Theater

RIP CHITA RIVERA
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Rivera was the first Hispanic woman to be honored at Kennedy Center and in 2009, POTUS Obama awarded her the Presidential Medal.

Chita Rivera, pioneering Tony-winning performer, dies at 91. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QtmiJcVmD9E

Dolores Conchita Figueroa del Rivero Anderson, professionally known as Chita Rivera, was an American actress, singer, and dancer. Rivera received numerous accolades including two Tony Awards, two Drama Desk Awards, and a Drama League Award. 

TITI STRIKES BACK IN 2024
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Rokafella joins the cast of "Titi Strikes Back - Evelina's Return" as New York City theatergoers prepare to welcome 2024 with Sabor.

Alejandra Ramos Riera is the Director of "Titi Strikes Back" as One World Arts an all-women production team promises to woo audiences of all ages.

The Evelina Theater Project production team: Yvette Martinez and Nancy Friedman of One World Arts, Inc. and 
the production committee: Luis Cordero, Lillian Jimenez, Espe Martell, Elena Martinez, Eddie Pagan, and Sandra Rodriguez (Playwright)

Happy Baldwin Birthday
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James Arthur Baldwin was an American novelist, playwright, essayist, poet, and activist. His essays, collected in Notes of a Native Son, explore intricacies of racial, sexual, and class distinctions in the Western society of the United States during the mid-twentieth century.

Happy Birthday James Arthur Baldwin - American novelist, playwright, essayist, poet, and activist. His essays explore intricacies of racial, sexual, and class distinctions in the Western society of the #USA during the mid-twentieth century.

Reflecting Surroundings
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Some may decide to call it playing and trying to please the crowd, I prefer to focus on reflecting the community that we want to serve.

With its Latino cast, the arrival of In the Heights on #HBO and at local theaters was billed as a milestone for Hollywood. However, Lin-Manuel Miranda issued an apology for the film not including enough black Latino actors.

The Show Must Go On

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Live theatre is finally returning to NYC stages, and the lights will shine bright on Broadway, as shows will resume on Sept. 14.  

The coronavirus pandemic forced them all to close on March 12, 2020, and are now finally reopening.

A Generation of Dreams
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On this Oscars Weekend, we offer a blast from the past with some notable stars ⭐️ who have earned their American film stripes.

MY FAMILY, MI FAMILIA stars Jimmy Smits, Esai Morales, and AFI Board in a story about three generations of a Mexican American family living in East Los Angeles. The film was co-written and produced by AFI Conservatory Screenwriting Discipline Head Anna Thomas. 

A Family Affair

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Sabrina, and I got together for dinner last night in what could be described as an NYC blowout. We had fun, believe me.

I had not hugged my baby daughter, Sabrina for over a year, and needless to say, this magic was long overdue. We were hearing all about the projects she is working on, and listing to Sabrina tell stories about my youngest grandchild Olivia.