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Occupy SMA


By Jim Carey These days, reading newspaper headlines in the US can be depressing: “Trump Fires Comey;” “New Election Analysis: Yes, It Really Was Blatant Racism That Gave Us President Donald Trump;” “Census Bureau Director John H. Thompson Resigns and Congress Slashes Census Budget, Possibly Imperiling 2020 Census and Congressional Redistricting;” “Are Trump Tweets Against [...]

Danzón: One Time Only?


By Leonardo Rosen Remember “El Danzón y Otros Ritmos Bailables con el Club de Danzón Mercerina?” We have not presented our free admission dance event at the Jardín Principal of San Miguel de Allende since our eighth anniversary celebration on August 21, 2016. Why? I suggest that you ask the Department of Culture and Traditions, [...]

Recent Arrivals in Fiction


By Diane Gravell Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood, Swing Time by Zadie Smith, Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple, The Life-Writer by David Constantine, All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews, The Sport of Kings by C. E. Morgan, and They May Not Mean To But They Do by Cathleen Schine lead the list of [...]

Biblioteca Art Mysteries Continue: Who Painted This Painting?


By Jan Davis We forge ahead with a new art mystery this week. This gorgeous painting of the Parroquia bathed in iridescent blues hangs in the Sala Inglesa Gallery at the Biblioteca. The painting appears to depict a procession during Semana Santa. It is signed vertically “M. SWARTS ’66.” There are several paintings in the [...]

Occupy SMA


By Jim Carey Exxon, the big polluters, and the Koch Brothers’ funded think tanks have spent millions attacking environmental regulations and supporting the denial of climate change. They refuse to take seriously what 97 percent of all scientists, NASA, and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reveal—that our planet is accumulating heat at a rate [...]

Libros Para Todos Continues To Expand

LIT LIBROS Children in the youth writers workshop

By Fredric Dannen Last February, the nonprofit organization Libros para Todos tried out a new and venturesome program for children, something of an experiment. Libros had been created in 2013 with the mission of inspiring young Mexicans to get excited about reading by distributing free books to hundreds of mostly rural children, and then having [...]

Acclaimed Trio Nova Mundi and a Enrique Prado Join Forces


By Fredric Dannen San Miguel’s best classical pianist, Enrique Prado, is something of an enigma. A native of Morelia who moved to San Miguel as a boy, Prado studied piano in Cuba, and at age eighteen played a solo concert at Mexico City’s Sala Manuel M. Ponce, dubbed “the Mexican Carnegie Hall.” Living up to [...]

Ángel Ricardo Ricardo Ríos: Floral Magnificence

ART Angel Ricardo Bellas Artes

By Margaret Failoni “Nature is a revelation of God; Art a revelation of man.” -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow It would seem these words were written for Angel Ricardo Ricardo Rios. Art Opening Ángel Ricardo Ricardo Ríos: Floral Magnificence Fri, Apr 28, 7pm Bellas Artes Hernández Macías 75, Centro Free The epiphany for this Cuban- born artist [...]

Intersección Gallery Celebration

ART Interseccion galerry

By Margaret Failoni The Intersección Gallery celebrates its expansion into the adjoining group of light-infused spaces by presenting solo exhibitions by five of its most interesting and diverse artists. Listed and described in the order of entrance to the gallery, the artists are Rodrigo de la Sierra, Santiago Corral (the original founder of the gallery), [...]

JC3 Film Series Movie, the Quest for Love and Definition

FILM JC3 Loving

By Judith Cohen We at JC3 are still exploring the importance of a clear purpose, which is to be more diverse in our offerings. We are striving to become a true cultural center attracting a wider audience of those interested in music, theater, films, lectures, and spiritual growth. Film Jewish Cultural and Community Center presents: [...]

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