Winter League Baseball 2014

Let’s Ple Bol! It is time again for The Winter Professional League Baseball Championships 2014-15/ Campeonato Nacional de Béisbol Profesional 2014-15 time is here!

Opening day is Sunday October 18, 2013 with the regular season ending on December 22, 2013. The play-offs begin after Christmas and continue throughout January.

The Winter Professional League Baseball Championships 2014-15/ Campeonato Nacional de Béisbol Profesional 2014-15

The Winter Professional League Baseball Championships 2014-15/ Campeonato Nacional de Béisbol Profesional 2014-15

The 2014 – 15 season kicks off with an opening game on October dedicated to the memory of Don Carlos Manuel Bonetti (Pilindo).

The Dominican teams are Tigres de Licey (L), Leones de Escodio (E), Gigantes de Cibao (GC), Las Aguilas (AC), Los Toros del Este (TE), Estrellas de Oriente (EO).

Liga de Béisbol Profesional de la República (LIDOM) announced the games start at 7:30PM Monday thru Friday and 5PM on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

The games in Santo Domingo will be Estadio Quisqueya Ball Park. In Santiago games will be at the Estadio Cibao Ball Park. La Romana games are at the Estadio Francisco Micheli Ball Park. In San Francisco de Macoris the games will be in the Estadio Julian Javier Ball Park. San Pedro de Macoris will play their games at the Estadio Tetelo Vargas Ball Park.

The complete schedule of all games can be found at LIDOM – Calendar 2014-2015 – Winter Tournament / LIDOM – Calendario 2014-2015 – Torneo Invernal.

Links to the teams, baseball terms in English and Spanish and more information about baseball in DR.

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2nd Indigenous Cultural Festival 2014

2nd Indigenous Cultural Festival 2014 in Pomier Caves, San Cristobal. / 2do Festival Cultural Indígena del Pomier, San Cristóbal 2014.

2nd Indigenous Cultural Festival 2014 in Pomier Caves, San Cristobal. / 2do Festival Cultural Indígena del Pomier, San Cristóbal 2014.

2nd Indigenous Cultural Festival 2014 in Pomier Caves, San Cristobal. / 2do Festival Cultural Indígena del Pomier, San Cristóbal 2014.

From October 5 to 12, 2014 will be held the second festival of its kind at the Anthropological Reserve Pomier Caves National Monument / Reserva Antropológica Monumento Natural Cuevas del Pomier.

This second version of the Festival will feature parades in Taino clothing. There will be a Taino areitos contest, poetry readings, creative workshops, craft workshops, sports tournaments, food tasting, creating murals, drums, Perico Ripiao music, tour of the reserve and the Taíno path.

This year there will be a special award “Premio Areito Taíno” for middle school students in the San Cristóbal Province. Each school will be invited to participate with a group representing the Taínos. The group will preform a dance or theater depicting the lifestyles of the Taino culture: dance, dress, food, religion, music, etc. The award will be presented on Sunday 12.

The festival will be held at the front courtyard of the Pomier Caves Anthropological Reserve at off of Autopista 6 de Novembre, San Cristóbal, not far from La Toma.

For more information – fundacioncuevasdelpomier@gmail.com
809-629 -3536 José Corporán or fundacionliteraria@gmail.com
809-703-3812 Ysabel Florentino

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18th Dominican Republic Jazz Festival 2014

The Dominican Republic Jazz Festival Celebrates 18 Years this November 2014. Starting on Thursday 6 to Sunday 9 they will be bringing great jazz music to the North Coast towns of Puerto Plata, Sosua and Cabarete. The Festival is free, but VIP Tickets are available. The DR Jazz Fest is presented by the Dominican Ministry of Tourism, with sponsors such as Jetblue, Ron Macorix and many other local businesses.

The Dominican Republic Jazz Festival Celebrates 18 Years on November 6-9, 2014

The Dominican Republic Jazz Festival Celebrates 18 Years on November 6-9, 2014

The festival brings world renowned jazz musicians to the DR and also educates the youth with student workshops to educate aspiring Jazz artists. Last year the festival broke all of its past records with a record breaking attendance of 10,000 people for the four nights of free concerts.

The line up (subject to change) is –

November 6 – Puerto Plata – Parque Independencia – 8PM
*Big Band of the National Conservatory of Music from Dominican Republic
*Colin Hunter and the Joe Sealy Quartet from Canada known for playing many of the jazz hits from the 1950’s.
*Blues music by Patricia Pereyra and Band, Musical Direction: Rafelito Mirabal and Guy Frometa, with Special Guest: Alex Jacquemin from France

November 7 – Sosua – Hotel Casa Marina Amphitheater – 8PM
*Benny Martinez from DR
*Ignacio Berroa Group from USA with Giovanni Hidalgo from Puerto Rico
*Berklee Global Jazz Institute with Special Guest Joe Lovano both from USA

November 8 – Cabarete Beach- 8PM
*Edgar Molina from Dominican Republic
*Berklee Global Jazz Institute from USA
*Joe Lovano’s Quartet from USA

November 9 – Cabarete Beach – 8PM
*Ramón Vázquez Trío, with Edmar Colón and Danny Díaz from Puerto Rico, with Special Guest El Prodigio from Dominican Republic.
*La Familia André from Dominican Republic

More information at http://drjazzfestival.com

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Color Vibe 5k Santo Domingo 2014

Santo Domingo Color Vibe 5k is for everyone! First time runners and the professional athlete. No matter if you walk casually or are an Olympic athlete, the route of 5 kilometers of Color Vibe 5k Santo Domingo will be the most memorable and colorful race of your life.

The colors start flying Saturday October 11, 2014 at the Jardín Botánico Nacional / The National Botanical Garden in Santo Domingo starting at 4:30 pm

Color Vibe 5k Santo Domingo 2014

Color Vibe 5k Santo Domingo 2014

The registration fee for the 5k Race Color Vibe Santo Domingo is RD $800 p/p for adults and RD$600 p/p for children 2 to 12 years. Registration starts August 1 on their web site www.thecolorvibe.do or at all La Sirena stores. Along with the registration you get to participate in the race, you get a shirt, individual packets of colors and other suprises.

The Color Vibe experience started on January 2012. There has been hundreds of races in the United States and Mexico and for the first time, in Dominican Republic.

The “magic powders” are manufactured and produced specially in the United States. They are not toxic, 100% safe and they are also biodegradable. You should wear glasses to protect your eyes from the dust and if you are super sensitive use a dust mask for your mouth.

Color Vibe 5K benefits Fundación Amigos Contra el Cáncer Infantil (FACCI).

Get all the details at http://www.thecolorvibe.do/

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Cacao Festival 2014

Festival del Cacao 2014 a partir del jueves 2 al sábado 5 de octubre / Cacao Festival 2014 from Thursday 2 to Saturday 5 in October

Festival del Cacao October 2 thru 5, 2014

Festival del Cacao October 2 thru 5, 2014


This is the second Cacao Festival organized by Producciones Mayo PG. It will take place in Parque Duarte, San Francisco de Macorís, the capital of chocolate production in Dominican Republic.

There will be many events and activities for the entire family all centering around chocolate production in Dominican Republic. *Places where visitors can live the experience of processing to chocolate to sweet cocoa.
*All types of chocolate products will be for sale including cocoa, chocolates, wine, ice cream, desserts and more.
*There is a special section just for children.
*There will be a wide range of lectures and conferences held by experts for students and adults to learn.
*An exhibition of crafts made from recycled and natural materials.
*There will be music and cultural performances every night during the festival
and my favorite – *There is a Dessert Contest for all items made with chocolate open to the public.

For more information, call 829-898-0201 / 829-579-7233 / 829-632-0508

Learn a little about the Cacao production in Dominican Republic and see some pictures.

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Michael Camilo & Tomatito In Concert

Michael Camilo & Tomatito In Concert November 4, 2014. Dominican jazz pianist Michel Camilo and Spanish gypsy flamenco guitarist Tomatito will be together in Dominican Republic for a much anticipated concert.

Michael Camilo & Tomatito In Concert November 4, 2014

Michael Camilo & Tomatito In Concert November 4, 2014


They have been traveling the world bringing their unique styles to all parts of the world including Korea, Switzerland, Azerbaijan, and USA. We are lucky to have them visit our little island as well.

Together they have recorded two very successful award-winning albums: Spain in 2000 and Spain Again in 2006 (purchase “Spain” on iTunes). They have won a Grammy for “Best Latin Jazz Album”, a Latin Grammy for “Best Latin Jazz Album”.

The New York Times critic Jon Pareles wrote of their Carnegie Hall performance: “the two musicians set out luminous melodies and surrounded them with arpeggios or darting guitar lines, so that each phrase spawned ripples like a pebble dropped in a still pond. Together the duo found an elusive grace.”

The duo will be performing on Tuesday November 4, 2014 at 8:30PM at the Sala Carlos Piantini, Teatro Nacional Eduardo Brito , Plaza de la Cultura, Gazcue.

Tickets prices run from RD$300 to RD$2500 and can be purchased at the Fundación Sinfonia. For more information call 809-532-6600 or 809-535-8690

Check out Michael Camino music on iTunes and Tomatito music on iTunes.

Tomatito & Michel Camilo – “Spain – Flamenco Time”

more info at www.michelcamilo.com

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