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.
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.
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.
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.
Merida (Spain), June 24 - Julio Iglesias filled the ancient Teatro Romano in Merida, Spain, where a devoted crowd sang along with the artist, on the weekend.
The singer, currently on a world tour, for the past 11 years had always wanted to return to perform among the magnificent Corinthian columns of the theater, where Saturday he began his series of summer concerts in Spain that will conclude Aug 3 in Marbella, just a few days before he celebrates his 70th birthday.
Madrid, June 21 - Sheila Loewe is the fifth generation to lead her family's Spanish fashion house and will also serve as head of the Fundacion Loewe, setting her sights on expanding abroad via the universal language - dance.
"I feel excited and much happier than I would have imagined," Loewe said.
Sheila, who took the company's helm from her father, Enrique Loewe, has started writing a new chapter in the firm's history, signing a three-year agreement with Spain's National Dance Company that covers a series of projects aimed at teaching dance in public schools.
Ciudad Real (Spain), June 21 : Spanish film director Miguel Morayta, considered one of the great figures of the golden age of Mexican filmmaking, has died in Mexico. He was 105.
According to what Domingo Ruiz Robidio, a film director and the head of the Spain's Elgranturbinax publishing house, which published several books about Morayta, the film icon died Wednesday.
Oviedo (Spain), June 6 - Spanish novelist Antonio Muñoz Molina has been named as this year's recipient of Spain's Prince of Asturias Award for Literature, beating out countryman Luis Goytisolo, Ireland's John Banville and Japan's Haruki Murakami.
The 57-year-old writer and former director of the Cervantes Institute in New York was honoured for "the depth and brilliance with which he has narrated relevant fragments of his country's history, crucial episodes of the contemporary world and meaningful aspects of his personal experience", the jury said Wednesday.