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David Carabén, Mishima's leading singer, in Girona (by N. Guissaola)

17 April 2012 01:19 AM

Catalan pop band Mishima starts touring to present its new album entitled ‘L’amor feliç’

Mishima started touring on April 13th to promote their sixth album, released last March 27th. Mishima are one of the most popular bands of the moment singing in Catalan. After the critical and commercial success of their last album, with ‘Lamor...
Ángel Corella held an exclusive interview with CNA (by P. Cortina)

11 April 2012 09:14 PM

Ángel Corella: “Barcelona Ballet will represent the city and the name of Catalonia worldwide”

CNA interviewed Ángel Corella, perhaps the best known face of ballet in Spain. Corella’s company is now established in the Catalan capital with a new name: ‘Barcelona Ballet’. Furthermore, Corella will manage a new international dancing...
The 'Tapís de la Creació' on show again in the Cathedral of Girona (by M. López)

10 April 2012 08:30 PM

Girona recovers one of its Romanesque jewels: a tapestry from the 11th century

The restoration of the one-thousand-year old ‘Tapís de la Creació’ reveals its original colours. Renovation works of this Catalan Romanesque tapestry have continued longer than expected due to the delicate nature of the reparation. Now it is...
Joan Colomo in a recent concert (by M. Amengual)

30 March 2012 09:48 PM

The 23rd Barcelona Guitar Festival increases its offer with two new venues

The City Hall and The Coliseum Theatre are the new locations of the Guitar Festival, which will play host to popular bands such as Els Amics de les Arts, Jorge Drexler and the Waterboys. The Festival is taking place from March 10th to May 26th and...
The South Korean pianist Soo Jong Ann (by P. Francesch)

22 March 2012 10:34 PM

South Korean pianist Soo Jung Ann wins the International Music Competition Maria Canals of Barcelona

The 58th edition of the prestigious international piano competition awarded the jury’s first prize to Soo Jung Ann, who is 25 years old. The Japanese interpreter Nozomi Nakagiri and Ukraine’s pianist Vadym Kholodenko won the second and third...
25% of small movie theatres may have to close its doors due to the digitalisation costs (by S. Stühler)

21 March 2012 02:04 PM

25% of small cinema theatres in Catalonia could close due to the digitalisation costs

Catalan cinema is currently facing a new problem: Small picture houses may have to close due to the difficulties to re-equip their auditoriums with digital technology. On weekdays, lots of auditoriums are practically empty and ticket sales...
Suha and Maher at their mother's grave, in London (by A. Cortés / Agència Zoom)

19 March 2012 09:54 PM

Catalan documentary shows the consequences of Iraq’s invasion through the eyes of one family

‘La boda de la Rita: història d’una família iraquiana II’ ('Rita`s wedding: The story of an Iraqi family II') is the second part of ‘El viaje de Mazin’ (‘Mazin’s trip’), a unique Catalan documentary made in Iraq. The plot of the...
The main entrance of the Theatre-Museum Salvador Dalí in Figueres (by A. Camps)

19 March 2012 09:27 PM

Salvador Dalí museums received a record number of 1.4 million visitors in 2011

The Púbol Castle, located near the Costa Brava, reopened its doors on March 15th after being closed for a year. The house of Salvador Dalí in Cadaqués, North of the Costa Brava, re-opened on February 12th, after its usual winter break.
'The Quitasol', painted for a tapestry (by P. Francesch)

15 March 2012 11:20 PM

Goya highlights on show in Barcelona exhibition

‘The Clothed Maja’, ‘the Quitasol’, ‘the Puppet’ or the ‘Witches Flight’ are some of the canvases included in the largest retrospective exhibition on Goya organised in Barcelona in the last 35 years. Held at the Catalan capital’s...
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