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Ballet Hispanico - En La Escena

December 30th 2011 21:24
Goya celebrates its 75th Anniversary by presenting Ballet Hispanico at the Apollo Theatre. PR provided by Salseek.com, coverage provided by En la escena's guest host Jennifer Da Silva. Visit: www.enlaescena.com
Ballet Hispanico
Ballet Hispanico



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I was super excited to sit down and talk with John Singleton about his new film ABDUCTION. A thriller centered on a young man, Taylor Launter who sets out to uncover the truth about his life after finding his baby photo on a missing persons website. It had been six years since his last film and WOW what a great way to come back! It's fun and exciting and he worked with A-List actors. Sigourney Weaver, Jason Isaacs, Maria Bello and Alfred Molina, impressive!


In this segment we discuss, how some of the action sequences were set up but, what we didn't discuss in the clip is that, I got my first speaking part in his film Baby Boy. I was the glamed up Latina taking Tyrese's taco order at the Lucy's Drive Thru : ) I had always dreamed of being an actress but once I got on the set I knew there was so much more I wanted to learn. I loved the cameras, the production crew, the excitement of setting up a scene and that feeling my heart will pound out of my chest when John yelled "ACTION!" Loved it! You know when it's right when how you think and feel transpires in your reality. Thank you John!!!



John Singleton has recently celebrated 20 years since being the youngest individual and first African American ever to be nominated for Best Director/Writer Academy Award. Making movie history with his directorial debut Boyz 'N the Hood. I admire John not only for his work as a writer, producer and director but mostly for his biggest starring role and that is being a single parent of his 5 children. Congratulations on being a wonderful Father too and continued success!


Last thought, my new favorite line in a film is... "I'll kill you and all of your FACEBOOK friends!!" When you see the film, you'll know what I mean! Hysterical!


You are now officially En La Escena! : )
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Marc Anthony Concert
Pam-pana-ni-na-na…. The chorus to Mark Anthony’s “ Contra la Corriente”...who can stop singing it after his concert tonight at the IZOD theatre? The night was electric, magical, some would say…spiritual as one concert-goer noted after Mark’s rendition of “Aguanile.” “I saw the spirits through him” is this concert-goers commentary on the palpable energy Mark emitted through this spiritual chant but that wouldn’t be the only soul capturing moment of the night. Mark delights us with his glide across the stage as we sing along to some of a long list of his greatest hits. “No Nadie Como Ella”, and the audience rises,”Ahora Quien”, and we can’t help but dance. Mark then slows it down to a ballad and he closes his eyes and we watch. We watch as if under a spell of his leading as is the type of experience that happens at a Mark Anthony concert and then he asks, do you want to dance? And we do. “I need to know.” As he leads us with his melodic throaty voice it occurs to me that we’re at party, a celebration really and that’s just how it feels. Entertaining, to say the least, and easy to see why he packs houses again and again. Mark is like the relative who invites you in, offers you a drink, and pulls you out to dance. The life of the party who plays the timbales and calls out your song and you answer. Except this time it was thousands of people who, to Mark’s “Ayee”, we answered, Que can-tan mi gente! And what of his mood you ask? Did his famous breakup set a tone for the evening? Well you wouldn’t tell from his energy but at one point when he closes his eyes and re-opens them and offers us the intense look that Mark gives so well as he belts out a ballad, one can only wonder if it was personally inspired. Mark not only captures the audience, he takes us with him on his journey, as we sing along with him, he stops, looks out into the crowd and gestures to his band to quiet the music. He holds the microphone towards us and as we sing, he closes his eyes, raises his arms, and dances. Mark invigorates, delights, and even plays with us as he thanks us for the night and walks off stage while we wait expectantly for just one more appearance. And then he appears again as the audience goes wild. He finishes with a song and enraptures us as he holds a note for what seems like days and I realize, if you weren’t a Mark Anthony believer before, you will be now.

by Sandra Quinones
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Brazil’s Independence Day in New York

September 6th 2011 21:21


En La Escena celebrated the 27th anniversary, of Brazil's Independence Day. Last Sunday, September 4, at 46th Street, also known as Little Brazil, and 6th Avenue near Times Square in New York


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Latinos in New York or New Yoricans

August 27th 2011 01:12
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Latino is the term use to describe the blending of Hispanic and American cultures, conjures up a myriad of vibrant images. In my mind, the word even has color. Not the subdued beige and pastels of a lazy summer's day, but brilliant reds, and dazzling blues, and sunburst yellows, against the backdrop of urban gray. Visible in the street murals of the Lower East Side, in the piragua ices sold from wagons in El Barrio, in the boldness of our artistic expressions, these colors are esteemed by people who themselves form a human rainbow mosaic.

Latino is present in the unconfined energy and beat of "Latin" music, as it breaks out of windows and store fronts to induce the rhythmic swaying of hips and intricate dance steps. It is the beauty of Spanish, English and Spanglish that is molded in the imagination of our literature and drama. It is found in the street games and sports leagues of neighborhoods where softball, baseball and soccer reign supreme. These all are visible signs of being Latino in New York


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Rio - 2014 World Cup

August 8th 2011 15:22
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The 2014 World Cup is heading to Brazil. In less than 4 years, the greatest football spectacle of them all will be heading to the country that introduced the notion of the beautiful game. For the first time in 64 years, football’s biggest event will grace Brazil’s shores and a feast of football is sure to be served up in front of passionate crowds. True, there is the small matter of the World Cup in South Africa in 2010 to contend with first, but football fans across Brazil and indeed the world are rubbing their hands in anticipation of the 2014 Brazil World Cup


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A "fireball" was spotted this evening by people from different towns along the north and east of Puerto Rico, especially those living near the El Yunque National Forest, Rio Grande


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A Holiday Story: The Three Kings

January 7th 2011 00:12
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A Holiday Story: The Three Kings

January 7th 2011 00:10
The Three Kings
The Three Kings


“Guys! Hurry, hurry!’’ Samantha says, “We have to get the grass ready for tonight!” The children are rushing to the backyard of their house. It’s 3:30 pm, the children are so exciting, and looking forward for tonight. The three children are two brothers and a little sister: Michael, Alexander and Samantha


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The world's greatest living guitarists

December 6th 2010 21:19
grammy, guitar, josef feliciano feliz navidad
Jose Feliciano, winner of eight Grammy awards and seventeen nominations, held a special one-hour matinee performance that will be dedicated to family audiences in the Bronx at 2 pm today December 4, 2010. It was followed by an evening performance at 8pm. Jose Feliciano continues to emerge as one of the world's greatest living guitarists.

Puerto Rican Singer, guitarist and composer, Jose Feliciano is hailed as an extraordinarily talented Latin sensation. He's well known for many international hits, including the famous holiday single "Feliz Navidad


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