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Two-time Oscar winner Gil Parrondo dead

Two-time Oscar winner Gil Parrondo dead

Madrid, Dec 26 : Spains Gil Parrondo, an Academy Award winning art director for "Patton" and "Nicholas and Alexandra", is no more. He was 95.

Parrando breathed his last on December 23.

"He had no other illness than his age," his nephew Oscar Parrondo, told Spanish news agency Efe.

Parrondo's two Oscars were the largest recognition for a generation of Spaniards who made their way to hold key crew positions as Hollywood's big budget productions came to Spain to use its scenery and competitive prices.

Ruby Rose stung by jellyfish

Ruby Rose stung by jellyfish

Madrid, Aug 6 : Actress Ruby Rose was attacked numerous times while splashing about in the ocean on holiday in Ibiza, Spain.

Taking to her Instagram account shortly after the attack, Rose uploaded a photograph of her sore sting on her toned abs alongside the caption: "Man down but also I've gone my whole life not getting stung. As an Australian, it was only a matter of time. Jellyfish blues."

Brad Pitt rescues young fan

Brad Pitt rescues young fan

Madrid, May 24 : Actor Brad Pitt has been hailed as a hero after saving a young girl from being crushed by a crowd of film lovers who had assembled to watch filming of his latest movie, "Allied".

Pitt rushed to her rescue as a huge crowd gathered to watch him shoot in Las Palmas, the capital of Gran Canaria in the Spanish Canary Islands, reports mirror. co. uk.

The drama unfolded when hundreds of fans rushed forward to take photographs and selfies of Pitt, who plays intelligence officer Max Vatan embarking on a risky mission behind enemy lines in "Allied".

Dominican rapper stabbed to death in Spain

Dominican rapper stabbed to death in Spain

Barcelona, May 2 - Dominican rapper Monkey Black was stabbed to death during a fight in suburban Barcelona, Spanish police said Thursday.

The 27-year-old rapper, whose real name is Leonardo Michael Flores Ozuna, died after being stabbed seven times, apparently by two attackers, the police said.

Monkey Black began his musical career in mid-2006 and became popular in his country for his number 'Tienen miedo'.

Andy Warhol still inspires art world

Andy Warhol still inspires art world

Madrid, Aug 7 - Andy Warhol, who was born in Pittsburgh Aug 6, 1928, continues to inspire the art world on what would have been his 85th birthday Tuesday.

Warhol's work is still among the best known on the international art scene 26 years after his death in New York Feb 22, 1987, at the age of 58.

The high selling prices for the pop artist's works is proof of his popularity and the interest that he has continued to generate in the decades after his death.

Warhol's works dominated art auctions in the past year, continuing a three-year trend that saw total sales climb to $329 million.

Susana Baca promotes Afro-Peruvian music

Susana Baca promotes Afro-Peruvian music

Cartagena (Spain), July 23 - Peruvian singer-songwriter Susana Baca said she has been working 30 years "for the sole purpose of bringing to light the musical riches that Afro-Peruvians have contributed to Peru's musical heritage" so that young people don't have a "disparaging" attitude toward their roots.

Baca told EFE over the weekend on the subject of a prize she was to be awarded Monday in the eastern Spanish city of Cartagena at the 19th La Mar de Musicas Festival, which this year has Peru as its special guest country.

Melody Gardot captivates audience at Spain jazz fest

Melody Gardot captivates audience at Spain jazz fest

Vitoria (Spain), July 20 - American Grammy-nominated jazz artist Melody Gardot shined on stage here at the Vitoria-Gasteiz Jazz Festival, delivering an inspired performance whose warmth conjured up the climes of Cape Verde or Brazil.

Despite the large size of the 4,000-seat Mendizorrotza Sports Center in the capital of Spain's Basque Country, the acoustics facilitated a strange proximity between the artist and the audience that packed the venue Thursday evening.

Al Di Meola to open jazz fest in Spain

Al Di Meola to open jazz fest in Spain

Alicante (Spain), July 9 - Guitarist Al Di Meola will be the opening act at the 16th Fijazz International Jazz Festival in this Mediterranean city.

Arturo Sandoval, Michel Camilo, James Carter, Gregory Porter, Al Jarreau and Branford Marsalis are also scheduled to perform during the July 9-23 event at the Adda auditorium in Alicante, organizers said.

The 2013 edition features artists from the Latin and Anglo jazz traditions in equal measure.

The head of cultural affairs in Alicante province stressed the importance of the festival for the region.