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Entertainment & Arts

New Cuban Film Proposes Important Life Lesson

Cuba's main theaters will exhibit the drama ''¿Por Qué Lloran Mis Amigas? (Why Do My Friends Cry?), a feature-length film made by Cuban moviemaker Magda Gonzalez.

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Platino Award 2018 Includes Cuban Film in First Pre-selection

The 5th Platino Award of Ibero-American Cinema announced today its first preselection of nominees, which includes the Cuban film ''Ultimos dias en La Habana,'' by director Fernando Perez. Continue reading

40 Countries to Participate in 27th International Book Fair

The 27th International Book Fair, to take place in Cuba from February 1st to 11th, will have the participation of 40 countries and more than 400 foreign guests, said organizers. Continue reading

Pinar del Río to Havana International Craftwork Fair

The Cuban Fund of Cultural Assets in Pinar del Rio will represent the province in the 21st Havana International Craftwork Fair to take place in Havane from December 5-17. This time the event is dedicated to the province of Santiago de Cuba and to glass... Continue reading

Cuba Announces Actions to Celebrate National Culture Day

Cuban cultural authorities announced a group of initiatives on the occasion of the National Culture Day, which is celebrated on October 20. Continue reading

US Singer Rufus Wainwright to Perform in Cuba

US singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright will perform a concert on September 24 at Havana's Gran Teatro Alicia Alonso (Gthaa), where he will share the stage with local artists, organizers confirmed. Continue reading

German Film Festival to Screen Awarded Movies in Cuba

The 23rd German Film Festival will screen six feature films awarded in that country from June 22-30 in Cuba, according to organizers of the event. Continue reading

Raúl Paz: Culture Leads Us to Win a Thousand Battles

Cuba is a small country, but its culture makes us different and leads us to win a thousand battles, that along with the intelligence and originality of its people, said singer and songwriter Raúl Paz.

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Cuba Remembers The Beatles and Reiterates Call for Peace

To pay tribute to The Beatles from Havana today is an acknowledgment of the cultural movement they originated and an opportunity to reiterate the Cuban people's call for peace, said journalist and critic Guille Vilar. Continue reading

Those who Make Cuban Music Honored

A group of respected Cuban musicians were awarded the National Culture Distinction last night, May 17, in a ceremony at Havana's José Martí Memorial, attended by Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, Political Bureau member and first vice president of the Councils of State and Ministers.

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Adalberto Álvarez Gives Concert in Pinar del Rio

The band Adalberto Alvarez y su Son  gave a grand finale to La Guarapachanga music festival underway last weekend in Pinar del Rio. Continue reading

La Guarapachanga Festival Begins

La Guarapachanga Music Festival began yesterday in Pinar del Río as a well deserved homage to late Miguelito Cuní, who would turn this May 100 years old.

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Cuban National Ballet to Begin Presentations in Spain

The National Ballet of Cuba (BNC) will begin a three-month European tour in Spain tomorrow, with numerous presentations in cities in this country, Italy, and France. Continue reading

UNESCO Acknowledges High Quality of Cuban Jazz Musicians

The celebrations on the International Day of Jazz held in Cuba are an acknowledgement of the high quality of Cuban jazz musicians by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Continue reading

Cuba’s Much-Awaited Festival of French Film

Twenty years ago now, director Christophe Barratier and his colleagues at Cinemania organized a modest Festival of French Film in Havana. They arrived with Microcosmos: People of the grass, 1996, produced by Barratier, a documentary that amazed Cuban m... Continue reading

Children Singing Contest Planeta Azul in 27th Edition

The 27th edition of the singing contest Planeta Azul will take place on April 28, 29 and 30 at Praga movie theatre of Pinar del Rio. Continue reading

Artistic Teaching Award for Cuban Actress Corina Mestre

The Cuban Ministry of Culture of Cuba today awarded Cuban actress Corina Mestre with the national prize of the artistic education, by the merits achieved in the work done as an actress and teacher for other actors. Continue reading

New Edition of The Voice of the West

This weekend will be held in the municipality of Sandino the fifth edition of the singing festival The Voice of the West, where 40 participants of the municipalities of Pinar del Rio and Artemisa will compete. Continue reading

The Secret of the Snail

How many times have we wondered why we hear the sound of the sea in a snail? That answer seems to lie in the tale Maquetauri, written by Samuel Cruz Guedes, who was awarded the Chicuelo prize in 2012 for the book. Continue reading

Madonna Celebrates Birthday in Cuba

Madonna, the Queen of Pop, is today visiting Havana to celebrate her 58th birthday, landing yesterday with a large group of companions. Continue reading

María Elena Lazo, Lady of the Local Song

Maria Elena Lazo is one of the most renowned singers of Pinar del Rio with a career that surpasses three decades. Her charisma and peculiar voice have one of the most influential artists of Vueltabajo. Continue reading

Possible Concert of Raphael in Cuba Hits the Headlines

The announcement of a possible concert in Cuba by Spanish singer Raphael on next October 20 hit the headlines in both domestic and foreign digital media. Continue reading

Uruguayan Author Eduardo Galeano Passes

The Uruguayan journalist and writer Eduardo Galeano has died this Monday at age 74, informs the local newspaper Subrayado. The author died in Montevideo, his native city. Continue reading

New Art Exhibit at Argeliers Leon Center

A new art exhibition was opened Thursday at the Argeliers Leon Center of Musical Information and Documentation as part of one of the goals of the institution: to promote the history of local music. Continue reading

Remarkable Concert by Diana Fuentes in Pinar del Rio

As part of a national tour, Cuban singer and songwriter Diana Fuentes gave a concert at Milanes theatre of Pinar del Rio in which received a standing ovation of the audience. Continue reading

The Magic of a Book (+Photos)

Reading a book is like a small guide to an infinite universe of knowledge and to those who are fond it the 24th International Book Fair in Pinar del Rio was an opportunity to find among the over 150 000 copies the title that would guide them into the w... Continue reading