Teatro Alejandro Tapia y Rivera, is the oldest free-standing drama stage building located in San Juan, Puerto Rico. It is named after a Puerto Rican poet and dramatist; the theater faces east, across from Plaza de Colón, on Fortaleza Street, was constructed in 1824. It was designed in the Italian style as a horseshoe shaped opera house with three tiers of boxes. A block south lies a brick-shaped former Casa de camineros, house of road-maintainers. To the north-east lies a string of cultural institutions: the restored Casino de Puerto Rico, the YMCA, the Carnegie library, the Ateneo Puertorriqueño, Moorish-inspired Casa de España. In the northern seaward cliff sprawls the labyrinthine fort of San Cristóbal; the original landward gate of old San Juan lays just east of this site on Calle Fortaleza. For over one hundred years since it was built it was the center of cultural life in the city. Famous soprano Adelina Patti sang there in one of her earlier tours of the Americas during the mid-nineteenth century.
Other notable performers to have graced its stage include the Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova. Emilio Pasarell and Antonia Saez have said that "the most significant moments of Puerto Rico's musical history are associated with... Teatro Tapia." Named the San Juan Municipal Theater, it was renamed the Antonio Paoli Theater in 1935. It was subsequently renamed the Teatro Alejandro Tapia y Rivera in 1937. After years of neglect during the 1940s, the theater was saved from demolition by the former long-time Mayor of San Juan Felisa Rincón de Gautier, it was restored in the late 1940s and has subsequently been used to provide a venue for musical theater and other cultural events. With a maximum capacity of 647 people, this 19th-century theater serves as an arena for cultural events and enchanting ballet performances; the interior audience hall is remarkable for the period. Subsequent restorations returned it to its old charm. Media related to Teatro Tapia at Wikimedia Commons
Universidad del Sagrado Corazón
Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, abbreviated "USC" and called Sagrado, is an educational institution of higher learning located in Santurce, Puerto Rico. It is one of the largest educational institutions in Puerto Rico, its origins date back to 1880 with the establishment of an elementary school by, the religious order of the Catholic Church known as "Religiosas del Sagrado Corazón" in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The university is situated in an area, urbanized in the first decades of the twentieth century with great residences that belonged to the privileged families of the time and is rich in architectural styles. Renowned architect Antonín Nechodoma located his residence in Monteflores and some residences designed by him are still in the area. Including buildings with the unique French-style neoclassic architectural characteristics of the residence of Pablo Ubarri, Count of Santurce, now the center of the university's main campus; such buildings abound along with Puerto Rican adaptations of Victorian architecture.
There are homes in the "tropical" U. S influenced Mission Revival, French-gothic, Spanish Colonial Revival, Prairie School, several apartment structures of the "Art Deco" periods in Bouret street. At the beginning of the 20th century the institution acquired the Count of Santurce Estate and established the foundations of what makes-up today's campus. In 1935, the local government issued the Letter Foundation, whereby it established the College of the Sacred Heart. Four years in 1939, the institution granted its first academic degrees; the original founding purpose was as an educational center for women in Puerto Rico to achieve ample knowledge, not only for their personal enrichment, but for the benefit of the territory. In 1970, the religious order opted to transfer ownership and governance of the institution to the Board of Trustees; this transition allowed for the notable expansion of student body. In February 1972, a change in the institution's original vision took place; the Board of Trustees approved the establishment of an co-ed institution.
In December 1976, the Board of Trustees authorized the use of the new official name: "Universidad del Sagrado Corazon" or University of the Sacred Heart. In 1985, the University established the first three graduate programs in: Education and Business Administration. In 1990, the university began to limit the number of undergraduate students accepted, in order to raise academic standards. In October, 1984, Pope Saint John Paul II held a mass at the university during the first and only Papal visit to Puerto Rico; the campus of the University of the Sacred Heart is composed of 33 acres of undulating terrain and shading, from whose height can see panoramic views of the ocean and surrounding urban areas. In its abundant vegetation, highlighting forest of tropical plants that contribute to the freshness and beauty of the land University. For the development of its activities, the University has the following facilities: the broad main building architecture classical, lifted at the beginning of the twentieth century, which today accommodates the administrative offices and in whose center is home to the Chapel of the Institution, declared a National Monument in 1983, the residence of the Religious of the Sacred Heart, the Information and Resource Center Modern facilities of the Library.
Followed the student Residences, modern style, south of the earlier, a complex structures consisting of classrooms and faculty offices, an amphitheater. The Mother Maria Teresa Guevara Library, one of the vital units of the University for his significant educational role, offers services to teachers, students and others members of the university community; the Emilio S. Belaval Theater serves the development of a comprehensive program of artistic and academic development. A modern student center and sports complex to accommodate several service offices and fitness facilities, indoor stadium, tennis court, Olympic pool, meeting rooms and cafeteria. Among the major academic resources at the disposal of the University, can be singled out the library, laboratories and technology education, science laboratories, languages and television studios and recordings; the University of the Sacred Heart is accredited by the following regional institutions: Council of Higher Education of Puerto Rico Council on Social Work Education Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences National League for Nursing The school is affiliated with the following organizations: Alliance Franscaise American Library Association American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers American Association for Higher Education American Medical Association American Association of University Administration Association for Educational Communications and Technology Association of Private Colleges and Universities Manufacturers' Association of Puerto Rico Association of University Presidents of Puerto Rico Association of Universities and Research Institutes in the Caribbean Association of American Colleges Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities Association of Colleges and Universities Auditors Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges Chamber of Commerce of Puerto Rico College Entrance Examination Board Council of International Education International Federation of Catholic Universities Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities Institute of Internal Auditors Middle Sta
A soap opera is an ongoing drama serial on television or radio, featuring the lives of many characters and their emotional relationships. The term soap opera originated from radio dramas being sponsored by soap manufacturers. BBC Radio's The Archers, first broadcast in 1950, is the world's longest-running radio soap opera; the first serial considered to be a "soap opera" was Painted Dreams, which debuted on October 20, 1930 on Chicago radio station WGN. Early radio series such as Painted Dreams were broadcast in weekday daytime slots five days a week. Most of the listeners would be housewives. Thus, the shows were consumed by a predominantly female audience; the first nationally broadcast radio soap opera was Clara, Lu, Em, which aired on the NBC Blue Network at 10:30 p.m. Eastern Time on January 27, 1931. A crucial element that defines the soap opera is the open-ended serial nature of the narrative, with stories spanning several episodes. One of the defining features that makes a television program a soap opera, according to Albert Moran, is "that form of television that works with a continuous open narrative.
Each episode ends with a promise that the storyline is to be continued in another episode". In 2012, Los Angeles Times columnist Robert Lloyd wrote of daily dramas, "Although melodramatically eventful, soap operas such as this have a luxury of space that makes them seem more naturalistic. You spend more time with the minor characters. An individual episode of a soap opera will switch between several different concurrent narrative threads that may at times interconnect and affect one another or may run independent to each other; each episode may feature some of the show's current storylines, but not always all of them. In daytime serials and those that are broadcast each weekday, there is some rotation of both storyline and actors so any given storyline or actor will appear in some but not all of a week's worth of episodes. Soap operas bring all the current storylines to a conclusion at the same time; when one storyline ends, there are several other story threads at differing stages of development.
Soap opera episodes end on some sort of cliffhanger, the season finale ends in the same way, only to be resolved when the show returns for the start of a new yearly broadcast. Evening soap operas and those that air at a rate of one episode per week are more to feature the entire cast in each episode, to represent all current storylines in each episode. Evening soap operas and serials that run for only part of the year tend to bring things to a dramatic end-of-season cliffhanger. In 1976, Time magazine described American daytime television as "TV's richest market," noting the loyalty of the soap opera fan base and the expansion of several half-hour series into hour-long broadcasts in order to maximize ad revenues; the article explained that at that time, many prime time series lost money, while daytime serials earned profits several times more than their production costs. The issue's cover notably featured its first daytime soap stars, Bill Hayes and Susan Seaforth Hayes of Days of Our Lives, a married couple whose onscreen and real-life romance was covered by both the soap opera magazines and the mainstream press at large.
The main characteristics that define soap operas are "an emphasis on family life, personal relationships, sexual dramas and moral conflicts. Fitting in with these characteristics, most soap operas follow the lives of a group of characters who live or work in a particular place, or focus on a large extended family; the storylines follow personal relationships of these characters. "Soap narratives, like those of film melodramas, are marked by what Steve Neale has described as'chance happenings, missed meetings, sudden conversions, last-minute rescues and revelations, deus ex machina endings.'" These elements may be found from EastEnders to Dallas. Due to the prominence of English-language television, most soap-operas are English. However, several South African soap operas started incorporating a multi-language format, the most prominent being 7de Laan, which incorporates Afrikaans, English and several other Bantu languages which make up the 11 Official Languages of South Africa. In many soap operas, in particular daytime serials in the US, the characters are attractive, seductive and wealthy.
Soap operas from the United Kingdom and Australia tend to focus on more everyday characters and situations, are set in working class environments. Many of the soaps produced in those two countries explore social realist storylines such as family discord, marriage breakdown or financial problems. Both UK and Australian soap operas feature comedic elements affectionate comic stereotypes such as the gossip or the grumpy old man, presented as a comic foil to the emotional turmoil that surrounds them; this diverges from US soap operas. UK soap operas make a claim to presenting "reality
Telemundo is an American Spanish language terrestrial television network owned by Comcast through NBCUniversal. It is the second largest provider of Spanish language content nationally behind American competitor Univision, with programming syndicated worldwide to more than 100 countries in over 35 languages; the channel broadcasts programs and original content aimed at Latin American audiences in the United States and worldwide, consisting of telenovelas, reality television, news programming and films — either imported or Spanish-dubbed. In addition, Telemundo operates NBC Universo, a separate channel directed towards young Hispanic audiences. Telemundo is headquartered in the Miami suburb of Beacon Lakes, has 1,900 employees worldwide; the majority of Telemundo's programs are filmed at an operated studio facility in Miami, where 85% of the network's telenovelas were filmed during 2011. The average hourly primetime drama costs $70K to produce. Launched as NetSpan in 1984, the network was renamed Telemundo in 1987, after the network owners purchased the previous owner of WKAQ-TV, a television station in San Juan, Puerto Rico, branded on air as Telemundo.
WKAQ-TV was signed on on March 28, 1954, was founded by Ángel Ramos – owner of Puerto Rico's main newspaper at the time, El Mundo, the U. S. territory's first radio station, WKAQ. Ramos wanted to maintain a consistent branding for his media properties based around the "mundo" theme, chose to brand his new television property as "Telemundo". On April 14, 1983, Ramos sold WKAQ-TV to John Co.. In 1984, the owners of WNJU in Linden, New Jersey and KSTS in San Jose, California formed NetSpan, the second Spanish-language television network in the continental United States; these stations joined KVEA in Los Angeles, run by its general manager and part-owner Joe Wallach, in 1985. The following year, KVEA's part-owner, Reliance Group Holdings, acquired the Telemundo brand when it purchased John Blair & Co. which owned WSCV in Fort Lauderdale–Miami-West Palm Beach in addition to WKAQ-TV. In late 1986, Reliance purchased WNJU. In 1987, Reliance Capital Group executives Saul Steinberg and Henry Silverman merged all these stations into the Telemundo Group.
The new corporation went public, in 1987, Reliance decided to rebrand NetSpan as Telemundo. That year, it purchased additional stations in San Francisco and San Antonio. Between 1988 and 1993, Telemundo acquired or affiliated with television stations in Texas, New Mexico and Washington, D. C.. In May 1992, Telemundo underwent another management change, appointing former Univision president Joaquin Blaya – who resigned from that network after discovering in an FCC filing for A. Jerrold Perenchio's purchase of the network from Hallmark Cards that Univision would increase its reliance on programming from Televisa and Venevision to levels that resulted in him concluding that there would be fewer opportunities for the addition of local programs on Univision's stations, was subsequently joined by four other Univision executives – to head the network; the following year in 1993, Telemundo underwent an extensive rebranding, introducing the signature framed "T" letter logo, a promotional campaign using the slogan "Arriba, Arriba".
The network began to produce its own original telenovelas, the first of which to premiere were Angélica, mi vida, Guadalupe, Señora Tentación and Tres Destinos. International distributors soon approached the network for the syndication rights to air these programs on television networks in other countries. Telemundo's effort faced an initial setback when Mexico's leading broadcaster, purchased production company Capitalvision, producing the telenovelas in conjunction with the network. Parent company Telemundo Group experienced major financial challenges during this time, filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in 1994, due to a debt load of more than $300 million that the company owed to its creditors. In an effort to boost its tepid ratings and quell complaints from advocacy organizations such as the National Hispanic Media Coalition that criticized both networks for not featuring content relatable to American Latinos, Telemundo outlined a new strategy to better compete against Univision by increasing production of domestically produced programs.
In 1995, under the direction of executive vice president of programming Harry Abraham Castillo, Telemundo opened its first network studio on the West Coast. Housed at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood, the network began daily production of three shows on the lot that year: La Hora Lunática, a daytime talk-variety show hosted by Los Angeles radio personality Humberto Luna, comedians Mario Ramírez Reyes "El Comodín" and Hugo Armando, producer Jackie Torres.
Luis Alfonso Rodríguez López-Cepero, known by his stage name Luis Fonsi, is a Puerto Rican singer and actor. He is known for multiple songs, one of them being "Despacito", featuring Puerto Rican rapper Daddy Yankee. Luis Fonsi received his first Latin Grammy Award nominations in Record of the Year category and won Song of the Year thanks to the song "Aquí Estoy Yo"; the song won three Billboard Latin Music Awards. "Despacito" became Fonsi's biggest success winning four Latin Grammy Award, seven Billboard Latin Music Awards, five Billboard Music Award and received three Grammy Awards nominations. He won one Latin American Music Award for "Échame la Culpa" with Demi Lovato; as of 2018 he has broken six Guinness World Records and sold more than 11 million records with "Despacito". His latest song is Sola Fonsi was born on April 15, 1978 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, the oldest child of Alfonso Rodríguez and Delia López-Cepero, he has two younger siblings: Juan Rodríguez, a singer, Tatiana Rodríguez. Growing up, Fonsi idolized the stars of the popular group Menudo, the San Juan Children's Choir.
He attended Dr. Phillips High School in Orlando and participated in a group called "Big Guys." They sang at local festivals. One of the members of the group, Joey Fatone joined *NSYNC. In 1995, Fonsi enrolled at Florida State University to study music, he joined the school's choir the Florida State University Singers and sang with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Fonsi attended Florida State University School of Music on a full scholarship, majoring in Vocal Performance, he dropped out in order to pursue a career in music. Soon after, he was offered a recording contract by Universal Music Latin. In 1998, Fonsi recorded his debut album, Comenzaré; the record peaked at number 11 on Billboard's Top Latin Albums chart and contained the singles "Si Tú Quisieras," "Perdóname," "Dime Como," and "Me Iré". Comenzaré became a hit in Puerto Rico and across Latin America, with Fonsi doing well in markets like Colombia, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador and Venezuela, his 2000 follow-up, was more successful.
Around this time, Fonsi recorded a duet with Christina Aguilera for her 2000 Spanish-language album, Mi Reflejo. On May 1, 2000, Fonsi performed at the Great Jubilee Concert for a Debt-Free World, an outdoor concert in Rome, attended by Pope John Paul II; that same year, Ednita Nazario won a Latin Grammy Award for a song composed by Fonsi. He performed, with other artists, at the White House in honor of the victims of the September 11 attacks. In 2002, Fonsi was the opening act for Britney Spears' Dream Within a Dream Tour in the US and Mexico. In the same year he debuted his English album "Fight The Feeling" trying to do a crossover with the first single "Secret" featuring Joey Fatone in the video. In 2003, Luis Fonsi performed to billions of viewers across the globe at Miss World 2003 in China, his fifth CD, Abrazar la vida, sold well, which opened new markets in Europe. "¿Quién Te Dijo Eso?" reached number one on the Billboard Latin charts. During his time in the studio for the next album, Fonsi recorded "Amazing", a duet with Spice Girl Emma Bunton for her 2004 album Free Me.
His sixth CD, Paso a Paso, sent him into international markets. "Nada Es Para Siempre" reached number one on the music charts, was a nominee for the Latin Grammy Awards. In 2006, he contributed to El Piruli, a tribute album honoring Víctor Yturbe, singing a classic bolero, "Historia de un Amor." In 2007, Luis Fonsi was selected to be part of the jury of the new version of the Latino boy band Menudo. The band would be a fusion of urban and rock music in English and Spanish to produce several albums with the label of Sony BMG Epic Records. Several auditions were held in different cities such as Los Angeles, Miami, New York, among others. Fonsi was a part of the Dallas competition where along the side of radio announcer Daniel Luna they chose varies contestants and in their pickings, rising star JC Gonzalez was 1 of the 25 selected, his seventh CD, Palabras del Silencio and stayed in the number one position for many weeks. Luis Fonsi entered the US Billboard Hot 100 for the first time in September 2008 with his song "No Me Doy por Vencido", debuting at number 98 and peaking at number 92.
It reached number one on one of his biggest hits to date. "No Me Doy por Vencido" became Billboard's "Latin Pop Song of the Decade," and spent 21 weeks at number one on the Hot Latin Songs chart. In November 2009, Luis Fonsi was awarded a Latin Grammy Award for "Song of the Year" for his composition "Aquí Estoy Yo". On December 11, 2009, Fonsi performed at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo, honoring recipient President Barack Obama. In 2011, Fonsi released the album Tierra Firme, went on tour to promote it throughout Latin America. On July 9, 2011, Billboard named Fonsi "Leader of Latin Music's New Generation". In 2014, Fonsi released his album a reference to his eighth career album, he did a tour named "Somos Uno" in 2014–15. He mentioned that acting would be on his career path and that he wouldn't mind acting with Mexican actors and actresses. In January 2017, "Despacito" featuring Daddy Yankee was released. On April 4, 2018, the music video reached five billion views on YouTube, with the song becoming number one in nearly every Latin Billboard chart, the most viewed video in the world.
In April 2017, the song was given an English remix featuring Canadian singer Justin Bieber. The remix featuring Bieber reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 for the week ending May 27, 2017, becoming both Fonsi and Yankee's first number one on the chart, B
Henry Santos is a Dominican artist. Best known for his tenure as a singer and songwriter in the bachata supergroup Aventura, Henry Santos is a Dominican vocalist from New York City, who made his debut as a solo artist in 2011. Born Henry Santos Jeter, December 15, 1979, in Moca, Dominican Republic, he moved with his family to the Bronx, NY, at age of 13, he is cousin of bachata star Romeo Santos, with whom he co-founded Aventura in 1996. Known as "Los Tinelles", the group made its full-length debut with “Trampa De Amor” in 1998. Aventura became recognized worldwide with the smash hit "Obsesión" from their third album, We Broke The Rules. Aventura’s success was elevated by "Ella Y Yo", a collaboration with the reggaeton artist Don Omar from their fifth Studio album God’s Project, it was the first of ten straight top ten hits on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart. After nine albums Aventura announced their separation in 2011; that year, Henry Santos & Romeo released solo albums. Introducing Henry Santos debuted number 2 on the Billboard Tropical Albums Chart.
Hits such as ‘Poquito A Poquito’, ‘Por Amor ’ and ‘Por Nada’ were favorites among worldwide bachata listeners. His second studio album Henry Santos My Way positioned two number-one hits on Billboard’s Tropical Songs Chart with "My Way" and “La Vida“. In 2015, after the disappearance of Siente Music, the label that represented Santos, Henry continued his independent solo career under his own record label releasing two successful productions: Henry Santos The Third Deluxe, with the hits “Y Eres Tan Bella“, “Quédate”, “Cuídame”, “ Ella Me Dijo” and “Si Me Besa Tu Boca”, ranking at number 8 on iTunes’ Latin Albums Chart & number 4 on Amazon, Henry Santos The Live Album, Sólo Éxitos; this is a Live Album compilation of all Henry Santos hits, including all the hits he penned for legendary Latin Grupo Aventura. From Henry Santos' solo breakout hit "Poquito A Poquito" to one of the most popular Grupo Aventura tracks performed at 2011's Festival Viña Del Mar "Nueve & Quince", we’re are able to relive all the glorious moments of Henry Santos' 20-year music career.
Santos was a singer and producer for the band. He and Anthony "Romeo" Santos have written several hits for the band such as "Deja Vu", "Voy Mal Acostumbrado", "9:15" and "Princesita". On July 12, 2014, after 4 Years, Santos reunited with his old bandmates Lenny, Max & Anthony in a surprise reunion of Aventura during Romeo Santos' historic sold out concert at Yankee Stadium. On February 4, 2016, Aventura reunited for a 21-day concert series at New York City's United Palace. Henry Santos cameoed in two successful Dominican movies "Sanky Panky", "La Soga". Santos was the music supervisor of "La Soga", he hosted a fictional radio station called San Juan sounds in the biggest video game franchise Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony. He is the lead actor in "Por Nada, A Musical Film" a 30-minute short film linked to the second single "Por Nada" of his Introducing Henry Santos solo debut album. Https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3245449/ On April 22, 2013, it was announced on Billboard's Tropical Charts & Nielsen charts that "My Way", Henry Santos' first single off his second solo album, became number one in the USA radio Airwaves of the Tropical Charts, positioning him as one of the favorites in the Latin market.
Http://www.billboard.com/charts/2013-05-04/tropical-songs On June 25, 2013, his second solo album was released under exclusive licensing to VeneMusic & Universal Music Group, executive produced by HustleHard Ent. called "Henry Santos' My Way". On April 14, 2014, TR3S launched an exclusive campaign featuring Henry Santos' third video La Vida, in collaboration with Latin Grammy award winner producer Maffio. On April 8, 2016, his third studio album named "Henry The Third Deluxe" debuted at #7 in the iTunes digital charts; this album includes hits such as Y ERES TAN BELLA, QUÉDATE, ELLA ME DIJO, ELLA TIENE MAREO & SI ME BESA TU BOCA. Introducing Henry Santos My Way The Third Shut Up & Listen The Live Album: Sólo Éxitos In September 2012, it was announced that Henry Santos would be the first dancer from the Dominican Republic involved in the Third Season of Mira Quien Baila, Univision's Spanish version of "Dancing With The Stars", he would be competing in support of the National Latino Children's institute.
Week after week, Santos dominated every challenge given to him on the dance floor. The dances ranged to Tango and Quickstep. Not only did Santos dominate the dance floor, but his charm and charisma attracted the fans, which made the Third Season of Mira Quien Baila the highest rated season in history. Santos made it to the finale without being nominated for elimination, setting a new record for the show. Mira Quien Baila's finale aired November 18, 2012; the episode was seen by over Seven Million People Worldwide. Henry Santos was Crowned by the fans "El Rey de la Pista" with over 41% if the votes against Alicia Machado & Fernando Arau. On May 6, 2014, Santos partnered up with NYC Presbyterian Hospital & Columbia University in the fight against Child Obesity in the United States with their community program "Vive Tu Vida" by CHALK, offering a healthy alternatives menu in restaurants all over NYC & educating Latinos on recommended portion sizes for foods, the benefits of exercising and a healthier lifestyle.
Subsequently, Santos represented his foundation in the popular Telemundo cooking competition "Top Chef Estrellas" with the purpose of spreading the message. May 14, 2014, Santos was named the