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New York Culture Beat: The Brazilian Film Festival in NY

Ernest Barteldes

Not many Latin American films make it to US theaters these days, so it is always with great anticipation that I wait for the Brazilian Film Festival (www.brazilianfilmfestival.com), an ongoing circuit that makes an annual stop in New York, starting at Central Park Summerstage and then on to Lower Manhattan's ...

Why A Health Care Reform Is Needed Now!

Ernest Barteldes

by Ernest Barteldes A few years ago, a close friend of mine was unfortunate enough to have suffered an automobile accident shortly before her job benefits kicked in. She was rushed to an emergency room and treated for her cuts and bruises. Though luckily she didn't have any serious injuries, ...

New York Music Beat: The Siren Music Festival, Coney Island July 18

Ernest Barteldes

by Ernest Barteldes Now that the Latin Alternative Music Conference is behind us, it is time to check out another New York music tradition, the Siren Music Festival in Coney Island, a sweaty music event that is currently on its ninth edition with a large day-long showcase of both independent ...

New York Music Beat: The Latin Alternative Music Conference

Ernest Barteldes

Hi all So the Latin Alternative Music Conference began this week with concerts at Summerstage and various other venues (see www.latinalternative.com for details). The conference – one of the few week-long music events that I consistently attend as a freelance writer – is always something I look forward to not ...

The Latin Alternative Music Conference

Ernest Barteldes

Hi all So the Latin Alternative Music Conference began this week with concerts at Summerstage and various other venues (see www.latinalternative.com for details). The conference – one of the few week-long music events that I consistently attend as a freelance writer – is always something I look forward to not ...

Thoughts on The Passing of Michael Jackson

Ernest Barteldes

When I heard about Michael Jackson's passing a week ago, I was naturally shocked, but somehow the news did not really surprise me. I can't really say why I felt this way. Although I can't say that I was a Michael Jackson fan (I never owned any of his discs ...

Goldman Case: The CBS interview

Ernest Barteldes

Watch CBS Videos Online Many of us were surprised last Tuesday when Sean Goldman's Brazilian family appeared on CBS' early Show to tell their side of the story. I myself was not aware of the interview until someone I know wrote a comment about it on Facebbok, but I quickly ...

The Coney Island Mermaid Parade

Ernest Barteldes

reprinted from The Brooklyn Paper Saturday, June 20; Surf Avenue, Coney Island; 2-6 PM; Mermaid Ball in two sessions, 5:30-midnight; For more information, visit http://www.coneyisland.com As uncertain as things seem to be about whatever the future holds for Coney Island as an amusement area neighborhood – especially with the current ...

The Joys of Summer Music

Ernest Barteldes

Zap Mama at Summerstage 2007 One thing I love about the warm months of summer is the abundance of free outdoor concerts and festivals that populate the streets and parks at this time. Since I relocated to New York almost nine years ago, I have had the opportunity to enjoy ...

On Same-Sex Marriage Rights

Ernest Barteldes

Over fifty years ago, the US Supreme Court took the first practical step towards ending Racial Segregation with the landmark Brown VS. Board of Education – a move that was cemented with Pres. Johnson's Voting Rights Act in 1965, which would once and for all put a nail in the ...

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