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Ana María Ventura, witness to a century of the best theater, dies at 99 | Culture

Ana María Ventura as the mother of the spinsters in Doña Rosita la soltera (2004) by Federico García Lorca.Sergio Parra With the death of Ana María Ventura (Barcelona, ​​99 years old), one of the most beloved people in the performing profession disappears. And he was so not only because of his affectionate and endearing character, […]

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Morante, with six bulls from Prieto de la Cal in El Puerto de Santa María, the event of the year | Culture

Young bull from Prieto de la Cal, fought in 2018 in Calasparra (Murcia). The Sevillian right-hander Morante de la Puebla will lock up on August 7 with six veraguas de Prieto de la Cal in the Plaza de El Puerto de Santa María (Cádiz), and thus becomes the protagonist of the bullfighting season because it […]

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Maria Josepha Ball: Beethoven’s grandmother was not Spanish | Culture

One of the few mysteries to be clarified, within the genealogical tree of Ludwig van Beethoven (Bonn, 1770 – Vienna, 1827), is related to the family of his paternal grandmother, Maria Josepha Ball. Her maiden name had been wrongly transcribed as Poll or Pohl. He proved it, in 1999, Theo Molberg during a congress of […]

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María Oruña and the mystery of the locked cabin | Elementary

The year is 2004. María Oruña, the future lady of Cantabrian crime, has already read more than the account of Agatha Christie but has not yet dared to sit down at the computer to tell her stories. Just got married. You are walking through a European city whose name cannot be revealed so that everything […]

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Santa María de Óvila: The journey of the medieval Spanish monastery that William Randolph Hearst took to the US | Culture

The count of Romanones, minister, member of the Royal Academy of San Fernando and a deputy for Guadalajara, he looked the other way. He did not want to save it. It is now 90 years since the dismantling of the Cistercian monastery of Santa Maria de Óvila (Trillo, Guadalajara) bound for the United States. In […]

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María Dueñas: “Sometimes writing unlocks what is inside you” | Culture

María Dueñas, last Wednesday at her home in the center of Madrid.INMA FLORES / EL PAIS This woman, María Dueñas (Puertollano, Ciudad Real, 57 years old), writes novels in which hatred, jealousy and lies alternate, although she also exhibits love and temperance (Temperance is one of her books), and yet she herself shows a sobriety […]

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Maria Cristina Terzaghi: “I am convinced that it is a ‘caravaggio” | Culture

Cristina Terzaghi, Italian art historian expert on Caravaggio, this Friday in Madrid. One of the world’s leading experts on Caravaggio, Maria Cristina Terzaghi (Varese, Lombardy, 45 years old), received a message from a friend telling her that a painting by the Baroque master had appeared at an auction in Madrid. His first reaction was skepticism. […]

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José María Sicilia: ‘For Sale’, when only audacity remains | Culture

A scene from the dress rehearsal for ‘Se Vende’.Pedro Martínez de Albornoz Dechamps / El Instante Foundation For Sale it is a musical show full of artistic references. Its content and its greatest value, for whom it signs, lies in encounters that may have been unexpected. For example, I have never seen or even sensed […]

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José María Merino wins the CEDRO 2021 Award for his defense of culture and copyright | Culture

José María Merino, winner of the CEDRO 2021 Award for his defense of culture and copyright, on April 24.PACO CAMPOS // CEDRO / Europa Press The writer and academic of the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE) José María Merino (A Coruña, 80 years old) has won the CEDRO 2021 Prize for his defense of culture and […]

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‘Mama María’: an insubstantial comedy about a translator who became a narco | Culture

The first decade of the 21st century brought with it two relevant series that turned the common citizen, a chemistry teacher and a housewife, into drug lords of their territory after suffering personal blows in the form of illness and near death, and to value in a more or less amoral way the vital options […]

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