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Archive for: January, 2014

“Men in Hats” and other works

By Claudette Noel Niels Henriksen, an internationally collected artist, will be showing some of his fine art photographs from San Miguel at the Cafe Muro and Art Gallery. His showing includes two series. The first, his black and white portraits of “Men in Hats,” includes famous artists, musicians, authors and interesting people from San Miguel. [...]

Beatriz Castañeda: “Flores de mi tierra”

By Sol González “Flores de mi tierra,” new paintings by Beatriz Castañeda, will be featured at Carral Espacio for the Fabrica la Aurora Art Walk on Saturday, February 1, from 5-7pm. This is the first presentation of Castañeda’s new series based on the flora of Mexico, which will be exhibited in Japan, Malaysia and the [...]

Danzón: Candelaria con cadencia

By Leonardo Rosen As we have done for years, the Club de Danzón “Mercerina” presents: “El Danzón y Otros Ritmos Bailables” as part of San Miguel de Allende’s famous Feria de la Candelaria 2014. This year, to paraphrase the Beatles, “We get by with a lot of help from our friends.” That is to say, [...]

Rose Valland, the savior of masterpieces

By Stephen Eaker   Rose Valland was one of the greatest heroines of the 20th century. Art historian, Captain in the French Military, member of the French Resistance during World War II, one of the most decorated women in French history, she was the savior of thousands of artworks that were stolen by the Nazis [...]

What does travel do? Alberto Aveleyra talks for PEN

By Lucina Kathmann What is travel? What do we think it does for us? What have people throughout the ages thought it was? We spend a lot of time and money dreaming of it, making plans, traveling. We even pay cheerfully for our children to travel. Why? Lecture “The Anthropology of Travel” Tue, Feb 4, [...]

Two writing friends read at Juan’s Café

By Jan Baross Jan Baross and Sher Davidson, both from Portland, Oregon, will share their newly published books at Juan’s Cafe on Monday, February 10, from 3-5pm. Literature Book presentation Sher Davidson’s Under the Salvadoran Sun and Jan Baross’s Ms. Baross Goes to Mexico, San Miguel de Allende Mon, Feb 10, 3-5pm Juan’s Café Etc. Reloj, across [...]

San Miguel: the number one city in the world has a great need for volunteers

By Katelin Cannon San Miguel de Allende has a long history of citizens and visitors serving the community, dating back to the economic recovery that followed the Mexican War of Independence. First annual Volunteer Fair Thu and Fri, Feb 20 and 21, 10am-4pm La Biblioteca Insurgentes 25 Today, over 100 years later, the volunteer spirit [...]

Recreation on the turbid waters of the Presa Allende

By Antonio De Jesús Aguado   Tons of fish reproduce and grow in the unsettled water of the Presa Allende—the second largest reservoir in the state—and later are caught and sold by more than 30 fishermen. At the same time, sanmiguelenses discharge 120 liters of waste water per second, which end up in the Allende [...]

Flu vaccines are available here

By Antonio De Jesús Aguado In Mexico, 1,517 cases of influenza AH1N1 have been reported, since January 24, and 135 people have died from this strain of flu. for that reason, the Secretariat of Health urges the population to prevent the disease by getting vaccinated. According to the SINAVE (National System of Epidemiologic Investigation), of [...]

Martin Luther King Jr. did not come out of nowhere

By Víctor Bremson Martin Luther King Jr. just doesn’t appear magically and call a bus boycott in Montgomery Alabama in 1955… A lot happened first. Like Moses, King was called to free the slaves but in King’s case we know that he was not alone. Many people came before him and supported him on this [...]

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