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HOW TO CREATE CONTROVERSY THE SUREFIRE WAY: THE SIGHTS & CAUSTIC SOUNDS OF  MASCLETÀ IN MADRID

HOW TO CREATE CONTROVERSY THE SUREFIRE WAY: THE SIGHTS & CAUSTIC SOUNDS OF MASCLETÀ IN MADRID »

21 Feb, 2024
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"There surely could have been a better, consensual way to toast the world-famous Fallas de Valencia in the nation’s capital and reach the avowed goal of boosting tourism too. One that everybody would have been glad to join. Where there was room for all: humans, wildlife, pets. Madrileños and Valencianos."

ROCKLAND FESTIVAL: FREE OUTSTANDING ARTS EVENTS

ROCKLAND FESTIVAL: FREE OUTSTANDING ARTS EVENTS »

3 Jan, 2024
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Take a listen. Outstanding arts events waiting for you! FREE! 26 January - 9 February 2024. If you're in or anywhere near New York on the date, join!

THE HUGELY POPULAR FIESTA OF THE VIRGEN DEL CASTILLO: THE BLASTING NOISE OF A SOLEMN OCCASION

THE HUGELY POPULAR FIESTA OF THE VIRGEN DEL CASTILLO: THE BLASTING NOISE OF A SOLEMN OCCASION »

22 Dec, 2023
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In contrast with the silence and solemnity of most “Semana Santa” processions, the Fiestas de la Virgen del Castillo in the Murcian town of Yecla feature a colorful display of waving flags and banners and blasting noise. These fiestas that celebrate the miracle performed by the Virgen del Castillo, ending a military confrontation without bloodshed, have been declared of National Touristic Interest and and hope to win international recognition too.

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “Bringing Back Them Old Family Christmases,” 22 December 1972 (PART 1)

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “Bringing Back Them Old Family Christmases,” 22 December 1972 (PART 1) »

19 Dec, 2023
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"I am one of those travelers who tend to identify places with what was eaten there! Perhaps by trying to develop a little more of the atmosphere of those old-fashioned Christmases at home that we want to re-live, we would do more to recapture them than depending on the elements of a menu to do so. What most of us want is the sense of a family together, sharing in the meaning and merriment both of the holiday season."

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “Bringing Back Them Old Family Christmases,” 22 December 1972 (PART 2)

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “Bringing Back Them Old Family Christmases,” 22 December 1972 (PART 2) »

19 Dec, 2023
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Betty Sode, GUIDEPOST's chef of chefs in the 1970s, says "Try a real home-made Christmas – they’re still the best." Here's how!

A SECOND OPINION: Christmastime and New Year

A SECOND OPINION: Christmastime and New Year »

17 Dec, 2023
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"Christmas cards are being written to old friends. It is a time of excitement and tasks to be done. One wonders if there will be time for it all before the Big Day. And as Christmastime turns into New Year’s we think about the possibilities of 2024."

A GREAT CHRISTMAS OUTING: VERDI’S OPERA RIGOLETTO IN MADRID’S BEAUTIFUL TEATRO REAL

A GREAT CHRISTMAS OUTING: VERDI’S OPERA RIGOLETTO IN MADRID’S BEAUTIFUL TEATRO REAL »

15 Dec, 2023
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Rigoletto is Giuseppe Verdi's three-act opera with a libretto in Italian by Francesco Maria Piave (simultaneous translations are displayed above the spectacular stage to facilitate comprehension). Based on the play Le Roi s'amuse (The King Has Fun) by Victor Hugo, Rigoletto is a Shakespearan-type drama filled with passion, deceit, love and revenge whose main protagonist is Rigoletto, the hunchback jester in the court of the Duke of Mantua. What more could you ask for a Christmas treat?

CHRISTMAS THE WAY YOU WOULD WANT IT!

CHRISTMAS THE WAY YOU WOULD WANT IT! »

7 Dec, 2023
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Madrid is where you ought to be these Holidays! Warmth in the cold. Love and affection. Happiness. Good old tradition. Fun everywhere. . . Check out your "socks" and see what Papa Noel has got for you in the Spanish capital!

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “Zucchini”, 30 June 1972

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “Zucchini”, 30 June 1972 »

6 Dec, 2023
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One of the most prolific vegetables is the squash, a.k.a. zucchini. Zucchini can be prepared into a variety of dishes: sauté, broiled, stuffed, scalloped, pancake, mousse, casserole. . .  Great for family meals as well as for parties. They can be served hot as vegetable or cold as dessert. Besides, zucchini are handsome enough in themselves to be used for decorative purposes.

DIM SUM!

DIM SUM! »

18 Nov, 2023
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At this late date, one would think that there isn’t much left to say about the dumpy 2500-year-old dim sum. But how about if we tell you that the ubiquitous bite-size Chinese appetizers are worth Michelin stars? That’d probably be news to quite a few.