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Guitar Romance

Daniel Salazar Jr.


A Connecticut musician and his Spanish guitar: A romantic treat for Valentine’s Day

By Annika Darling


At 14-years old, Daniel Salazar, Jr. discovered Spanish classical guitar. He quickly fell in love. Today, Salazar holds both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in music; he has studied guitar in Spain and performed in master classes with classic guitar maestros; he has established numerous musical programs; and, overall, has redefined Spanish classical guitar’s limits.

This Valentine’s Day, Thursday, Feb. 14, Salazar will be performing at Hoffman Auditorium at University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford, for a program titled: Romance De La Guitarra.

Romance De La Guitarra was first realized 10 ...

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North Carolina, A Household Name For Farmworkers Who Head Up North

Newly-arrived workers settle in their housing at Four Oaks on a Friday afternoon. For many of the young workers, it is their first season of farmwork in the United States. (Photo by Aarón Sánchez Guerra)v ia Latinousa.org

Newly-arrived workers settle in their housing at Four Oaks on a Friday afternoon. For many of the young workers, it is their first season of farmwork in the United States. (Photo by Aarón Sánchez Guerra)v ia Latinousa.org

 

 

Aaron Sánchez Guerra completed this photo essay while working at North Carolina Farmworkers Project, a nonprofit in Durham, NC.

DURHAM, NC — The state of North Carolina has long been a household name in Mexico, as fathers and sons disappear from their homes for six to 10 months at a time to work, usually to pick tobacco and sweet potatoes.

In a state that has gone from a Latino population of ...

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Advocates Say U.S. Inaction Adds To Psychological Toll For Displaced Puerto Ricans

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal at recent press conference held in Hartford to focus on the housing crisis for Puerto Ricans displaced by Hurricane Maria

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal at recent press conference held in Hartford to focus on the housing crisis for Puerto Ricans displaced by Hurricane Maria

 

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For many of the more than estimated 13,000 Puerto Ricans displaced by Hurricane Maria who came to Connecticut, those who remain here find life is still fraught with uncertainty and anxiety as they struggle to obtain basic necessities, employment, health care and, especially, a  permanent place to live.

And if the ongoing trauma of trying to survive in an unfamiliar climate and culture was not enough of a burden,  for some there was no escaping the psychological toll of having endured and left ...

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