Monday, June 20, 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.

Cedric Leiba, Jr.shown wearing the hat, center, in the photo at right, danced with Milteri Tucker, (wearing red, front and center, in the photo at rightand Bombazo Dance Company as the opening act of the Teatro SEA production of La muela del rey Farfán/The King Who Refused To Love. The production (directed by Manuel A. Morán) is taking place as part of the Arte pa' mi Gente/Arts for All Festival, running through June at La Plaza at The Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center (home to HOLA) in Manhattan's Loísaida neighborhood. For more information, click here.

Thalía Hispanic Theatre is presenting the Juan Carlos Rubio comedy Apartment For Sale (tenant included). Produced, designed and directed by Ángel Gil Orrios, the production stars Soledad LópezJesús E. Martínez, and Basílica Bliachas and is now running through June at Thalía's namesake theater located in the Sunnyside area of Queens. For more information, click here.

Elaine Del Valleshown at left, was featured in The Huffington Post where her role as a co-producer of the popular interactive webseries "Gran'pa Knows Best" was mentioned. Created, co-produced, directed, shot and edited by William D. Caballero (shown at right, with Del Valle and "Gran'pa") and based on his award-winning short film How You Doin', Boy? Voicemails From Gran'pa, its star is Caballero's own grandfather Víctor Muriel (who voices the title character, itself a 3D model of Muriel). "Gran'pa Knows Best" (which has just premiered its second season, can be seen on HBO Go, HBO Now and HBO On Demand, and HBO Latino). To read the article, including behind-the-scenes footage, click here.

Caridad de la Luz
(also known by her nom de poésie et de musique La Bruja) appears and performs in Sketches from the Underground. The short film, directed by Lucas Machowski (and for which de la Luz receives a co-writing credit), will be screened at The Brooklyn Museum (in the Prospect Park area of Brooklyn) on Thursday, June 23, 2016 as part of the museum's Caribbean Heritage Series. For more information, click here or here. To see the excerpt of the film where she performs her poem "The Bronx", click on the video below.

Sketches from the Underground - THE BRONX (feat. La Bruja) from IMR Studio on Vimeo.

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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