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Candido Fabre: we want to party with you

I heard the news that some activities will be carried out to pay tribute to Candido Fabre´s intense artistic life lasting already 35 years. I remember those early mornings after seeing three or four films in the Festival of New … Continued

Por en Columns, Watching from the bridge

In times of bolero

One of the last times I was in Havana I applauded our tremendous bolero singer Manolo del Valle. This summer, the man who plays so well that leap of faith that many have repeated at least once (“I will not … Continued

Por en Columns, Watching from the bridge

Jumping on the couch

The very recent Saturday August 17 the Spanish newspaper El País was referring to the conflicts faced by public television regarding the transmission of sporting events. Luckily, for the World Athletics Championships, which just ended in Moscow, appeared a sponsor … Continued

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August and the breeze of cultural consumption

In August, Cubans usually talked about the beach, rest, carnivals, and family reunions. But I think it is also a good time to consume culture and give something beautiful to the spirit , when our body is often tired of swimming at the beach or sweating when walking through those streets that have gradually lost the shadow of their trees. I remember, it … Continued

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Buena Vista and the market’s selective look

I read in Granma newspaper the news-signed by dear colleague Venereo- that the Buena Vista Social Club will be at the Marbella’s Starlite Festival, which runs from July 23 until August 24. It make me glad that everything that means … Continued

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Carnavales en La Habana

Going to carnivals

I confess not without a certain melancholy: I’ve never enjoyed the Carnivals of Santiago de Cuba. In my only experience I was too young and I had no company of town friends or time to get into the classic Trocha. … Continued

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A piece of Havana in Madrid Theaters

I have practiced for a few years the theater criticism. I have suffered the same that happened to my teacher Rine Leal. The author of ¨ The Dark Jungle¨ confessed that sometimes he had envied the anonymous spectator who when … Continued

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A Cuban in Borges´ Olympus

What surprises me after two readings of ¨Los límites del texto: autoría y autoridad en Borges¨ , newly edited by Verbum, is that whom for many was youthful passion, or unjust silence claim, has become a few-words and modest man...

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Pending prizes

On Cuban filmmaker Ian Padron can be said that “he has a very fastball.” This baseball image becomes meaningful in the case of the author of ¨Fuera de liga¨, a documentary about Cuban baseball that withstood years of silence. Padron … Continued

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Ricardito

I am honest and a good dancer

About Facebook-like television or even the aircraft in the early years of the consolidation of their respective empires, people used sometimes to speak ill for being very intellectual or singular person and contrary to everything. I recognize its dangers and … Continued

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