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What Superhero and Villain Are You, According To Your Zodiac Sign?

Have you ever wondered what kind of life you would live, if you were a superhero? Perhaps you would soar through the skies, revelling in your extraordinary powers. Or maybe you would be forced to live in secret, carefully guarding the truth about your alternate identity. Either way, you know you’d be the perfect candidate to work for the greater good.

Or maybe you’re more curious about the kind of villain you would make? If you’re going to wreak destruction, it’s nice to know just how exactly you would rule the world with your newfound power as the big bad.

Have a read and see what your star sign says about your superhero and villain potential …

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

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Superhero: How could you be anyone but Wonder Woman? Trained by the Greek god of war, Ares, Princess Diana of Themyscira embodies all of the things we love about you. You are strong-willed, and never back down from a fight. At your best, you are passionate and confident.

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Villain: Aries, your darker side is seen in The Joker. Woe betide anyone who should cross your path! Despite your alluring extroverted nature, you have the capacity to cause ultimate chaos. It can be hard to predict what you will do next when you’re provoked into anger.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

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Superhero: Taurus, your grounded-ness makes you the perfect Ms Marvel. Just like Carol Danvers, you have the capacity for outstanding physical, and emotional, endurance. You stick by your friends through the good, bad, and ugly times, and they are always grateful for that – even if they don’t always show it.

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Villain: On the other hand, Taurus, your stubbornness can get you into a lot of trouble, making you a true Magneto. Once you’re set in your way of thinking, no-one can make you listen. Watch out, since this can cause a lot of grief for the people around you!

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

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Superhero: Most likely your superhero won’t come as any surprise to you, Gemini. With your many-sidedness, it’s not hard to see your likeness to the Incredible Hulk! You’re clever and adaptable, just like the big green guy from the Avengers. You embrace change … which is just as well if you can transform into a larger-than-life superhero!

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Villain: Gemini, your evil twin is Two Face. You do try to keep your dark side hidden from other people, but sometimes your friends and family see glimpses of your moodiness. When you’re at your worst, you can be impulsive and devious. Sometimes you’d rather leave decision-making up to chance, or the flip of a coin, rather than thinking about the consequences of what you do.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

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Superhero: Did someone mention Gamora? Cancer, you’re known for your ability to adapt, and your responsive and dependable nature. There is no limit to your perseverance and drive when you set your mind to something. You would make a great Gamora, soaring through space to save the galaxy.

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Villain: On the flip side, your villain persona would definitely be Kilgrave, Cancer. Your sensitivity makes you vulnerable to being moody, self-pitying and self-absorbed. Your emotional nature can hurt those around you, and can come across as manipulative when you really lose your cool.

Leo (July 23 – August 22)

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Superhero: Leo, as the king of the jungle, you are the perfect Thor Odinson – Asgardian royalty. Self-confidence and loyalty are some of your best qualities. You have a tenacious soul, just like a hero of Thor’s calibre. Your courageous nature is what really sets you apart from other superheroes.

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Villain: Of course, could you be anyone but Catwoman? Unfortunately, Leo, your arrogance can be a bit off-putting. This leaves people questioning if you’re really the good guy, or the bad guy. Sometimes your tenacity can go a bit too far, turning you into a headstrong villain!

Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

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Superhero: Virgo, your reliability and trustworthiness puts you in good stead to save the world as Captain America. You make sure you get the job done to perfection, and you’re modest to boot, too. Even better, you’re super practical and have real attention to detail – no bad guy would ever get past you!

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Villain: If tempted to the dark side, Virgo, you would have the world in your thrall as Lex Luthor. Your malevolent self is harsh and overcritical. As an evil mastermind, your plans would always have a sense of fastidiousness to them. In fact, you may be so fussy over the small details, you may not get around to actually putting your devious schemes into action!

Libra (September 23 – October 22)

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Superhero: Being the sign of the scales, your sense of balance would work wonders for you as Spiderman! Libra, you’re romantic and just, making you a very attractive hero. An expert at getting things done, you wouldn’t be able to resist showing off your charming side on your daring escapades.

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Villain: Should the scales tip in the other direction, though, you would be a perfect Thanos. Libra, as a villain, you can be pretty detached, which can alienate those around you. Heaven forbid you get the ability to snap half of the universe out of existence!

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

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Superhero: Wow, Scorpio, you’d really kick ass as Black Widow! You’re brave and focused, which helps you keep your cool when the going gets tough. With your Scorpio sense of intuition, you’d make a fantastic fighter. Your squad knows it can always count on you, since you stand by your promises.

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Villain: On the other hand, should you weaponise your sexy self, you’d be the ideal Poison Ivy. A Scorpio that’s working on the dark side is a manipulative, jealous type. Your secretive nature would protect you from instant defeat at the hands of a superhero, but it also means that you rarely trust people.

Sagittarius (November 23 – December 21)

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Superhero: Sagittarius, have you ever considered how much you have in common with Deadpool? Your honesty and confident nature can get you into some crazy hijinks, but underneath it all, you do have a heart of gold. To be honest, it’s probably just as well you don’t have unlimited self-healing capabilities right now, since that stops you from going completely overboard.

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Villain: Should you embrace your inner rogue, Sagittarius, you would be Loki. You’re impatient. You’re inconsistent. And, you’re overconfident. Fortunately, your friends and family forgive your trickster self. Sometimes, they’ll even embrace it.

Capricorn (December 22 – January 20)

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Superhero: Chances are you’ve known it all along, Capricorn: you’re the quintessential Iron Man. You’ve got the ambition to succeed where others would fail. Plus, though others may not know it, you’ve also got the discipline and intelligence to reach for really big goals. 

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Villain: Do you remember Ronan the Accuser, from Guardians of the Galaxy? Because, Capricorn, you two have a lot in common. Your villainous self is pessimistic enough to destroy entire societies. And, even worse, your stubbornness makes it hard to talk you out of it.

Aquarius (January 21 – February 18)

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Superhero: Aquarius, in short, you’re Jessica Jones. You’re fiercely independent, but also very loyal to the people who are close to you. Your intelligence and creativity helps you get the job done – even though sometimes you can be a little unconventional in your methods when you do start chasing down the bad guys.

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Villain: A villainous Aquarius is certainly found in X-Men’s Mistique. Your aloofness and unpredictability can make it difficult to catch you when you cause mischief. This may also steer you toward extremist tendencies, since you don’t have anything, or anyone, to stop you from causing real chaos.

Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

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Superhero: Pisces, as the sign of the fish, you’ve got plenty of things in common with Aquaman. You’re guided by your intuition, which always helps you save the day. Selfless and kind, you’re the epitome of goodness. With your affinity for heroism, Pisces, you have the potential to make things go pretty swimmingly for those around you.

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Villain: But what happens when you embrace your evil side, Pisces? You are Spiderman’s nemesis, Doctor Octopus, otherwise known as Doc Oc. You can be over-sensitive and pessimistic, which can bring others down. It’s not all bad, though. After all, a set of extra arms and claws has gotta be pretty useful, right?

So what your destiny will be? Would you rather be battling on the side of good, or reaping the rewards as the bad guy? Let us know on Facebook by clicking the icon at the top of the page!

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This Artist Has Been Breaking Barriers As A Non-Traditional Mariachi

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This Artist Has Been Breaking Barriers As A Non-Traditional Mariachi

On a recent episode of ABC’s game show To Tell The Truth, three celebrity panelists were tasked to uncover the identity of a real mariachi singer.

Each contender embodied “non-traditional” attributes of mariachi culture either through physical appearance or language barriers, leaving the panelists stumped.

When it came time for the big reveal, with a humble smile 53-year-old Timoteo “El Charro Negro” stood up wowing everyone. Marveled by his talents, Timoteo was asked to perform unveiling his smooth baritone voice.

While not a household name in the U.S., his career spans over 25 years thriving on the catharsis of music.

Timoteo “El Charro Negro” performing “Chiquilla Linda” on Dante Night Show in 2017.

Originally from Dallas, Texas, Timoteo, born Timothy Pollard, moved to Long Beach, California with his family when he was eight years old. The move to California exposed Pollard to Latin culture, as the only Black family in a Mexican neighborhood.

As a child, he recalled watching Cantinflas because he reminded him of comedian Jerry Lewis, but musically he “got exposed to the legends by chance.”

“I was bombarded by all the 1960s, ’70s, and ’50s ranchera music,” Timoteo recalls to mitú.

The unequivocal passion mariachi artists like Javier Solis and Vicente Fernandez possessed heavily resonated with him.

“[The neighbors] always played nostalgic music, oldies but goodies, and that’s one thing I noticed about Mexicans,” Timoteo says. “They can be in their 20s but because they’ve grown up listening to the oldies it’s still very dear to them. That’s how they party.”

For as long as he can remember, Pollard “was born with the genetic disposition to love music,” knowing that his future would align with the arts.

After hearing Vicente Fernandez sing “Lástima Que Seas Ajena,” an awakening occurred in Pollard. While genres like hip-hop and rap were on the rise, Pollard’s passion for ranchera music grew. It was a moment when he realized that this genre best suited his big voice.

Enamored, Pollard began to pursue a career as a Spanish-language vocalist.

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At 28, Timoteo began learning Spanish by listening and singing along to those artists he adored in his youth.

“When I decided that I wanted to be a mariachi, I didn’t think it was fair to exploit the culture and not understand the language,” he says. “If I’m going to sing, I need to be able to communicate with my audience and engage with them. I need to understand what I’m saying because it was about honor and respect.”

Pollard began performing local gigs after picking up the language in a matter of months. He soon attracted the attention of “Big Boy” Radio that adorned him the name Timoteo “El Charro Negro.”

Embellishing his sound to highlight his Black heritage, Pollard included African instruments like congas and bongos in his orchestra. Faintly putting his own spin on a niche genre, Pollard avoided over-saturating the genre’s sound early in his career.

Embraced by his community as a beloved mariachi, “El Charro Negro” still encountered race-related obstacles as a Black man in the genre.

“There are those [in the industry] who are not in the least bit thrilled to this day. They won’t answer my phone calls, my emails, my text messages I’ve sent,” he says. “The public at large hasn’t a problem with it, but a lot of the time it’s those at the helm of decision making who want to keep [the genre] exclusively Mexican.”

“El Charro Negro” persisted, slowly attracting fans worldwide while promoting a message of harmony through his music.

In 2007, 12 years into his career, Pollard received a golden ticket opportunity.

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Pollard (left) seen with legendary Mexican artist Vicente Fernandez (right) in 2007. Photo courtesy of Timothy Pollard.

In a by-chance encounter with a stagehand working on Fernandez’s tour, Pollard was offered the chance to perform onstage. The singer was skeptical that the offer was legit. After all, what are the chances?

The next day Pollard went to his day job at the time and said, “a voice in my head, which I believe was God said, ‘wear your blue velvet traje tonight.'”

That evening Pollard went to a sold-out Stockton Area where he met his idol. As he walked on the stage, Pollard recalls Fernandez insisting that he use his personal mic and band to perform “De Que Manera Te Olvido.”

“[Fernandez] said he did not even want to join me,” he recollects about the show. “He just was kind and generous enough to let me sing that song on his stage with his audience.”

The crowd applauded thunderously, which for Pollard was a sign of good things to come.

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Timoteo “El Charro Negro” with Don Francisco on Don Francisco Presenta in 2011. Photo courtesy of Timothy Pollard.

In 2010, he released his debut album “Me Regalo Contigo.” In perfect Spanish, Pollard sings with great conviction replicating the soft tones of old-school boleros.

Unraveling the rollercoaster of relationships, heart-wrenchingly beautiful ballads like “Me Regalo Contigo” and “Celos” are his most streamed songs. One hidden gem that has caught the listener’s attention is “El Medio Morir.”

As soon as the track begins it is unlike the others. Timoteo delivers a ’90s R&B love ballad in Spanish, singing with gumption as his riffs and belts encapsulate his unique sound and story.

Having appeared on shows like Sabado Gigante, Don Francisco Presenta, and Caso Cerrado in 2011, Timoteo’s career prospered.

Timoteo hasn’t released an album since 2010 but he keeps his passion alive. The singer has continued to perform, even during the Covid pandemic. He has high hopes for future success and original releases, choosing to not slow down from his destined musical journey.

“If God is with me, who can be against me? It may not happen in a quick period of time, but God will make my enemies my footstool,” he said.

“I’ve continued to be successful and do some of the things I want to do; maybe not in a particular way or in particular events, but I live in a very happy and fulfilled existence.”

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Exclusive: Luis Fonsi Talks Working with Rauw Alejandro, Christina Aguilera, and Demi Lovato

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Exclusive: Luis Fonsi Talks Working with Rauw Alejandro, Christina Aguilera, and Demi Lovato

Luis Fonsi is kicking off 2021 with a new single. The Puerto Rican superstar premiered the music video for “Vacío” on Feb. 18 featuring rising Boricua singer Rauw Alejandro. The guys put a new spin on the classic “A Puro Dolor” by Son By Four.

Luis Fonsi throws it back to his románticas.

“I called Omar Alfanno, the writer of ‘A Puro Dolo,’ who is a dear friend,” Fonsi tells Latido Music. “I told him what my idea was [with ‘Vacío’] and he loved it. He gave me his blessing, so I wrote a new song around a few of those lines from ‘A Puro Dolor’ to bring back that nostalgia of those old romantic tunes that have been a part of my career as well. It’s a fresh production. It sounds like today, but it has that DNA of a true, old-school ballad.”

The world got to know Luis Fonsi through his global smash hit “Despacito” with Daddy Yankee in 2017. The remix with Canadian pop star Justin Bieber took the song to new heights. That was a big moment in Fonsi’s music career that spans over 20 years.

There’s more to Fonsi than “Despacito.”

Fonsi released his first album, the fittingly-titled Comenzaré, in 1998. While he was on the come-up, he got the opportunity of a lifetime to feature on Christina Aguilera’s debut Latin album Mi Reflejo in 2000. The two collaborated on “Si No Te Hubiera Conocido.” Luis Fonsi scored multiple Billboard Hot Latin Songs No. 1s in the years that followed and one of the biggest hits was “No Me Doy Por Vencido” in 2008. That was his career-defining romantic ballad.

“Despacito” remains the second most-viewed music video on YouTube with over 7.2 billion views. The hits did not stop there. Later in 2017, he teamed up with Demi Lovato for “Échame La Culpa,” which sits impressively with over 2 billion views.

He’s also appearing on The Voice next month.

Not only is Fonsi working on his new album, but also he’s giving advice to music hopefuls for the new season of The Voice that’s premiering on March 1. Kelly Clarkson tapped him as her Battle Advisor. In an exclusive interview, Fonsi talked with us about “Vacío,” The Voice, and a few of his greatest hits.

What was the experience like to work with Rauw Alejandro for “Vacío”?

Rauw is cool. He’s got that fresh sound. Great artist. Very talented. Amazing onstage. He’s got that great tone and delivery. I thought he had the perfect voice to fit with my voice in this song. We had talked about working together for awhile and I thought that this was the perfect song. He really is such a star. What he’s done in the last couple of years has been amazing. I love what he brought to the table on this song.

Now I want to go through some of your greatest hits. Do you remember working with Christina Aguilera for her Spanish album?

How could you not remember working with her? She’s amazing. That was awhile back. That was like 1999 or something like that. We were both starting out and she was putting out her first Spanish album. I got to sing a beautiful ballad called “Si No Te Hubiera Conocido.” I got to work with her in the studio and see her sing in front of the mic, which was awesome. She’s great. One of the best voices out there still to this day.

What’s one of your favorite memories of “No Me Doy Por Vencido”?

“No Me Doy Por Vencido” is one of the biggest songs in my career. I think it’s tough to narrow it down just to one memory. I think in general the message of the song is what sticks with me. The song started out as a love song, but it turned into an anthem of hope. We’ve used the song for different important events and campaigns. To me, that song has such a powerful message. It’s bigger than just a love song. It’s bringing hope to people. It’s about not giving up. To be able to kind of give [people] hope through a song is a lot more powerful than I would’ve ever imagined. It’s a very special song.

I feel the message is very relevant to the COVID-19 pandemic we’re living through.

Oh yeah! I wrote that song a long time ago with Claudia Brant, and during the first or second month of the lockdown when we were all stuck at home, we did a virtual writing session and we rewrote “No Me Doy Por Vencido.” Changing the lyrics, kind of adjusting them to this situation that we’re living now. I haven’t recorded it. I’ll do something with it eventually. It’s really cool. It still talks about love. It talks about reuniting. Like the light at the end of the tunnel. It has the hope and love backbone, but it has to do a lot with what we’re going through now.

What do you think of the impact “Despacito” made on the industry?

It’s a blessing to be a part of something so big. Again, it’s just another song. We write these songs and the moment you write them, you don’t really know what’s going to happen with them. Or sometimes you run into these surprises like “Despacito” where it becomes a global phenomenon. It goes No. 1 in places where Spanish songs had never been played. I’m proud. I’m blessed. I’m grateful to have worked with amazing people like Daddy Yankee. Like Justin Bieber for the remix and everyone else involved in the song. My co-writer Erika Ender. The producers Mauricio Rengifo and Andrés Torres. It was really a team effort and it’s a song that obviously changed my career forever.

What was the experience like to work with Demi Lovato on “Echáme La Culpa”?

She’s awesome! One of the coolest recording sessions I’ve ever been a part of. She really wanted to sing in Spanish and she was so excited. We did the song in Spanish and English, but it was like she was more excited about the Spanish version. And she nailed it! She nailed it from the beginning. There was really not much for me to say to her. I probably corrected her once or twice in the pronunciation, but she came prepared and she brought it. She’s an amazing, amazing, amazing vocalist.

You’re going to be a battle advisor on The Voice. What was the experience like to work with Kelly Clarkson?

She’s awesome. What you see is what you get. She’s honest. She’s funny. She’s talented. She’s humble and she’s been very supportive of my career. She invited me to her show and it speaks a lot that she wanted me to be a part of her team as a Battle Advisor for the new season. She supports Latin music and I’m grateful for that. She’s everything you hope she would be. She’s the real deal, a true star, and just one of the coolest people on this planet.

What can we expect from you in 2021?

A lot of new music. Obviously, everything starts today with “Vacío.” This is literally the beginning of what this new album will be. I’ve done nothing but write and record during the last 10 months, so I have a bunch of songs. Great collaborations coming up. I really think the album will be out probably [in the] third or fourth quarter this year. The songs are there and I’m really eager for everybody to hear them.

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