Amanda M. Castro

Amanda M. Castro

Bio: Amanda M. Castro is a fourth-year journalism major with minors in English and political science at the University of New Haven in West Haven, CT. Originally from Puerto Rico and currently living in New York, Amanda is a well-rounded and focused writer with a desire to write and inform. After graduating in December, she hopes to continue working passionately in the field of journalism to inspire and help people around the world feel represented and informed. In her free time, Amanda writes, reads, and listens to music.

Conversation with music group Conjunto Caché

With an eye- and ear-catching group name, Conjunto Caché is composed of Alan Cox and David Conde. Their music has an unmistakable Latin and Hispanic flavor to keep people on their feet and moving until dawn breaks. Unfortunately, however, the group disbanded in 2009, keeping those who longed for their sound unattended. NYC Tastemakers had the pleasure of sitting down with Cox and Conde to discuss their career and plans

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5 Things Singer George Lamond told NYC Tastemakers

Freestyle and salsa music singer George Lamond is not a stranger to the music scene. He has released seven studio albums, has had many hits make it onto the Billboard Hot 100 charts, and worked with artists like salsa singer Marc Anthony. In an interview with NYC Tastemakers, Lamond highlighted his career-oriented milestones, and we have selected the top five most interesting things we learned about Lamond in our conversation.

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Exclusive Interview with Reggaetón Artist DJ Negro: “I’ll die being a musicologist”

Felix Rodríguez, more widely known as DJ Negro, was a key figure in the early days of reggaetón in San Juan, PR as his work on the turntables and in club management contributed to shape the genre. In an interview with NYC Tastemakers, Rodríguez spoke about the start of his career and the difficulties he faced to receive the recognition he deserved in the music industry.

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Reading classic literature is the best decision you can make

The term “classic literature” refers to books that have remained worthy despite the length of time that has passed since their release. More than a century after their publication, books like Wuthering Heights, The Catcher and the Rye, and many others are still considered must-reads. Readers are enthralled by classic fiction because they can identify with the very human events and lessons presented in this kind of literature, even when years beyond years have passed since publication. Not only that, but classic literature has the ability to improve our personalities and ways of thinking.

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Three books to read this fall

Despite classes being around the corner, I enjoy taking an hour or two out of my day to sit down with some tea and a book. I may not have time to finish it in one sitting as I would during the summer, but I always make some time for some reading. Because of this, I have compiled a three-item list of books I plan on reading in the fall.

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Addison Rae and Item Launch Sephora Partnership

TikTok influencer and chief innovation officer and co-founder of Item Beauty is launching her beauty line at Sephora. Item’s whole skin-care line, which was recently revamped with baby-blue and lime-green packaging, as well as a selection of its cosmetics, will be available at the beauty store.

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Netflix series ‘Wednesday’ casts Luis Guzmán as ‘Gomez’

On Friday, news outlet Deadline confirmed that actor Luis Guzmán was cast as the character Gomez Addams in Wednesday, a series based on the character Wednesday Addams from iconic film The Addams Family.

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Simone Biles’ mindfulness could be something parents, trainers can take a cue from

Following master gymnast Simon Biles’ withdrawal from three Olympic events due to mental health-related reasons, many people have rallied behind her including fellow athletes and celebrities. It wasn’t until Tuesday that Biles returned to the Games with fervor and took the Olympic bronze medal for her performance on vault that she confirmed to the world that mental fitness is just important as physical fitness in the world of competitive sports.

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Lizzo announces news single

It is hard to believe that Lizzo has not released any new music in two years considering her potent social media presence via TikTok and her hilariously rumored love affair with Marvel’s Chris Evans, but she’s back in the music scene after announcing a new single on Aug. 2. The song, she said, will be released on Aug. 13.

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Facebook bans NYU accounts made for misinformation research from platform

Because academics acquired data from Facebook users without their knowledge, Facebook deleted accounts linked to a New York University (NYU) study that evaluated political advertising and the spread of misinformation on the social network on Tuesday.

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Singer Alé Dé Porté on music and life: “I’m grounded. I don’t pretend to be someone I’m not”

in 1994, the two brothers added their third brother Cesar to the group that eventually became a band of brothers under the name of Latin Nation. The three Zúñiga brothers worked together for years to release music that the public would relish in.

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Guaynaa

Reggaeton Artist of the Month for August 2021 Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube Bio Cumbia a la gente Bio Born Jean Carlos Santiago Pérez, Guaynaa is a  Puerto Rican rapper most known for the song “ReBoTa,” which in April 2019, earned his first single to rank on the Billboard Hot Latin …

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