Sunday, February 28, 2016

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.

Andrea Navedo, shown at right, with her awardwas honored (along with other former HOLA Award honorees Luis Guzmán and John Quiñones, as well as ESPN and the Hulu series "East Los High") at the 19th annual Impact Awards gala, presented by the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC), which this year is celebrating its 30th anniversary. The gala took place on Friday, February 26, 2016 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, located in Beverly Hills, California. For more information, click here.

Héctor Luis Rivera, shown at left, was mentioned in the Parafernalia column of the blog La Bazuka (written by Lissette Montolío, also see below), where his role as director of the Franklin Domínguez play Lisístrata odia la política. Based on the Aristophanes comedy, this award-winning play produced by the Teatro Experimental Blue Amigos (TEBA) just wrapped up its run in February at the Broadway Blackbox Theater, located in Manhattan's Washington Heights neighborhood. To read the column, which is in Spanish, click here.

HOLA members Denia Brache, Enmanuel García Villavicencio, Mateo Gómez, Arisleyda Lombert, Billy Martin Mejía, Lissette Montolío (also see above), Marco Antonio Rodríguez, and Yolanny Rodríguez were among the artists mentioned in the Entreactos y Telones column of the weekly New York newspaper La Voz Hispana, where they were highlighted in a list of actors who raised the profile of the Dominican Republic in New York City. The tribute coincided with the Dominican Independence Day. To see the tribute, which is in Spanish, click on the image at right.

A.B. Lugo, Indio Meléndez, and Omar Pérez, shown at left, from left to right, were featured in the Arte NY blog (edited by J. Edgar Mozoub), where they are about to present and perform their self-penned solo shows for the CALLBACKseries 2016 Festival presented by Teatro Círculo. The plays are Lugo's Manchild Machismo (directed by Omar Pérez), Meléndez's Someday A Father Be (directed by Dudley Findlay, Jr.), and Pérez's Rhapsodia (directed by Mino Lora), respectively. The pieces will be presented together in March at Teatro Círculo's namesake space in Manhattan's East Village. For more information on the festival, click here. To read the blog, 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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