Wednesday, April 29, 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 profiled in an article of Latin Trends magazine, where her receiving the Dominican Film Festival of New York Achievement Award was highlighted. To read the article, click here.

Marlene Forté acted in a national AT&T commercial.

Gilbert Cruz can be seen in another webisode of the satire webseries "Ayayay Witness News" (MiTú), where he can be seen (at about 01:45 of the clip) as a Cuban-American complaining about the polar vortex gripping South Florida. The webisode can be seen below. [Caution: Some strong language.]

The feature film Medardo (directed by Nitsy Grau Crespo and written by and starring Julio Ortega), was highlighted in Héctor Luis Rivera's column "Minuto Nuyorkino" in the ArteNY blog. The film, which also starred Edna Lee Figueroa (see below), Edison CarreraInma Heredia and Juan Villarreal. To read the column, which is in Spanish, click here. For more information on the film, click here. [Above, clockwise from top left: Ortega, Carrera, Heredia, Villarreal.]

Edna Lee Figueroa (see above) was also featured in Héctor Luis Rivera's column "Minuto Nuyorkino" in the ArteNY blog, due to the recent solo show Láyel (written by Joselo Arroyo and directed by Karina Casiano and Figueroa), which was recently presented in New York's Teatro Círculo (located in Manhattan's East Village). In addition, A.B. Lugo was featured in the same column for his self-penned solo show Manchild Machismo (directed by Omar Pérez), which is taking place in April and May in the Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre, located in the theater district of midtown ManhattanTo read the column, which is in Spanish, click here[Above, clockwise from top left: Figueroa, Rivera, Lugo, Pérez.] 

Eduardo Ramos guest-starred as a bartender in an episode of "Inside Amy Schumer" in the skit titled "Plain Jane". He can be seen below playing a bartender at about 01:15 of the clip (which also stars Dennis Quaid). [Caution: Slightly 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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