Thursday, November 7, 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.

2013 HOLA Awards recipient Edison Carrera (see below), Enmanuel García Villavicencio, 2013 HOLA Awards recipient Alicia Kaplan (see below), Carlos Navedo, 2013 HOLA Award recipient Héctor Luis Rivera (see below), all shown above, clockwise from top left, were mentioned in the ArteNY blog. To read the blog (which is in Spanish), click here.

The Adrián Manzano film Sex, Love and Salsa (starring Manzano, Marisol Carrere, Carlos A. González, Sofía Rodríguez, Gabrielle Ruiz, Susan Rice and Juan Diego Cano) is screening at the IndieScreen Theater (in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Manhattan) for a week starting November 14, 2013. For more information, click here.

Tony Rodríguez, shown at right, is hosting the Premios Arte ceremony to take place on Saturday, November 16, 2013 at HAS-UWC, located in midtown Manhattan. Nominees include 2013 HOLA Awards recipient América Barrera, 2013 HOLA Awards recipient Zulema Clares, 2013 HOLA Awards recipient Ernesto De Villa Bejjani, Luis Carlos de La Lombana, Lucio Fernández (four nods), Ángel Gil Orrios, Inma Heredia, Eduardo Leáñez, 2013 HOLA Awards recipient Soledad López, 2013 HOLA Awards recipient Elena Mohedano, Éric-Dominique Pérez, Luis Salgado, 2013 HOLA Awards recipient Valeria Solomonoff, 2013 HOLA Awards recipient Richard Trujillo; and special recognition honors will go to 2013 HOLA Awards recipient Edison Carrera (see above), 2013 HOLA Awards recipient Alicia Kaplan (see above), 2013 HOLA Awards recipient Héctor Luis Rivera (see above) and 2013 HOLA Awards recipient Juan Villarreal. For more information, click here.

Lorraine Rodríguez
is currently filming an episode of "Primetime: What Would You Do?" (ABC).

Caridad de la Luz (also known by her nom de poésie et de musique La Bruja), shown at left, has quite the itinerary of gig this weekend. On Thursday, November 7, 2013, she will performing her poetry as part of a reading of the literary anthology Breaking Ground: Anthology of Puerto Rican Women Writers in New York 1980-2012/Abriendo caminos: antología de escritoras puertorriqueñas en Nueva York 1980-2012 (edited by Myrna Nieves). The event will also feature María Teresa Fernández (Mariposa), Nieves and Rhina Valentín, among others, at the Bronx Library Center, located in the Kingsbridge area of the Bronx. The following day, Friday, November 8, 2013, she will perform at La Casa Azul Bookstore, located in Manhattan's El Barrio neighborhood. For more information about this performance, click here. The day after that gig, Saturday, November 9, 2013, she will be hosting a post-Día de los Muertos celebration (dedicated to the late poet, musician, dramatist and songwriter Tato Laviera) at the Julia de Burgos Cultural Center, located in Manhattan's El Barrio neighborhood. For more information about this performance, click here.

J.W. Cortés, shown at right, shared the stage with the legendary Roger Waters of Pink Floyd and his wounded warriors band led by renowned band leader G. E. Smith of NBC's "Saturday Night Live" for the Stand Up for Heroes event, which took place on November 6, 2013 to a packed house at New York's Madison Square Garden and which benefited the Bob Woodruff Foundation and injured U.S. war veterans. Other celebrities at this event include Bruce Springsteen, Jim Gaffigan, Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Stewart, Bill Cosby, and others. To read more about the event, check out this Entertainment Weekly article (in which Cortés is mentioned) by clicking here. To watch Cortés sing his rendition of Sam Cooke's "A Change Is Gonna Come", click on the video below (his song is from 01:53:00 to 02:00:00 of the video).

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