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  • Viredo Espinosa dies; Cuban Abstract Expressionist painter was 83

    Viredo Espinosa dies; Cuban Abstract Expressionist painter was 83
    Viredo Espinosa, a member of a revolutionary group of artists in 1950s Cuba whose Abstract Expressionism expanded the scope of the country's modern art, died Sunday in Costa Mesa. He was 83. Espinosa, who fled Cuba in 1969 and eventually settled in...
  • Romantic getaways

    Romantic getaways
    Berlin: Put Berlin next to Paris and you have both sides of the coin: romance, which occasionally appeals, and eros, which never fails. "Berlin is sexy," said the German capital's openly gay Mayor Klaus Wowereit, and it's been that way since the...
  • BWI flights to Cuba to start in March

    BWI flights to Cuba to start in March
    A Tampa-based company plans to begin offering flights next spring from BWI-Marshall Airport to Cuba, where travel has been restricted since 1961, shortly after Fidel Castro took power and nationalized U.S.-owned businesses. But visitors shouldn't count...
  • Feds investigating BWI flights to Cuba

    Feds investigating BWI flights to Cuba
    It was undoubtedly exciting news: Baltimore would become one of the few spots in the U.S. offering flights to Cuba, a Communist nation largely off-limits to American travelers. But one critical item had been overlooked: the paperwork. The Florida travel...
  • 'Good-bye, Havana! Hola, New York!' by Edie Colon

    'Good-bye, Havana! Hola, New York!' by Edie Colon
    "Good-bye, Havana! Hola, New York!" By Edie Colon, illustrated by Raul Colon Paula Wiseman Books, $16.99, ages 5-9 How would you feel if, at age 6, you heard your "parents talking about something called a revolution"? The thoughts of Gabriella, 6, are...
  • Book review: 'Alice Neel: The Art of Not Sitting Pretty' by Phoebe Hoban

    Book review: 'Alice Neel: The Art of Not Sitting Pretty' by Phoebe Hoban
    Alice Neel The Art of Not Sitting Pretty Phoebe Hoban St. Martin's Press: 479 pp., $35 Here comes that old question, the one that pops up when a new biography of a prominent artist or writer is published: Do we judge an artist by the life or the work?...
  • Bacardi, and its yeast, await a return to Cuba

    Bacardi, and its yeast, await a return to Cuba
    At 6 a.m. on Oct. 14, 1960, Cuban national radio announced that the Communist government was nationalizing sugar mills and rum factories — including the island's most famous business, Bacardi. Cuban marines quickly headed to Bacardi's office in...
  • Orlando bishop heads to Cuba for pope’s visit

     
    Orlando bishop John Noonan and a small group of parishioners from Central Florida will be part of a pilgrimage to Cuba for the Pope Benedict XVI visit to the island nation on March 26-29. The pilgrimage from Florida is being organized by the Archdiocese...
  • Pope arrives in Havana to meet at least one Castro

     
    Pope Benedict XVI arrived in the Havana, Cuba, ahead of a highly anticipated private meeting with President Raul Castro and, possibly, his older brother Fidel....
  • Pope, en route to Mexico, decries drug war violence

     
    Pope Benedict XVI, en route to Mexico, on Friday condemned the "evil" behind drug war violence that has claimed tens of thousands of lives in the country. He also called for change in Cuba, where he will travel after Mexico....
  • Author and Operation Pedro Pan Child coming to Orlando

     
    Between 1960 and 1962 Operation Pedro Pan airlifted 14,000 children out of Cuba to Miami, including Carlos Eire who was just 11 years old when separated from his home and family by the Cuban revolution.  Eire will tell his stunning, evocative, and...