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Julio Iglesias starts his summer concert series in Spain

Julio Iglesias starts his summer concert series in Spain

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.

Sheila Loewe takes helm of her family's fashion house

Sheila Loewe takes helm of her family's fashion house

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.

Filmmaker Miguel Morayta dies in Mexico

Filmmaker Miguel Morayta dies in Mexico

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.

Spanish novelist wins Asturias prize

Spanish novelist wins Asturias prize

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.

Fashion students get to show off work at Madrid museum

Fashion students get to show off work at Madrid museum

Madrid, May 22 : Design and fine arts students from Spain's Universidad Francisco opened a show Tuesday at Madrid's Museo del Traje that showcases their talents.

The exhibition, which runs until May 26, seeks to show how the students are preparing to enter a tough real world that lacks many things but not creativity, organizers said.

The situation is tough, but the students have a level of desire and hope that will help them "tackle the world", professors Itziar Esteban Infantes and Abigail Aguirre Araujo said.

Spanish actor Alfredo Landa dies

Spanish actor Alfredo Landa dies

Madrid, May 10 - Actor Alfredo Landa, one of the best-known faces in Spanish film and the creator of a genre known as "landismo", died Thursday in Madrid, sources at the Spanish Film Academy told EFE. He was 80.

Retired from public life since 2008 and in unstable health, which had generated much public speculation, Landa was being cared for at a nursing home near his Madrid home.

King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia and Crown Prince Felipe and his wife, Princess Letizia, sent messages of condolence to Landa's widow.

Ole-Ole drummer Juan Tarodo dies

Madrid, May 10 - The drummer for the popular 1980s band Ole-Ole, Juan Tarodo, has died of leukemia, Spain's SGAE composers and music publishers association said Thursday. He was 52.

The musician, songwriter and producer passed away Wednesday in Madrid.

Tarodo, who shifted his focus to producing after the group broke up in 1993, had been forced to step away from the music scene because of his illness, SGAE said.

Ole-Ole was popular for hits such as "No controles", "Voy a mil" and "Conspiracion".

Filmmaker Michael Haneke wins Spain's Asturias prize

Filmmaker Michael Haneke wins Spain's Asturias prize

Oviedo (Spain), May 10 - Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke was announced here Thursday as the recipient of the 2013 Prince of Asturias Award for the Arts.

The 71-year-old writer and director's films include "The Piano Teacher", "The White Ribbon" and "Amour", which won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.

Meeting in the northern Spanish city of Oviedo, capital of the principality of Asturias, the jury for the arts award selected Haneke from among more than 30 nominees.

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