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El Consorcio (Mocedades), Eugenia León, Ricardo Montaner, Ednita Nazario, y Piero serán homenajeados con el Premio A La Excelencia Musical de la Academia Latina de la Grabación

La Academia Latina de la Grabación®  anuncia que  El Consorcio (Mocedades), Eugenia León, Ricardo Montaner, Ednita Nazario, y Piero serán galardonados este año con el Premio A La Excelencia Musical. Carlos Mejía Godoy, Nelson Motta, y Rafael Solano Sánchez recibirán el Premio Del Consejo Directivo . Los homenajeados serán celebrados durante una ceremonia privada el  16 de noviembre en el Four Seasons Hotel de Las Vegas como parte especial de las festividades que se realizarán la semana de la  17.a Entrega Anual del Latin GRAMMY®.


Free ride! Puerto Rican Day Parade board extends scholarship awards deadline


The time is ticking for college-bound Boricuas to submit their application for the National Puerto Rican Day Parade Scholarship Awards Program.

In an effort to allow more students the opportunity to apply for the award, the board of directors of the National Puerto Rican Day Parade (NPRDP) decided to extend the deadline until Feb. 15.

“We really want to encourage the kids, but parents have to also take a pretty active role in getting their kids or grandkids to participate,” says Louis Maldonado, executive board member of NPRDP.

Since new leadership was established in 2014, the parade board has placed an increased emphasis on the importance of the academic scholarships that are provided by the organization, along with the annual cultural celebration in June.

“In addition to celebrating culture and passing it on to the youth – we do this to promote education and leadership development,” Maldonado says.

In January, the NPRDP announced it would triple both the dollar amount and number of overall scholarships awarded since the new board took the reins in 2014.

This year, the NPRDP will award 60 scholarships totaling an impressive $120,000, compared to the 15 awards totaling $30,000 when they first began their journey to improve the parade’s community impact and influence.

Students interested in applying for the scholarship must be of Puerto Rican descent, have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and be either a senior in high school or enrolled in a four-year institution.

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Jennifer Lopez kicks off ‘All I Have’ in Las Vegas

JENuary came and went but we have a feeling it’s going be a JLo-year! So many exciting things happening with Jennifer Lopez right now that she even has us following her every move and shake. On January 20, 2016 J. Lo kicked off her Las Vegas residency Jennifer Lopez: All I Have at The Axis at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Nevada. The show was packed with high energy dancing and amazing costume changes.

Many stars showed up for the opening night and there was guest performances by Pitbull, Ja Rule and Ne-Yo. Among the audience members were big stars like Justin Bieber, Leah Remini, Gina Rodriguez, Nicole Scherzinger, and Wilmer Valderrama, to name a few.

It’s a super busy time for J. Lo, aside from her Vegas show she also has the last season of American Idol, and her No. 1 show Shades of Blue, which she produced, airing on primetime TV. Boyfriend Casper Smart told E! Online: “It’s crazy. Between Shades and Idol and this, it’s bananas,” “She’s not human,” he joked. “She’s like supernatural Wonder Woman. She’s not from this planet.”

We agree!

If you have seen Jennifer perform in the past you know All I Have is a must see.  So, go get your tickets!

Here is Jennifer shaking it in Las Vegas:

Our very own Nikki also tried to shake her booty for a chance to see J. Lo in Vegas:


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“Jennifer Lopez was made to be a showgirl! The singer put on a spectacular show during the opening night of her “All I Have” Las Vegas residency at Planet Hollywood, complete with see-through outfits and of course, plenty of booty-shaking. The 46-year-old proved she’s still Jenny from the Block, taking us back in time with her hit 1999 song “If You Had My Love.”

Launch the “All I Have” gallery: NYDAILYNEWS.COM


Homecoming king: Marc Anthony returning to Madison Square Garden on Feb. 6 after eight years


To say a lot has happened to Marc Anthony in the eight years since he last stepped onto the stage at Madison Square Garden would be an understatement.

When the tropical music icon returns on Feb. 6 to the venue where he helped forge his long and successful career, he’ll be coming back as more than just one of the biggest stars in the Latin music galaxy – not to mention the father of eight-year-old twins with ex-wife Jennifer Lopez.

In just the past few years, the Bronx native, 47, has become a fashion mogul (a clothing line with Kohl’s), a philanthropist (his foundation helps feed and house Latin American orphans), and, most recently, a co-founder of Magnus Media, a Miami-based entertainment and sports production and management company.

It’s a far cry from when Anthony says he would hang around outside the Garden and dream about the day he’d perform inside.

Considering all the success you’ve had there, just how special is your Garden homecoming?

The Garden is the crown jewel. I’ve been all over the world and played amazing houses, but the Garden holds a special place in my heart. That’s where the dream actually started.

That whole area was my stomping grounds in the ’80s when I did hundreds of freestyle records and house recordings. I was down in that area and I would always stop and sit in front of it and dream. It really fed my imagination and my dreams. And then I played there for the first time with Tito Puente – he invited me as a guest vocalist – and the rest is history.

Was it always your goal to parlay your success as a singer into founding a company like Magnus?

I’m an eternal dreamer. I’ve been extremely fortunate that my music has spoken for me for so many years and I’ve had that vehicle. I’ve taken on challenges with my music as my chariot, and I’m fortunate to have been given so any opportunities.

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