Wednesday, April 15, 2015

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.

Kiki Meléndez, shown at right, was interviewed on the Red Carpet Crash blog, where she spoke about her upcoming Latino sketch comedy special "Locos y Contentos" (Estrella TV), which is scheduled to premiere on Friday, April 17, 2015. For more information, and to listen to the interview, click here.

Rina Mejía booked a co-starring role in the upcoming feature film Money Monster (written by Alan DiFiore, Jim Kouf, and Jamie Linden, and directed by Jodie Foster). The film stars George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Dominic West and Giancarlo Esposito. For more information, click here. In addition, she booked a role in the webseries "The Block" (written by Gamal Batista and Sixx Desjardins and directed by Batista). For more information, click here and here.

The film Medardo (written by Julio Ortega and directed by Nitsy Grau Crespo) will have its premiere in New York on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at Anthology Film Archives, located in Manhattan's East Village. The film stars Ortega, Edna Lee Figueroa, Juan Villarreal, Inma Heredia and Edison Carrera. For more information, click here and here.

Luis Salgado, shown at left, is mentioned in Broadway World, where he is listed among the cast members of the upcoming musical On Your Feet!: The Story of Gloria & Emilio Estefan, written by Alexander Dinelaris with music by Gloria and Emilio Estefan. The musical will be directed by Jerry Mitchell, choreographed by Sergio Trujillo and open in October 2015 at Broadway's Marquis Theatre (after an out-of-town tryout in June and July at Chicago's Oriental Theatre). Ana Villafañe and Josh Segarra will play the title roles of the Estefans. To read the article, click here. For more information on the show, which boasts a mostly Latino cast, click here.

Javier E. Gómez recently guest-hosted an episode of the talk show "Open" (BronxNet). He can also be seen hosting his own talk show on the same network, "Diálogo Abierto". To see him guest hosting on "Open", either click here or on the image 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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