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Monday, Oct 8, 2018 at 8:58 AM

Progress in the City of Progress: Hialeah Hosts Pride Parade

A first of its kind celebration will make way in the heart of Hialeah. It’s a huge deal for the city’s LGBTQ+ community, which has felt shunned for years. Empowerment, progress and unity are all part of... Read »

Thursday, Oct 4, 2018 at 8:48 PM

Funk & Fusion: How Latino Millennials Influence Food & Music

Hispanic millennials are making a great impact in our community. They have carved a new identity and are changing what it means to be Latino in the United States. NBC 6 explored how this new generation... Read »

Wednesday, Oct 3, 2018 at 6:11 AM

“Evening of Art and Fashion” to Pay Tribute to Celia Cruz

“Evening of Art and Fashion” to Pay Tribute to Celia Cruz

The Bacardi Women in leadership initiative is hosting their “Evening of Art and Fashion” next Saturday October 6th at the new American Museum of the Cuban Diaspora. Read »

Monday, Sep 24, 2018 at 5:11 PM

Oye! Estefans to Receive Library of Congress Prize

The Library of Congress said powerhouse couple Emilio and Gloria Estefan will be the next recipients of the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. Read »

Saturday, Sep 8, 2018 at 10:56 PM

Colombia Beats Venezuela 2-1 in Friendly Match in Miami

Colombia Beats Venezuela 2-1 in Friendly Match in Miami

It was a hot and muggy Friday night in South Florida but a total of 34,048 soccer fans made their way to the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens to see FIFA sweethearts, the Colombian National team play... Read »

Friday, Sep 7, 2018 at 8:46 PM

Colombia and Venezuela to Square Off at Hard Rock Stadium

Now that the World Cup is over, soccer fans in South Florida will be able to enjoy some FIFA friendly matches right here in their own backyard, as teams begin preparations for the 2019 Copa America and the next... Read »

Thursday, Aug 30, 2018 at 9:56 AM
By Adriana Correa

Singer Nicky Jam Buys $3.4M Mansion in Miami Beach

Reggaeton superstar Nick Rivera, better known to his legion of fans as "Nicky Jam," has just purchased a sleek, brand new home in Miami Beach.View gallery »

Sunday, Aug 26, 2018 at 11:37 PM

Bartenders Gather in Cuba to Make a Giant Cuba Libre

Dozens of bartenders from the Americas gathered in Havana on Sunday to create a giant Cuba Libre cocktail. Read »

Sunday, Aug 26, 2018 at 4:13 PM

Maluma and Madonna Have Special Moment at the VMAs

Maluma and Madonna Have Special Moment at the VMAs

It was a huge night full of thrills and chills for Colombian singing superstar Maluma who gave a steamy and sensuous performance at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards stage Monday night. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 22, 2018 at 6:36 AM

Latinos Shine at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards

Latinos Shine at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards

Mexican-Cuban Singer Camila Cabello’s “Havana” collaboration with Young Thug was nominated in five notable categories that included Video of the Year, Artist of the Year as well as Pop Video of the Year. Read »

Monday, Aug 20, 2018 at 3:54 PM

Janet Jackson's Single With Daddy Yankee Debuts on Fallon

On Friday following a 14-year absence from late-night television, iconic R&B, dance and pop singing superstar Janet Jackson marked her return with a memorable performance on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy... Read »

Tuesday, Aug 14, 2018 at 11:19 PM

Maria Celeste Arraras Receives Honorary Doctorate Degree

Maria Celeste Arraras Receives Honorary Doctorate Degree

Telemundo anchor and leading figure in Spanish journalism Maria Celeste Arraras has been awarded the Honoris Causa degree from the Universidad Central de Bayamon in Puerto Rico. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 8, 2018 at 2:58 PM

J Balvin, Nicky Jam Get Down With Fallon on 'Tonight Show'

J Balvin, Nicky Jam Get Down With Fallon on 'Tonight Show'

Top Reggaeton artists, J Balvin and Nicky Jam brought their Latin flavor to the "Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon" where the show's host got down with the two artists on stage. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 31, 2018 at 11:04 AM

'Te Amo Mamá': Actress Shares Story of Own Family Separation

Actress Diane Guerrero took the stage Saturday at D.C.’s Families Belong Together rally to share her own experience of family separation and demand change for the children being "irreversibly damaged" at... Read »

Thursday, Jul 26, 2018 at 6:01 PM
iHeart Radio Fiesta Latina Lineup Announced

iHeart Radio Fiesta Latina Lineup Announced

Enrique Santos from Tu 94.9 hasthe scoop on all the stars who will be at the AmericanAirlines Arena on November 3rd for iHeart Fiesta Latina! Watch »

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