Posts Tagged ‘Corner Store’

PRdream mourns the passing of Edgardo Vega Yunqué

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

Edgardo Vega Yunqué
1936-2008

He was born May 20, 1936, a date to be commemorated because he was truly a great writer and contributed to a transnational, transcultural body of literature that is so much a part of what New York City really is all about.

(excerpted from The Daily News) The author of 17 novels, who was born in Cidra, Puerto Rico, and lived alone in Brooklyn, died at Lutheran Hospital on Aug. 25, said his agent Tom Colchie. Ed Vega Yunqué was “a great American writer as well as a great Puerto Rican writer,” he added. Vega Yunqué’s novels, such as ‘Blood Fugues’ and ‘Lamentable Journey of Omaha Bigelow Into the Impenetrable Loisaida Jungle,’ are modern classics.” His first novel ‘The Comeback’ was published in 1985.

Ed Vega Yunqué moved to New York from Puerto Rico in the mid 1940s. He was the stepfather of singer Suzanne Vega. The feisty writer was the director of the Clemente Soto Velez from 1993 to 2000.

His last novel was a comic false memoir about a Jewish woman who meets a Puerto Rican Romeo and falls in love. It had been tentatively titled “Rebecca Horowitz, Puerto Rican Sex Freak” but publication was cancelled by the publisher recently, said Colchie, who’d been trying to find another publisher.

FUNERAL SERVICES for Edgardo Vega Yunqué, 1936-2008

Monday, Sept 15, 2008
6:00pm-8:00pm
Soka Gakkai International-USA
7 East 15th Street
New York, NY 10003
212-727-7715

A TRIBUTE TO EDGARDO VEGA YUNQUE

Saturday, November 15, 3PM – 7PM
PRdream/MediaNoche
1355 Park Avenue, Corner Store
at East 102nd Street in Manhattan

A non-stop, ongoing reading of Ed Vega’s “The Lamentable Journey of Omaha Bigelow into the Impenetrable Loisaida Jungle” — Magical Realism comes to Loisaida (and now El Barrio)! Bring your copy!

We are looking for readers who would like to sign up to seriously work on reading for ten to fifteen minutes. Please contact Judy at escalona@prdream.com.

ED VEGA YUNQUÉ, PRDREAM’S TRIBUTE TO THE AUTHOR

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

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“THE LAMENTABLE JOURNEY OF OMAHA BIGELOW INTO THE IMPENETRABLE LOISAIDA JUNGLE”
BY
ED VEGA YUNQUÉ

A TRIBUTE TO THE AUTHOR
NON-STOP READING OF THE NOVEL

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 3PM – 7PM

MediaNoche
1355 Park Avenue, Corner Store
(at East 102nd Street)
New York, NY 10029
www.medianoche.us
212.828.0401

BRING YOUR COPY! IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN READING, CONTACT US
AT info@prdream.com OR CALL US.

MediaNoche is a project of PRdream.com. Its programs are made possible with the support of NYSCA, DCA, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, NYC Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito, NYS Senator José M. Serrano, NYS Assemblyman Adam Clayton Powell IV, and others like you!

View the webcast at blogtv.com at 3PM on Saturday, November 15!
GO TO:
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Patricia Villalobos Echeverria’s AGUASMALAS (BLACKWATERS) at MediaNoche

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

November 22 – December 14, 2008

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Multichannel video projections onto parasitic, bomb-like sculptures activate MediaNoche’s architecture. Images of mass rallies and marching soldiers are juxtaposed to a man’s body, floating in dark, indeterminate waters. The sculptures act as bodies themselves, simultaneously inhabiting the physical space of the gallery and the projections of the sea, a dark field of liquid that alludes to contamination or oil. It should be noted that the English translation of Aguasmalas also references the private military company Blackwater, contracted by the US government to provide security services in Iraq.

MediaNoche Gallery
1355 Park Avenue, Corner Store at 102nd Street
New York City
212.828.0401
www.medianoche.us
infoATmedianoche.us

Gallery hours: Thurs – Sat, 3PM – 7PM

FINAL CUT PRO AND PHOTOSHOP WORKSHOPS – Beginning in April

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

FINAL CUT PRO BASICS: $275.
Learn the basics for effective non-linear editing.

April 13, 14, 15, 6pm – 10pm

*Must have basic computer skills and a familiarity with the Mac interface or have taken the Mac Basics workshop.

Mac BASICS
Learn the basics of using a MAC computer. $50.
April 8, 6pm – 9pm

PHOTOSHOP BASICS: 1 day intensive: $175
Saturdays in April, 1pm – 6pm
First class: April 4
Learn the fundamentals from a pro. Basic computer skills in pc or Mac platforms.

Call 212.828.0401 for more information or to register.

Small class size, one computer per student. All workshops are held in the gallery of

MediaNoche
1355 Park Avenue, Corner Store
the entrance is on East 102nd Street.