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Jazz & Blues Festival Concert Pairs the Music of Two Very Different Singer-Songwriters


By Tere Urtusastegui At first glance, Carole King and Bob Dylan might not seem all that alike: Dylan, called “the voice of his generation,” ignited the 1960s with his political songs that inspired the burgeoning counterculture. King, meanwhile, was known more for songs that focused on relationships and introspection. The choice by organizers at the [...]

Countertenor Don Krim Teams Up With Celebrated Cuban Pianist at Concert at Bellas Artes

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By Tina Bueche Don Krim is a standout musical star in San Miguel, a town with no shortage of fine musicians. A countertenor, that rarest of voices, he is a performer whose natural vocal range, without falsetto, is that of a mezzo-soprano. Krim’s voice is “gorgeous,” says Spanish conductor José María Moreno, who adds, “It [...]

The Rupturistas Rebelled Against Mexican Muralism Yet Admired One of Its Icons


By Fernando Gálvez de Aguinaga A new exhibit at Galería Nudo will feature the work of four artists: three were a major part of the Rupture Generation—a generation of artists that broke México’s art world away from a focus on muralism, which until then had been the dominant artistic aesthetic. The Rupture Generation turned México’s [...]

Acclaimed Violinist David Mendoza’s Upcoming Concert Is a Musical Collaboration

By Ellie Harold After a month-long tour of Canada that included a week at the annual Montreal International Jazz Festival, violinist David Mendoza is back in San Miguel de Allende for a concert at Paprika Restaurant on August 13, this time joined by local pianist Lorelei Capell. Lorelei Capell Originally from Chicago, Capell taught piano [...]

Festival Reenacts a Sixteenth-Century Nuns’ Rebellion from San Miguel’s History

By Susan Page In 1760, in the convent that is now Centro Cultural “El Nigromante” (informally known as Bellas Artes), some nuns who lived there staged a most curious rebellion. The San Miguel Literary Sala is bringing you a two-day celebration of this pivotal conflict and the fascinating history of San Miguel at that time. [...]

Former Vermont Congressman Ben Ptashnik to Discuss Election Integrity


By Hope Bradberry Former Vermont state senator Ben Ptashnik, a trailblazer in the United States’s movements for campaign-finance reform and LGBTQ civil rights, will be in town to talk about his latest important project—ensuring the integrity of the upcoming 2020 elections. The San Miguel Chapter of Democrats Abroad is sponsoring Ptashnik’s talk on August 12 [...]

“Show Up & Write!” Writing Workshop Begins August 14

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By Maia Williams “Write what should not be forgotten.” —Isabel Allende   The Wild Muse writing workshops resume Wednesday, August 14, in San Miguel de Allende’s Historic Center. In each session, we’ll introduce examples of fine writing and technique. Here’s some of what we’ll delve into: •Nonfiction (memoir and essay) by writers of various ages [...]

Workshop Tells How to Feel Light and Ageless after 50


By Sarah Grace Powers Many women become frustrated when their bodies begin to change around menopause or afterward. The weight seems to shift in mysterious ways. Is it the hormones? Well, partly…but often not in the way you might think! It can be alarming to see fat forming around the belly area, a phenomenon associated [...]

The Alexander Technique: a Path to Better Posture and Better Health


By Pablo Buniak We often translate situations of emotional conflict into muscular tension. In the same way, an abdominal pain may be caused by a psychological issue, and very often freeing up a contracted muscle can relieve emotional tension. This is because the body and mind interact as part of the same psychophysical entity. It [...]

Patronato Pro Niños Tours Change Campo Lives One at a Time


By Patrick Green My name is Patrick Green, and I lead historical walks for the NGO Patronato Pro Niños (PPN). During my walk introduction, I always take a moment to explain the PPN mission, which is that we provide much-needed medical and dental care to children from economically disadvantaged families in and around San Miguel [...]

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