Thursday, September 25, 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.

2014 HOLA Awards recipient Edna Lee Figueroa was profiled in a recent issue of the Puerto Rican newspaper La Semana, where she spoke of her being awarded a 2014 HOLA Award for her role in the Teatro Círculo production Carmen Loísaida (written by Eva Cristina Vásquez and directed by 2014 HOLA Awards recipient Beatriz Córdoba). It also talks of her latest project, the solo show Láyel (written and directed by Joselo Arroyo), which is scheduled to take place in October as part of the Monologando Ando festival at the Roy Arias Studios and Theaters, located in the theater district of Manhattan in New York City. For more information, click here. To read the article (which is in Spanish), click on the image at right.

Nanda Abella will be acting in Todo que está a mi lado/Everything By My Side. The Performance Space 122 (PS122) interactive installation and theater piece is co-presented by the Hudson River Park and the French Institute-Alliance Française (FIAF), as part of the 2014 Crossing the Line Festival was created by Fernando Rubio and will take place in September at Hudson River Park's Pier 45, just off Manhattan's West Village. For more information, click here.

Rénoly Santiago will be acting in the Carmen Rivera play Julia de Burgos: Criatura del Agua. Directed by Cándido Tirado, the show also stars Amneris Morales, Belange Rodríguez, Carlos Esteban Fonseca, Georgina Borri and Jimmy Navarro. The production will be performed in November at the historic Teatro Yagüez in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico.

Robin De Jesús, shown at left, will be headlining along with Broadway stars Lena Hall and E. Clayton Cornelious for a one-night-only tribute concert to Prince, on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of his Academy and Grammy award-winning album Purple Rain (and film of the same name). The concert, titled "Dearly Beloved... A 30th Anniversary Tribute to His Purple Majesty", will also feature Kiyan Taghaboni and Ariel Bellvalaire and have musical direction by Michael Moritz, Jr. The concert will take place on Monday, October 13, 2014 at 42West, located in the theater district of midtown Manhattan. For more information, click here or here.

Eduardo Ramos and CJ Richards (collectively known as Handsome For Hire) are once again featured in, where they perform a rap song (penned by Ramos and Richards) encouraging voter registration and turnout for the U.S. midterm elections, scheduled to take place on Tuesday, November 4, 2014. For more information, click here or on the video below.

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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