LATINO HERITAGE MONTH CELEBRATIONS
Allison Trujillo Strong is an American singer, songwriter and actress of stage, television and film. She first gained notice for her Broadway work in the musicals Bye Bye Birdie and Mamma Mia! . She has also worked on the children’s program Dora and Friends, and appeared in other television series such as The Blacklist and The Marvelous Mrs. Ms. Maisel. She also worked with Adam Sandler in the feature film, The Week.
Juan Frías a.k.a Brasa is a Latin Grammy songwriter nominee born in the Dominican Republic and raised in New Jersey. In 2017, he was approached by his childhood friends Mambo Kingz (producers Edgar and Xavier Semper) to write for other artists; they saw his potential as a songwriter and melody creator and insisted he give it a try. From then on, Brasa has co-written the hits "Sensualidad" by Bad Bunny, Prince Royce & J Balvin, "Explicale", by Yandel ft. Bad Bunny, "Solo Yo" by CNCO and has participation in tracks by Jennifer Lopez, Cosculluela, Arcangel working hand in hand with Mambo Kingz, DJ Luian, Light GM.
Lynda Lopez is an American journalist and co-founder of an American production company founded in 2001 with Benny Medina which became active in 2006 with the release of South Beach. She has worked as a VH1 VJ in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Lynda was also the morning news entertainment reporter for the WB11 in New York City, WPIX..In 2002, she became the host of Style Networks GLOW, a cable TV show dealing with women's beauty issues, while working as an entertainment reporter at the same time.
Rickie Ricardo: Rickie Ricardo is a Cuban American sports journalist and the Spanish language voice of the New York Yankees and Philadelphia Eagles. He began his career in 1981 at WBLS as a midday DJ but came into his own at New York’s WSKQ-FM in 1992. Ricardo helped create and name what has since been “Mega 97.9,” forging the Mega freestyle music format for bilingual Hispanics. He transitioned to sports in the early 2000s, first in Miami with the Marlins and then in Philadelphia with the Phillies. Today he is the energetic voice of the Philadelphia Eagles, and New York Yankees Spanish broadcasts which he says, "was the dream."
Angélica J. Guevarais an Emmy Award and accomplished journalist who has more than 15 years of experience working in different areas of the media in the United States. Angelica, currently works in Telemundo 47 New York, as part of the production team of “Noticiero 47, Primera Edición” EMMY winner for “Best Morning Show. Guevara’s professional career in television started in 1998 at Telemundo 47, where she was Senior Producer of creative services. During her tenure, she had the opportunity to produce special programs including the coverage of key events in the tri-state area such as the Puerto Rican Day Parade, the New York City Marathon, the Tribeca Film Festival, and the International New York Auto Show, among others. Amongst her many achievements, Guevara is the proud recipient of an Emmy for her production, “Guatemala, La Joya de Centro America” (Guatemala: the Jewel of Central America), broadcast by Telemundo 47, New York. Her numerous achievements also include being nominated on various occasions by the National Academy of Arts and Sciences of New York for projects like: “Perú, Tierra de los Incas” which was recognized for having a high rating of audience viewership. And a special program called “Inmigración al Dia.”