Monday, June 22, 2015

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.

Billy Martín Mejía, Edison Carrera and Jonathan Cruz are highlighted in the Héctor Luis Sin Censura blog (written by Héctor Luis Rivera, also see below). The three of them are featured in films screening at the fourth annual Dominican Film Festival in New York, which is running from June 24-28, 2015 at four venues in Manhattan's Washington Heights neighborhood (Columbia University Medical Center Alumni Auditorium, The Armory Foundation Hall of Fame Theater, Comisionado de Cultura Dominicano en EEUU, and Alianza Dominicana). For more information, click here. Mejía stars in the short film Boulevard 168 (directed by Oliver Olivo Batista), Carrera co-stars in the short film Dark Dreams (directed by Wilton Reynoso), and Cruz co-stars in the short film The Man in the Blue Suit (directed by Wigner Duarte). To read the blog and find out more information about these films read the Héctor Luis Sin Censura blog, which is in Spanish, by clicking here. [Shown above, clockwise from top left: Mejía, Carrera, Cruz, Rivera.]

Xiomara Cintrón, shown at right, was interviewed by Héctor Luis Rivera (also see above and below) for the Héctor Luis Sin Censura blog, where she talked about her life, training and career as an award-winning actress and also teacher. To read the interview, which is in Spanish, click here.

Caridad de la Luz (also known by her nom de poésie et de musique La Bruja) will host a hip hop/spoken word concert and perform outdoors with the band La Consulta as part of the City Parks Foundation's SunnerStage series of live performances. She will headline the bill, co-produced by Nuyorican Poets' Café, with performers Reph Star and Patty Dukes (collective known as Circa '95), Nena Ali and DJ Fred One. The concert will take place on Friday, July 10, 2015 at St. Mary's Park, located in the Mott Haven neighborhood of the Bronx. For more information, click here.

The Francisco Lupini-helmed film Tu. Yo. Baño. Sexo. Ahora. keeps racking up awards. The short film, which stars Francisco Fuertes (also see belowand Mauricio Pita, won the Award for Excellence: LGBT from the Accolade Global Film Competition. For more information, click here.

Kathy Tejada, Alexandra Manzano, A.B. Lugo and Héctor Luis Rivera (also see above) were featured in the Entreactos y Telones column of the New York weekly newspaper La Voz Hispana, where the TEBA production of Elena Garro's play A Solid Home was highlighted (Tejada, Manzano and Lugo starred in the production, which was directed by Rivera). The play ran in June at the Broadway Blackbox Theater, located in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan. In the bottom photo shown in the image at left, Tejada can be seen standing left of center (in the back row wearing green), Manzano can be seen seated right (in the front row wearing magenta), and Lugo can be seen standing center (in the back row wearing black with white stripes). Other HOLA members mentioned in the column include Enmanuel García Villavicencio, Francisco Fuertes (also see above), Soledad López and Ángel Gil Orrios. To enlarge the image, which contains text in English and Spanish, click on it.

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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