Thursday, January 17, 2013

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.

The Latin Trendsetter Awards were presented in November 2012. Produced by Latin Trends magazine and Laboratorio Buena Salud, two of the honorees included J.W. Cortés and David Zayas (shown at left and at right). To see a video recap, click on the video below.

The December 2012 issue of Latin Trends magazine had a feature article on Crystal Shaniece's play Black Latina (flyer image shown at right). Directed by Verónica Caicedo and featuring Judy Torres and Anaridia Burgos in the cast, the show will have a January run in Teatro LATEA, located in the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center (home to HOLA) in Manhattan's Loísaida neighborhood. For more information, click here, here or here.

The poetry anthology Me No Habla With Acento: Contemporary Latino Poetry (edited by Emanuel Xavier and published by Rebel Satori Press/El Museo del Barrio) will be used as a text for a course at the University of New Mexico, located in Albuquerque. Two of the anthology's contributing poets are Caridad de la Luz (La Bruja) and A.B. Lugo (shown at left and at right). For more information on the anthology which features the work of 25 poets, click here.

Milteri Tucker is one of the performers in the Thalía Spanish Theatre production of afroTANGO. Produced, designed and directed by Ángel Gil Orrios (with musical direction from bandoneón master and Latin Grammy winner Raúl Jaurena), the production will run from January through March at Thalía's eponymous theater located in the Sunnyside area of Queens. For more information, click here.

Mike Smith Rivera (sometimes known as Mister Clown) and Kelly Anne Burns (sometimes known as Missus Clown) will be hosting an evening of vaudeville called The Night Circus. It will take place on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at the WorkShop Theater, located in the theater district of midtown Manhattan. For more information, click here.

Priscilla López will star in the regional premiere of the play Somewhere written by Matthew López (no relation). The play will be produced by TheatreWorks and directed by Giovanna Sardelli and run in January and February at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, located in Mountain View, California. For more information, click here and here.

Around the Block/Al Doblar La Esquina, in association with the New York Public Library, is presenting The City Comeback, a collection of short plays written by William Beasley, John Cappelletti, Nina Howe, Allan Yashin and Paula Wolff; and directed by Beasley, Camille Monte, Susanne Traub and Gloria Zelaya. The production will take place in January at the New York Public Library's Grand Central Branch in the Murray Hill of Manhattan and will feature Mahammatt Baba, Marlene McCoy, Ydaiber Orozco, Nikaury Rodríguez, Rodney Roldán and María Teresa Silva in the cast.

Lucio Fernández is serving as master of ceremonies for Voices of Angels, a concert in loving memory of those who perished in the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. The concert will feature the Union City Philharmonic Orchestra, Jahye Kim & Yedeun Park, directors; the Union City Opera Company, John Jay Hebert, director; members of the TapOlé Dance Company, Megan Fernández, director; the Poet Laureate of Union City, Mr. Ben "BrokenEnglish" Figueroa; and other special guests. There will also be an art exhibit by the Union City Artist Collective curated by Amado Mora. The event will take place on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at the Union City Performing Arts Center in (natch) Union City, New Jersey

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 are not an HOLA member, why not join? If you are not a Friend of HOLA, why not become one?

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