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Having, reading, collecting La Gaceta de Cuba

What motivates a magazine? The confidence of a cultural commitment that wants to be shared. Every magazine is a child of its epoch because of its testimony, determined by the authors that make it. Images and texts, names and fundamentals create the inside and the outside of an endless publication.

Robert Aldrich, producer from the postwar period

The Cinematheque of Cuba has prepared a tribute cycle about the American director, scriptwriter and producer Robert Aldrich (1918-1983). His centennial is a good occasion to view or review the cinematography of someone who, in his early years as a producer, was looked down by some of the producers he worked with.

Palindrome Music

A palindrome is a phrase or word that can be read exactly the same way from right to left and from left to right, which means it has the same meaning forwards or examples of palindrome words are: level, madam and racecar.

Musician siblings (Part I)

Through the years, musical families have caused several anecdotes: the Bachs, for example, dominated the German musical world. Johann Sebastian was one of the most extraordinary musicians of all times, and his children kept the lastname in a high place during the 18 th century.

Summer evening at full chamber

The first day in July had a pleasant summer surprise with the presentation, in the House of the Cultural ALBA, of three chamber groups that, despite their little time on stage, show good taste, nice performance and a will to work hard in favor of the genre.

“Arrivals”, arrived? Visual and acoustic ostentation. Ceremonial of current criteria

“Arrivals”, the most recent play staged by El Ciervo Encantado (The Enchanted Deer), is the continuation, according the programme offered for the show, of a “research about Cuban emigration”, which had like its premise “what joins the Cubans in coming back to the country no matter where we live, our professions, age, political thinking, reasons for returning, among others”.

“Dudo” (I hesitate): Beyond a sustained nude on stage Iconic statement: imagining, symbolization, hieroglyphic? Realization of the sense of a speech? Visualization of a dramatic text?

“Dudo” is an individual play by “Teatro El Público” (The Audience Theater) based on an original French play. I do not know the original, but the creole version that got to us is quite plain in terms of signs for the stage. It is about a bored, upset, unsatisfied man, orbiting his wife. That man is played by Denys Ramos, an actor who recites a mere text on an appropriate stage. And no more than that. Oh! But the staging exceeds the simplicity of the text, the basic performance and it bursts the scene.

Palindrome Music

A palindrome is a phrase or word that can be read exactly the same way from right to left and from left to right, which means it has the same meaning forwards or backwards. For example, Rise to vote, sir is a palindrome phrase. Other good examples of palindrome words are: level, madam and racecar.