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
NEW YORK (AP) – They say you can never be too rich or too thin. Surely it goes without saying that you can’t be too good-looking, either, right? Especially in Hollywood.
But in the popular new film “Son of God,” … Read Full Storyread more
NEW BEDFORD – Growing up Portuguese, one becomes accustomed to Fado as the music of life. Of course, not many fall in love with a musical style after not having a choice but to listen to it. That, however, is … Read Full Storyread more
LOS ANGELES (AP) – With Darren Aronofsky’s “Noah” and Ridley Scott’s “Exodus” preparing to duke it out for Old Testament auteur supremacy, Hollywood’s religious renaissance gets off to a none-too-spectacular start with a chewed-over New Testament appetizer called “Son of … Read Full Storyread more
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil is known for its exotic fauna, but the creatures on display Sunday night for the opening round of Rio’s exuberant Carnival parade were a motley crew even by local standards.
Full grown adults dressed… Read Full Story
PROVIDENCE — Capoeira – a Brazilian martial art created by slaves to disguise fight training as a dance – is mixed by Dance Brazil with other aspects of afro-brazilian culture to bring a picture of modern Brazil to audiences worldwide.… Read Full Storyread more