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SALVADOR SOBRAL: “Don’t Know Why You Say Goodbye, I Say Hello”

Sobral placed Portugal at the top of the long list of participating countries in the Eurovision2017. He scored a stunning 758 points, the highest ever in Eurovision’s current voting system. But he was very sick

Olga Pericet’s Celebratory Gift for Repertorio Español’s 50th anniversary season, New York

There was so much  to celebrate. It was 90 minutes of amazement and wonder as the diminutive bailaora commanded the intimate stage and captured our hearts as she poured out hers

THE ALLURE OF RISTORANTE DI BOCCA

"The Italian classics here are voluptuous, earthy and glamorous"

THE BASQUE COUNTRY & THE VASCOS – 3 (Guernica, the Path to Terror at the Reina Sofia Museum)

"Guernica, a terrifying mural oil painting of greys, whites, and blacks, was Picasso’s response to the aerial bombing of Guernica, a town in the Basque Country. With Guernica he took a leap into political discourse, reflecting the tremendous events that unfolded in the Basque town"

A BRIT AT A FLAMENCO SHOW

We went to Villa Rosa, a tablao in Sol on a Thursday evening, none of us really knowing what to expect. The biggest thing I noticed about flamenco was not the dance itself but the attitude to the dance. It felt as though you could hear the passion in every step, clap and snap.

THE DNA RESULTS ARE IN: DALÍ IS NOT DADDY!

 

Dalí Foundation: The court’s unusual and unjustified decision to exhume Dalí’s remains to establish the veracity of paternity, or lack of

NO AXE TO GRIND? SPAIN’S MINISTER OF TOURISM SAYS BARCELONA PROJECTS A “WONDERFUL IMAGE”

Barcelona is still the third city in the world in terms of number of congresses and there have been no cancellations or changes of venue for the coming months. Airline bookings for the next three months continue to increase

CATALONIA: A NEW BID FOR INDEPENDENCE

"Whilst it is unlikely that Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy will do a U-turn and support the Catalan referendum, one thing is for sure: the issue of Catalonia’s independence is not going to go away anytime soon"

COULD THE BARCELONA TERROR ATTACK HAVE BEEN PREVENTED?

Two missed opportunities led to the massacre in La Rambla

TERRORIST SAVAGERY BRINGS OUT THE BEST IN PEOPLE

"If terrorists would only look, they’d see their savagery only brings out the best in people. They’re going to reap no converts nor cow them into submission to their cause"

WEST SAHARANS DEMONSTRATE AGAINST MOROCCO IN SPAIN

“We are demonstrating  against a farcical trial and against the conspirational  silence  of the international community, a community that demands respect for human rights in other parts of the world [read that as Venezuela] but forgets all about Western Sahara.”

WHAT’S SO STEREOTYPICAL ABOUT SPAIN, HUH?

Contrary to most of the stereotypes linked with Spain, most countries see the Spaniards as tolerant, reliable, democratic, pacifist, honest, strong, humanitarian and hard-working!

SALVADOR DALI: THE PATERNITY OF A FAMOUS DUD

The pretender to the awesome Dalí name dismisses rumors about the surrealist painter's incapacity to father a child as fake news

GARBIÑE MUGURUZA, 2017 QUEEN OF GRASS AND SPEED

When the formidable Serena Williams defeated Muguruza in the 2015 Wimbledon final. she told the teary young Spanish player: “Don’t be sad. You’ll be holding this Venus Rosewater trophy very, very soon, believe me.” Two years later the prophesy came true at the expense of Serena's sister Venus.

THE BASQUE COUNTRY & THE VASCOS – 2 (The “New Speakers”)

"In the last decades, the strong revitalization efforts of Basque on the Spanish side of the Basque Country has led to a big new population of Basque speakers called ‘new speakers’"

THE REAL MADRID

Any and everything about the fascinating capital city of Spain — and the Autonomous Community of Madrid — from its rich history through its vibrant present to what the future holds, recounted from every angle imaginable.
This category, however, goes beyond Madrid; it embraces stories of what occurred, are occurring, and will probably occur in the Spanish nation whose capital is Madrid.