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Sunday, Mar 12, 2017 at 9:53 AM
Calle Ocho Festival Turns 40!

Calle Ocho Festival Turns 40!

The world's biggest block party turns 40 this year! Roxanne Vargas gives us a preview of Calle Ocho and tells us more about the milestone year for the festival. Watch »

Friday, Mar 10, 2017 at 10:28 PM

World Champ Competing in Calle Ocho Croqueta-Eating Contest

World Champ Competing in Calle Ocho Croqueta-Eating Contest

The top ranked eaters from around the nation are coming down to Carnaval Miami to scarf down some croquetas. Read »

Thursday, Mar 9, 2017 at 12:03 AM

36th Edition of Carnaval Miami's Cooking Contest

The 36th edition of Carnaval Miami's Cooking Contest was held Tuesday evening. Six in the Mix host Roxanne Vargas emceed the event. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 8, 2017 at 4:58 PM
Performance Preview: Fuacata

Performance Preview: Fuacata

Elena Maria Garcia joins Roxanne Vargas on set to talk about her one woman show, 'Fuacata', which is on stage right now at the Adrienne Arsht Center. Watch »

Friday, Mar 3, 2017 at 11:17 PM

Estefans Open Fine-Dining Cuban Eatery in Design District

South Florida's power couple and Latin music icons Gloria and Emilio Estefan have opened a new fine-dining Cuban restaurant in the swanky Miami Design District. Read »

Thursday, Mar 2, 2017 at 4:56 PM

Celebrate Latin Culture at Carnaval Miami 2017

The biggest Latin cultural celebration is underway in South Florida. Carnaval Miami 2017 kicked off in February and runs through March and there are plenty of events for you and your family. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 1, 2017 at 9:26 PM
Carnaval Miami 2017: The Artist Behind the Poster

Carnaval Miami 2017: The Artist Behind the Poster

Carnaval Miami is underway and featured as this year's poster artist is South Florida-born artist Alexander Mijares. NBC6 in the Mix host Roxanne Vargas takes us to Mijares' creative space for a look at... Watch »

Tuesday, Mar 14, 2017 at 12:57 PM

Agua de Violetas: A Familiar Fragrance With An Untold Story

Agua de Violetas has been a staple in the Hispanic community, but many people don't know the history behind the familiar fragrance. Read »

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017 at 11:48 PM

Hialeah Ranked the Least Diverse US City

Hialeah Ranked the Least Diverse US City

When you think of Hialeah, you think of a melting pot of people from Latin America. Because of that, Hialeah is one of the least culturally diverse cities in the United States, according to WalletHub. Read »

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017 at 7:50 PM
South Beach Wine and Food Festival: Aarón Sánchez

South Beach Wine and Food Festival: Aarón Sánchez

Chef Aarón Sánchez will once again be serving up 'Tacos After Dark' at the South Beach Wine and Food Festival. Aaron joined Roxanne Vargas on the 6 in the Mix set to give her a taste of what he has... Watch »

Monday, Feb 20, 2017 at 5:19 PM

Camila Cabello Collabs With Pitbull & J Balvin in Miami

Former Fifth Harmony singer Camila Cabello, rapper Pitbull and singer J Balvin were in Miami shooting a music video for their new single. Read »

Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017 at 6:08 PM

Emily Estefan Makes Debut on Billboard Charts

Emily Estefan Makes Debut on Billboard Charts

The eclectic body of work grabs inspirations from jazz, neo-soul and funk genres and tops it off with Estefan’s smooth vocals and musicianship. Read »

Monday, Feb 13, 2017 at 9:38 PM

Lin-Manuel Miranda Helps Women Celebrate Galentine's Day

Lin-Manuel Miranda Helps Women Celebrate Galentine's Day

The day before Valentine's Day is a much more fun day called Galentine's Day and Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda is helping woman celebrate each other. Read »

Friday, Feb 10, 2017 at 10:08 PM
Latin Billboard 2017 Nominations

Latin Billboard 2017 Nominations

Telemundo personalities Jessica Carrillo and radio star Enrique Santos along with social media influencer Christian Acosta and actress and singer Danna Paola hosted a special event Tuesday. Watch »

Friday, Feb 10, 2017 at 10:09 PM

Billboard Latin Music Awards 2017 Finalists Announced

The finalists for the 2017 Billboard Latin Music Awards are in! Read »

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Kelly Blanco Kelly Blanco has built up almost a decade’s worth of experience as an entertainment, sports, and lifestyle reporter. Since high school, she has covered events such as the Super Bowl, the Academy Awards and even the 2012 Paralympics in London. Kelly is also an active volunteer within the South Florida community. Make sure to wake up with Kelly every morning as she brings you your First Alert Traffic updates and gets you out the door with what you need to know from 4:30-7 a.m. on South Florida Today and follow her on Twitter @KellyNBC6.
Adriana Correa Adriana Correa enjoys writing about news, entertainment and profiling people in our community doing extraordinary things. Her passion for writing began at NBC Chicago where she worked for 10 years as a video editor, media manager and later a content producer. She’s produced entertainment stories that have aired nationally on the Univision Network and locally on NBC 6. You can find her on Twitter @AdrianaNBC.
Brandon Lopez Brandon Lopez kicked off his professional career before he could even legally vote. By the time he was 18, he was the Assistant Director of the Digital Marketing Division of a prominent South Florida magazine. Now, Brandon is a Deputy Web Editor at NBC 6 and a contributor to Latin Beat. Find him on Twitter or Instagram at @BrandonLopezTV.