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2008-07-08 00:00:17

THE line-up for this year's Doncaster Pride festival, to take place on Sunday, August 17, has now been announced. Katrina Leskanich (formerly of 1997 Eurovision winners Katrina and the Waves, best known for their 1990s hit Walking On Sunshine) will headline the event. Other acts include DJ Marky Mark, Kylie Minogue tribute act The Kylie Experience, local band My Sobriquet and jazz performers Fiona and Glenn. Stage manager Annette Ramsay said: "We're still putting the finishing touches...

2008-06-20 12:00:24

By Journal Staff Report Pride on the Plaza, Santa Fe's annual gay arts and culture festival, opens today and runs through June 29. This year's events emphasize theater and live performance, including a staged reading of a new play commissioned by the festival, a performance of monologue memoirs by local authors and comedy by Julie Goldman and Eddie Sarfaty from New York. The fifth annual GLBT art exhibition had expanded to four galleries on Delgado Street. Concordia Santa Fe, the wind...

2006-07-22 10:41:10

By Jorgen Johansson RIGA (Reuters) - Gay pride participants said they were pelted with eggs and bags of excrement on Saturday as they left a service at the Anglican Lutheran church in the old town of the Latvian capital Riga. The Reverend Maris Sants, co-organizer of the gay pride festival, told Reuters that security police had been informed about the church service but failed to provide protection. "There were seven or eight of them waiting for us outside the church and as soon as...

2005-12-16 06:18:30

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese police shut down the opening of a gay and lesbian culture festival on Friday, an action participants said highlighted deep-rooted intolerance toward homosexuality. The festival was to be a weekend of films, plays, exhibitions and seminars on the issue of homosexuality, but police raided the opening reception on Friday night and participants said they were still negotiating on whether any of the events could go ahead. "They didn't have permission to hold...

2005-12-15 13:11:28

By Jorgen Johansson RIGA (Reuters) - Latvian lawmakers blocked same-sex marriages by changing the Baltic state's constitution on Thursday, infuriating gay rights activists who said they may take their case to the European Court of Human Rights. Ex-Soviet Latvia, which joined the European Union last year, sees itself as a progressive democracy enjoying one of Europe's fastest growing economies. But many people retain conservative views about the family and gay rights. "It is...


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conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin