Archive for February 3rd, 2012

February 3, 2012

The rise and fall of the Queen of Latin Soul

Flashback Fridays
by Nelson O. Figueroa

This week’s edition of Flashback Fridays is dedicated to La Yiyiyi, La Tirana, The Queen of Latin Soul herself, Guadalupe Victoria Yoli Raymond AKA La Lupe. Her path to stardom began in 1954 when she skipped school one day to take part in a competition in which she sang Olga Guillot’s “Mienteme” and won.

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February 3, 2012

The day the music died

Every generation has its memorable moment in music. For some it was the British invasion, when The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Herman’s Hermits, and others, crossed the Atlantic. For another it was the hair bands like Bon Jovi and Whitesnake. And then there was the envied generation (sarcasm noted) who got to grow up with the boybands like NKOTB and N’Sync. Those who grew up in the 50s actually saw the birth of Rock and Roll and the end of danceable music.

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February 3, 2012

BL Cooks- Chilaquiles, Blood Orange & Jalapeño Margarita, and Spiced Hot Chocolate (video)

Chilaquiles

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February 3, 2012

Brazilian bikini make-over

What do you think of when you hear the words: Brazilian beauty?

Many of us think of a slender but well-endowed woman lying facedown on the beach in a tangita roja. But not everyone in Brazil fits that description. So, in the country of teeny-tiny bikinis, what is a gordinha to do?

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