Tuesday, October 24, 2006

La Bloga Tuesday News & Notes

Michael Sedano

Sandra Cisneros Lectures in DF

Submissions invited

Denver Dia de los muertos spectacular

Siqueiros’ censored LA murals


Denver Dia de los Muertos Spectacular:

No Para Siempre
Denver - On Friday, October 27, the University of Colorado and North High School will host a legendary musical group from Mexico City, Grupo Jaranero, for a performance of No Para Siempre (Not Forever) in celebration of Dia de Los Muertos.

Grupo Jaranero makes its Denver debut after touring internationally for over 40 years. Their acclaimed show, No Para Siempre, consists of 4 musicians and 4 dancers who perform regional sones (song and dance forms) traditional to the Day of the Dead. The poetry, songs, and dance evoke profound thoughts on the mysteries of life and death, a significant part of this traditional Mexican holiday. Throughout the show, performers of Grupo Jaranero wear traditional masks and perform before an altar built in Mexico City that serves as the production set.

Members of Grupo Jaranero founded the renowned ethnomusicology program at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) in Mexico City. Grupo Jaranero’s spectacle will give Denver a rare taste of the Mexican rituals and traditions.

Where: North High School Auditorium (2700 W. 32nd Avenue, Denver)

When: Friday, October 27 at 7 p.m.

Tickets may be purchased at the door; $10 for adults, $5 for students with student I.D.

Proceeds benefit North High School’s acclaimed theater department, just returned from a successful tour of Scotland, representing Denver at the International Fringe Festival.

Sandra Cisneros to Lecture in Sor Juana’s Honor

La Universidad del Claustro de Sor Juana, a través del Colegio de Filosofía, Letras Humanidades, les hace una cordial invitación para que asistan a la Presentación y lectura en vivo de la destacada escritora chicana Sandra Cisneros

Participarán:
Liliana Valenzuela (traductora) y Claire Joysmith (investigadora)

Jueves 26 de octubre, 13:00 horas
Aula Magna
Entrada Libre

Sandra Cisneros nació en Chicago en 1954. Aclamada internacionalmente por su poesía y su ficción, ha recibido numerosos premios literarios, entre ellos el Lannan Foundation Literary Award y el American Book Award, así como becas del Nacional Endowment for the Arts y la MacArthur Foundation. Cisneros es la autora de La Casa en Mango Street, Loose Woman, El Arroyo de la Llorona y otros cuentos, My Wicked, Wicked Ways, Caramelo, así como el libro infantil, Hairs/Pelitos. Sus obras se han traducido a más de una decena de otros idiomas y al español por Elena Poniatowska y Liliana Valenzuela. Su libro La Casa en Mango Street ha vendido más de dos millones de copias y se ha convertido en libro de texto para las escuelas estadounidenses, desde el nivel de primaria hasta el universitario. Vive en San Antonio, Texas.

Liliana Valenzuela ha traducido al español a varias autoras chicanas y latinas, entre ellas casi toda la obra de Sandra Cisneros.


Claire Joysmith es investigadora en el Centro de Investigaciones Sobre América del Norte (CISAN), UNAM.


Mayores informes
Dra. Rocío Olivares
Directora del Colegio de Filosofía, Letras y Humanidades
rolivares@ucsj.edu.mx
www.ucsj.edu.mx


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Siquieros’ Censored Murals Focus of LA Discussion




CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS


The first, maybe annual, La Bloga Día de los Muertos Amoxcalli-Descansos Contest. Here's your chance to get exposure for your great piece relating to el Día de los Muertos. Through Oct. 24th we will accept prose, poetry, essay, in English or Spanish or Spanglish--just about anything concerning this indigenous/modern tradition. Fantasy, children's stories, young adult, horror, serious, or not so--anything you want to share on La Bloga. Shorter pieces are preferred (less than 500 words), since we are the editorial staff and will base decisions on quality and how little work is required of us. We will feature one prize winner each day of the week of Day of the Dead. Email your submission to lablogaATreadrazaDOTcom.

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See you next week with one of La Bloga's Dia de los Muertos writing contest guests.

mvs

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