<![CDATA[NBC 6 South Florida - Latin Beat]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcmiami.com/blogs/latin-beat http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC+6+LOGO+GOOGLE.png NBC 6 South Florida http://www.nbcmiami.com en-us Sun, 01 Feb 2015 16:15:20 -0500 Sun, 01 Feb 2015 16:15:20 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[63rd Annual Miss Universe Pageant Behind the Scenes]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 10:33:31 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/WTVJ_000000016595487_1200x675_389133379895.jpg Roxanne Vargas talks to some of the biggest stars on the red carpet ahead of the 63rd annual Miss Universe pageant, including hosts Natalie Morales and Thomas Roberts, William Levy, Giancarlo Stanton and more.]]> <![CDATA[Page Turner: Unseen Cuba]]> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 16:38:49 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/WTVJ_000000016535384_1200x675_387292227699.jpg Kelly Craig talks to author and photographer Marius Jovaisa about his new book, 'Unseen Cuba'.]]> <![CDATA[Cuba: Houses for Sale]]> Mon, 08 Dec 2014 15:50:39 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/160*120/tlmd_casacuba53.jpg Houses for sale in Cuba.]]> <![CDATA[T51: Victoria's Secret Runway Show]]> Tue, 09 Dec 2014 14:29:46 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/173*120/tlmd_victoria_secret47.jpg The annual Victoria's Secret supermodel runway show, courtesy of Telemundo51.com

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Ball and Chain Miami Stays True to its Roots]]> Wed, 03 Dec 2014 15:47:10 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/WTVJ_000000015839924_1200x675_366677571898.jpg Roxanne Vargas takes us inside Ball & Chain Miami as they reopen their doors and pay tribute to its colorful past.]]> <![CDATA["Spanglish Review" Brings Tech Advice to Spanish Speakers]]> Mon, 17 Nov 2014 10:56:38 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/spanglish+review.jpg

With the holidays around the corner, the latest gadget might be on your wish list.

Most phone carriers offer 2-year contracts for wireless devices, but will that shiny new smartphone survive to the end? A pair of South Florida tech guys do the research for you, before you swipe your card.
Paul Diaz and Gerardo Mota mix their passion for technology with their bilingual roots in their YouTube channel: Spanglish Review.
The channel features weekly “unboxings” of the newest gadgets.
“When you take it out of the box, that feeling you get that you know, ‘It’s my new toy,’ that’s what people like to see,” Diaz said.
The pair produces review videos in Spanish, from Diaz’s Coral Gables home. Their audience, however, is international. Most of their views come from South America, Mexico and Spain.
Spanglish Review started as a small side project nearly 4 years ago. It now has deals with the biggest phone carriers, and access to the latest gadgets.
“They want to be featured with us because we have a niche market for the Hispanic people and Spanish speakers," Diaz said.
Diaz and Mota test the devices paying close attention to call quality, internet signal and durability.
Some of their videos show them throwing smartphones against the floor, hosing the devices down with water and even submerging one into a pool.
One of their most popular reviews compared the size of the iPhone 6, 6 Plus and 5S. They also feature other gadgets like cameras, tablets and phone cases.
Diaz said the channel’s name came after they decided against translating certain technical words, like “USB,” and also company names.
“Basically you can’t go with a phone called la manzana,” Diaz said. “You have to say “Apple,” so that’s why the Spanglish kind of fit into it.”
You can find Spanglish Review on YouTubeTwitter and Instagram.

Photo Credit: NBC 6 South Florida]]>
<![CDATA[PAMM]]> Wed, 05 Nov 2014 14:36:56 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/WTVJ_000000015412207_1200x675_353100867752.jpg The Perez Art Museum Miami is showcasing the first U.S. retrospective on Brazilian artist Beatriz Milhazes.]]> <![CDATA[Carlos Santana Talks New Memoir]]> Wed, 05 Nov 2014 13:53:01 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/WTVJ_000000015411598_1200x675_352997955771.jpg Latin music legend Carlos Santana talks to 6 in the Mix Host Roxanne Vargas about his new memoir, "The Universal Tone".]]> <![CDATA[FIFA Unveils Russia 2018 World Cup Logo]]> Mon, 03 Nov 2014 12:10:17 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Russia+2018+logo.jpg

The next World Cup is not until 2018 but Tuesday in Moscow FIFA unveiled the official logo for the Russia 2018 World Cup via two of NBC 6’s sister stations.

The design was unveiled by a crew of cosmonauts on board Russia’s Space Station leading into a live graphic projection of the emblem over the iconic Bolshoi Theater building located in the heart of Moscow.

The unveiling of the logo in Russia marks the beginning of a historic venture between FIFA and NBCUniversal’s properties, Telemundo and mun2.

The new agreement gives Telemundo network stations and the cable network mun2 and all its digital properties, the Spanish-language broadcast rights in the United States to all FIFA events until 2022.

Joe Uva, Chairman of Hispanic Enterprises and Content for NBCUniversal said he is proud to see this major accomplishment for NBCUniversal come to life.

“Three years and one week ago, NBCUniversal announced the game-changing acquisition of the exclusive Spanish-language US media rights to the FIFA World Cup,” said Uva.

“Today we are proud to see the first tangible manifestation of this major acquisition, which will bring unprecedented exposure for Telemundo and mun2 and offer a unique opportunity to accelerate audience growth and consolidate our position in the industry.”

FIFA’s presentation of the logo is the official start of what becomes the symbol of the tournament’s values highlighting the traditions and the distinctive character of the host nation, Russia.

“The launch of the Emblem is a wonderful event to kick things off and I’m certain that the World Cup will be a success here in four years,” said Sepp Blatter, FIFA president.

The new design incorporates iconic images inspired by Russia's rich artistic tradition and its pioneering spirit in space innovation. According to FIFA it also “unites magic and dreams.”

But you won’t have to wait until 2018 to experience World Cup excitement, FIFA action on Telemundo and mun2 starts as soon as December 6, 2014 with the broadcast of the draw for the Women’s World Cup from Ottawa, Canada.

In 2015 Telemundo and mun2 will feature four major FIFA tournaments, the Men’s U-20 from New Zealand, Women’s World Cup from Canada, Men’s U-17 World Cup from Chile and Men’s Beach Soccer World Cup from Portugal.

<![CDATA[Latin Beat: Angélica Celaya]]> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:17:37 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/WTVJ_000000015303516_1200x675_349440579943.jpg Angélica Celaya talks to Roxanne Vargas about her new show 'Constantine', her time living in Miami and what it was like working with Chayanne.]]> <![CDATA[Easy Holiday Hairstyles]]> Fri, 12 Dec 2014 13:14:48 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/214*120/holiday+hair+kelly+121214.PNG

Argentinean celebrity hairstylist Paola Orlando shares three easy looks that will have you looking all glammed up for your holiday party in no time!

Victoria's Secret Bombshell Hair

  • It all starts with a great blowout. Paola's dryer of choice: Infiniti Pro by Conair 3Q because "it dries hair very quickly without needing to get super hot, so it's less damaging to hair."
  • Concentrate on building volume at the roots of the hair with your dryer and a round brush.
  • After hair is blown out, use a medium-barreled curling iron to create loose waves in the lower half of the hair.
  • Run your fingers through the hair toward your scalp to create extra lift, and you're ready to go!

Faux Bob:

  • Ensure hair is smooth, and then separate in to two low ponytails at the base of the neck.
  • Roll the end of each ponytail up until it reaches just below the chin, and secure with bobby pins.
  • Set with hairspray.

Fish Tail

  • Brush hair straight back, and separate it at the nape of the neck into two equal halves.
  • Take a small section of hair from one side, and bring it to the other side of the head.
  • Repeat with this pattern until you reach the end of the hair.
  • Section with a clasp.

For more hair tips, follow Paola on twitter @paoorlando.

<![CDATA[Box Office Preview: Ouija]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:53:50 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/WTVJ_000000015240308_1200x675_347408451703.jpg Roxanne Vargas talks to the stars of 'Ouija', out in theaters today and features local up and coming movie star Ana Coto.]]> <![CDATA[A Night In Casablana]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:55:22 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/180*120/peac_ss_0005.JPG At the EDGE Charitable Foundation, 2nd Annual Casino Night at The Fairways on the Key at Crandon Park Gold Course. Photos by Jipsy]]> <![CDATA[Remembering Oscar de la Renta]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:37:22 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/WTVJ_000000015186086_1200x675_345873987615.jpg Roxanne Vargas looks back at the life of designer Oscar de la Renta, who passed away on Monday Night.]]> <![CDATA[Oscar de la Renta Top Looks]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:37:02 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/WTVJ_000000015186087_1200x675_345873987877.jpg Roxanne Vargas and Louis Calveiro look back at some of the most famous designs from Oscar de la Renta.]]> <![CDATA[Box Office Preview: The Book of Life]]> Wed, 15 Oct 2014 14:48:44 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/WTVJ_000000015105810_1200x675_343016003832.jpg Roxanne Vargas previews the 'The Book of Life', which hits theaters this weekend.]]> <![CDATA[South Florida Soccer Stars Return Home for Match]]> Mon, 13 Oct 2014 14:07:29 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/soccer-generic722.jpg

World Cup athletes and members of the United States men’s national soccer squad will return to South Florida on Tuesday to take part in a FIFA-friendly match against Honduras' national team.

Alejandro Bedoya, who is from Weston, and Jozy Altidore, from Boca Raton, will return home to faceoff in the match.

Bedoya is a midfielder on the United States Men's National Soccer Team and currently plays the same position for the French club Nantes.

He was born in New Jersey but was raised in Weston by his parents who are Colombian.

Bedoya's father, Adriano Bedoya and his grandfather both played professional soccer in their native country of Colombia.

Alejandro Bedoya attended St. Thomas Aquinas high school where he helped the team reach several state and regional titles. He made his first World Cup appearance this Summer in Brazil.

Bedoya couldn't hide his excitement about returning home to South Florida, following the team's game in East Hartford, Connecticut. He took to Twitter over the weekend to express his excitement.

"Flying back home to South Florida for our game vs Honduras on Tuesday. Excited to see my family and friends," the tweet read.

"Happy 2 be back representing my country with USMNT," he also said.

Another South Floridian returning to play in hometown is Jozy Altidore who plays for the English Premier League club, Sunderland.

The striker is of Haitian descent and was also born in New Jersey. Altidore grew up in Boca Raton where he played for various youth clubs like the Boca Raton Juniors Soccer Club, Schulz Academy and Sunrise S.C.

Altidore made headlines in 2006 when he took a service trip to Haiti with rapper Wyclef Jean, and again in 2010 when he became an active member of the Haitian community helping to raise funds for the victims of the earthquake that affected many of his relatives.

The soccer forward appeared in the World Cup for the first time in 2010 in South Africa where he played in all five of team USA's games and again in 2014 in Brazil.

The match marks the first time the USA plays in Palm Beach County. It is scheduled to kick off at the Florida Atlantic University stadium in Boca Raton Tuesday at 8 p.m..

<![CDATA[Croquetapalooza: A "Love Letter" to the Croqueta]]> Fri, 10 Oct 2014 15:57:58 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/181*120/Sef+Gonzalez.jpg

Croqueta lovers rejoice. Finally, an event that speaks our love language!
Croquetapalooza takes over Magic City Casino this Sunday and promises a ham-packed event for all you croquetaholics out there.

Pincho factory, El Rey De las Fritas and Ms.Cheezious are some of South Florida's favorites that will be participating and showing off their croqueta-making skills.

Of course, ham croquetas will always reign supreme at our local cuban bakeries, but Pincho Factory will be showing off a lamb and feta croqueta with jalapeno hummus that'll be sure to win you over.

Sergio's will be tantalizing everyone with their chorizo and mushroom croquetas, and B&S Gastropub is making jamon serrano and manchego croquetas.

These are just a few of the croquetas that you'll be able to sample at this first-of-its-kind event brought to you by Burger Beast.

"I love Fritas so I created Frita Showdown," said the Burger Beast himself, Sef Gonzalez. "I love burgers so I created Burger Brawl. But my original love was croquetas and I needed to write an event love letter to them."

Gonzalez said he will always stay true to his favorite food; a nice, juicy burger. But he says comfort food is where it's at.

"When Latinos make friends and celebrate with their families there is always one thing present: Croquetas," he said. "It is the basis of our comfort food."

Make sure to check back to NBC6.com to see what went down at this croqueta celebration!

General admission is $35 and VIP is $75.
You must be 21 years of age or older to attend.
For Tickets and more information visit: Croquetapalooza.com.

<![CDATA["The Queen of Salsa" Is Remembered at HistoryMiami]]> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 13:03:14 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/173*120/tlmd_lamusicadeceliacruz.jpg

At any gathering of Latin musicians and professional Salseros, it should be no surprise when the conversation quickly turns to the queen of salsa.
That's exactly what happened at a recent panel discussion on Latin music and Miami, hosted by HistoryMiami, as panelists recalled the life of Celia Cruz.
The life of the salsa star continues to be celebrated across South Florida, more than 11 years after her death.
History Miami is honoring the iconic singer with a display at its Hispanic Heritage Month exhibition titled American Sabor: Latino Artists in U.S. Popular Music.
 "My father was the ambassador," said musician Tito Puente Jr., "And she was the queen, of Latin music."
Puente grew up watching Cruz perform alongside his famous father, salsa singer Tito Puente.
"In the U.S. she has made an impact on every singer and every Latin female singer," Puente said. "From Aretha Franklin to Jennifer Lopez to Cristina Aguilera, they all were influenced by Celia Cruz."
That impact was perhaps most obvious after her death, when the streets of downtown Miami flooded with mourners.
"It was 10 o’clock at night and we had more than 400 people waiting in there," said music historian Eloy Cepero.
Cepero was at the Freedom Tower when Cruz's body arrived for a large procession. He said people chose to remember the singer with more than just tears, and flooded the streets with dancing and music.
"Whenever she sang, nobody would dance, everybody wanted to see her singing," Cepero said. "She had such a large energy, that when she finished singing your body was shaking."
Celia Cruz and other Latinos are featured at "American Sabor" through Oct. 26. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children.

To learn about American Sabor, visit www.americansabor.org

<![CDATA[Hispanic Heritage Month: The Ghosts of Hero Street]]> Thu, 09 Oct 2014 19:47:28 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/WTVJ_000000015006872_1200x675_339103299844.jpg Former WTVJ/NBC 6 reporter and current author, Carlos Harrison talks to Roxanne Vargas about his latest book.]]> <![CDATA[Performance Preview: I Love Lucy]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:26:30 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/WTVJ_000000014883481_1200x675_335687236002.jpg The Broadway show 'I Love Lucy' comes to the Adrienne Arsht Center this weekend and Roxanne Vargas has a preview.]]> <![CDATA[I Love Lucy: Local Actor returns with Broadway Show]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:25:50 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/WTVJ_000000014902640_1200x675_336327235889.jpg Roxanne Vargas talks to the stars of 'I Love Lucy' the musical at the Adrienne Arsht Center and featuring local star Euriamis Losada.]]> <![CDATA[Latin Music Festival]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:24:18 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/WTVJ_000000014902633_1200x675_336323139727.jpg The city of Miramar will be hosting a Latin Music Festival this weekend featuring Tito Puentes Jr. Miramar's Vice Mayor Yvette Colbourne stopped by the 6 in the Mix set to discus the event.]]> <![CDATA[Fashion Fix: Isabela Toledo]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:23:34 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/WTVJ_000000014902581_1200x675_336322115987.jpg Roxanne Vargas talks to designer Isabela Toledo about her line with Lane Bryant and her Cuban American heritage.]]> <![CDATA[Primetime Preview: Law and Order: SVU]]> Wed, 24 Sep 2014 15:27:22 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/WTVJ_000000014802620_1200x675_333003331533.jpg Law and Order: SVU kicks off its 16th season tonight on NBC. Roxanne Vargas spoke with two of the shows stars, Danny Pino and Kelli Giddish.]]> <![CDATA[Latin Beat: Hispanic Heritage Celebration]]> Wed, 24 Sep 2014 15:27:04 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/WTVJ_000000014802665_1200x675_333001795709.jpg NBC 6 celebrates Hispanic Heritage month with a visit and performance from the Ballet Folklorico Aires Panamenos who will be taking part in the Miami International Mall festivities.]]> <![CDATA[Rapid Fire: Jencarlos Canela]]> Wed, 24 Sep 2014 09:46:12 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/WTVJ_000000014632941_1200x675_328613443996.jpg Roxanne Vargas serves up some rapid fire questions to music artist Jencarlos Canela.]]> <![CDATA[Bella's Ball: Jencarlos Canela]]> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 12:13:48 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/WTVJ_000000014632925_1200x675_328616003974.jpg Jencarlos Canela will be performing at the first annual Bella's Ball. He stopped by the 6 in the Mix set to to talk about the event and his latest album.]]> <![CDATA[Performance Preview: 'Siudy Between Worlds']]> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:55:20 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/WTVJ_000000014700150_1200x675_330331715622.jpg Flamenco returns to the Adrienne Arsht Center as Siudy Garrido explores a new form of storytelling that incorporates the raw passion of Flamenco dancing with pulse pounding, cross-cultural dance and percussion.]]> <![CDATA[A Culinary Renaissance in Honduras]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 06:00:16 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/091614+honduras+latin+beat.jpg

Enchiladas, Anafres and Baleadas can be found in almost every street corner in Central America.

But in the Honduran capital, we got a taste of the culinary renaissance taking over the nation’s tables.

Wilfredo Oseguera is Editor-in-Chief at the country’s first culinary magazine: “Buen Provecho.”

“Hondurans prefer in September, to have foods that take us to our roots, our tradition,” said Oseguera. “But above all I recommend Baleadas, to win over any special guests this independence day.”

 The most popular Honduran dish is the Baleada, made with a flour tortilla, beans and cheese. But most recently, gourmet chefs are giving their own twists to traditional favorites.

Fusion dishes are all the rage right now, such as the alfredo pasta with spicy shrimp, prepared by Buen Provecho’s Chef Maria Jose Cardona.

“We have a country with a very complete range of ingredients, which we can use to fusion with all types of foods,” said Cardona.

The Intercontinental Hotel’s executive Chef, Juan Carlos Bonilla, moved to Tegucigalpa from Guatemala a few years ago and is a fan of the region’s flavors.

“In the last six to eight months, I have seen a great growth of gastronomic offerings based on Honduran ingredients,” Bonilla said.

And of course, we can’t forget about dessert.

“Honduran desserts are special because we make them seasonally,” said patisserie Chef Juan Jose Navarro.”

As the temperatures dip, rosquillas en miel can be found in most kitchens. The cornmeal cakes are left to simmer in simple syrup, absorbing different spices like cinnamon, and cloves.  A splash of dark rum is added to give it a “little kick.”

<![CDATA[Colombia vs Brazil: World Cup Re-Match at Sun-Life Stadium]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:42:17 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/174*120/Fans+18+flags.jpg Neymar scored in the 83rd minute to give Brazil a 1-0 victory over Colombia on Friday night in an exhibition game before 73,429 fans at Sun Life Stadium.

Photo Credit: Adriana Correa]]>
<![CDATA[Colombia vs Brazil: World Cup Re-Match Comes to Sun-Life Stadium]]> Tue, 09 Sep 2014 13:58:39 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/451704284.jpg

South Florida soccer fans are getting a chance to relive the excitement of the 2014 World Cup quarterfinals between rivals Brazil and Colombia right here at home.

The two South American powerhouses are coming together this Friday at Sun Life Stadium for the much-anticipated rematch of the World Cup, where Brazil ended Colombia’s historic quarterfinal appearance by beating them 2-1.

Brazil’s return to the pitch since their humiliating 7-1 loss in the semi-finals against Germany will give them a chance to defend their win against the Cafeteros.

Colombia’s squad lead by coach Jose Pekerman, includes some of its biggest international soccer starts like striker Radamel Falcao Garcia (Manchester United) who missed the World Cup due to a knee injury, Golden Boot winner James Rodriguez (Real Madrid), defender Pablo Armero (AC Milan), Teofilio Gutierrez (River Plate), Juan Caudrado (Florentina), and goalie David Ospina (Arsenal).

While many fans feel the re-match here in Miami is a chance for Colombia to seek revenge against Brazil, World Cup top scorer James Rodriguez said he feels different.

“This is just another game, I think we shouldn’t take this as a revenge game,” Rodriguez said. “Our job is to go out and play, and win that’s all.”

Leading the Brazil side will be team manager Carlos Verri better known as “Dunga” who brings back only 10 of the 23 players who made up the World Cup squad.

Among them is star striker Neymar (Barcelona) who left the World Cup early with a back injury, defender David Luiz (Paris Saint Germain) Oscar (Chelsea) and last minute additions are Fernandinho (Manchester City) and Marcelo (Real Madrid). Hulk and Thiago are injured. Dani Alves and Fred are off the team.

This is Brazil’s first of two friendly games that will be played in the U.S the second will be played against Ecuador on September 9th in New Jersey.

The game is set for Friday September 5th at 8:30pm at Sun Life Stadium and NBC6 will be there to bring you all the latest on this exciting FIFA re-match playing out right her at home.  

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[CubAmerican: Documentary Film to air on TV]]> Wed, 03 Sep 2014 13:42:43 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/WTVJ_000000014490366_1200x675_324855363668.jpg Filmmaker Jose Enrique Pardo talks to Roxanne Vargas about his documentary film, "CubAmerican", set to premiere on TV this week.]]> <![CDATA[DJ Laz Returns to South Florida Radio]]> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:21:04 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/DJ+Laz.jpg

South Florida radio personality Lazaro Mendez, also known as DJ Laz, is returning to the radio airwaves.

DJ Laz announced Monday that he will be joining WFLC's Hits 97.3 beginning Aug. 25. He will be hosting the "DJ Laz Morning Show" with co-host Kimmy Bell.

“I’m excited to welcome DJ Laz back to morning radio in Miami,” said the station's Director of Branding and Programming, Jill Strada in a press release.

The South Florida radio star left popular radio station Power 96 in 2012 and later joined DJ 106.7, which he later left in 2013 when the radio station changed its format.

Photo Credit: Hits 97.3
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<![CDATA[Culture Dura Tour In Miami]]> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 17:48:29 -0500 Jipsy]]> Jipsy]]> http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/ninasky_j_0001.JPG Remezcla and Mikes' Harder presented Culture Dura, a ten city tour featuring the new wave of Latin Urban Music with a stop in Miami. Photos by Jipsy]]> <![CDATA[What is a Frita?]]> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 17:06:34 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/WTVJ_000000014136115_1200x675_317277763898.jpg Six in the Mix Host Roxanne Vargas goes to El Rey de las Fritas to find the answer one delicious question: What is a frita?]]> <![CDATA['Premios Tu Mundo' Allows Fans to Vote for Winners]]> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 21:05:31 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/tlmd_tlmd_05_13_13presentadordelospremiostumundo.jpg

The third annual Premios Tu Mundo (Your World Awards) will honor the best in U.S Latino pop culture, including music video, sports, fashion and telenovelas.

The dazzling summer bash produced by Telemundo Network will broadcast live from downtown Miami on August 21st from AmericanAirlines Arena.

Winners of the awards are chosen entirely by viewer choice, some of the artists nominated include Pitbull, Marc Anthony, Enrique Iglesias, Shakira, Romeo Santos and Prince Royce.

Fans have until midnight August 12th to vote for their favorite singer, duo, group or television actor. There are also a host of other fun categories like, Best Villain, Best Couple, Social Sensation and Best Fan Club of the year.

Returning for their second year as hosts will be Venezuelan actress Gaby Espino and Mexican actor Aaron Diaz. Also gracing the stage and making her debut on Telemundo will be actress and singer Lucero, who is set to host a new reality show on Telemundo, “Yo Soy El Artista” (I am the Artists).

Among this year’s eclectic list of performers is Natalia Jimenez (La Voz Kids), Lucero, Gerardo Ortiz and Los Tucanes de Tijuana.

The star-studded blue carpet pre-show is once again scheduled to bring fans the best coverage by combining the power of television, web, mobile and social media.

For live updates before or during the award ceremony visit PremiosTuMundo.com or check them out on Facebook or Twitter @PremiosTuMundo.

Catch Premios Tu Mundo live on Telemundo Network Thursday August 21st at 8 p.m.

Telemundo is owned by NBCUniversal, the parent company of NBC 6 South Florida.

Photo Credit: Facebook]]>
<![CDATA[Latin Music Arrives at HistoryMiami Museum]]> Fri, 08 Aug 2014 10:43:06 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/212*120/history+miami+roxy.png

Next time you’re shaking it on the dance floor to salsa music…take a minute to let the music marinate. Really listen. The percussion, the voice, the story. You will feel it. You will feel the joy, the pain, the triumph of that story – and there is a story behind the great Latin voices, that have inspired the most iconic musicians.

Latin music has inspired jazz, blues, and rock vocalists – hits you have in your iPod! Learn the history and taste the flavor of Latin music at a traveling exhibit that has arrived in South Florida at the HistoryMiami Museum.

American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music explores all this and more. “It’s the first time that we have put together an exhibition that gather a piece of history that nobody knows about”, says Evelyn Figueroa, Project Director of the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition.

“Latin music in America has influenced all the great, great icons that you hear today”, says mambo star Tito Puente Jr, son of the Mambo King, the late and great, Tito Puente. “My father was such a great influence in so many great artists lives and you really got to think about it, most Latin artists that you hear today in American music have been influenced by Tito Puente in some sort of way”.

This exhibit also takes in the flavor of Miami, as you will see the story of International super-stars who call Miami home. Gloria and Emilio Estefan are music moguls no doubt, but they are also two prime examples of artists who are known in the Latin and American music industry.

“You’ll see all the crossovers and how it blends in with Ricky Martin, and Carlos Santana being one of the pioneers of crossing over that Latin music to American music. It really shines in this exhibit”.

Check out American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music with the family now through October 26th at HistoryMiami Museum.

<![CDATA[New Happy Hour Spot Boasts Cheap Drinks, Delicious Food, and Amazing Views]]> Wed, 06 Aug 2014 21:52:05 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/WTVJ_000000014070743_1200x675_315825219727.jpg


In South Florida, there's an abundance of places to eat, drink, and socialize -- right? But not many can boast delicious drinks and dishes with a gorgeous view of South Florida, and takes it easy on the pocket! I scoped out the latest happening place to pop up in SoFlo: 15th and Vine at the Viceroy Hotel in Brickell.
Cool off after work hours at this sizzling new hot spot every Wednesday night for their Fire and Ice Happy Hour. With several talented mixologists behind the bar, you'll surely get your fix with a delicious caipirinha, or a refreshing lemonade - with a twist for the grown-ups.
Just like the drinks, the dishes do not disappoint. Enjoy a fabulous flatbread, or pile on the cheese and charcuterie on some freshly baked bread! Sounds delicious, right? Take my word for it - it is!
Be sure to bring a friend and your dancing shoes, because local band "La Linea" will spice up the night with their high energy music - covering some of the best songs to get your feet movin'.
So if you're looking for a hot spot to grab a drink and dance, or to just sit back, relax and enjoy Miami's gorgeous views - 15th and Vine is the place to be.
15th and Vine is located on the 15th floor of the Viceroy Hotel in Brickell. For more information, check out viceroymiami.com

<![CDATA["World's Largest Paint Party" Expanding to Two Days]]> Tue, 05 Aug 2014 13:46:24 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Sunlife+Top-26101.jpg

South Florida ravers can now dance an extra day as “The World’s Largest Paint Party,” also known as Life in Color, is expanding to two days this year.

Life in Color – an electronic dance music festival featuring neon-colored paint being thrown into the crowd as fans dance to their favorite DJs, will take place at Sun Life Stadium in December.

The announcement was made during the halftime show at the Guinness International Champions Cup Finals on Monday night.

Superstar DJ Martin Garrix was the halftime artist, playing his hit songs with a bright-colored performance featuring lasers and 3D mapping on the field.

“Miami in general… I love Miami, I love the vibe here. I love the people here,” Garrix said.

December’s Life in Color is expected to host around 60,000 people. It will also be competing for the Guinness World Record for the most people covered in paint at one time.

“I think this is a big step for EDM. It’s setting a standard for mainstream (music) in the U.S.,” said Sebastian Solano, CEO of Life in Color.

The giant paint party will return to South Florida’s Sun Life Stadium on Dec. 26 & 27. Early bird tickets go on sale starting Aug. 13 at 10 a.m.  For more information, click here.

Photo Credit: Life in Color]]>
<![CDATA[Martin Garrix Performs Halftime Show at Guinness Champions Cup Finals]]> Tue, 05 Aug 2014 12:38:19 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/180*120/Sunlife+Top-2617.jpg 18-year-old superstar DJ, Martin Garrix performed during the halftime show of the Guinness International Champions Cup Final Monday night. The halftime show was hosted by Life in Color Music Festival. It featured neon colored lasers and 3D mapping across the Sun Life Stadium soccer field.

Photo Credit: Life in Color]]>
<![CDATA[Colombian Swimsuit Brand's Mission To Save The Ocean]]> Fri, 08 Aug 2014 11:34:15 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/bathing+suit+models+2.jpg

Summer is almost over but not for South Floridans! Living here means you never really have to put away your bathing suits.

South Florida is a place to see and be seen, and Colombian swimwear brand “Maaji,” understands that. Their eye-catching designs made them a favorite during this years Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week SWIM.

Each collection offers something for all body types. When asked about her source for inspiration, head designer Juliana Londono’s answer was clear: “the preservation of our environment and oceans.”

Maaji’s eco-friendly campaign “ Planting an Ocean of Trees” has planted 800 trees and counting in Colombia. "Maaji “Earth Warriors” feel responsible for finding different ways to give back to a giving planet," said Londono.

Londono focuses on bright colors and nude tones with neon's, pastels, floral and animal patterns, photographic print and contrasting piping. Their lingerie inspired elastic and trims, high wasted bottoms and structured swimsuits, such as body cons, were a crowd favorite.

“It is a very rewarding experience to see all of our hard work and dedication come to life on the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim runway,” Londono said. “To be given the opportunity to introduce our new collection to a global audience of press, retailers and consumers, is a blessing.”

Each collection is inspired by a “magical surreal story” that is the result of a long, creative process.

This collections Derby theme was clear throughout all elements of the show, from the custom runway backdrop to the styling of each model sporting equestrian riding helmets and gingham print jackets. “Our new collection is a very American inspired story, about the countryside and equestrianism,” she said.

Maaji also launched ‘Studio Collection’ this year, which is their first line of women’s fitness apparel and includes athletic tops, tanks and sports bras, as well as yoga pants and shorts. Basically, everything you need to get beach bod ready!

We asked Juliana what are the perfect bathing suit styles and fits for Latinas, and here is what she had to say:

1. PETITE: If you are petite, try to avoid halters, tankinis or two-pieces with long torsos, it will make you appear shorter. Feel free to wear padded tops with ruffles, bandeau or flare tops to enhance your shape.

2. ATHLETIC: Try to look for swimsuits with some feminine details like embellishments or girly prints. Stay away from bandeaus and boy-cut bottoms.

3. BUSTY: If you have a larger bust, we would recommend you wear structured tops to provide more support. Stay away from ruffles, pleats, embellishments or details that will create more volume.

For more information on Maaji and the "Earth Warriors" campaign, visit www.maajiswimwear.com.

Photo Credit: Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz F]]>
<![CDATA[Award-Winning Ceviche: Make Your Own Version]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:28:05 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/latin+beat+ceviche.jpg

A local chef’s ceviche recipe was named the best in Florida, and now he’s sharing it with Latin Beat.

The traditional ceviche at Sr. Ceviche in Pembroke Pines, came out on top at the 2014 International Day of Ceviche festival, which took place in June in West Palm Beach.

More than 15 restaurants from across the state participated in a blind-tasting competition.

Chef Alonso Jordan says his traditional ceviche stood apart because of the freshness of his ingredients, and because of his two secret ingredients.

Jordan recommends replacing those secret ingredients with some of your favorite condiments to give it your own personal touch.

To create your own version of this simple and refreshing summer dish, you just need the following ingredients:

10 OZ. Corbina
Salt to taste
2tsp. Cilantro
1tsp. ajinomoto
Pinch of black pepper
½ tsp Rocoto
1tsp garlic
1 Aji Limo pepper
¼ cup lime juice

¼ cup choclo
¼ cup cancha
1 Aji Limo pepper
Chopped red onion
Honey sweet potato

To prepare, mix the raw corbina with all the ingredients in the order listed. Serve with sweet potato, choclo and cancha. Top with red onion and Aji Limo pepper. Serve immediately.

To taste the award-winning traditional ceviche, visit Sr. Ceviche at 2086 N University Dr, Pembroke Pines, (954) 499-7711.

See the printable version of the recipe below: 

Photo Credit: NBC 6 South Florida
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