Category: Performing Arts

Natalie Scenters-Zapico Returns to Alma Mater for Borderland Homecoming

Natalie Scenters-Zapico is an El Pasoan and fronteriza through and through, and today she returns for a reading that marks the prominence she has found in the literary world.

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Jo Firestone Debut Comedy Album Out Now

Jo Firestone‘s debut comedy album is out now via Comedy Central records. She has written for shows such as The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Chris Gethard Show,  and Joe Pera Talks With You. She also co-starred and co-wrote a web-series called Womanhood  with her friend and “partner-in-depressive-humor,” Aparna Nancherla.

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Le Renard Bleu: The Musical & Cinematic Collaboration of Midori Takada & Lafawndah

In the new cross-generational, multimodal cataclysm of a project, Midori Takada, Lafawndah, and Partel Oliva create an experience that would best be described as ambitious and adventurous. Using the Japanese and Senegalese folklore archetype of a fox, Le Renard Bleu is musical that calls on the cunning fox to bring energy to audiences.

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Podcasts, Parents, And A New Netflix Special: An Interview With Hari Kondabolu

“This mic kills fascists,” reads the tagline on Hari Kondabolu’s new special now out on Netflix, Warn Your Relatives. It is just the commentary we all needed right now. In a politicized era where almost any topic and any comment is being evaluated under a political microscope, Kondabolu gives us an hour that is not pedantic but just a self-deprecating recounting of a comedian of color’s experience in 2018 U.S.A.

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Science, Devils, and Baseball: A Conversation With ‘Lucifer’ Star, Aimee Garcia

Aimee Garcia’s roles have taken quite a leap since her spot as George Lopez’s niece on the the George Lopez show. Garcia has also appeared in shows like Dexter, Trauma, Family Guy, Vegas, and so many others. But her largest role has to be that of Ella Lopez, on Fox Network’s Lucifer, where Garcia is the forensic scientist helping the devil himself solve crimes in Los Angeles.

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Cuban Theatre Company Presents Their Take On Classic Spanish Play On The Border

The now El Paso based-Cuban created theatre company, Jazz Vilá Projects, are set to perform their self-described “modern” rendition of Spanish playwrights, Calderón de la Barca’s, La Vida es Sueño. The performance will take place April 11 at 7:00 PM at the Chamizal National Memorial on the U.S. side of the border.

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Aparna Nancherla Announces New Tour Dates

After seemingly appearing in every great comedy on TV, Aparna Nancherla has announced a new tour, “It’s Me Again: An Aparna Nancherla Tour.” Nancherla just finished the first season Comedy Central’s freshly cynical comedy, Corporate, on which she plays a human resources manager.

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