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Buffys awards returns to celebrate arts and culture scene of Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo

It was a throwback to the golden age of cinema for the 2021 Wood Buffalo Excellence in Arts Awards, known as the Buffys, as the pre-recorded show streamed online on Saturday night.

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The Buffys give the local arts community a chance to come together and celebrate their work. This year’s theme was Midnight in Technicolor, and featured performances of dance, music, comedy, spoken-word poetry and theatre.  

The theme was based on the technicolor movement in film, which was known for its bright, bold and saturated colours. Bridging the show were sketches that followed hosts Hue Slider and

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Fiesta on Wells to celebrate Latino culture, art and businesses

The Fiesta on Wells — an annual celebration of the arts, culture and contributions made by Latinos — is back this weekend following a year hiatus due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The event will feature music, dance performances and various Latin-American foods in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday on Wells Avenue between Arroyo and Burns streets.

According to Reno Councilman Oscar Delgado, who helped sponsor the event, it’s a chance for families disconnected from relatives, friends and other loved ones last year to come together.

Roughly 85 vendors are expected to participate,

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How to celebrate the richness of Latin American culture in NYC, online and in-person

With 61 million Hispanics living across the United States — or 18% of the country’s population — it’s no wonder that the rich, colorful, and diverse cultures of Latin American people have become seamlessly woven into the fabric of U.S. culture.

For more than 50 years, families whose ancestors arrived in this country from Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America have celebrated their history and contributions to North American heritage every autumn during Hispanic Heritage Month.

The original commemoration was signed into law in 1968 as National Hispanic Heritage Week, before eventually being expanded to cover a month —

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Festival held to celebrate 20th anniversary of National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture

CHICAGO It’s the 20th anniversary of the National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture, which has recently reopened following a period of closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

60 vendors will be out this weekend showcasing their art, including Javier Vargas, who uses beans instead of beads to create unique pieces.

“I have probably used about 400,000 beans,” Vargas said.

For Janice Aponte, the festival and museum speaks a lot about her culture and background. Her favorite oil paintings are of Boomba dancers.

“It expresses culture and rhythm and the colors of the island,” Aponte said.

Some

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