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Daniel Salazar Brings Romance Of The Guitar Concert And New CD To USJ February 14  

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 Daniel Salazar has been a imposing presence in the cultural life of Connecticut for many years. Not only as the director of the Guitar Society and a frequent performer with several of his musical groups, but particularly, as a founder of the concert series Guitar Under the Stars, (GUS) which he created in 1993. This one-of-a-kind outdoor concert, which found a home at the Riverfront Recapture had the enthusiastic collaboration of members of the Hartford Symphony. It was started more than 20 years ago, became a cultural phenomenon attracting thousands of people.

While Guitar Under the Stars attracted a larger public each year, it was also the ...

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The ‘Despacito’ Effect: The Year Latino Music Broke The Charts

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It was a cultural moment in a year of swift changes.

Much like the #MeToo movement brought attention to the sexual harassment of women, “Despacito” and later “Mi Gente” brought into clear view Latino artists’ rising influence in the American and music scene.

With staggering numbers, both the Spanglish “Despacito” by Puerto Rican artists Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, and “Mi Gente” by Colombian-born J Balvin and French artist Willy Williams in full-on español, hit #1 on Spotify’s most streamed songs worldwide.

With 4.5 billion (and growing) YouTube views, “Despacito” became the most viewed of all-time video while “Mi Gente” followed with 1.4+ billion views landing at #3 for top ...

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Top Ten ‘New’ Latino Authors List For 2018

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The annual list of Top “New” Latino Authors to Watch and Read has just been released, just in time for the holidays. This year’s list, compiled by Latino Stories Editor and Connecticut resident, Jose B. Gonzalez, features young adult authors, poets, novelists, and short story writers. “This year, in particular, it was great to see Latino authors of young adult literature blossoming,” said Gonzalez. “After all, that population in particular needs to see itself on the pages.”  CTLatinoNews.com is once again proud to present this list of top Latino authors, which is now in its 13th year.

 

Carlos Hernandez, is the  author  of The Assimilated Cuban’s Guide ...

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