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THE MASAAKI MACRO-PROJECT: “CONNECT CULTURES THROUGH ART”

As part of his project "Connect People Thru Art Beyond Borders," the Japanese artist Masaaki Hasegawa who is resident in Madrid has devised the largest calligraphy work in Europe. It consists of a 1,926 square meter area and represents a transition process of our world from chaos to coexistence through language. Art Beyond Borders is a social project that aims to connect cultures by crossing the barriers of nationality, language, religion, gender and generation.

THE SENSATIONAL 33rd SALON GOURMETS INTERNATIONAL FOOD & WINE FAIR 2019  

SAMPLINGS • CONTESTS • TASTINGS • AWARD CEREMONIES • PRODUCT PRESENTATIONS • SHOW COOKING • WORK SHOPS • CONFERENCES

THE MAKING OF “ROMANZAS DE ZARZUELA”, NEW YORK, AS TOLD BY A MEMBER OF THE CAST

When I received an email from Jim Furlong, Director of Arts for the Hudson Guild, seeking community members for “Romanzas de Zarzuela,” I knew I had to try out for it. Furlong explained that he was a big fan of a recording called “Romanzas de Zarzuela” sung by Spanish operatic soprano Montserrat Caballé and they pretty much honored the structure and flow of the original recording. “However, I did interject five piano solo numbers," Furlong said. The show is divided into 13 Scenes, with dance numbers for children, youth, elders, males, females and the entire company -- "an experience that's joyful." Furlong and Westerby of the Matthew Westerby Company are already planning their next projects!

THINGS SPANISH IN NEW YORK: ROMANZAS DE ZARZUELA

ROMANZAS DE ZARZUELA is a new dance piece offered by the Hudson Guild Theatre Company in New York featuring excerpts from several Spanish Zarzuelas. "A celebration of Spanish song and dance," so the Guild declares!

TABERNA LA BOLA’S CANDIDA SANTOS, QUEEN OF HEARTS & FLAVOR (Part I of the La Bola Series)

LA BOLA won’t cook unless with the best of ingredients. And the most important ingredient of all is the love with which generations of the LA BOLA clan cook for their guests. Is it any wonder that LA BOLA's famous cocido madrileño has outlived the Savoy dynasty who, in the person of Amadeo I, came to Spain to rule at the same time that Candida Santos founded Taberna LA BOLA in Madrid (1870).

YOUR CASTLE IN SPAIN?

"Since moving back to the states, I've had to rely on hotels and apartments for lodging when in Spain. I often opt for the latter, finding it nice to have a kitchen to prepare greens after a day of eating my all beige Spanish comfort food - croquetas, tortilla, patatas ali-oli, churros and natillas con nata. But I would like to alert everyone to the wide use of euphemisms to describe many properties"

BARCELONA? SURE, BUT GIVE ME MADRID ANY TIME!

Barcelona may have an abundance of fine architecture and offers a good deal of artistic pleasures to everyone and anyone. But it lacks that warm home feel that one gets in Madrid. That sense of having arrived at a place where one belongs

I’LL HAVE BARCELONA, THANK YOU

Dear Mr. Kino Heinze, You can keep Madrid to yourself. I’ll have Barcelona, home if not the very birthplace of all that‘s great in contemporary Spanish culture

ELECTION CAMPAIGN 2019: THE FETUS AND THE PROMISE OF BRIGHT FINANCIAL FUTURE FOR HIS LARGE FAMILY

"I solemnly swear that, if elected, fetuses will be counted as full members of the family"

ADVENTURES IN SPAIN BY CATHERINE PETITE, PART III OF A THRILLING 5-PART SERIES

The Basilica and Expiatory Church of the Holy Family, better known as  the Sagrada Familia,  Barcelona: “The inside was so surprisingly

WHAT BRITS SHOULD DO ABOUT SPANISH RESIDENCY WHEN THE UK LEAVES THE EU

You're Brit and residing in Spain or planning to? What to do if and when the UK leaves the EU.

HOW CONCERNED ARE YOU ABOUT GETTING PICKPOCKETED?

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. So have fun in Madrid – or any tourist places around Spain, for that matter – but be alert and always be on your guard

ADVENTURES IN SPAIN BY CATHERINE PETIT, PART II OF A THRILLING 5-PART SERIES

I longed to be inside the beautiful León Cathedral again. . . The Burgos Carhedral. . . The Seville Cathedral. . . The Monasterio de San Juan de los Reyes in the magical city of Toledo. . . The Capilla Real de Granada. . . The Monasterio de la Cartuja. . . To walk around the medieval walled city of Avila. . .

INTRODUCTION TO ADVENTURES IN SPAIN by CATHERINE PETIT, A THRILLING FIVE-PART SERIES

Life with my husband was an exciting time. We traveled by car, many times across the states and into Canada. We worked, and enjoyed life. Then one day, unexpectedly, my husband of almost 36 years died – and I was lost.Thank goodness for my brother John who guided me back to the land of the living. I booked a tour of a country I wanted to see: Spain, a place where I did not speak the language. I loved exploring all of the country and when I left that first time, I knew I would return, and I did.

ADVENTURES IN SPAIN BY CATHERINE PETITE, PART I OF A THRILLING 5-PART SERIES

The Purloined Suitcase: "Where, oh where was my dark blue suitcase with the large bright pink bow???" <> The Sneeze and the March: "There were many protesters marching on the street below. After they were gone, no trash at all to be found. All of those people and no trash left behind. Amazing!" <> . . .The Bank: "The machine ate my card!" <> Chocolatería: "Best hot chocolate ever!"

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.