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Abstract artist may have works tucked away in Guadalajara

An abstract artist who spent more than 20 years in Guadalajara left several works throughout the city. Now his daughter is working to track them down.

The Met Live in HD: an unbeatable experience for a giveaway price

Midway through its Metropolitan Opera season, Guadalajara’s Teatro Diana hosts The Met: Live in HD broadcast of Antonin Dvořák’s high Romantic work “Rusalka” on Saturday, February 8, noon on the big HD screen.

Entertainment Guide - January 3, 2014

Professional staging of famous musical “Cats” by Mexico City promoter Gerardo Quiroz, who waited six years to obtain the rights to the work. Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on the tome “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats” by T.S. Eliot.

Entertainment Guide - February 7, 2014

Live from the Met

The New York Metropolitan Opera season continues with a simulcast of Dvorak’s “Rusalka.”

Spanish-owned gallery debuts with conceptual exhibit by local artists

A brand new art space near Americas and La Paz in Guadalajara has opened in a vintage home designed by luminary architect Luis Barragán in 1929. Travesía Cuatro, as the gallery is called, has roots in Madrid, yet the owners have chosen for its first event three Guadalajara conceptual artists whose pieces do not appear commercially oriented. 

Scotiabank Northern Lights Festival founder to take helm of new music conservatory

Chris Wilshere, founder and artistic director of the Scotiabank Northern Lights Music Festival, will take up his new position as Director of the Conservatory of Music of Guadalajara’s brand new Palacio de la Cultura y la Comunicación (PALCCO), on April 1.

Entertainment Guide - December 27, 2013

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra director Hector Guzman (above) takes up the baton and Claire Wells is the invited violinist at two end-of-year concerts at the Degollado. Among works, or fragments from works, on the program are Beethoven’s “Turkish March” from the “The Ruins of Athens” and “Violin Romance No. 2 in F Major,” Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Russian Easter Festival Overture,” Antonin Dvorak’s “Carnival Overture,” Tchiakovsky’s “Swan Lake,” Héctor Berlioz’s “Rákóczi March” and music by John Williams,from the “Harry Potter” movies.

Entertainment Guide - January 31, 2014

Join Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy with friends such as Woody, Jessie and Buzz Lightyear (Toy Story) for a fun experience.

Santana comes home, brings a few friends with him

Carlos Santana is not only a household name in Jalisco, but also with the many expats who attended the sold-out performance at the VFG Arena on Saturday, December 14.

JPO to start new season with Canadian conductor at the helm

Marco Parisotto, one of Canada’s foremost international conductors, has been officially appointed the new musical director of the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra (JPO).

‘Nutcracker’ ballet to set precedent, says Polish-born director

The 2013 performance in Teatro Degollado of Tchaikovsky’s famous “El Cascanueces” marks a milestone in Guadalajara’s artistic history, says Dariusz Blajer, the new director of the state’s reconstituted professional dance company, the Joven Ballet de Jalisco (Young Ballet of Jalisco) .

Entertainment Guide - January 24, 2014

Professional staging of famous musical “Cats” by Mexico City promoter Gerardo Quiroz, who waited six years to obtain the rights to the work. Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on the tome “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats” by T.S. Eliot.

Entertainment Guide - December 13, 2013

Ballet de Camara de Jalisco, one of Jalisco’s best-known amateur ballet troupes directed by Lucy Arce, presents its acclaimed annual seasonal show, El Espiritu de la Navidad. 

Entertainment Guide - January 17, 2014

After two sold-out shows in last year’s puppet festival, “Emiliano y el Tren al Inframundo”  returns on consecutive weekends to tell the story of an 11-year-old boy who has lost his father but cannot accept it.  In Spanish but recommended for kids.

Entertainment Guide - December 6, 2013

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

A special concert presented by the International Book Fair (FIL) and guest country Israel.  Conductor Avi Ostrowsky, with invited pianists Sivan Silver and Gil Garbourg, lead the orchestra in Leonard Bernstein’s “Candide Overture,” Felix Mendelhsson’s “Concerto for Two Pianos in A-Flat Major” and Gustav Mahler’s “Symphony No. 1 Titan.”

Entertainment Guide - January 10, 2014

The first free Tuesday evening recital of the year at the Degollado sees pianists Grace Cho and Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez interpret pieces by Mozart, Poulenc and Rachmaninoff.

‘Most authentic’ Beatles tribute band returns to city with special new show

In 1964, four young and brash working-class musicians from Liverpool, England crossed the Atlantic Ocean and changed pop culture for ever.

Portrait of female saint is focus of unorthodox exhibit

An installation consisting of 300 images of a beautiful but unsung female saint can be seen in Zapopan through the end of February.

New state ballet company takes a bow in eye-popping spectacles at Teatro Degollado

Jalisco’s “reloaded” professional dance troupe had an exhausting workout practicing for two presentations on consecutive weekends at Guadalajara’s premiere venue, said Polish choreographer Dariusz Blajer (pronounced “bláh-yer”), the brand new director of the brand new Joven Ballet de Jalisco (Young Ballet of Jalisco). 

State orchestra ends year on a high

There were full houses at the Degollado Theater on December 30 and 31, as the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra ended 2013 in triumphant style, with former director Hector Guzman leading the musicians in a program of classic works by the likes of Strauss, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and Dvorak.

Israeli performers to add color, sparkle to FIL

As the doors of the International Book Fair (FIL) close each evening, the Foro Expo (the covered performance space by the entrance of Expo Guadalajara on Mariano Otero) is given over to performing artists from the invited country – this year Israel.


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