Last salsa party at Talara

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By day they are gallery curators, massage therapists, graduate students, administrative assistants and scientific illustrators. But on Monday nights, they were salsa dancers. On a frigid February evening, they came for the last time to the weekly salsa party at the Harbor East restaurant Talara, The nuevo-Latino is scheduled to close on Saturday. More than 100 dancers showed up. Most were veterans, but some had come for the first time. They twirled, spun, twisted with careful foot movements. Most did anyway. Some slow-danced like they were at the prom. There’s talk of relocating the weekly salsa party elsewhere, but for now, this was it.

Richard Gorelick

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