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 here, here, 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.
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