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Mexican band Los Bukis to reunite for 1st tour in 25 years

Jun. 14, 2021 20:46 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Mexican band Los Bukis are reuniting for a concert tour that will bring them together for the first time in 25 years. Five of its members — Marco Antonio Solis, Jose Javier Solis, Roberto Guadarrama, Eusebio “El Chivo” Cortez, and Pedro...

Latino group sues to block Democrat-drawn maps in Illinois

Jun. 11, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Democrats used inadequate data and an opaque process to draw new legislative districts, a Latino civil rights organization argued in the latest lawsuit seeking to block the maps from being used for statehouse elections over the next decade. The...

Q&A: Leslie Grace lives full-circle moment 'In the Heights'

Jun. 11, 2021 09:57 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Like her Nina character in “In The Heights,” Leslie Grace says she's struggled to fit in as an Afro-Latino woman and artist. “All the time,” the 26-year-old singer said in an interview with The Associated Press. "In so many parts of my life...

‘In the Heights’ lifts hopes for a Latino film breakthrough

Jun. 09, 2021 14:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Color. Dance. Music. Joy. An all Latino cast! The hype for “In the Heights” has brought great expectation for Latinos in the United States, a group that’s been historically underrepresented and widely typecast in films. And with upcoming titles...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of June 6-12

Jun. 01, 2021 09:16 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of June 6-12: June 6: Singer-songwriter Gary “U.S.” Bonds is 82. Country singer Joe Stampley is 78. Jazz pianist Monty Alexander is 77. Actor Robert Englund (Freddie Krueger) is 74. Singer Dwight Twilley is 70. Playwright-actor Harvey...

Juanes visits the origins of his inspiration in 10th album

May. 28, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After experimenting with different types of music, Juanes returns to his roots with “Origen,” a covers album in which he pays tribute to the most influential artists in his life and career, from Joe Arroyo and Bruce Springsteen to Bob Marley and Juan Luis Guerra. ...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 9-15

May. 14, 2021 17:32 PM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 9-15: May 9: Today’s Birthdays: Actor-turned-politician Glenda Jackson is 85. Guitarist Sonny Curtis of Buddy Holly and The Crickets is 84. Producer-director James L. Brooks is 84. Singer Tommy Roe is 79. Singer-guitarist Richie...

Bye, bye, bye: Latin American boy band CNCO loses member

May. 09, 2021 20:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latin American boy band CNCO is downsizing. The group announced on its official Instagram page Sunday that 22-year-old Joel Pimentel is leaving the band, making the successful quintet a quartet. “We’re sad to tell you that...

Tennessee Latino leaders form PAC to elect Latino Democrats

May. 06, 2021 05:06 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A group of Latino leaders in Tennessee has formed a political action committee with the goal of electing Latino Democrats in the state. Fuerza Democrats Tennessee recently registered as a PAC with the Tennessee Secretary of State's office,...

Latin American student club transforms into advocacy group

May. 02, 2021 09:28 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — When Yaslin Machuca Molina was a sophomore at Baltimore City College High School in 2014, she only knew five other Latino classmates. So she cofounded a club for students to learn about Latin American culture: hosting movie nights, having pinata-making lessons and holding...