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Archive for November, 2008

Help our children

Icon Written by Cumba on November 30, 2008 – 12:48 pm

In this time of giving, I have chosen to support our children’s education. There is a great site called Donors Choose, where teachers can post projects that they are trying to fund. You can see a link on the left column of this page. Most of the projects are very low cost, sometimes less than [...]

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A Taste of Puerto Rico in Cities Across the Land – NYTimes.com

Icon Written by Cumba on November 30, 2008 – 9:28 am

Nothing says the holidays to a Puerto Rican like pasteles! Memories of the kitchen full of people working together to make dozens of pasteles to distribute among the family. A few months ago, I got together with a friend and her mother to make pasteles and there is something in working together to make a [...]

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December 1st is World AIDS Day

Icon Written by Cumba on November 28, 2008 – 3:48 pm

This Monday, December 1 is World AIDS Day, I joined Bloggers United as a way of spreading the word that AIDS crisis is unfortunately still with us. This is a very personal issue with me since I have lost so many friends to this disease. Having been around before the advent of AIDS, I saw [...]

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Annie Lennox – Sing for World AIDS Day

Icon Written by Cumba on November 26, 2008 – 6:50 pm

In this holiday of Thanksgiving, let’s not forget about others here in the U.S.A. and around the world dealing with AIDS. This is a song recorded by Annie Lennox to raise money for those suffering with AIDS in South Africa. To learn more about her charity go to www.annielennoxsing.com More Videos Let’s not forget those [...]

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Teatro La Tea "Asi Somos" Bi-lingual Playwrights Festival

Icon Written by Cumba on November 26, 2008 – 12:38 pm

You can click on the images for a larger view. The festival runs from December 5th- December 14th. All plays will be performed first in English, then in Spanish. The theater is located at 107 Suffolk St. New York, NY 10002. Tickets can be bought at Smarttix.com I conducted an interview with one of the [...]

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Nothing Like The Holidays Trailer

Icon Written by Cumba on November 15, 2008 – 1:13 pm

Opening December 12 in wide release in the U.S. “Nothing Like the Holidays” boasts a great Latino cast. The movie stars Luis Guzman, John Leguizamo, Alfred Molina, Jay Hernandez and Freddy Rodriguez (who also produced the film) and directed by Alfredo de Villa (Washington Heights, Adrift in Manhattan).  Here is the trailer:

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Who is Albizu Campos Documentary Trailer

Icon Written by Cumba on November 15, 2008 – 12:37 pm

As per a request, here is a trailer for a documentary on Puerto Rican Patriot Don Pedro Albizu Campos. The website for the documentary is www.whoisalbizu.com

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Slumdog Millionaire

Icon Written by Cumba on November 15, 2008 – 12:19 pm

The new movie from director Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, 28 Days Later, Sunshine, Shallow Grave) is opening up in limited release. So far, the reviews have been positive. The story focuses on an 18 year old orphan from the slums who goes on India’s “Who Wants to be a Millionaire.” With just one question away from [...]

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Borimix: Puerto Rico Fest 2008

Icon Written by Cumba on November 8, 2008 – 11:00 am

The third Borimix: Puerto Rico Fest, celebrating Puerto Rican heritage, art and culture is currently under way in New York City. With a mixture of events including theater, music, movies and art, it is a great way to see the great contribution of Puerto Ricans to the current art scene. For more information check out [...]

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