The Flower That Starts to Wither:

September 15, 2021 by Maha Armaly

Dona Rosita the Spinster (or the language of the flowers)

The Americas took Rosita’s fiancé away from her… Gala Theatre brings Federico Garcia
Lorca’s Spain to the Americas in a play about love, family, tradition, loyalty, migration and the
passage of time. The collaboration between the Embassy of Spain and Gala Hispanic theatre
makes this poetic theatrical transatlantic feat possible. A similar collaboration in 2015 on nother
of Lorca’s lasting theatrical pieces, Yerma, earned that production a Helen Hayes Award for Best
Play and for the main actress, Mabel Del Pozo (Rosita/Yerma), the award for Best Actress.

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Day 16: my first visit to the famous Gehry designed, Marques de Riscal hotel.

August 25, 2021 by Jose Sueiro

Day 16 on the road in northern Spain, my first visit to the famous Gehry designed, Marques de Riscal hotel.
Located at the entrance to the town of 'Elciego' in the upper Rioja, near the 15th century church across the way, this imposing, strange looking structure which changed colors w/the evening light took my breath away. Elaborate, other worldly & ethereal, it is elegant & expensive. We sat on the patio. I sipped a Riscal gran reserva. My friends José Joaquín Sanz García & Paloma Dominguez Diaz & I took a picture w/the town in the background. We also went to the mouth of the bodega & got a good long view of the entrance.

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At GALA Theatre:

'El Perro del hortelano'

A Courageous Theatrical Feat


            The first thing that stands out when you mention Gala Theatre's new production of Lope de Vega's classic comedy, "El Perro del Hortelano", (translated as, 'The Dog in the Manger', but better described as the 'gardener's' dog, the one who doesn't eat or allow others to partake), performing live now through Nov. 22, is the unprecedented act of bravery it takes to produce a live theatre piece at this dangerous juncture. Not easy, yet GALA has done it with care and caution under safe conditions and, remarkably, with a delightfully fresh comedy, a welcome antidote to our gloomy, lugubrious times.

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3 ways to get your point across while wearing a mask – tips from an award-winning speech coach

Cheryl Chambers, Mississippi State University You wear your mask, keep six feet between yourself and others and are committed to safety. But the measures that help...

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Celebrating Hispanics in Construction D.C. United ‘Audi Field’ July 21, 2021

invitation gala21 14v This live event honors the work of thousands of small, minority, immigrant and Latino owned businesses in the construction industry of the region who’ve kept their enterprises functioning throughout the pandemic. These firms have provided talented, top quality services to the industry, overcoming barriers and obstacles while working throughout 2020. They’re the infrastructure builders, pioneers who’ve kept our community alive & thriving. Our GALA Celebration is a dinner & entertaining presentation outdoors, under cover, at D.C. United’s Audi Field, where we can space adequately and safely. A place where we showcase our network using the audio visual technology at the stadium’s disposal. The evening program includes:
  • Keynote address from Mayor, Muriel Bowser, our appreciation for her outstanding leadership during this crisis.
  • Paul Choquette & Darien Grant, regional leaders of two world class builders -Gilbane & Turner construction companies hosting our ‘Live Auction’ to Benefit the ACE Mentor Program of DC.
  • Stephen Courtien & the Balt./DC Building Trades Unions honoring Keystone Plus CEO, Carlos Perdomo
  • Recognition of Jackie Reyes

June 19, 2021 by Jose Sueiro

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Michelle Obama's Profile in Courage

           In these trying times with so much upheaval, where negative and tragic news seem to continually bombard us on so many levels, it was...

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Alexei Navalny leads Russians in a historic battle against arbitrary rule, with words echoing Catherine the Great

 Women form a human chain on Feb. 14 in central Moscow to support jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny, his wife Yulia Navalnaya and other political prisoners. Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images  Hilde Hoogenboom, Arizona State University  Tens of thousands of young Russians are...

February 26, 2021 by The Conversation

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Fall means more deer on the road: 4 ways time of day, month and year raise your risk of crashes

Tom Langen, Clarkson University Autumn is here, and that means the risk of hitting deer on rural roads and highways is rising, especially around dusk and during a full moon. Deer cause over 1 million motor vehicle accidents in the U.S. each year, resulting in more than US$1 billion in property damage, about 200 human deaths and 29,000 serious injuries. Property damage insurance claims average around $2,600 per accident, and the overall average cost, including severe injuries or death, is over $6,000. While avoiding deer – as well as moose, elk and other hoofed animals, known as ungulates ...

September 23, 2021 0

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Twitter posts show that people are profoundly sad – and are visiting parks to cheer up

Joe Roman, University of Vermont and Taylor Ricketts, University of Vermont The COVID-19 pandemic in the United States is the deepest and longest period of malaise...

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jonetta rose barras: A government of redundancies

The DC Council Committee on Government Operations, chaired by Ward 4’s Brandon Todd, recently gave preliminary approval to the Racial Equity Achieves Real Change Amendment...

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