Tuesday, March 7, 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.

Lucio Fernández, shown at right, appeared in the Héctor Luis Sin Censura blog (edited by Héctor Luis Rivera) as a result of his upcoming screening of the documentary Bahía de Cochinos: Nuestra perspectiva. Directed by Ricardo Bacallao and Fernández (the latter of which also produced), the screening will take place on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at the Sala-Teatro Rafael Villalona at the Comisionado Dominicano de Cultura en EEUU (CoDoCul), located in Manhattan's Washington Heights neighborhood. To read the blog, which is in Spanish, click here.

Mario Golden will be presenting 
his solo show Father God Mother Death (to be directed by Andreas Robertz and Nancy Ferragallo). It will be presented in May at The Cherry Lane Theatre (located in Manhattan's Greenwich Village) as part of the Downtown Urban Arts Festival (DUAF). For more information, click here.

Danny Mendoza and David Zayas, shown above, left to right, were recently featured in Variety, on account of their producing and co-starring roles, respectively in the feature film 11:55. The award-winning film, written by Víctor Almanzar, Ari Issler, and Ben Snyder, and directed by Issler and Snyder (and which also co-stars Almanzar, Erick Betancourt, Mike Carlsen, former HOLA honoree John Leguizamo, Elizabeth Rodríguez and Julia Stiles) was acquired by Gravitas Ventures, and will be released in U.S. theaters and on demand on Friday, June 9, 2016. To read the article in Variety, click here.

Caridad de la Luz (also known by her nom de poésie et de musique La Bruja), shown at right, performed alongside Carina Vázquez de la Luz at the Momma's Hip Hop Kitchen event. Now in its tenth year, the annual event (subtitled this year "Still I Rise"), Momma’s Hip Hop Kitchen (MHHK) is a multifaceted hip hop event designed to showcase women artists, especially women of color. This year's event took place on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at the Hostos Center for Arts and Culture, located in the Mott Haven section of the South Bronx. For more information, click on the image below.

'Hip Hop Kitchen' event empowers female artists in BX

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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