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!
EGYPTIAN ACTOR MOHAMED ALY AND EGYPTOLOGIST HAMDI ZAKI HOLD A PRESS CONERENCE AT THE TEMPLE OF DEBOD IN MADRID »
Aly presented his project for creating a unique cultural center with the purpose of establishing a special link between Europe and Africa, in San Adrian de Besós, Barcelona. The presentation took place at the best Egyptian scenario Spain has to offer, the Temple of Debod.
Somehow I always felt that "Europe" began at the Pyrenees, leaving Spain as a magic island of cultural heritage. What has the EU really done to improve the life of the average Spaniard except complicate the panorama a bit more? Perhaps there has been a forward-looking push from up North that has subtlely changed the traditional Spanish attitude of xenophobia. Perhaps some modernization has occurred and the economy is more robust than before. But Madrid is not Paris, and Barcelona is not Berlin, and Rome will always be Rome. If the British can say "no" to the Continent then others may follow suit.
CIBELES DE CINE, A VERY MADRILEÑO KIND OF CINEMATROGRAPHIC FESTIVAL YOU’D WANT TO TREAT YOURSELF TO! »
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.
The Guidepost Galloping Gourmets swooped down on Mercado Little Spain in New York. Here's their funny adventure where they "spared nothing in their quest for the best" whcih could almost too literally burn a hole in anyone's pocket!
The Isidril month of June 1983 got off to a good start with a fine corrida from Alonso Moreno which facilitated the triumphs of the toreros. At the end of the Festival in June, But at the end of the Festival, the Salvador Guardiola Fantoni bulls did not facilitate the success of the toreros. Dámaso González was his usual valiant and determined self and could have cut an ear from his second bull but he had difficulty with the kill. José Ortega Cano did not have his lucky afternoon either. Thankfully, Jose Nelo “Morenito de Maracay” went all out and earned the applause of the public for his efforts.
There has always been a lot of talk about the injustices and indignities the “poor bull” has to suffer. But what about the Man? Matador Curro Vazquez suffered a tremendous goring during the San Isidro Fair, resulting in the severing of the femoral artery. Had this occurred in a smaller ring, a provincial town, Curro would not be around to talk about it. Manuel Granero was killed instantly in the plaza of Madrid on May 7th 1922. . .
SHOPS, EATERIES, WORKSHOPS, INSTITUTIONS, COURSES INDISPENSIBLE IN JAPANESE CULTURE
On a sunny day in Madrid, I pick up a Lime electric scooter near the Tirso de Molina Metro stop in the vibrant La Latina neighborhood. The thrill of riding through the streets, jetting past pedestrians and cars alike, is exhilarating. In cities like Madrid where pollution is one of the worst in Europe (a 3% annual mortality rate), electric scooters should be welcomed whole-heartedly as a green solution.