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Three Singers, Two Continents, One Love for Brazilian Culture

Pretend you’re about to take an essay exam and are getting ready to answer ...

Tom Jobim and Vinicius, the Brazilian Odd Couple Who Started It All – Part One

After sitting in silence for nearly three quarters of an hour, an agitated audience ...

Herzog’s Madness with Method in Brazil’s Amazon Jungle

There is an old adage your mother may once have taught you about the ...

Brazilian composer Antonio Carlos Gomes

Brazil’s Greatest Classical Composer Was Never More than a Salieri

There were several false starts at presenting staged opera in Brazil during the late ...

Bertolt Brecht

Brecht’s Legacy Lives on Brazilian Stage, Movies and Beyond

The significance of Bertolt Brecht’s groundbreaking theories from the twenties and thirties on the ...

Brazil fan cries during Brazil-France match in 2006 World Cup

Keep Your Cool, Brazil! You Still Have Big Phil.

So where did this year’s World Cup gathering in Germany leave the once-capable soccer ...

French footballer hero Zinédine Zidane

It’s True, the French Stole Brazil’s Jogo Bonito, But We Always Have 2010

No doubt the headlines said it better than I ever could: "France Bids Brazil ...

Florencia in the Amazon

Florencia. a Candidate for First-Ever Non-Brazilian, Brazilian Opera

In the 1915 novel The Metamorphosis – Franz Kafka’s timeless, semi-autobiographical take on the ...

The Twilight of the Gods in Manaus

A German Ring in the Brazilian Rainforest: Part II

For the record, the Brazilian operatic event of the year – the Teatro Amazonas’ ...

“Down in Brazil,” with American Jazz-Pop Vocalist Michael Franks

Poor Michael Franks. He gets no respect, no respect at all from jazz purists. ...

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