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Music to ‘end the summer’

The Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra (JPO) is to present a “special concert” billed to “round off the summer” under the direction of Anatoly Zatin, with assistance from tenor Gabin Gaschen and 11-year-old piano prodigy Daniela Liebman.

Art exhibition opens in Zapopan

“De la Interpretacion a la Representacion,” an exhibition of the work of Simon Cruz and Guillermo Gomez Macias opens at the Colegio de Jalisco Friday, August 30, 8:30 p.m.

Mariachi festival preps for second decade

Ambitious plans are being drawn up for this year’s International Mariachi Festival – the 20th anniversary of this landmark Guadalajara shindig that celebrates Jalisco’s greatest musical gift to the world.

Don't miss this Sunday's Mariachi Fest Parade

The music starts at 10 a.m. just a few blocks from the Cathedral.

1,000 drums at Cabañas

Anyone who likes to play the drums is invited take part in a unique event to be held in the explanade of the Cabañas Cultural Institute on Friday, June 21, 6 p.m.

A slew of events on the menu as annual mariachi bash reaches adulthood

Guadalajara’s International Mariachi and Charreria Festival celebrates its 20th birthday this year, with bands from all over Mexico and other parts of the world set to roll into the homeland of this revered musical genre at the end of August.

Painting Salon 2013 submissions

Galeria Vertice is calling on painters of all ages, nationalities and skill levels to enter its 2013 Salon de la Pintura.

Guadalajara Jazz spot ready for festival

After a long career in the media and art world, Eduardo Diaz Barraza, a middle aged tapatio was taking a trip across France when the idea of a new venture hit him. The cozy bars in Paris enchanted him, and once back in Guadalajara he dedicated himself to find the perfect place to start his own jazz bar, the first one in the city since the closing of the legendary Copenhagen 77 more than a decade ago.

Famed folk ballet troupe to begin summer season

The internationally acclaimed Ballet Folklorico de la Universidad de Guadalajara kicks off its summer season at the Teatro Degollado in Guadalajara on Sunday, June 23. Shows are held every Sunday at 10 a.m. through September 29 (except September 1 and 8).

Teatro Degollado transformed for intimate concerts

Is this the first time that the stage of the Degollado Theater has been transformed into “theater in the round”?

Cirque du Soleil returns to Guadalajara

Cirque du Soleil returns to Guadalajara in August with Varekai, a touring production that is described as an “acrobatic tribute to the nomadic soul.”

US stars primed for Jazz Festival invasion

Four headline concerts (concertos estelares) at the Degollado Theater at the beginning of August will launch the city’s seventh Jazz Festival into new territory.

Well-known Canadian conductor to kick off state orchestra season

Still without a musical director, the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra (JPO) kicks off its second (summer) season of the year next weekend with a program featuring the works of two Spanish composers.

'Jalisco Sings' festival in GDL & Chapala

The fourth edition of the Festival Internacional Jalisco Canta, is branching out this year, taking in Chapala, Lagos de Moreno, Mazamitla and Amacueca, as well as Guadalajara.

Cabañas shows work of Fernando Garcia Ponce

An exhibition commemorating 25 years since the death of Mexican artist Fernando Garcia Ponce opens at the Instituto Cultural Cabañas on Friday, May 31.

‘Ruptura’ artist draws mixed reactions at Cabañas

The buzz about the Fernando García Ponce retrospective, showing at the venerable Instituto Cultural Cabañas in downtown Guadalajara until August 25, follows at least two divergent lines.

Exhibit focuses on child labor in Mexico

Mexico is seeking to reform its federal child labor provisions to raise the minimum working age from 14 to 15.

Guelaguetza featured in UdG Ballet Folclorico summer season

The Universidad de Guadalajara Ballet Folclorico is including a segment from Oaxaca’s colorful Guelaguetza Festival in their summer season that opened at the Teatro Degollado on Sunday, June 23.

JPO set to perform native son’s composition

Musicians in the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra (JPO) are excitedly practicing a piece by a Guadalajara-born composer, which is slated for Friday, May 24, in the Teatro Degollado as part of the Festival Cultural de Mayo. That performance of “El Laberinto de la Soledad,” named after the well-known book by Octavio Paz, will mark its debut in Mexico.

“It’s challenging and beautiful,” commented one instrumentalist, “and it really sounds like Guadalajara.”

Local band Trocker to play Glastonbury

Popular Guadalajara fusion band Troker are packing their bags to play at the Glastonbury Festival, one of Europe’s most well-known music and performing arts gatherings.

Dance company gets reprieve

The state-funded Compañía de Danza Clásica y Neoclásica de Jalisco has been given a stay of execution but the troupe will change its name to the Joven Ballet de Jalisco (Young Ballet of Jalisco).

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