R.I. State House Holiday Concerts to feature 3,000 student musicians from 54 schools

R.I. State House Holiday Concerts to feature 3,000 student musicians from 54 schools

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 Story

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Ana Moura performs to sold-out U.S. audiences

Ana Moura performs to sold-out U.S. audiences

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

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Oprah Winfrey, Harry Belafonte honored by Harvard

Oprah Winfrey, Harry Belafonte honored by Harvard

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 Story

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MFF seeks local partners

MFF seeks local  partners

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 Story

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Cliches are sometimes true

Cliches are sometimes true

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.”

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Representative Cabral honors 2014 New Bedford Idol winner at the State House

Representative Cabral honors 2014 New Bedford Idol winner at the State House

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.

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Horace Silver, pioneering jazz pianist, dies at 85

Horace Silver, pioneering jazz pianist, dies at 85

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

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F. C. da Madalena returns undefeated to Pico

F. C. da Madalena returns undefeated to Pico

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 Story

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Provincetown turns to ‘Portuguese town’ June 26 to 29

Provincetown turns to ‘Portuguese town’ June 26 to 29

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 Story

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Scholarship Concert made music to PHS directors’ ears

Scholarship Concert made music to PHS directors’ ears

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 Story

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Phat Rob ‘rapping things up’ for shows in Portugal with Sérgio Rossi

Phat Rob ‘rapping things up’ for shows in Portugal with Sérgio Rossi

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 Story

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Tenor Fernando Guimarães ready to tackle “Ulysses” demands

Tenor Fernando Guimarães ready to tackle “Ulysses” demands

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 Story

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The 2014 IPMA winners are…

The 2014 IPMA winners are…

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).

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Kennedy Center to highlight the cultures of Portugal and Spain

Kennedy Center to highlight the cultures of Portugal and Spain

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 Story

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MAPS to honor six local community activists

MAPS to honor six local community activists

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 Story

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Casting Jesus: Was he really as good-looking as Diogo Morgado?

Casting Jesus: Was he really as good-looking as Diogo Morgado?

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 Story

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Fado is in Camané’s DNA: Acclaimed fado singer to perform in New Bedford on March 28 and 29

Fado is in Camané’s DNA: Acclaimed fado  singer to perform  in New Bedford  on March 28 and 29

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 Story

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Review: ‘Son of God’ stiff but earnest

Review: ‘Son of God’ stiff but earnest

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 Story

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