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Artists Celebrate The Last Dragon with Art Show

Photo by Ottoniel Campos

Photo by Ottoniel Campos

The New York native and pop-culture aficionado, Amy Collado, celebrated the 30th anniversary of the popular 80’s flick “The Last Dragon” with amazing art works inspired by the movie.

The art show, “In Search of the Master,” was a tribute to Berry Gordy’s film The Last Dragon, which first debut in 1985 and starred professional karate and kun-fu fighter Taimak Guarriello. The lead actor, Guarriello, whose mother is black and father Italian, was 19-years-old when he was featured in the film.

“The show celebrates one of my favorite movies of all time,” said Collado, who curated the show at Fresthetic (fresh aesthetic) – an urban fashion boutique and art gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. “This was a perfect fusion of celebrating my 30th birthday and the anniversary of this film,” said Collado.

The first piece displayed was by Emilio Ramos, a visual artist that presented a Japanese female with a bandana-like cover over her mouth of a dragon’s eye. The Japanese symbol of a sun was the acrylic painting’s backdrop with red and yellow rays shooting out from the red sun. “I was excited about this event because it combines my love for this movie and my artistic style,” Ramos said.

Most art galleries (if not all) take a huge percentage from the sale of the art during the exhibition. Not Amy! She and Fresthetic are giving all proceeds to the artists that have contributed to the exhibition. “I’m a fan of these artists and I wanted to help fund their creativity,” Collado, also known as “Amz”, said last night at the opening.

The showing will continue in Fresthetic at 552 Grand Street Brooklyn, NY 11211. Artists that contributed to this exhibition were (in no particular order): Candy J, Neriah McBain, Keith A. Stephens, Kas Alexander, Clockwork Cros, Brian Kirhagis, Mauro Balcazar, JE The Vandl, Emilio Ramos and Will Focus.

Bronx Borough President & “Rap Artist” Ruben Diaz Jr….that’s right “Rap Artist”!

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Look out JayZ. This New York Borough President can Rap. See Video below!

Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. likes rap and occasionally joins artist like Rakim on stage during a Bronx Week festival as shown in this video. Altough most politicians stay away from rap…like it’s the flu, as rap music with its in your face lyrics, scare off many political types, at least publicly. These elected officials are after all public figures, always looking after their image and how people see them…by the way; how people see them does not necessarily equate to how they really are people… This borough president grew up in the Bronx, the very place that gave birth to Hip Hop (and Salsa and modern day Bachata as well), he is a byproduct of the 80’s, add that to his Bronx surrounding growing up, and chances are very high that he has an affinity to this music, and he is not afraid to show it. he’s actually not too bad, “ he can spit a word or two”. However don’t quite your day job Mr. Borough Prez!

Mourning The Loss Of An Entertainment Legend, JOAN RIVERS R.I.P. (1933-2014)

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We have lost one of the greatest! Joan Rivers, the internationally renowned comedian, Emmy-award-winning television talk-show host, Tony-award-nominated actress, bestselling author, screenwriter, film director, columnist, lecturer, radio host, jewelry designer, cosmetic-company entrepreneur, and red-carpet fashion laureate. Many of us just know of Joan as a bold comedian who said what she had to say with “no holds bar.” But above it all Joan was a proud mother and grandmother.

Her daughter Melissa shared these words, “It is with great sadness that I announce the death of my mother, Joan Rivers. She passed peacefully at 1:17 p.m. surrounded by family and close friends,” then went on to say, “My son and I would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff of Mount Sinai Hospital for the amazing care they provided for my mother.”

Her daughter Melissa, was her best friend, her confidant. The decision to remove her from life support, one can only imagine the heartache she endured. During this traumatic time Melissa was surrounded by close family and friends by her mother’s side. Joan’s private room was filled with flowers and the star’s her hair and makeup had continued to be done as this “Fashion Police” Queen would of wanted.

Joan Rivers you will be missed by all. Her charismatic sense of humor and moxie personality were just a few of the many amazing qualities that had her outshine the brightest light in this world.

RIP Joan Rivers

Is Kim Kardashian “Selfish”?

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The word on the streets is that Kim Kardashian is putting together a big book of selfies called “Selfish“. Initially the idea came from a sexy polaroid photo book she created while on a family trip. The photo book was her hubby Kanye West‘s Valentine Day gift.

It ended up turning out so cool that we come up with this idea to do a book, a selfie book,Kardashian said on the Keeping Up with the Kardashians show “And so, I’m going to make some super-racy. I mean, every girl takes full pictures of their [rear] in the mirror…I might share some of them.

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Although many folks are calling her self-centered and believe this book will be a flop. I think this is clever business move. We all know it will sell and even folks that criticize the idea will sneak a couple of looks inside. I won’t be surprised if this makes the NY Times Bestsellers List.

Selfish” will be a 352-page hardcover book completely made up of selfies. Coming April 2015.

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MTV Latin America Launches New Show: “Acapulco Shore”

Acapulco Shore is currently in production and like the hit reality show Jersey Shore it will follow the lives of eight charismatic young Mexicans living in and around the beach resort town of Acapulco.

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“Drama, friendship and partying — the hallmarks of the MTV franchise are all encapsulated in Acapulco Shore” said Maria Iregui, Brand Manager of MTV Latin America.

MTV Latin America is also planning on releasing a Mexican re-version of MTV’s comedy clip show “Ridiculousness” and “Catfish Colombia” which plan to air in September.

MTV Latin America (also known as MTV Latinoamérica, MTV Latino or MTV Latin) is distributed via satellite, cable, and other terrestrial distribution in Argentina, Colombia and Mexico. Check your local listing for air times and dates.

Curvy Ladies, Checkout These Swimsuit Bargains

Sad to report that summer is almost coming to an end however now is the time to stock up on your swimsuits for the last weeks of summer and for those upcoming Fall/Winter vacations to the Caribbeans. Embrace all your curves and edges with these great finds.

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Worst Of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2015

When selecting a swimsuit I always think of my tan lines but surprisingly I think these swim looks were not made with a sun in mind.

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Eva Mendes: Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are!

Last week it was confirmed that 33 year old Ryan Gosling and 40 year old Eva Mendes are expecting their first child together. YAY!

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The ultra sexy couple have been dating for nearly three years. Now the shocking part of this baby announcement is Mendes is actually giving birth in the next 2 month. You see…she is allegedly 7 months pregnant and was hiding out for months to keep this a secret. Now that the cat is out we are all excited to see that baby bump.

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Be A Part Of History: Win (2) tickets to see ROMEO SANTOS at Yankee Stadium

Romeo Santos has graced our cover many times and we couldn’t be more proud of him and his accomplishments.

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We want to share the joy with our readers so you can experience history in the making. The Bachata King is now the first Spanish artist to sell out Yankee Stadium and he is the first Latin artist to play at the new Yankee Stadium.

You can win (2) tickets to see Romeo Santos at Yankee Stadium on July 11th at 8:00 PM.

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The Mezcla Pop-Up Performance and Art Show Assists Aid for AIDS

Photos by Otto Campos


The non-profit organization, Aid for AIDS, and the popular Latino magazine, LatinTRENDS, joined forces to feature talented musicians, showcase and auction great art and most importantly, fund raise for people with aids in countries that can not afford the proper treatment and medication.

The event presented the Mezcla award, which gives recognition to those dedicated to empowering the Latino community. The honorees were TONY nominated actress of the Broadway musical “In The Heights,” Olga Merediz, the creator of Latinvision Media Inc., Carlos Vassallos, and the media team at FoxNewsLatino.com.


The star-studded gala featured amazing performances by Barbra Herr, Zing Experience, Lea McGowen, J. Truly and from HBO’s “Habla Women,” Rosemery Almonte.

Renowned Latino artists donated the art that were auctioned at La Nacional Exhibit Space in New York. All gross proceeds from the auction benefits Aid for AIDS. The event helps Aid for Aids “provide free medication to people with HIV in developing countries who do not have access to treatment,” states AFA’s website.

For more information on Aid for AIDS please go to: http://aidforaids.org/