Gourmet Restaurant with Urban Art Opens in Rio’s Botafogo

Gourmet Restaurant with Urban Art Opens in Rio’s Botafogo

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Inaugurated on Tuesday, August 25th in the neighborhood of Botafogo, the new Metrópole Art’n Grill is part art gallery, part interactive installation, part bar, part lounge, and part restaurant that offers gourmet hot dogs, hamburgers and craft beers. The venue’s inauguration featured live painting […]

Rio’s Vasco da Gama in Crisis in 2015 Brasileirão

Rio’s Vasco da Gama in Crisis in 2015 Brasileirão

By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Rio de Janeiro football (soccer) club Vasco da Gama continued their negative series in the 2015 Brasileirão when losing to Goiás with 0-3 this weekend. The club has gained the fewest points ever after twenty rounds, since the championship has been introduced in its […]

Botafogo: Rio’s New York-Esque Neighborhood

Botafogo: Rio’s New York-Esque Neighborhood

By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Botafogo, a network of streets that spans from the Lagoa to its beach that looks onto Sugar Loaf, has been tentatively referred to as Bota-Soho in the press recently. Though the name is a bit wide of the mark, comparing this neighborhood with one […]

Casa da Matriz Club in Rio de Janeiro Turns Fifteen

Casa da Matriz Club in Rio de Janeiro Turns Fifteen

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Rio de Janeiro venue Casa da Matriz began the celebration of its fifteenth anniversary on Tuesday, August 11h. The kick-off event, a special edition of Matriz Live Sessions, marked the beginning of six nights of celebration this week that will include special editions […]

Another Brasileirão Round Without Victories for Clubs from Rio

Another Brasileirão Round Without Victories for Clubs from Rio

By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Another round of the 2015 Brasileirão was played this weekend with no club from Rio emerging victorious from their Série A matches. Flamengo and Fluminense lost their games with 0-1, while Vasco drew against Joinville in the fight at the bottom of the table. […]

Ronaldinho Led Fluminense to Victory in First Brasileirão Game

Ronaldinho Led Fluminense to Victory in First Brasileirão Game

By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Ronaldinho Gaúcho has played his highly anticipated first game for new club Fluminense and led the team to victory when he initiated the play that led to the only goal of the game against Gremio at the Maracanã on Saturday, August 1st. Fluminense is […]

Live Free Jazz/Noise Rock Improvisation in Rio de Janeiro

Live Free Jazz/Noise Rock Improvisation in Rio de Janeiro

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazilian noise jazz quartet Vaso will launch their new album, QTV009, live at Audio Rebel in Botafogo tonight, July 22nd. Known for their radical free jazz, unique soundscapes and live improvisations, Vaso features Alexander Zhemchuzhnikov on tenor sax; Cadu Tenorio on violin, amplified objects, […]

Vasco Wins Against Flu in Rio Clássico in the Brasileirão

Vasco Wins Against Flu in Rio Clássico in the Brasileirão

By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Bottom of the table Vasco da Gama won some much needed points against Carioca rival Fluminense in the third Rio clássico of the 2015 Brasileirão. The cruzmaltinos won the game of the 14th round at the Maracanã on Sunday, July 19th with 2-1. Jhon […]

No Victories For Rio de Janeiro’s Serie A Clubs in Brasileirão

No Victories For Rio de Janeiro’s Serie A Clubs in Brasileirão

By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – None of Rio’s three clubs in the Série A, Fluminense, Flamengo and Vasco, could win this weekend in the eleventh round of this year’s Brasileirão, throwing Flamengo and Vasco into trouble at the bottom of the league table. Fluminense is confined to the fourth […]

A Colonial Mansion in Botafogo to House Urban Art in Rio

A Colonial Mansion in Botafogo to House Urban Art in Rio

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Directly on one of Botafogo’s main roadways, a massive nineteenth century mansion has recently been refurbished to act as the new headquarters for an urban art center, named GaleRio, located at 117 Rua São Clemente. Opened on June 16th by the city government in conjunction […]

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