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The National Puerto Rican Museum Honored, Celebrated and Remembered

It was an amazing evening! All of the senses were awakened by the sound of drums, and music, the sights of Puerto Rican costumes and exhibits, the smell of lechon with rice and beans, even the temperature brought recuerdos de la isla (memories of the island). It...

FROM HUMBOLDT PARK TO THE LAKEFRONT URBANTHEATER COMPANY PRESENTED ASHES OF LIGHT AT THEATER ON THE LAKE

By Ivan Vega, Co-founder & Executive Director of UrbanTheater Company On the evening of Sunday, July 7, we loaded up our U-haul with the set, props, costumes, tools, and lumber to get ready for the 66th anniversary of Theater on the Lake: Chicago Summer Theater Festival. Monday morning, we unloaded...

TODO UN EXITO – BARRIO ARTS FEST 2018

The National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture just hosted their 18th Barrio Arts Fest. This free of charge family friendly event was held during the weekend of July 14th and 15th. Over 1,700 people attended this year. The festival has continuously grown throughout the years. The museum...

WHAT WOULD ROBERTO CLEMENTE DO – AND SAY – ABOUT THE CHILDREN?

BY ADRIAN BURGOS What would Roberto Clemente do? What would he say about the practice of separating children from their parents at the United States border? Clemente left us with profound words and actions that provide guidance and inspiration to the current generation of Latino ballplayers. “Any time you have an opportunity to...

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