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2005

Dec 27, 2005 PuertoRicans.Com by Eddie Santos (click here) At the Ritz Cabana, Doble Night report- Comedy night with comedian sensation Snipes, Dj Sabor and Dj Danny Boy and also Oro Solido with exclusive photos for PuertoRicans.Com

Dec 20 - 2005- PuertoRicans.Com by Debbie Rivera and Felix "Nacho" Rivera (click here) Fox Deportes en Enpañol held it's Premios to the best Latino athletes. Plus, Fiesta Jibara Navideña by El Centro Cultural de Puerto Rico en el Sur de la Florida, Inc

Dec 7 - 2005- PuertoRicans.Com by Eddie Santos (click here)"Bomba, a Celebration of Sight and Sound", Antonio Broccoli Porto new exhibition celebrating Diversity Week at Montclair State University, NJ

Nov 29 - 2005- PuertoRicans.Com by Eddie Santos (click here)PuertoRicans.Com Appreciation Day at 88 Keys Lounge. Ray Rodriguez y Swing Sabroso, Frankie Morales and Luis Manuel, DJ Orlando, Dj Sabor and Dj Danny Boy and many more

Nov 28 - 2005- PuertoRicans.Com by Eddie Santos (click here)FREESTYLE FEVER 2005 at the Copacabana, NYC. Happy Birthday to Sal Abbatiello

Nov 23 - 2005- PuertoRicans.Com by Eddie Santos (click here)
Azúcar! The Life and Music of Celia Cruz - Smithsonian exhibit tribute to Celia Cruz at the National Museum of American History in Washington DC.

Nov 22 - 2005- PuertoRicans.Com by Eddie Santos (click here)
Over 100 Haitian Art enthusiasts including Haitian Ambassador The Honorable Raymond Joseph, Haitian Art Society President Larry Kent and other supporters, gathered at the Haitian Embassy in Washington D.C. on November 19, 2005 to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the Centre D'Art in Port-Au-Prince.

Nov 21 - 2005- PuertoRicans.Com by Eddie Santos (click here)
"El Festival del Bacalaito" Ponce and a visit to Turabo University, Puerto Rico

Nov 16 - 2005- PuertoRicans.Com by Eddie Santos (click here).
Premios Latinos 2005 - Umbrella Lounge, NYC. DJ Frikkiao was given the Promoter & Producer Award for his contributions to the Latin Music Industry in the State of NJ . PuertoRicans.Com and its staff members proudly congratulate DJ Frikkiao on this well deserved award.

Nov 15 - 2005- PuertoRicans.Com by Eddie Santos (click here).
This week from Hatillo, Puerto Rico. The Puerto Rican Mother Association of Puerto Rico presented an outstanding medal of excellence to Lillie Lopez from Juncos, Puerto Rico. Guest of honor was Mrs. Susan Hickenlooper- President of National Board of Directors - American Mothers, Inc

Oct 18 - 2005- PuertoRicans.Com by Eddie Santos (click here).
The 5th annual Fiestas Patronales were celebrated on Oct. 6-9th 2005. Las Fiestas were dedicated to "La Vedette de America The legendary "Iris Chacon" and singer, composer Roberto Anglero. And 2nd Boricua Agenda Summit by PRFAA in NJ.

Oct 11 - 2005- PuertoRicans.Com by Eddie Santos (click here).
This week at the Ritz Cabana special Birthday for Snipes, hosted by Kyle Grooms (who has been on HBO, MTV, BET, VH1, Comedy Central). Special Headlining Joey Vega (who has been on Law and Order, Sopranos and has opened at many concerts like Marc Anthony). Featuring Sara Contreras (also recorded for Law and Order. Amoung others Rashaun Reese and many others. Also Erben Perez (from Talking Buddha Band and Bass Player of Marc Anthony's Band).

Oct 4 - 2005- PuertoRicans.Com by Eddie Santos (click here).
This week Hi- intentionz car club and PuertoRicans.Com went to the Giant Stadium in NJ at the Festival Multicultural Costarricense 2005.Puerto Rican Hero and Survivor William Rodríguez , last survivor of 911 North Tower of the WTC.

Sept 27 - 2005- PuertoRicans.Com by Eddie Santos (click here).
This week Hi- intentionz car show at Westside Bar and Grill . West paterson NJ.The Hispanic Parade/Festival Bayonne NJ, thousands from many countries came to represent on this day. The Festival had many participants, amount them, ( from "El Burrito Sabanero song " Andy Ariel "El Osito De La Salsa".), Charlie Casanova, DJ June, DJ Casper, Troke,"LOS INVENCIBLES", Boy Wonder, LDA, Mud Slingaz, plus the one and only Andy Andy. Also a very special thanks to Harrison and Urban Box Office (UBO.com)

Sept 20- 2005- PuertoRicans.Com by Eddie Santos (click here for Gala and Parade Report)
Puerto Rican Heritage Statewide Parade in Newark, New Jersey
. Bimbo has been honored as The Grand Marshall and PuertoRicans.Com as also been honored as one of the District Marshalls. Also Governor of Puerto Rico, Anibal Acevedo-Vila, and PRFAA’s Executive Director, Eduardo Bhatia, Congressman Menendez, Senator Corzine and the Mayor of Fajardo, PR, Hon. Aníbal Meléndez Rivera, Special thanks to Irving "El Coqui" Linares, President of the parade

Sept 12- 2005- PuertoRicans.Com by Eddie Santos (click here).
This week with Madison Spare Garden Festival de La Salsa 30 years Anniversary, La India, N'Klave, Tito Rojas, Ismael Miranda, Domingo Quinones, Nelson Gonzalez, and many more. Also Press Conference for the Bayonne Parade and a fundraiser for the victims of the Katrina Hurricane

Sept 7 - 2005- PuertoRicans.Com by Eddie Santos (click here).
This week Comedy Night at the Ritz, Salsa at 88 Keys Lounge, 1ra Fiesta Folklorica Latina in Newark, NJ, with Bimbo, Los Hermanos Moreno, Fuerza Juvenil, Gungui and Prestige Freestyle Night 3 at China Club with the Wepa man, Cynthia, Judy Torres, Lisa Lisa, Lissete Melendez.

Aug 30 - 2005- PuertoRicans.Com by Eddie Santos (click here).
This week at Taino award Perth Amboy, NJ- PuertoRicans.Com one of the Honorees, The Puerto Rican Parade in Paterson, NJ, special thanks to Alex and Hi-Intentionz Car Club group. Plus the Puerto Rican Festivals in Rhode Island.

Aug 23 - 2005- PuertoRicans.Com by Eddie Santos (click here)
This week at Lakewood Unity Parade. Thank you Mirta for your work. Pretty Images, CEO of National Puerto Rican Parade Ralph Morales, Perth Amboy, Camden and Atlantic City members said "Presente". Also Perth Amboy, NJ - 2005 Dominican/Latin Heritage festival, with Fernando Villalona, Victor Quesada, JHOSY and BABYQ. Special thanks to Willie Will Productions and Sergio. Plus, Festival del Centro Las Americas, Worcester MA con la Sonora Poncena

 

Aug 17 - 2005- PuertoRicans.Com by Eddie Santos (click here)
This week with Gilberto Santa Rosa at Studio 9. Also, PuertoRicans.Com made history again at the 9th ANNUAL ATLANTIC COUNTY PUERTO RICAN PARADE AND LATIN MUSIC FESTIVAL TOOK PLACE IN ATLANTIC CITY. Ismael Miranda, Adalberto Santiago, Victor Vega, Ramon Orlando, Richie Rosario. Eddie Santos and Eddie Aguilar named the Godfathers of the parade. Special thanks to Ivette Soto, Borgata, La Z Radio, Univision, Aspira, Asplundh, Margarita, Rachel, Iraida Prod., Caraballo's Family, TROKE, Royal Rumba Ent. and every one who attended these events. thanks also to Joey Hernández and Puerto Rico es Salsa

 

July 26- 2005- PuertoRicans.Com by Eddie Santos (click here). This week "LLuvia de Estrellas" By Iraida Productions in Perth Amboy, NJ. Where Yomo Toro was honored and received the key of the city of Perth Amboy. Many talented people performed. Also special guests, Victoria y Guillermo, Victor Quezada band and Controvercia. Plus Happy Birthday to Yomo Toro. Plus New Image Motor Sports and F1 Motoring 3rd Annual car show with its finest staff members at club Abyss in NJ. Hundreds of cars, celebrities, and a sunny day, could not have been better. Thanks also to Rico and Rix Magazine.

 

July 19- 2005- PuertoRicans.Com by Eddie Santos (click here). This Week from Arecibo Puerto Rico Photos of Nite Cap Night club in Arecibo with Grupo al Palo." El Observatorio de Arecibo". also photos of San Juan, Photos by Daniel Walters Official Contributor for PuertoRicans.Com

July 13- 2005- PuertoRicans.Com by Eddie Santos (click here). This Week from At the Puerto Rican Parade in Bridgeport Connecticut. Main performance by "EL Maestro del Cuatro" Yomo Toro with Zon del Barrio and Puerto Rican Power.

July 5- 2005- PuertoRicans.Com by Eddie Santos (click here). This Week from Newark, New Jersey Festival de la Salsa with Frankie Negron. Freestyle at China Club in NYC with Judy Torres, George Lamond, Coro, Noel, Lisette Melendez, Johnny O, Fascination, from KTU - Speedy and many more. At the Paterson summer festival with Andy Andy and Troke.

 

June 29- 2005- PuertoRicans.Com by Eddie Santos (click here). Camden San Juan Bautista Parade.

 

June 23- 2005- PuertoRicans.Com by Eddie Santos (click here). Orquesta de Victor Quesada performed at the Latin Rhythns concert at the Barron Art Center, Woodbridge, NJ on June 16, 2005. On June 17, 2005 Perth Amboy began the first Fridays events in downtown district also with Victor Quesada.

 

June 14 - 2005- PuertoRicans.Com by Eddie Santos (click here) This Week in CALIFORNIA, NEW JERSEY AND NEW YORK- (OVER 600 Photos)- The National Puerto Rican Parade in NYC. Sophia Zayas Queen of the parade, Honoring Mike Gracia. Special thanks to the Ralph Morales (CEO of the Parade), Angel, Eddie Aguilar and the Pretty Images. Miss Universe Puerto Rico, Fat Joe, Frankie Negron, Daddy Yankee. The Boricua Boxing Champ "Cotto", Adolfo Carrion, Aventura, Willie Colon, Yolanda Vega. N'Klave and JI Starr. and many more. The Hall Ave Festival in Perth Amboy, NJ with Hector Tricoche, Van Lester, Troke and many more. Plus 88Keys Lounge with Victor Quesada.
Plus Orquesta Melaza at the Califonia Puerto Rican parade

 

June 7 - 2005- PuertoRicans.Com by Eddie Santos (click here). This Week -Hoboken, NJ Puerto Rican Parade. Roberto Clemente Festival in Perth Amboy NJ with Aguakate, Grupo NV, Nacho, Ray Rodriguez y su combo Swing, Dj El Comandante y Dj Goya.

 

May 31 - 2005- PuertoRicans.Com by Eddie Santos (click here). This Week from Florida - 1st NBA playoffs game, Carlos Arroyo, Studio 9, 88keys, Ritz, former Menudo Charlie Masso, Frankie Negron,FREETSLYE FEVER 2005, K7 featuring TKA, Cynthia, George Lamond, And More, Coro, Judy Torres, Noel, Lisette Melendez, Betty of Sweet Sensation, The Wepa Man, from KTU Speedy and Jewelz, plus many more. Congratulation to Sal Abbatiello who received the PuertoRicans.Com "The Home of the Pretty Images" 2005 Promoter of the Year Award.

 

May 24 - 2005- PuertoRicans.Com by Eddie Santos (click here). This Week from La Mega 97.9 fm JI Starr and DJ El Comandante at Studio 9. Ray Rodriguez and Swing Sabroso at 88 KEys Lounge. RNS at The Ritz Cabana. Lakewood New Jersey at the Festival de la Nueva Cancion Latinoamericana - "EL LEON DE LA SALSA" Oscar de Leon, Brenda K Starr, Luis Manuel, Victor Fernandez, The Pretty Images Dancer and many more. Thanks to SalsaCruise.com who gave aways many gifts to the public. Special thanks to Paulina Fatima from Bailando 2 that airs on Telemundo 47 every Sunday at 1:30 am

May 16 - 2005- PuertoRicans.Com by Eddie Santos (click here). This Week from La Mega 97.9 fm JI Starr and DJ El Comandante. Special guest "DJ WRECK", at Studio 9. Combo Latino at 88 Keys Lounge, and as seen on BET and Comedy Central - Kyle Grooms at The Ritz Cabana.

 

May 10 - 2005- PuertoRicans.Com by Eddie Santos (click here). This Week From UPN's The Road to Stardom with Missy Elliot Finalist AKIL performing live - Experience Studio 9 Sabroso Fridays hosted by La Mega 97.9 J.I Starr “el Boricua de New York. Special thanks to Frank from Montelli Travel and DJ Goya

 

May 2 - 2005- Part 2 by Eddie Santos (click here). This Week in with Landon from MTV's Real World Philadelphia, plus from La Mega 97.9 fm JI Starr and DJ El Comandante. Also we a have a new queen. Miss Sophia Zayas from Santa Isabel Puerto Rico is Miss National Puerto Rican Day Parade Queen 2005.

 

April 26 - 2005- Part 2 by Eddie Santos (click here). This Week in with The Sopranos from HBO, Diane Prior from KTU at Studio 9. Also 88 Keys Lounge with Ray Rodriguez y Swing Sabroso. Reggeaton Meltdown at Poor Billys.

 

April 19 - 2005- Part 2 by Eddie Santos (click here).This Week in: New York- A visit to "La Gruta" and the Bronx Zoo. Rhode Island- Ruben Berrios Martinez, Senator in the Legislative Assembly of Puerto Rico and President of the Puerto Rican Independece Party spoke about the historical relationship between Puerto Rico and the United States in the Auditorium of the List Art Center at Brown University. Florida - Hispanic Fest 2005

 

April 12 - 2005- Part 2 by Eddie Santos.This Week at the Copacabana with Luisito Rosario. Also Larry Harlow, JI Starr, Montelli Travel. Calle 8 and Fiestas in South Florida. Thanks to Festiveprod.com

 

March 28 - 2005- Part 2 by Eddie Santos.This Week The New York International Auto Show at the Javits Convention Center in NYC with over 1,000 cars. Club Abyss with DJ Alex Perez, the 3rd anniversary of "Muy Buenas Noches" show with Juan Gonzalez and Juan Cruz Barrio (editor for PuertoRicans.Com), 88 Keys Lounge and Ritz Cabana Lounge

 

March 23 - 2005- Part 2 by Eddie Santos.This Week Ray Rodriguez at 88 Keys Lounge, Erben Perez, Actor Jose Figueroa birthday. Also Una Noche de Ritmo Latino at the MSG during the Knicks vs Spurs game. JI Starr, Mambo Baby, from Pretty Images and Latin Beat Maganize Mr Eddie Aguilar (Co-founder of PuertoRicans.Com). What a night with Raul Acosta y Oro Solido! Special thanks to Mr Henry Comas

March 15 - 2005- Part 2 by Eddie Santos- This Week George Lamond at Studio 9, Woodbridge, NJ, Azuca Fridays at Club Escape in Sayreville, NJ. The first "American Airlines Employees Boricua Family Picnic" at Tropical Park in Miami, Fl. Plus CALLE 8 FESTIVAL IN MIAMI FLORIDA with El Gran Combo,Edwin Bonilla,Oscar de Leon and la reina del carnaval Albita were a few of the attending artist. In the reggaeton category some of the finest representatives such as Fat Joe, Nikki Jam,and Ivy Queen. Also singer and composer Willy Valentin represented PuertoRicans.Com

 

March 7 - 2005- Part 2 by Eddie Santos- This Week F1 Motoring Concert Series with Luny Tunes, Mas Flow. The 2005 Regional President PuertoRican Parade meeting where Juan Gonzales received 2005 Man Of the Year Award. Comedy night with Kile Groom at the Ritz as seen on Comedy Central. Plus Victor Manuelle in Miami, FL

 

Feb 28 - 2005- Part 2 by Eddie Santos- This Week -New Latin Restaurant, Lounge and Night Club opens doors in New Jersey. 88 Keys Lounge is located in Woodbridge, NJ. Come and enjoy while also dinning. Two floors with live bands and Djs. This week we shared with DJ Jimmy, grupo Extreme and many more. Do not forget "Fiesta Fridays".

 

Feb 22 - 2005- Part 2 by Eddie Santos-This Week -The 4th anniversary of the Fiestas Patronales in Broward County, Florida .It was a 4day celebration and artist such as Plena Libre,Puerto Rican Power ,Grupo Trapiche,Ray Barretto and Larrry Harlow.They even had las famosas picas como en Puerto Rico. (photos and report by Felix "Nacho" Rivera (Florida contributor for PuertoRicans.Com)

 

Feb 15 - 2005- Part 2 by Eddie Santos- This Week -Actor Renoly Santiago from FILMS:Dangerous Minds, Hackers, Daylight, Con Air, Punks and tHE sTREET kING. From Talking Buddha band Erben Perez and Mario Guini (also part of Marc Anthony's band). DJ Alex Perez, RIX Magazine, Dj Jimmy, Combo Latino, 88 keys nigh Club and the Ritz Cabana.

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Feb 1 - 2005- Part 2 by Eddie Santos- This Week -Calle San Sebastian Festival 2005 in the Old San Juan Puerto Rico, plus photos of Guavate. (photos by Felix Rivera, reported by Duncan)

 

Feb 1 - 2005- Part 2 by Eddie Santos- This Week -Calle San Sebastian Festival 2005 in the Old San Juan Puerto Rico, plus photos of Guavate. (photos by Felix Rivera, reported by Duncan)

 

Jan 24 - 2005- Part 2 by Eddie Santos- This Week - we visited a Hot Latino place in New Jersey. The Ritz Cabana in Edison. Also some photos of the Snow Storm 2005 in NJ with upto 18 inches of snow on these photos.

Jan 20 - 2005- Part 2 by Eddie Santos- This Week - Honoring Boricuas in Iraq serving our country, exclusive photos courtesy of SSG Luis Cruz. Also, from Juncos Puerto Rico, more exclusive photos of the Governor of Puerto Rico Hon. Aníbal Acevedo Vilá with Mayor Alfredo Alejandro Carrión and the first Lady of Juncos, Medelicia Peña Ortiz. The inauguration of Mayor Alfredo Alejandro Carrión for second term. (Photos courtesy of Eduardo Santos Cay Sr. and Mibatey.com)

 

Jan 10 - 2005- Part 2 by Eddie Santos- This Week -Congratulations to the new Gellibert family Johnny and Maria on their wedding day, special thanks to North Brunswick, NJ Mayor Francis Womack. Also a night
out with some of the PuertoRicans.Com staff and contributors at Club Abyss. Thanks to Senovia, Dj Ray Colon, Dj Alex Perez, MC Izzy,Dj Jimmy, Kenny Morales, Rudy, Chucky, Eddie and everyone who attended!

Jan 4 - 2005- Part 2 by Eddie Santos- This Week -Happy New Year 2005 from PuertoRicans.Com, Talking Buddha and Club Abyss with DJ Alex Perez and DJ Yogui!