Category Archives: ARTS

Cuban Film Habanastation Premieres in USA

Los Angeles, Jul 28 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban film Habanastation by young director Ian Padron will premiere Thursday at the Traverse City Film Festival in founded by U.S. filmmaker Michael Moore.

Padron and actress Blanca Rosa Blanco, one of the stars of Habanastation, will be at the premiere, a one-time screening at the Lars Hockstand Auditorium in Traverse City, Michigan, for which tickets were sold out in advance. Continue reading

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Amy Winehouse Dead at 27

Photo: Mark Holloway/Redferns

In a turn of events no less sickening for being oft-predicted, Amy Winehouse has been found dead in her London home. The singer — who has a long, well-documented, and extremely troubled history with drugs and alcohol; and whose most famous song included the lines, “They tried to make me go to rehab, I said no, no, no” — was only 27. She now has the ignominious distinction of joining a group of gone-too-soon, legendary-but- Continue reading

Guanajuato Film Festival to Start Friday

Mexico, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) Director of the Guanajuato International Film Festival Sara Hoch said everything is ready for the event scheduled to run July 22-31.

The Festival will be held on July 22-26 in the city of San Miguel de Allende and on July 27-31 in the city of Guanajuato. Continue reading

Casa de las Americas Exhibit on Caribbean Myths, Realities

Havana, Jul 16 (Prensa Latina) The myths, religions and popular traditions of the Caribbean are the focus of an exhibit by Cuban artist Caridad Regina Garcia that opened Saturday at the Mariano Rodriguez Gallery. Continue reading

Brazilian Singer Simone to Perform in Cuba

Havana, Jun 24 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian singer Simone will arrive in Cuba Friday to offer a unique concert on Sunday at Havana”s Karl Marx Theater, but no other details have been made public.

Simone, one of the most popular Brazilian singers, will have an audience of more than 5,000 spectators, followers of her career. Continue reading

Hemingway is Still Alive in Cuba, Jenny Phillips Says

Havana, Jun 17 (Prensa Latina) U.S. intellectual Jenny Phillips, co-chair of the Boston-based Finca Vigia Foundation, said in Havana that the legacy of novelist Ernest Hemingway is still alive in Cuba, unlike in her own country.

* Ernest Hemingway Colloquium Opened in Cuba

“Americans know about Hemingway through his books, or libraries and museums that commemorate him, but throughout this island, there is a real oral tradition about his life. He is alive in the Cuban landscape, and this has been exciting for me,” Phillips said. Continue reading

Cuban National Ballet to Perform in Washington on Tuesday

Havana, May 29 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban National Ballet (BNC) is scheduled to perform on Tuesday in Washington DC, kicking off a month-long tour of the United States, the latest in a series of cultural exchanges between the two countries. The world-renowned troupe will then go to New York and Costa Mesa, California, before wrapping up the tour in Los Angeles on June 26. Continue reading