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By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - With Carnival approaching fast, technical rehearsals for Rio’s top samba schools will begin mid-month, with free entry for members of the public to watch. Schools from the Grupo Especial (Special Group)...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Although the Carnival holiday ended on Wednesday February 10th, the celebrations are far from over as dozens of street parties known as blocos are scheduled to take place this...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Following the tallying of votes on Wednesday February 10th, judges declared G.R.E.S Estação Primeira de Mangueira samba school the Champion of the 2016 Carnival competition in Rio de Janeiro....
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With themes ranging from an homage to a politician to celebrations of clowns and tricksters to tributes to national musicians, the remaining six samba schools paraded in Rio de...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With themes ranging from São Jorge to Don Quixote to Marques de Sapucai to a celebration of the Olympic Games, six samba schools paraded in Rio de Janeiro`s Sambódromo...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Over one million tourists are expected to attend the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Carnival festivities and hundreds of thousands of those visitors will make their way to the competitive...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In anticipation of this year's Carnival celebrations, Rio de Janeiro's historic Theatro Municipal is hosting specially-themed guided tours that explore the history of Carnival in the city since the...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In the last weekend before the official Carnival dates for 2016, the city of Rio de Janeiro will see well over 150 blocos (street parties), and on Saturday alone there...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – During Carnival in Rio de Janiero, parties known as blocos fill the city's streets with lively parades, music, dancing and colorful celebrations. With the city announcing there will be...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Anyone who is familiar with Carnival in Rio, or is planning to experience it, should know that the large roving street parties called 'blocos' create most of the electric energy...
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