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Local actor back in the Oscar frame

Nominated for an Oscar for best foreign-language film, Chilean filmmaker Pablo Larrain’s “No” stars Tapatio actor Gael Garcia Bernal playing an advertising executive who helps oust Chilean dictator Augustin Pinochet.

Film fest honors Latino and Nordic cinema

The director of the Guadalajara International Film Festival (FICG) presented Spanish Director Pablo Berger with the Cine Latino Award for his film “Blancanieves” at the 24th Palm Springs International Film Festival in California last week.

Book fair offers cultural feast, flavor of Chile, books & more books

Over 500 authors from 28 countries are due to attend the 26th International Book Fair (FIL) at the Expo Guadalajara from November 24 to December 2.

Political winds cloud orchestra’s new season

Beset by uncertainty about whether its leadership will keep their jobs under the new state government taking the reins March 1, the general manager of the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra (JPO), Arturo Gomez Poulat, said that he and Artistic Director Alondra de la Parra are nevertheless designing the orchestra's new season and hoping to propose artistic and business projects to cultural authorities in February.

Top quality arts & crafts expo runs through Monday

The popular TlaquepArte festival runs from November 1 to 5 in Tlaquepaque's Centro Cultural El Refugio .

Established local artist shows work that ‘disconcerts many’

Lucia Maya’s artwork is not shocking in its subject matter, nor does it contain the distasteful imagery that characterize the work of so many contemporary artists.

City to stage major rock fest

U.S. rocker Marilyn Manson, British big-beat act The Prodigy and Puerto Rican reggaeton stars Calle 13 are all coming to Guadalajara this weekend for Maquinaria Festival 2012.

Prodigal pianist to perform at Degollado

Hugely talented local pianist Santiago Lomelin takes to the hallowed stage of Guadalajara’s Teatro Degollado for a solo recital, interpreting works by Haydn, Chopin and Liszt.

State dance troupe set to shine

As the State Dance Company prepares to stage the comic ballet “La Fille Mal Gardée,” its new director wants the troupe to raise its profile.

Zapopan Children’s Choir makes its debut

The 42 eager youngsters who comprise the newly formed Coro Infantil de Zapopan will interpret carols and villancicos at two concerts under the baton of director Benjamín Bautista this weekend at the Museo de Arte de Zapopan auditorium.

Amadou & Mariam

Two blind Mali musicians bring their blend of world music, blues, rock, and electronica to Guadalajara on Halloween.

Guadalajara and Miami film festivals team up

The Guadalajara and Miami International Film Festivals recently announced a partnership, providing industry guests with access to movies and events in both locations.

Molotov set the Fiestas ablaze

Fresh from a recent tour of Russia, Mexico City’s notorious rap-metal outfit Molotov played a huge free show at the Fiestas de Octubre in Guadalajara this week.

Innovative new auditorium set to rival UDG’s performance spaces

Unscheduled delays aside, Guadalajara will unveil an aesthetic, state-of-the-art performance and cultural space in June 2013.

Fiestas de Octubre parade draws thousands

No parade in Jalisco would be complete without colorful floats and the obligatory ‘Jarabe Tapatio’ dance (right).

Coldplay returns to Guadalajara

Popular British pop/rock band Coldplay will play Guadalajara’s Tres de Marzo stadium on February 18, 2013.

‘Live From The Met’ revs up for fourth run at Teatro Diana

Anticipation is building as the 2012-13 season of Live From The Met gets under way at Guadalajara’s modern Teatro Diana.

Singer to present Jewish music concert

Famed mezzo-soprano Kimball Wheeler, now settled in Guadalajara for several years, will sing a concert of Jewish music November 27 at the Casa Museo López Portillo in downtown Guadalajara.

Dance festival to run at Degollado

The 14th Onesimo Gonzalez Contemporary Dance Festival begins October 6, with performances scheduled evening through October 15  (excluding Oct. 14, shows start at 8 p,m.)  at the Teatro Degollado.  

Haydn choral performances slated

The prestigious Jalisco State Choir sings a free concert of “Stabat Mater,” a religious work by Franz Joseph Haydn, at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 20, in the Paraninfo of the University of Guadalajara, highly renowned for its acoustics and the 1936 mural by Orozco on its cupola.

Plaza Fundadores comes alive

The annual Fiestas de Octubre provides a great backdrop for a slew of cultural events, many of them held for free in the Plaza Fundadores behind the Teatro Degollado.

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