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Variety of Cinco de Mayo celebrations in the Valley

Variety of Cinco de Mayo celebrations in the Valley

ArizonaLatinos staff If you don’t know the story behind the Cinco de Mayo national holiday in Mexico, you are definitely not a Mexican or Mexican American, of which there are many in our fair Valley.  Cinco de Mayo commemorates the

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MIM exhibits recycled trash instruments from Paraguay

MIM exhibits recycled trash instruments from Paraguay

By Ruben Hernandez The 20 young musicians in the orchestra named La Orquesta de Instrumentos Reciclados de Cateura (“The Orchestra of Instruments Recycled from Cateura”) perform classical music by Mozart, Bach, and Beethoven as well as pop by the Beatles,

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Fayuca: New label, new album

Fayuca: New label, new album

By Thomas O’Brien What began with writing songs together in mariachi class back in high school has turned into a 10-year friendship between Gabe Solorzano and Raf Ruiz, founding members of local reggae/rock/ Latin-alternative band Fayuca, who are releasing their

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Enjoy Latin American art with Latin American Art Alliance

Enjoy Latin American art with Latin American Art Alliance

Join the Latin American Art Alliance on Wednesday, April 17, 6-9 p.m. at the Phoenix Art Museum for an amazing evening of contemporary, cutting-edge Latin American art by artists from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela being showcased

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Will Salazar of Fenix TX visits Valley

Will Salazar of Fenix TX visits Valley

By Thomas O’Brien   Will Salazar, vocalist/ guitarist for pop punk band Fenix TX and Denver Harbor, dropped into the Valley from Houston for a special acoustic performance March 15 at Pub Rock Live. This set was Salazar’s first solo acoustic performance.  “I’m actually really

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Spanglish: El Bad Boy de Linguistics

Spanglish: El Bad Boy de Linguistics

By Joe Ray I’ve always spoken Spanglish. I think most bicultural, bilingual Latinos (and many non-Latinos) use Spanglish. You’re probably familiar with it. Or should be. Why do we speak in Spanglish? Because we can. On a personal interaction level,

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An authentic Brazilian Carnaval in Arizona!

An authentic Brazilian Carnaval in Arizona!

Too late or pockets not deep enough to book a trip to carnival in Brazil? Not to worry! Experience the excitement, the sensual sights, the pounding rhythms, and the authenticity of the world’s biggest party at Afro:Baile’s 4th Annual Carnaval

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CALA 2013 Festival seeks art proposals

CALA 2013 Festival seeks art proposals

The CALA Alliance is inviting arts nonprofits to be a part of the 2013 CALA International Festival by submitting Project Partnership proposals by March 2.   Arts organizations are asked to submit a 2-page summary of ideas for a collaborative

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Latin American Art at PAM

Latin American Art at PAM

By Ruben Hernandez The Phoenix Art Museum continues to bring some of the best of Latin American art when Order, Chaos and the Space Between: Contemporary Latin American Art From the Diane and Bruce Halle Collection debuts on Feb. 6

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Art Project Captures Border Violence And Hardships

Art Project Captures Border Violence And Hardships

By Monica Ortiz Uribe Source: http://knau.org/post/art-project-captures-border-violence-and-hardships Art has a way of redefining public spaces, particularly those marked by hardship or violence. That’s what drew photographer Stefan Falke to the U.S. – Mexico border. He’s capturing the work of bi-national artists

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