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By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Tonight, November 28th, American singer Alexandra Jackson performs at the renowned jazz house Blue Note Rio, in Lagoa, at 8PM. The show promotes Jackson's debut EP, "Legacy & Alchemy", which...
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Although he died 23 years ago, Rio-born musical icon Antonio Carlos Jobim - popularly known as Tom Jobim – would have turned ninety years old yesterday, on January 25th. To...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Set in the heart of Ipanema, the Bonita Ipanema Pousada & Hostel offers intrepid travelers the unique opportunity to sleep in the same house that once belonged to one of...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Representatives from the Rio-Galeão consortium, which administers Rio’s Tom Jobim International Airport, admitted it has engaged talks regarding the possibility of new investors entering the group to help pay this...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Although real-life criminal legends like Ronnie Biggs and many Hollywood films portray Brazil as a destination for illegal immigration, a recent report by O Globo shows the borders are not...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Twenty years after famous Brazilian composer Tom Jobim’s death, a statue in his honor has been inaugurated yesterday (December 8th) in Ipanema. The statue of the creator of the “Girl...
By George Utley, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The red carpet was rolled out for hundreds of football fans yesterday, as Rio's Tom Jobim/Galeão (GIG) International Airport played host to a good humored and raucous welcoming party. The...
By Chesney Hearst, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Saturday, July 13th, the Niterói based band Tereza will be joined by special guests; João Brasil, Secchin, Apollo and Maria Luiza Jobim at Arpoador's Studio RJ...
By Chesney Hearst, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Latin Grammy Award-winning Brazilian MPB (Brazilian Popular Music) singer-songwriter Vanessa da Mata will perform music legend's Tom Jobim's classics during a free concert on the sands of Ipanema beach at...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A string of power cuts has been reported in a number of states around Brazil in recent days, leaving thousands temporarily without power and many vital public buildings, most notably...
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