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January 1 gala dedicated to the triumph of the Revolution in Havana’s newly renovated Alicia Alonso Gran Teatro

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Havana’s Alicia Alonso Gran Teatro will open its doors January 1, 2016, after a three-year renovation, with the customary gala dedicated to the triumph of the Revolution. Included will be a performance entitled Tríptico Clásico by the Cuban National Ballet, in Federico García Lorca Hall, accompanied by the theater’s orchestra conducted by Giovanny Duarte.

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Cuban musicians bring home Latin Grammys

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The Septeto Santiaguero won its first Latin Grammy last night, November 19, in the category of Best Traditional Tropical Album for its CD No quiero llanto. Tributo a Los Compadres, recorded with Dominican José Alberto, “El Canario.” The 2015 awards ceremony took place in the MGM Grand Garden Arena, in Las Vegas, where other winners included Calle 13 and Cuban singer-songwriter Silvio Rodríguez for the video clip Ojos color sol; and Alex Cuba, for Healer. Pablo Milanés was recognized for his life long contributions with an Award for Musical Excellence.