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February 8, 2007


EXPIRATION DATE is a black comedy about a young man cursed to die by being hit by a milk truck on his 25th birthday. Not
predictable comedy fare, but that’s the point—the quirky romance by Seattle filmmaker Rick Stevenson tackles stereotypes
on every level. Starring Robert Guthrie as the doomed victim-to-be, the casting of a Native lead is seamless to the love
story and sweet relationship between mother and son.

Clearly, those in the know agree. This past November, EXPIRATION DATE won both Best Picture and Best Actor honors (for
Guthrie) at the annual American Indian Film Festival and the film has received glowing reviews and press coverage
typically reserved for major releases.

See for yourself…

EXPIRATION DATE recently had a hilarious LA Premiere at the Hollywood Cemetery. Yes, that’s right—a cemetery. Take a
look at this film clip from an ABC affiliate: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6058lXrs7o

That’s why we are so excited Director Rick Stevenson is giving NativeVue readers an offer we simply can’t refuse…

DVDs will be available to the public in April, 2007 for $29.95, but as a special offer for NativeVue readers, you may
receive a SPECIAL PRE-RELEASE EDITION of EXPIRATION DATE at an exclusive price of $24.95 (additional copies at $19.95)

This exclusive DVD edition also includes a milk crate of EXTRAS:
· The best premiere and production STILLS
· A special half-hour DOCUMENTARY featuring EXPIRATION DATE actor Nakotah LaRance as he competes win his Sixth
Consecutive World Championship in Hoop Dancing called FAMILY DANCING

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In the spirit of sharing all that is good, we encourage you to forward this special offer to a friend.
Carole Levine

February 19, 2007

Festival Fringe Breathes Life Into Cultural Cowgate

New megavenue C SoCo is set to accelerate the rejuvenation of Edinburgh¹s Old Town this summer The world was watching when, on 7 December 2002, flames engulfed the creative heart of Edinburgh¹s Old Town. Five years on the artistic legacy of this area will be acknowledged in a new venture from Festival force C venues.
Ahead of the hotly anticipated SoCo redevelopment by Whiteburn Projects, the block spanning Chambers Street, South Bridge and Cowgate will be reborn as a major arts complex for Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2007. C venues have an unrivalled track record as venue producers in Edinburgh. Their proven innovation in the construction of temporary performance spaces has born diverse productions across Edinburgh.
Based next to their powerhouse theatre complex on Chambers Street, the new seven-storey megavenue C SoCo will capitalise on C venues¹ position as the most central performance spaces in the Festival city. As a result Edinburgh¹s ancient gateway, Cowgate, will once again welcome travellers from across the country ­ and beyond.
Hartley T A Kemp, Director of C venues, said: ³The SoCo site has long stood as our neighbour representing pure performance potential. We are excited to have this opportunity to realise a truly comprehensive theatre complex in the centre of Edinburgh. Each year we welcome companies from across the world. C SoCo, together with our four established venues, will be a fitting home for their work at CtheFestival 2007.² Whiteburn¹s chief executive John Shepherd said "We¹re very excited at the prospect of the SoCo site becoming home to one of the top Festival venues this summer. The Cowgate has obviously had a long association with the Fringe ­ it¹ll be a good to see some activity on the site while we¹re working up our longer term development plans."
C SoCo will feature indoor and outdoor performance spaces, site-specific theatre, exhibitions and art installations, cafés and bars. The presence of the C and C SoCo adjoining each other on Chambers Street will place the SoCo site firmly on the map as the centre of the Edinburgh¹s cultural quarter. The C SoCo venue will run from 1­27 August as part of C venues¹ 2007 Edinburgh Festival Fringe programme.
For further information, comment and interview availability please contact Kieran Healey, Press and Marketing Manager, C venues telephone 0845 260 1060 / mobile 07792 948 216 / email press@cvenues.com

February 20, 2007


--Celebration of its 40th Anniversary--

For the first time in its 40 year history, the Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre will be presenting twelve of the hottest, cutting edge Latina poets and performers in an exciting festival at its permanent theater, 304 West 47th Street, in the heart of Broadway, beginning Thursday, March 8, 2007 at 8 p.m.

SANDRA MARÍA ESTEVES, the revered Puerto Rican poet often referred to as the ‘Godmother of Nuyorican Letters’, MARIPOSA, one of the most dynamic, young poets of the New York Latino scene, as well as all time favorites LA BRUJA, the powerhouse performer PATTY DUKES, the popular poet and play wright LINDA NIEVES POWELL, and the fiery PRISIONERA have joined the roster of poets who will be participating for 8 performances at the Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre. Adding their talent to this special theatrical event will be veterans such as CARMEN D. LUCCA, DRA. MYRNA NIEVES and the popular RHINA VALENTIN, along with the highly regarded poet CARMEN VALLE and the award winning LOURDES VAZQUEZ.

MIRIAM COLÓN VALLE, Founder of the theater, will be the Director and Producer, JACK LANDRON will co-produce, SOLEDAD ROMERO will be Literary Advisor. MS. ROMERO and JAZMIN CARATINI will interpret some of the poems.

Throughout the years, the Puerto Rican Traveling Theater has established a consistent record as a professional, bilingual theater company which has added diversity and quality productions to the New York theatrical landscape. The company, founded by the Puerto Rican actress Miriam Colón, has been an Actors Equity company since 1967, and has become a mecca for Hispanic and mainstream audiences who enjoy high quality, professional bilingual productions.

Opening night for the LATINA POETS FESTIVAL 2007 will be on Thursday, March 8, 2007 at 8:00 p.m. Performances also on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. Sunday performances will be at 3:00 p.m. only. This limited engagement production will run only till Sunday, March 18 at the Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre, 304 West 47th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues. Admission is $20 or $15 for properly identified students or senior citizens. Reservations: 212-354-1293.

The Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre’s Mainstage presentations are possible thanks to the generosity of the New York State Council on the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer, Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrión, Jr., Shubert Foundation, National Endowmend for the Arts, American Express, American Theatre Wing, Carnegie Corporation of New York, TIAA-CREF, Edith C. Blum Foundation, New York City Council, Hispanic Federation, JPMorgan Chase, and individual supporters. The Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre is grateful to their Media Sponsor:
Urban Latino Magazine.

For Press or Sponsorship Information:

Jorge Cano Moreno 212-681-2493 (jcmoreno@urbanlatino.com)
Nicole Richardson 212-681-2494 (mrichardson@urbanlatino.com)


February 27, 2007

Recent Paintings by Daniel Enkaoua

15 March - 5 April 2007 Private View Wed. 14 March 6-8pm The Directors of Marlborough Fine Art are delighted to announce the second exhibition in London of the latest work by Daniel Enkaoua.
The German writer George Holländer writes about several of Enkaoua’s paintings: one is of a child who stands open-mouthed - an instant is captured, could the child be in mid song, or expressing amazement, one cannot be sure. The moment is eternal, of pure memory. These are the moments we really will remember, not the immobile or fluent images that photography has substituted for our living memory. Maybe there is also a hint of how time seemed to pass more slowly as a child. The open-mouthed child stands in a landscape of light and colour that rolls all possible landscapes into one primal wall where tomorrow and yesterday are one. This describes childhood, an actual child, the painter’s child.
Another painting is of a woman standing alone, facing left, on a very big canvas, but not big enough to comprise her field of vision. Now she has lifted her arms and stretched them out before her. Why? The painter holds on to this moment. He will impress it on our memory. There is a painting of a mother and child who sit apart, the girl sits facing the viewers, only the audience will hear her thoughts, a soliloquy, and the mother, on the left, faces her. The painting creates a stage, perhaps by the way it involves no other person but those two, except of course the painter who is also the father. All the disturbing intimacy of theatre is present No sentimentality is clinging to Daniel Enkaoua’s paintings, nor can they be read as snapshots of a sentimental journey. It has a life of its own, without family ties.
The painter is interested in light and colour; that is his craft. His art predicts other solutions, different problems, but he does not need them now. The justification of his work is there. It needs no precedence, no prior judgment to be understood. Marlborough will publish a fully illustrated catalogue of the exhibition. For further information and photographs, please contact Armin Bienger on +44 (0)20 7629 5161 or email: abienger@marlboroughfineart.com
Image details: Yam en Blanc, 2005-6, oil on canvas, 220.4 x 209.5 cm

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