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27 Apr

…in Fuengirola

Mine host BigM and the cheerleaders

Australia makes a long-awaited return to the Fuengirola fairground as the popular Feria Internacional de los Pueblos opens on Saturday 28 April (continuing until Tuesday 1 May). […]

That’s Wonderful, Possums

22 Jan

A friend “very high up in the media world who has been tapping the phones in Australia House for many years” gave Barry Humphries an inkling. “I can’t tell you his name; he is married to a Chinese girl. He said it was between me and Julian Assange and it turned out to be me.”


Later with… Hollie Cook

8 Nov

HER RECORD label describes the sound as “tropical pop” but Hollie Cook’s self-titled debut album covers a far wider genre – a melodious and hauntingly captivating mix of dub, ska and reggae.


And the FLASHER is…

12 Sep

The 2011 Miss Universe pageant in Brazil became more interesting than usual (i.e. mildly interesting) when, in the endless round of mostly meaningless lead-up events, Miss Colombia Catalina Robayo was snapped in a short dress inadvertently (or not) minus knickers.

Oh yes… and the winner was Leila Lopes from Angola. Miss Australia Scherri-Lee Biggs, who was also reprimanded by the organisers for an “offensively see-through” evening gown and a “way too sexy” bikini, finished in the top 10.



1 Apr

“I want to work with Johnny Depp”

PENELOPE CRUZ has become the first Spaniard to be honoured with a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. […]


1 Mar

Vibrant Cuban rhythms in Marbella

STUNNINGLY TALENTED singer, pianist and composer Yanela Brooks has a deep passion for music that began when she studied the genre from the age of seven at an academy in Cuba. Later forming a band with 12 other girls before graduating, she was always destined for success. […]


23 Feb

Feria International de los Pueblos in Fuengirola

FUENGIROLA becomes a festive profusion of sounds, flavours and aromas from around the world when the town hosts the annual Feria Internacional de los Pueblos from 29 April to 2 May.

Last year’s fair – the 16th edition – attracted an estimated one million visitors over the four days, with 33 countries and Spanish regions offering an exotic taste of their traditions and cuisine in the colourful setting of the Fuengirola fairground.

Photos: Bosco Martín


15 Feb

New album from Raimundo Amador

VIRTUOSO SPANISH guitarist Raimundo Amador will be performing at Málaga’s París 15 concert hall on 19 February, presenting his new album Medio Hombre, Medio Guitarra. […]

A world of COLOUR and MATTER

27 Oct

Elegant and masterful exhibition in Málaga

THE LATEST exhibition by Mariano Fernández Cornejo runs from 23 November to 12 December at the Espacio Tres Gallery in Málaga. […]

The SHOW goes ON

3 Sep

New album from La Orquesta Mondragón

SPAIN’S SHOWMAN extraordinaire, Javier Gurruchaga, is back on centre stage with a new La Orquesta Mondragón album.

El Maquinista de la General is a tribute to trains, cinema, Buster Keaton (The General) and Gurruchaga’s recently deceased railwayman father – in short a magical mystery tour of rock, R&B, blues and jazz… with a Mexican flavour.

The album comprises 17 tracks, performed by La Orquesta Mondragón in collaboration with various Mexican and Cuban artists. […]