Monday, November 25, 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. To see what other HOLA members are doing currently, click here.

Allison Strong, shown at right, won two Hoboken Music Awards-- one for Outstanding Solo Female Performance and People's Choice. She also recently completed a residency at D's Soul Full Café, also in Hoboken, New Jersey. For more information on the Broadway star and singer-songwriter, click here.

Due to popular demand, the run of the production of Nicolás Dorr's Confesión en el Barrio Chino has been extended. The play, directed by 2013 HOLA Awards recipient Josean Ortiz, will run through December at El Corralón de San José in Viejo San Juan, Puerto Rico and stars 2013 HOLA Award recipient Amneris Morales (who won an HOLA Award for the New York production as well of this play, as did Ortiz, who netted aHOLA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Direction), Luis Muñoz and Kevin Eng in the cast.

Brian Luna, shown at left, received a Best Solo Show Award from the United Solo Festival for his self-written piece 7th and Eleventh Dimensions (directed by Letia Clouston), presented in October and November at Theater Row Studio Theatre on Theatre Row in the theater district of midtown Manhattan. For more information about this actor and his show, click here.

J.F. Seary performed spoken word poetry at a performance fundraiser for the Bombazo Dance Company. The Puerto Rican folkloric dance company includes founder Milteri Tucker (see below) and member Cedric Leiba, Jr. (who is also a 2013 HOLA Award recipient; also see below). The benefit took place at the Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance (BAAD!), located at the Westchester Square area of the Bronx.

Milteri Tucker (see above) and 2013 HOLA Awards recipient Cedric Leiba, Jr. (see above) were interviewed by Rhina Valentín on "Open" (Bronxnet), where they talked about the Bombazo Dance Company and performed. To see the performance and interview, click on the image below (it will open to a new page).

If you are an HOLA member or a Friend of HOLA and want to submit a bochincheitem, 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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