Tuesday, December 2, 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.

Paola Tonini
, shown above, at left and at right, was the cover story of the magazine El Correo-Queens Courier (the November 28-December 11, 2014 issue), where she was profiled for her leading role in the award-winning feature film The Hardest Love (written and directed by Henry B. Roa), which also starred Francisco Ramos (also shown in the article) and Jason Torres (see below). To read the article (which is in Spanish), click on the photo above, at left, or click here and here. To find out more about Tonini, click here or here.

Jason Torres (see above) is currently filming the film short The Usher (written and directed by Christopher Johnson). 

Lucio Fernández, shown at right, is a Renaissance man of sorts. In addition to being a triple threat (actor-singer-dancer), he is also a playwright, screenwriter, filmmaker and visual artist and advocate for the arts. As a visual artist, his work is being exhibited in the Union City Museum of Art/William V. Musto Cultural Center in the West Hoboken section of Union City, New Jersey. The exhibit, titled "in BLACK and WHITE" will be shown from December 2014 through February 2015. In addition, he is starring in the short film Sal. Written by Fernández and directed by John Jay Hebert (with line producing by Liliana Barrera), the film also stars Saulo Díaz, Judy San Román and Ricardo Bacallao, and will have a screening on Friday, December 12, 2014 also at Union City Museum of Art/William V. Musto Cultural Center. For more information, click here or here.

Caridad de la Luz (also known by her nom de poésie et de musique La Bruja) will be performing in the Bloom Readings presentation, Nuyorican Legends. She will share the stage with Emanuel Xavier, Nancy Mercado and Edwin Torres. The evening of poetry will take place on Sunday, December 7, 2014 at the Hudson View Gardens in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan. For more information, 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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