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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.

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.”

THE CORONA CRISIS: MY TRANSOCEANIC ODYSSEY

THE CORONA CRISIS: MY TRANSOCEANIC ODYSSEY »

15 Apr, 2020
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‘Should I Stay or Should I Go’ is the theme song of my life. It was the few days before lockdown began in Spain that Monday in mid March. I knew I would enjoy the time for solitude that the lockdown would provide. I would have plenty of time to read, write and meditate upon what I want to do with my life as a 23-year-old recent college grad. But my parents preferred me to come home. Dear Spain, muchas gracias for the short time we had together. We’ll see each other soon, once the gods permit.

A Stateside Story: Daffodils delineating Spring!

A Stateside Story: Daffodils delineating Spring! »

21 Mar, 2020
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Life goes on in spite of the “lockdown” and joggers jog and walkers walk and cyclists cycle and the motorcycle rider takes to the less-trafficked roads with glee. Can summer and relief be far behind? In a strange Spring like this one, we have to be grateful for small blessings and be strong.

GRANDFATHER

GRANDFATHER »

15 Mar, 2020
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Idyllic and true: At dawn me and my grandfather would go out into the cold to milk the restive cows. Later, I would go through the pastures, pick some flowers and share them with the cows. I would go into the barn, swing from a perch and drop down on the soft hay. One day my brother joined me in the game, only to warn me that there could be rats and snaked in the hay.

LIFE IN TRANSITION: From Showbiz to Churro Cards on Calle Arenal

LIFE IN TRANSITION: From Showbiz to Churro Cards on Calle Arenal »

15 Mar, 2020
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Standing in the street from eight to eight handing out discount cards for churros, after a fairly successful career as a musician in Honduras which involved touring the Americas, may not be a job to be smiling about. But to Robert, there are others who aren’t as lucky, who can’t find work in Madrid. He wakes up each morning to pray and express thanks before smiling into the mirror as he prepares to stand in the intersection of Calles Arenal and San Martin and do his amazing job.

A Stateside Story: America Isolates from the EU due to the “Virus”

A Stateside Story: America Isolates from the EU due to the “Virus” »

13 Mar, 2020
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You must be literally sick of stories about the coronavirus, but this news item might have far-reaching implications in the European Union and the US.

A STATESIDE STORY: TRAVEL WARNINGS QUASHING ST. PATRICK’S DAY CELEBRATIONS

A STATESIDE STORY: TRAVEL WARNINGS QUASHING ST. PATRICK’S DAY CELEBRATIONS »

8 Mar, 2020
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St. Patrick Day celebrations have not yet been canceled completely, but the average person is hesitating to join in the fun. I think that Aer Lingus should test passengers for the virus BEFORE they get on the plane, just to be on the safe side and save Ireland’s health. But since ‘tis the season, I plan on celebrating my Irish roots with a nice dark Guinness beer.

NEW YORK CITY CENTER PRESENTS FLAMENCO FESTIVAL 20/20!

NEW YORK CITY CENTER PRESENTS FLAMENCO FESTIVAL 20/20! »

8 Mar, 2020
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Flamenco Festival is dedicated to the promotion of flamenco artists outside of Spain, its annual international events showcasing the leading names in flamenco today, from world renowned artists and icons of traditional flamenco to the most innovative, emerging young stars. Flamenco Festival USA is a showcase for Spanish artists in New York, Washington DC, Miami, Boston, and other cities across the US. The New York City Center Flamenco Festival 20/20 celebrates the 20th season of this citywide event from March 27 to April 5.