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Catalan opera singer, Josep Carreras (by Palau de la Música Catalana / ACN)

16 December 2010 10:07 PM

Josep Carreras and Montserrat Caballé take Catalan opera to Germany

Diverse Catalan singers, musicians and directors performed in Leipzig, Hamburg, Cologne and Weimar on Thursday. Tenor singer Josep Carreras teamed up with Andrea Bocelli and David Garret to raise funds and awareness for the fight against leukaemia...

15 December 2010 10:17 PM

New York celebrates the Catalan vault of Rafael Guastavino

Valencia-born architect Rafael Guastavino incorporated the Catalan vault system in over 300 buildings in Manhattan. Famous buildings such as the Grand Central Station, Saint John the Divine Cathedral, the Queensboro Bridge and the City Hall subway...
Bartomeu Marí, MACBA's director (by E. Rosanas)

14 December 2010 11:00 PM

Contemporary Art Museum of Barcelona to double exhibition space for its own collection

The MACBA, located in a Richard Meier building in Barcelona’s city centre, has a wide collection of works, particularly focusing on art from the last 25 years. The museum will double its exhibition space for its ‘permanent’ collection in...
The winner, Alfredo Zucchi, at the end of a theater show he wrote about Mozart and expatriates in Brussels (by E. Lassus)

14 December 2010 09:39 PM

Italian resident of Barcelona wins best Euro-Mediterranean story of the year

Barcelona resident Alfredo Zucchi wins first place for his story 'Milena è una bomba' in the ‘Sea of Words’ contest, organised by the European Institute for the Mediterranean (IEMed) and the Anna Lindh Foundation.
Some of the representatives of the Spanish cinema industry attending New York's inauguration (by A. Matamoros)

10 December 2010 10:06 PM

Catalan cinema ‘reappearing’ on the international scene

The Spanish Cinema Now Film Festival began last Tuesday in New York’s Lincoln Center. The festival is honouring Mallorcan film director Agustí Villaronga this year, who mainly shoots his films in Catalan language.

10 December 2010 09:58 PM

Catalan artist presents “colour explosion” in Berlin

Ester Fabregat has decorated the façade of a Berlin library, which is her third project in the German capital. The sculpture is a colour explosion, bringing light to the grey winter weather. It depicts 3 human silhouettes swimming on the library...
Performance group ‘Comediants’ pays homage to the world of letters (by M. Armengual)

09 December 2010 10:18 PM

Performance group ‘Comediants’ pays homage to the world of letters

Barcelona’s CaixaForum is opening its Christmas season with ‘Scribo. Una aventura cal·ligràfica', a show about the importance of reading and writing in the modern world. The director of the spectacle, Joan Font, describes it as “a story...
Caga Tió, the Christmas log that poops presents (by ACN)

07 December 2010 09:42 PM

Christmas in Catalonia, a holiday full of surprises

Catalans are known throughout the world for their strong-rooted, but strange Christmas traditions. Among them include the ‘caganer’ (crapper), the ‘caga tió’ (poop log) and the traditional ‘pessebre’ (nativity scene).
A caption from the spectacle (by Lopez de Zubiria/ACN)

03 December 2010 12:46 AM

Fura dels Baus goes one step further and brings exquisite cuisine to its performances

The Catalan group presents 'Degustación de Titus Andrónicus' in Madrid, a show that mixes theatre and haute cuisine
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