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Florida celebrates its Spanish heritage in 2013 | Yahoo! News

Florida celebrates its Spanish heritage in 2013 | Yahoo! News | Kiosque du monde : Amériques | Scoop.it
When Juan Ponce de Leon searched for riches in Florida, he unknowingly helped turn the Sunshine State into the first travel destination in the United States.

In April 1513, the Spanish monarchy contracted the explorer to find another island off of Cuba that was rumored to have great riches. Instead he landed in Florida and named it "La Florida," after the "feast of the flowers" during Spain's Easter celebrations.

Five centuries later, the state is celebrating its Spanish heritage with a series of events throughout 2013.

"It was always seen as an exotic place," historian Dr. J Michael Francis said of Florida. "That's something that Florida tourism continues to market on some level."

Although Florida's history dates back more than 12,000 years with Native Americans, the statewide campaign "Viva Florida 500" will highlight the start of a new era with de Leon's adventurous voyage to the New World...


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David Connolly's curator insight, January 3, 2013 7:53 AM

It is so easy to forget the Spanish influence in the early shaping of what is now America

Nice Fort as well! 

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Arte religioso en todo su esplendor | Prensa Libre (Guatemala)

Arte religioso en todo su esplendor | Prensa Libre (Guatemala) | Kiosque du monde : Amériques | Scoop.it

Una colección de arte religioso colonial relacionada con el Adviento puede apreciarse en el coro alto de la Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Rosario, con la finalidad de recaudar fondos para la restauración del claustro de Santo Domingo...

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Postal Museum launches 100 Years of Parcels, Packages, and Packets, Oh My! | Art Daily

Postal Museum launches 100 Years of Parcels, Packages, and Packets, Oh My! | Art Daily | Kiosque du monde : Amériques | Scoop.it

The Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum has launched a new microsite, “100 Years of Parcels, Packages, and Packets, Oh My!”, telling the story of the evolution of the Post Office Department’s parcel post service...

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Patti Page est décédée | Le Figaro

Patti Page est décédée | Le Figaro | Kiosque du monde : Amériques | Scoop.it

L'interprète de Tennessee Waltz , s'est éteinte mardi, à l'âge de 85 ans...

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The Vegas Hotspot That Broke All the Rules | Smithsonian

The Vegas Hotspot That Broke All the Rules | Smithsonian | Kiosque du monde : Amériques | Scoop.it

America’s first interracial casino helped end segregation on the Strip and proved that the only color that mattered was green...

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Mexico City's government trying to transform one of the world's largest cities by beautifying public spaces | Art Daily

Mexico City's government trying to transform one of the world's largest cities by beautifying public spaces | Art Daily | Kiosque du monde : Amériques | Scoop.it

The plan is as big as this mammoth city: Turn a seedy metro hub into Mexico City's Times Square; clear swarms of feisty vendors and remodel the historic Alameda Central; illuminate the plazas and walkways of a park twice the size...

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Yamagata University opens research center in Peru to study Nazca Lines | Andina.com (Pérou)

Yamagata University opens research center in Peru to study Nazca Lines | Andina.com (Pérou) | Kiosque du monde : Amériques | Scoop.it

Ancient geoglyphs located in the high desert of southern Peru have long puzzled scientists and anthropologists. They want to know who drew the Nazca Lines, and why...


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David Connolly's curator insight, December 29, 2012 5:29 PM

interesting - given the work down by Ruggles et al.  !

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¡¡¡ LA TAMBORA…. es aborigen !!! | Hoy (République Dominicaine)

¡¡¡ LA TAMBORA…. es aborigen !!! | Hoy (République Dominicaine) | Kiosque du monde : Amériques | Scoop.it

El proceso de aculturación de nuestra tambora se hace más relevante ante la irrupción del “tamboril regional español”. Expresión instrumental, fundamentalmente trascendente en la síntesis del criollo instrumento, desde la inserción conquistadora...

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Jimmy McCracklin | The Guardian

Jimmy McCracklin | The Guardian | Kiosque du monde : Amériques | Scoop.it

Versatile blues singer and songwriter whose compositions included Tramp, recorded by Otis Redding and Carla Thomas The blues singer and songwriter Jimmy McCracklin, who has died aged 91, was one of the last survivors of the west coast blues scene...

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Museum of History & Industry Reopens in Seattle | The New York Times

Museum of History & Industry Reopens in Seattle | The New York Times | Kiosque du monde : Amériques | Scoop.it

A revamped History & Industry Museum has a new home on Lake Union in Seattle, with some 50,000 square feet of exhibits about that city’s past and future...

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Chavela Vargas | The New York Times

Chavela Vargas | The New York Times | Kiosque du monde : Amériques | Scoop.it

ONCE, WHEN MEXICO WAS THE BELLYBUTTON of the universe, Isabel Vargas Lizano ran away from home and resolved to make herself into a Mexican singer. This was in the 1930s, when Europe was on fire, the U.S. out of work and Mexico busy giving birth to herself after a revolution....

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Santiago entrega premios municipales de cultura | La Nación (Chili)

Santiago entrega premios municipales de cultura  | La Nación (Chili) | Kiosque du monde : Amériques | Scoop.it

Con una ceremonia en el Palacio Cousiño, la alcaldesa de Santiago, Carolina Tohá, entregó los tradicionales premios municipales que destacan las mejores expresiones artísticas en Literatura, Música y Artes en general...

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Fontella Bass remembered | The Guardian

Fontella Bass remembered | The Guardian | Kiosque du monde : Amériques | Scoop.it

Soul and gospel singer who had a top 10 hit with Rescue Me
Rescue Me has been described as the best record Aretha Franklin never made...

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Patti Page, ‘Doggie in the Window’ Singer, Dies at 85 | The New York Times

Patti Page, ‘Doggie in the Window’ Singer, Dies at 85 | The New York Times | Kiosque du monde : Amériques | Scoop.it

Ms. Page was known for hits like “Tennessee Waltz,” “Old Cape Cod” and “(How Much Is) That Doggie in the Window...

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Recently found effigy pot could indicate individual buried in funerary complex in Oaxaca | Art Daily

Recently found effigy pot could indicate individual buried in funerary complex in Oaxaca | Art Daily | Kiosque du monde : Amériques | Scoop.it

The exceptional effigy pot, found a couple of months ago inside a funerary temple in the Aztompa Archaeological Zone in Oaxaca, has been released in its entirety by archaeologists of the National Institute of Anthropology and History...

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San Pedro celebrates the end of the Mayan Calendar | The San Pedro Sun (Bélize)

San Pedro celebrates the end of the Mayan Calendar | The San Pedro Sun (Bélize) | Kiosque du monde : Amériques | Scoop.it

San Pedro residents and visitors came together on December 20, 2012 to bring in the 14th B’ak’tun by observing and celebrating the close of the 13th Pik cycle in the ancient Maya calendar known as the Long Count...

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Central Bank commissions commemorative Mayan coins | The San Pedro Sun (Bélize)

Central Bank commissions commemorative Mayan coins | The San Pedro Sun (Bélize) | Kiosque du monde : Amériques | Scoop.it

The Central Bank of Belize, in commemoration of the sacred and historical milestone – Maya Mythical “End of the World” 21 December 2012, has commissioned The Royal Mint to strike a...

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Quand Hollywood renvoyait la censure | Le Figaro

Quand Hollywood renvoyait la censure | Le Figaro | Kiosque du monde : Amériques | Scoop.it

Une collection de DVD ressuscite des films américains sortis entre 1929 et 1934. Ils témoignent d'une période où les producteurs étaient peu regardants sur la morale...

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Libro de Mario Vargas Llosa entre los mejores ensayos del 2012 | La Republica (Pérou)

Libro de Mario Vargas Llosa entre los mejores ensayos del 2012 | La Republica (Pérou) | Kiosque du monde : Amériques | Scoop.it

Diario español ha hecho este recuento de mejores libros del año, basado en una encuesta de los principales críticos y periodistas culturales que escriben en sus páginas.El último libro de Mario Vargas Llosa, "La civilización del espectáculo", ha...

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Figures du mythe - Kachina et tissus précolombiens | Télérama

Figures du mythe - Kachina et tissus précolombiens | Télérama | Kiosque du monde : Amériques | Scoop.it

Depuis l’exposition de la Vieille-Charité en 1994, rares sont les occasions de voir des kachinas dans la région. Ces poupées initiatiques en bois, associées aux mythologies des Indiens Hopis et Zunis (Arizona et Nouveau-Mexique), ont été découvertes en Occident grâce aux surréalistes...


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Mexican historian and educator Artemio Benavides Hinojosa dies at the age of 79 | Art Daily

Mexican historian and educator Artemio Benavides Hinojosa dies at the age of 79 | Art Daily | Kiosque du monde : Amériques | Scoop.it

Artemio Benavides Hinojosa (1933 – 2012) was born in a small town, situated in the northeast of Mexico, called “Los Herreras”...

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10 Ways Social Taboos About Sex, Drugs and Death Scare Us from Learning the Truth | Alternet

10 Ways Social Taboos About Sex, Drugs and Death Scare Us from Learning the Truth | Alternet | Kiosque du monde : Amériques | Scoop.it

Taboos are not relics of ancient societies. America has its share of views that are cemented in cultural mores...

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El periodista Vrs el literato | Siglo 21 (Guatemala)

El periodista Vrs el literato | Siglo 21 (Guatemala) | Kiosque du monde : Amériques | Scoop.it

El periodismo es comunicación; sin embargo, hay un acercamiento con la literatura aunque con estilos...

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Quentin Tarantino's Fascinating Interview with Henry Louis Gates Jr. on Racism and the N-Word in 'Django Unchained' | Alter Net

Quentin Tarantino's Fascinating Interview with Henry Louis Gates Jr. on Racism and the N-Word in 'Django Unchained' | Alter Net | Kiosque du monde : Amériques | Scoop.it

A wide-ranging 3-part interview on The Root with Quentin Tarantino conducted by its editor, the Harvard Prof and cultural critic Henry Louis Gates Jr...

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Obras de Frida Kahlo y Diego Rivera se exponen en Atlanta | Prensa Libre (Guatemala)

Obras de Frida Kahlo y Diego Rivera se exponen en Atlanta | Prensa Libre (Guatemala) | Kiosque du monde : Amériques | Scoop.it

Varias de las obras más conocidas de los artistas mexicanos Frida Kahlo y Diego Rivera serán expuestas por primera vez en Atlanta, EE.UU., durante el próximo año, como parte de una ambiciosa apuesta del High Museum of Art...

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