Category: Arts & Leisure

Get Ready for a Taste of Rum

By Zain Deane March 2014 kicks off in grand style with the Taste of Rum Festival. One of the biggest food and drink events on the island, Taste of Rum is the official rum festival of Puerto Rico, and takes place on March 1 along the Paseo de la Princesa Boulevard that stretches from the docks to to the Raíces Fountain at the foot of the old city. Beyond the island’s favorite spirit, you can enjoy local food from restaurants like Perrurican and Soleil Beach Club and enjoy live music, this year featuring a tribute to The Police and...

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Mayaguez’s First Culinary Festival Underway in Puerto Rico

Hispanically Speaking News | Published at 10:34 am EST, March 1, 2014 The Puerto Rican town of Mayaguez is organizing this weekend its first culinary festival in which some 80 gastronomic experts will take part, including some of the best-known chefs and restaurants on the island. The 2014 Mayaguez Culinary Fest, to be held as a benefit for the American Cancer Society, will take place in the western coastal city Saturday at the seaside recreational complex known as Paseo del Litoral Israel “Shorty” Castro. The event will feature live music, a fashion show, two stages for entertainment and awards...

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Puerto Ricans Honor Paul Walker, Cause Chaos

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico) — Puerto Rico police have issued more than 100 tickets to drivers who organized a caravan to honor “Fast & Furious” actor Paul Walker and created massive traffic jams across the island’s capital. Walker had traveled to Puerto Rico in mid-2010 to film the movie’s fifth installment in San Juan and nearby areas. Police traffic coordinator Jorge Hernandez told reporters Wednesday that officers issued at least 72 speeding tickets and detained six people suspected of drunk driving. He said drivers late Tuesday closed down a tunnel in San Juan and a bridge near Puerto Rico’s...

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New York’s International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival set to kick off Nov. 13

By Zayda Rivera / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS In it’s third year, the festival will showcase 46 films including shorts, documentaries, animation and sci-fi. The International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival, now in its third year, pays homage to the culture during the island’s heritage month in November. But it’s not strictly a cinematic celebration for Boricuas. “The key to this festival is that we require at least one person either in front or behind the camera be Puerto Rican,” says festival founder Veronica Caicedo. With 46 films ranging from shorts to documentaries to animation and sci-fi, the IPRHFF...

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Rosie Perez Movie (Yo Soy Boricua Pa’que Tu lo Sepas)

Rosa Maria “Rosie” Perez (born September 6, 1964) is an American actress, dancer, choreographer, director and community activist. Perez was born in Brooklyn, New York, in the neighborhood of Bushwick, to Puerto Rican parents: Rosie was born to Lydia Perez; her father is Ismael Serrano,a merchant marine seaman. She was transferred to a group foster home at age 8. Because of problems in her life, Perez ended up having a speech impediment. She eventually moved in with an aunt. She attended Grover Cleveland High School, which is located in Ridgewood, in the New York City borough of Queens, and...

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