U.S. museum shows Cixi as arts patron

U.S. museum shows Cixi as arts patron

SANTA ANA, California – For more than a century she has been known as the woman behind the throne, the empress who through skill and circumstance rose from lowly imperial consort to iron-fisted ruler of China at a time and in a place when women were believed to have no power at all. But it […]

A Dutch treat of donated Golden Age masterpieces

A Dutch treat of donated Golden Age masterpieces

BOSTON – Boston’s art scene is getting a Dutch treat with a twist: a flurry of donated 17th-century masterpieces that experts say will change the city’s museum landscape for decades to come. First, collectors gifted the Museum of Fine Arts with 113 leading Golden Age masterpieces – including a prized Rembrandt portrait and works by […]

Submissions being accepted from Arizona students for consideration as Official Artwork for 2018 Arts Congress

Submissions being accepted from Arizona students for consideration as Official Artwork for 2018 Arts Congress

By SoAzNewsX Submissions are being accepted from Arizona students for selection as the official artwork for the 2018 Arts Congress, a day of advocacy and awareness, on Feb. 19 at the Arizona State Capitol.  The theme of the annual event is Art Everywhere, Every Day, for Everyone. The winning artist will be chosen by public voting on the […]

Annual Dia de los Muertos celebration honors Hispanic tradition

Annual Dia de los Muertos celebration honors Hispanic tradition

By SoAzNewsX A special celebration of Dia de los Muertos, the traditional Hispanic festival of remembrance, in which departed spirits feel welcome to hold a reunion with living relatives, will be held Thursday, November 2 at Funeraria Del Angel (FDA) South Lawn Mortuary and Cemetery, 5401 South Park Avenue in Tucson. The annual Dia de los Muertos […]

Arizona Theatre Company’s 2018 National Latino Playwriting Award submissions now being accepted

Arizona Theatre Company’s 2018 National Latino Playwriting Award submissions now being accepted

By SoAzNewsX Submissions are now being accepted for Arizona Theatre Company’s (David Ivers, Artistic Director; Billy Russo, Managing Director) 2018 National Latino Playwriting Award. The award is open to all Latino playwrights living in the United States, its territories or Mexico, according to a news release from ATC. Scripts will be read and evaluated by […]

Arizona Theatre Company premiere of “River Bride”

Arizona Theatre Company premiere of “River Bride”

By SoAzNewsX Arizona Theatre Company (David Ivers, Artistic Director; Billy Russo, Managing Director) is collaborating with Pop-Up Tucson chef extraordinaire Riley Chandler and world-class baker Don Guerra from Barrio Bread to bring a pop-up sandwich shop, Barrio Sandwiches, to the Temple of Music & Art, 333 S. Scott Ave., during the Arizona premiere of The River Bride. […]

Critically hailed music sensation Chelsea Williams coming to Fox Theatre

Critically hailed music sensation Chelsea Williams coming to Fox Theatre

By SoAzNewsX Critically hailed and top-selling independent music sensation Chelsea Williams released her debut for Blue Élan Records, Boomerang, back in August. The album was recorded at the Heritage Recording Company in Burbank, CA, with the gifted multi-instrumentalist Ross Garren producing. The result is a work that ties together Williams’ influences – Americana, indie-folk and lush […]

Nominations now open for 2018 Governor’s Arts Awards

Nominations now open for 2018 Governor’s Arts Awards

By SoAzNewsX Nominations are now open for the 37th Annual Governor’s Arts Awards, which will be presented in eight categories to individuals, businesses and organizations that have made substantial and outstanding contributions to arts and culture in Arizona. Deadline for nominations, which should be submitted online at http://azcitizensforthearts.org/governors-arts-awards/, is 11:50 p.m., Friday, Nov. 17. All nominees will be announced […]

2nd Annual Film Fest Tucson features 30 films, outdoor screenings, guests

2nd Annual Film Fest Tucson features 30 films, outdoor screenings, guests

By SoAzNewsX The second annual edition of Film Fest Tucson is set to take place October 19-22 in downtown Tucson, Arizona. The festival will feature a total of 30 different films, both narratives and documentaries in short and feature-length format. The screenings will again take place in the historic 101 year-old Scottish Rite Cathedral, located at 160 South Scott […]

In mid-’60s Yugoslavia, mariachi music was really popular

In mid-’60s Yugoslavia, mariachi music was really popular

In the mid-’60s, Mexican mariachi music ruled the airwaves in Yugoslavia. Singers sported charro suits and sombreros, typical mariachi garb, with typically Slavic names. The style was known as Yu-Mex, a mix of Mexican sounds with Serbo-Croatian lyrics and performers. But how did this rather unlikely mixture of sounds and cultures happen? The origin of […]

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