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After being closed for almost two decades, the iconic Eero Saarinen designed TWA terminal at JFK has re-opened as a boutique hotel. For former employees, myself included, it was a thrill to be at the ribbon-cutting ceremony on May 15 and see how the terminal has been repurposed and looking so good. The Phoenix has returned as the proud eagle Saarinen once imagined in his mind's eye. Now I think I'll have to try out some of those restaurants and bars. I'm still doing field work, you see. . .
The Spanish capital will host a MARKETING FOR ARTISTS workshop on Thursday 23 May, addressed to all those artists who want to improve the ability to promote their work and to boost its commercial aspect
SAN ISIDRO: 10-15 May. See the complete programming!
EU High Representative Mogherini at the unveiling of the mural art during the celebration of the EU – Western Balkans Cultural Week: "“This mix of colours gives the sense of the diversity of the Balkans coming together and bringing light, a very powerful reminder for the citizens of all of Europe, and the institutions of the European Union, to complete the work of reunifying our continent"
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.
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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!
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!
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).