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Strad Quartet Brings Christmas Spirit to Bellas Artes Patio


By Tim Hazell Many of you have attended and enjoyed our Pro Musica Youth Chamber Orchestra’s energetic performances of classical music on Sundays on the beautiful Bellas Artes patio. Worthy of note is that the large chamber orchestra has served as the vehicle to bring like-minded musicians together to form their own duos, trios, quartets, [...]

It’s A Wonderful Life Brings Christmas Cheer to San Miguel Playhouse


By Fredric Dannen In 1945, the director Frank Capra read a short story by Philip Van Doren Stern entitled The Greatest Gift and immediately saw its potential as a movie. The story concerned a suicidal man named George Pratt, who one Christmas Eve is granted a wish to have never been born. Pratt returns to [...]

San Miguel’s Poetry Café to host Winter Open Mic


By Maia Williams Calling all poets! San Miguel de Allende’s Poetry Café Bellas Artes will celebrate the changing of the season with a poetry Open Mic. To claim one of twelve time slots, poets are asked to arrive by 4:30 pm and to have prepared a three-to-four-minute presentation comprised of up to three poems. First-time [...]

A Snazzy, Jazzy Christmas with the International Jazz and Blues Festival


By Joan Yonkler The jazz Christmas tradition continues. Every year, for more than a decade, the International Jazz and Blues Festival has brought together an extraordinary group of jazz musicians to interpret your favorite Christmas songs in unusual and very cool ways. This year is no different. On Saturday, December 15, at the Ángela Peralta [...]

San Miguel Singers Presents Free Concert to Benefit Those in Need


By Karen O’Malia The San Miguel Singers will give their annual holiday concert entitled “We Need a Little Christmas” at St Paul’s Anglican Church on December 14. The group is comprised of people in San Miguel de Allende who love to sing. They come from varied backgrounds with different skill levels and join to rehearse [...]

Four-Hands Piano Concerts Come to St Paul’s Church


By Mittie Roger Get ready for two of the most unique concerts of the 2018–2019 concert season! Four-hands piano concerts featuring acclaimed artist Julie Coucheron, called “exquisite” by the Washington Post, and San Miguel de Allende favorite William Ransom, described as a “technical dazzler, and more” by the Detroit Free Press, will inspire listeners through [...]

Circo de Cristal Circus Performers Choose Role to Suit Their Personality

CRISTAL Poster Circo

By Leonora Gabucio The circus world is a rich one. You get to know many different personalities, cultures, traditions, and languages. You may see the same discipline—such as trapeze—but you will never ever see the same performance twice, even if done by the same person. All artists bring their own personality, looks, tricks, even beliefs [...]

Caja Negra’s Final Kiss


By Alan Jordan San Miguel de Allende’s Caja Negra has quickly developed a reputation for presenting provocative literature from the world stage. Its productions have included House, Diary Of A Madman, I Am My Own Wife, By The Waters Of Babylon, The Tricky Part, Building The Wall, An Act Of God, Wiesenthal, and now Kiss [...]

A Norwegian Baritone Makes His San Miguel Debut

Magnus Dorholt Kjeldal

By Fredric Dannen Norway has a great classical music tradition, exemplified by the composer Edvard Grieg and the Wagnerian soprano Kirsten Flagstad. In the past twenty years, some of Norway’s finest musicians have had their training at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts, and one of the academy’s most talented alumni, the opera baritone [...]

Literary Sala Presents Two Stories of History and Survival

paperback in the wild

By Carole Schor The Literary Sala is pleased to present two distinguished and acclaimed authors talking about very different periods of history. Mamie Spiegel Mamie Spiegel has written her second book about the Mexican Revolution of 1810, San Miguel de Allende: Colonial Society and the War of Independence. She says there is new material in [...]

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