Panel: Demystifying A Diva: The Truth Behind the Myth of La Lupe
571 Walton Ave, Bronx, NY 10451
Panel: Demystifying A Diva: The Truth Behind the Myth of La Lupe (Part 2)
June 6, 2017 | 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Where: Pregones Theater
General Admission is free, rsvp here. Suggestion donation is $5.00.
Join us for an exclusive panel discussion and record sampling around critically acclaimed book Demystifying A Diva: The Truth Behind the Myth of La Lupe with author Juan A. Moreno-Vel?zquez and Joe Conzo Sr. Latin Music Historian.
More on Author Juan A. Moreno-Vel?zquez:
Juan A. Moreno-Vel?zquez is an award-winning journalist specializing in Entertainment and the Latino community. His incisive reporting got him The National Association of Hispanic Publications, First Prize Award, for Outstanding Reporting on the Hispanic Community, during the year 2001 for the series The Legend of La Lupe, which served as inspiration for the play La Lupe: My Life, My Destiny. In 2002, Moreno-Vel?zquez turned the trick again, winning the top award in Entertainment for his story, Los Pleneros de la 21. In 2003, Juan received another First Place Award, this time in the Business category, with his story on Arbitron. Moreno-Vel?zquez was also awarded the prestigious Hispanic Media Top 100 for the year 2002.
A graduate of the College of the University of New York, and Fordham University Graduate School of Public Communications, he has done considerable research on the Latin music industry and is considered a musicologist of renown, specializing in Tropical Music and Jazz. He is a former Professor at the University of the Sacred Hearth in Puerto Rico, where he taught Marketing and Communications courses for seven years. An authority in the field, Moreno-Vel?zquez has participated on television, doing Grammy commentary for FOX, as well as NY 1, and in innumerable radio shows, where he has discussed different issues in the music business and their effect on Latinos. He has written three major biographies, Demystitying a Diva, the truth about La Lupe, which has been optioned for a major movie. La Reina es la Rumba, por siempre Celia, and MAELO...Hijo de Boriken, Rey de los Soneros. He teaches at Boricua Collegue, and has a regular weekly page, PUERTO RICO al DIA at LA VOZ HISPANA de Nueva York, the oldest Latino weekly newspaper in New York City.
More on Music Historian Joe Conzo Sr.
Joe Conzo Sr. is a noted music historian, producer and author of Mambo Diablo: My Journey with Tito Puente.
College Center for the Arts (CCCA), Pregones Theater and the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute have come together to produce a 3-part tribute to the Afro-Latina, the Afro-Cuban Diaspora women called ?La Lupe.? City College Center for the Arts (CCCA), Pregones Theater and the Caribbean Cultural Center are united in tribute to a talent that relished in the pride of her talent, creativity, and self-transformation as she developed her unique style and public presence. Similar to un-replicable stars like Tina Turner, Janis Joplin, Diana Ross, Eartha Kitt, there is no duplicate, there is no other there is only La Lupe ??La Yiyiyi.?