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'I Am...We Are Muevete'

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By Ismael Nuñez After several years on hiatus, Muevete is back. Earlier this month, the Muevete youth conference was held in the South Bronx. Activists, student organizations, and community based organizations bonded at the BronxWorks Cornerstone Betances Community Center on St. Ann’s Avenue for the 13th annual Muevete conference. Muevete is the Spanish word for “move yourself,” and the young and older people in the conference were definitely doing moving. They were moving in the memory of one of their own who died too soon. They were moving to help make the quality of lives of today's young people better. The previous Muevete conferences were hosted at bigger named venues such as Columbia University, Hunter College, and City College. But they stopped. Lissette Nieves said she believed it was important to reactivate the youth conference. She spoke about her old Muevete friend Daniel Mejia who died earlier this year at the age of 32 from complications of pancreatitis. She me

El musical sobre el pelotero Roberto Clemente obtiene un jonrón

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Teatro Por Antonio Bones En su empeño por llevar al público lo más selecto de su repertorio, la Sociedad Educativa de las Artes (SEA por sus siglas en inglés), continúa presentando el éxitoso musical “DC-7: La historia de Roberto Clemente” en su sala teatral, ubicada en el centro cultural Clemente Soto Vélez del bajo Manhattan, Nueva York. Adicionando el Festival Puertorriqueño Borimix a su temporada 2011-2012, la compañía de histriones emprende una nueva jornada teatral que conforma a un equipo, por igual, selecto de artistas y técnicos. Todos comprometidos a encumbrar la escena local con una historia cargada de valijas, ritmos trepidantes, memorias, y sucesos que plantaron huellas en la historia del continente americano, El Caribe y otras latitudes. Concebida por el ingenio del teatrero, educador y cineasta puertorriqueño, Luis Caballero, la pieza teatral exalta la unificación familiar, la disciplina atlética, el choque cultural de los inmigrantes, la barrera idiomática, el

'The Roberto Clemente Story' musical to premiere in NYC

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Featured Puerto Rican Heritage Month event Looking forward to seeing The Roberto Clemente Story musical this Saturday. Here is the press release: The Society of the Educational Arts, Inc. (SEA), during its 6th Annual BORIMIX: Puerto Rico Fest, is proud to present the World Premiere of DC-7 , The Roberto Clemente Story , a musical about the life and legacy of the Baseball Hall of Famer and humanitarian. This limited run of 12 performances at Teatro SEA (107 Suffolk Street, between Rivington and Delancey Streets) begins November 11 (Opening Gala Performance) and ends December 4. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, and Sundays at 6pm. Clemente, right-fielder for the Pittsburg Pirates (1955-1972), was one of the most beloved figures in the history of the MLB. He was the first Latino to win a World Series as a rookie (1960.) He also won the MVP Award (1966) and the World Series MVP Award (1971.) He finished his career with over 3,000 hits and 12 Golden Glove Award

POEMobile: Nuyorican Poets/Founding Voices

Featured community event A White Wing Brushing the Building POEMobile: Nuyorican Poets/Founding Voices TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8th, 2011, 7-8:30 p.m. Nuyorican Poets Café, 236 East 3rd St. btw Aves B & C in Manhattan. Featured poets: Tato Laviera , Jesús Papoleto Meléndez , Lois Elaine Griffith , Louis Reyes Rivera , Sandra María Esteves and special tribute to Jorge Brandon & Piri Thomas . A free-to-the-public event.