Thursday, June 30, 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.

Caridad de la Luz (also known by her nom de poésie et de musique La Bruja), shown at right, was cast in the upcoming new musical I Like It Like That, starring Tito Nieves. With a book by David Maldonado and Waddy Jáquez, the musical will be directed by Jáquez with musical direction and arrangements by Desmar Guevara. The musical will feature the music of Latin music artists such as Tito Puente, Eddie Palmieri, Ray Barretto, Ismael Rivera, Cheo Feliciano, Willie Colón, Héctor Lavoe, Rubén Blades, Larry Harlow, Ismael Miranda, Johnny Pacheco, Pete El Conde, Richie Ray & Bobby Cruz, La Lupe, Mon Rivera, Fania All-Stars, El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico, Joe Cuba, Pete Rodríguez, Johnny Colón, Patato y Totico. Previews for the musical will start in September at the Puerto Rican Traveling Theater, located in the theater district of midtown Manhattan. For more information, click here.

Lucio Fernández was featured in the Farándula section of the biweekly newspaper Cine y Novelas, where Máxima Alerta (the band of which he is a member) was named Best Latin Band in New Jersey. To read the article, which is in Spanish, click on the image at left.

Pablo Andrade
will be directing the Luigi Laraia play Too Close. The two-hander will feature original music by Paul Critser, choreography by Laraia and star Richard Tanenbaum and Daniel Owen. The production is being presented in July at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library as part of the Capital Fringe Festival in Washington, District of Columbia. For more information, click here.

Marisol Carrere, shown at right, stars opposite Emely Grisanty in the play El mandatorio idiota. Written and directed by Walter Ventosilla, the Guacamolink Performing Arts production is being presented in June as part of the VI Festival de Teatro Latino del Comisionado at the Sala Rafael Villalona at the Comisionado Dominicano de Cultura en EEUU in Manhattan's Washington Heights neighborhood. 

Elaine Del Valle cast and produced the short film Chicken (written and directed by Alain Alfaro).

José Yenque
is starring opposite Natalia Córdova and Kevin O'Neil in the film Welcome Back (directed by Matías Nilsson).

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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