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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Brazil’s Carnival turns focus to glitzy parades

Brazil’s Carnival turns focus to glitzy parades

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

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RIC to celebrate Brazilian cultural diversity

RIC to celebrate Brazilian cultural diversity

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 Story

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San Francisco Giants to Host First Portuguese Heritage Night

San Francisco Giants to Host First Portuguese Heritage Night

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – The San Francisco Giants will host their very first Portuguese Heritage Night on Friday, June, 2014, the first event of its kind held by a Bay Area Major League Baseball team.

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Portugal-Mexico tickets to go on sale Feb. 24

Portugal-Mexico tickets to go on sale Feb. 24

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Portugal and Mexico will meet in an international friendly at Gillette Stadium on Friday, June 6, and tickets will go on sale Monday, Feb. 24.

Kickoff is set for 8:30 p.m. The match will feature the teams’ … Read Full Story

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IPMA award nominees announced

IPMA award nominees announced

FALL RIVER — The nominees for the 2014 International Portuguese Music Awards have been announced, and they will be given the Hollywood treatment when they descend upon the Southcoast for the awards gala and show next month.

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Film director Daniel Sousa nominated for an Oscar

Film director Daniel Sousa nominated for an Oscar

PROVIDENCE — Film director Daniel Sousa started out as a painter, but when he took “Introduction to Animation” as an elective in college he got hooked.

The new medium gave him the freedom and expressiveness that he was missing in … Read Full Story

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New Bedford gears up for New Year’s family fun

New Bedford gears up for New Year’s family fun

NEW BEDFORD — The Whaling City will celebrate New Year’s Eve with fireworks, Fado, Cape Verdean sounds, ice sculpting, fire eating, magic and many other fun activities for the entire family.

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II IPMA Awards kicked off on a high note in Fall River

II IPMA Awards kicked off on a high note in Fall River

FALL RIVER — The II International Portuguese Music Awards launch party brought a feel of Hollywood to the Cultural Center last Saturday night, as the red carpet was rolled out to announce the details of the event deemed to put … Read Full Story

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New book focuses on ‘Secret Jews’ of the Azores

New book focuses on ‘Secret Jews’ of the Azores

DARTMOUTH — Author Gabe Galambos says that “as good as it is to find something, it’s even better to find out something.”

So, for his latest book “The Nation by the River,” the Brookline, Mass., resident traveled to the Azores, … Read Full Story

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Art Festival and Open Studios to feature fado, crafts and much more

Art Festival and Open Studios to feature fado, crafts and much more

FALL RIVER — Art enthusiasts will have a chance to get an up-close look at the city’s myriad artists’ work at this year’s annual Art Festival and Open Studios. Slated for Oct. 19 and 20, the Arts Festival and Open … Read Full Story

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Portuguese and Brazilian movies to be shown at XVII Boston Ibero-American Film Festival

Portuguese and Brazilian movies to be shown at XVII Boston Ibero-American Film Festival

BOSTON — Boston University will roll out the red carpet this month for the XVII Ibero American Film Festival.

The festival, an annual showcase of contemporary films from several countries in Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula, will run from … Read Full Story

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