Arts & Culture

Fri
18
Mar
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Homenaje: Aurora Flores

Starting a conversation with Aurora is easy: she is open, aware, and willing to share each and every one of her opinions. Ending a conversation with Aurora is not so easy: she has a lot to say, and she’s going to say it all.

Aurora has a...

Fri
19
Feb
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HOMENAJE: A Tribute to Victor Hernández Cruz

I get an urgent message from poet Dr. Nancy Mercado that she is having dinner with the great American, Neo-Rican and Nuyorican poet Victor Hernández Cruz at Casa Adela in Loisaida with two other literary icons and that I better...

Thu
11
Feb
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Beyond Walls: A Portrait of Muralist Maria Dominguez

New York City is often called one of the art capitals of the world, and it even shows on its very walls. Throughout the city, it is rare not to find a wall marker, sprayed, or painted upon. While one readily sees the illegible...

Fri
29
Jan
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Claiming a History, Creating a Story: An Interview with Eleanor Parker Sapia

There are stories that spread from parent to child; from mouth to ear; and from hand to paper. And then there are those stories that connect us beyond borders. These stories make up a narrative, which we keep like muscle memory...

Fri
29
Jan
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HOMENAJE: A Tribute to Carlos “Charlie” Díaz

“I’m just a simple community activist,” says Carlos “Charlie” Díaz. “I just want to show that we, as Puerto Ricans, contributed in a great way to life here.”

Charlie may not give himself enough credit...

Fri
22
Jan
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Tiple Fever: Building a Forgotten Jíbaro Instrument

As I stare at the tiple and examine closely all of its details, its smooth wooden contour, a perfectly carved neck, the firm placement of its metal frets...I can’t believe I made it. The instrument has been with me a little...

Fri
22
Jan
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Así Somos: Through A Puerto Rican Lens

Photography and storytelling go well together. Of course, we know an image can speak for itself, but sometimes a few words can go a long way to providing additional context. Projects like Humans of New York and the Everyday...

Fri
15
Jan
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Assembling Juan Sánchez: Profile of the Artist

As I leave the office, my bag is heavier than when I arrived. Besides my things, it now contains several exhibition booklets, a film on the life of Piri Thomas, and other memorabilia. In short, homework. After 25...

Fri
15
Jan
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HOMENAJE: A Tribute to Nitza Tufiño

“In many ways, I was privileged growing up. I was always surrounded by artists,” begins Nitza Tufiño.

Nitza’s father was the great Puerto Rican visual artist Rafael Tufiño, and her mother was a...

Thu
17
Dec
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HOMENAJE: An interview with the man behind it, Ricardo Muñiz

When Ricardo Muñiz contacted us about including his series of photos, Homenaje: A Traveling Homage to Our Puerto Rican Heroes , I was pleasantly in awe of how well he got both what Centro Voices is about and of how well his...

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