Showing posts from June, 2006

Picture 200

Picture 200 Originally uploaded by GinoPR . GinoPR took this at: Faro de Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico.


bronx3m9 Originally uploaded by clarisel . Gearing up for the "Bronx 3M" Veteran actor Jaime Sanchez (pictured here) is co-producer of the "Bronx 3M." Reading, "Bronx 3M," PRdream/MediaNoche, East Harlem Director: Judith Escalona I am serving as producer of this independent movie project to start filming this summer.

I don't know what flower this is.....

I don't know what flower this is..... Originally uploaded by david6of7 . david6of7 says: "I shot it in my Mothers garden in Puerto Rico on negative film using a Mamiya 330f TLR."
The News-Press: Lehigh Acres Lehigh Medical Center turns to Puerto Rico to recruit nurses
Opportunity ooking for Crew for Movie to Film in July Seeking the following crew members for an independent film to start shooting in July in NYC: director of photography and camera operator with knowledge of the Panasonic AG-DVX100A, production designer (who will serve as set designer and art director), makeup artist, hair stylist, sound recordist and boom person. Grips and production assistants too. Bilingual (English-Spanish) a plus. Experience necessary. Deferred payment. Please send 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 the NY Foundation, NYSCA, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, NYC Council Member Melissa Mark Viverito, NYS Senator Jose Serrano, and individual donors.
Reminder -- PRSUN TV is an independently produced monthly cultural arts show that airs on Bronxnet's Channel 69. Shows so far: -- Upcoming -- coverage of the National Puerto Rican Day Parade and the Bronx Puerto Rican Day Parade -- Reggaeton symposium "A Closer Look @ Reggaeton" at Hunter College -- one-on-one interviews with panelists, including author Raquel Z. Rivera and ethnomusicologist Wayne Marshall. PRSUN also speaks to Centro's Anthony De Jesus (current show) -- Feature on mystery writer (Bronx native) Steven Torres, author of the "Precinct Puerto Rico" series -- Poetry activity at El Museo del Barrio in honor of the late Rev. Pedro Pietri, the Nuyorican poet -- Latino Lens photo exhibit, showcasing work of boricua photographers Marisol Diaz and Enid Alvarez (both raised in the Bronx) -- 16th anniversary celebration of KR3TS dance school from Spanish Harlem -- "Voices for the Voiceless" poetry activity at Amherst College in Mas
Entertainment Movies gain popularity online (HISPANIC PR WIRE – CONTEXTO LATINO)--In the entertainment world, creativity and imagination have categorized themselves as determining factors when it comes to gaining public acceptance and grasping its attention, especially when it comes to films. Film directors and producers are becoming overwhelmed by the need to constantly search for interesting topics and ideas that they can transform into that long-awaited blockbuster. In spite of the magic of technology, where you can create your own cinema in-house, going to the movie theater to catch a flick continues to be a favorite pastime for the consumer who enjoys feature films. But did you know that short films are becoming increasingly popular as an alternative means of entertainment thanks to the Internet? Previously, the creation and production of short films was limited to screenings at college campuses and film festivals. Although short films have been promoted online for quite some
Looking for Artists Hope Community, Inc. is looking for artists to perform at its outdoor series, Poetas con Café, which is held monthly during the summer. The event is held in the Modesto Flores Community Garden in East Harlem and features two artists (who are provided a small stipend). There is also an open mike session; refreshments and snacks are also provided. Artists interested in being featured should submit their bios, website links, and photos to as soon as possible. Visit for more information: Paz. source:
Politics Inside Costa Rica - National News UN Passes PR, Falklands Resolutions

Smile, We're Number 1

Smile, We're Number 1 Originally uploaded by my new clever name .
Health New York Daily News - City Life - Happy to be alive Ronaldo Martinez tells about his choice to turn his personal story of cancer to promote anti-smoking ads on TV.

the visitor.

the visitor. Originally uploaded by Oxygen Destroyer . Oxygen Destroyer says: "He tells the ocean: 'Do not get me wet. I am just a visitor.' " San Juan, PR.


parade1 Originally uploaded by clarisel . Photo published in Tiempo New York. National Puerto Rican Day Parade, NYC
Featured story A Celebration of Island, Diaspora and Nation - NY Latino Journal
Featured story Experts To Discuss Puerto Rico's Future (in Hartford)


DYBX6 Originally uploaded by clarisel . Daddy Yankee performs in the BX Loews Paradise Theater Bronx, NY


tito2 Originally uploaded by clarisel . Reggaeton's Tito "El Bambino" during a CD signing at Rincon Musical record shop, El Barrio, NYC.

King of Kings

King of Kings Originally uploaded by clarisel . Reggaeton Don Omar's float National Puerto Rican Day Parade, NYC
PRSUN TV -- "A Closer Look @ Reggaeton" Check out PRSUN TV at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Channel 69, Bronxnet, the community TV station in the Bronx. The show usually repeats at 8:30 a.m. Tuesdays and 12:30 p.m. Thursdays on the same channel.
SUMMER NIGHTS AT EL MUSEO DEL BARRIO Del Son al Reggaeton Free Eight-Week Concert Series Features a Diverse Mix of Latin Music June 22 – August 10, 2006 Thursdays from 6:30 – 8:30 pm New York, NY – May 2006 –  El Museo del Barrio is excited to announce its annual  Summer Nights at El Museo del Barrio, the FREE outdoor concert series that will take place on eight consecutive Thursday evenings from June 22 through August 10.  Celebrating the diversity within contemporary Latin music, the 2006 Summer Nights at El Museo lineup features a range of sounds, from traditional Cuban son to the cutting-edge rap of  reggaeton.  The concerts will be held in El Museo’s courtyard at 1230 Fifth Avenue between 104th and 105th Streets overlooking Central Park’s Conservatory Gardens. In the event of rain, concerts will take place in El Museo del Barrio’s theater, Teatro Heckscher.  Appealing to audiences of all ages and interests, the concert series showcases exciting performances of national and int
From MoveOn: Last week, the House of Representatives dealt a blow to Internet freedom—voting to gut Net Neutrality and give companies like AT&T and Verizon more control over what you see and do online. But your representative, Jose Serrano, voted to protect Internet freedom and deserves our thanks.1 This issue is far from over. All eyes are now on the Senate, where we face a more friendly environment. Our Coalition is energized for this fight. But we've got to act fast—the telecom lobbyists are working on every vote. Can you call Rep. Serrano to say thanks for supporting Internet freedom, and then call Senators Charles Schumer and Hillary Clinton to demand support for Net Neutrality? Here are the numbers: Congressman Jose Serrano Phone: 202-225-4361 Senator Charles Schumer Phone: 202-224-6542 Senator Hillary Clinton Phone: 202-224-4451 Please click here to let us know you called and to share how it went:
PRSUN TV Invited to Speak on Public Access Today, I was a guest on two shows on the "Signature" channel of Bronxnet, Channel 67. I appeared in "OPEN," Bronxnet's new interactive program and was interviewed by Gary Axelbank. On this show, I got to talk about the work PRSUN TV is doing. I later appeared with Cynthia Carrion, director of the Youth Channel at MNN, on the "Dialogo con Glenis" Spanish show. Both shows dealt with the issue of the importance of saving public access.
Community Event during Bronx Week "Puerto Rican History & Culture in the Bronx" June 21 Bronxnet's Puerto Rican Documentary Sneak Preview & OPEN House Bronxnet, the borough's community TV station, will screen portions of "Puerto Rican History & Culture in the Bronx", the first in a documentary series. Also, arts & cultural groups can record 30 second spots for the new interactive call-in program OPEN (pre-registration required). LOCATION: Bronxnet Studios, Lehman College, Carman Hall, Room C4 TIME: 6 pm - 8:30 pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: 718-960-1181

Los Pleneros de la 21 1

Los Pleneros de la 21 1 Originally uploaded by clarisel . @ the 116th Street fest East Harlem, NYC
Arts and Entertainment Exhibit celebrates Latinos' struggle to preserve identity - The Boston Globe
Entertainment: Rosie Perez -- "Yo Soy Boricua Pa Que Tu Lo Sepas" | 06/11/2006 | She's Puerto Rican -- just so you know
Featured story Economic paralysis grips Puerto Rico: South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Featured story CBS-TV New York, Fri, 09 Jun 2006 4:51 PM PDT Jaimie Sanchez: Spanish Harlem Success Story On 106th Street in Spanish Harlem, the store-front gallery called "Puerto Rico and the American Dream," and it's co-founder and executive director, Judith Escalona, gallery will screen a number of independent films Friday, Saturday and Sunday, as part of it's celebration of the Puerto Rican Day Parade. One of the stars of the films is Jaime Sanchez. Note: Jaime Sanchez is co-producer of the "Bronx 3M" film project. Judith Escalona is director and I am a producer. Check out this feature on Sanchez.

Puerto Rican Day Parade Is Coming

Puerto Rican Day Parade Is Coming Originally uploaded by Runs With Scissors .
House Passes Bill to Gut Local Control of Cable Franchises The House (recently) passed H.R. 5252, a bill to replace local control of cable franchises with a set of minimal requirements under a national franchise. Currently, each local franchising authority, typically a municipal government, is permitted to negotiate agreements with video service providers that are looking to introduce service into an area. The agreements include compensation to the locality for uses of its rights of way, funding for PEG (public, educational and governmental) programming, customer service dispute procedures and other terms. "Without stronger anti-discrimination and build-out requirements in the bill, my constituents in the Bronx stand to benefit very little from a national video franchise," said Serrano, who opposed the bill. "Until such protections are in place, I cannot consider supporting legislation that would usurp local authorities' ability to police their public rights of w
Update: Future of Public Access TV Threatened HR 5252-COPE passes by a margin of 321-101 "Nearly all Republicans and a majority of the Democrats voted for the Resolution and the interests of their corporate patrons, the telephone companies. The net neutrality amendment was defeated and was excluded from this bill. The final resolution with the attached amendments is not just bad - it's ridiculously bad. We can only hope the Senate will act with greater integrity, truthfulness and foresight," reported Check out the site to find our how YOUR ELECTED OFFICIAL voted.


pinkpr3 Originally uploaded by clarisel .
The Reading Life Book Release “The Last Puerto Rican Indian: A Collection of Dangerous Poetry” Contact: Luis Cordero at -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Scheduled for publication in June 2006, The Last Puerto Rican Indian: A Collection of Dangerous Poetry by Bobby González, is a book that challenges the reader to confront preconceived notions about the history and contemporary struggles of the Native Peoples of the Americas. The book is the first title issued by the recently formed publishing company, which is a subsidiary of Books can be ordered at Writing from the perspective of a modern Taino Indian, Mr. González takes on such varied themes as religious freedom (or lack thereof), cultural & physical genocide, violence against women, homophobia and the issue of racial/political identity. “Dangerous memories. Stolen hi
Community calendar Here is an invite I received today: Please join us on tonight (Tuesday, June 6, 2006), from 6:00 - 8:00 pm at PR Dream, 161 East 106th Street, for a Community Dialogue and presentation of the "Remembering Julia" Mosaic project. This project seeks to support the work initiated by Councilwomen Mark-Viverito and El Museo de Barrio towards the transformation of 106th as the Cultural Corridor renamed for Julia De Burgos. Light refreshments and munchies will be provided.
Activism source: Manhattan Neighborhood Network SAVE ACCESS TV ACTION ALERT THIS WEEK TELL YOUR CONGRESSIONAL REPRESENTATIVES TO VOTE "NO TO COPE!" ON WEDNESDAY JUNE 7TH CONGRESS WILL VOTE ON "THE COPE ACT"—IF PASSED "COPE" WILL END PUBLIC ACCESS TV AS WE KNOW IT! TAKE A MOMENT FROM YOUR BUSY SCHEDULE AND SEND YOUR MESSAGE TO CONGRESS. GO TO: TAKE ACTION IMMEDIATELY! Even if you’ve reached out to your representatives already, we need you to contact them one more time and tell them to vote "NO" to the "Communications Opportunity, Promotion, and Enhancement Act of 2006" (COPE Act/HR.5252). And encourage them instead to support legislation that guarantees local franchises and local control of Public Access TV. Please raise your voice and tell your Congressional Representatives: 1) The COPE Act will weaken or end Public, Educational and Governmental (PEG) TV! PEG
Travel Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico - New York Times
IPA NY Voices That Must Be Heard "Statistics show Puerto Ricans have not given up on NYC," article originally published in Tiempo New York, May 19
Save Access TV and an Open Internet Here's a PSA
Boricua By Samaris Ayala Boricua Born on the island and came here Puerto Rican those living on the island Neyorican those born here of PUerto Rican Descent Me and my sisters had a rough time in LOs Sures. Sorry about stereotypes. c 2006 Samaris Ayala Samaris Ayala is a New York City-based writer. She contributes her poetry to Puerto Rico Sun. You may reach Samaris at

Perfumada por la luz.

Perfumada por la luz. Originally uploaded by skullberry .