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Film ‘Mateo’ chosen to represent Colombia at 2015 Oscars
Sep 18, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Film ‘Mateo’ chosen to represent Colombia at 2015 Oscars

posted by Nicolas Bedoya

Colombia’s branch of the Academy of Arts and Cinematography has chosen the movie ‘Mateo’ to represent the country at the 2015 Oscar Awards.

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Sep 17, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

60 Colombian musicians launch ‘song for peace’

posted by Matthew Sterne

Sixty Colombian artists from around the country on Tuesday launched the song “Un paso hacia la paz” (A step towards peace) in an attempt to promote peace and end the country’s 50-year-long armed  Full Article »

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Benicio del Toro’s Pablo Escobar film premieres at Toronto Film Festival
Sep 12, 2014 Ξ Comments

Benicio del Toro’s Pablo Escobar film premieres at Toronto Film Festival

posted by Matthew Sterne

“Escobar: Paradise Lost” tells the story of a young man who falls in love with a Colombian, which turns out to be the niece of the legendary leader of the  Full Article »

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Colombian opera singer lands debut at the Metropolitan Opera in New York
Sep 12, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Colombian opera singer lands debut at the Metropolitan Opera in New York

posted by Matthew Sterne

Colombian opera singer Valeriano Lanchas will play the role of Bartolo in the New York Metropolitan Opera’s “The Barber of Seville” by Rossini, reported local media on Friday.

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Thumbs up to vagina art: Court lifts ban on controversial Bogota exhibition
Sep 10, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Thumbs up to vagina art: Court lifts ban on controversial Bogota exhibition

posted by Craig Corbett

A court in central Colombia decided to lift the suspension of the Women out of Sight exhibition which had generated controversy for its allusion to women’s private parts.

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Colombian musicians grasp the spotlight in France
Sep 8, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Colombian musicians grasp the spotlight in France

posted by Matthew Sterne

Over 50 different Colombian groups kick-started the Festival d’Ile de France on Sunday, one of France’s most important annual cultural events.

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Richard Clayderman stood up at his own concert in Cartagena
Sep 8, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Richard Clayderman stood up at his own concert in Cartagena

posted by Victoria McKenzie

The northern Colombian city of Cartagena canceled a highly publicized performance by Richard Clayderman on Saturday, leaving the artist and hundreds of fans waiting at the venue.

Culture

Shakira, other Colombia music stars mourn death of Argentina’s rocker Gustavo Cerati
Sep 4, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Shakira, other Colombia music stars mourn death of Argentina’s rocker Gustavo Cerati

posted by Joel Gillin

Shakira and other Colombian superstars joined the world as it mourned on Thursday the death of Argentine rock star Gustavo Cerati, who died at the age of 55 after four years in a  Full Article »

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Colombia’s Carlos Valderrama to star in new movie
Sep 2, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Colombia’s Carlos Valderrama to star in new movie

posted by Matthew Sterne

The iconic Colombian footballer Carlos “El Pibe” Valderrama is starring in a new movie release called “Un puñado de Pelos.”

Culture

Ten Commandments lawyer gets symbolic vagina art banned in Colombia’s capital
Aug 29, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Ten Commandments lawyer gets symbolic vagina art banned in Colombia’s capital

posted by Gabrielle Mentjox

A Colombian lawyer has successfully won a battle to ban an art exhibition that features symbolic representations of female genitalia from one of Bogota’s most iconic and representative museums. 

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