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Mexican Buñuelos and Hot Spicy Cocoa Recipe

When the weather starts to shift from warm summer nights to cool fall evenings, among the most traditional cozy treats you can make are...

Tito Puente Jr – His Father Spanish and More- Part 3 [Video]

Tina Trevino, Latin Biz Today partner, director community relations moderates part 3 of the Latin Biz Today Virtual Lounge with guest Tito Puente Jr....

‘Nuestra Historia’ – Exploring the Latino Contribution to American History [Video]

Danny Vargas and Estuardo Rodriguez speak to the future of a new National Museum of the American Latino. Editor's note: Mr Vargas is board Chair President...

Tito Puente Jr Reminisces About His Father’s Venues- Part 2 [Video]

Tina Trevino, partner, director community relations leads a Latin Biz Today Virtual Lounge with guest Tito Puente Jr. Tito and the attendees chat about...

A Tito Puente Jr. Tribute to His Father’s Legacy [Video]

Tito opens the family music vault for a new album. In part one of this Latin Biz Today Virtual Lounge series Tito crystallizes his father's...

Everyday People, Meet Graciela Valdes Professional Photographer

Name:  Graciela Valdes, CPP Title: Owner, Certified Professional Photographer Company: Graciela Valdes Fine Art Photography Location:  Fort Lauderdale, FL Let me tell you, there’s NOTHING like being a...

Oscar Hernandez-Part 3 On the Impact Latin Jazz Music [Video]

Latin Biz Today's Miriam Goderich chats with Oscar Hernandez about the quality of music and feedback from Latinx audiences. This final third of three episodes...

Oscar Hernandez-Part 2 The Genesis of the Spanish Harlem Orchestra [Video]

How did the Spanish Harlem Orchestra come together? What was the genesis? In part 2 , Latin Biz Today's Miriam Goderich chats with 4X Grammy...

The Music Man [Video]

Oscar Hernandez has the blustery charm of a native Nuyorican.  Even on an occasionally glitchy Zoom call, his energy, passion, and emphatic personality come...

NYC Based Mixed Media Artist Brian Schepel on Life After the Pandemic [Video]

The country is slowly starting to open up after having been on an almost 3 month pause due to the pandemic. It's going to...

A Cinco de Mayo Retrospective

Articles and videos covering Cinco de Mayo history, celebrations, family traditions, crafts and food.   The history behind the Cinco de Mayo holiday and celebration. Cinco de Mayo and...

Drive By Social Distance Photographer- Ivy Dash [Video]

Social distancing at its most creative for photographer Ivy Dash Photography!! As a person with a compromised immune system, Dash has come up with a...

Latin Biz Today’s Tina Trevino DIY Easter Egg Fun [Video]

When you don't even know if you can find eggs or egg dye at the supermarket, get resourceful and start going through your cupboards,...

Everyday People, Make the World Go Round – Meet Tracy Ellyn

Everyday People, Make the World Go Round - Meet Tracy Ellyn Name: Tracy Ellyn Title: Artist and Arts Advocate Company: Tracy Ellyn Fine Arts and The Zen...

The Power of Music [Music Video]

Towards the Sun - Rich Tozzoli & Romero Having worked together for over 20 years on projects ranging from live world tours to music for...

PGA of America Board Member, Teaching Professional and Business Owner Tony Martinez Focuses on Family

PGA of America Board Member and Teaching Professional Tony Martinez is proud that his entire family has taken up golf with a passion.   His parents,...

Rachel Melendez Mabee Talks Diversity & PGA WORKS [Video]

Rachel chats with Latin Biz Today's Tina Trevino about one of the PGA of America's diversity and inclusion programs called PGA WORKS.   Rachel Melendez Mabee...

Enrique Chiu: Dreams Without Borders

Painter, social activist, motivational speaker Enrique Chiu on the impact of art.   Painter, social activist, motivational speaker… Enrique Chiu (Guadalajara, 1981) is perhaps best known...

What Are You Doing for New Year’s Eve? Here Are 5 Latinx Traditions

Chances are that if you are Hispanic, it may include incorporating some of these five peculiar New Year’s Eve traditions   Chances are that if you...

5 Past and Present Christmas Videos Worth a Look

Christmas videos in the U.S. and worldwide we've come to love....   Chocolate Frey - Singing boxes   Jose Feliciano's  Feliz Navidad   The Greatest Gift- Sainsbury ad- Christmas 2016   Christmas Lottery-...

Turkey and Tamales: Appreciating a Multicultural Thanksgiving through Stories and Food

The Ortega family shares their multicultural Thanksgiving.   We over-packed the car and drove to New York City to visit my husband's family for Thanksgiving this...

Octavio Solis One of the Most Prominent Latino Playwrights in America

Small business owner a contemporary Texas born playwright, author and director.   Octavio Solis is more a painter than a playwright.  He just happens to use...

A Puerto Rican Recipe Good Enough For Gordon Ramsay

I received a surge of requests for this recipe which scored my MasterChef apron.   This week marked the debut of the 10th Season of Gordon...

Mi Mamá Es Una Brava

She was fierce, unapologetic, unselfish and brava.   Over 21.2 million (all) immigrant women reside in the United States since 2013 with many traveling by foot,...

A Cinco de Mayo Retrospective

Articles and videos covering Cinco de Mayo history, celebrations, family traditions, crafts and food.   The history behind the Cinco de Mayo holiday and celebration. Cinco de Mayo and...

Join A N.Y. Latina of Colombian Heritage To Spain to Explore Latin Links

Part one: Madrid- a photographic travel journey.   Hispanic Heritage As a Hispanic residing in New York, many times do I get asked the most common questions...

There’s a Monte Carlo Steeped In History…and Another Monti Carlo Steeped In “Pizazz”

Mairym Monti Carlo celebrity chef, small business owner, author speaks with Latin Business Today Mairym better known as Monti is a versatile Host-Judge for the Food...

“Bending Towards the Light – A Jazz Nativity”

Anne Phillips’ longstanding New York holiday tradition bringing people of all backgrounds together to tell the Christmas story thru...

My Art, Passion and Work

In my artistic endeavors as a jeweler, I pursue balance through asymmetry and contrast. It's crucial to indulge your artistic side to create a healthy work-life balance.

Latin Business Today at the Opening Night of the Latino Film Festival

I'm so honored to have been included in this community of creative artists and companies who strive to show emerging Latino talent in filmmaking. It’s important to see and hear stories from the Latino perspective so that we can better understand the world we live in and how it affects us. It’s important for their voices to be heard and their stories to be shared.

Tito Rodriguez Jr- Making His Own Legacy Part 2 [Podcast]

Tito's charming and genuine personality, and endless amount of stories about the music industry, we could keep this interview going forever . He shared tips for entrepreneurs, his parents and career. 

Tito Rodriguez Jr – Making His Own Legacy Part 1 [Podcast]

Latin Business Today's Tina Trevino chats with Tito Rodriguez Jr about his family history, famous father and kicking off his own career.   Editor's note: This is...

An Interview with Multi-Talented Entertainer David Gonzalez [Podcast]

David Gonzalez goes way beyond simply “giving back” as he actively “gives forward” to help bring music, poetry, pride, self-esteem and the wonders of Latin culture to young people across the US.

Bobby Sanabria Multiverse Big Band for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Fund

Mark your calendars now Bobby Sanabria Multiverse Big Band live at Lincoln Center Out of Doors - Friday, August 10, 2018 Hi Bobby Sanabria here! Most of you...

Carlos Santana Interviewed by Giselle Fernandez Part 4

Carlos Santana shares insights on his Pop music comeback and reflections.   Part 4 of 4: Ten time Grammy Award winning musician, Carlos Santana opens up to...

Carlos Santana Interviewed by Giselle Fernandez Part 3

Carlos Santana reflects on Woodstock, drugs and inspirations.   Part 3 of 4: Ten time Grammy Award winning musician, Carlos Santana opens up to Giselle Fernandez about...

Carlos Santana Interviewed by Giselle Fernandez Part 2

Part 2 of 4: Ten time Grammy Award winning musician, Carlos Santana opens up to Giselle Fernandez about his beginnings, legendary career and finding...

Bobby Sanabria Infuses Latin Jazz Into Perennial Favorite “West Side Story”

And when you’re faced with with difficult decisions follow the advice given in West Side Story, “Be cool.” And lastly and probably my favorite is Bobby’s advice, “…to be inspiring and passionate. It will always come through and people will find it contagious. It is what brings out the best in all of us.” That’s one thing I can firmly attest to just from speaking to this inspiring musical talent. I’m looking forward to hearing Sanabria’s re-imagined music to “West Side Story” for even more inspiration!

Carlos Santana Interviewed by Giselle Fernandez Part 1

Part 1 - The backstory: Growing up poor in Mexico Part 1 of 4: Ten time Grammy Award winning musician, Carlos Santana opens up to...

The Business of Music: Tito Puente Jr. Spotlight Part 2 [Video]

Part 2 of the Latin Business Today spotlight on Tito Puente Jr. and insight on his father's legacy.   Editor's note: This is part two of a...

Dan Guerrero — Helping Pixar Get Coco’s Culture Just Right

Coco the movie Latino nuances, the  back story.   Someone at Pixar had the bright idea of doing a movie set in Mexico about The Day...

The Business of Music at RSL Studios with Tito Puente Jr. [Video]

Tito Puente Jr. talks about growing up with Latin music and carrying on the legacy of his father’s “cool cat” sound.   It's early on a Saturday...

Meet Leslie Zigel, Attorney- Chair of a Entertainment, Media & Technology Industry Group

I knew early on that I did not want to be a working musician but I fell in love with jazz festivals.   Name: Leslie José...

Latinx Christmas Dishes- Do You See Yours?

Latinx Christmas dishes and traditions are as diverse as their origins. Some similarities and many differences.   Argentina Vitel toné Turrón Pan dulce Asado (beef, chicken,...

A Conversation with Living Legend Eddie Palmieri [Video]

Eddie Palmieri shares his insights on small business and music just off his "Eddie at 80' world tour.   Editor's note: We wish to thank Tomas Algarin a respected...

More NYFW Excitement from Fashion Designers of Latin America! [Video]

Exciting highlights with Latino designers rounding out Day 2 and 3…     Editor's note: Part 1 Day 1 of NYFW 2017 Fashion Designers of Latin America Showcase During NYFW-...

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Fashion Designers of Latin America Showcase During NYFW- Day 1 [video]

The Excitement of the Fashion Designers of Latin America Showcase During NYFW—Press Conference and Day 1 Shows   I absolutely love September not only because of...

Kicking off Summer at NYBG’s Chihuly Exhibit! [Photos/Video]

Chihuly's "Red Reeds" greet us for the beginning of our fun day in the garden.     Although summer hasn’t officially started, it certainly feels like it...

Making the National Museum of the American Latino a Reality [Video]

“Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino” Bringing Latinos together...why it's important.    As Latino in America today….there are always so many questions. Are you Latino...

My Journey and Approach to Celebrating Cinco de Mayo—[video]

Latin Business Today Director of Community Relations, Tina Trevino with a traditional Mexican peasant dress—getting prepped for Cinco de Mayo.   I’m betting many of you are...

An Ortega Family Easter

Latino family holiday traditions...Easter in Casa Ortega   Easter in Casa Ortega is coming into its own as the Spring counterpart to Christmas: a lot of...

Calle Ocho Miami Florida 2017 [video]

Calle Ocho –el Festival de la Calle Ocho as it is also known— was started in the late ’70’s as a neighborhood festivity and...

Creating Traditions, but Keeping It Simple

¡Feliz año nuevo! and ¡Feliz Navidad!   In our family, Christmas is not over. The twelve day season extends through New Year’s Day until Dia De...

Learning About Buenos Aires’ Signature Styles

Buenos Aires – The constants of style for business  and more...   Buenos Aires’ signature styles are and how you can wear them I came back from...

My Five Favorite Netflix in Spanish [Video]

Learning Spanish as an adult then, has been a practice in humility.   Interaction with real people is the best way to learn a language. My...

Buenos Aires – Style Heritage, Style Destination

What you need to know about my heritage and upcoming trends for this season!   You may or may not have been to Buenos Aires, but...

Lighter Fare: Netflix Date Night: Jane the Virgin

After a busy work day curl up for a good movie night.   Jane and her fiancé Michael have waited a long time for the big event...

Many Happenings to Highlight the Week…Happy Cinco de Mayo!

It's important to learn about Cinco de Mayo and other Mexican traditions to add to this celebratory day!   Happy Cinco de Mayo Fashionistas! This week is...

The Excitement of Frida Kahlo’s Life Is Still All a Buzz…

Susan Rybin is Frida Kahlo in the play “Kahlo-más allá de Frida”   With all of the excitement of Frida Kahlo’s life still buzzing around from last...

History of the Latino Cowboys or Gauchos

Argentinian cowboys or Gauchos were known as folk heroes   Gauchos are known to be nomadic and colorful horseman and cowhand of the South American Pampas (grasslands),...

Valuable Lessons Learned From My Hispanic Family

Hispanic Heritage Month- I hope to be able to bestow the same effect on future generations in my family. Throughout my life, I always endeavored...

The Journey of a Latina to the U.S., Ten Years Later

Back in the USA, life lessons and settling in- part 2   Editor's note: This is part 2 of A Latina's Journey, Immigrating and Getting Acclimated in...

Frida Kahlo—Art, Garden & Life al Fresco- 2 [Photos]

An al Fresco evening at the New York Botanical Garden                                ...

Our Visit to the Bronx and Frida Kahlo—Art, Garden, Life [Photos]

Latino artist showcased with indigenous Mexican culture and floura   It’s spring and the weather is definitely letting us know that it’s almost time for summer! There’s...

A Latina’s Journey, Immigrating and Getting Acclimated in the US

Making the move From Colombia to the US was challenging and the journey rewarding   During my first visit to the United States in 1986 I decided to...

Dominican Film Festival Honors Kiki Melendez [Video]

Dominican Film Festival held it’s star studded “Night of 1000 Friends Spring Soiree” honoring NY born comedian, writer, actress, and producer, Kiki Melendez     On Thursday,...

Cinco de Mayo: Traditional Mexican Folk Art Paper Craft [Video]

Watch me prepare crafts for Cinco de Mayo   Hello LBT!   Cinco de Mayo, a day of pride and celebration for Mexico’s victory over the French forces at...

Graffiti Chic: Paint With your Heart

      Hello Fashionistas, As fall and winter start to approach and everything begins to get a bit dreary, I'm going to inspire you with beautiful and...

Cultural Diversity KidCinemaFest: 6 Years Strong

The film festival founder and director, Armando Guareño brings more than 50 films from 20 plus countries   Back for its sixth installment, KidCinemaFest aims to enrich...

El Camino Real Revisiting a Road Often Traveled

New Mexico's El Camino Real International Heritage Center celebrates a vital trade route that once linked a region.   Located just off a sparsely populated stretch...

Into the Dominican Film Festival’s World

 Founder and Executive Director of the Dominican Film Festival, Armando Guareno has worked in several film festivals along with producing movies   His humble beginning started...

Our Cinco de Mayo Family Tradition

As a proud Latina I credit my parents who instilled pride in me and my Hispanic heritage. Feliz Cinco de Mayo!   If you're curious about...

Latino Films Shine at Sundance Film Festival

Quality not quantity Latino films make a big splash at 2014 Sundance Film Festival   Over the past few years, I have had the good fortune of attending...

Los Graduados A Film About Latino Students

An interview with a Latino filmmaker about the bright future of Latino students   Occasionally, there comes a time when a film can change a narrative...

Book Insights – “Pura Vida”

Pura Vida a synopsis Chelsea resident Jim Utsler has recently published his first novel, “Pura Vida.” Set in both Michigan and Costa Rica, this exhilarating...

Life, Art and Business

Argentine Artist Nadine Baurin Finds Her Balance "Stillness," by Nadine Baurin, 2009. Photo: Courtesy of the artist Creativity rarely goes hand-in-hand with business acumen. Business doesn't...

Cinco de Mayo and Celebrating Freedom

How the Mexican Celebration Became a Distinctly American Holiday for Hispanic Immigrants Cinco de Mayo is big business here in the United States, which is...

New Film On Humor, Hispanics And Hollywood

Announcing the completion of: “The Journey of a Female Comic/La Trayectoria De Una Comediante” Latin Hollywood Films, in association with Lion's Kill Productions, proudly announces...

My Art, Passion and Work

How I invigorate my creativity outside of work   As a driven, success-oriented professional, it's easy to get swept up in your career aspirations and lose...

Calle Ocho

Calle Ocho - el Festival de la Calle Ocho as it is also known - was started in the late 70's as a neighborhood...

The Impresario

Moctesuma Esparza puts the Latino experience on the big screen     There aren’t many Latino big wheels in Hollywood, and of those few, Moctesuma Esparza, film producer,...

Local Pride: Frida & Diego in Atlanta

Hispanic Community Welcomes Bilingual Exhibit   Atlanta's High Museum of Art is gearing up to host a groundbreaking art exhibition known as "Frida & Diego: Passion,...

Demographics and Tastes Can Be Key to Success

Gringos and non-gringos alike are taking advantage of the exploding Costa Rican tourist industry Editor’s note: This article is part two in a three-part series Businesspeople...

Cesar Chavez Plants the Seeds of Comedic Success

Hispanic Entrepreneur Scott Montoya, El Rey of comedy, learned all things are possible at an early age We’re all the product of our experiences and...