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2000 Stories by Celeste Fraser Delgado

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  • Cumbia Holds Sway

    published August 3, 2000

    “I am not seeking to be a star on Earth but rather a star in the universe,” once said the living legend of Colombian cumbia, Totó ... More >>

  • Goodbye Guy

    published July 27, 2000

    Eleven years ago Pepe Alva could not get to Miami fast enough. When the singer was seventeen years old, his father moved the family from northern... More >>

  • All About the Benjamins

    published July 20, 2000

    Confusion reigns as the first winners accept their prizes late last May at the Cubadiscos Awards 2000, in Havana's National Theater. The happy... More >>

  • So This Burrito...

    published July 20, 2000

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  • Bohemian Rhapsody

    published July 6, 2000

    When Pepe Horta opened a second Café Nostalgia just more than a year ago on Miami Beach, the swanky new digs stood out, even amid the flash... More >>

  • Big-Screen Dreams

    published July 6, 2000

    Gregory Nava's Hollywood epic My Family/Mi Familia (1995) turns the travails of a Chicano family in Los Angeles into a saccharine-sweet... More >>

  • Compas Points

    published June 29, 2000

    It's summertime and the livin' is compas. Miami's second annual Haitian Compas Festival coincides with the glut of new compas albums... More >>

  • Jazz Returns to Overtown

    published June 22, 2000

    Round about two in the morning on weekends from the 1930s through the 1950s, the smartly dressed residents of what was then known in Miami as... More >>

  • Equal Opportunity Dissident

    published June 15, 2000

    Looking like a battered Spencer Tracy, 49-year-old Julian Jorge Reyes stands beside his 1985 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme in the parking lot across... More >>

  • Still on the Streets

    published June 15, 2000

    O Fortune, like the moon, you are changeable, ever waxing and waning. -- Carl Orff's Carmina Burana Faceless strawmen and shimmering... More >>

  • Ricky Redux

    published June 8, 2000

    On a crowded bus in Buenos Aires, a gaggle of teenage girls huddled in the back, giggling and gossiping as teenage girls everywhere do. Their... More >>

  • Ishtar's Date

    published June 1, 2000

    World peace is a tall order. Most of us around here would settle for peace in Miami-Dade County. Global-hybrid band Alabina comes to Miami... More >>

  • Salsa and Be Counted

    published May 25, 2000

    The U.S. Census has it all wrong. The question is not whether you are "white (non-Hispanic)," "black (non-Hispanic)," or "Hispanic." The question... More >>

  • River Plata Dance

    published May 25, 2000

    Great tango dancers are said to have "adoquín" or "cobblestone" beneath their feet. The dramatic poses and deliberate drag of the... More >>

  • Three Is Still the Magic Number

    published May 18, 2000

    "Mama, I want to know where the singers are from," announced the Trio Matamoros in their most famous song, "Son de la Loma." Eighty years later... More >>

  • Silicon Bitchin'

    published May 4, 2000

    People in Buenos Aires protest that the world never gives Argentines credit for their inventions: the radio, the bus, the ballpoint pen. Charly... More >>

  • Magic of Real Life

    published April 27, 2000

    In 1996 thirtysomething Chilean authors Alberto Fuguet and Sergio Gomez wrote a manifesto that rejected magic realism as the hallmark of... More >>

  • Young Life Is Beautiful

    published April 27, 2000

    The recently released Argentine film Yepeto has a curious timelessness about it. Although one of the characters lugs a laptop computer to... More >>

  • Big-Screen Cuba

    published April 27, 2000

    Actor Juan Carlos Diaz knows an opportunity when he sees one. Following the speeches recently given by Cuban-born stars Gloria Estefan and Andy... More >>

  • Frog Princess

    published April 20, 2000

    The world's population of frogs, toads, and other amphibians is disappearing, according to a study released two weeks ago in the journal... More >>

  • Got Milk?

    published April 20, 2000

    In the white-tile living room of his sparsely furnished two-story house in Kendall, Roberto Martino is watching a video of his band, T-Vice,... More >>

  • Sonic Truth

    published April 13, 2000

    Seven colored cables -- yellow, blue, lavender, and gray -- extend like tentacles from a black wooden box that sits atop a table in the Sound... More >>

  • The Straight Story of SAVE Dade

    published April 13, 2000

    Sergio Giral's documentary, Chronicle of an Ordinance, is not at all queer. The strait-laced title gives the first clue that the 50-minute... More >>

  • Man-Eating Music in the Subtropics!

    published April 6, 2000

    Unsuspecting concertgoers at the Subtropics Marathon, a four-hour performance that featured experimental South Florida composers two weeks ago,... More >>

  • Vodou Dance

    published March 30, 2000

    "You dance the epoch you live," says choreographer Jeanguy Saintus. The popular Haitian saying serves as a motto for his dance company, Artcho... More >>

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