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Lin-Manuel Miranda, Originator And Star of “Hamilton,” Creates Arts Fund For Puerto Rico

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Lin-Manuel Miranda jumped up to a podium shortly after landing in Puerto Rico on Sunday to announce he has helped create a multimillion-dollar fund to boost the arts in the U.S. territory as it struggles to recover from Hurricane Maria.

The “Hamilton” playwright said he hopes the fund will grow to $15 million in upcoming years. He added that he will donate all funds from the Broadway hit when it is performed January in Puerto Rico.

“The goal wasn’t just artistic satisfaction, but how can we leave Puerto Rico a little better than we found it,” said Miranda, whose parents are from the island.

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For Those Whole Love Comic Books…A Latinocomicon

Photo credit: Hector Rodriquez/DallsObserver.com

Photo credit: Hector Rodriquez/DallsObserver.com

 

Hector Rodriguez knew that a portion of the lower-income community struggles to attend conventions because of their expensive fees. He decided that it was time for the Latino community to have a chance to attend a comic convention for free.

Last year, the Latino Cultural Center (2600 Live Oak St.) hosted the Texas Latino Comic Con, the first of its kind in Texas. The convention returns to the same venue July 28 and again will offer free admission.

The event will highlight the representation of the Latino community in comics, as well as Latino artists, writers and creators in the comic book community.

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According To Elon Musk, Tesla Has ‘About 11,000’ Energy Storage Projects Underway In Puerto Rico

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Photo provided by Tesla

 

Tesla is apparently significantly ramping up its effort to help rebuild the power grid in Puerto Rico after it was destroyed by hurricanes last year.

After having completed hundreds of energy storage project on the islands in the last few months, Tesla CEO Elon Musk now says that they have ‘about 11,000’ energy storage projects underway in Puerto Rico, which means something big is in the work.

Last month, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that the company installed batteries at 662 locations in Puerto Rico.

We reported that they focused on critical services. For example, Tesla deployed a series of Powerpack systems on the ...

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