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Summer is all but over. You’d think, so are the fiestas. But wait, in bracing September the fiestas that combine folklore and gastronomy keep on going on. To name just three: the Fiesta de Empanada (Pie Festival) in A Coruña; the Embrujo Andalusi (Andalusi Bewitchment) in Malaga; and the Ferias y Fiestas de San Mateo y de la Vendimia Riojana (Fairs and Fiestas of St. Matthew and of the Grape Harvest) in La Rioja.
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Merkel, in her signature jacket but with a floor-length skirt (unusual for her) to complete the ensemble, presided the premiere of the famed Bayreuth Festival in Bavaria which will last till 28 August. The Festival is held annually in the opera house of Bayreuth to show Richard Wagner's stage works exclusively.
Lincoln Center’s Dance on Camera Festival (July 12-15, 2019), celebrating its 47th year, featured 11 programs of documentaries over four days, including films from 17 countries, which were screened at the Walter Reade Theater on West 65th Street in Manhattan. Two films from Spain, “From Knee to Heart” and “Siete Leguas” (“Seven League”) were both intimate portraits of dancers facing challenges in very different ways and circumstances.
The documentary takes us into the children’s homes and lives as well as into the dance studio, where the children of various ages and physical abilities are doing floor and standing up exercises with the aid of teachers and a cadre of young dedicated volunteers, who help them move and stretch their muscles. During the heartwarming movie, we watched these kids soar!
Based on the hit 1990 romantic fantasy thriller film of the same name, Ghost the Musical world-premiered at the Manchester Opera House in Manchester, England in March 2011. It opened in the West End on 19 July, closed in October 2012. A Broadway transfer opened in April 2012. Eighteen countries on three Continents later, it will fially make it to Spain, to premiere in Bilbao during the Aste Nagusia this August. Then on to Madrid in October. Better late than never!
As was to be expected, it was a marvelous party worthhy of commemorating the storming of the Bastille, a medieval fortress and political prison in the center of Paris which, in the eye of the revolutionaries, symbolized monachical tyranny. It was the flashpoint of the French Revolution.
Main course: legendary figures of North American pop Paul Anka and Joan Baez; classic of Spanish pop Los Secretos; Flamenco-flavor José Mercé & Tomatito; Latin American pop idol Antonio Orozco; Spanish soprano Aitana. . . Venue: the elegant Teatro Real, royal as they come. Go for it. It's this July!
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Sensational movies in the heart of Madrid. Where? The CentroCentro, of course! Movies you'd want to see again and again in an ambience incredibly evocative of the real Madrid in summer
Your memorable date is waiting for you at the Real Jardin Botanico, an ecclectic mix of renown local and foreign musicians: Supertramp, Woody Allen, Ana Belen, Michael Bolton, Salvador Sobral, Chick Corea, Daryl Hall & John Oates,, etc. etc. etc.