Monday, June 19, 2017

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.

Aileene Pérez, Héctor Luis Rivera and Raúl Rivera were mentioned in the column by Lissette Montolío in the weekly New York newspaper La Voz Hispana where their roles in the production Teatro Experimental Blue Amigos (TEBA) production of Mirandolina (La posadera) were noted (namely those of lead actress, director/producer, and sound technician, respectively). The play was presented in June as part of the seventh annual Festival de Teatro Latino Del Comisionado at the Teatro Rafael Villalona at El Comisionado Dominicano de Cultura en EEUU, located in Manhattan's Washington Heights neighborhoodAlso mentioned in the column were actor-producers Edison Carrera and Julio Ortega, where their careers in New York (and abroad) were highlighted. To read the article, which is in Spanish, click on the image at above right.

Víctor Cruz hosted the second annual Father's Day Domino Tournament presented by Urban Lifestyle Media. The event took place in June at Sofrito, located in the Manhattan's Harlem neighborhood. For more information, click here.

Pablo García Gámez, shown at left, was featured in the weekly New York newspaper Impacto Latino, where it noted the playwriting workshop he led titled "La dramaturgia del Acuyá", which took place in June at the Galeria de Arte Nacional in Caracas, Distrito Capital, Venezuela. To read the article, which is in Spanish and written by Carlos Navedo, click here.

Elizardi Castro will present his new standup comedy performance piece, Mira Que Nice!, in August at the James and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center in Orlando, Florida. For more information, 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?

Monday, June 12, 2017

Alex Lacamoire Wins His Third Tony Award for Orchestrations for DEAR EVAN HANSEN

The Antoinette Perry (Tony) Award for Excellence in Theatre, more commonly known informally as the Tony Award, recognizes achievement in live Broadway theatre. The awards are presented by the American Theatre Wing and The Broadway League at an annual ceremony in New York City. The awards are given for Broadway productions and performances, and an award is given for regional theatre.

This year, Alex Lacamoire, shown at right, picked up his third Tony Award in the category of Orchestrations, for his work on the Pasek-Paul-Levenson musical Dear Evan Hansen, which would go on to win six Tony Awards, including Best Musical. This is his second consecutive Tony in this category. (He won his previous Tony Awards for his orchestration work on the Miranda-Hudes musical In The Heights and last year, for the Lin-Manuel Miranda musical Hamilton).

For more information on this year's Tony Awards (plus a list of all the winners), click here or here.

Rubén Santiago-Hudson Wins Drama Desk Award for Directing August Wilson's JITNEY

Drama Desk Award winner Michael Urie hosted the 62nd Annual Drama Desk Awards on Sunday, June 4, 2016 at The Town Hall in New York City. The Drama Desk Awards, which are presented annually, honor outstanding achievement by professional theater artists on Broadway, Off-Broadway and Off-Off Broadway.

Rubén Santiago-Hudson, shown above right, picked up a Drama Desk for directing the Manhattan Theatre Club production of August Wilson's Jitney on Broadway. (The production also won the award for Outstanding Revival of a Play.)

For more information about the 2017 Drama Desk Awards (including a list of winners), click here or here.

Friday, June 9, 2017

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), is one of two honorees (the other being musician K7 of TKA) of the 2017 edition of The 116th Street Festival. She received the award from Rhina Valentín on Monday, June 5, 2017 at the Pelham Bay & Split Rock Golf Courses, located in the Pelham Bay Park section of the Bronx. The festival, in its 32nd year, is the biggest Latino festival in the Northeast United States, will take place on Saturday, June 10, 2017 (the day before the National Puerto Rican Parade) in Manhattan's El Barrio neighborhood. [Shown left to right in the photo at right: de la Luz and Valentín at the awards ceremony.]

A.B. Lugo, shown at left, was featured in the LCG Lounge blog, where he was interviewed about being a writer and his recently published book of poetry Spanish Coffee/Black, No Sugar (La Casita Grande Editores). To read the interview, click here. To buy the book, which is available via Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and the publisher directly, click herehere, and here.

ABC Casting continued their collaboration with the Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors (HOLA), conducting a casting workshop in New York. The workshop concluded with an audition for the ABC Diversity Workshop. The HOLA members selected by ABC through member submission were Marcelo Carrascosa, Shevy Gutiérrez, Al Lanfranco, Marisel Polanco, Stephanie Rocío, and Christina Villa. Special thanks to ABC Casting Director of Primetime Casting Marci Phillips and Casting Coordinator Erica A. Hart.


Ángel Gil Orrios, Soledad López, Edison Carrera, Modesto Lacén, Mayté Hernández, and Yvette Quintero were named among the best dressed at the recent New York Latin ACE Awards, according to the Héctor Luis Sin Censura resident fashionista Raúl Rivera. To read about who else made the cut, click here. [Clockwise from left: Gil Orrios and López, Carrera, Lacén, Hernández, Quintero.]

Víctor Cruz appeared in a national commercial for CitiBank with actor-comedian Jim Breuer. He appears at the left of the trio in the commercial which can be seen by clicking on the video below.

Jim Breuer

Jim Breuer. 376,946 likes · 6,011 talking about this. FIND ME FINDING YOU ON TOUR! http://officialjimbreuer.com/tour/



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?

Monday, June 5, 2017

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.

Alberto Bonilla, shown at right, is the understudy for the roles of Dr. Wally, Bob and the titular role in Roundabout Theatre's Broadway premiere production of Scott McPherson's play Marvin's Room.  Directed by Anne Kauffman, the play will star Janeane Garofalo, Celia Weston and Lili Taylor and will begin previews at the American Airlines Theatre on Thursday, June 8, 2017 with a scheduled opening date of June 29, 2017. For more information, click here.

Lucio Fernándezshown at left, and the music group Máxima Alerta, of which he is a member, performed on the Univision float at the 2017 Cuban Parade of New Jersey, which occurred on June 4, 2017 and ran on Bergenline Avenue (starting at James J. Braddock Park) through the cities of North Bergen, Guttenberg, West New York, and Union City, ending at Celia Cruz Way (all in New Jersey's Hudson County). For more information about the event, founded 17 years ago and which is organized by Cuban Parade of New Jersey and Save Latin America Inc., click here or here.

Aileene PérezHéctor Luis RiveraMarina CatalánAlicia CerónAniela GonzálezJulissa Román and Cedric Leiba, Jr. were featured in the Entreactos y Telones column of the weekly New York newspaper La Voz Hispana. Pérez is starring as the titular role of the Teatro Experimental Blue Amigos (TEBA) production of Mirandolina (La posadera), directed by Rivera. The play will be presented in June as part of the seventh annual Festival de Teatro Latino Del Comisionado at the Teatro Rafael Villalona at El Comisionado Dominicano de Cultura en EEUU, located in Manhattan's Washington Heights neighborhood.. Catalán, Cerón, González, and Román are starring in Leonardo González's play Nanas. Produced by Berioska Ipinza and Pietro González of LaMicro Theater, it will take place in June at IATI Theater, located in Manhattan's East Village. Leiba is co-starring in in the Pregones-PRTT production of El Bolero Was My Downfall. Based on the Manuel Ramos Otero short story "Loca la de la locura", the piece was adapted and directed by Jorge B. Merced (who also stars), and will be presented in June at Pregones Theater, located in the Mott Haven section of the South Bronx. To read the article, which is in Spanish, click on the image at above right. [Clockwise from above left: Leiba; Pérez and Rivera; and the cast of Nanasclockwise from top left– Catalán, Cerón, González, Román.]

Rhina Valentín, shown at left, was the featured model of banners all along Fordham Road in the Bronx and cover model for the area map and shopper's guide as she is the face of a print campaign of the Fordham Road Business Improvement District (BID), a 501(c)(3) non profit organization and work closely with the city of New York to encourage community and economic engagement. For more information, 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?


Prime Latino Media Salón (June 2017) - Celebrating Latino Brilliance

NYC monthly series for independent Latino
multimedia-makers, actors & musicians
at The Green Room in New World Stages 

Join us at
PRIME LATINO MEDIA Salón
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 from 7-10:30pm
A support network to advocate, promote & advance independent
mainstream and bilingual Latino projects in English and Spanish

CELEBRATING LATINO BRILLIANCE
As artists, we all strive for brilliance. First, there’s attaining it on an inner level, then validation by power brokers and ultimately, by community. Listen to proven artists who have received accolades and how they shine in their own inimitable way. Join us as we feature inspirational storytellers and partake in networking, conversation and a drink within a community of ¡Latinos Unidos! All Welcome!


7-8pm: Networking
8-9pm: TÍO LOUIE Reporta: Interview screenwriter & four bilingual actors
9-9:30pm: Musical Interview & live performance, “Salón Unplugged” 
9:30-10:30pm: Networking

• Moderator:
TIO LOUIE/Louis E. Perego Moreno, Founder/Executive Producer of PRIME LATINO MEDIA Salón & President, Skyline Features

• Interview #1/Multimedia-maker: Alexander Dinelaris, Academy Award and Golden Globe winner for screenplay of Birdman and book writer of Broadway musical, On Your Feet!

• Interview #2/Actors: Edmi De Jesús, Edna Lee Figueroa, Sandor Juan & Marco Antonio Rodríguez; bilingual actors proficient in Spanish-language theater– performing in Repertorio Español, FUERZAFest, The ONE Festival, and other places in NYC
   

• Interview #3/Music: Jeannie Sol, comedienne, actor and torch singer who has performed in theatrical musicals, such as Myrta Silva in La Gloria

FREE ADMISSION & CASH BAR – RSVP: https://brilliance100.eventbrite.com
Location:  New World Stages, 340 West 50th Street (bet. 8th and 9th aves.), NYC
Next PRIME LATINO MEDIA Salón ~ July 2017


Interview #1: MULTIMEDIA-MAKER
Alexander Dinelaris                           @AlexDinelaris
An Academy Award and Golden Globe winner for the screenplay of Birdman (or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance). He is the co-creator and executive producer of the series, The One Percent, for MRC, starring Hilary Swank. He is also the book writer of the West End production of The Bodyguard Musical and of Gloria and Emilio Estefan’s Broadway musical, On Your Feet! An HOLA Awards honoree, he is a proud member of the Writer’s Guild and the Dramatists Guild.
Interview #2: FOUR ACTORS
Edmi De Jesús                                     @EdmiDJ
Born in Santurce, Puerto Rico, she has two BA degrees from the University of Puerto Rico, performed in more than 25 commercials as a principal, appeared in soap operas, TV shows and more than 10 movies in Puerto Rico. She studied at the Lee Strasberg Institute and at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA) in London. She was in La Mala, filmed in Spain with acclaimed Cuban actor Jorge Perugorría; in the HBO short film Smell the Coffee, and in the Puerto Rican film Dos Caminos.

Sandor Juan                                        
@SandorJuan
Born in Cuba, he migrated to Miami. He was cast in Telemundo’s De Padres a Hijos. He acted in the film The Pérez Family and the play Matecumbe. He moved to L.A. for five years and then to NYC. His TV credits include Burn Notice, The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien and What Would You Do? In New York, he works nonstop at Repertorio Español. He’s the recipient of two HOLA Awards and a NY Latin ACE Award. He recently won Best Actor at FUERZAfest for his performance in the play Seis.

Edna Lee Figueroa            @EdnaLeeFigueroa
Puerto Rican stage, film, TV, and voiceover actress; theater producer and stage manager. A Repertorio Español and PopUP Theatrics member, Teatro Círculo and Boundless Theatre Associate Artist. Theater: Bamboo in Bushwick, and Inside; and her productions, Máscaras Afuera (Masks Off) and La Terapía (Therapy). Film: Medardo (Ecuador/Holland), Maldeamores (Prod: Benicio Del Toro), Mad Dogs (Amazon), and Main Street (Dir: John Doyle). HOLA Award recipient.  www.ednaleefigueroa.com

Marco Antonio Rodriguez  @marcomarantonio
Acted, written, produced and directed Pico de GalloHeaven Forbid(s)! and Rick Nájera’s Latinologues. His play, La Luz De Un Cigarrillo (Ashes Of Light), won 5 HOLA, 4 NY Latin ACE, 3 Soberano awards, including awards for his playwriting. His play, Barceló Con Hielo (Barceló On The Rocks) won the MetLife Nuestras Voces Playwriting competition and 4 HOLA Awards. He adapted Julia Álvarez’s In The Name Of Salomé into a stage play  for Repertorio Español and recently acted in Kidnap Road at La Mama. www.marcoantoniorodriguez.com


Interview #3: MUSIC
Jeannie Sol                                          @CHACHASOL
Born in Brooklyn, she released her first album on Sony Records, Yannet Sol and Friends. With the strength of her hit Correr a Ti (a Spanish-language version of Whitney Houston's Run to You), she toured worldwide with Ray Barretto, Celia Cruz and Grupo Niche. Her second studio album was titled Yannet Sol. She is a member of Teatro SEA Children's Theater in NY, starring in (among other plays) La Plenópera del Empache, Rafael Hernández: Romance and in her biggest musical role playing, Myrta Silva in La Gloria. Recipient of two HOLA Awards.

Louis E. Perego Moreno/@TioLouie
Founder & Executive Producer of PRIME LATINO MEDIA, the largest network on the East Coast of independent Latino multimedia-makers, actors and musicians in bilingual Latino and mainstream media, digital and entertainment. A Social Impact Producer and Educator who owns for 35 years Skyline Features, a bilingual (English/Spanish) multimedia and educational production company developing documentaries, television programming and advertising commercials.

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