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If You’re Tired Of Music Festivals Not Featuring Latino Acts, Here’s One Full Of Latino Artists

If you’ve ever been irked by the fact that music festivals hardly ever feature Latino artists, Ruido Fest is here to put them all to shame.

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Now in its third year, the three-day Chicago Latino music festival, which takes place on July 7-9 at Addams/Medill Park in Pilsen, boasts an insane lineup.

Ruido Fest could be considered strictly a Latino alt-rock showcase (in 2015 they featured Café Tacvba, Zoe, Molotov, Kinky, among others), but this year’s lineup includes several acts that fall outside of the “alterLatino” label.

Here are some highlights:

Julieta Venegas

The Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter, our favorite Tijuanera, released her seventh album, “Algo Sucede,” in 2015.

Bomba Estéreo

Yes! The electro-cumbia masters will be on deck, which we’re super psyched about.

But wait… want to make your head spin? What happens when you take Norteño music and Spanish rock? Not sure? You’ll find out at Rudio Fest because…

Tejano legends Intocable and Alejandro Marcovich (a founding member of Caifanes) will be together on stage!

We’re not sure what this will sound like, but we’ll be definitely be in the front row, all ears.

Other notable acts include Spain’s El Guincho…

This set will undoubtedly be insane. He has the most eclectic sound ever! But so far, our most guiltiest pleasure will be seeing…

… and Mexican rockers Fobia.

This veteran “rock en Español” band from Mexico City is one of those groups that evokes so much nostalgia. We can’t wait to see them under the blistering Chicago sun.

Guillermo Ignacio, a press rep for Ruido Fest, tells mitú that this year will be their biggest year ever, and when asked if there’s going to be social activism component (information booths, political statements) for Latinos given our tense political climate, Ignacio said: “this is a Spanish-speaking festival, so that’s a statement in itself.”

READ: This Festival In Miami Celebrates Hispanic LGBTQ Community All Month Long

Do you think you’ll want to go to this show? Share this story and let us know in the comments below!

Megan Thee Stallion Confirms She Was Shot Multiple Times

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Megan Thee Stallion Confirms She Was Shot Multiple Times

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Rapper Megan Thee Stallion, whose real name is Megan Jovon Ruth Pete, recently made headlines after she revealed that she’d been a victim of gun violence. After a series of misreports from various outlets, the rapper took to Instagram to clear up rumors that had been made about the circumstances. Including ones that suggested she had been arrested.

Recently the rapper revealed she suffered multiple gunshot wounds this past Sunday and is currently recovering.

In a detailed account of events on Instagram on Wednesday, the rapper revealed that rapper Tory Lanez had been arrested on a gun charge after police officers found the weapon in his car. At the time, Megan had also been in a car with another woman.

“On Sunday morning, I suffered gunshot wounds, as a result of a crime that was committed against me and done with the intention to physically harm me,” the “Savage” rapper wrote. “I was never arrested, the police officers drove me to the hospital where I underwent surgery to remove the bullets. I’m incredibly grateful to be alive and that I’m expected to make a full recovery, but it was important for me to clarify the details about this traumatic night.”

A story published by TMZ originally reported that a cut on the rapper’s foot led police to search the car and find the gun.

The story posted a video of two people, one identified by TMZ as Megan, with their hands behind their backs. The images showed them surrounded by police. The outlet identified the other person as Lanez.

In her Instagram post, Megan emphasized that she had not been arrested but had in fact suffered multiple gunshot wounds. She went on to add that she had been driven by police officers drove to a hospital where she had surgery to remove the bullets.

“I’m incredibly grateful to be alive and that I’m expected to make a full recovery, but it was important for me to clarify the details about this traumatic night,” she finished the image. “I’m currently focused on my recovery, so I can return back to my life and back to making music as soon as possible.”

She also shared that the experience is “an eye-opener and a blessing in disguise… I hate that it took this experience for me to learn how to protect my energy.”

Demi Lovato Laughing At Herself While Rewatching ‘Camp Rock’: how awkward am I?

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Demi Lovato Laughing At Herself While Rewatching ‘Camp Rock’: how awkward am I?

Quite a lot has changed in the years that have passed since Disney Channel made the 2008 hit Camp Rock. For one, the star of the film (Demi Lovato) is much more than a former Micky-head and is now a household name amongst way more than the fanbase she held at the time. And according to recently dropped tracks and music videos, Lovato no longer hangs tight with her former co-stars the Jonas Brothers.

Still, all of these years later, and some years of growing up, Lovato seems to be able to look back at her big starring role and laugh.

Lovato took a stroll down memory lane this past weekend to watch the 2008 Disney Channel movie and share her reactions on Instagram Story.

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The 27-year-old singer her reaction the Disney hit in series of Instagram Stories wherein she gives some pretty hilarious commentary about her “awkward” character. At the time, Lovato depicted Mitchie Torres, an aspiring singer who attends a summer music camp called “Camp Rock”

In one scene that features Lovato alongside her Camp Rock co-star Alyson Stoner, Lovato writes “The amount of awkward f—ing things I did in this movie… I can’t.” In another scene shared with her and Joe Jonas, Lovato wrote “I told yall – how awkward am I?!!!”

Lovato finished off her Camp Rock rewatch party with a post sharing a scene of herself performing the song “Our Time Is Here.”

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“This s–t still slaps not gonna lie…,” the “Sorry Not Sorry” singer wrote of the clip.

The original Camp Rock which also starred Nick and Kevin Jonas was given the sequel treatment back in 2020 and was released as Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam.

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But it might not be its last? Recently, Lovato expressed her desire to take part in a third installment, this time with content that’s a little racier.

“We want to come out with an R-Rated Camp Rock 3,” the singer told Ellen DeGeneres in 2017. “I mean, all of our fans have now grown up and so anybody that watched Camp Rock is now older and can appreciate it.”