Taller Musical Retablo

Taller Musical Retablo Taller Musical Retablo Taller Musical Retablo is a group of Puerto Rican musicians that performs traditional and indigenous folk music. It performs in traditional style, using instruments such as the Puerto Rican cuatro, the tiple doliente, the guitar, the güiro, bongo drums and kettle drums, as well as other musical instruments. Its [...]

Tapia Theater in Old San Juan

Tapia Theater Tapia Theater The Tapia is the oldest permanent theater in Puerto Rico. Construction was completed and the building inaugurated in 1832. During the 19th century and the early 20th century, it was known as the "Municipal Theater" or "Coliseum." It is located in Old San Juan on Fortaleza Street in front of Plaza [...]

Tapia y Rivera, Alejandro

Tapia y Rivera, Alejandro 'La parte del león', (1880) play by Alejandro Tapia y Rivera Alejandro Tapia was one of the fathers of Puerto Rican literature, one of the most prolific authors of the nineteenth century, and the only one of them to work in all genres. Because of his great contributions to drama, the [...]

Tavárez, Manuel Gregorio

Tavárez, Manuel Gregorio First residence of Manuel Gregorio Tavárez Notable Puerto Rican musician and composer. He is known as the "Father of the Puerto Rican Danza," as he was a forerunner of this form of music that was born in the middle of the 19th century. He was born on November 28, 1843 in San [...]

Television in Puerto Rico

Brief History of the Television in Puerto Rico El hijo de Ángela María Television in Puerto Rico began in 1954 with the creation of WKAQ Telemundo, Channel 2, and WAPA, Channel 4. These events, along with cinema and radio, which had arrived on the island in the decades of the 1910s and 1920s, respectively, played [...]

Television journalism

Television journalism in Puerto Rico (1954 - 2002) Aníbal González Irizarry Television journalism in Puerto Rico was born along with television in 1954 as a public service. The first news report transmitted in Puerto Rico reported on an amphibious military exercise held in Vieques. The newspaper EI Mundo reported on the event on March 31, 1954, under the [...]

Television News

The Beginnings of Television News in Puerto Rico Telenoticias Telemundo canal 2 News has been a part of local television programming since the beginnings of television in Puerto Rico on March 28, 1954. According to the archives of the Federal Communications Commission, the first broadcaster in Puerto Rico to transmit complete programming was Channel 2 [...]

Tennis Sport in Puerto Rico

Tennis Sport in Puerto Rico Tennis Sport in Puerto Rico Tennis was one of the sports brought to the island by the United States after the Spanish-American War. In the first decade of the 20th century, tennis courts were built at several private clubs – such as the Anglo-American Club in Condado and the Club [...]

The ‘Americanization’ of Puerto Rico

The 'Americanization' of Puerto Rico The United States military invasion of Puerto Rico during the Spanish-American War unleashed on the island a process that had begun to sweep the entire region: the cultural influence of the United States. This influence grew in huge strides in the measure that the United States increased and exercised its [...]

The 500 Acres Law

The 500 Acres Law In 1900, a law was passed to prevent powerful economic interests from buying up the majority of Puerto Rico’s agricultural land. The law was called the 500 Acres Law because it limited corporations to owning a maximum of 500 acres. The law arose from debates in the U.S. Congress in 1900 [...]