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Las Sobras de Jaime Ruiz Otis
Por Luis Alonso Pérez
“A donde va toda la basura” preguntó Jaime a su abuelo cuando era niño “Pues a la tierra” le contestó.
El Compa Rivas pulls off yet another coup
By Ricardo Raúl & Daniel Alberto Pozos y Garay
An ever-increasing number of albums today bear that “pop” sound calibrated by the mainstream media which, an ever-decreasing number of artists cannily avoid circumventing; however, as we have seen in the past with some all too amenable artists, going “pop” can be the bane of the most ambitious of stargazers. With eight hit albums to his name, El Compa Rivas’ latest, Celda Vacía LP, looks to be his most ambitious and compelling endeavor hitherto.
“Crónicas” Could be the best ever for the Jaguares
By Francisco Ciriza
On May 31st, Mexico’s Jaguares released their first studio album in four years, ‘Crónicas de un Laberinto’ (Sony/BMG). The album was co-produced in Nashville by Saul Hernández, Alfonso André and longtime ally, Adrian Belew who also produced Caifanes’ El Silencio CD (BMG) in 1992. Belew is best known for his impressive guitar playing in the progressive/art rock outfit, King Crimson.
First Annual Mariachi Conference Tunes Up
Chula Vista International Mariachi Conference seeks local and visiting musicians to learn from the best
Mariachi experts from the Sweetwater Union High School District and international professionals from around the world will gather for four days in June to groom the next generation of the culturally rich genre. Hundreds of students from Southern California and neighboring states are expected to attend this exciting blend of mariachi and ballet folklórico instruction and exhibitionbut there’s room for many more.
Gala de Opera, Opereta y Zarzuela Presentaron en el CETYS Tijuana
Por: Paco Zavala
La lucha constante, el afán por estudiar, el trabajo sin descanso y el deseo de superación forman un coctel explosivo de enormes proporciones, quien se atreve a tomarlo recoge sus frutos.
Todo queda en familia
Robert Rodríguez usa una historia de su hijo Racer para recrear el mundo de la tercera dimernsion en el cine.
Por Jose Daniel Bort
Lo hizo otra vez. Robert Rodríguez es una máquina de hacer películas. No contento con lo que realizó con “Sin City”, su último trabajo al lado de Frank Miller, el cineasta decidió compartir con su familia la manufactura de esta historia de esta nueva película: Las aventuras de Lava Boy y Shark Girl en tercera dimensión.
La actríz Margarita Gralia, estuvo de visita por Tijuana
Por: Paco Zavala
La bella y talentosa actríz argentina, Margarita Gralia, visitó Tijuana el pasado jueves 9 de junio para participar en el programa Leo... Luego existo, que se verifica constantemente en la Sala de Lectura del Centro Cultural Tijuana, que promueve el Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes y el Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes.
Canicula: Snapshots of a Girlhood En La Frontera
Canícula: Imágenes de una Niñez Fronteriza
Norma Elia Cantu’s chronicle of the coming of age of a Chicana in the U.S.-Mexico border towns of Laredo and Nuevo Laredo in the ’40s, ’50s and ’60s which mixes actual snapshots with recreated memories Canícula: Imágenes de una Niñez Fronteriza/ Canicula: Snapshots of a Girlhood en la Frontera, is the focus of the final installment of the bilingual (Spanish and English) four book discussion series which has explored the Mexican-American experience through the prism of contemporary Latino literature.
San Ysidro’s Mitre Pitching for the Chicago Cubs
By John Philip Wyllie
Some people wear their hearts on their sleeves, but in the case of Chicago Cubs right-handed pitcher Sergio Mitre, it would be more accurate to say that he wears his feelings on his glove. Mitre, who grew up in San Ysidro, returned home last week to pitch against the San Diego Padres. He played his high school baseball at Montgomery High School and later went on to pitch for San Diego City College. When he took the mound for the Cubs Friday night he was wearing a glove with a Mexican flag woven into the strap. It is his way of celebrating his Mexican heritage.
Surf Dawgs Support San Diego Students Through Fantasy Baseball
By John Philip Wyllie
Nearly 200 county elementary, middle school and high school students converged upon the San Diego Hall of Champions Tuesday for a day of learning and fun at the Eighth Annual San Diego Fantasy Baseball Educational Tournament. For eight hours shrieks and groans filled the air as these students battled each other in an engaging game which combines elements of chance with baseball and mathematical concepts.
By Lyn Sherwood
A BULL, BY ANY OTHER NAME
La Fiesta’s main player, Toro Bravo, is the most ferocious and beautiful natural-born killer ever devised by nature. He has been matched against lions, tigers, and even elephants, and has rarely been defeated. As Ernest Hemingway wrote, he is to the domestic bull as the wolf is to the pet dog. In frontier California, the fighting bull was frequently pitted against the great grizzly bear. For the much heavier bear, it was considered a cruel fate, and one of the bull’s hooves would sometimes be staked to the ground, in order to give the bear a better chance. From such combats came the bull and bear stock market symbols.
The Book of Job, description of the behemoth.