THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: LUIS TORRES ON MOTHER’S DAY, NEW MUSICAL EASTSIDE HEARTBEATS, BURUNDANGA BORICUA ON SCULPTOR COMPOSTELA , DON FELÍPE DE ORTEGO ON A LIFETIME OF WRITING, AND SERGIO HERNANDEZ ON WHAT’S INSIDE A TRUMP PIÑATA.
This week we preview a new musical playing through May of 2016 at the 0101 Casa Theater in East Los Angeles. This is a musical based on the true story of the 1960s musical group Cannibal and the Headhunters. The legendary Chicano rock group opened for the Beatles in 1966 at their performance at the Hollywood Bowl. The new musical written by Tom Waldman and David Reyes (who also wrote the book “Land of a Thousand Dances,” ) encompasses new songs and a slew of young Latino dancers and singers. Check it out!.
Also this week, Luis Torres weighs in on Mother’s Day with a personal remembrance about his mother, Aurora Chavira Torres. El Zocotroco returns with his Brundanga Boricua, this week showcasing the work of Puerto Rican sculptor Carmen Vásquez Arce and Bravo Road features the first of a two-part essay on The Life of a Writer. And ever wondered what might be inside a Donald Trump piñata? What would you think?
Enjoy your week at Latinopia!