Monthly Archives: March 2012

Helio Alves and the Brazilian Collective Jazz Trio

This year’s San Miguel Jazz Festival was kicked off last night at the Peralta Theater with a wonderful performance by Helio Alves and the Brazilian Collective Jazz Trio. For those of you who are not familiar with this brilliant pianist … Continue reading

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Mojigangas

A frequent sight in San Miguel are the Mojigangas or Locos as they are more commonly known. These twelve-foot high giant sized puppets cavort and dance in the Jardin or down the streets during parades. While found elsewhere in Mexico, … Continue reading

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The Schoolchildren of San Miguel

This morning in the Jardin, we came across a wonderful exhibit of local school projects including this Cadena Alimenticia (Food Chain) diagram. The imagery is wonderful. While looking at this, other schoolchildren were performing (the Can-Can of all things) on … Continue reading

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Organ Pipe Cactus Flower

The arrival of spring here in San Miguel has resulted in an eruption of color, and not to be outdone, the many cacti on our roof have followed suit. The organ pipe cacti, the tall straight kind which are sometimes … Continue reading

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Lucha LIbre

Lucha Libre (meaning free fighting), or Mexican Wrestling, appeared at the old Gigante in SMA this last weekend. These events are inventive, intentionaly comical, and enormous fun to watch and hear– the crowd goes nuts cheering and booing. Of course … Continue reading

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Paranoia — Alive and Well in San Miguel

You may not realize this, but that thing in the sky is not the decaying condensation trail of a passing airliner, but “Mysterious” chemicals being sprayed by covert government forces (nationality unspecified) for (reason unspecified). Our local online notice board … Continue reading

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After the Eggs, Feathers

Each year, on the first friday of March, several groups of befeathered Concha dancers perform from dawn to dusk and beyond in the Jardin in San Miguel. This is one festival event it is difficult to miss. Just follow the … Continue reading

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