Showing posts from September, 2007

Casa de las banderas

Casa de las banderas Originally uploaded by Jorge Rodriguez . Guayama, Puerto Rico

Hostos - Viejo San Juan

Hostos - Viejo San Juan Originally uploaded by paper art .

Rincón, Puerto Rico

Rincón, Puerto Rico Originally uploaded by Oquendo .
In the Mailbox News from the Artists Foundation _______________________________________________ FROM Dear Media Reformer, If you're getting this e-mail, you already know that universal, affordable high-speed Internet access is critical to our future. Unfortunately, most of us have been left out of the debate over the future of the Internet that is happening right now in Washington. High-priced lobbyists have no trouble bending the ears of lawmakers in Washington. But you and I rarely get the chance to be heard. That's about to change. On Wednesday, Senator Kerry is holding a hearing on improving Internet access for all Americans. He has pledged to listen to your ideas and respond via the blog. It is crucial that you add your voice to this debate. Join Senator Kerry in a Conversation about the Future of the Internet: "It's almost hard to wrap your head around the fact that seven years into this

El mega aguacate

El mega aguacate Originally uploaded by yasmapaz .

El Morro's Defense

El Morro's Defense Originally uploaded by donnacorless . El Morro's Defense. San Juan, Puerto Rico. Digital watercolor artwork by Donna Corless.
'East Harlem Focus' Hope Community, Inc. and Manhattan Neighborhood Network to Screen Documentary: “East Harlem Focus” @ MNN Studios, 537 West 59th Street Wednesday, September 19, 6:30 p.m. On Wednesday, September 19th, Hope Community, Inc. - in partnership with Manhattan Neighborhood Network - will screen its documentary, "East Harlem Focus: A Community Facing Transition." The screening will be held at 6:30 pm at MNN Studios, 537 West 59th Street, followed by a 30-minute public discussion on gentrification and displacement in East Harlem. Background Produced by the Hope Community’s community programs department, “East Harlem Focus” is the culmination of a 12-month, community-based research project that documented a neighborhood threatened by rapid and transformative change. The research team interviewed with over 30 neighborhood residents to capture their observations, opinions, and feelings about East Harlem. The team also drew from a wide range of source
Community Calendar Assemblyman Jose R. Peralta District 39, Queens In Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month Hispanic & Latino Book Fair of NY Opening Sept. 21, 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, 12 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dedicated to Gregory Rabassa (Translator of "One Hundred Years of Solitude" by Gabriel Garcia Marquez @ Renaissance Charter School 35-59 81 St., Jackson Heights, Queens (7 train to 82nd St, two blocks to 37th Ave. & 81st St., next to the public library) In cooperation: Hispanic & Latino Cultural Center of NY Journalists & Writers for Tourism, Art & Culture Latin American Immigrant Alliance Coordinated by Juan Nicolas Tineo 718 458-5367/718 710-6154/718 335-1339)

El Morro, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

El Morro, San Juan, Puerto Rico. Originally uploaded by Rafael Dorantes .
Community Calendar 6th LOISAIDA CORTOS LATINO FILM FESTIVAL GALA RECEPTION Friday September 14,7 p.m. to midnight Hip Hop Culture Center (at the Magic Johnson Theater) 2309 Frederick Douglass Boulevard @ 124th Street, 2nd Floor Harlem Suggested Donation $20 Please rsvp to FILM FESTIVAL PREMIERE Sunday September 16, 5 to 10 p.m. La Plaza Cultural Community Garden 9th Street and Ave. C East Village Free Admission LCLFF’s annual presence at the garden enriches the surrounding residential and business community both artistically and financially — as artists and festival-goers stream into the area to shop, eat, and experience the best of Latino culture. For more information, go to .

Gathering Around the Plaque

Gathering Around the Plaque Originally uploaded by mamarazzi1 . Check out mamarazzi1's photo set titled "Tito Puente Post Office" at flickr.
Spotlight Post Office in El Barrio Dedicated to Tito Puente By Ismael Nunez In East Harlem, there’s a street, there's a school, there's talk of having a statue one day, and now there's a post office that bears his name: Tito Puente. After all, Puente is considered one of Latin music’s greatest band leaders and musicians. A plaque was recently unveiled in Puente’s memory and it hangs in the lobby of the post office at 167 East 124 Street. Congressman Charles Rangel, who had introduced the bill to have the post office dedicated in Puente's honor, was among those who attended a Sept. 10 ceremony to celebrate. “Tito Puente was more than a musician, more than a ambassador," Rangel said. "The personality he had (brought) people of different colors and cultures together. "Young people and adults will have the honor of knowing who this person was, and people who knew him can share who this great musician was," he said. &q
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'Encuentros' Originally uploaded by prsuncom Joe Falcon and Bobby Gonzalez Form a Marriage of Music and Poetry By Robert Waddell Bassist Joe Falcon and poet Bobby Gonzalez describe their collaboration as a mélange and merger of poetry, various styles of Latin music and Taino and jibaro traditions. They join words and melody in their soon to be released CD “Encuentros” or Encounters. They bring years of personal experience to the genre and form a marriage of poetry and music. “An Encuentro (an encounter) is something that comes together,” said Falcon, “either naturally or because you seek it; could be a friendship or an encounter with your past.” Falcon stands at his bass and sways his body, playing fine mellow tunes to Gonzalez’s poetry, which talks of Puerto Rican and Taino culture. Falcon gives a smooth touch of jibaro cords as Gonzalez's tenor tells of ancient Taino gods in a contemporary setting. And Alto saxophonist Ricardo Strobert adds and improvises ide


IMG_2751 Originally uploaded by clarisel . @ Cemi Underground in El Barrio

Boats to Build

Boats to Build Originally uploaded by silversldr .

Culebra, Puerto Rico

Culebra, Puerto Rico Originally uploaded by Fernando Cuevas .
Community Calendar THIS WEEK AT CEMI UNDERGROUND Wed., Sept. 5, at 6 p.m. Book signing and presentation with Prisionera introducing her newly published book “Puro Ritmo Y Patriotismo.” Admission FREE! Fri., Sept. 7, at 7 p.m. "El Boogie Down Comedy Show" with comedians Arnold Acevedo and Eric Nieves. Admission $8 Sat., Sept. 8 at 3 p.m. Book signing and presentation by best selling author Steven Torres of the popular series Precinct Puerto Rico and his newly released book The Concrete Maze. Admission FREE! Cemí Underground 1799 Lexington Ave., at 112th St., El Barrio 212-860-2820 Email: Visit: and

Pigeon Park - Old San Juan, PR

Pigeon Park - Old San Juan, PR Originally uploaded by avpjack .

Sol trunco

Sol trunco Originally uploaded by Jorge Rodriguez . Casa Cautiño, Guayama, Puerto Rico


IMG_2525 Originally uploaded by clarisel .
In the Mailbox Dear friend: LaMicro Theater and Teatro IATI will present a workshop reading of On Insomnia and Midnight by Edgar Chias on September 7, at 7 p.m. at 59-61 East 4th Street #4E in Manhattan. Edgar Chias is an emerging playwright and his play On Insomnia and Midnight was produced by the Royal Court Theatre in London last year. We hope you can make it. Sponsored by NYC DCA and LMCC! Thank you Sincerely Pietro Gonzalez For more information visit: