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“We Don’t Talk About Bruno” is Disney’s Highest-Charting Song Since 1995

Virginia Isaad
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” is the earworm that’s topping the charts since the release of Disney’s Encanto in November. The catchy track that’s gone viral and hit the No.1 spot on Spotify has climbed the Billboard Hot...
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“We Don’t Talk About Bruno” from ‘Encanto’ Hits #1 on US Spotify Chart

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
Lin-Manuel Miranda undoubtedly had an amazing year in 2021, and his success is only continuing in 2022. The Puerto Rican songwriter and playwright, penned the soundtrack for the hit Disney film, Encanto, released in November and had all of us...
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‘Vivo’ Celebrates Cuban Culture and Shines with Music by Lin-Manuel Miranda

Virginia Isaad
Cuban culture and music are front and center in the latest animated film out on Netflix. Vivo is the first-ever Sony Animation musical film and  the second of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s movie projects this year following In the Heights, with Disney’s...
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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...