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31 January 2011 10:10 PM

Barcelona remembers the 1931 declaration of the Catalan Republic

In commemoration of the declaration of the Catalan Republic, 500 voluntary actors dress-up in 1930's style to participate in the film production, '14 April. Macià against Companys', a review of the declaration of the Catalan Republic, which...

26 January 2011 11:28 PM

Over 2,500 people pay tribute to Pau Casals at a concert in Washington

A tribute concert to the internationally renowned Catalan cellist and conductor Pau Casals took place in Washington DC. The memorable concert brought Marta Casals back to her husband’s performance in the White House in 1961, in front of...
A caption from Manresa' Mediterranean Fair closure spectacle (by E. Escolà)

25 January 2011 06:37 PM

Manresa’ Mediterranean Fair will take part in the world's largest winter music festival, Celtic Connections

Representatives from the Mediterranean Fair of Manresa will take part in the world's largest winter music festival this year, Celtic Connections. Between the 27th and the 30th of January, a number of Catalans will be in the city of Glasgow taking...
Xavier Mallafré, the new President of the Book Editors Gild (by M. Amengual)

21 January 2011 11:17 PM

The book sector makes 10% less profit than in 2010

According to the Publishers Association of Catalonia, the book sector made a 10% loss last year. Books in Catalan represent 26.5% of the domestic market, 1.1% more than in 2009.
The SMUC students will also perform (by Festival Internacional de Percussió)

20 January 2011 10:36 PM

Barcelona’s 6th International Percussion Festival ready

According to the artistic director of the festival Josep Maria Dutra "this year has the best line in the history of the festival”. The festival combines a broad international representation with a small Catalan one.
Montserrat Caballé will retire in two years at the age of 80 (by ACN)

19 January 2011 10:30 PM

Montserrat Caballé will retire in two years at the age of 80

After 50 years of performing, the Catalan opera soprano Montserrat Caballé said she will step down in two years with a farewell tour. The Catalan diva is considered one of the world’s greatest sopranos of the 20th century. Her popularity...

18 January 2011 11:14 PM

'Pa Negre' triumphs at Gaudí Awards with 13 prizes including Best Film and Best Director

Eduard Fernández won Best Actor while 'Heroes' finished empty handed despite being nominated in ten categories.
The event where nominees were announced (by ACN)

17 January 2011 11:05 PM

Catalan Oscars to be celebrated tonight

The Gaudí Awards, which are the equivalent to the Catalan Oscars are taking place tonight for the 3rd consecutive time. The movie ‘Pa Negre’(Black Bread), which was nominated this year for the Spanish Goya Awards, is tipped to win with no...
Dalí's house in Cadaqués is nowadays a museum (by ACN)

13 January 2011 09:48 PM

Dalí museums receive 8% more visitors in 2010

The Gala Dalí Castle in Púbol (in the Costa Brava interior land) recorded the biggest increase with 21% more tourists than last year. The most visited museum was the Theatre-Museum Dalí in Figueres, in the Alt Empordà County, near the French border.
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