Friday, May 16, 2014

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.

Kiki Meléndez, shown at right, is featured and interviewed for an article in the New York Daily News regarding her career as an actress and standup comedienne and her "docu-comedy" Journey of a Female Comic (written by Meléndez with Lynn McCullough and co-directed by Meléndez and Erick Crespo), which has been playing at AMC movie theaters in Southern California for the last couple of weeks and which opens in AMC movie theaters in New York City this weekend. The film also features appearances from Nadine VelázquezEsaí Morales, Lupe Ontiveros, María Conchita Alonso, Jacob Vargas, Guy Ecker, Johnny Ray Rodríguez, Susan Rybin, among others. To read the article, click here

J.W. Cortés sang The Star-Spangled Banner on Thursday, May 15, 2014 before the "Hurricane" Junior Wright-Steve Bujaj WBC boxing match at The Millennium Theatre in the Brighton Beach section of Brooklyn.

David Vega was interviewed in an article in the Spaniard newspaper El Diario Montañes (serving the Cantabria and Santander regions of Spain) where the Hollywood premiere of the film Airplane vs. Volcano (written and directed by James and Jon Kondelik, billed as The Kondelik Brothers), in which he stars, was featured. The film also stars Dean Cain, Robin Givens and Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs. To read the article (which is in Spanish), click on the image at left. For more information, about the film, click here.

Rosa Rodríguez is one of the stars of the play When Janey Comes Marching Home. Written by Kym Gomes and John Grabowski and based on the book of interviews of female veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan conducted and compiled by Laura Browder, the play is being produced by the Brava Company and Chelsea Rep LAB as part of the Planet Connections Festival. Proceeds from the production will benefit the Service Women's Action Network (SWAN). The production will have a production on Friday, May 30, 2014 at the Paradise Factory, located in Manhattan's East Village. For more information, click here.

Teatro Experimental Blue Amigos (TEBA) is presenting an English-language production of the Spanish play Suicide is Prohibited in Springtime. Written by Alejandro Casona and directed by Héctor Luis Rivera, it will have a June run in the Broadway Blackbox Theater in Manhattan's Washington Heights neighborhood and star A.B. Lugo, Alexandra Manzano, María Richardson, Jennifer Quinn, Dennis Maragliano, Rivera and Ángel Alcántara.

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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