WELLESLEY, Mass. (AP) – Iranian artist Parviz Tanavoli has built a successful career around the concept of nothing.
Tanavoli creates sculptures of the word “heech,” which means “nothing” in Persian. The abstract shapes he fashions using Iran’s centuries-old calligraphic nastaliq … Read Full Storyread more
WASHINGTON (AP) – For Eddie Van Halen, making music is all about having good ears and a talent for experimenting with guitars and amps to create just the right sound.
Now 60, Van Halen told The Associated Press he’s ready … Read Full Storyread more
NEW BEDFORD — The New Bedford Symphony Orchestra will open the second half of its 2014-15 season with “Romantic Spells” on Feb. 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center.
Russian-American violinist Yevgeny Kutik will be featured in Brahms’s … Read Full Storyread more
PROVIDENCE — The holiday season is upon us and the musical talents of Rhode Island school musicians will be showcased at the Rhode Island State House as part of a month-long musical celebration of the holidays during the month of … Read Full Storyread more
Fado singer Ana Moura performed for a sold-out audience Tuesday night at the B.B. King Blues in Manhattan — the latest in a string of sold-out shows around the United States.
“The concerts have gone very well, we have always … Read Full Story
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) – Oprah Winfrey and performer-activist Harry Belafonte were among those honored at Harvard University on Tuesday at its annual celebration of African American culture.
The university’s Hutchins Center for African and African American Research presented … Read Full Storyread more
Madeira Film Festival begins U.S. tour in New Bedford
NEW BEDFORD — The Madeira Film Festival is expanding into new territory and is looking for partners in the United States to help them promote Portugal’s beauty and culture through film, … Read Full Storyread more
Fado expresses the soul of Portugal
DARTMOUTH — Rodrigo Costa Felix has been involved with fado ever since he was a young boy.
“My interest started very early on,” said the 42-year-old fadista. “My father had a Fado House.”
Felix, … Read Full Storyread more
BOSTON — The Massachusetts House of Representatives honored New Bedford Idol winner Seth Sweeney and runner up Micheyla Hardy recently at the State House. Seth and Micheyla were selected over 29 other talented contestants vying for this year’s title.
Seth … Read Full Storyread more
Horace Silver, a pianist, composer and band leader with a tireless inventiveness who influenced generations of jazzmen with his distinctive hard bop sound, has died. He was 85.
The Westchester County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed that Silver died Wednesday in… Read Full Story
During a tour that lasted in excess of three weeks,the team from Futebol Clube da Madalena, from the Azorean Island of Pico, champion of the Azores in the Portuguese third division in the 2009/2010 season and current champion of the … Read Full Storyread more
PROVINCETOWN — The weekend of June 26 through June 29, the residents of this town on the Cape will be returning to a time when the Portuguese population was a lot more representative of the town than it is today. … Read Full Storyread more
FALL RIVER — The auditorium of Bristol Community College nearly filled to capacity last Saturday night for the 31st Annual Spring Scholarship Concert sponsored by the Fall River Chapter of the Prince Henry Society.
“The success of the scholarship program … Read Full Storyread more
FALL RIVER — Give Rob DaRosa a nice rhythm and words immediately start flowing through his mind.
“I can pretty much rap to anything, as long as I have a good beat,” said DaRosa, better known in the local music … Read Full Storyread more
BOSTON — The Odyssey will be coming to life at the Boston Conservatory next week. The only difference is that in this version Ulysses is Portuguese, not Greek, sort of.
“This is the first time I have received an invitation … Read Full Storyread more
NEW BEDFORD — It was a near sellout crowd at the Zeiterion Theatre last Saturday as some of the biggest musical acts from worldwide lusophone diasporas were performed and honored during the 2nd Annual International Portuguese Music Awards (IPMA).
“Last … Read Full Storyread more
WASHINGTON — Artists from Portugal and Spain will be a centerpiece of the Kennedy Center’s next season, along with a first for the performing arts giant: its own new musical.
The 2014-2015 season, announced Tuesday, includes an ambitious slate of … Read Full Storyread more
BOSTON — The 2014 Awards Gala of the Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS) will be bringing far flinging cultures from all over the world with the theme of the event being “United by Passion.” That passion happens to be … Read Full Storyread more