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Pablo Cano is in the news. He has a Puppet/Poetry gig

posted Dec 8, 2009, 6:27 AM by David Goboff

LITTLE HAVANA

Poetry On Strings: A poet and a puppeteer come together to produce lyrical marionette shows


BY CHRISTIN ERAZO

SOUTH FLORIDA NEWS SERVICE

In a cramped, white-walled, two-story home in Little Havana, characters from the pages of history -- and some from storybooks -- come alive under the watchful eye of Pablo Cano.

A gleaming Marie Antoinette stands tall in Cano's doorway, watching visitors with piercing blue eyes.

A red-and-white Matilda the Hippo greets visitors with a guitar-shaped smile and round brown eyes. Her body is an old wooden sign and painted cracker tins and beer kegs form her arms and legs.

These are Cano's marionettes, all unique, made up of raw materials found in junkyards and thrift shops. Music generally brings them to life, but poetry has added another dimension.

Click on the link to the Story in the Herald and read the rest.

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