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Coro de la Universidad de Guanajuato presenta: “Praise His Holy Name”


Por Gustavo Vidargas Continuando con una línea de trabajo colaborativo con otras agrupaciones corales e instituciones universitarias de otros países, por considerar que se propicia una retroalimentación, como factor de crecimiento en la calidad de la actividad realizada, además de ser un excelente parámetro del nivel vocal e interpretativo, el Coro de la Universidad de [...]

Pro Musica Presents the 2019–2020 Concert Season


By Michael Pearl The twenty-second Pro Musica concert series, which starts October 6 and runs through the end of March 2020, has a large array of musicians and music to suit all tastes, including two operas. We celebrate two remarkable anniversaries this season: the two hundred fiftieth of Beethoven’s birth and the centenary of Leonard [...]

Jazz Evening Highlights the Music of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn


By Joan Yonkler To celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the San Miguel Jazz & Blues Festival, there will be a concert Friday, September 27 at St Paul’s Church that will be dedicated solely to the music of two of the greatest jazz composers of the twentieth century, Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. These two artists [...]

Broadway Cabaret Maestro Debuts in San Miguel with George Gershwin Tribute

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By Fredric Dannen Mark Hartman, a pianist, singer, composer, conductor, arranger, and coach working on and off-Broadway, has such a long resume of accomplishments that one wonders if he has ever taken a day off in the past three decades. He was musical director for Avenue Q, the Broadway musical that swept the Tony Awards [...]

In an Era of Musical Specialists, Multi-Instrumentalist David Mendoza Keeps Up a Dying Art

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By Fredric Dannen John Lennon once said, “I’m an artist. Give me a tuba and I’ll get something out of it.” The notion that a musician is a musician and should not be confined to a single instrument is a curious one nowadays when almost everyone is a specialist. But the idea is not quaint [...]

International Storytelling Festival Features Irish Storytelling and True Tales in Spanish


By Brad Rockwell and Lee Harris The 2019 San Miguel International Storytelling Festival concludes with three special final events: the “Stories in Spanish/Cuentos en Español” event, a solo performance by celebrated Irish storyteller Conor McAnally, and the best of San Miguel de Allende’s storytellers in the annual Showcase Finale. Following a Spanish-language storytelling workshop led [...]

Experience Eighteenth Century San Miguel History—Live!


By Susan Page In 1760, in the convent that is now Centro Cultural “El Nigromante” (Bellas Artes), some nuns who lived there staged a most curious rebellion. On October 17 and 18, the San Miguel Literary Sala will put on a two-day celebration and dramatization of this pivotal conflict in the city’s history, right in [...]

In San Miguel’s Rural Communities, Water Rationing Is a Way of Life


By Jim Carey Like the air we breathe, we can’t live without it. Across the planet, it’s becoming a heavy political issue. “The Cochabamba Water War” was a series of protests that took place in Cochabamba, Bolivia’s third-largest city, between December 1999 and April 2000 in response to the privatization of the city’s municipal water [...]

Local Artist Michael Pedziwiatr’s South of the Border Is Mesmerizing, Playful Art


By Guillermo Nube A playful adventure into imagination. The stage is set for this theater of the mind in glass cubes sculpture. South of the Border opens at 6pm, Saturday, September 21, continuing from 1–5pm on Sunday, September 22 at the Bordello Gallery of the iconic and beautiful La Casa de la Noche, Órganos 19. [...]

New Exhibit at Gallery La 303 Explores an Allegorical Inner World of Women’s Thoughts

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By Pamela Meraz Fábrica La Aurora’s Gallery 303, in conjunction with Gallery Juarez 2525 of Torreón, Coahuila, presents the most recent work of accomplished Mexican artist Monica Fernández Berlanga. The show, an invitation to find the mysterious subtlety within Fernández Berlaga’s paintings and to perceive what only the attentive viewer notices, is an endorsement of [...]

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