The view from behind the mic…
SPEAK UP! Bomba, Plena and Powerful Words Saturday, March 19/7-9PM El Teatro
El Museo del Barrio - 1230 Fifth Avenue @ 104th New York NY 10029
“Idol” Recap: Karen Rodriguez Bounces Back
After her pitchy rendition of Selena Quintanilla’s “I Could Fall in Love With You” landed her in the bottom three last week, Karen Rodriguez bounced back with a solid performance of Taylor Dayne’s “Love Will Lead You Back.” It wasn’t her best performance, but at least Karen reminded the judges (and more importantly, Idol viewers) that she has a big, beautiful voice, and that she’s hungry to become the first Latina to win American Idol. Jennifer Lopez said it best when she told Karen, “You attacked the song.”
1. Mambo Legends Orchestra - “Interlude 2”
2. Mambo Legends Orchestra - “Canella Bella”
3. Oscar D’ Leon - “Retozandito”
4. Sonora Poncena - “Casabe Sabe”
5. Jimmy Bosch - “Vengo de Amor”
6. Rafael De Jesus - “Pa’lante”
7. Rafael De Jesus - “Lo Dudo”
8. Rafael De Jesus - “Soy Candela”
9. Rafael De Jesus - “De Patitas”
10. Rafael De Jesus - “Si No Estuvieras Tu”
Miguel Cotto wins by TKO
Just as his trainer Emanuel Steward predicted, Miguel Cotto dropped loudmouth Ricardo Mayorga to the canvas to end an incredible fight vía 12th round TKO.
Play: La Luz de un Cigarillo (The Light of a Cigarette)
After the massive success of They Call Me La Lupe, the one-woman show starring Dexter’s Lauren Velez, Off Broadway’s prominent LATEA Theater is proud to present a rare glimpse into the lives of a Dominican-York family. La Luz de un Cigarrillo, written and directed by award-winning playwright, Marco Antonio Rodriguez, is the first and only play written by a Dominican, starring Dominicans and using the native Dominican and Dominican-York vernacular.
Click on image for more info and to purchase tickets.
NYSYLC Coming Out of the Shadows Rally - Fri. March 18, 2011
As many of you may or may not know, this week (March 14-21) is Coming Out Week. What is Coming Out? Last year, undocumented immigrant youth, took a stand and said, “we will no longer stand in the shadow, we are not “illegals”, we are not “criminals”, we are dreamers.” They took a stand and came out “undocumented” and “Unafraid”.
As many of you may or may not know, this week (March 14-21) is Coming Out Week. What is Coming Out? Last year, undocumented immigrant youth, took a stand and said, “we will no longer stand in the shadow, we are not “illegals”, we are not “criminals”, we are dreamers.” They took a stand and came out “undocumented” and “Unafraid”.New York’s Coming Out Week activities that all can participate in and support. Click image for info on full list of events and rally.
“East Willy B”…an original web series about the gentrification of Bushwick, Brooklyn…
Premieres April 13th on www.eastwillyb.com