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The Sandra Delgado Experience

May 1, 2022 at Joe's on Weed Street in Chicago - The Sandra Delgado Experience. Sandra joins me on the podcast to talk about the show and so much more. Sandra is a musician, an actor and activist. See how theatre has a place in activism here at www.collaboraction.org (Sandra is an active Board Member).

In addition, she is the creator of the well-known production, "La Havana Madrid." From www.sandradelgado.net: "La Havana Madrid is Delgado’s smash hit immersive documentary theater experience, complete with live music, based on the true story of the 1960’s Chicago nightclub, La Havana Madrid. Inspired by real stories of Cuban, Puerto Rican and Colombian immigrants who found refuge there, La Havana Madrid recreates a special time and place in Chicago history by immersing audiences in the lively music of that decade, from mambo to salsa."

Kia Smith Stops by to Talk About South Chicago Dance Theatre

Save the date, May 20th for An Evening with the South Chicago Dance Theatre:  Celebrating Five Years, featuring five world premieres by five dynamic choreographers  —Ron De JesusStephanie MartinezCrystal Michelle Perkins, Wade Schaaf and Kia Smith-at the Harris Theatre in Chicago. Make sure to use the code FRIENDSANDFAMILY 5 for a nice discount to the show. Go to https://www.harristheaterchicago.org or https://www.southchicagodancetheatre.com

Cory Cataldo talks about ”Without Ward”

 **OPENING DAY** Sci-Fi Romantic Independent Film - WITHOUT WARD - Available on Digital 3.25.22, Starring: James Duval, Michael Gladis, Alexis Dziena, Marguerite Moreau, Ring Hendricks-Tellefsen, Carole Ruggier, Harold Perrineau and Martin Landau.

Written and directed by Cory Cataldo, a sci-fi, romantic independent film.




Welcome to 2022!

Here we are at the top of the year, ready for more interviews! Thank you for following, listening and sharing. 

In my 2022 kick-off episode, I mentioned Aleta Clark, "Englewood Barbie." You can find her on Instagram as @englewoodbarbie.

I also mentioned a series on Youtube, "Soft White Underbelly," by Mark Laita. 

Plese be sure to check these out, and show your support for their work in their communities.

The Queso Podcast is dedicated to showing the human connection, the softer side of life even amidst a harsh reality. I am also dedicated to learning about and showcasing different cultures through language, music, and art.

I am looking forward to more wonderful conversations in 2022.

Happy New Year!

Los presento a Marco Tapia

Marco Tapia es el presentador muy conocido por su programa Dulce y Picante TV (Youtube) donde ha entrevistado los artistas mas grandes de Latinoamerica. Pero ahora Marco se lanza con su propio proyecto, Marco Tapia Musica.


"Expulsado del paraiso"

Summertime– The Hot Flick of 2021

The Queso Podcast welcomes director/poet, Carlos Lopez Estrada (Raya and the Last Dragon (2021), Blindspotting (2018), and Marvel's Legion (2017), and poets, actors, educators- Raul Herrera and Marqueshe Babers. Here, they share the process of making of the film, "Summertime," and how their lives intersected throug poetry, making this journey possible. "Summertime" is a breathtaking trip through a day in L.A. (but is relatable anywhere you may be), it's raw, funny and most of all, inspiring. The entire movie was written by 27 talented Los Angeles young adult poets from the Get Lit program, who originally started the Get Lit program through their high school teachers. An exciting part of this film is that it too evolved into something to be shared and learned, in the form of FREE classroom curriculum available for educators everywhere. Go to: www.getlit.org/summertime-curriculum for FREE resources. The curriculum is free thanks to a grant from Tiger Tales Media. 

Watch the trailer, Good Deed Entertainment’s feature film SUMMERTIME, (72) SUMMERTIME (2021) Official Trailer HD - From the Director of Raya and the Last Dragon - YouTube


** Clips from the film and educational materials will be available for free.   Additional options including virtual classroom visits, Q&A’s and performances from the poets featured in the film, and licensing the film SUMMERTIME for screenings, are available to purchase for a cost**  


"Summertime" was Produced by Carlos López Estrada, Kimberly Stuckwisch, Diane Luby Lane, Jeffrey Soros, Alisa Tager, Kelly Marie Tran

From Ballerina to Data Analyst - Joanna Wozniak

Welcome Joanna Wozniak to the Queso Podcast. Joanna's is one of those stories we love to hear post-pandemic (or shall we say during the pandemic). Joanna was a professional ballet dancer with the Joffrey Ballet for 20 years. Because of the shutdown due to the pandemic, and her love of coding, she now has a new career as a data analyst. Although it sounds far-fetched, this is the result of a resilient human being, who worked several jobs, danced and pursued a college degree in order to be ready for a time like this. 2020 brought many changes for her, including getting married! I hope you are inspired by Joanna's story and how all things can be possible, if you work hard, persevere and keep pushing ahead. Most of all, dance, keep dancing, move your body, and your mind will follow! #TheQuesoPodcast #WhatThePandemicLeftBehind #JoffreyBallet #CareerMoves #KeepItMoving


Music credit: "Brave" by Sad Puppy

Las Cafeteras Start 2021 Tour!

What a privilege and an honor to have #LASCAFETERAS here in my humble casita, #THEQUESOPODCAST. Denise and Hector stopped by to fill us in on their 2021 tour, all the exciting work they have been doing and their new, fantabulous song "La Sirena."  In the spirit of all social media challenges out there, I challenge you not to dance or tap your feet when you check out their music. But wait there's more (can you tell I have been watching too many infomercials), #LASCAFETERAS always have a message for #LARAZA. Keep it moving, keep striving, working, studying, just like our ancestors did, we have to keep on going...and #GetVaxxed. Check out www.lascafetaras.com for their tour information, coming soon to a city  near you.

Fausto Jaurez y su proyecto Legion Alterna

Conoce a Fausto Jaurez, un productor, compositor, arreglista y amante del rock. Fausto es el visionario detras de Legion Alterna, un grupo muy distinto con raices de musica muy variadas y progressivas influenciados por el rock por ejemplo Led Zepellin y su ritmo "shuffle groove." Ademas, Fausto es el fundador de Lamat Records, nominado dos veces para el Latin Grammy, ganador del Emmy por su trabajo en la serie, "El Vato." Fausto ha trabajado con artistas de alto rango y ahora se dedica a su proyecto y pasion con la musica de #LegionAlterna.


Musica (Legion Alterna):

"Pasajes de la vida"

"Te va doler"

"La vida es un riesgo"


Latin Grammy Winner, Tony Succar

In this episode, get to know the Peruvian-born artist, musician, composer, producer....Tony Succar. He tells us all about his upcoming projects that are keeping him really busy, yet not too busy to read and respond to his DMs, so if you have a question for Tony, look him up on IG @tonysuccar and check him out at www.tonysuccar.com. Also, get over to Vimeo and check out his newly-released documentary, "Mas de mi," and look for his live album, and later this year, the concert movie to that live album, which was recorded in Peru. Tony also had the pleasure of working with new TikTok artist, @y.x.official, so hear all about his collaboration with him. Also, Tony is a TV personality in Peru on the famous talent show, "Yo Soy." Finally, look for his PBS special, "Roots of Latin Jazz," on July 16. The Queso Podcast is honored to have been the platform where Tony announced this upcoming project first. Thanks for listening and sharing!

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