At Two River Theater’s outdoor stage, ALEA explores the musical heritage of Latin America, from cumbia, vallenato, ranchera, and jazz to pop. State of the Arts meets up with Alea and her music partner Sinuhé Padilla-Isunza at their South Bronx studio to learn more. In 1916, 20-year-old Marion Wong wrote and directed The Curse of Quon Gwon, the earliest known Asian-American film. Our story follows the Wong family descendents as they seek to secure its place in film history. And, actor Joseph Halsey returns to his native Trenton to establish a filmmaking academy for teens.

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