Saturday, April 29, 2006

Elmoro (El Morro), San Juan


Elmoro, San Juan
Originally uploaded by q8Chunky.
Featured story
newsobserver.com | World Puerto Ricans protest budget problems, with more than 45,000 Puerto Ricans marching through the streets of San Juan yesterday demanding politicians to resolve a budget impasse that could lead to a government shutdown Monday.

Friday, April 28, 2006

Community Calendar

IMPRESSIONS OF FELIX

Free Public Program for Felix Gonzalez-Torres: Early Impressions

Thursday, May 4, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

In conjunction with El Museo del Barrio’s current exhibition on display through May 21, Felix Gonzalez-Torres: Early Impressions, this informal panel discussion will address Gonzalez-Torres’ early working period and will explore some of the themes developed in the show. The exhibition’s curator Elvis Fuentes is joined in conversation with Lilliana Ramos Collado, professor, Universidad de Puerto Rico-Río Piedras, and Nelson Rivera, professor, Universidad de Puerto Rico-Humacao.

Admission is FREE; no registration required. For more information about El Museo’s current exhibitions, visit www.elmuseo.org.

El Museo is located at 1230 Fifth Avenue between 104th and 105th Streets and may be reached by subway: #6 to 103rd Street station; #2, #3 to Central Park North/110th Street station or by bus: M1, M3, M4 on Madison and Fifth Avenues to 104th Street; local crosstown service between Yorkville or East Harlem and the Upper West Side M96 and M106 or M2. Museum hours: Wednesday - Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed on Monday and Tuesday. Suggested museum admission: $6 adults; $4 students and seniors; members and children under 12 accompanied by an adult enter free.



Mónica Tavares
Education Department
El Museo del Barrio
1230 Fifth Avenue @ 104th Street
New York, NY 10029
212-660-7155
mtavares@elmuseo.org
www.elmuseo.org

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Save Access

House Commerce Approves National Franchise Bill | Save Access

source: broadcasting & cable
Press release: Free Press/Save Access
Free Press | Save Access House Ignores Public, Sells Out the Internet

source: savetheinternet.com

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Looking for Actors

Casting a new film “Bronx 3M” (working title), the story of three
Latino youths (Maria, Michael and Mona) coming of age in a city going
up in flames. The "Bronx 3M" is a trilogy. We are currently casting
for "Mona's Move," the story of a Latina teenager struggling with her
sexual identity and those of others.
Looking for all types and ages — especially teenagers and young
adults. Bilingual (English-Spanish) a plus. Deferred payment.
Please send an updated photo and resume to:
PRDream/MediaNoche
Attn: Clarisel Gonzalez
161 East 106th Street, First Floor
New York, NY 10029
“Bronx 3M” is produced under the auspices of MediaNoche’s Digital
Filmmakers Program and is made possible with the support of NY
Foundation, Manhattan Neighborhood Network, NYSCA and individual
donors.
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Reminder

El Museo del Barrio (NYC) Presents

VOCES DE LA CULTURA
Conversations on the History and Culture of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean
Wednesday, April 26 @ 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Come early to view our exhibitions- 5:30 - 6:30 pm

FREE ADMISSION

Reception following program

Friday, April 21, 2006

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Monday, April 17, 2006

Community Calendar

El Museo del Barrio Presents

VOCES DE LA CULTURA
Conversations on the History and Culture of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean


Wednesday, April 26, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

FREE ADMISSION

El Museo del Barrio is pleased to host a presentation of the new book Voces de la Cultura by Ángel Collado Schwarz. Produced as an extension of the radio program of the same name broadcast in Puerto Rico and in New York City through the Fundación La Voz del Centro, Voces de la Cultura brings permanence to the show by transcribing 25 of the weekly interviews between Collado Schwarz and prominent Caribbean intellectuals. The book enlivens some of Puerto Rico’s great figures with oral histories of national heroes such as the painter Francisco Oller, the doctor, poet and diplomat Ramón Emeterio Betances, political leaders Pedro Albizu Campos and Luis Muñoz Marín, educator Eugenio María de Hostos, and, of course, los Tres Reyes Magos who arrive each January for the Latin American celebration of the Epiphany. Voces de la Cultura also gives a voice to historical events and institutions such as El Grito de Lares, the 1868 revolution, El Ateneo Puertorriqueño, founded in 1867 for the advancement of arts and sciences specifically within Puerto Rico, and the issue of emigration from the island to the United States.

While the book is a 331-page volume in Spanish with an extraordinary selection of photographs and documents, many of them published here for the first time, the event will be conducted in English. Presenting this historical and cultural dialogue will be two of the book’s contributors, Dr. Efrén Rivera Ramos, Dean of the School of the Law, and Professor Amílcar Tirado, both of the University of Puerto Rico. Author Ángel Collado Schwarz will also provide insight into the development of the radio program and of this corresponding text. A reception provided courtesy of Rums of Puerto Rico will follow.

Presented with the collaboration of the 1199 SEIU Health & Human Service Union, the Centro de Estudios Puertorriqueños at Hunter College, and the Institute for Puerto Rican Policy, this program is made possible, in part, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency. Special thanks to Univision 41 Nueva York and to Radio WADO 1280AM.

El Museo is located at 1230 Fifth Avenue between 104th and 105th Streets and may be reached by subway: #6 to 103rd Street station; #2, #3 to Central Park North/110th Street station or by bus: M1, M3, M4 on Madison and Fifth Avenues to 104th Street; local crosstown service between Yorkville or East Harlem and the Upper West Side M96 and M106 or M2. Museum hours: Wednesday - Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed on Monday and Tuesday. Suggested museum admission: $6 adults; $4 students and seniors; members and children under 12 accompanied by an adult enter free. For more information, contact www.elmuseo.org or 212-831-7272.

Picture 049a


Picture 049a
Originally uploaded by GinoPR.

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Jesus "Papoleto" Melendez


Jesus "Papoleto" Melendez
Originally uploaded by clarisel.
Recites some of Pedro Pietri's work at the Literacy of Pedro's Literature activity at El Museo del Barrio.


TUNE IN:
PRSUN TV features "Readings in Honor of Rev. Pedro Pietri," starting at 3:30 p.m. April 17, Channel 69, Bronxnet, Bronx, NY.

Annie and the Easter Basket


Annie and the Easter Basket
Originally uploaded by clarisel.
PRSUN wishes you a Happy Easter.

PRSUN les desea unas Felices Pascuas.

Esta es mi gatita (this is my cat) Annie.

Saludos. Clarisel

Friday, April 14, 2006

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Community Calendar

SistahUnderground
&
El Maestro
present

A Celebration of the Work of Poet/Playwrite Tato Laviera

hosted by Mariposa

Friday, April 29th, 2006
7PM

Featured Poets
Live Music
& Dinner

7pm-Midnight
$10
suggested donation


Midnight AfterParty
with
Tato Torres
& The Urban Jbaros of
YERBABUENA
$5
suggested donation

@
El Maestro
Cultural & Educational Center
700 Elton Ave. 2nd Floor
The Bronx, NYC
718-585-6753

_____________________________________________________________
Tato Laviera
_____________________________________________________________
Tato Laviera (b.1951), is one of the most influential and enduring voices in Puerto Rican literature. Tato Laviera's poetry and plays traverse the cultural and linguistic borders that separate Spanish and English binding together all realities of the Puerto Rican experience. As one of the key figures in the development of the Nuyorican sensibility in literature, Tato's work encodes the history of the Puerto Rican Diaspora as a way to remain culturally mobile between the island and the mainland. The Afro-Boricua rhythms that pulsate in his poems fuse Spanish, English, and Spanglish together in an intoxicating articulation of transnational and transcultural identity.

Published works include:
La Carreta Made a U-Turn. Houston: Arte Pblico Press, 1979.
AmeRcan. Houston: Arte Pblico Press, 1985.
Enclave. Houston: Arte Pblico Press, 1985.
Mainstream Ethics-Etica Corriente. Houston: Arte Pblico Press, 1988.

My Buddy Icon / April 07-14, 2006

NYC-based photoblogger Newell the Jewell has chosen an image of the famous "Flaming June" painting as his buddy icon on his photo site at flickr and provides some interesting tidbits. Click on the image to go to the photo page.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Support PRSUN

If you want to support PRSUN TV, an independently produced monthly cultural arts show that airs on public access TV in the Bronx, there are several things you can do:
1. Tune in/watch the show (It now airs at 3:30 p.m. Mondays.)
2. Contribute ideas of shows that you would like to see on the air/send feedback
3. Underwrite -- to help support miscellaneous costs to produce the show (i.e. tapes to record, edit and dub shows, and other expenses related to the production of the TV show). To contribute, just click on the PayPal yellow icon here (at the bottom of this blog). Underwriters (business or individual) donating a product, service or funding to assist this show will be given noncommercial acknowledgement at the end of the show.

PRSUN TV as well as this blog are grassroots efforts.

Thank you.

Vieques Shoreline


Vieques Shoreline
Originally uploaded by zengo.
Zengo says:
"Que lindo- the Martineau in Vieques"