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Luiz Paulo Horta was a Brazilian journalist. He was born in Rio de Janeiro on August 14, 1943. He died on August 3, 2013, in Rio de Janeiro, at the age of 69.
In 1962 he started a law course at PUC-RJ, before moving on to journalism. He joined the Correio da Manhã in 1963, and the Jornal do Brasil in 1964, where he stayed until 1990. He then moved to O Globo , where he continued to work as a music critic. In 1986, he founded and directed the music section of the Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro. In 2000 and 2001, he directed a group of biblical studies at the Loyola Center of PUC-RJ.
He was a member of the Brazilian Academy of Music and the Brazilian Academy of Art. He was a member of the Development Council of PUC-RJ and of the Cultural Commission of the Archdiocese of Rio de Janeiro.
In 2000 he received the Padre Ávila Prize for Ethics in Journalism, granted by PUC-RJ. In 2010 he received the Medal of the Inconfidente from the Government of Minas Gerais. He was the seventh occupant of Chair 23, elected on August 21, 2008 at the Brazilian Academy of Letters, in succession to Zélia Gattai, and received on November 28 of the same year by academic Tarcísio Padilha.
Rio de Janeiro, or simply Rio, is the second-most populous city in Brazil and the sixth-most populous in the Americas. Rio de Janeiro is the capital of the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's third-most populous state, after São Paulo and Minas Gerais. Part of the city has been designated as a World Heritage Site, named "Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea", by UNESCO on 1 July 2012 as a Cultural Landscape.
Marlos Nobre is a Brazilian composer. He has received commissions from numerous institutions, including the Ministry of Culture in Spain, the Free University of Music of São Paulo, the Neuchâtel Chamber Orchestra in Switzerland, The Apollon Foundation in Bremen, Germany and the Maracaibo Music Festival in Venezuela. He has also sat on the juries of numerous international music competitions, including the Cità di Alessandria Prize, the Arthur Rubinstein Piano Master Competition and the Paloma O'Shea Santander International Piano Competition.
Nise da Silveira was a Brazilian psychiatrist and a student of Carl Jung. She devoted her life to psychiatry and never was in agreement with the aggressive forms of treatment of her time such as commitment to psychiatric hospitals, electroshock, insulin therapy and lobotomy.
Ricardo Tacuchian, born in Rio de Janeiro, is a Brazilian conductor, composer and Doctor in Musical Arts (Composition) at the University of Southern California.
The Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro is a Catholic pontifical university in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is the joint responsibility of the Catholic Archdiocese of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro and the Society of Jesus. In 2019, PUC-Rio was ranked as the fourth best university in Latin America by Times Higher Education magazine.
Carlos Alberto de Barros Franco, is a Brazilian physician and professor, specializing in Pneumology. He graduated in 1971.
Héctor Julio Páride Bernabó or Carybé was an Argentine-Brazilian painter, engraver, draughtsman, illustrator, potter, sculptor, mural painter, researcher, historian and journalist. He settled in Brazil and naturalized as a Brazilian.
Marcelo de Souza Camelo is a Brazilian composer, singer, guitarist, and poet. He is best known as composer and lead guitarist of the Brazilian band Los Hermanos. Since the end of the band, he continues composing for many interpreters, mainly Maria Rita and Ivete Sangalo. In 2008, was released his first solo CD, Sou.
Ana Luiza Nobre is a Brazilian architectural historian, author and critic, born in Rio de Janeiro in 1964. She is Director of the History, Theory and Criticism Section of the School of Architecture and Urbanism at the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), in Brazil, where she has been teaching for the last 10 years.
Antonio Luz Furtado is a Brazilian computer scientist and Professor of Computer Science known for his work in databases and conceptual modeling.
Lêdo Ivo was a Brazilian poet, novelist, essayist and journalist. He was member of the Brazilian Academy of Letters, elected in 1986.
Franz Josef Weissmann was a Brazilian sculptor born in Austria, emigrating to Brazil while he was eleven years old. Geometric shapes, like cubes and squares, are strongly featured in his works. He was one of the founders of the Neo-Concrete Movement.
Wilson José Witzel is a Brazilian politician and lawyer who is the 63rd and suspended Governor of the state of Rio de Janeiro. A member of the Social Christian Party, Witzel is a former federal judge and is an ex-marine. On 28 October 2018, he was elected Governor of the State of Rio de Janeiro with a four-year term beginning in January 2019, replacing Luiz Fernando Pezão.
Carlos Laufer, better known mononymously as Laufer, is a Brazilian musician, songwriter and record producer.
Cícero Augusto Ribeiro Sandroni is a Brazilian journalist. He was born in the city of São Paulo, on February 26, 1935, the son of Ranieri Sandroni and Alzira Ribeiro Sandroni. He did his primary studies and part of junior high school in São Paulo. After his family moved to Rio de Janeiro in 1946, he completed his secondary studies there. He studied at the Faculty of Journalism at the Pontifical Catholic University and EBAP - Brazilian School of Public Administration, at the Getúlio Vargas Foundation, where he was a fellow.
Cândido Motta Filho was a Brazilian lawyer, professor, journalist, essayist and politician.
Tarcísio Meirelles Padilha is a Brazilian philosopher and former chair of the Brazilian Academy of Letters. He was born in Rio de Janeiro on April 17, 1928, the son of Raymundo Delmiriano Padilha and D. Mayard Meirelles Padilha. In 1951, he married Ruth Maria Fortuna Padilha, and the couple has six children.
Cleonice Serôa da Motta Berardinelli is a Brazilian academic. She was born in Rio de Janeiro on August 28, 1916, to Emídio Serôa da Motta and Rosina Coutinho Serôa da Motta. Her father was in the Army and was frequently transferred around the country. As a result, Cleonice lived in many parts of Brazil, including in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. In Rio, she studied at the National Institute of Music, under the guidance of Oscar Lorenzo Fernandez, who was also her piano teacher. She interrupted her studies to move to Sao Paulo, where she finished her secondary school. She attended the University of Sao Paulo, where she studied literature under Fidelino de Figueiredo, among others. She graduated in 1938.
Múcio Carneiro Leão was a Brazilian journalist, poet, short story writer, critic, novelist, essayist and speaker. He was born in Recife on February 17, 1898, and died in Rio de Janeiro, RJ, on August 12, 1969.
Evanildo Cavalcante Bechara is a Brazilian scholar. He was born in Recife on February 26, 1928. He was orphaned at an early age, and moved to Rio de Janeiro in order to complete his education, staying at the home of a great uncle.