Living Statue Festival 8-2014

More than 50 Living Statues. Do not Miss the V Festival of Living Statues! / Más de 50 Estatuas en Escena… No te Pierdas el V Festival de Estatuas Vivas!

Festival of Living Statues 8-2014 / Festival de Estatuas Vivas 8-2014

Festival of Living Statues 8-2014 / Festival de Estatuas Vivas 8-2014

The fifth edition of the Festival of Living Statues / Festival de Estatuas Vivas [FesteVivas 2014] will be bringing 50 living statues in different artistic displays.

*Friday August 29, 2014 – Plaza España, Colonial Zone, Santo Domingo from 6PM to 9PM. The formal opening and exhibition.

*Saturday August 30, at the Parque Eugenio María de Hostos, Ciudad Nueva, Santo Domingo from 6PM to 9PM. The exhibition continues.

*Sunday August 31, 2014 at Parque Duarte in Jarabacoa from 3:30PM to 7PM. The exhibition and announcement of this years winners.

Festival prizes ranging from RD$45,000 to $20,000. The jury is comprised of outstanding artists with a long career in the theater. The spectators will also be able to vote for their favorite with the Premio del Favorito del Público / Audience Favorite Award.

More information at http://www.festevivas.blogspot.com/

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Renovation of Colonial Zone Continues – August 2014

The Renovation of the Colonial Zone continues.

Many of the roads that have been under construction are nearing completion.

Renovada Ciudad Colonial. Calle Arzobispo Meriño nears completion.

Renovada Ciudad Colonial. Calle Arzobispo Meriño nears completion.

The new map with road closings and detours is posted.

Roads under construction August 2014 - Calles en Obras Agosto 2014

Roads under construction August 2014 – Calles en Obras Agosto 2014

The big news is the new route that goes from Calle las Damas and continues through in front of the pedestrian only road in front of Casas Reales and the Plaza del Reloj del Sol (Sundial Plaza).

Desvío / Detour Calle las Damas, Casas Reales and the Plaza del Reloj del Sol

Desvío / Detour Calle las Damas, Casas Reales and the Plaza del Reloj del Sol

The parking for Banreservas is accessible from Arzobispo Meriño at Calle Las Mercedes.

Both companies are working hard to finish the Renovada Ciudad Colonial project as fast as possible. The problem is they keep running into many unforeseen obstacles. Unmarked underground electric lines. Historical monuments buried under the streets. Old water and other types of lines. Then of course there are the rains.

Calle Isabel la Catolica flooded by Tormenta Bertha.

Calle Isabel la Catolica flooded by Tormenta Bertha.

They are asking for our patience while the construction continues. This is not easy for those of us having to live with the inconveniences daily for more than 1 year now. No water at times, no electricity at times, dirt, dust, noise and limited access for vehicles and little to no parking.

Any questions or comments please call 809.682.2919 or write info_ucp@sectur.gov.do / Cualquier pregunta o comentario llamar al 809.682.2919 o escribir al correo electrónico info_ucp@sectur.gov.do.

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Free Concert at Fortaleza Ozama 8-15-2014

The Ministerio de Cultura / Ministry of Culture (MINC) presents a free concert called “El Valor de Nosotros”

El Valor de Nosotros 8-15-2014

El Valor de Nosotros 8-15-2014

This free concert will be hald at the Fortaleza Ozama, Colonial Zone, Santo Domingo with the participation of the National Symphony Orchestra / Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional,, conducted by Maestro José Antonio. The special guest is Cuban musician Paquito D`Rivera with JohnnyVentura, JochySánchez, Maridalia Hernández, Los Hermanos Rosario and Sergio Vargas.

This free concert is Friday August 15, at 6PM will be held in The Fortaleza Ozama on Calle las Damas.

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Colonial Zone Domino Tournament 8-17-2014

The Ministry of Tourism of the Dominican Republic, and The Association of Domino Clubs will hold their First Domino Tournament of the Colonial City. / Ministerio de Turismo de la República Dominicana, y la Asociación de Clubes de Dominó será celebrado el Primer Torneo de Dominó Ciudad Colonial.

Dominó de Ciudad Colonial 17-8-2014 / Domino Tournament Colonial Zone 8-17-2014

Dominó de Ciudad Colonial 17-8-2014 / Domino Tournament Colonial Zone 8-17-2014

The tournament takes place on Sunday August 17, 2014 starting at 3PM at Parque Colon on Calle el Conde between Arz. Meriño and Calle Isabel la Catolica. It is part of the promotion of the Colonial City to attempt to beautify the historic area and to promote the city while sharing the traditions and socio-cultural values ??of the Dominican way of life.

There will be prizes and trophies awarded to the winners.

This will bring friends and neighbors together for a friendly game. Dominoes is one of the countries important cultural activities. Come on over to the Colonial City and join in the family fun.

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Video – Dominican Republic By Air

Aerocam Films “Republica Dominicana desde el aire” / “Dominican Republic by Air”

This video gives an aerial view of the entire Dominican Republic in all its glory and majesty. The Monuments, roads and bridges, seas, lakes and rivers, forests, dunes, mangroves, wetlands, mountains, cities and countries.

The Colonial Zone is at the very beginning from .47 to 1:16.

Thank you for this wonderful presentation on our country.

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Festival Presidente de Música Latina Oct-3-4-5-2014

The announcement has been made! The Festival Presidente de Música Latina 2014 / Presidente Latin Music Festival 2014 has announced the list of artists that will visit the stage for this years much anticipated festival. This years festival will be celebrated for 3 fun and music filled days on October 3,4 and 5, 2014 at the Estadio Olímpico Felix Sánchez, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Festival Presidente de Música Latina 2014 / Presidente Latin Music Festival 2014

Festival Presidente de Música Latina 2014 / Presidente Latin Music Festival 2014

The President of the Cervecería Nacional Dominicana, Franklin León, says that this year will be the best in the history of the music festival since it first brought music to the stage in 1995.

Ok..here we go with this years amazing line-up:

Friday October 3, 2014 – The opening the Festival Presidente de Música Latina:
*Tiesto – DJ icon of electronic music, acclaimed on five continents.
*Calle Trece – The that won more Latin Grammys than any other.
*Duck Sauce – contemporary electronic music
*Don Miguelo – one of the first Dominican urban music musicians.
*Vakeró – Urban music icon.
*Mozart La Para – Dominican urban idol.

Saturday October 4, 2014 – Music Festival Day Number 2.
*Bruno Mars – The leading pop artist in sales and winner of Grammys, Billboards and MTV Video Music Awards. Mars is regarded as the “Artist of the Year”.
*Daddy Yankee – “The Big Boss” of Reggaeton.
*Prince Royce – The most award-winning Latin artist of the year.
*Chiquito Team Band – Salsa orchestra.
*Sex Appeal – 3 time winner of “salsa of the year”.
*Yiyo Sarante – Salsa
*Alex Matos – Salsa – Tropical music known as “el salsero de ahora”.
*Héctor Acosta – Merengue musician “El Torito”
*Miriam Cruz – The “Diva del Merengue”

Sunday October 5, 2014 – The final day of the Presidente Latin Music Festival 2014
*Maná – The living legend of rock in Spanish winning over 50 international awards and counting.
*Wisin y Yandel – The group that has been “number one” on Billboard Latino more than any other.
*Anthony Santos – “El Mayimbe”
*Gilberto Santa Rosa – “El Caballero de la Salsa”
*Víctor Manuelle – “El sonero de la juventud”

The spectacular is brought to Dominican Republic by the largest entertainment company in Latin America, Grupo CIE. The Festival is sponsored by the Ministerio de Turismo (MITUR) and Claro.

Ticket prices start at RD$900 and can be purchased at Uepa Tickets and at Centro Cuesta Nacional, More information at www.presidente.com.do.

“Festival Presidente 2014 – Donde vive la música”

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