Sérgio Mendes: The Master at 77

Few have had this kind of influence on music genres. Sérgio Santos Mendes is the man who brought Bossa Nova, Samba and Musica Popular Brasileira to North America. But that is only the simple version of the story. Seventy-seven years ago, to the day, he was born in Niterói, a town which is part of Rio de Janeiro Province. He received an education…
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Bulgaria: Face Time With the Helianthus

The Sun is our star. According to Wikipedia, it is “a nearly perfect sphere of hot plasma, with internal convective motion that generates a magnetic field via a dynamo process.” Whatever. We like it, while tanning our skin on beaches, or while taking photos of sunflowers at 06:00 a.m. in late July. Yawn. Sunflowers, on the other hand, were…
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