By Sugey Palomares | 05/22/2012 - 16:42
Mexican painter Diego Rivera was not only a master at capturing the line between the struggling lower class and privileged elite, but he also conquered themes such as revolution, feminism and world peace. Although his vivid murals inspired by Italian frescoes were his signature style, after the 1930’s he dedicated himself to portrait painting, taking on the same social motifs as his beginning works.
By Samantha Leal | 05/01/2012 - 12:12
Don’t cry for Evita. The musical, starring Ricky Martin and Elena Roger, is up for a Tony Award for “best musical revival.” It will be up against Follies, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, and Jesus Christ Superstar. The musical is also up for "best choreography."
By Adriana Rivera | 11/22/2011 - 13:45
For Puerto Rico native Modesto Lacen, portraying baseball legend Roberto Clemente in the new musical DC-7: The Roberto Clemente Story, now playing at Teatro SEA in New York City, was a role he'd been dreaming about for years. Lacen stopped by the Latina offices to share his insight on playing such an icon in contemporary Latino history.
By Adriana Rivera | 11/17/2011 - 18:15
Puerto Rican actress Lorraine Velez, who is best known for dazzling audiences as Mimi in Rent, stopped by Latina this week to tell us about her new play, DC-7: The Roberto Clemente Story.
By Latina Staff | 03/22/2011 - 17:02
John Leguizamo is returning to Broadway after an almost decade-long absence with the autobiographical one-man show, Ghetto Klown (opening night), and the Colombian born funny man tells us he's thrilled to be back on the great white way.
By Angie Romero | 05/07/2010 - 18:00
Cinco de Mayo is great and all, but we can’t forget to honor the women of Juarez. If you’re in the NYC area, stop by the exhibit Flor de Tierra. Homage to the Women of Juarez" from Mexican-born, New York-based artist Andrea Arroyo, which will be on view May 6-June 18, 2010 at Women’s eNews (6 Barclay Street, 6th fl, New York, NY 10007, between Broadway and Church).
By Angie Romero | 02/05/2010 - 15:45
All you flamenco fans in NYC, rejoice! The 10th Annual New York Flamenco Festival kicks off next week and will run from Feb. 11 to 21. This year promises to be bigger and better than the last, with the repertoire expanding beyond Andalucia and into Madrid and Morocco, so grab a date, fill up on some tapitas and fine Rioja, and get ready to enjoy, as Alejandro Sanz would say, “momentitos tan flamenquitos.”
Here’s the rundown of the program for each night. For tickets, check out: worldmusicinstitute.org/flamenco.
By Angie Romero | 12/28/2009 - 15:49
First things first: Happy New Year! May 2010 bring nothing but bigger and better things to you and yours. Get Cultured is set to evolve in the new year, so stay tuned for some exciting changes!
Secondly, we need some sort of closure on 2009. While some big things happened this year, like, the economy falling apart and Mexico’s narco trade spiraling out of control, it’s the small things that count, in my mind. So I compiled a list of my top 15 Get Cultured items of the past year, in no particular order: