Wednesday, 23 April 2014

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Caribbean Native Leaves Mark on NY

Caribbean Native Leaves Mark on NY

Amsterdam News profiles Trinidad and Tobago native and art director Hollis King, whose eye for visuals has garnered high-profile work both professionally and in the community.

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El Barrio Mourns Former Neighbor Cheo Feliciano

El Barrio Mourns Former Neighbor Cheo Feliciano

Residents of East Harlem, where singer Cheo Feliciano lived decades ago, were saddened by the news of the Puerto Rican salsero's sudden death last Thursday, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

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Cultural Conflicts Test Korean Marriages

Cultural Conflicts Test Korean Marriages

Different upbringings and cultural backgrounds complicate marriages between Koreans and Korean-Americans raised in the U.S., reports The Korea Times.

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Moroccan Poet Gives Reading in New York

Moroccan Poet Gives Reading in New York

Rachida Madani’s collection "Tales of a Severed Head" begins where One Thousand and One Nights left off.

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New York’s Little Colombia Remembers ‘Gabo’

New York’s Little Colombia Remembers ‘Gabo’

On the day Gabriel García Márquez died, the news spread quickly in Little Colombia in Jackson Heights, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

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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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