Category: Arts & Leisure

Musica Jibara de Puerto Rico

Jíbaro is a term com­mon­ly used in Puer­to Rico to refer to moun­tain-dwelling peas­ants, but in mod­ern times it has gained a broad­er and, specif­i­cal­ly, a nobler, cul­tur­al mean­ing. In Puer­to Rico, the Jíbaro cul­ture has its ori­gins in the Native Taino cul­ture and the term Jíbaro usu­al­ly refers to “La Gente de la Mon­tañas” (the peo­ple of the inte­ri­or moun­tain­ous regions of Puer­to Rico) and emerged in the 16th cen­tu­ry with the blend­ing of the Pre-Columbian Native Taino and Span­ish Euro­pean cul­tures in the cen­tral moun­tains of the island of Puer­to...

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Preciosa (Marc Anthony)

Mar­co Anto­nio Muñiz (born Sep­tem­ber 16, 1968), known pro­fes­sion­al­ly as Marc Antho­ny, is an Amer­i­can actor, record pro­duc­er, singer-song­writer, and tele­vi­sion pro­duc­er. Antho­ny is also the top sell­ing trop­i­cal sal­sa artist of all time. The two-time Gram­my and three-time Latin Gram­my win­ner has sold more than 12 mil­lion albums world­wide. He is best known for his Latin sal­sa num­bers and bal­lads. Antho­ny has won numer­ous awards, and his achieve­ments have been hon­ored through var­i­ous recog­ni­tions. He was the recip­i­ent of the 2009 Con­gres­sion­al His­pan­ic Cau­cus Insti­tute (CHCI) Chair’s Award. He also received the “2009 CHCI Chair’s Life­time Achieve­ment Award”...

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Rita Moreno at Sofrito

An award for per­form­ing doesn’t exist, that Rita Moreno hasn’t already won.  Oscar, Tony, Emmy, Gram­my and even the Pres­i­den­tial Medal of Free­dom from Pres­i­dent George W. Bush, reflect her achieve­ments, tal­ent and hard work.  She’s been in movies and tele­vi­sion shows that defined gen­er­a­tions – Singing In The Rain, King & I, West Side Sto­ry, Car­nal Knowl­edge, Oz, Law & Order, Mup­pet Show, Cos­by, Elec­tric Co.  But awards don’t define this mul­ti-tal­ent­ed artist as much as her char­ac­ter does.  From the West Side to the land of Oz and far beyond, we’re rid­ing with Rita Moreno … in...

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Roselyn Sanchez

  Rose­lyn Sanchez (born April 2, 1973) is a Puer­to Rican singer, mod­el, and actress of film and tele­vi­sion. Sanchez was born in San Juan, Puer­to Rico. In Puer­to Rico, she gained pub­lic atten­tion as a dancer and as co-host of a vari­ety show called Que Vac­ilon. Sanchez won the Miss Puer­to Rico Petite con­test, and in 1994 she won the inter­na­tion­al title of Miss Amer­i­can Petite, bring­ing her inter­na­tion­al fame. Also in the fall of 2005, she joined the cast of the tele­vi­sion series With­out a Trace, where she plays Agent Ele­na Del­ga­do. She com­posed the musi­cal Yel­low,...

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