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Support Bx3M at Havana Film Festival

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The New York Premiere of Bx3M, an award-winning coming of age film written and directed by Judith Escalona, will be at the upcoming Havana Film Festival in Manhattan. I am a producer of this film. Get your tickets now. About BX3M  Judith Escalona | USA | 2016 | Fiction | 103min | NY PREMIERE  For Maria and Mona, graduation means fulfilling a dream. For Michael, it means dashing all hope of a better future. You either make the grade or you don’t— in academics or love— and that makes all the difference. Para María y Mona, graduarse es cumplir un sueño. Para Michael significa perder la esperanza de un futuro mejor. O pasas la prueba o no— en lo académico o en el amor— y eso hace toda la diferencia.  AMC LOEWS 34TH ST: 4/12@ 8:30PM, Director Judith Escalona present for Q&A UPDATE: HERE ARE A FEW SCENES OF THE NY PREMIERE. 

Q&A with Rocky on Broadway's Luis Salgado

The actor plays Kid Rizzo in the new production By Ismael Nuñez Here is the story of Rocky on Broadway , which is currently playing at the Winter Garden Theatre in New York City. Yes, it is that familiar Rocky story from the movies: "Somewhere in downtown Philadelphia, a down-and-out fighter named Rocky Balboa struggles to stay on his feet. But when the chance of a lifetime comes along, he takes his best shot at becoming a champion… and his last shot at finding first love." The iconic underdog story Rocky has inspired an innovative new stage production, brought to life by a five-time Tony Award-winning creative team, including director Alex Timbers (Peter and the Starcatcher), songwriting team Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime), and book writers Thomas Meehan (The Producers) and Sylvester Stallone (Rocky, the Oscar-winning Best Picture). Rocky is a heart-stopping theatrical experience for everyone brave enough to follow their dream such as Puerto Rican actor

Julia and Me

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"yo soy la vida, la fuerza, la mujer". ("I am life, and strength, and I am woman.") -- Julia de Burgos (photo by Milagros Gonzalez)

Puerto Rican Culinary Arts

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Featured community event Do you love your rice and beans? Are you passionate about your Puerto Rican food? Check out this event that puts a spotlight on Puerto Rican Culinary Arts. “El amor entra por la cocina: Cooking and Cultural Identity amongst Puerto Rican Women Living in New York” A multi-media presentation based on a research project about culinary traditions of the Puerto Rican Diaspora conducted by Dr. Nilsa Rodríguez-Jaca in 2010. She interviewed over twenty senior women of our community who have lived in New York City for at least two decades and recovered their stories about food consumption and sharing, and also how this has helped them to maintain a sense of community and cultural identity for over sixty years. Guests Deborah Quiñones (the  Coquito Contessa ) and Chef Julio Rodríguez will also share their culinary experiences. FREE Puerto Rican Culinary Arts Thursday, April 4 th  – 6-8:00 p.m. Hunter College, 68 th  & Lexington Avenue
Ay Bendito, Cotto lost! Featured story Margarito stops Cotto in 11th, takes crown LAS VEGAS (AP) — Antonio Margarito stopped Miguel Cotto in the 11th round Saturday night, blemishing Cotto's unbeaten record and claiming the WBA 147-pound title with one last incredible barrage of punches. Margarito, the Mexican star so often ducked by the division's best fighters in recent years, dropped the Puerto Rican champion twice in the 11th round to win his third title belt.
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On Latino Policy The National Institute for Latino Policy recently provided some interesting information on Puerto Ricans stateside and how the stateside population continues to outnumber those living on the island. Here's an excerpt of an entry from the Institute July 14 bi-monthly newsletter, edited by Angelo Falcon: Puerto Rican Population Stateside Continues to Exceed that of Puerto Rico In 2004, the Atlas of Stateside Puerto Ricans documented for the first time the stateside Puerto Rican population exceeded that of Puerto Rico in 2003 by 163,246. The latest statistics from the Census Bureau, from the 2006 American Community Survey (ACS), estimates that this gap has grown: in 2006 there were 3,987,947 Puerto Ricans living stateside compared to 3,745,007 in Puerto Rico, meaning that there are 242,940 more Puerto Ricans stateside than in Puerto Rico. Does this development have implications for the politics and policy issues of the Puerto Rican community as a whole? In

Meetup

Featured site Click here to check out The NYC Puerto Rican Culture Meetup! This Meetup group is dedicated to promoting and celebrating Puerto Rican culture in New York City. The group's next meetup is a CopaCabana dance cruise.

Puerto Rican Music Roots & Beyond Project

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From left, Leticia Rodriguez, executive director of La Casa de la Herencia Cultural Puertorriqueña, Inc., and Hector Ortega, a class participant, at a July 6 event in NYC's East Harlem that focused on Puerto Rican roots music. La Casa as well as El Centro de Estudios Puertorriqueños at Hunter College is working with William Cepeda, a renowned composer, trombonist, educator, producer and artist, on a project titled “Puerto Rican Music Roots and Beyond.” The New York State Music fund and the National Endowment for the Arts is helping to fund the project. The goal is to promote Puerto Rico’s musical heritage to a wide audience throughout New York State, Puerto Rico, and elsewhere. The project will document four genres (Bomba, Plena, Danza, and Musica Jibara) by recording the concerts and other project activities to be used in the creation of DVDs and CDs for educational and commercial release. La Casa is located at 1230 Fifth Avenue, Suite 458. It is a nonprofit, cultural and

Puerto Rican Film Series in Chicago

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Film The Institute of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture (IPRAC) announces the Puerto Rican Film Series 2008, kicking off with FLAGS OF STEEL Saturday July 12 Bring blankets, folding chairs and picnic baskets and enjoy a film under the stars! Starting Saturday, July 12 and continuing every other Saturday, IPRAC presents the Puerto Rican Film Series, an outdoor film festival featuring the film work of new and established Puerto Rican directors, producers and actors. In its fifth year, the series has become in a Chicago summer favorite. The Puerto Rican Film Series is the only Puerto Rican/Latino film program in the park system gathering visitors from Chicago and the Midwest counting in average 300 attendants per screening. Families with their pets, couples and friends can bring their picnic baskets, folding chairs, blankets and enjoy a film under the stars at the beautiful grounds of the Humboldt Park Boat House. FREE parking, admission, popcorn, raffles and a night of culture and en
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IMG_8624 Originally uploaded by clarisel . Featured photo from the Puerto Rico Sun photo group at flickr by Clarisel On a wall in New York City's gentrifying El Barrio

Puerto Rican Music Roots and Beyond

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Community Calendar Concert featuring William Cepeda and his group Afro-Rican Jazz The “King of Plena,” Angel Luis Torruellas, salsero Michael Stuart and more This Brooklyn concert will focus on the Puerto Rican folkloric genre of Plena, both traditional and contemporary. Saturday, July 5 at 7 p.m. The concert is part of the All Celebrate Brooklyn series of summer performances at the Prospect Park Bandshell. The entrance to the Prospect Park Bandshell is located at Prospect Park West & 9th Street in Park Slope. Free though there is a $3 suggested donation at the gate. For more information, http://www.briconline.org/celebrate/070508.asp

Featured site: Sazon Boricua

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If you are interested in recipes or information related to Puerto Rican food, here's a site for you: www.sazonboricua.com . I just visited Sazon Boricua for the first time today. Boricua Jeannette Quiñones (aka fruttadi on flickr.com and a member of the Puerto Rico Sun photo group) runs Sazon Boricua. Her current entry features Puerto Rican-style sofrito. I am adding a link to the site in this blog as well. Apoya lo nuestro. Photo "Sofrito al estilo puertorriqueño" by fruttadi

Do You Believe Puerto Ricans are Happiest?

Did you know that Puerto Rico has been ranked among the top 10 happiest countries in the world? I'm wondering whether you agree that Puerto Rico is one of the happiest countries. Do you think people in Puerto Rico are really so happy and why? Anyway, the top most happiest country in the world title goes to Denmark. But boricuas on the island are happy too if you believe this report. Puerto Rico is supposedly the second happiest country. Featured story Denmark 'happiest' country in the world WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Denmark is the world's most content nation, according to a new study on global wellbeing, but the good news is, despite the credit crunch and rising fuel and food prices, all of us are getting happier. Denmark's prosperity and democratic systems are seen as key to its contentment. Researchers at the University of Michigan said Denmark's prosperity, stability and democratic government placed the country at the top of the rankings, with Colombia, Can

New: PRSUN Flags Line Stamp

Support PRSUN You can use this stamp to send your mail via the U.S. Postal Service. This is a way not only to support the Puerto Rico Sun project, but to show some boricua pride every time you send a letter. This Zazzle custom stamp features a photo by Clarisel Gonzalez titled "Flags Line." UPDATE: New customized designs have been added. I plan to offer a variety of postage designs, so visit my store at www.zazzle.com/prsuncom . Thanks.