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One-night-only concert on Oct. 4 is Lisa Macuja’s grand exit

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LISA danced her first full-length “Romeo
and Juliet” with Chinese principal dancer
Ou Lu and the Royal New Zealand Ballet
in 1988; at right, as Kitri in “Don Quixote”
with Farouk Ruzimatov and the Kirov Ballet in 1986

Prima ballerina Lisa Macuja-Elizalde will be headlining a full classical concert for the last time as she celebrates her 50th birthday and 30th anniversary as a professional ballet dancer.   “As this will be the last time I will headline a full classical concert, I wanted this show to be extra special and kept it […]

Posted: September 29th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

‘Todas las Mujeres’ tackles Peter Pan syndrome

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SCENE from “Todas las Mujeres”

Peter Pan syndrome happens when a man refuses to grow and wants to be a child forever.

Posted: September 29th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Pelicula 2014 to open with Goya Best Picture

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DAVID Trueba

Why does John Lennon sing “Help!”? “Vivir es fácil con los ojos cerrados” (Living is Easy with Eyes Closed, 2013) is set in 1966, a time when the Beatles were rumored to be breaking up, an interlude for John Lennon who went on a sojourn in southern Spain.

Posted: September 29th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

‘La Gran Familia Española’: Love is the goal

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“LA GRAN Familia Española”

Summer time. And love is in the air. Ephraín (Patrick Criado) and Carla (Arantxa Martí) are to be married on a sunny day in July in a beautiful garden. The stunning and obviously pregnant bride is preceded by enthusiastic dancing down the aisle by the groom and his father (Héctor Colomé), the maid of honor and bridesmaids.

Posted: September 29th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘Classical music is not elitist’

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JOAQUIN Maria “Chino” Gutierrez
ARNOLD ALMACEN

Joaquin Maria “Chino” S. Gutierrez was barely out of his toddler years, a mere child at 4, when he first pleaded his case to his parents: He wanted them to buy him a violin.

Posted: September 29th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

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