Archive for: March, 2018

Pictures From An Exhibition

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By Tim Hazell Pro Musica’s 30-member Youth Chamber Orchestra will open their upcoming concert on Sunday, April 1 at the historic Bellas Artes/Centro Cultural “El Nigromante” with their brass section playing a rousing excerpt from Mussorgsky’s “Pictures from an Exhibition.” Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky (1839 – 1881) was a Russian composer, one of a group known as “The Five.” [...]

Jesse Harris, Grammy-Winning Songwriter, Makes His San Miguel Debut

By Fredric Dannen In April 1998, New York-based singer, songwriter, and guitarist Jesse Harris was driving cross-country in an old Cadillac Seville with a fellow musician and happened to make a stop at the University of North Texas, in Denton. There, Harris met a young singer and pianist named Norah Jones, who had just turned [...]

Dear Editor:

I fell on Umarán on the way up to Calzada de la Estación. I think I just tripped on the sidewalk. I was bleeding from a couple of cuts on my face and shaken. Several people came to the rescue—a woman walking on the street, a man came out of a shop with a roll [...]

Geriatrics Means Rejuvenation in Ayurvedic Medicine

By Dori Ahern The ancient science of Ayurveda has eight branches, similar to the branches of allopathic medicine. However, the Sanskrit term for Geriatrics is rasayana, and it means rejuvenation. Some readers may be familiar with the three Ayurvedic mind/body types: vata, pitta, and kapha. These three humors, or doshas in Sanskrit, are derived from the basic [...]

Mind-Body Philosophy Series Part 13 at Meditation Center

By Frank Simons The Meditation Center presents on April 5 “The Enigma of Free Will,” the thirteenth of 24 installments of the Great Courses series Mind-Body Philosophy. A sense of being able to choose different courses of action is a clear characteristic of our subjective experience. But is it our sense of freedom that is [...]

UU Service

By Jon Sievert At this week’s Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Service, the Rev. Tom Rosiello, Minister Emeritus of the First Parish of Stow and Acton in Massachusetts, will lead worship and deliver an Easter message entitled “New Life in Dead Places.” Also featured will be a mega cast of acclaimed performers from the San Miguel musical [...]

PEN San Miguel Delegates Encouraged, Worried by UN Meeting

By Lucina Kathmann Two of your local San Miguel PEN members recently got to put on their travelling shoes and fly to New York to represent San Miguel PEN at the UN’s 62nd session of Commission on the Status of Women, held at UN headquarters on March 12–23. What we found there was at times [...]

Soul Friends

By David Johanssen Anam Cara, Celtic for “soul friends,” is a new musical venture in San Miguel. The band, featuring Catherine Bryne, Marc Taylor, Jordan Beslow, and Larry Dworksy is known locally for reinterpreting songs from the sixties and seventies as well as traditional folk tunes in updated arrangements. Their repertoire draws from Crosby, Stills, [...]

Rotary Water Leadership Recognized

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By Robin Loving It’s one thing to do a project; it’s another to do so with someone else’s money. To get that money is a ticklish game often called “grantsmanship,” a complicated skillset in which the applicant has to write well, cipher just as well, and then document how every cent or peso went for [...]

5 K Run In The Campo For Ojala Niños!

By Elsmarie Norby On Sunday April 8 runners from all over our area will gather in the rural community of San Miguel Viejo run for fun, prizes and support for the local Ojala Niños’ after school education programs. There are 5 categories with a cash prize for first place in each category and other prizes [...]

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