#LaSopaNYC, The School of Poetic Arts: Summer Cycle, Week One Recap

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Home of School of Poetic Arts Walk down Avenue C on a given day, past 9th Street, and you will be greeted by a vibrant multicultural and multilingual community, by gardens on two corners, by a brunch spot that once served as a post-Nuyorican Friday slam hangout for poets, and by literary history. Loisaida, the neighborhood nickname from which The Loisaida More...

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By Urban Jibaro On Wednesday, January 20th, 2016
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The Queen of Queens: Wendy Angulo Joins The Queens Book Festival

Meet Wendy Angulo, a New York City Latina raised in Caracas, Venezuela. She rediscovered her love for writing in 2011 launching her company, Wendy Angulo Productions. Wendy Angulo wanted to bring back the arts to More...

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By Urban Jibaro On Sunday, January 3rd, 2016
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We Are Surrounded By Pioneers –> How Bushwick Brooklyn Started Telling Our Stories

So Yoleros really happened familia. The HOLA Award… really happened. A successful Indiegogo campaign with 91 funders raising $3,024 in 30 days… really happened. Sold out shows, Merengue Tipico band, More...

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By Urban Jibaro On Monday, November 9th, 2015
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The Poetry of Urantia Ramirez: Broke-n-Puerto Rican

Am I just a broken Puerto Rican? You know like my broken Spanish, And my broken English, Im broke and Puerto Rican, Some broken pockets & broken tongue painting a broken picture That kind of broken Puerto Rican?   Why More...

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By Suset Laboy On Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
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Resident Artists take over Loisaida Center

Many of the elements produced at the Loisaida Center come to live during the Loisaida Festival. Loisaida, Inc.’s vision has much to do with the interaction of these two wings. Loisaida Center activities incubate More...

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By Suset Laboy On Monday, May 18th, 2015
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Upcoming: Theater, Music Poetry, and More at the 28th Loisaida Festival

The Loisaida Festival is nearing, and this means a host of activities for all who are remotely attracted to the vibrant and exciting spirit of NYC’s Lower East Side community. It also helps if you are a love More...

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By Libertad Guerra On Monday, May 4th, 2015
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Get ready for Salsa, Plena and Rock & Soul!

Happening Now! The Loisaida Center is preparing for the 2015 Loisaida Festival on Sunday, May 24th 2015. This year’s festival promises to maintain and re-enforce that re-invigorated relevance and distinct character More...

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By Urban Jibaro On Friday, February 6th, 2015
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Capicu Culture – ArtCultureNYC Build With Local Art Students

Capicu Culture – ArtCultureNYC Delegates Join The Cooper Union School of Art  As They Announce their 2015 Summer Art Intensive. During this event we will have the opportunity to introduce high school students to More...

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By Urban Jibaro On Friday, January 2nd, 2015
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El Barrio Mourns The Loss Of Two Great Icons

It has been a tough week for Latinos in NYC. Just before we rang the New Year, we said goodbye to Ruben Sosa a community builder that has long advocated for education and self determination in the Puerto Rican community More...

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By Urban Jibaro On Tuesday, October 14th, 2014
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Chronicles Features Latino Artists During Latino Heritage Month

  Every year Music Choice kicked off Hispanic Heritage Month with a month long music celebration. Now through October 17th, Music Choice will be celebrating music and culture by exposing the power of the More...