¡Aguas! Heads Up! Latinx TV, music, film, & more

¡Aguas! Heads Up! Connecting you to interesting media, art & cultural happenings.

1) Season 2 of One Day at a Time returns to glowing review

One Day at Time’s second season was recently released by Netflix and is getting lots of positive press, including in the New York Times, which called it … “the beautiful, improbable One Day at a Time.” Centered on a Latinx family, it stars Rita Moreno and Justina Machado and has a queer storyline. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/25/arts/television/one-day-at-a-time-net...

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2) Ricky Martin plays Gianni Versace's partner in FX show

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story premiered in January on FX and included in the cast are Ricky Martin, who plays Versace’s lover, and Penelope Cruz, Edgar Ramirez, and Darren Criss. Martin also is said to have recently married his former fiancé Jwan Yosef, in a civil wedding ceremony, according to Out Magazine.

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3) New site shares trans Latinx life experiences

Radar is a new digital platform that recently launched in Dallas, Texas and that focuses on sharing analysis, news, and culture aimed at the LGBTQ Latinx community. One recent story covered a panel that took place at the Latinx Institute at Creating Change in D.C. in late January, in which trans women shared the real life experiences of the Latinx trans community in the United States.   You can follow their stories at http://www.radarenlinea.com/

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4) Concerts to look forward to

Here are a few artists that are currently touring. Check back on our next post for more artist tour dates.


5) Young adult novel with Latinx queer protagonist 

Young adult novel with a Latinx and queer focus Not many books focus on the LGBTQ Latinx experiences, but that is the focus of a novel from a few years ago, Tommy Stands Alone is part of a series written by Gloria Velásquez, an advocate for Chicano culture, which follows a Hispanic high school student and his struggle to figure out his sexual orientation and how to face his family. “Velasquez imparts the experiences of many gay teens in Tomas' story, which includes rejection from family and friends and the intervention of a caring Chicana therapist,” wrote Booklist in its review.


6) Premio Lo Nuestro 2018

To mark the 30th anniversary of Premio Lo Nuestro, on Feb. 22, Univision will be delivering a different edition of the show. Instead of nominees and awards, the show will focus on honoring and highlighting Latin music artists, past and present. Ozuna, Maluma, Romeo Santos, and Victoria "La Mala" will be paying tribute to some of Latin music's biggest legends by interpreting songs by Celia Cruz, Selena, Juan Gabriel, Joan Sebastian, Jenni Rivera, and Rocío Dúrcal. Olga Tañon, an LGBTQ ally, will be celebrating her 30 Premios Lo Nuestro awards, with a performance of her top hits.

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