Saturday, 30 August 2014

Category: Puerto Rican

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Orchard Beach: Where Sun & Sand Meet Salsa

Orchard Beach: Where Sun & Sand Meet Salsa

At Orchard Beach, the ocean dances salsa, according to the Puerto Rican seniors who meet up at the popular Bronx location also named Nuyorican Riviera, El Diario reports.

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Honoring the Young Lords

Honoring the Young Lords

"Young Lords Way," at the corner of 111th Street and Lexington Avenue in East Harlem, honors the activists who fought for social justice and change in the 1960s and 1970s, Manhattan Times reports.

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How Santería Turned One Man’s Life Around

How Santería Turned One Man’s Life Around

Santería, with its roots in the Yoruba mythology of western Africa, has elaborate rituals which help to center its adherents, El Diario reports.

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The Long History of Puerto Ricans on Broadway

The Long History of Puerto Ricans on Broadway

Puerto Rican theater artists have always been part of Broadway since its early days of a century ago, as this story in El Diario/La Prensa documents.

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Polishing the National Puerto Rican Day Parade

Polishing the National Puerto Rican Day Parade

A new board is cleaning up the tainted image of the parade, running this year on June 8.

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Rival Politicians March in Bronx Parade

Rival Politicians March in Bronx Parade

Councilman Fernando Cabrera, who is challenging state Sen. Gustavo Rivera, both worked the crowds at the Bronx Puerto Rican Day Parade, The Riverdale Press reports.

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Actress Miriam Colón to Be Honored in Puerto Rican Day Parade

Actress Miriam Colón to Be Honored in Puerto Rican Day Parade

Grand Marshals Melissa Mark-Viverito and Nydia Velázquez and honorees of the National Puerto Rican Day Parade on June 8 were announced, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

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The Divine Child Adorns the Lord of Hats

The Divine Child Adorns the Lord of Hats

Reynaldo Llanos uses figurines of the Christ child and other religious icons to assemble masterpiece hats and necklaces he wears when the weather gets warm, reports El Diario/La Prensa.

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El Barrio Mourns Former Neighbor Cheo Feliciano

El Barrio Mourns Former Neighbor Cheo Feliciano

Residents of East Harlem, where singer Cheo Feliciano lived decades ago, were saddened by the news of the Puerto Rican salsero's sudden death last Thursday, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

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Salsa Store Survives Gentrification on Puerto Rico Ave.

Salsa Store Survives Gentrification on Puerto Rico Ave.

One of the few surviving salsa specialty stores in the city, Brooklyn's San Germán Records, faces the challenge of surviving a changing music industry and gentrification, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

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Finding Her Voice – In a Memoir

Finding Her Voice – In a Memoir

Rosie Pérez talks about prejudice against Latinas and the difference between writing and acting.

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