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Latin pop star launches new magazine

Thalia wants to aim her publication at young Latin girls.
/ Source: The Associated Press

Latin pop star Thalia, who already has made her mark in the music, fashion and television industries, now wants to add magazine publishing to her resume.

A three-issue monthly named Thalia was released by the singer on Tuesday during appearances at Grand Central Terminal and at a Kmart. The publication will run two more issues — in May and June — then continue based on consumer response, said Stuart Zakim, spokesman for publisher American Media.

“Thalia has said it’s going to be a magazine especially for Latina girls,” Zakim said. “The overall message she wants people to walk away with is a positive ‘you can do everything, live it well attitude.’ Very upbeat.”

The magazine’s editorial content will include a mix of health, beauty, fashion and spiritual tips, celebrity interviews and inspirational stories.

The 120-page magazine will be distributed nationally and have an initial target circulation of about 100,000. It will be printed in Spanish, focusing on Thalia’s main fan base, Hispanic women aged 18-35, who are largely unserved by print media, Zakim said.

Thalia will serve as editorial director.

In the 1990s, the Mexico City-born Thalia became a platinum solo artist, and she gained even more fame as a star of several Mexican soap operas.

Her most recent release, the self-titled “Thalia,” was nominated for a Latin Grammy award in the Best Female Pop Vocal Album category.

Her “High Voltage” tour begins April 27 and will take her to several cities in the United States and Mexico.