Friday, June 3, 2011

HOLA Member Bochinche

Bochinche refers to "gossip." In this sense, we use it to mention HOLA members who are getting acting and performance gigs. The names of HOLA members are in boldface.

Annette Cortés and her husband Rick Cains are pleased the announce the birth of their first child. Their son, Marcos David Cains Cortés, shown sleeping at left, came into this world on Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at 8:58am. He weighed 9 lbs., 5 oz. and measured 21 inches long. Mother, father and son are all healthy and doing well.

Luna De Toledo Catarevas, booked the role of Marina in the film Predisposed (directed by Philip Dorling).

Caridad De La Luz (also known by her nom de poésie La Bruja) will be performing at the EarSay Performance Festival at the Spanish Repertory Theater in the Rose Hill section of Manhattan, at the special event From Havana to Harlem at the world famous Apollo Theater in the heart of Manhattan's Harlem neighborhood (and where the lineup also includes Bobby Sanábria Big Band, Felipe Luciano, Cándido, David Amram, Jon Faddis and Charenée Wade) and at the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium in the Brooklyn Museum in the Prospect Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn. One can also by her recently published book of poetry, The Poetician, by clicking here.

Johnathan Cedano will be performing in Doric Wilson's Street Theatre. Presented by TOSOS II Theater Company, the play is directed by Mark Finley and will have a benefit performance on June 9, 2011 for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center of New York, located in Manhattan's West Village.

Bombazo Dance Company is presenting La bomba me llama. A dance-theater piece directed and choreographed by Milteri Tucker, the story uses the Afro-Puerto Rican dance bomba to tell the story of Tere, a young lady in search of her roots. The performers include Tucker, Jilliana Richerick, Oscar Salazar Cruz, Dharma A. Padrón, Charles Brown, Teresa Cuevas, Fabián Zarta, Esther Antoine and William Tucker, the presentation will happen in July in Pregones Theater in the Mott Haven section of the South Bronx. Special guest artists for the presentations include Abrante (Billy T. El Negrolo, Oreste Abrante, José "Dr. Drum" Ortiz and Zuleinette Ralat).

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