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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 Textile Art: Vanessa Barragão reclaims ancestral craft
 

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 […]

Textile Art: Vanessa Barragão reclaims ancestral craft – Interview

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 […]

Opinion: Sunday elections seem to assure victory for Socialists – Portugal

04 October 2019

By Len Port No big surprises expected in Sunday’s national legislative election, but it will confirm Portugal’s political stability compared to the bitter divisions in other European countries, especially the United Kingdom.    Victory seems assured for the centre-left Socialist Party, which has ruled as a minority government propped up by the radical left since 2015. […]

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

Lorenzo: Monster storm to loom over the islands on Wednesday – Azores

01 October 2019

The Azores islands are calmly preparing to face hurricane Lorenzo approaching land with high winds, torrential rain and sea swells. It tis he strongest storm ever observed so far over the north and east Atlantic. At its highest peak, Lorenzo was a Category 5 on Saturday, with maximum sustained winds of 105 mph (165 kph) […]

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Posted in Azores, Featured, Portugal, World

CPLP: U.S. to join Lusophone group as an associate member – United Nations

29 September 2019

According to Portuguese Ambassador Francisco Ribeiro Telles, executive secretary of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP), the U.S. State Department has formalized a request by the United States to joining the Lusophone group as an associate member. The information released by UN News at the United Nations, in New York, adds that the U.S. […]

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Posted in Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Community, East Timor, Featured, Guiné-Bissau, Heritage, Mozambique, Organizations, People, Portugal, São Tomé and Prince, World

Community: Fabric Arts Festival celebrates the City – Fall River, MA

24 September 2019

The first edition of the Fabric Arts Festival takes place in Fall River, Massachusetts, September 25-28,  celebrating art, music, community and the city. The four-day festival will be comprised of a series of music concerts, films, art exhibitions and murals. The multidisciplinary event is organized by Casa dos Açores de Nova Inglaterra, with the curatorship […]

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Posted in Arts&Culture, Azores, Community, Entertainment, Featured, Film, Music, Organizations, Painting, People, Photography, Portugal

Lajes Base: President Vasco Cordeiro meets Permanent Bilateral Commission – Washington, DC

08 September 2019

The President of the Government of the Azores, Vasco Cordeiro, participates in the 41st Permanent Bilateral Commission meeting, in Washington, scheduled for Wednesday, September 11, the office of the president announced. The meeting is promoted under the Cooperation and Defense Agreement between Portugal and the United States. The agenda for the meeting addresses matters relating […]

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Posted in Azores, Community, Featured, Organizations, People, Politics, Portugal, São Miguel, Terceira

Hugo Santos: A sense of self rooted in the immigrant experience – Interview

26 August 2019

By Millicent Accardi Meet Hugo dos Santos, a Luso-American writer, editor, and translator based on the Iron-bound area of Newark, New Jersey.  A co-founder of the Brick City Collective and  associate editor at DMQ Review, Hugo is the author of Then, there (Spuyten Duyvil, 2019), a collection of Newark stories, and the translator of A Child in […]

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