Saturday, November 10, 2012

HOLA Member Bochinche

Bochinche refers to "gossip." In this sense, we use it to mention HOLA members or Friends of HOLA who are getting acting and performance gigs. The names of HOLA members and Friends of HOLA are listed below in boldface.

J.W. Cortés
(a 2012 HOLA Award honoree) is scheduled to sing the Star-Spangled Banner this weekend (November 9-11, 2012) before both the New York Knicks-Dallas Mavericks game (at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan) and the Brooklyn Nets-Orlando Magic game (at Barclays Center in Brooklyn) in commemoration of the former venue’s Military Appreciation Night, the 237th anniversary of the United States Marine Corps (Cortés is also a Marine and a Gulf War veteran) and the U.S. holiday Veterans Day.

The feature film Elliot Loves (written and directed by G. Terracino) will be screened at Cinema Arts Center in Huntington, New York tonight (November 10, 2012) as part of the Long Island Lesbian and Gay Film Festival (LILGFF). The award-winning film was produced by Terracino and Elizabeth Gardner and co-produced by Juan Cáceres, stars Robin De Jesús, Elaine Del Valle (a 2012 HOLA Award recipient), Alfredo Narciso (a 2012 HOLA Award recipient), Cedric Leiba, George Ruiz, Dalia Davi, Monte Bezell, Judy Torres, Bobby DeJesús, Denia Brache and Fabio Costaprado in the cast. For more information, click here or here.

American Lyric Theater’s popular series of public libretto readings, The Living Libretto, continues this season at the new National Opera Center. The culmination of extensive libretto workshops conducted for the new operas currently being written by ALT Resident Artists, each reading features guest artists. In November, it commissioned and presented La Reina (libretto by Laura Sosa Pedroza and music by Jorge Sosa). Directed by Debbie Saivetz, it featured Zabryna Guevara (a 2012 HOLA Award recipient), Ed Trucco, Teresa Yenque, Audrey Esparza, José Joaquín Pérez, Alfredo Huereca (a 2012 HOLA Award recipient), Gerardo Rodriguez, Gerardo Gudiño (a 2012 HOLA Award recipient), Antonio Vega, Gabriel Gutiérrez and Israel Hernández, and took place at the National Opera Center, located in Manhattan’s Fashion District. For more information, click here.

Francisco Ramos is currently filming The Hardest Love (written and directed by Henry B. Roa), where he plays Latin freestyle singer Víctor Velásquez today, many years after the heyday of Latin freestyle music (the 1980s-early 1990s). The film has released a promotional music video of the song “Let Me Love You”, from the movie. The video features Ramos, in character as Velásquez (billed here as “Victor Velazquez and DJ Lugo Gee”, the latter played by Gilbert Lugo) in his heyday (the video is supposed to take place in the late 1980s). For more information on the film, click here.

If you are an HOLA member or a Friend of HOLA and want to submit a bochinche item, send us an e-mail. If you are not an HOLA member, why not join? If you are not a Friend of HOLA, why not become one

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