Friday, November 8, 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.

J.W. Cortés, shown at right, was described by Rolling Stone magazine as "a mixture of Marvin Gaye and John Legend" and possessing a voice that "absolutely [stunned] most everyone in the room". This was in reference to his performance with the legendary Roger Waters of Pink Floyd  for the Stand Up for Heroes charity event, which took place on November 6, 2013 at Madison Square Garden in New York. To read the Rolling Stone article (which also contains a video of Cortés singing Sam Cooke's "A Change is Gonna Come"), click here.

2013 HOLA Awards recipient Vanessa Verduga will be appearing at the Urban Action Showcase this weekend (November 8 and 9, 2013) at the New York Hilton Hotel in midtown Manhattan, where she will be promoting her webseries "Justice Woman" (which she wrote, directed and stars). For more information, click here or here.

Iván L. Argudo will direct Yolanny Rodríguez in the Jorge Dávila Vásquez play Penélope. The play will be produced in November by Teatro Vanguardia USA at the Producers' Club Theaters in the theater district of midtown Manhattan.

Hybrid Theatre Works, in association with Ingenue Theatre, will present Alone, Together, three interconnected solo pieces written by Luciana Lagisquet, Celeste Muñiz and Rebecca Martínez. They will be directed by Martínez, Isobel Bruce and Tracy Cameron Francis, respectively, and performed by Laura Riveros, Muñiz and Martínez, respectively. The production will also feature a performance by Riti Sachdeva and take place on Sunday, November 24, 2013. For more information on the production, click here.

Modesto Lacén will star in Infinito Enquanto Dure. Produced and created by Grupo.BR (Andressa Furletti, Thiago Felix and Débora Balardini), and directed by Balardini, the site-specific production is inspired by the works and life of iconic Brazilian poet and composer Vinícius de Moraes and will run in November at Nublu, located in Manhattan's Loísaida neighborhood. For more informationon the production, click here and here.

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 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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