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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.
"...real emphasis on the "imagination" aspect of that term. Havana Nights retains from the original Dirty Dancing the classic..."

Feb. 27, 2004 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Fernando Saralegui's Best Eats Havana
Dishing on the many flavors of Cuba’s capital
"...Cuba is the food of the world,” says the Havana-born, Austin-based, New York transplant who has worked in kitchens..."

Feb. 18, 2020 Arts Post by Barbara Purcell

Havana-Inspired Bar Created Pleasant Soft Opening
Pre-opening night fun included ceviche bar and communal punch
"...is named after a popular Forties hangout in pre-revolutionary Havana, Cuba. In the remodel of the former Stack Burger..."

April 25, 2014 Food Post by Gracie Salem

Texas, Gateway to Havana?
Before Perry opposed Cuban thaw, his ag commissioner called for it
"...a letter to the Obama administration, asking that a Texas-Havana flight be established. Staples said, "What we need to..."

Dec. 21, 2014 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Cuba Libris
Through Alfredo José Estrada, Havana speaks freely
"..."You can easily find Havana on the map of the imagination," opens Alfredo José..."

March 30, 2007 Books Feature by Sofia Resnick

Maps to the Stars
David Cronenberg's film, with a script by Bruce Wagner, is a darkly humorous moral fable aimed at Hollywood.
"...Agatha soon becomes the personal assistant (“chore whore”) to Havana Segrand (Moore), a washed-up actress desperately trying to stay..."

Feb. 27, 2015 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

The Lost City
Andy Garcia’s film is a Cuban exile’s lament – more a dirge for what has vanished than a celebration of the past.
"...has vanished than a celebration of the past. His Havana has a burnished elegance (compliments of cinematographer Emmanuel Kadosh),..."

June 16, 2006 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Buena Vista Social Club
Intended less as a concert film than as a set of cinematic liner notes, BVSC is about the vanishing musical culture of Cuban stars who became famous in the Forties and Fifties while playing in the legendary Havana night club of the title.
"...the Forties and Fifties while playing in the legendary Havana night club of the title. Improbably, BVSC became a..."

July 2, 1999 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Viva
A hairdresser finds his true self in a shabby Havana drag bar
"...makeup and taste the cheap rum in the shabby Havana drag bar prominently featured in Viva. For all its..."

June 17, 2016 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Chico & Rita
The music, scored by Cuban pianist Bebo Valdés, is the real star of this animated movie.
"...from the glitzy cabarets and sweaty dive bars of Havana, 1948, to bebop’s heyday in New York City and..."

March 2, 2012 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Fool's Gold
Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson star in this tale of two gorgeous, love-tossed, star-crossed treasure hunters who reunite to search for a lost 18th century galleon.
"...and sunk during a hurricane off the coast of Havana and was then saved by an enterprising ship captain’s..."

Feb. 8, 2008 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Life Is to Whistle
"...Not reviewed at press time. Three grown orphans in Havana contemplate their lives and provide an allegorical backdrop for..."

May 26, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Guantanamera
"...Yoyita (Brando), a world-famous Cuban opera singer, returns to Havana, the city she left 50 years previously. At the..."

Oct. 10, 1997 Movie Review by Russell Smith

The Perez Family
"...the film pulses with the rhythms of Miami's Little Havana and the camerawork is bathed in a warm, tropical..."

May 12, 1995 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Record Reviews
Barbarito Torres
"...Havana Cafe (Havana Caliente/Atlantic) PEDRO LUIS FERRER..."

July 9, 1999 Music Review

Day Trips & Beyond: Six Baseballs for Cuba
Capt. Day Trips makes friends in Cuba by handing out new baseballs
"...were presented by staff members of the University of Havana and were more interesting than the faux-Las Vegas shows..."

March 16, 2016 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Cubanisimo!
Ray Barretto and the Roots of Afro-Cuban Jazz
"...cut "Doin' the Rhumba." At the same time, in Havana, a classical woodwind prodigy, Mario Bauza, switched to trumpet..."

June 12, 1998 Music Feature by Harvey Pekar

Habana Viejo
Two photography books recall a city that has fallen apart.
"...Carlton Beal's The Crime of Cuba. Evans' photographs of Havana street scenes and of a few small villages are..."

Dec. 14, 2001 Books Feature by Dick Holland

Cinema of the Americas
A Festival of Latino Films Showcases New Visions of an Old and Resurging Culture
"...documentary studies of classical dancers and metal rockers in Havana to narrative explorations of homeless children in Caracas, the..."

April 13, 2001 Screens Feature by David Garza

Chasing Amy
Painting lamps, chasing elephants, and singing with Alejandro Escovedo: Amy Cook jumps into the pool
"...herself on the basement floor of the not-yet-open Hotel Havana in San Antonio. The room is painted white and..."

April 9, 2010 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Cine Las Americas Schedule
"...Friday, April 12 As Havana's oldest Afro-Cuban music venue, La Tropical is like New..."

April 12, 2002 Screens Feature

Un Dios
"...renowned Cuban pianist/composer Bebo Valdés, Chucho was born in Havana, 1941, and had already been playing piano several years..."

June 25, 1999 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Los Hermanos/The Brothers
How the Cold War divided a family, while music kept them connected
"...but he can pull it off.”) Aldo stays in Havana, racking up wins at the UNICEF Children’s Competition before..."

May 28, 2021 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Around the Bloc: My Life in Moscow, Beijing, and Havana
Armchair travelers have rarely had it so good as they do with Texas native Griest's memoir, which reads like one part informative history lesson on the People's Revolutionary struggle and one part Hope 'n' Crosby road movie.
"...Around the Bloc: My Life in Moscow, Beijing, and Havana by Stephanie Elizondo Griest..."

March 26, 2004 Books Review by Marc Savlov

Day Trips
"...The Havana Riverwalk Inn has been selected by readers of an..."

Feb. 14, 2003 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Cubana Be Cubana Bop
Field guide to Cuba's second-biggest export after cigars
"...frequently employed. When sones made an impact in Twenties Havana, the size of son groups grew. Ignacio Pinter's Septeto..."

Jan. 12, 2001 Music Feature by Harvey Pekar

Bob Neuwirth Havana Midnight (Motor Diesel)
"...Bob NeuwirthHavana Midnight (Motor Diesel) In the summer of 1998, Bob..."

July 14, 2000 Music Review by Jim Caligiuri

Cuba's AIDS Embargo
Cuba's Policies May Be Correct, Not Cruel
"...It's a Monday morn- ing in Havana, and I'm in a car with three Cuban doctors..."

Sept. 27, 1996 News Feature by John Davidson

Riding the Wave of Rum Punch
Pleasant Storage Room fuels summer fun with rum
"...– and a small-plate format from the kitchen, this Havana-inspired space seems to have arrived right on time for..."

May 16, 2014 Food Feature by Gracie Salem

SXSW 2013 Round Two: More Bands Announced
Big year for Bogota bands with a heavy playlist from Colombia
"...England) Aer (Waylan MA) Agent Ribbons (Austin, Calif.) Agonizer (Havana, Cuba) Agrupacion Cariño (Mexico City,, Mexico) Ain't No Love..."

Dec. 5, 2012 Music Post by Richard Whittaker

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