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Madrid fashion show focuses on classy urban garments

Madrid fashion show focuses on classy urban garments

Madrid, Feb 20 - The creations of both young and veteran Spanish fashion designers on the second day of Mercedes-Benz FashionWeek Madrid are focusing on the female figure and classy urban garments.

With a specific and short, but intense, chromatic palette, Roberto Torretta presented a collection in which the jumpsuit, in different fabrics and colors, took center stage.

"It's interesting, new and practical, as well as feminine and seductive," he told EFE.

Silent film sweeps Spain's Goyas

Silent film sweeps Spain's Goyas

Madrid, Feb 19 - "Blancanieves", a silent movie shot in black-and-white, took Best Film honours at the Goya awards, Spain's equivalent to the Oscars.

Pablo Berger's version of the Snow White tale picked up 10 awards in all, including Best Original Screenplay and a Best Actress nod for Maribel Verdu as the evil stepmother.

The Cuban entry, zombie pic "Juan de los Muertos" (Juan of the Dead) took the prize for Best Ibero-American Film.

Spanish singer Marife de Triana dies

Spanish singer Marife de Triana dies

Malaga (Spain), Feb 18 - Spanish copla singer Marife de Triana died Saturday in the southern province of Andalusia, according to government officials in the Mediterranean town of Torremolinos where she lived. She was 76.

The singer and actress, whose real name was Maria Felisa Martinez Lopez, had been admitted on an unspecified date to the Xanit International Hospital in the nearby town of Benalmadena.

A funeral chapel was installed at Torremolinos' city hall as an official expression of affection and respect for the artist.

Shakira's child will be FC Barcelona member at birth

Shakira's child will be FC Barcelona member at birth

Ginebra (Spain), Dec 24 - The child that Spanish soccer player Gerard Pique and Colombian singer Shakira expect this January will be an FC Barcelona soccer club member from the minute the baby is born.

The Barcelona defender confirmed this in a statement on UEFA. com recalling that his parents made him a Barcelona member as soon as he was born and that he will do the same for his firstborn.

Spanish writer Fernando Diaz-Plaja is dead

Spanish writer Fernando Diaz-Plaja is dead

Montevideo, Nov 1 - Spanish writer and historian Fernando Diaz-Plaja died Wednesday of pneumonia in Uruguay, where he had lived for the past decade, doctors told EFE. He was 94.

Diaz-Plaja died at the Hogar Espanol for the elderly in Montevideo, where he had been admitted two months ago due to "various physical complications", the doctors said.

He had moved in 2002 to Punta del Este, Uruguay's main tourist center, and last June he broke a hip for the second time in several months, a circumstance that resulted in a marked deterioration in his health.

Spanish opera singer hospitalised

Spanish opera singer hospitalised

Barcelona, Oct 24 - Spanish soprano Montserrat Caballe has been admitted to the intensive care unit of Barcelona's Sant Pau Hospital after suffering a mild stroke, authorities at the medical centre told EFE.

Caballe, 79, is showing favourable progress, fully conscious and able to speak with her doctors and family members, the authorities said.

The singer suffered a slight stroke last week in Russia that caused her to faint and in the process broke a bone in her arm, after which she was flown to Barcelona.

Banderas, Alonso named envoys for `Brand Spain'

Banderas, Alonso named envoys for `Brand Spain'

Seville (Spain), Oct 18 - Actor Antonio Banderas and Formula 1 driver Fernando Alonso are among those who have been named as honorary ambassadors for "Brand Spain" by the Leading Brands of Spain Forum.

Also selected to be honorary envoys for their work to strengthen Spain's image abroad were businessman Isak Andic, the founder and main stockholder of the Mango fashion retailer group, economist Pedro Nueno, chef Jose Andres, cancer researcher Maria Blasco and the National Transplant Organization.

Watts shares red carpet with Tsunami survivor

Watts shares red carpet with Tsunami survivor

Spain, Oct 10 : Actress Naomi Watts walked the red carpet on Spanish premiere of her forthcoming film "The Impossible" with Tsunami survivor Maria Belon.

Movie is based on the life of Belon, who was in Thailand with her two sons and husband when the disaster hit the Indian Ocean in 2004. Watts, 44, plays the lead character in the film.

The actress dressed in white, happily posed with Belon who allowed the filmmakers to bring her struggle on screen, reports dailymail. co. uk.

The movie centers around Watts character trying to search for her husband who goes missing post the disaster.

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