Monday, December 19, 2016

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.

Marco Antonio Rodríguez, shown at right, was featured in the Héctor Luis Sin Censura blog (written and edited by 2016 HOLA Awards recipient Héctor Luis Rivera, also see below), where his participation as a playwright in the recent Harlem9/Pregones-PRTT production of 48 Hours... in El Bronx, was highlighted, as well as his upcoming adaptation of Julia Álvarez's play En el nombre de Salomé (to be directed by José Zayas and scheduled for a run at Repertorio Español in February 2017). To read the blog, which is in Spanish, click here.

2016 HOLA Awards recipient A.B. Lugo co-wrote and co-starred in the horror comedy film ¡Ay, Que Susto! (Oh, What A Fright!). The award-winning short is co-written and co-produced by Mo Zapata, with cinematography (and co-production by Anthony Ruiz), and co-starring Natalia Ivana Escobar, and is continuing its run in the film festival circuit, and getting award nominations along the way. Its latest stop is at the Macabre Faire Film Festival (scheduled to take place in January 2017 in Ronkonkoma, New York), where it picked up three nominations: Best Actor in a Short (Andrés Chulisi Rodríguez), Best Supporting Actress in a Short (Yecenia Jessie Cotto), and Best Horror Comedy Short. For more information, and to see a list of the nominees and schedule of film screenings, click here, herehere.

Paola Tonini, shown at left holding award, received a proclamation from the Brooklyn Borough President's Office and New York Teleprensa USA in recognition of her work as an actress, director, producer and television host/on-air personality. The award was presented to her in a ceremony on Thursday, December 14, 2016 at Brooklyn Borough Hall in downtown Brooklyn.

The blog Héctor Luis Sin Censura 
(written and edited by 2016 HOLA Awards recipient Héctor Luis Riveraalso see above) highlighted many of the nominees of the 49th annual Asociación de Cronistas Espectáculos de Nueva York (New York Latin ACE Awards), whose ceremony will be scheduled in April 2017. In addition to Rivera, the HOLA members mentioned in the blog who are nominated for an award include Berenice Di Piazza2016 HOLA Awards recipient Marisol Carrere2016 HOLA Awards recipient Caridad del Valle2016 HOLA Awards recipient Pablo García Gámez2016 HOLA Awards recipient Sandor Juan2016 HOLA Awards recipient Billy Martin Mejía2016 HOLA Performer's Choice Awards recipient Yvette Quintero2016 HOLA Awards recipient Angie Regina2016 HOLA Awards recipient Alfonso Rey, Raúl Rivera, Mafer Rodríguez2016 HOLA Awards recipient Susan Rybin, Kathy Tejada2016 HOLA Awards recipient Maite Uzal and Juan Villarreal. To read the blog, which is in Spanish, 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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