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Dmitry Kouzov Plays in San Miguel for Pro Musica

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By Mittie Roger Get ready for two concerts with internationally acclaimed cello star, Dmitry Kousov and acclaimed piano maestra, Yulia Feedoseeva Mstislav Rostropovich. One of the greatest cellists of the 20th century praised Kousov’s playing, calling him “a true artist.” Immensely talented and versatile, the Washington post raved that he was “excellent.” Don’t miss this [...]

The Great American Songbook Jazz Concert

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By Joan Yonkler The Great American Songbook really isn’t a book, but a list of pop and jazz standards that are considered to be the most influential songs written in the 20th century, mainly between 1920 and 1950. Most of the songs were written by such well-known composers as George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, [...]

The Brothers Gershwin Meet the Brothers Dominguez

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By Joan Yonkler In the true spirit of brotherhood there will be convergence of two talented families doing what they do best. Concert Joan Yonkler sings Gershwin Sun, Jan 21, 1–4pm Nextia Restaurant Nemesio Diez 10 415 121 5567 The Brothers Gershwin, George and Ira, will be celebrated at a special jazz brunch on Sunday, [...]

Don’t Miss the Exquisite Gala Fundraiser for Education Outreach

By Michael Pearl, President, Pro Musica Twenty seven excited young Mexican musicians of the Pro Musica Youth Orchestra begin rehearsals for Pro Musica’s annual Gala Fundraiser on Tuesday, February 6, just before our two performances of Mozart’s opera Don Giovanni at the Teatro Angela Peralta on February 9 and 11, Friday and Sunday. The Orchestra [...]

San Miguel, Gitano y Flamenco

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By Ian Iracheta The presence of gypsy and flamenco culture in San Miguel de Allende is truly undeniable. One needs but walk through the streets under the moonlight to listen to the sounds that pay vigil to the night, to recognize the influence of Arab design in fountains and windows, and to contemplate the lofty [...]

Renowned Guitarist Alfredo Muro Returns to Perform in San Miguel

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By Sara Tylosky San Miguel’s winter season always includes many events that benefit tourists, locals, and nonprofits. One of the more exciting events to start the new year will be a world-class concert by internationally known Peruvian-born guitarist Alfredo Muro and his accompanying American cellist, James Bailey. The two talented musicians will bring their Duo [...]

How Theodore Roosevelt and J.P. Morgan Collaborated to Remake American Business

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By Lucina Kathmann Photos: Gerard Helferich In the second PEN lecture of the season, award-winning author Gerard Helferich will discuss his just-published book, An Unlikely Trust: Theodore Roosevelt, J.P. Morgan, and the Improbable Partnership That Remade American Business. He will also trace the tangled relationship between business and government, from 19th century laissez-faire to 20th [...]

Memorials, a Celebration of the Art of Rodrigo Lara

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By Kahren Jones Arbitman As Rodrigo Lara’s artistic reputation continues to rise in the US, his heart still lies somewhere between Querétaro, where he was born, and San Miguel de Allende, where his native talent was nurtured. That helps to explain why Lara chose San Miguel to launch a major publication about his recent work. [...]

Calvin Trillin Returns to San Miguel

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By Susan Page Calvin Trillin, who presented one of the most beloved and memorable Writers’ Conference keynote speeches in 2014, is returning to San Miguel for a Literary Sala Special Event. For more than forty years, Trillin has been a reporter for The New Yorker magazine, where more than 300 of his pieces have appeared. [...]

Join the Community-Wide Big Read

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By Elizabeth Marshall Everyone in our literary town is invited to participate in our annual Big Read. This year, the selected book is Through Black Spruce by Joseph Boyden, who will be one of the keynote speakers at the February 2018 Writers’ Conference. Boyden’s novel is a voyage to an area of the world unknown [...]

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