Friday, September 4, 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.

Marlene Forté, shown at right, is costarring in the television movie "Murder in Mexico: the Bruce Beresford-Redman Story". Directed by Mark Gantt and written by Ron McGee, the television movie will air on Lifetime in September. For more information, click here and here.  

Vladimir Ríos, along with photographer Lester Blum, created The Warrior of Hope, a photo series in which Ríos plays the titular character. After having an exhibition at New York's Leslie-Lohman Museum, the museum has acquired one of its photos as part of its permanent collection. The Warrior of Hope will have future exhibitions at the Staten Island LGBT Community Center in the Tompkinsville neighborhood of Staten Island in September and at the Brad Brafford LGBT Center in Santa Ana, California in December. For more information, click here and here. Ríos and Blum are currently working on their next collaboration, a photo series titled I Still Remember. An epic, compelling photographic narrative which tells a powerful and moving story of the quest for love, destruction, and remembrance, it takes place in the gay culture of New York City in the 1980s and 1990s. I Still Remember commemorates those who have passed from HIV/AIDS-related causes and to help educate a younger generation about the early years of the disease. The photo series is specifically being created for an exhibit opening on World AIDS Day (Tuesday, December 1, 2015). For more information on I Still Remember (including behind-the-scenes photos), click here

Caridad de la Luz (also known by her nom de plume et de poésie La Bruja), shown at left, in performance, is headlining and hosting a spoken word poetry event titled Spoken Beats, Rhymes & Music. The event is produced by and will take place on Thursday, September 10, 2015 at the New York Film Academy, located in Manhattan's Union Square area. For more information, e-mail here.

Raúl Rivera is directing the TEBA production of José Adolfo Pichardo's play La otra cara de Nadís. It will be presented for a command performance in September at the Fort George Presbyterian Church, located in Manhattan's Washington Heights neighborhood.

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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