Chris Kelly

Chris Kelly

Bio: Christian Kelly is an independent filmmaker and writer hailing from the vibrant island of Puerto Rico. He is currently completing his Bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts and Communications, focusing on honing his skills in visual storytelling and creative expression. With a broad range of expertise in the realms of filmmaking, writing, and theater, Christian’s focus is on cultural enrichment and finding common ground by telling relatable stories through the lens of the Boricua experience in different mediums. Christian's passion for the arts was ignited at a young age. After completing his high school education at José Julián Acosta Y Calvo High School in Old San Juan, specializing in all aspects of theater from executive production to acting, directing, stage management and beyond, Christian's fascination with storytelling deepened. He discovered the power of narratives to spark emotion, inspire change, and connect people from all walks of life. These days, Christian spends his free time developing projects and events as one of three co-founders of MonoVisión PR. They are a creative collective dedicated to independent film and video production, that also focuses on aiding other local artists with their creative endeavors, education and building community through a variety of activities for the development of the arts in Puerto Rico. Currently, all of their independent projects have achieved recognition both locally, in the diaspora and internationally. Christian is thrilled to be a part of NYC Tastemakers’s team and wishes to enrich his voice as a writer and communicator for a global audience.
Music

Ambassadors & Advisors for 2024 Class Of #GRAMMYs NextGen revealed

The Recording Academy’s #GRAMMYsNextGen revealed the ambassadors and advisors for the class of 2024. On Friday (Jan.26), Grammy House and the Recording Academy made a series of posts on their official social media revealing the advisors and ambassadors who will participate in the program for 2024 and guide the next …

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Sports

Rohan Bopanna became No.1 at age 43 – he partially thanks Iyengar yoga for the feat

Rohan Bopanna is making history as he becomes the oldest No.1 in Men’s Doubles at age 43. After he and his partner Matthew Ebden defeated Maximo Gonzalez and Andres Molteni at the Australian Open on Wednesday, Bopanna will be No.1  when he plays at the Pepperstone ATP Doubles Rankings next …

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Health and Wellness

CDC expands warning of Salmonella infections linked to recalled charcuterie meats as the cases almost doubled

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) expanded its warning on Salmonella infections linked to recalled charcuterie meats with a new food safety alert on Thursday (Jan. 18). The news comes as cases seemingly doubled following its previous update on January 5th when there were 24 cases across …

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Sports

Chiefs declare Jason Kelce their ‘NO. 1 HYPE MAN!!!!’ as he cheered shirtless during Sunday’s Divisional Playoff

Philadelphia Eagles’ Jason Kelce was deemed “NO. 1 HYPE MAN!!!!” by the Kansas City Chiefs after he was seen cheering wildly, drink in hand, and shirtless during the NFL Divisional Playoff game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Buffalo Bills. Kelce’s enthusiastic display was in response to his brother Travis Kelce’s …

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Theater

Kit Kat Club revealed its cast for the Broadway Revival of Cabaret

Last year, the West End’s Kit Kat Club announced their revival of Cabaret would have performances on Broadway starting this spring (April 2024); they have now announced their cast, which includes the return of Tony and Olivier Award winner Eddie Redmayne as The Emcee, and Gayle Rankin as Sally Bowles, along with …

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Sports

Buffalo Bills request snow shovelers again ahead of AFC Divisional game vs. Chiefs

Last weekend a series of emergent weather conditions prevented the Buffalo Bills from hosting the Wildcard Playoff Game vs. the Steelers, so the playoff was moved to Monday (Jan.15). On Sunday, ahead of the postponed game, the Bills requested overnight volunteer shovelers through their website and social media post, to help clear …

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Movies

Universal Pictures beat Disney at the box office for 2023

Disney had held the top spot as the highest-grossing studio at the box office since 2015, but 2023 saw Universal Pictures take the lead. It was an $80 million lead for Universal as they grossed a staggering $4.907 billion in worldwide ticket sales against Disney’s $4.827 billion, which gave the …

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Politics

Trump once again claims a president should have ‘FULL IMMUNITY’, adding it should apply to events that ‘CROSS THE LINE’

Former President Donald J. Trump took to social media early Thursday morning (Jan. 18), claiming once again that the United States’ presidents “must have full immunity”. The fiery, all-cap post, which originally surfaced on Truth Social at around 2:59 am, reiterated Trump’s ideas on the limits of power for a president …

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Food

Potato surplus impacts major french fry producers after demand took a dive last year

French fry producer Lamb Weston Holdings reports to write off $71 million after in excess supply to honor last year’s contracts with farmers. The loss is the latest news in an unfortunate chain of events concerning a surplus of potatoes across the North West last year. After facing potato shortages …

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Sports

Sagiv Jehezkel detained in Turkey for controversial act of solidarity

Israeli soccer player Sagiv Jehezkel was briefly detained last Sunday in Antalya, Turkey, after making a gesture of solidarity with Israeli hostages in Gaza. Antalyaspor suspended Jehezkel over the weekend after showing his bandaged wrist which had the message “100 days, 7/10”. The message was about Sunday marking 100 days …

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Health and Wellness

“Off the shelf” cancer vaccine could help prevent the recurrence of colorectal and pancreatic cancer

A phase 1 study of the drug ELI-002 reveals promising results, according to researchers from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The vaccine is still in the early stages of development, but so far it has shown results in preventing the recurrence of cancers linked to genetic mutations …

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Fashion

“Silk Dress Cryptogram” has finally been decoded!

The decade-old mystery of a code found in a hidden pocket of a mid-1800s silk bronze bustle dress has finally been solved. After pouring over 170 code books, Dr. Wayne Chan, data analyst and researcher at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada; concluded that the coded messages left behind …

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