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Arts have been vital U.S.-Cuba link; the thaw will make them better
Arts have been vital U.S.-Cuba link; the thaw will make them better

When President Obama announced plans last week to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba, U.S. industries — from automotive to tourism — seemed elated by the possibility of being able to operate in Cuba. The news was greeted with just as much enthusiasm from the culture industry: "Art Collectors Predict 'Stampede' to Cuba," read one newspaper headline, while another trumpeted: "Renewed ties hit a high note for Cuban music lovers."  Grammy-winning producer, musician and composer Andres Levin, who is generally based in New York, happened to be in Havana for the announcement. "It was extremely emotional," he wrote via...

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