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Havana’s Gran Manzana Kempinscki Hotel awarded architecture prize

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The Gran Manzana Kempinscki Hotel won the Versailles continental prize for architecture, in a ceremony held recently in Santiago de Chile, during which awards were also presented to outstanding stores, restaurants and shopping centers, reports Prensa Latina.

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French Festival in Cuba to Screen 14 Films

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The 21st French Film Festival will premiere 14 contemporary French feature films from April 11th to 22nd, said organizers of the event. The festival has scheduled more than 100 screenings during two weeks, which totals 24 productions that include three documentaries, five classic feature films and one cartoon.

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From the island to the world, Cuban art in Washington

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The most extensive presentation by Cuban artists to take place in the United States is scheduled this coming May 8 through June 3, in Washington’s renowned Kennedy Center. The program, including some 50 events under the title of “Artes de Cuba: From the Island to the World,” was announced in Havana, March 28, by Deputy Minister of Culture Fernando Rojas,

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Mexicans Will Exhibit Cuban Work on Perez Prado

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The Mexican Independent Company ”Conjuro Teatro” will premiere at the City Theater ”Yo soy el rey del mambo,” by Cuban playwright Ulises Rodriguez, the House of Scenic Memory (CME) confirmed here today. Directed by Dana Stella Aguilar, the group will perform on April 13, 14 and 15 in the aforementioned hall, in the Mexican capital, with a stage performance that pays homage to Damaso Perez Prado.

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Telmary to represent the Cuban alternative music scene in Mexico

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SINGER Telmary Díaz, from the hip-hop scene, has been selected to participate in the Guadalajara International Music Fair, FIMPRO 2018, one of the most important Latin music forums on the international circuit, to be held May 23 through 27.

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Lolo Lovina band Creates Expectation in Havana World Music

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Australian group Lolo Lovina, influenced by a strong push of swing, gypsy Balkan music, tango and heavy metal, has performed in this capital in one of the facilities that host the Havana World Music Festival (HWM).

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“El Tosco” calls on the media to promote Cuban music

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Flutist, composer and pedagogue José Luis Cortés (El Tosco), one of the most distinguished Cuban instrumentalists, was presented with the 2017 National Music Prize on Saturday, March 17, for his contribution to the development and expansion of Cuban music.

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Partial analogue television blackout in Cuba will begin in July

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The gradual transition from analogue to digital television broadcasting will begin in the Isla de la Juventud special municipality and five municipalities of Sancti Spíritus: La Sierpe, Jatibonico, Taguasco, Cabaiguán and the provincial capital. According to the schedule for the gradual transition from analogue to digital television (DTV) broadcasting in Cuba, the so-called “partial blackout” will begin it in July 2018.

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Cuban identity captured in humidors

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On one side of the room, a grand piano evokes the maestro Chucho Valdés and beside it, on a turntable that reads: “The Bride of Feeling,” the figure of Omara Portuondo stands out. On the other side, at the foot of a façade of the Partagás factory, there is a truck with the insignia of that legendary industry and in the foreground

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Cuba’s Premium Cigars Festival Comes to an End

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The 20th Habano Festival, biggest Premium Cigar festival worldwide, comes to an end here Friday with an awarding ceremony and the auction of artistic humidors full of the best cigars made in this country. The closing ceremony is scheduled tonight to the early hours of Saturday.