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17 November 2010 11:02 PM

Top Catalan rock band ‘Els Pets’ plays for the first time in Barcelona’s music temple

‘Els Pets’ played at the Palau de la Música, Barcelona’s symphonic auditorium on Tueday night. The audience was enthusiastic about the band’s performance. ‘Els Pets’ did not play their classics from the last 25 years, but rather...

16 November 2010 10:39 PM

Catalan human castles declared UNESCO element of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

The UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage declared the Catalan tradition of human castle building, or ‘castells’, as an element of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. This recognition was...

16 November 2010 11:12 AM

Catalan Castells may become an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Human towers are one of the most unique traditions in Catalonia. This week at the UNESCO meeting in Nairobi (Kenya), "castells" may join the prestigious list of world heritage cultural assets.
Jarvis Cocker at a concert in Saint Cloud, near Paris, in August 2007 (by Reuters / B. Tessier)

08 November 2010 10:32 PM

Pulp reunites for Primavera Sound

The famous English rock band Pulp is reuniting after a decade long hiatus to play Barcelona’s Primavera Sound.
Patricia Petibon is making her debut in Barcelona (by J. Pueyo)

03 November 2010 10:53 PM

‘Lulu’ opera premieres at Liceu Teatre

The opera directed by Michael Boder and Olivier Py opens today at Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu. It was composed by Alban Berg, although his death prevented him from finishing it; Pierre Boulez did so. Py described the opera as a “joyous...
Sonny Rollins (by M Amengual)

03 November 2010 12:17 AM

Sonny Rollins kicks off 42nd Barcelona Jazz Festival

The famous saxophonist Sony Rollins will kick off the 42nd edition of the Barcelona Jazz Festival tomorrow. The musician is perfoming at the Auditori de Barcelona as part of his 80th Birthday tour.

27 October 2010 10:44 PM

The art of jewellery on show at the MNAC

The exhibition ‘Artist’s Jewels’ brings together 350 pieces from renowned artists such as Pau Gargallo, Salvador Dalí and Alexander Calder. The exhibition show the jewels designed by great artists of the early 20th century. It can be seen...
A piece of the Big Draw's mural (by A. Moldes)

26 October 2010 12:29 AM

Picasso Museum: drawing as freedom of expression

Barcelona is hosting the ‘Big Draw’ initiative for the first time this year. The project began in London 10 years ago with the objective of “using drawing to connect visitors with museum and gallery collections, urban and rural spaces –...
Pet SHop Boys played in the festival's last edition (by I. Varandela / Festival Primavera Sound)

20 October 2010 11:40 PM

Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, The Fiery Furnaces, Broadcast and Half Japanese confirmed for Primavera Sound

The pop-rock music festival will use one of its previous locations, the Poble Espanyol in Barcelona’s Montjuïc hill. The most talked about performances from the first round of confirmed acts are Ariel Pink, the Fiery Furnaces, Broadcast and...
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