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Caja Negra’s Final Two for 2017[P1]

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By Warren Jacobs Caja Negra has a growing list of productions in Mexico, especially in San Miguel de Allende. Their mandate is “theater dedicated to a provocative exploration of society and a celebration of humanity.” But who is Caja Negra? In the past four years, Caja Negra has presented the following productions; House, I Am [...]

Viennese Classical Concert: San Miguel Hosts the Vienna Chamber Symphony

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By Mittie Roger The Vienna Kammersymphonie, loosely translated as the Vienna Chamber Symphony, will give one concert for Pro Musica on Saturday, November 18, at 5pm at St. Paul’s Church. The Kammersymphonie is an elite ensemble of six Austrian-based musicians (string quartet, double bass, and piano) which specializes in playing full-scale symphonic works with their [...]

Euforia is coming to San Miguel

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By Sally Avant Rolando Diaz, an internationally known artist, will be creating original oil-on-canvas accompanied by pianist/ composer Seth Simmons. Dallas-based Cuban-American artist Rolando Diaz believes art is the expression of life. Everything we see, feel, touch, smell, and hear, in one way or another, becomes part of the images expressed on the canvas. It [...]

A Banner Year for Bilingual Theater in San Miguel

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By Fredric Dannen Julia Cho’s celebrated play, The Language Archive, currently being performed at the Santa Ana Theater by visiting professional actors from the San Francisco Bay Area alongside local Latin American actors, represents a new milepost in San Miguel. It is the fourth full-length San Miguel theatrical production in the calendar year 2017 that can [...]

Conversations with my Agent

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By Lauren Osornio Rob Long was barely out of film school when he landed a job as one of the writers on the phenomenally successful TV sitcom, Cheers. With the demise of the show, Long faced the prospect: Is there life after Cheers? Conversations with my Agent follows Long through the grueling process of setting up a new series [...]

Inside Politics As Usual: David Mamet’s “November” Opens At The San Miguel Playhouse

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By Henry Vermillion After the opening of David Mamet’s comedy “November” in 2008, the New York Times reviewer wrote that the play resembled a Sid Caesar comedy revue of the ‘50s. Well, as great as those weekly shows were, “November” is a far more finished, rich and even funnier piece of theater. The Times also [...]

An Act Of God “Selecting Plays”

By Alan Jordan Deciding on possible theatrical productions takes a lot of time and thought. I prefer to choose plays that are current, in the mode for the times we are living in. I tend to be attracted to stories about survival and survivors. I read a lot of classic and contemporary plays and other [...]

The Vienna Kammersymphonie plays San Miguel for Pro Musica

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By Mittie Roger Meet the Vienna Kammersymphonie (Chamber Symphony), a unique piano sextet hailing from Austria’s music capital. Passionate about reviving forgotten greats along with performing classic masters, their repertoire spans the 19th [1] century to modern-day composers. This exceptional ensemble will give one concert only for Pro Musica on Saturday, November 18, 5pm at [...]

Doug Robinson Plays Well With Others #4

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By Doug Robinson For the fourth time in my 13 years of living in San Miguel, I’m bringing together an all-star cast of singers and instrumentalists for a “Plays Well With Others” concert event. That means I get to present a bunch of talent deserving wider recognition from Mexico, the US, El Salvador and Cuba [...]

Live Jazz with Marie Goudy

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By Marie Goudy On Friday, November 24 and Saturday, November 25, come hear me perform jazz standards by the great composers Cole Porter and Duke Ellington. I am a Canadian trumpeter/singer with a master’s degree in jazz performance. I have taken the Toronto jazz scene by storm, performing with such legends as Michael Buble, Cleo [...]

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