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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 […]

Travel Alert:  Fuel shortage comes at the height of tourist season – Portugal

12 August 2019

A 10-day general strike by fuel-tanker drivers went ahead in Portugal this Monday.  After weeks of failed negotiations to avert the action, the fuel-tanker drivers are pursuing higher wages and better working conditions. This is the second general strike by Portuguese fuel-tanker drivers this year. The action is affecting general transportation, including airport travelling, as […]

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Posted in Featured, Organizations, Portugal, Travel, World

Lisbon: President Donald Trump invited to visit Portugal – Washington, DC

25 July 2019

Diplomats in Washington and Lisbon have been planning a one-day visit of President Donald Trump to Portugal in the near future. If confirmed the visit would take place “towards the end of August” when President Trump is scheduled to visit Spain, at the invitation of King Philip VI. Reports from the media, yet to be […]

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Posted in Featured, People, Politics, Portugal, Terceira, World

2019: Portugal world’s third most peaceful country – Sydney, AU

14 June 2019

Portugal was ranked the world’s third most peaceful country by the Global Peace Index 2019, after Iceland and New Zealand. Among European countries, Portugal is second after Iceland. Iceland remains the most peaceful country in the world, a position it has held since 2008. It is joined at the top of the index by New […]

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

United Nations:  António Guterres is TIME Magazine cover – June, 2019

13 June 2019

The United Nations  Secretary-General, António Guterres, is on the June 24 cover of Time Magazine with his message that climate change is one of the most problematic crisis in today’s world and that under his leadership the United Nations is bringing countries together to fight global warming. “Climate change is for me, clearly an area […]

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

Travel: Portugal named Europe’s leading destination – WTA, Madeira

10 June 2019

Portugal was voted, for the third consecutive year, as ‘Best European Destination’ for travelers and  39 awards additional awards, at the 26th World Travel Awards (WTA), known as the ‘World Tourism Oscars.’ The World Travel Awards Europe gala ceremony 2019 was held on Saturday night at Belmond Reid’s Palace, on Madeira Island. Hundreds of the […]

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Posted in Awards, Business, Featured, Heritage, Madeira, Organizations, People, Porto Santo, Portugal, Travel, World

Community: Celebrating “June Month of Portugal” coast to coast – USA

06 June 2019

The Portuguese-American community is celebrating “June Month of Portugal” with many celebrations taking place across the country, coast to coast, in at least 12 states. From New England to California and Hawaii, the celebrations will feature cultural, artistic and popular events. Many events will take place around June 10, officially marked as “Day of Portugal, […]

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Posted in Azores, Cape Verde, Community, Featured, Heritage, People, Portugal, World

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