Wednesday, June 4, 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.

Marlene Forté, shown at right, was selected to receive a Union City Artist Award, as selected by Mayor Brian Stack and the Board of Commissioners of Union City, New Jersey (coincidentally, the city where she spent a good portion of her childhood). The actress-director-producer (most recently well known for her role on the TNT series "Dallas") will receive the honor on Friday, June 20, 2014 at the William V. Musto Cultural Center/Union City Museum.

Walter Krochmal was profiled and interviewed for the New York newspaper Impacto Latin News, where his career as an actor, artist-activist and curator (most recently of the Bronx World Film Festival). The article/interview can be seen at left. To read the interview (which is in Spanish), click here.

Caridad de la Luz (also known by her nom de poésie et de musique La Bruja) performed "Río Grande de Loíza" by Julia de Burgos as part of the yearlong commemoration of the late Puerto Rican poet's centennial of her birth. It was part of an event which included a staged reading of the play Julia de Burgos, Creature of Water. Written by Carmen Rivera and directed by Cándido Tirado, the reading took place on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at El Museo Del Barrio (located on Manhattan's Museum Mile, in the neighborhood of El Barrio), who co-produced the event with the National Puerto Rican Day Parade, and included the talents of Lorraine Rodríguez-Reyes, Belange Rodríguez, Eric Avilés, José Antonio MeliánEdna Lee FigueroaRénoly Santiago and Athena Colón.

Robin De Jesús, shown at right, is headlining the special benefit concert Broadway Celebrates Pride Week. The concert will take place on Monday, June 23, 2014 at 54 Below (located in the theater district of midtown Manhattan) and will be hosted by Broadway stars (and dynamic duo) Terren Wooten Clarke and Kizha Carr. Presented by Bryan Campione and Harold Lewter with music direction by Michael McAssey, the event will benefit the Hetrick-Martin Institute, "the nation's oldest and largest organization helping gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth to reach their full potential." For more information, click here or 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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