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Scholarships: Portugal Summer Study Program Europe: Portuguese rank second with more emigrants leaving the country – Portugal Joe Perry: Aerosmith lead guitarist speaks of his Portuguese heritage Book: Fado: Gisela João to debut at the Schimmel Center
 

Scholarships: Portugal Summer Study Program – UMass, Lowell

The Saab-Pedroso Center for Portuguese Culture and Research, at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, has announced a 2017 summer abroad program in Lisbon, Portugal. Financial aid and/or scholarships are available for eligible students. Students can choose Option 1 (4 week program) departing the US on June 3 and returning June 30, 2017. Students who choose […]

Europe: Portuguese rank second with more emigrants leaving the country – Portugal

Portugal ranks second after Malta among the European countries losing more population to emigration, the Lisbon-based Emigration Observatory [Observatório da Emigração] reported. According to the report, an average of 110,000 Portuguese/year have left the country between 2013 and 2015. It is estimated that currently 2.3 million (22%) Portuguese born nationals live abroad, a figure only […]

Joe Perry: Aerosmith lead guitarist speaks of his Portuguese heritage – Exclusive

Recently, Aerosmith’s lead guitarist Joe Perry was bestowed with the 2017 ‘Les Paul Award’ at the NAMM TEC Awards convention, one of the top music product trade shows in the world. Of Portuguese and Italian descent, Joe Perry is the consummate guitarist who is also a singer, song writer and lyricist. It is no wonder […]

Book: ‘Out of the Shadows’ by Neill Lochery – Editor’s Note

‘Lisbon and Portugal’s best days are behind them’ is a common theme put forward by writers who focus their attention on the golden era of Portuguese discoveries, the Empire and the role of Lisbon as a major Atlantic power. Professor Lochery’s book demonstrates that Portugal is not suffering from such inevitable decline. Out of the […]

Fado: Gisela João to debut at the Schimmel Center – New York, NY

Portuguese new fado sensation, Gisela João, will make her New York City debut at the Schimmel Center, Pace University, on Saturday, February 25, at 7:30pm as part of the first NY Fado Festival. Her voice evokes fado as a music of the streets, where it began, infused with all the ardor, passion and honesty of […]

Scholarships: Portugal Summer Study Program – UMass, Lowell

27 February 2017

The Saab-Pedroso Center for Portuguese Culture and Research, at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, has announced a 2017 summer abroad program in Lisbon, Portugal. Financial aid and/or scholarships are available for eligible students. Students can choose Option 1 (4 week program) departing the US on June 3 and returning June 30, 2017. Students who choose […]

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Posted in Community, Education, Featured, Heritage, Organizations, People, Portugal, Scholarships, Travel, World

Europe: Portuguese rank second with more emigrants leaving the country – Portugal

25 February 2017

Portugal ranks second after Malta among the European countries losing more population to emigration, the Lisbon-based Emigration Observatory [Observatório da Emigração] reported. According to the report, an average of 110,000 Portuguese/year have left the country between 2013 and 2015. It is estimated that currently 2.3 million (22%) Portuguese born nationals live abroad, a figure only […]

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Posted in Azores, Community, Featured, Heritage, Madeira, People, Portugal, World

Joe Perry: Aerosmith lead guitarist speaks of his Portuguese heritage – Exclusive

24 February 2017

Recently, Aerosmith’s lead guitarist Joe Perry was bestowed with the 2017 ‘Les Paul Award’ at the NAMM TEC Awards convention, one of the top music product trade shows in the world. Of Portuguese and Italian descent, Joe Perry is the consummate guitarist who is also a singer, song writer and lyricist. It is no wonder […]

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Posted in Arts&Culture, Community, Entertainment, Featured, Heritage, Madeira, Music, People, Portugal, World

Book: ‘Out of the Shadows’ by Neill Lochery – Editor’s Note

23 February 2017

‘Lisbon and Portugal’s best days are behind them’ is a common theme put forward by writers who focus their attention on the golden era of Portuguese discoveries, the Empire and the role of Lisbon as a major Atlantic power. Professor Lochery’s book demonstrates that Portugal is not suffering from such inevitable decline. Out of the […]

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Posted in Arts&Culture, Azores, Books, Featured, Heritage, Madeira, People, Politics, Portugal, World

Fado: Gisela João to debut at the Schimmel Center – New York, NY

19 February 2017

Portuguese new fado sensation, Gisela João, will make her New York City debut at the Schimmel Center, Pace University, on Saturday, February 25, at 7:30pm as part of the first NY Fado Festival. Her voice evokes fado as a music of the streets, where it began, infused with all the ardor, passion and honesty of […]

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Posted in Arts&Culture, Community, Entertainment, Featured, Heritage, Music, Organizations, People, Portugal, World

Brexit: British expats’ angst rising alarmingly – By Len Port

17 February 2017

By Len Port, Contributor (*) With the triggering of article 50 and the start of the formal process of leaving the European Union just weeks away, feelings of insecurity are mounting across the EU, including among the 50,000 or more British expatriates in Portugal and four times that number of Portuguese nationals in the UK. […]

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Posted in Business, Featured, Politics, Portugal, World

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