Afro-Latina actress Tessa Thompson saves the world in ‘Men in Black: International”

By Arturo Conde

Tessa Thompson considers herself Afro-Latina, a black woman, a person of color, and Latinx. But when fans go to see the sci-fi action blockbuster “Men in Black: International” this weekend, she hopes that they will only see her character, Agent M, on the silver screen. Continue reading Afro-Latina actress Tessa Thompson saves the world in ‘Men in Black: International”

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Backstreet Boys’ Howie Dorough Releases Single Off Upcoming Family Album Based on His Childhood

He may have just kick-started the DNA World Tour with the Backstreet Boys, but Howie Dorough is never too busy to release more (yes, more!) music. On Friday, the musician released “No Hablo Español,” a fun new single off of his upcoming family album, titled Which One Am I?
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Culture Circuit: Latinos & Film – A Sundance Film Festival Perspective

The Sundance Film Festival is known for championing eclectic, independent work from artists around the world. Given their specific diversity-driven initiatives of years past, the 2019 edition of the festival was no exception, particularly with respect to cinema of interest to the Latino community. Continue reading Culture Circuit: Latinos & Film – A Sundance Film Festival Perspective

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Under Alex Gallardo, New Artistic Direction For Sony Music US Latin

At a time when Latin music is experiencing unprecedented popularity and Sony leads the Latin category in U.S. market share, according to Nielsen Music, Nir Seroussi’s unexpected exit from Sony Music U.S. Latin — on Jan. 18, after four years as president and another four as managing director — came as a surprise to the Latin music community. Sony did not give a reason for the change, although both the label and Seroussi said they were parting on amicable terms.

But the announcement of Alex Gallardo, 43, as the division’s new president puts an artist favorite at the helm of the company and reinforces its commitment to investing in A&R. Continue reading Under Alex Gallardo, New Artistic Direction For Sony Music US Latin

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