Mi Casa is Back!

 
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Mi Casa Tu Casa is back for the 2018 New Jersey Theatre Alliance Stages Festival in March! This touring version will be presented in association with Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre. The cast features storytellers Alicia Rivas and Louis J. Vetter and me playing music. Mi Casa Tu Casa was co-created by Deivis Garcia, Jane Mandel, Dania Ramos, and me. Jane Mandel is also directing the production.

Performances are 3/9 at 6:30p at Dreamcatcher Rep (Oakes Center) in Summit; 3/15 at 6:30pm at South St School in Newark ($2); 3/17 at 2pm at the Institute of Music for Children in Elizabeth & 3/21 at 4pm at the Newark Public Library (North End Branch) in Newark. For more info and a complete list of shows in the Stages Festival visit: stagesfestival.org.

Audio Verse Awards

 
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I am super proud to announce that I've received two Audio Verse Awards for Best Music, Self-Contained Dramatic Production ("Blood Heart" with Ernio Hernandez) and Best Audio Engineering, Self-Contained Comedic Production (Something Inside That Head of Yours). You can check out the links to them below. Congrats to everyone that won and were nominated. And thanks to the Audio Verse Awards for all the work they put into the awards.

BLOOD HEART

Something Inside That Head of Yours

Cocotazo Music, Deivito, and Aquino - Puerto Rico del Alma - EP

 
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A #GivingTuesday suprise! Here's a top secret project Cocotazo Music, Deivito, and I have been working on. It's an EP called Puerto Rico del Alma. Four remastered Aquino and Deivito songs about Puerto Rico - its history, its culture, and even some of its tasty foods (warning - don't listen while hungry). All proceeds from the sale of this album will go to ConPRmetidos, where 100% of donations will be used exclusively to provide long-term relief to the victims of Hurricane María in Puerto Rico.

If you have $4 and the ability to share this, please do. It would mean a lot to us, our families, friends, and our island.

Click the Bandcamp logo above or HERE to purchase.

Gracias. 🇵🇷 ❤ 🇵🇷

Aquino and Cocotazo Audio Theatre - Finalists for the Audio Verse Awards!

 
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I am so proud that our Cocotazo Audio Theatre audio drama productions are nominated as finalists for the Audio Verse Awards! Check out the categories below and please vote by going here.

The Last Call

Best Original Composition for a Self-Contained Dramatic Production
Best Audio Engineering for a
Self-Contained Dramatic Production
Best Production for a Self-Contained Dramatic Production

Rincón

Best Writing for a Self-Contained Dramatic Production
Best Production for a Self-Contained Dramatic Production


Something Inside That Head of Yours

Best Audio Engineering for a Self-Contained Comedic Production

Artists United for Puerto Rico Benefit was a success!

Artists United for Puerto Rico Benefit hosted by Step1 Theatre Project was a success! It was a packed house and they raised much needed funds for Puerto Rico. All proceeds will go toward the purchase, transport, and distribution of goods on the ground in Puerto Rico. Miss Puerto Rico, Genesis Davila and nonprofit organization Regular Hero will be working on getting the money raised into Puerto Rico! Check out some photos below.

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Artists United for Puerto Rico: A Hurricane Relief Benefit

Aquino will be participating in the Artists United for Puerto Rico: A Hurricane Relief Benefit on November 13. This will be a one-night only charity performance. All proceeds will benefit Hurricane Relief Efforts in Puerto Rico.

From the Step1 Theatre Project event page on Facebook: "Join us as a team of dedicated artists perform various pieces of music, poetry, and staged readings celebrating Puerto Rican culture and examining Latinx issues. All proceeds from the event will be benefiting direct hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico."

Go here for more info and let me know if you're coming by visiting the event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/121383121871985/

City Stars Review - [Q]Onstage

Aquino reminds us of the beauty of acoustic sound and the value of reaching out to make beautiful music as part of shared experience. His voice is clear and this storyteller transports you to experiences in your past, shared past and other’s experiences to bring us all closer together.
— Sherri Rase, [Q]Onstage

Check out the whole review from [Q]Onstage HERE. Thanks to Sherri and [Q]Onstage for their support of the arts!

Aquino nominated for Audio Verse Awards

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I've been nominated for some Audio Verse Awards. YAY! Here are the categories:

Best Original Composition for a Self-Contained Production
Blood Heart w/ Ernio Hernandez for The Last Call
Cape May Warbler for Hot Drinks
The C.A.T. Festival Theme Song for The Cocotazo Audio Theatre Festival

Best Original Composition for a Dramatic Production
Blood Heart w/ Ernio Hernandez for The Last Call
Cape May Warbler by for Hot Drinks
The C.A.T. Festival Theme Song for The Cocotazo Audio Theatre Festival

Best Audio Engineering for a self-contained Production
Hot Drinks
Rincón
Something Inside That Head of
The Last Call
Unforeseen Circumstance
Something Inside That Head of Yours

Best Audio Engineering for a dramatic Production
Hot Drinks
Rincón
The Last Call
Unforeseen Circumstance

Best Actor in a Role for a Self-contained Dramatic Production
as Ahote in The Last Call
as Hector in Rincón

Please vote by going here: http://www.audioverseawards.net/site/semi-finals-voting-form/

The Password is pancakes.

THANK YOU!