<![CDATA[NBC 6 South Florida - Latin Beat]]> Copyright 2014 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 Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:20:38 -0400 Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:20:38 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Latin Beat: Angélica Celaya]]> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:17:37 -0400 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[Box Office Preview: Ouija]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:53:50 -0400 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 08:55:22 -0400 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 16:37:22 -0400 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 16:37:02 -0400 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 15:48:44 -0400 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 15:07:29 -0400 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..

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<![CDATA[Croquetapalooza: A "Love Letter" to the Croqueta]]> Fri, 10 Oct 2014 16:57:58 -0400 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.
 

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<![CDATA["The Queen of Salsa" Is Remembered at HistoryMiami]]> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 14:03:14 -0400 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
 

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<![CDATA[Hispanic Heritage Month: The Ghosts of Hero Street]]> Thu, 09 Oct 2014 20:47:28 -0400 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 17:26:30 -0400 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 17:25:50 -0400 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 17:24:18 -0400 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 17:23:34 -0400 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 16:27:22 -0400 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 16:27:04 -0400 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 10:46:12 -0400 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 13:13:48 -0400 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 15:55:20 -0400 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 07:00:16 -0400 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.”
 

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<![CDATA[Colombia vs Brazil: World Cup Re-Match at Sun-Life Stadium]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:42:17 -0400 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.

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<![CDATA[Colombia vs Brazil: World Cup Re-Match Comes to Sun-Life Stadium]]> Tue, 09 Sep 2014 14:58:39 -0400 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.  



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<![CDATA[CubAmerican: Documentary Film to air on TV]]> Wed, 03 Sep 2014 14:42:43 -0400 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 15:21:04 -0400 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 18:48:29 -0400 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 18:06:34 -0400 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 22:05:31 -0400 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.



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<![CDATA[Latin Music Arrives at HistoryMiami Museum]]> Fri, 08 Aug 2014 11:43:06 -0400 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.

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<![CDATA[New Happy Hour Spot Boasts Cheap Drinks, Delicious Food, and Amazing Views]]> Wed, 06 Aug 2014 22:52:05 -0400 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

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<![CDATA["World's Largest Paint Party" Expanding to Two Days]]> Tue, 05 Aug 2014 14:46:24 -0400 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 13:38:19 -0400 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 12:34:15 -0400 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.



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<![CDATA[Award-Winning Ceviche: Make Your Own Version]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:28:05 -0400 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

Garnish:
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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<![CDATA[Miami Singer Releases New Single]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:15:31 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/WTVJ_000000013860521_1200x675_312226371729.jpg

Almost a year after leaving Pitbull's record label, Mr. Worldwide, Madai is back with a new hit single; except this time, she's back with a different sound. "Since I was born in Cuba, I think it's fair that I work with my roots," said Madai in a recent interview. When she first started her career in the music industry, she sang Pop music. But now she transitioned to Salsa, because she feels that's the music she was born to perform.

Her new single, Punto y Coma, is a remake by Lupita d'Alessio. It's a song about putting things to an end, and starting from scratch; something Madai says hits close to home. "It's kind of what I'm doing with my music," said Madai, "it's also an empowerment call for women out there. Once something is bad, quit it, and start something new." 

Punto y Coma is now available on iTunes. To keep up with Madai, you can follow her on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. All you have to do is search MadaiWorld.  You can also check out her website here.

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<![CDATA[Weekend In Havana At Versailles]]> Sun, 20 Jul 2014 12:36:43 -0400 Jipsy]]> Jipsy]]> http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/nicolita15_jipsy_0001.JPG Designer Nicole Di Rocco debuted her 2015 Nicolita Swimwear collection, "Weekend In Havana", at Miami's legendary Versailles Restaurant for an exclusive and intimate fashion presentation. Photos by Jipsy

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<![CDATA[A Sneak Peek Of H2ombre]]> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 17:48:25 -0400 Jipsy]]> Jipsy]]> http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/h2om_jipsy_0001.JPG The world premiere of H2ombre: Brave The Elements officially opens Friday July 18 for a limited engagement at the Ziff Ballet Opera House at the Adrienne Arsht Center in Miami and we get a peek at energizing show. Photos by Jipsy]]> <![CDATA[Nico & Vinz to Perform First SoFla Performance at SPLASHION]]> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 13:35:55 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/160*120/nico1.JPG

A mix of music and fashion will be taking place on Wednesday at the 6th annual SPLASHION event at The Fillmore Miami Beach.

The event is an unofficial kick-off to Swim Week and will feature a fashion show including Miami Dolphin cheerleaders as models.

One of the main highlights of the event will be the first South Florida performance from Norwegian duo Nico & Vinz, with their summer single, “Am I Wrong.”

“We’re just excited to play this new music and see how people respond to it,” said Vincent Dery.

Their latest song, “Am I Wrong” has topped charts throughout the nation. It is currently #7 on iTunes and in the top 10 on the Billboard charts.

“That’s a dream coming true and it just shows that anything is possible if you really believe in yourself and work for it,” said Nico Sereba.

The popular duo will also be performing “Am I Wrong” on NBC’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on July 21.

Nico & Vinz is working on a new album, “Black Star Elephant,” that is set to be released in the fall.

If you’d like to see Nico & Vinz perform, you can see them at SPLASHION. Tickets begin at $25 and can be purchased by clicking here.

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<![CDATA[Kat Dahlia Gets “Crazy” with New Album ]]> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 15:41:39 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Kat+Dahlia+Image.jpg

Miami-born rapper and singer, Kat Dahlia, is taking on her next challenge with her new single, “Crazy.”

The new track has over 2 million views on Youtube and is currently playing on South Florida’s Power 96.5.

“It feels amazing. You always want love from your hometown,” Dahlia told NBC 6.

The 22-year-old artist was raised by her Cuban-born parents. She believes her Latin roots help make her unique.

“It gives me an edge over some people just because the Latin demographic is growing so rapidly in the United States,” Dahlia said.

Last year, she released her first single, “Gangsta,” which received airplay nationally.

With a busy schedule traveling between New York and California, Dahlia says Miami is her true home.

She enjoys relaxing by the beach, but her favorite thing about Miami is the ability be with her family.

“Traveling so much, I don’t get to be so close to home and now I get to hang out with everybody so it’s good,” she said.

Although Miami is the home to fine cuisine and restaurants, Dahlia says her favorite place to eat is at her very own abuelita’s house. Her favorite entrée? Freshly baked cupcakes that she says she can eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner!

Dahlia’s new album, “My Garden” is set to be released this fall.

Click here to see Kat perform "Crazy" on NBC 6's "6 in the Mix" with Javier Garcia.

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<![CDATA[The Return Of Classic BBQ On Tamiami Trail]]> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 15:32:18 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/unclet_0001.JPG The Grand Reopening of Uncle Toms BBQ on Tamiami Trail celebrates with new owners who bring back the classic southern menu. Photos by Jipsy]]> <![CDATA[World Cup Anthem: "Vive tu Juego"]]> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 18:16:15 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/WTVJ_000000013512655_1200x675_295138883957.jpg The energy and excitement of futbol come to life in the World Cup 2014 anthem "Vive tu Juego," by two South Florida Latin Pop artists. Periko y Jessi Leon tell NBC 6's Andrea E. Cruz about the catchy song, their collaboration with McDonald's and their upcoming album release.]]> <![CDATA[Legendary Skate Party]]> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 16:17:45 -0400 Jipsy]]> Jipsy]]> http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/nick54_0001.JPG Studio 54's legendary DJ Nicky Siano took the decks at Grand Central for the first Roller Disco party filled with bright sounds of disco and Latin rhythms. Photos by Jipsy]]> <![CDATA[Game Watching District Style]]> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 15:09:05 -0400 Jipsy]]> Jipsy]]> http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/districtfifa_j_0001.JPG During lunch time, it's game time for many of us in Miami and at The District Miami in Buena Vista, their 2014 Fifa World Cup Menu may entice you to grab a bite and cheer on your team. Photos by Jipsy]]> <![CDATA[World Cup's Brazuca]]> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 08:14:33 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/WTVJ_000000013441921_1200x675_293980739720.jpg This year's World Cup ball is a star in and of itself.]]> <![CDATA[Meet Charming Bella ]]> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 11:20:35 -0400 Jipsy]]> Jipsy]]> http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/owl_jipsy_0001.JPG Founder Bella Weems of Origami Owl, a custom jewelry line, shares her new Latin Inspired Bienvenidos collection with us at the SLS South Beach Tower Penthouse. Photos by Jipsy]]>