March 12th, 2011 | By admin
Video Song: “All of the Lights” – Kanye West
So Jess and I continue to witness history! On Monday, March 7th, 2011, we went to the Times SQ Arts Center to witness the hottest new late-night show, Tu Nite Con Lorenzo Parro.
It’s the 1st bilingual talk show ever! Host, Lorenzo Parro interviews A-list Latino celebrities, lampoons current events and brings you the best music from throughout the U.S. and Latin America.
The show premiered on March 5th, 2011
and it airs every Saturday night at 1am on Telemundo (ch.47). The line up was very diverse, they had artists like the Psychic El Nino Prodigio (from El Diario
and Univison) to Juelz Santana (member of Dipset)…odd right? lol… But I loved the concept of the show, and how it creates unity.
“We Created TU NITE to showcase top Latino talent through excitement of late-night format. We know there’s an eagar audience for these guests, for this comedy and for our honest take on Latino life in the U.S”
- ParroThe host of the show is also a professional clown!!
Speaking of clowns Jess and I FINALLY went to see John Leguizamo’s Ghetto Klown! I was
dying of laughter. The piece explodes with energy, leading audiences on a fever-pitch adventure and heating up the stage with vivid/hilarious events of where he’s been and the colorful characters who he’d encountered. Leguizamo took us from his adolescent memories in Queens to the early days of his acting career during the outrageous 80s scene. He allowed us to see his personal journey from being on set of major motion pictures to his roles opposite some of Hollywood’s biggest stars. To him its a therapeutic way to deal with his issues and for us it was an exhilarating and motivational story.
The next day, we went to the New World Theaters and saw our buddy Manny Perez doing his thing in La Barberia! It was pretty funny. The dialog was mainly in Spanish, which is good for Jess and I so we can reconnect to our Latino roots (We both don’t know how to properly speak Spanish :/ yea I know pretty sad). La Barberiais about Latinos (Dominicans) who came to this country chasing a dream and find themselves stuck in a position that raises the issue of money over morals or morals over money? hmmm. It was also pretty funny and had us dancing in our seats with the music!These Latino productions were very encouraging for us. Especially with all of these mini-projects that we have lined up. Oh, don’t forget to come out and party with us on March 19th at Vibrations. Its FREE to get in and you have a chance to win a pair of tickets for GHETTO KLOWN!!!
This week was great! Samantha and I received the opportunity to finally check out the Latino shows we brought you the scoop on week’s ago – John Leguizamo
‘s Ghetto Klown
and David Maldonado & Juan Toro’s La Barberia
|Set of Tu Nite con Lorenzo Parro
Honestly, the show was mainly in Spanish…so I didn’t understand a lot of it (lol, smh..sad I know), but definitely check it out if you can on Saturday, maybe you’ll see me and Samantha in the audience.
The next day, we headed to the Lyceum Theatre to catch John Leguizamo
‘s performance in Ghetto Klown
. Like we mentioned a few weeks ago, Ghetto Klown
is the next chapter in John Leguizamo’s hugely popular and professional story. He told the story of where he’s been and who he’s come across throughout his adolescent years in Queens to the early days of his acting career to the sets of major motion pictures.
is a very funny man, without a question and Ghetto Klown
was just that…funny. Although a times a bit “deja vu”-ish, especially during the first act, the show was entertaining. Definitely check it out, its running until May 15th and look out for his (6) upcoming films due out in 2011-2012. (He’s also the cover man of Urban Latino
‘s next issue!)
Although lacking in originality, its an enjoyable show with a very charismatic cast. Modesto Lacen
as Correo is hysterical…he seems completely comfortable on stage and he definitely owns his moments. The musical numbers were a little weak and make the production feel a little “cheesy,” but its a entertaining show…one that will have Latinos feeling proud…so check out it while you can!
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, the tu nite show
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