Thursday, 17 April 2014

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New Head to Redirect Embattled El Museo del Barrio

New Head to Redirect Embattled El Museo del Barrio

The new executive director of El Museo del Barrio, Jorge Daniel Veneciano, talks about his plans to invigorate the embattled institution as it approaches its 45th anniversary, in this Q&A with El Diario/La Prensa.

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Indian-American Brooklynite Wins Pulitzer for Poetry

Indian-American Brooklynite Wins Pulitzer for Poetry

Vijay Seshadri won the Pulitzer Prize for his collection of poems, "3 Sections." News India Times talks to the poet and professor about his multicultural background and how it influences his writing.

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Buddhist Temple Hopes to Draw Young Cambodians

Buddhist Temple Hopes to Draw Young Cambodians

Cambodians come to Wat Jotanaram for prayer, meditation, language instruction and meals.

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Depicting Mumbai’s Jews through Collage

Depicting Mumbai’s Jews through Collage

An Indian-born artist has created a beautiful collection of collages to represent the lives of some of the 5,000 Jews who remain in Mumbai, the blog The Arty Semite reports.

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A Mexican Immigrant Artist Gives Back

A Mexican Immigrant Artist Gives Back

Mexican artist Gabino Abraham Castelán, who came to New York when he was 14, is teaching art to undocumented children, Diario de Mexico reports.

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Cross-cultural Poetry Readings Come to Queens

Cross-cultural Poetry Readings Come to Queens

A Romanian American, featured in this video, recited her poetry recently at a bookshop.

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New Spanish-Language Publishing House Launched in NY

New Spanish-Language Publishing House Launched in NY

Venezuelans Asdrúbal Hernández and María Angélica García seek to revitalize the U.S. market for books in Spanish with their New York-based publishing house Sudaquia Editores, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

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Reviewing ‘Family Life,’ a New Immigrant Tale

Reviewing ‘Family Life,’ a New Immigrant Tale

Akhil Sharma's new semi-autobiographical novel Family Life is discussed in The Aerogram's new book club.

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5Pointz Artists Reflect on Whitewash in Exhibit

5Pointz Artists Reflect on Whitewash in Exhibit

In a new exhibit, eight artists and two photographers show works reflecting their response to last November's whitewash of their graffiti art, Queens Courier reports.

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Salsa Store Survives Gentrification on Puerto Rico Ave.

Salsa Store Survives Gentrification on Puerto Rico Ave.

One of the few surviving salsa specialty stores in the city, Brooklyn's San Germán Records, faces the challenge of surviving a changing music industry and gentrification, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

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Not Losing Sight of the Past

Not Losing Sight of the Past

Visually impaired seniors take a writing class in Manhattan that will lead up to a live play, courtesy of a citywide initiative that pairs artists with seniors, reports Our Town Downtown.

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