La Colmenita from Cuba and Colombia to Perform Together in Havana

2 Havana, Nov 8. -The Cuban children's theater company La Colmenita and its Colombian branch will perform together for the first time in "Martina, the Little Cockroach", with live accompaniment by the Youth Philharmonic Orchestra of San Cristobal, Bogota. The children from Cuba and Colombia, led by Carlos Alberto Cremata and Jose Francisco Arroyo, respectively, will perform in the Karl

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Cuban Pianist Jose Maria Vitier to Debut in Switzerland

0 Havana, Oct 15. -Cuban pianist and composer Jose Maria Vitier will offer three concerts for the first time in Switzerland in November, one of them in Solothurn, the most beautiful Baroque city of this European country.In a statement to Prensa Latina, the pianist, 57, said he is very excited, chiefly because his Misa Cubana (Cuban Mass) will be played

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Italian Curator Happy to Exhibit Caravaggio in Cuba

2 Havana, Sep 21. -Italian curator Rosella Vodret, Director of the Polo Museale and Heritage in Rome, declared to be happy to exhibit, for the first time in Cuba, "Narcissus"(1599-1600) painted by Michelangelo Caravaggio. "We wanted to bring this Caravaggio painting, and others from the first and second generation, since he is our best ambassador of the Italian art, the

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Population Increase Through Life Expectancy and Birthrate

0 Paris, Jan 19. -For the first time in its history France has surpassed the mark of 65 million inhabitants through an increase of the birthrate and growing life expectancy, informed an official source. The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies indicated that in 1999 60 million inhabitants were registered. According to the institute the main causes of this

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Cuban Actress Wins Lumiere Award

1 Paris, Jan 17. -Venus Noire, a raw French film by Adbellatif Kechiche, became a launch pad to fame for first-time Cuban actress Yahima Torres, who won Most Promising Actress at the 16th annual Lumiere Awards. The news was too much of a surprise, because the young woman, who lives in Paris, had received praise from French critics and also

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Cuban Women at May Day Parade

1 Havana, Apr 15. -Cuban women will join for a first time to the International Workers' Day celebrations, in a special bloc for May Day march. About 10,000 women will represent several Cuban women's generations and sectors at the Havana's Revolution central parade, Granma newspaper reported. Arelys Santana, second secretary of the Federation of Cuban Women (FMC), stated recently in

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