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Puerto Rican Actor Plays Benjamin Franklin At CT Repertory Theater



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We seem to be experiencing an abundance of riches lately when it comes to Latino actors performing in different theaters in Connecticut. In June, TheaterWorks Hartford, will be presenting the play Fade written by Mexican playwright Tanya Saracho, directed by Jerry Ruiz and with actors Elizabeth Ramos and Eddie Martinez. Connecticut Repertory Theater (CRT) at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, is another venue which frequently invites Latino actors as part of the cast of their plays. Richard R. Henry, who directed the comedy Spamalot  at CRT, and who has appeared in plays at Yale Rep, and Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, and in many ...

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Creator Of ‘La Borinqueña,’ First Hispanic Superhero: We Needed A Symbol More Than Ever

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In case you didn’t know, Hispanics now have their very own superhero – she is a mighty Latina come all the way from the Isla del Encanto.

Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez, a Puerto Rican himself, vividly recalls the response from young girls and boys when they saw him and his brand new creation, La Borinqueña, walking up Fifth Avenue during this summer’s Puerto Rican Day Parade.

It was a character that was proud to be Puerto Rican. It was a character emblazoned with a costume that was screaming patriotism.

– Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez

He said the “little brown and black little girls and boys” threw their arms up because they wanted to ...

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102 Latin American Artworks, And A New Institute, Will Go To MoMA

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Waldemar Cordeiro’s “Visible Idea” (1956), one of the pieces from the collection of Patricia Phelps de Cisneros. Credit via Museum of Modern Art


Before Lygia Clark was getting major museum retrospectives; before Adriana Varejão was represented by leading galleries; before Beatriz Milhazes was achieving high prices at auction, Patricia Phelps de Cisneros was collecting Latin American art, filling the walls of her home with Modernist abstraction and contemporary works by artists from Brazil, Venezuela, Argentina and Uruguay.

Over the last 16 years, Ms. Cisneros and her husband, Gustavo A. Cisneros, have donated 40 of these pieces to the Museum of Modern Art, where she has served on the board since ...

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