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2000 Stories by Celeste Fraser Delgado

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  • Mambo King Pete

    published March 23, 2000

    Lucy is at it again. Ricky is in white tie and tails, wowing the nightclub crowd with his 1946 hit "Cuban Pete." He opens his arms wide, inviting... More >>

  • Cuba Ordinance 101

    published March 16, 2000

    The government of the country of Cuba continues to maintain a policy of denying common freedom of speech, press, assembly, religion, and human... More >>

  • Call Me Negro

    published March 9, 2000

    In polite Colombian society, well-meaning mothers tell their children in hushed tones: "Don't say negro, my dear; say moreno." One... More >>

  • Warehouse Walk

    published March 9, 2000

    Against the walls of sculptor Rafael Consuegra's studio, the archangel Gabriel rests in pieces. When soldered together the stainless-steel seraph... More >>

  • Rock On Love

    published March 2, 2000

    There was a time when a young man with a dream in his heart and a guitar in his hand had to go to the City of Angels to make it as a rock and roll... More >>

  • Prodigal Son

    published February 17, 2000

    Bogotá, 1998. It was another bummer of a Valentine's Day. In Colombia the lovers' holiday is known as the Day of Love and Friendship, and... More >>

  • Lady Liberty

    published February 17, 2000

    "Ever since I've been old enough to reason," says singer Tania Libertad, speaking by phone from her home in Mexico, "I've seen that the... More >>

  • Black Romance

    published February 10, 2000

    Alexandre Pires does not want to talk about the days when he played at weddings and wakes. Looking back over his career during a stop in Miami to... More >>

  • A Celebrated Song

    published February 10, 2000

    Lift ev'ry voice and sing/Till Earth and Heaven ring/Ring with the harmonies of liberty. Stirring words fit for a poem, eventually... More >>

  • Disneyland with a Libido

    published February 3, 2000

    The faces of the men nursing their beers at Mango's Tropical Café fill with wonder, like children watching a fireworks display. Brazilian... More >>

  • Yard Sale

    published January 20, 2000

    The crowd wants a superstar, now. A parade of wannabe microphone masters tries the patience of the first fans to arrive at last month's... More >>

  • Roadside Attraction

    published January 13, 2000

    The stolid stone faces on Easter Island as rendered by German artist Wilhelm Moser remind viewers of one eternal truth: Nature will always reclaim... More >>

  • Death Becomes Memory

    published January 13, 2000

    In The Allegory of Painting, seventeenth-century Dutch master Jan Vermeer paints a portrait of the artist painting a portrait. To the left... More >>

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    Junkanoo Carries That Weight

    published January 13, 2000

    There is a ruckus at the back gate of the Six Pack Shack on Prison Lane. In a few hours, a record crowd of 60,000 people will assemble in downtown... More >>

  • Nature's Folk

    published January 6, 2000

    Among the neon lights and shimmery surfaces of the Magic City, it's often easy to lose sight of the past, but the folks at Miami-Dade County's... More >>

  • Praise Famous Men, Again

    published January 6, 2000

    In the literary classic, Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, photographer Walker Evans and journalist James Agee make heroes of three unknown... More >>

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