Tuesday, January 28, 2014

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.

Alicia Kaplan, shown at right, just completed acting work on two projects– the feature film 224 (directed by Heidnaldo da Silva) and the comedy pilot "Open House" (written by and starring Andrea Mezvinsky and directed by Larry J. Strong).

Judy Torres recently performed her hits (including her new single "Beautiful Life") at Blackthorn 51 in the Elmhurst area of Queens, where she performed on the same bill as Noel, Soave and Lydia Lee Love. Her new single was also featured in the Top House Music blog. To read more about it and to listen to her single, click here. For more information on her music, click here.

Marco Antonio Rodríguez's HOLA award-winning play La Luz de un cigarrillo has been nominated for three Soberano awards from its most recent production by Teatro Las Máscaras in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The nominations are for Best Play, Best Actress (Aleja Johnson for her portrayal of Luz) and Best Director (Germana Quintana). The distinguished Soberano Awards are awarded annually by the Asociación de Cronistas de Arte of the Dominican Republic in Santo Domingo. [Congratulations to Rodríguez, shown above, at left.]

TEBA will be presenting Sueños y sombras de Lorca. Based on the texts of Federico García Lorca, the production will be part of the 4th annual Theater Festival of the Comisionado Dominicano de Cultura en EEUU in March at El Comisionado's theater space in the Washington Heights Neighborhood in Manhattan. The production will be directed by Raúl Rivera and star Héctor Luis Rivera and Kathy Tejada in the cast. For more information, click here.

Singer-songwriter Allison Strong will be performing at Mexicali in Teaneck, New Jersey on Tuesday, January 28, 2014, where she will open for Teddy Geiger.

Matt Antar is teaming up with his brother Ben Antar to create the music group Mantar & Bantar. To take a listen to some of the self-penned songs, click here. To find out more about los hermanos Antar, click 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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