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PALCUS: Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) joins Elaine Ávila: Portuguese Canadian playwright debuts new play George Monteiro: A brilliant mind (1932-2019) Vasco Dantas: Piano recital debut at Carnegie Hall Travel: Delta stops flying to Ponta Delgada in 2020
 

PALCUS: Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) joins “Friends of Portugal” – Washington,DC

The Portuguese Leadership Council of the United States  (PALCUS) has announced that Senator Chris Murphy, Democrat of Connecticut, is the newest member of the “Friends of Portugal” in the U.S. Senate. This is an important accomplishment because Connecticut has more than 49,000 Portuguese according to the last American Community Survey, and ranks in the Top […]

Elaine Ávila: Portuguese Canadian playwright debuts new play – Interview

By Millicent Borges Accardi Meet Elaine Ávila, a Portuguese-American-Canadian writer who grew up in San Jose, California, and now lives in Canada.  Originally her grandparents immigrated from Ribeiras, Pico, Azores, to the Prusch Ranch and then, later, her grandfather worked in the tuna-fishing industry of San Diego.  She still has family in Santarém (mainland Portugal) […]

George Monteiro: A brilliant mind (1932-2019)

Dr. George Monteiro, Professor Emeritus of English at Brown University, passed away on Wednesday, November 6, at the age of 87. Degrees and Honors: Professor Monteiro received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1954 and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Brown University in 1964. In 1956, he earned his Master of Arts from Columbia […]

Vasco Dantas: Piano recital debut at Carnegie Hall – New York, NY

Portuguese pianist Vasco Dantas makes his New York debut in the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, on Sunday November 17 at 2:00pm. Winner of more than 50 international awards, Vasco Dantas’ recent awards include Winner of Senior Grand Prix at Valletta International Piano Competition (Malta, 2017); 1st prize at Estoril Lisbon Music Competition (2015); […]

Travel: Delta stops flying to Ponta Delgada in 2020 – Azores

Delta Air Lines will stop flying to Ponta Delgada from New York next year, the president of the Azores Tourism Association Carlos Morais has confirmed. A note sent to Lusa news agency, by Delta’s press service in Portugal, also confirms that Delta Air Lines will discontinue summer service between Ponta Delgada and New York. In […]

PALCUS: Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) joins “Friends of Portugal” – Washington,DC

18 November 2019

The Portuguese Leadership Council of the United States  (PALCUS) has announced that Senator Chris Murphy, Democrat of Connecticut, is the newest member of the “Friends of Portugal” in the U.S. Senate. This is an important accomplishment because Connecticut has more than 49,000 Portuguese according to the last American Community Survey, and ranks in the Top […]

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Posted in Community, Featured, Organizations, People, Politics, Portugal, World

Elaine Ávila: Portuguese Canadian playwright debuts new play – Interview

10 November 2019

By Millicent Borges Accardi Meet Elaine Ávila, a Portuguese-American-Canadian writer who grew up in San Jose, California, and now lives in Canada.  Originally her grandparents immigrated from Ribeiras, Pico, Azores, to the Prusch Ranch and then, later, her grandfather worked in the tuna-fishing industry of San Diego.  She still has family in Santarém (mainland Portugal) […]

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Posted in Arts&Culture, Azores, Entertainment, Featured, Heritage, Interviews, Music, People, Pico, Portugal, World

George Monteiro: A brilliant mind (1932-2019)

07 November 2019

Dr. George Monteiro, Professor Emeritus of English at Brown University, passed away on Wednesday, November 6, at the age of 87. Degrees and Honors: Professor Monteiro received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1954 and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Brown University in 1964. In 1956, he earned his Master of Arts from Columbia […]

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Posted in Arts&Culture, Azores, Community, Featured, Heritage, People, Portugal, World

Vasco Dantas: Piano recital debut at Carnegie Hall – New York, NY

31 October 2019

Portuguese pianist Vasco Dantas makes his New York debut in the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, on Sunday November 17 at 2:00pm. Winner of more than 50 international awards, Vasco Dantas’ recent awards include Winner of Senior Grand Prix at Valletta International Piano Competition (Malta, 2017); 1st prize at Estoril Lisbon Music Competition (2015); […]

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

Travel: Delta stops flying to Ponta Delgada in 2020 – Azores

25 October 2019

Delta Air Lines will stop flying to Ponta Delgada from New York next year, the president of the Azores Tourism Association Carlos Morais has confirmed. A note sent to Lusa news agency, by Delta’s press service in Portugal, also confirms that Delta Air Lines will discontinue summer service between Ponta Delgada and New York. In […]

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Posted in Azores, Community, Featured, Organizations, Portugal, São Miguel, Travel, World

Textile Art: Vanessa Barragão reclaims ancestral craft – Interview

16 October 2019

By Millicent Borges Accardi Portuguese textile artist Vanessa Barragão’s latest artwork “The Botanical Tapestry” is installed at London Heathrow. The tapestry was developed to celebrate a partnership between Heathrow and Kew Gardens.   The artwork is 100% handmade, using ancestral techniques. Barragão says the three-dimensional world map uses “8kg of jute and cotton and 42kg […]

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Posted in Arts&Culture, Featured, Heritage, Interviews, Organizations, People, Portugal, World

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