Monday, December 28, 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.

Edna Lee Figueroa and 2015 HOLA Performer's Choice Award recipient A.B. Lugo (also see below) were mentioned in the Héctor Luis Sin Censura blog (written by 2015 HOLA Awards and 2015 HOLA Awards Performer's Choice Award recipient Héctor Luis Rivera), where they were mentioned in the blog's Best of NYC Theater list of 2015, under the categories of Best Leading Female and Best Leading Male, respectively. Also mentioned in the list were Telba Cavero, Samuel Garnica, Paul Montoya; and 2015 HOLA Awards recipients Natalia Ivana Escobar, Jorge Luis Figueroa, Franco González Yáñez, and Aileene Pérez. To read the blog, which is in Spanish, click here. [Clockwise from top left: E.L. Figueroa, Lugo, Cavero, Garnica, J.L. Figueroa, Pérez, González, Escobar, Montoya, Rivera.]

2015 HOLA Performer's Choice Award recipient A.B. Lugo (also see above) is starring opposite Évi Siskos, Artemis Siskos, and David Elyha in a production of William Shakespeare's As You Like It. Produced by TTO Entertainment and directed by José A. Esquea, the play will premiere in January 2016 (the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare) at the Flamboyán Theatre in the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center (home to HOLA) in Manhattan's Loísaida neighborhood. For more information, click here or here.

Rose Gutiérrez is the creator of the webseries "Cornelia". In addition to creating it, she stars as the lead character and also wrote, co-directed, and produced it. Presented by End of Story Productions, the webseries also stars Danny GarcíaJ. SantanaGloria Zelaya, Leticia Castillo and Lisann Valentín. To see the first four webisodes of the webseries, click here

Lucio Fernández is singing with the group Máxima Alerta on their new song "Vive la vida". The music video for the bilingual (Spanish/English) song, directed by Ramón Cruz, can be seen below (Fernández solos on the first verse, the one sung in English).

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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