Saturday, January 3, 2009
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Playwright Diaz wins ATC's 2008 Latino Award - Latino Perspectives Magazine - January 2009 - Phoenix, Arizona
Kristoffer Diaz’s winning entry was The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, a work with a main character called The Mace, a Puerto Rican pro wrestler from the Bronx. The play takes a “comic look at pro wrestling, geopolitics and raisin bread.”
Arizona Theatre’s Company’s National Latino Playwriting Award annually recognizes an outstanding work by a Latino playwright. The winner receives $1,000. Diaz earned an MFA from New York University’s Department of Dramatic Writing."
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
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 show.
PERFORMANCE DATES & TIME:
Wednesday, January 7 @7PM
Thursday, January 8 @3PM
Saturday, January 10 @9:30PM
Sunday, January 11 @3PM
Monday, January 12 @7PM
Tuesday, January 13 @7PM
Wednesday, January 14 @2PM
Friday, January 16 @7PM
Saturday, January 17 @3PM
Sunday, January 18 @7PM
Tickets $15Ticket information can be found at The Public Theater Web Site
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Friday, December 19, 2008
For most of my life, I have been taught that Tainos were extinct. In the past few years, there has been a movement to disprove this theory. This documentary is a work in progress to look at the facts and the myths surrounding the Taino Indian legacy. The filmmaker, Alex Zacarias has created a website and social network where people can share their stories or knowledge of the Tainos. The website is www.losttainotribe.com or you can click on the badge below.
Visit LOST TAINO TRIBE
Friday, December 5, 2008
Listen to interview here - Cumba Media Presents Podcast Episode 1 - A.B. Lugo
Monday, December 1, 2008
This article is about the Taíno influence on the island and centers on the National Indigenous Festival of Jajuya where they award a young girl for her Taíno looks and costume.
Pageant Honors Link to Puerto Rico’s Native Tribe - NYTimes.com
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Most of the projects are very low cost, sometimes less than $100.00 can provide classroom supplies that should be a right for any student.
Here in the U.S. education seems to be left behind when budget cuts are considered. It is a testament to the true heroes in our society, the teachers that commit themselves in spite of the lack of support.
I have created a donors page that can be accessed through the link above. In here I have posted some projects that will be expiring soon and need very little money to complete.
Please help in any way you can and be proud of the fact that you are doing some good in a child's life.
This article from the NYT highlights one woman who maintains the tradition.
A Taste of Puerto Rico in Cities Across the Land - NYTimes.com