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Buried Alive
The "Freedom Flotilla"
"...his departure in 1980, when Fidel Castro allowed 125,000 Cubans to immigrate to the U.S. from the Port of..."

Dec. 18, 1998 News Feature by Lisa Tozzi

Buena Vista Social Club Survivors Come to Austin
Omara Portuondo and Eliades Ochoa lead the new Cuban-American frontier
" heaven, earth, sea, sun, happiness, and reason" – Cuban legend Omara Portuondo is the personification of the Caribbean's..."

Aug. 19, 2016 Music Feature by María Núñez

The Hightower Report
George W. puffs out his chest over Cuba, and Dick Cheney invites Jim to dinner.
"...George W's Cuban Comedy..."

May 31, 2002 News Column by Jim Hightower

Cinema of the Americas
A Festival of Latino Films Showcases New Visions of an Old and Resurging Culture
"...Llorona and in these films by Fasanelli and Lopez. Cuba: Midnight in Havana and "Habana Solo" There are two..."

April 13, 2001 Screens Feature by David Garza

Contemporary Art from Cuba: No Need to Be American
Local Arts Reviews
"...Contemporary Art from Cuba: No Need to Be American..."

Oct. 29, 1999 Arts Review by Sheri Jacobson

FF2011: 'Juan of the Dead' Premiere
A love letter from Cuba to Austin, signed in zombie blood
"...explained, "There's a reason why this is the first Cuban film here. That reason is you guys."..."

Sept. 24, 2011 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Book Review
Eduardo Machado shares his experience as a Cuban exile, complete with recipes, in Tastes Like Cuba
"...Tastes Like Cuba: An Exile's Hunger for Homeby Eduardo Machado and Michael..."

Aug. 8, 2008 Food Feature by Claudia Alarcón

Lucie 'splains It All
Austin Cabaret presents Lucie Arnaz, and here we have a lovely convo.
"...July, most of the people in Miami are the Cubans, so they all came out in droves to see..."

Feb. 10, 2011 Arts Post by Kate X Messer

The Marvelous Jew
Larry Harlow talks salsa consciousness
"...and bodegas. A Tito Puente protégé and devotee of Cuban bandleader Arsenio Rodriguez, he was one of the first..."

Oct. 7, 2008 Music Post by Thomas Fawcett

I Am Cuba
I Am Cuba is a remarkable marriage of technical experimentation, artistic innovation, radical storytelling, and left-wing politics
"...I Am Cuba: The Ultimate EditionNew Yorker Video/Milestone Cinematheque, $44.95..."

Nov. 23, 2007 Screens Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Naked City
"...language, and financial needs to 165 documented refugees from Cuba, Iran, Ethiopia, Liberia, Congo, Sudan, Vietnam, and Afghanistan. In..."

July 20, 2007 News Feature

Cuadernos de La Habana(Winter & Winter)
National Records
"...difficult to bear poverty with more dignity." Proud, impoverished Cuba, an island paradise defoliated by communism, discarded by time...."

Jan. 21, 2000 Music Review by Raoul Hernandez

Festival of Personal Journeys
"...and student shorts from La Escuela de Cine in Cuba will also be shown...."

April 16, 1999 Screens Feature by Belinda Acosta

Films Without Borders
Cine Las Americas
"...Saturday, May 2. The festival features six films from Cuba, Colombia, Argentina, Venezuela, Brazil, and Mexico. Each film will..."

April 24, 1998 Screens Feature by Belinda Acosta

Film Reviews
"...I AM CUBAD: Mikhail Kalatozov; with Luz Maria Collazo, Jose Gallardo, Raul..."

Nov. 3, 1995 News Feature

Film Reviews
"...I AM CUBAD: Mikhail Kalatozov; with Luz Maria Collazo, Jose Gallardo, Raul..."

Oct. 27, 1995 News Feature

Patria y Vida: The Newest Rhythm Of Revolution
Panel spotlights Cuba protest song leading to rapper's imprisonment
"...In that same renegade spirit, Cuban musician Yotuel Romero began creating last year’s double Latin..."

March 21, 2022 Music Post by Gary Lindsey

Scenes from Day 8 of SXSW 2022
"...on the Sound of Change: Patria y Vida and Cuba’s Uprising panel..."

March 18, 2022 Photo Gallery

Choosing Their Words Carefully
How literary translators shrink the world down to a more manageable size
"...have no idea that she is a celebrated, award-winning Cuban writer, part of a new wave of Latin American..."

Dec. 31, 2010 Books Feature by Belinda Acosta

Che: Part Two
Steven Soderbergh concludes his two-part biopic with Che's Bolivian endgame.
"...the confidence of the first film (set during the Cuban revolution of the late 1950s and released here last..."

Jan. 30, 2009 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Miami Vice
Perhaps vice isn't what it used to be, or maybe Crockett and Tubbs don't belong in this new time slot, but Michael Mann's movie turns out to be dreary and monochromatic.
"...The film jets (and "go-fast" boats) from stateside to Cuba to Colombia to elsewhere with the only noticeable result..."

July 28, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...were part of a humanitarian shipment destined for disabled Cuban children – were seized on the Texas/Mexico border by..."

June 2, 2006 News Feature

Our readers talk back.
"...Stephen W. McGuireAnother Side to Cuba StoryDear Editor,..."

Aug. 12, 2005 Column

Lavernia: A Happy Ending
After 16 years in jail, an innocent Cuban refugee gets his green card
"...Carlos Lavernia, a Cuban refugee who spent 16 years in prison for a..."

Sept. 24, 2004 News Feature by Amy Smith

Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights
The story is similar to the popular original – but its Borscht Belt setting has been relocated to pre-revolutionary Cuba in 1958.
" ripe with potential: Havana 1958, just before Castro’s Cuban revolution that toppled Batista and sent the island’s rich..."

Feb. 27, 2004 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Habana Viejo
Two photography books recall a city that has fallen apart.
"...But just prior to this period, Evans traveled to Cuba to take some photos that would illustrate a polemical..."

Dec. 14, 2001 Books Feature by Dick Holland

Cubana Be Cubana Bop
Field guide to Cuba's second-biggest export after cigars
"...been quite a bit of recent international interest in Afro-Cuban music. Unfortunately, it seems to be confined mainly to..."

Jan. 12, 2001 Music Feature by Harvey Pekar

The Neal Pollack Anthology of American Literature
"...In "It Is Easy to Take a Woman in Cuba," Pollack describes being sent to Cuba to write about..."

Oct. 27, 2000 Books Review by Clay Smith

Festival of New Cinema of the Americas
"...hail from the United States, South America, Canada, Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, Brazil, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Colombia...."

April 20, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Un Dios
"...hail of conga, batia, and trap drums -- locomotive Afro-Cuban rhythms -- Valdés pours down in thick, cascading sheets..."

June 25, 1999 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

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