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A Second Opinion: A Trip to Remember

A Second Opinion: A Trip to Remember »

22 May, 2020
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If we had heeded the admonition to Stay Home and Save Lives we wouldn’t have had such a lovely picnic at the coast. A little bit of freedom goes a long way.

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: A Wine Well Worth Trying, 26 January 1990

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: A Wine Well Worth Trying, 26 January 1990 »

21 May, 2020
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The first wine to be drunk in the New World was the very same that came from the Condado vineyards + The Condado wines and how to serve + Elaboration and maturity + The art of tasting + The home cellar how-to.

A Stateside Story: Economic Rebound Coming Soon

A Stateside Story: Economic Rebound Coming Soon »

15 May, 2020
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“As businesses begin to open, you’re going to see the demand side of the economy rebound,” says Treasury Secretary Steve Mnucin. But Kevin Hassett, advisor to Pres. Trump, doesn’t expect a V-shaped recovery. The economic impact of the coronavirus lockdowns have been felt around the world, and the US is no exception.

TOWARD THE NEW NORMAL, CORONAVIRUS UPDATE IN SPAIN:  (2) The Post-State of Emergency & the EU

TOWARD THE NEW NORMAL, CORONAVIRUS UPDATE IN SPAIN:  (2) The Post-State of Emergency & the EU »

15 May, 2020
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At a minimum, there seems to be a willingness among business and labor to work together in order to overcome the extreme social and economic difficulties brought about by the coronavirus pandemic in Spain and in the Eropean Union.

TOWARD THE NEW NORMAL, CORONAVIRUS UPDATE IN SPAIN: (1) The Extension of the State of Emergency, and the Social Pact on Employment Regulation

TOWARD THE NEW NORMAL, CORONAVIRUS UPDATE IN SPAIN: (1) The Extension of the State of Emergency, and the Social Pact on Employment Regulation »

14 May, 2020
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Extension of the State of Emergency ~ Desescalada, the gradual easing of Lockdown ~ Social Pact ~ Transition Plan Toward the New Normality ~ ERTEs, the regulation of Temporary Layoffs

Noche Flamenca’s “Antigona” in the Time of Corona: At Home with Soledad Barrio and Martín Santangelo 

Noche Flamenca’s “Antigona” in the Time of Corona: At Home with Soledad Barrio and Martín Santangelo  »

11 May, 2020
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Bessie Award-winning bailaora/choreographer Soledad Barrio is an intuitive and internal performer who possesses a preternatural connection to her character. She identifies with Antigona, “one of [whose] character traits is to love more than herself. She’s very passionate, and her objective is to take care of her family. It’s related to my life to be connected with family. One part of flamenco is love, passion and concern about the family unit. I connect with that a lot, too.” Noche Flamenca’s production of “Antigona” at La MaMa in Manhattan, scheduled for March 19-April 5, was cancelled due to the corona virus travel restrictions from Europe in March. Then all of New York went into lockdown. Shut in with husband choreographer/producer Martín Santangelo, Barios says “I’m diving into the abyss so I can resuscitate when this is over.”

CUBAN FLAMENCO DIVA LIGHTS UP JOYCESTREAM

CUBAN FLAMENCO DIVA LIGHTS UP JOYCESTREAM »

10 May, 2020
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Havana-born Irene Rodríguez founded the Compañía Irene Rodriguez in 2012 and since then has received  worldwide acclaim. She is an awardee of the Order “Isabel La Católica,” Spain’s highest civilian honor in recognition of the extraordinary conduct exemplified by the Spanish people, and for her contribution to fostering the friendship and cooperation of the Spanish Nation with the rest of the international community. 

THE OLD & NEW NORMAL

THE OLD & NEW NORMAL »

5 May, 2020
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The New Normal?  (Pic: Bart Everson)

 

Compiled by Jack Wright Text: J. Wright

 

 

THE DESESCALADA: WE HAVE A FRACTION OF OUR FREEDOM BACK!

THE DESESCALADA: WE HAVE A FRACTION OF OUR FREEDOM BACK! »

4 May, 2020
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On 2 May, the Government of Spain has given us back a small fraction of our pre-COVID19 freedom. We were let out of our homes for a few hours. It was the beginning of the desescalada. The beginning of something that we don’t know for sure what. But it’s something that feels precious because somehow it smacks of rebirth. In the middle of all the uncertainty, there was one thing unequivocal: a deep sense of gratitude. We wouldn’t be here now, out on our first true taste of sunshine and the soft breeze of spring, without the healthcare workers who have put their own lives on the line so we could live. Their heroism is breathtaking. We’ve lived by the rules so that we all could live even though some of us hadn’t been able to make it. And we grieve for them.

GUIDEPOST LOVES GOOD NEWS: PROUD PAPA ANNOUNCES BIRTH OF SON ON HIS SHOW

GUIDEPOST LOVES GOOD NEWS: PROUD PAPA ANNOUNCES BIRTH OF SON ON HIS SHOW »

2 May, 2020
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“I want to share with you some joyful news. On Monday [27 April], I became a father. Wyatt Morgan Cooper. My son. He was 7.2 lbs at birth, and he is sweet, and soft, and healthy and I am beyond happy. As a gay kid, I never thought it would be possible to have a child.”