THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: LUIS TORRES REVIEWS THE NEW WEST SIDE STORY, BURUNDANGA BORICUA ON ANDREW BIGGS DECLARATIONS, MARÍA JIMENEZ HENLEY ON AUDITIONING FOR THE FIRST WEST SIDE STORY AND RICARDO ROMO ON SAN ANTONIO’S WESTSIDE CHALLENGES AND PROMISES.
This week our regular blogger Luis Torres returns with his Tales of Torres blog. This week he reviews the new Stephen Spielberg production of West Side Story. Torres couches his review with memories of the first time he saw the original. Paired with this review is María Jimenez Henley’s incredible account of how, before she became an assistant director in films and television, she auditioned and got a role dancing in the original 1961 film production of West Side Story. Her story is riveting. Not to be missed.
This week, José Umpierre’s Burundanga Boricua looks at recent comments by Congressman Andrew Biggs, one of the members of the Junta that is overseeing Puerto Rico’s fiscal management. It’s another case of the pot calling the kettle black, or in this case, blaming the victim for Puerto Rico’s fiscal failures. One wonders, y tu que sabes?
Also this week, our regular blogger Dr. Ricardo Romo returns with Ricardo Romo’s Tejano Report. This week he looks at the challenges and opportunities underway on San Antonio’s Westside.
Enjoy your week on Latinopia!