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Ramiro Fernandez and Richard Blanco: Found in Fernandez’s book of pre-Castro Cuba photography, “Cuba Then,” are glimpses of a bygone Havana at its most exotic: Fire-breathing performers astound passersby in the street, racecar drivers tear down gravel roads; glitzy showgirls adorned with feathers twirl onstage. Notable names appear: actor Desi Arnaz watching a soapbox derby as a boy, still-rising salsa singer Celia Cruz applying makeup in a dressing room, English actor Alec Guinness crossing the street between takes of his Cuba-set movie. Fernandez and Blanco will discuss the book 8 p.m. Tuesday at Books and Books (265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables). Free. 305-442-4408 or - Phillip Valys

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