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Cuba's Floridita, birthplace of the daiquiri and Hemingway hangout, turns 200

 08/17/2017 - 05:22
A waitress serves several daiquiris at the Floridita bar/restaurant in Havana, Cuba, 16 August 2017. The daiquiri attracts thousands to its birthplace, Floridita, which is marking its 200th anniversary, each year, but perhaps the establishment is best known as having been a frequent hangout of late Nobel literature laureate Ernest Hemingway during his long stays in Cuba. EFE/Alejandro Ernesto

Although Hemingway has a place of honor in Floridita, Constantino Ribailagua - a Catalan immigrant known as "Constante" who was the owner of the bar in the early 20th century and created some of its most famous concoctions - is its most venerated figure.

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 5:09am
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Rock and Roll and Resistance: A Conversation with Alejandro Escovedo

 08/11/2017 - 12:25
Alejandro Escovedo for Burn Something Beautiful by Nancy Rankin Escovedo 

Mexican-American musician and activist Alejandro Escovedo elucidates on his immigrant roots, his take on the government, his brush with death, and how the stories he feels compelled to compose transcend the genre of rock and roll. Escovedo will be strumming alongside Texan legend Joe Ely at Ardmore Music Hall on August 19th, 2017.

Friday, August 11, 2017 - 12:01pm

Open Your Eyes: A South Philly Gallery Celebrates Latin American Art for Nearly 50 Years

 08/04/2017 - 15:53
One of the many multihued and adorned walls of Eye's Gallery. Photographed by Mónica Marie Zorrilla. 

If the cliché rings true and the eyes really are the window to the soul, then "Eye's Gallery" on 402 South Street has been the enchanting window to Latin American, Moroccan, and Indian folklore since 1968. The love child of Julia and her husband, the renowned "Magic Gardens" creator Isaiah, the gallery's origins are wondrous like its contents. 

Friday, August 4, 2017 - 3:33pm