name a few.

The 2017 Billboard Latin Music Awards, in addition to its re-carpet pre-show will air on NBC 6’s sister station Telemundo live from the Watsco Center at the University of Miami in Coral Gables.

<![CDATA[Justin Bieber Sings in Spanish on Luis Fonsi's New Song]]> Mon, 17 Apr 2017 18:12:39 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/WTVJ_000000029083633_1200x675_923038787557.jpg

Two star singers surprised their fans with their latest project released Monday. Latin singer Luis Fonsi dropped a remix of his latest hit, but it's the artist he's collaborated with that's trending. Fonsi featured crooner Justin Bieber on the hit record and Bieber belted out some Spanish lyrics.

<![CDATA[Video Shows JLO Rehearsing with Ex As A-Rod Looks On]]> Sun, 16 Apr 2017 18:09:25 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/arodlopez.jpg

Alex Rodriguez appeared to keep his cool as his girlfriend Jennifer Lopez shared the stage with her ex Marc Anthony at a theater in Dominican Republic.

Footage obtained by TMZ showed the former couple rehearsing at an historical amphitheater Saturday as Rodriguez watched from the VIP section.

Rumors swirled that JLO and Anthony rekindled their romance, but it appears A-Rod is still in the picture and keeping close to Lopez.

The couple kept quiet about their romance for some time until Rodriguez opened up on The View in late March.

"We're having a great time," A-Rod said. "She's an amazing, amazing girl. One of the smartest human beings I've ever met and also an incredible mother."

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