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‘Vivo’ Celebrates Cuban Culture and Shines with Music by Lin-Manuel Miranda

Virginia Isaad
Cuban culture and music are front and center in the latest animated film out on Netflix. Vivo is the first-ever Sony Animation musical film and  the second of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s movie projects this year following In the Heights, with Disney’s...
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‘In the Heights’ Writer Quiara Alegría Hudes’ New Memoir is About Growing Up Puerto Rican in Philly

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
Fresh off the high from the theatrical release of In the Heights, the film’s screenwriter Quiara Alegría Hudes is reveling in the wake of a dream accomplished. Hudes also wrote the libretto for the Tony-award-winning production which was a finalist...
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Authentic, Tear-Jerking & Joy-Inducing, ‘In the Heights’ Gets it Right

It took a few days for me to have a spare near two-and-a-half hours to sit down and give In the Heights my undivided attention. I’ve been anxiously awaiting the release of this film, created by Lin-Manuel Miranda, directed by...