Last year, I had the pleasure to attend the Under the Radar Festival at the Public Theater to witness Lemon Andersen take the stage in County of Kings: The Beautiful Struggle. At that time, I told everyone I could to go see this amazing piece of work where Lemon bared his life in a raw and compelling performance. The piece stayed with me and I was very happy to see that more people would be able to see this one man play in a limited run, again at the Public Theater.
Posts Tagged ‘Latino’
Jorge Munoz is known in Jackson Heights as an Angel in Queens. Since 2004, he has handed out more than 70,000 meals to the hungry, all the while working as a school bus driver. Along with his family, every night at 9:30PM he gives out meals without fail.
Read more about him and vote for him, using the widget below, as the CNN 2009 Hero. You can vote as many times as you want until Thursday, November 19.
A new film by the writers and directors of the film “Half Nelson”, this one features a Dominican baseball player as the main character. The part of the main character “Sugar” is played by someone who has never acted before. Hope to catch this film in the theaters.
This website is a consolidation of my two blogs, Lamento Borincano and Diverse Reality, that were previously hosted on Blogger. I decided to combine them because some of the content was cross-indexed. There was also content that I felt readers may not be aware of that interested them. The Lamento Borincano Project came about because [...]
An inspiring story that shows that you are never too old to make a difference. Rueben Martinez is known for his many callings: Barber. Longtime bookstore owner. MacArthur award winner. Speaker at high schools, colleges and universities across the country. Holder of more honorary degrees than he can count. And now Martinez, 68, is a [...]
Latinoteca.com I just came across this very informative and comprehensive website for Latino culture and history in the United States. The site is run by the University of Houston and its publishing firm Arte Public Press. They break down the site into different components, information for teachers and students, authors and artists and for scholars [...]
This Tony Award winning poet will be performing his one man show “County of Kings: The Beautiful Struggle” at The Public Theater as part of the Under the Radar Festival. Lemon won a Tony Award for his participation in Russell Simmon’s Def Poetry Jam . He can also be seen in HBO’s version of the [...]
One of the great pleasures of having this blog is not only sharing the history of those who came before us but also to expose new artists contributing to our culture. One such artist is Adrian Daniel Roman, aka Viajero. I came upon him while searching the internet for more information on Rafael Tufiño, a [...]
For my coverage of the Film Festival go to my other blog . Diverse Reality: New York International Latino Film Festival
With the success of “In The Heights” on Broadway, it was inevitable that someone would try to duplicate the Latino theater experience. One would think that they would be searching Latino theaters and talent to bring something new. That would be too much effort for a Broadway that has made its business with revivals and [...]