Wednesday, May 31, 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), shown at right, was featured in Billboard magazine where her participation as one of the star performers of a tribute concert to the late Cuban singer La Lupe. Produced by The City College Center for the Arts (CCCA), Pregones Theater-Puerto Rican Traveling Theater, and the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI), the event, titled, "An Evening of Music Honoring the Legacy of the 'Queen of Latin Soul'" will take place on Friday, June 9, 2017 at Aaron Davis Hall in Manhattan's Harlem neighborhood. To read the article, click here.

Víctor Cruz will be performing a standup comedy set at the ¡Ahora Mismo! Comedy, Music, and Afterparty event. Hosted by Rob Torres, it will take place on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at Evo Cocktail Lounge and Restaurant in the Castle Hill neighborhood of the Bronx. For more information, click here.

Erick Betancourt, shown at left, was mentioned in Playbill, as a result of his role in the company of The Public Theater production of William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. Directed by Oskar Eustis, the production is currently running through June at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park in Manhattan. To read the article, click here.

Vladimir Ríos collaborated with photographer Lester Blum on two photo series: Warrior of Hope and I Still Remember, respectively. Both are photographic narratives taken by Blum featuring Ríos (who also served as artistic director) as the main or lead character. Both photo series have been published as photo books and are hitting the art gallery circuit. The next stop for the two photo series will be at the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center in Allentown, Pennsylvania, where it will be exhibited in June and July. 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?

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