Category: Arts & Entertainment

Tony-winner David Alvarez Expands Mediums, Stars In ‘American Rust’ And ‘West Side Story’

By Cesar Arredondo Dancer/actor David Alvarez, who won the Tony for “Billy Elliot,” is now adding Hollywood to his Broadway career. He made his TV debut in Showtime’s new murder mystery series “American Rust,” which premiered this month. Later this year, Alvarez will make his feature film debut in Steven Spielberg’s remake of the famed

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For Hispanic Heritage Month, Amazon Studios Presents ‘Voices/Voces’ 

By Cesar Arredondo Actors John Leguizamo and Laz Alonso and showrunner Gloria Calderón-Kellett will headline Amazon Studios’ “Voices/Voces: An Entertainment Celebration for Hispanic Heritage Month.” The virtual event commemorating Hispanic Heritage Month will take place on Sept. 30. “Voices/Voces” will present three panel discussions. Primetime Emmy winner Leguizamo (“When They See Us,” “Ice Age” franchise) will

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‘Hamilton,’ ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ Secure Emmys For Latin Talent

By Cesar Arredondo “Hamilton” and “The Queen’s Gambit” won awards at the 73rd annual Primetime Emmy Awards, which recognizes achievements in television. The Netflix dramatic “The Queen’s Gambit” series starring Anya Taylor-Joy won Outstanding Limited Series and Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series. It competed in six categories, including Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited

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Danny Ramos Makes Feature Directorial Debut With ‘The Margarita Man’

By Cesar Arredondo Danny Ramos‘ movie-making dreams came true. The San Antonio-born actor, producer, screenwriter worked in TV and film for many years before he returned to his hometown to make his feature film directorial debut in “The Margarita Man.” The movie is a coming-of-age comedy starring Anthony Guajardo, Jesse Borrego and Danny Trejo. Ramos’s brother, Miguel,

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Daniela Nieves To Star In Peacock’s ‘Vampire Academy’ Series

Peacock is sinking its teeth into Richelle Mead’s popular YA series. Daniela Nieves has joined the cast of the streamer’s “Vampire Academy,” a reboot of the 2014 fantasy movie, based on the bestselling author’s six paranormal romance novels. Just like the original series, “Vampire Academy” is about two young women — Lissa Dragomir and Rose Hathaway —

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Independent Film ‘Amaraica’ Offers A True-To Life Look At Undocumented Immigrants’ Lives

“Amaraica,” winner of the best film award at the NY Latino Film Festival and Barcelona Film Festival last year, is now available on HBO and HBO Max. The film, an immigrant story, revolves around Roberto, an undocumented roofer on the verge of marrying a U.S. citizen, which would give him legal status. Plans change when his ex-girlfriend Juana

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Harvey Guillén Realizes His Dreams: Joins Disney Gang In ‘Mickey Mouse Funhouse’ 

When Harvey Guillén watched Disney cartoons as a child, he always wanted to be in them. Now, his wish has come true. Guillén is the voice of Funny in “Mickey Mouse Funhouse,” the new Disney animated series that brings Mickey, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Goofy and Pluto together. In “Funhouse,” the Disney gang meets

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