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Well ladies and gentlemen…. The day has officially come…. After never missing and dancing 282 consecutive performances of West Side Story I’m going to watch it for the very first time ;)

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🆕 post on the blog! Puerto Rican actress and singer Rita Moreno, 83, will receive the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors for her contributions to the arts, which will add to her collection of some of the most prestigious honors—Emmy, Oscar, Tony and Grammy awards. Moreno is well-known for her role as Anita in the film adaptation of West Side Story and The Electric Company on PBS. She also joined the Jane the Virgin cast this year as Jane’s paternal grandmother, after fellow Boricua Gina Rodriguez (@hereisgina)  requested she be added to the show. Read more (link in bio) #ritamoreno #puertorican #boriqua #boricua #latism #latina #hispanic #kennedycenterhonors #westsidestory #pbs #entertainment #hollywood #nyc #blogueras #latinabloggers #chicagobloggers #legend

Today’s throwback Thursday goes to my time on tour with West Side Story and this incredibly talented beauty @naomicwalley

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Listening to musicals because NO ONE IS HERE TO SHAME ME #hair #josephandtheamazingtechnicolordreamcoat #westsidestory #broadway #vinyl #vinyllove #vinylfiles #vinylphile

West Side Story affected me in less obvious ways. It was the first time I had seen on the big screen a full-scale depiction, in living color, of Puerto Rican life. Granted, it was replete with stereotypes: slums, street gangs, and heavily accented speech. Nevertheless, it was something. My Puerto Rican-ness had finally been legitimized. For young Puerto Ricans it was understandable, this feeling that something- anything- is better than nothing. Being feared was preferable to being ignored. Finally seeing characters I could relate to, I felt emboldened to go forth into the larger society with an identity of my own. The actor Russ Tamblin played the leader of the white gang, the Jets. I equated him with everyone who ever called me “spic,” with the kids who pushed me off the basketball courts where I didn’t belong, with the shopkeepers who eyed me suspiciously whenever I walked into their store. To West Side Story I owe the first awakenings of my Puerto Rican identity. […] This was an ironic consequence, for I doubt the film’s makers intended to raise the self-esteem of young Puerto Ricans. –Andrés Torres, Signing in Puerto Rican #puertorico #westsidestory #nuyorican

-#RetroPóster de #NatalieWood en #WestSideStory (1961)
Natalia Nikoláevna Zakhárenko o mejor conocida como Natalie Wood nació en la ciudad de San Francisco el 20 de julio de 1938. Wood fue una actriz estadounidense de origen ruso y ganadora del premio Globo de Oro. En Cápsula Cinéfila celebramos su cumpleaños recordando una de sus mejores películas, ‘West Side Story’ (1961). #Sinopsis: En el West Side de Nueva York, uno de los barrios bajos, dos bandas callejeras se disputan el dominio: los “Sharks”, puertorriqueños y los “jets”, de ascendencia europea. El jefe de la primera banda es Bernardo, quien con su hermana María que acaba de llegar a Nueva York. En una noche, durante un baile, ambas bandas se encuentran, desencadenándose una violenta pelea.
Director: #RobertWise, #JeromeRobbins

Guion: #ErnestLehman

Música: #LeonardBernstein

Protagonistas: #NatalieWood, #RichardBeymer, #GeorgeChakiris, #RussTamblyn y #RitaMoreno

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Such a beautiful and inspiring night @dizzyfeetfoundation #celebrationofdance gala @clubnokia. Favorite quotes of the night: “Dance training is life training” - #JoeTremaine accepting the Gene Kelly Legacy Award; and “No shit, for me those were The Beatles!” exclaimed @adamshankman of Tamblyn & Chakiris #westsidestory 💕🎶👯 (at Club NOKIA)