Thursday, January 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.

Allison Strong, shown at right, will perform the national anthem for the New Jersey Devils home game against the Montreal Canadiens on Friday, January 20, 2017 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. For more information, click here.

Edna Lee Figueroa, Edmi De Jesús and Jerry Soto co-star in the Txemi parra play La terapia. Directed by Gerardo Gudiño, the play also stars Mario Mattei and Noëlle Mauri and will be presented from February through April as part of the Micro Teatro New York 2.0 at Teatro SEA, located in The Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center (home to HOLA) in Manhattan's Loísaida neighborhood.

The film ¡Ay, Que Susto! (Oh, What A Fright!) is continuing to hit the film festival circuit– and picking up awards along the way. The film, written by Mo Zapata and A.B. Lugo, with cinematography and co-production by Anthony Ruiz, co-starring Natalia Ivana Escobar, and co-produced and directed by Zapata, recently won the Best Horror Comedy Short Award from the 
Macabre Faire Film Festival, which took place in January 2017 in Ronkonkoma, New York.

Johanna Tolentino was interviewed by Keith Andrew for his online talk show "Keith Andrew Network", where she spoke about her life and career. To see the webisode, click on the video below. 

Caridad de la Luz
 (also known by her nom de poésie et de musique La Bruja) and several of her castmates from the 
musical I Like It Like That were interviewed by Ebby Antigua of Latina magazine, where they talked of their experience on the salsa jukebox musical (book by Waddys Jáquez and David Maldonado, directed by Jáquez). The show stars Domingo Quiñones and is running through the end of January at the Puerto Rican Traveling Theater (located in the theater district of midtown Manhattan). To see the interview (Ms. de la Luz is at the far left, dressed in character, in the beret and sunglasses), click on the video below.

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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