Here’s my latest post, on my visit to the GALA Hispanic Theatre in Columbia Heights.
My visit to the GALA Hispanic Theatre Thursday before last has made me lament, just a little bit, that I don’t live in Columbia Heights.
The purr of Spanish on the air in that neighborhood helped soothe my culture shock during my first weeks back in the U.S. when I moved here from Madrid. Even if it wasn’t of the same accent i was used to, it felt more normal than the big wall of American English I hadn’t encountered in public spaces for several years.
And as I walked up 14th Street to the renovated part of the Tivoli theater now home to the Grupo de Artistas Latino Americanos (GALA) a little pang of regret, a sense of a missed opportunity, arose that I had not managed to find an apartment in the area. Because this could have been my local theater.
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