Friday, May 31, 2013

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, performance or similarly artistic gigs and/or recognition in the media. The names of HOLA members and Friends of HOLA are listed below in boldface. To see what other HOLA members are doing currently, click here.

Mariana Buoninconti and her husband (and frequent collaborator) Rubén Darío Cruz II are happy to announce their newest co-production– their daughter Felicia Amada Cruz Buoninconti. She was born on the afternoon of May 29, 2013, weighing 6 lbs. 6 oz. and measuring 19 inches long. Mother, father and daughter, shown at right, are doing just fine. [Blogger's note: Congratulations!!]

Raoul Daniel Luna, shown at left, booked the title role of the short film Leonard Peres (written by Suzanne Andrews Correa and directed by Missy Hernández) through a casting notice he received in the announcements HOLA sends to its members. The film is scheduled to shoot in New York City in June.

Celeste Muñiz and Laura Riveros will be performing in Hybrid: Performance Art Showcase. Produced by Hybrid Theatre Works (and co-presented by Arts in Bushwick), the performance will be on Saturday, June 1, 2013 at Brooklyn Fire Proof, located in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn. For more information on the showcase, click here, here or here.

Francis Mateo, shown at right, is starring as King Ferdinand of Navarre in a production of William Shakespeare's Love's Labour's Lost. Produced by The Shakespeare Forum and Carolyn S. Bauer Productions, the play is directed by Andrew Borthwick-Leslie and Sybille Bruun and begins previews next month for a June run at The Gym at Judson, located in Manhattan's Greenwich Village. For more information, click here or here.

Claudio Marcel Weisz will be singing with the Raf Astor Band on Sunday afternoon, June 2, 2013 at Havana Central Upper West Side restaurant, located near Columbia University.

Jeannie Sol will be one of the performers on the main stage of the annual Brooklyn Pride celebration, which will take place on Saturday afternoon, June 8, 2013 on Fourth Street and Fifth Avenue in the Park Slope area of Brooklyn. For more information, 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 live in the New York metropolitan area and want to be an HOLA member, why not join? If you live outside the New York metropolitan area and want to be an HOLA member, you can find out more information on how to do so, by clicking here. If you are not a Friend of HOLA, why not become one?

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