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Archive for: March, 2013

Gabriel Hernández in San Miguel

By José Luis Mendoza After his successful tour throughout Europe and the US, as a guest musician with the important and worldwide prestigious group Afro-Cuban All stars, San Miguel de Allende receives with deep thrill the virtuous-maestro pianist Gabriel Hernández, There will be a welcome concert at El Sindicato, Espacio Cultural Alternativo downtown. Gabriel Hernández [...]

Opera San Miguel announces historic collaboration

By Shari Alexander In the five-year history of Concurso San Miguel, the nationwide search for the most talented and promising young opera singers in Mexico, the competition has grown from a small regional contest to an event of national significance in the musical and cultural life of Mexico. “Each year we grow our number of [...]

San Miguel’s First International Festival of 10-Minute Plays

By Michael Hager Start with eight of the best contemporary 10-minute plays in the English language. Add in an all-star lineup of San Miguel’s favorite actors and directors. Put them together in one of the town’s more intimate stage settings. Then stir with conflict, humor and satire. What you end up with is “Diez Minutos,” [...]

Two 18th-century Holy Week processions

By Antonio De Jesús Aguado The perfume from chamomile and mastranzo (an aromatic herb) and the colors purple and white fill the streets of San Miguel de Allende during the Holy Week celebrations. There are several processions in the city, two in particular that are notable not only because of the number participants but also [...]

Passion of the Christ in Atotonilco

By Antonio De Jesús Aguado Atotonilco is a rural community located on the road to Dolores Hidalgo and is the location of the Shrine of Jesus the Nazarene, appointed as a World Heritage site by UNESCO. Twenty-five years ago, the locals started performing a reenactment of the way of the cross (Via Crucis) which is [...]

Holy Week in Iztapalapa

By Oswaldo Mejía (Atención Archives) The representation of the Vía Crucis of Jesus of Nazareth in Iztapalapa, an area of Mexico City, has been named a Patrimonio Cultural del Distrito Federal by UNESCO. The tradition dates from 1846 and has become a monumental reenactment that attracts two to three million spectators from Mexico and abroad. [...]

Citizens break the law and police officers abuse their power

By Antonio De Jesús Aguado Recently, two law students were violently forced by police officers to get out of their car. A video, which has been transmitted by national media and uploaded to social networks, shows the officers’ attitudes and the students’ reactions. The local government accepted that there was an abuse of power on [...]

Local Red Cross starts annual funds collection

By Atención Staff The national funds collection of the Mexican Red Cross started on March 15 and will last until April 14. The local Red Cross in San Miguel de Allende has already joined the collection. According to Rosalba Rangel, its president, their goal is to collect 300,000 pesos. The San Miguel local Red Cross [...]

Talk to me, dolly

By Jade Arroyo At the museum of popular toys La Esquina an exhibit titled “Alma de Cartón” (“Cardboard Soul”) explores cardboard dolls through the vision of 12 women artists. Beginning with plain cardboard dolls, each of these artists brought them to life by painting them, naming them, dressing them and creating a personality for each [...]

Friend-raising luncheon for Ojalá Niños!

By Elsmarie Norby Avril a Paris (April in Paris) is the theme of a beautiful setting that will transport you to enjoy all the sensory delights of a springtime afternoon in a Paris café. For us in San Miguel, it is Café Monet on Thursday, April 11, 11am at 2pm. Friend-raising To benefit Ojalá Niños [...]

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