Tuesday, May 18, 2021

"Miss Angela" On Demand and Digital, Today!



In pre-revolutionary Cuba, a young Angela Alvarez announced to her family that she wanted to be a singer and songwriter but was immediately forbidden to do so by her father and grandfather. Such endeavors were not permitted for women. And so she was relegated to writing her songs in secret. She married and had four children before the world turned upside down. For Angela and her family, the revolution quickly shifted from emancipation to repression. The schools were closed and there were threats that children would be removed from their parents to be raised in Leninist-Marxist education camps; the Alvarez family decided they had to get out. But when her own visa was refused at Havana airport Angela made the agonizing decision to send her children on and catch up. They became part of the Pedro Pan exodus where 14,500 unaccompanied children were spirited out of Cuba between 1960-62. It took Angela four more long, frightening years to escape and reunite her family, finally settling down in the United States. Only decades later would her music find life, culminating in a concert at the historic Avalon in Hollywood, hosted by Academy Award winner, Andy Garcia, no less. It’s a stunning example of overcoming adversity, defying the odds, and pursuing the American Dream.

DIRECTORS/PRODUCERS: Paul Toogood and Lloyd Stanton


STARRING: Angela Alvarez, Andy Garcia, Carlos Alvarez

MORE: www.angelaalvarez.com

Musicians who took part are Grammy winners Luis Conte, Jose Alvarez, Alberto Salas, Ramon Stagnaro, and Justo Almario with Grammy nominated musicians Danilo Lozano, Dayren Santamaria, and Roberto Rosario. Other musicians include Carlos Alvarez, Jorge Sawa-Perez, Roque Garcia, Mariano Dugatkin, and Jessicca Brizuela. 

My Review and Thoughts:

I enjoyed watching the story of Angela Alvarez. She lived an amazing life! No mother should ever have to bury their child, but she did. And she lived her life, for them too! Angela is a great singer and song writer! I wish I could have been at her concert in Los Angeles. That would have been so fun! Hearing that her and her children were separated for 2-3 years was heartbreaking. But it was nice to hear that they were reunited eventually. This is a great story about Angela's life, where she grew up, and about her children and her singing too!

Monday, May 17, 2021

"Dero: My Life," Biography of Canadian Athlete, Dwayne De Rosario Giveaway! (All 50 U.S. States/Canada) Ends 5/30 #FathersDayGifts

I know that we just got done celebrating Mother's Day, but Father's Day is coming up on Sunday, June 20, 2021! Happy belated Mother's Day to you all, if your a mom, or single dad, step-parent, or a grandparent raising your grandchildren. Here is a book below, if someone is super into sports, and possibly even from Canada.

Dwayne De Rosario, biography "DERO my Life" is getting released on May 11th across North America. One of the most decorated Canadian athletes of our generation, 4-time MLS Cup Champion, the 2011 MLS MVP, 2-time MLS Cup MVP (2001, 2007) and was named to the top 25 best players of all time in the MLS in 2020.

About the book: The autobiography of the best male soccer player to ever come out of Canada Before Beckham, Kak√°, or Zlatan, DeRo was the godfather of Major League Soccer. “But instead of celebrating with my go-to shake n’ bake DeRo shuffle, I ran towards the cameras on the sideline and mockingly wrote myself a big fat cheque. I didn’t plan it. It just happened like that. I’d been playing with this weight on my shoulders, for weeks. That was the next thing on my mind, so it was just my natural reaction to celebrate like that. And I felt great. I had no idea that would be the beginning of the end of my marriage with TFC.”

“My love of the game started in Toronto. I was so blessed to play professionally in my hometown. It was really special to me to close the book on my career at home too. It was harder than I thought it would be. I went through the whole world of emotions on the day of my retirement press conference. I didn’t want a flashy suit this time. I didn’t want a big room filled with reporters that didn’t know me or didn’t care about soccer. I just wanted to get up there and put a bow on things for my family, my community, and everyone who helped me along the way.”

DeRo is the life story of one of the greatest athletes Canada has ever produced.


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Disclosure: I have not reviewed this book. I thought that someone's husband, father, uncle, brother, father-in-law, or your close friend, may enjoy a copy for Father's Day.

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