Pianos are Blooming in Rio

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By Roberto Muggiati I have written before: in Rio de Janeiro you are bound to bump with music at every street corner. Two recent projects have brought the piano to the forefront in the city: at the Espaço Tom Jobim, enveloped by the greenery of Jardim Botânico, we had the series Piano Gardens, a nightly venue; and downtown, among the columns of Palácio More...

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On December 4, 2014
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Facial Hair Comes to Curitiba

  By B. Michael Rubin Men’s appearances, like women’s, are subject to the whims of fashion. Styles fluctuate with the winds of whimsy. The length of women’s skirts, for example, vary from season More...

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On November 8, 2014
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Gullane Filmes

Brazil’s entertainment industry is the envy of Latin America, boasting eight years of box office growth. Movies produced in Brazil accounted for 18.6 percent of the total film market in Brazil last year, More...

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On October 14, 2014
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Brazil Writers Featured

Since the Brazilian Ministry of Culture and the Brazilian National LIbrary upgraded their incentive program for internationalizing their literature in 2011, we’ve seen Brazil be the guest of honor at the Frankfurt, More...

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On September 1, 2014
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Ballet in the São Paulo Favelas

In a favela surrounded by luxury, high-rise apartment buildings, 8-year-old Gabriela Aparecida fixes her curly hair into a bun as she waits for a ride to her favorite activity: ballet. The skinny girl leaves her More...

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On August 28, 2014
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Cultural Festival in Brazil

  The MIMO cultural festival will be presenting some of the finest international and Brazilian world music and jazz acts in several Brazilian cities in the coming months. The shows will take place in the cities More...

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On August 28, 2014
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When Santos Goes Marchin’ In

   By Roberto Muggiati When Andrea Ernest Dias invited me for a panel on the Moacir Santos Festival 2014, I had only a slight knowledge of the man and his music. Moacir left Brazil in 1967 and lived in Pasadena, More...

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On July 29, 2014
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Black Models in Brazil

Karen and Karina Ferreira, identical twins, are models from Brasília. They insist that the capital is one of the best places to live in the world. “I feel calm, secure, and peaceful here,” says Karina. More...

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On July 1, 2014
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Glauco Sölter

Earlier this year, Glauco Sölter, one of the members of the instrumental group NaTocaia, gave a performance at Caixa Cultural Theatre in Curitiba, alongside Ron Carter, one of the most famous jazz bass players More...

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On June 28, 2014
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World Cup Magic in Brazil

Brazilian flags are flying everywhere – waving from cars, hanging from the balconies of Brazil’s towering apartment buildings. There can only be one reason – World Cup is here. Once the World Cup is over, More...