Panama Pride 2019

God save the Queens — even if they may not be especially religious. Huge Pride march from Santa Ana through the Casco Viejo to the Cinta Costera photos by Eric Jackson   Somewhere, under the rainbow… There were people of many nationalities in yesterday’s Pride march, some from countries where they would be in big […]

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Scribner scenes and an upcoming workshop2x

“Colorful Personality,” from a picture taken on the beach in Gorgona, 9″x12″ oil on canvas New art by George Scribner   George Scribner, a Panama native, is a senior Disney artist who was commissioned by the Panama Canal Authority to paint the canal’s recent expansion over the course of that construction job. As before he […]

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$13.3 Million for Contemporary Art

The Museum of Contemporary Art, also known as MAC Panama, received $13.3 million this week. Donated by Graciela Quelquejeu de Chapman, honorary director and founder of the museum, the money will be used as seed capital to build a new venue and expand the permanent collection, which currently includes about 700 paintings, sculptures, photographs, graphics…

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¿Wappin? It’s a terrible thing to have no soul

Stevie Wonder. Photo by Tom Beetz. Alma Profunda / Deep Soul Isely Brothers – This Old Heart of Minehttps://youtu.be/5sD8tuRCsec Malo – Suavecitohttps://youtu.be/2Y7zrudDdx8 The Supremes – Baby Lovehttps://youtu.be/9_y6nFjoVp4 The Soul Fantastics – Will Cry Togetherhttps://youtu.be/j6GaeDW0teg Bob Marley – No Woman, No Cryhttps://youtu.be/jGqrvn3q1oo The Four Tops – Are You Man Enough?https://youtu.be/faaxsHyyIzY Zahara – Umsebenzi Wam’https://youtu.be/Ha1QaoTGfKs Joan Osborne […]

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Juneteenth, then and now

June 19, 1900 in Texas: the band assembles for an Emancipation Day celebration.Photo, by Grace Murray, from the North Texas State Library. Juneteenth, 1865 and 2019 by Eric Jackson Then When did slavery end in the USA? There are various points of reference. In many US jurisdictions it legally ended well before the Civil War. […]

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¿Wappin? Would’ve been the Friday playlist, but for a chip running out

Tessa Murray of Still Corners. Photo by acb. If the sky doesn’t turn blue today, there’s thisSi el cielo no se vuelve azul hoy, hay esto Big Daddy Wilson – Walk A Mile In My Shoeshttps://youtu.be/gUm_VC3vBt4 Lee Oskar – Lee’s Blueshttps://youtu.be/DTEX2hNIy44 Still Corners – Black Lagoonhttps://youtu.be/LB_M44NCwUY Bunbury – Lady Bluehttps://youtu.be/AY8z7ZXJ-Vg Donnie Hathaway – For All […]

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Bocas del Toro Cultural Museum with 12th Century Hou Wang Kun’s Altar

A Legacy for Posterity by Julio Mou Building a cultural museum here in Bocas del Toro is the result of the natives wanting a way to preserve and showcase their heritage and identity. The most important way for a town such as ours to fulfill this goal is to have a well-cared-for location where the […]
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