Thursday, August 21, 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.

Christian Gnecco Quintero, shown at right, will be acting in the play Sound Syndrome. Written and directed by Walter Tucker, the production will run in September at Brooklyn Arts Exchange (BAX) in the Park Slope area of Brooklyn. For more information, click here.

Rhina Valentín will be hosting the Morris Park Community Association's International Music Festival. Co-sponsored by the New York Daily News, the headliner will be musician Frankie Morales (who will be a special tribute to the king of mambo Tito Puente). The event will take place on Saturday, September 7, 2014 at the Oscar Comras Mall in the Bronx Park section of the Bronx. For more information, e-mail here.

Caridad de la Luz (also known by her nom de poésie et de musique La Bruja) will be performing spoken word poetry on Friday, August 29, 2014 at The Poet's Passage in Viejo San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Roberto Sanábriashown at leftbooked a World Cup-themed, anti-jaywalking public service announcement viral video through an HOLA referral, and now the video (and Sanábria) was the subject of a report on PIX 11 News in New York. To see the report, click here.

Laura Riveros and 2014 HOLA Award recipient María Cuartero will be performing in Immersion. The Sans Comedia production, written and directed by Julián Mesri, will have performances in September and October at This Theatre in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood. The cast also features Nathaniel Basch-Gould, Elizabeth Fox, Israel Hernández, Mesri, Florence Minniti, David Ohana and Jen Taher. For more information, click here and here.

Anthony Ruiz and Ed Trucco co-directed the short film Truth Will Out. The film stars Trucco, 2014 HOLA Awards recipient Armando Riesco, Susanna Guzmán, Mateo Gómez, Laura Gómez and A.B. Lugo. The film was written by Ruiz, Trucco and Riesco (based on a story by Trucco) and can be seen below. (Caution: Some strong language.)

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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