Category Archives: Cultural

Pontifical Lateran University awards Honoris Causa Doctorate to Historian of Havana

Feb 27 (Radio Rebelde) Cuban intellectual Eusebio Leal, historian of the city of Havana, received at the headquarters of the Apostolic Nunciature the accrediting diploma and the gown corresponding to his status as Doctor Honoris Causa in Legal Sciences and … Continue reading

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Ballets of Cuba and Mexico to honor Alicia Alonso

Mexico, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) The National Ballet of Cuba directed by Viengsay Valdes and the National Dance Company (NCD) of Mexico will pay tribute to the Cuban prima ballerina assoluta Alicia Alonso, with three performances of ‘Giselle’ at the … Continue reading

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Amadeo Roldan Theater to open again in Cuba

Havana, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) Majestic shows, a fire, the reopening and corrosion summarize the chronology of the Amadeo Roldan Auditorium Theater in this capital, which will turn 90 soon, Cuban Culture Minister Alpidio Alonso said during a visit to … Continue reading

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Verb Ballets tightening international ties with shared ‘Romeo and Juliet’ in Cuba

By Zachary Lewis, The Plain Dealer — Feb. 20, 2020, Cleveland.Com CLEVELAND, Ohio — U.S.-Cuba relations may be a little bumpy, but the bond between the island nation and Cleveland’s Verb Ballets is getting stronger by the minute. Even as much … Continue reading

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Cuba’s Contemporary Dance Company will celebrate its 60th anniversary

Havana, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuba’s Contemporary Dance Company (DCC) will celebrate its 60th anniversary with a season of works by native choreographers and a piece by British Fleur Darkin. The performances will be held on February 28, 29 and … Continue reading

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Raul Castro extols Cuban Children’s Company La Colmenita’s work

Havana, Feb 18, (Prensa Latina) As a demonstration of the culture strength in defense of the Homeland as the bravest of soldiers, Raul Castro Ruz, first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba, described the work of La Colmenita Children’s … Continue reading

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New York Cardinal hopes to build bridges with Cuba visit

Feb 10 (Associated Press) U.S. Cardinal Timothy Dolan said Monday he hopes that his visit to Cuba serves to build bridges between the peoples of the two countries amid tensions between their governments. Dolan, the Archbishop of New York, was … Continue reading

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Cuba’s Malpaso Dance Co. restages dance work premiered 34 years ago in Pittsburgh

SARA BAUKNECHT – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette — FEB 17, 2020 More than 1,200 miles separate Cuba-based Malpaso Dance Co. and Pittsburgh, but the two have more in common than meets the eye.  Malpaso — hailed as Cuba’s first independent contemporary dance … Continue reading

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Cuban opera performs in United States

Feb 17 (Radio Rebelde) The amazing building of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Arts will host, February 13-15, the Caribbean version of the opera The Clemency of Tito, composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The award-winning work, which has … Continue reading

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The 29th International Book Fair concludes in Havana

FotosPL: Jorge Pérez Havana, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) The 29th International Book Fair (IBF) concludes this Sunday in this capital with dance, music and theater shows, in addition to the usual sales of volumes. In the most significant event of … Continue reading

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