Three artists paint Canal expansion

Detalle de “Miraflores Passage” por Matt Tomlet.

The Panama Canal (ACP) has inspired artists for decades. Now three painters: Al Sprague, George Scribner and Matt Tomlet, are capturing on canvas the expansion of the interoceanic waterway in three different styles, creating a visual chronicle.

International artist, Al Sprague, was born and raised in the Republic of Panama. After receiving a master’s degree from the American University in Washington, D.C., he returned home … Continue reading

CONCERT ROSTER

visitor20-15_Página_19_Imagen_0011Friday, April 11

J BALVIN

Isabella Club, Multiplaza, 10 p.m. The Colombian reggaeton pop star performs live. Tickets, $40, through Ticketplus or at the club box office.

 

Friday, April 11 & Saturday, April 12

SUMMER FESTIVAL

Hard Rock Hotel Megapolis, 4:30 p.m. Two days of music with DJ Blend and Kate Elsworth headliners for each … Continue reading

Run-up to the May 4 election

Presidential debate or cat fight?

Election Day, Sunday, May 4, is coming fast and the squabbles among the presidential candidates are increasing. During the presidential debate, organized by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Panama, the true colors of José Domingo Arias (Cambio Democrático CD); Juan Carlos Navarro (Partido Revolucionario Democratico PRD) and Juan Carlos Varela (Partido Panameñista) came to light.

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Yoo inaugurates first building in the region

Property entrepreneur, John Hitchcox, and designer, Phillippe Starck, co-founders of yoo Worldwide, recently paid a visit to the country to inaugurate their latest venture, Yoopanama, a luxury residential complex located on Avenida Balboa built in collaboration with Habitats Developments. The building comprises two towers offering 1- and 2-bedroom, loft style apartments as well as penthouse suites with spectacular views of the Bay and the City.

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Teaching the little farmers

By Marijulia Pujol Lloyd

Respect and love for the land is something that Panama has been losing over the last few years. A group of mothers got together with other members of the community of La Chorrera, to create the Man and Mother Earth Reconnection Organization (Organización para la Reconexión Hombre Madre Tierra (ORHOMATI) which seeks to teach children, teenagers and adults how … Continue reading

Forts and slave-inspired customs

The Royal Customs House in Portobelo was built in 1630.

The colonial past of Colón

The province of Colón is the cradle of Panama’s Afro-Antillean culture as well as the site for some of the county’s most impressive colonial-era ruins. The best-known is the town of Portobelo, the old Spanish fort which served as the shipping port through which the plundered riches of Central and South America were sent to the Spanish Crown. … Continue reading

Concert at National Theater

El pianista holandés Silvard Kool se presentará en el Teatro Nacional el 23 de abril.

A passion for the piano and the oceans

The Dutch pianist, Silvard Kool, is coming to Panama to play at the National Theater (Teatro Nacional) on Wednesday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m. He is being sponsored by the National College of Panamanian Journalists (CONAPE) to mark World Press Freedom Day –May 3. Tickets to the concert range from $5 to $30 and are … Continue reading