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Disney Releases Teaser Trailer for ‘Encanto’ Set in Colombia with Music by Lin-Manuel Miranda

Virginia Isaad
The teaser trailer for Disney’s Encanto, set in Colombia, just dropped and we couldn’t be more excited. With songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda and its lead role featuring Colombian and Argentine-American actor Stephanie Beatriz (In the Heights and Brooklyn 99), Encanto...
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Lin-Manuel Miranda Issues Apology for Lack of Afro-Latinx Representation in ‘In The Heights’

Since its release a week ago, the film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In the Heights has come under fire for a lack of Afro-Latinx representation in the film’s top-billed cast inciting claims of colorism in the Latinx community and in...
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‘Hamilton’ Star Mandy Gonzalez is Using Her Platform to Promote Inclusivity & Inspire the Latinx Community

Mexican-Jewish actress Mandy Gonzalez has devoted most of her career to stage work, which she recognizes doesn’t get nearly as much attention as working on-screen. But the 42-year-old mom’s passion, dedication and talent have led her to some incredible experiences...
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Dascha Polanco Calls ‘In the Heights’ a Celebration of Latinx Culture

Virginia Isaad
Latinx representation remains limited in film and television but the upcoming film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s play In the Heights is a true celebration of Latin American culture. The musical centers around Dominican bodega owner, Usnavi (played by Puerto Rican...
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The First Trailer for Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘In The Heights’ Drops

Johanna Ferreira
We’ve been waiting months for the long-awaited trailer for In The Heights, the first screen adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical and it’s finally here! But unlike most film trailers these days, which are normally released on the internet, Miranda understood...