Friday, October 16, 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.

Rhina Valentín, shown at right, was featured in the Rebecca Berman TV blog, where she was interviewed about her life and career. To read the blog, click here.

Caridad de La Luz (La Bruja) and Jesús E. Martínez co-starred with recording artists Tito Nieves and Frankie Negrón in a concert reading of the musical extravaganza I Like It Like That! With a book by David Maldonado and Waddys Jáquez, the project is produced by Maldonado, David Rodríguez, and Juan Toro and directed by Jáquez. The concert reading had musical arrangements and direction by Desmar Guevara, and took place on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at the Puerto Rican Traveling Theater (located in the theater district of midtown Manhattan). The musical features music from the 1970s salsa scene by artists such as Tito Puente, Eddie Palmieri, Ray Barretto, Ismael Rivera, Cheo Feliciano, Willie Colón, Héctor Lavoe, Rubén Blades, Larry Harlow, Ismael Miranda, Johnny Pacheco, Pete El Conde, Richie Ray & Bobby Cruz, La Lupe, Mon Rivera, Fania All-Stars, El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico, Joe Cuba, Pete Rodríguez, Johnny Colón, and Patatao y Totico. I Like It Like That! is scheduled to premiere with Pregones Theater during the summer of 2016. For more information on the production, click here.

2015 HOLA Awards recipient Francisco Fuertes, shown at left, accepting his 2015 HOLA Award, is co-starring in and co-produced the short film Tú. Yo. Baño. Sexo. Ahora. (You. Me. Bathroom. Sex. Now.) Written and directed by Francisco Lupini Basagoiti, the film has been hitting the international film festival circuit hard, winning several awards along the way. Its next stop is at the Evolution! Mallorca International Film Festival, taking place in November at Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain. For more information, click hereherehere or here.

The 2015 International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival (IPRHFF) has announced its official selections for this year's festival, which will take place between Wednesday, November 11, and Sunday, November 15, 2015 at the Poet's Den Theater, located in Manhattan's El Barrio neighborhood. Some of the selections who feature HOLA members are listed below. For more information, click here.

Millie and the Lords
Written, co-produced and directed by Jennica Carmona
Starring Jessica Carmona; Mateo Gómez; Cedric Leiba, Jr.; et al.

Solo Soy Un Super, 'Mano
Written, produced, edited and directed by Dariun Robinson
Starring 2015 HOLA Award recipient Aileene Pérez, et al.

The Stockroom
Written, produced and directed by Víctor Cruz [co-produced by Elaine Del Valle]
Starring Cruz, April Lee Hernández-Castillo, Luis Antonio Ramos, Liza Colón-Zayas, Tracy Pérez, et al.

The Talisman
Written by Drew Daywalt
Directed by Edwin Pagán
Starring Adela María Bolet, et al.

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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