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Cafecito: Rosie Perez on the Importance of Art in Schools

Proud Puerto Rican actress, activist and TV host Rosie Perez discusses why she fights to keep the arts in underserved schools and more in this week’s Cafecito, as seen on the NBC4 News at 6 on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. (Published Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014)

Actor, activist and the first Latina co-host of "The View," Rosie Perez, joins host Feliciano Garcia to talk about the challenges she faced through her youth and why she fights to keep the arts in underserved schools in New York and Los Angeles through the Urban Arts Partnership.

The proud Puerto Rican also discusses what it was like to introduce hip-hop into the mainstream as the choreographer of the Fly Girls on the classic variety show "In Living Color." She even expresses her thoughts on how to succeed in the industry with dignity.

For more on Rosie Perez and her current role in the film "Fugly!" (available on demand Nov. 24th), her autobiography "Handbook for and Unpredictable Life" and her upcoming role in Larry David's "Fish in the Dark."

Previous interviews on Cafecito:

Cafecito: Leguizamo on "Fugly"

[LA] Cafecito: Leguizamo on "Fugly"
Actor, writer and producer John Leguizamo discusses his new comedy "Fugly" and what has inspired him throughout his brilliant career. (Published Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014)

Producer/Host: Feliciano Garcia
Editor: Michael Tomczyk
Director of Operations: Brian Caraveo
Camera: Steven Diaz and Andre Pitt
Music: RoYal Z for Humbled Soul Productions

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