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Walking Tour Shows Where to Find the Mission Architectural Style in San Miguel


By Cheryl Young Visitors and residents of San Miguel de Allende from Southern California will most certainly know the Mission Revival style of architecture, which dates from the late 1880s. Characterized by red-clay tile roofs, expanses of plain (mostly white) stucco, broad half arches, and exposed wooden beams in the interior, these elements came together [...]

Autumn Magic: Inside the Heart and Soul Of San Miguel

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By Berenice Parra If you know anyone who’s always talking about visiting our city, share this opportunity with them! Feed the Hungry San Miguel will be guiding a limited number of special guests through a San Miguel de Allende seldom experienced by tourists via the “Autumn Magic” tour. The best part is that while feasting [...]

Jake’s Corner

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Heart to Heart Program’s First Street-Dog Trainee Just Misses Getting a Forever Home By Marie Abercrombie I don’t know if you were at my graduation, but the hot tacos, tea, and I were perfect. Wonderful Lesley Lustgarten generously provided the yummies, and my darling Julie made the tea. It was a glorious afternoon for me [...]

Gustav Holst: St Paul’s Suite and The Planets

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By Tim Hazell Composer and pianist Gustav Holst (1875-1934) was frequently inspired by unusual literary forms, such as Sanskrit texts. He set poetry by Thomas Hardy and the writing of Walt Whitman—the latter a particular influence—to music. Holst composed the orchestral Walt Whitman Overture in 1899. In 1904, St Paul’s Girls’ School in Hammersmith appointed [...]

International Jazz and Blues Festival Puts on Three Extra Concerts


By Tere Urtusástegui The twenty-fifth edition of the International Jazz and Blues Festival of San Miguel de Allende will present additional concerts during the month of June at three different venues. The first in this series, on Friday, June 14, at the Ángela Peralta Theater, “Blues & Rock Ladies,” will feature the music of Bessie [...]

Free Literary Sala Event: Ten More San Miguel Authors Reading from Their Works

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By Susan Page On the heels of a successful event featuring 10 Literary Sala authors reading from their works in progress, the organization presents yet another 10 local authors reading from their works on Thursday, June 20. This free event in The Literary Sala event room at Bellas Artes, is entitled “San Miguel Writers Read [...]

Talk Roots México’s Obesity and Malnutrition Problems in Government Policy Changes


By Liz Mestres What could be more central to our lives than access to sufficient and healthy food? How can we achieve food security? Food sovereignty? Food justice? According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), one in seven people on the planet goes to bed hungry every day, and more [...]

Ragazzi Boys Chorus


Por Sylvia Eliza Garica Ragazzi, fundado en 1987, ofrece una destacada educación musical y oportunidades de interpretación para niños y jóvenes de entre 5 y 18 años de edad. Alrededor de 200 cantantes, en seis niveles, de más de 100 escuelas y más de 30 comunidades costeras y valles, participan en este programa reconocido internacionalmente. [...]

Lecture Discusses Perú’s Hybrid History


By John Leupold Perú, which has been described as the “molten core” of South America, is a fascinating mix of Inca and Spanish culture. In colonial days, the Viceroyalty of Perú encompassed most of Spanish-ruled South America. The wealth that Spain derived from it was monumental, and centuries of exploitation eventually led to independence and [...]

Surrealist Artist Inspires Clothing Designs at Galeria Casa Diana Fashion Show


By Alexandra Long A fashion show on Saturday, June 22, at Galeria Casa Diana, will present a collection inspired by renowned surrealist artist Pedro Frideberg. The strong architectural quality and surreal compositions that characterize Friedeberg’s works served as a template for the Tiajuana fashion designer Daniela Villa’s spring/summer collection. Every item of clothing in this [...]

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