Tagged: Celebrate

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.


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Celebrate Juneteenth with these arts and culture events across SoCal

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA JUNE 19, 2020-A woman dances to the music during a Juneteenth celebration at Leimert Park Friday. (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times)

A scene from Leimert Park’s 2020 Juneteenth celebration. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)

A mashup of its historic date, Juneteenth marks June 19, 1865, the day enslaved Black people in Galveston, Texas, received the news that they were free — nearly 2½ years after President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.

Beginning as a regional holiday, the tradition slowly spread and in recent years has burst into broader awareness with the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement and demonstrations against police killings of Black Americans.

You can celebrate Juneteenth this year with local arts and culture events, virtual or

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Houston Cinema Arts Society and Museum Of African American Culture Celebrate Juneteenth And Black Music Month

Houston Cinema Arts Society and Houston Museum of African American Culture partner on screenings at Moonstruck Drive-In in celebration of both Juneteenth and Black Music Month. Miss Juneteenth will play on Saturday, June 19th at 8:30pm with $30 tickets per car and Summer of Soul will play on Wednesday, June 23rd at 8:30pm with free advanced registration.

On Saturday, June 19th at 8:30pm, HCAS and HMAAC will present A Juneteenth Celebration: Miss Juneteenth and Doretha’s Blues at Moonstruck Drive-In. The program will consist of the Texas-shot film Miss Juneteenth by Channing Godfrey Peoples, previously screened at HCAS’s Beyond Film Program

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5 Incredible Buildings That Celebrate Baroque Architecture

5 Incredible Buildings That Celebrates the Extravagance of Baroque Architecture

Left to Right: Palace of Versailles Exterior, Palace of Versailles Interior, Fountain at St. Peter’s Square, San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane Interior, San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane Exterior, Palace of Versailles Exterior, San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane Exterior, St. Peter’s Basilica Interior

Even if you cannot name a single Baroque-style building, you might be able to imagine the quality of Baroque architecture: extravagance, drama, and flamboyance. The Baroque movement became widely popular in Europe in the early 17th century and remained in favor past the 18th century as it moved across countries—and even continents—as Europeans brought the design aesthetic to

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