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Leisure/Entertainment news & information for Costa Verde

Radio DJ drops down dead mid-show
Entertainment Sun, Oct 19, 2014

Radio DJ drops down dead mid-show

A POPULAR radio DJ dropped down dead on air during his evening show, his son reports. José Manuel Fernández Camblor, 58, known as DJ Cori, started his usual slot on Onda Gijón at 16.00hrs and was thought to be in...

Brad Pitt visits new theatre in Avilés
Entertainment Sat, Sep 5, 2009

Brad Pitt visits new theatre in Avilés

BRAD Pitt was in Avilés (Asturias) on Monday this week visiting renovation works on the city. The Hollywood star, 45, wanted to glean ideas from the town’s revamp and offer his support. Pitt is helping out with...

Collector of publicity pens has over 25,000
Entertainment Mon, Jun 1, 2009

Collector of publicity pens has over 25,000

A MAN who has been collecting promotional pens since 1988 is said to have the largest collection in Spain. Santiago García, from La Caridad (Asturias) has over 25,000 pens given away by companies to advertise...

Entertainment Wed, Jun 16, 2004

Tickets on sale for Gijón pre-summer festival

Tickets have gone on sale at Gijón´s Botanical Gardens for next Sunday´s pre-summer all-day film, music, and theatre festival. The festival, which starts at midday and goes on until 10.30pm, includes folk music and...

Entertainment Thu, May 27, 2004

PP demands McCartney concert ticket explanations

Gijón´s branch of the Partido Popular demanded explanations yesterday about exactly how many tickets for Paul McCartney´s concert on Wednesday were given away by companies to their customers. PP councillor Pablo...

Macca rocks Gijón with Beatles hits
Entertainment Wed, May 26, 2004

Macca rocks Gijón with Beatles hits

A third of a century since the Beatles split up, Sir Paul McCartney kicked off his "04Summertour" in front of 25,000 fans at Gijón´s El Molinón stadium last night with a set featuring a generous number of the...

Entertainment Thu, Apr 29, 2004

Stray Cats to headline `Crossroad´ festival

The veteran rockabilly band, The Stray Cats, will headline this year´s "Crossroad" music festival to be held in Gijón during June. The legendary band are back together again after twelve years, and will also...

Entertainment Wed, Apr 21, 2004

`Cirque du Soleil´ to visit Gijón

Tickets to see "Saltimbanco," performed by the "Cirque du Soleil" (Circus of the Sun), go on sale today in Gijón. The circus arrives in the town on the 25th June as part of a European tour which will...

Entertainment Wed, Nov 26, 2003

Director chooses Asturias for first film

Emilio Ruiz Barrachina started work on his first film "A la sombra de los sueños" (In the shadow of dreams), today in Llanes. The production team will be on location in Asturias over the next few weeks working...

Entertainment Wed, Nov 19, 2003

Alternative film festival in Gijón

Nearly 200 independent and alternative films, all depicting life on "the unseen face of society," will be shown during the XLIst International Film Festival starting tomorrow in Gijón. Up to 50,000 visitors are...

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