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An exciting start to a bold new Cultural Calendar for Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo

An exciting start to a bold new Cultural Calendar for Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo

All Photos by Arte Visual / www.emartevisual.com   2013 marks the ten year anniversary of the Zihuatanejo International Guitar Festival, and in its continuing efforts to do more for Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, the festival has recently embarked on an ambitious plan to provide year-round programming. Zi-Guitar Fest AC, the non-profit association behind the guitar festival, will be...

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Mexico Ignites Italy!

Mexico Ignites Italy!

In the month of June an impressive delegation of Mexican luminaries landed in Europe, embarking on a promotion tour spreading Mexican culture, food , music, and dance across northern Italy.  Mexico Week in Veneto included various food, wine and culture events during the week of June 4 – 10, in multiple cities, filling the streets of...

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9th annual Zihuatanejo International Guitar Festival delivers another fabulous music filled festival

9th annual Zihuatanejo International Guitar Festival delivers another fabulous music filled festival

The 9th annual Zihuatanejo International Guitar Festival, held March 5 – 11, 2012 was a tremendous success, filling the beautiful beach town of Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo with musicians and audience members from across the globe, for a week of guitar music in paradise. The Zihuatanejo International Guitar festival is an annual music festival that brings world class...

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Guitar Fest 2012, March 5 - 11, 2012

Guitar Fest 2012, March 5 – 11, 2012

9th Annual Zihuatanejo International Guitar Festival, March 5 – 11, 2012, in Beautiful Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, on the Pacific coast of Mexico.   The Zihuatanejo International Guitar Festival is very proud to announce that they will be the recipient of an Arts and Culture grant from the Mexican federal government, increasing our budget and insuring we can...

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Our Lady of Guadalupe

Our Lady of Guadalupe

December 12th is traditionally known in Mexico as the Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe (Día de la Virgin de Guadalupe), celebrating the manifestation of the Virgin Mary on Dec 9, 1531. It is the most important holiday in Mexico, even more important that Christmas, and is celebrated nationwide. Millions of pilgrims converge on the Mexico City...

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Zihua Guitar Festival Opens Submissions for 2012

Zihua Guitar Festival Opens Submissions for 2012

Submissions now open for the Zihuatanejo International Guitar Festival. Now in its 9th year, ZIGF 2012 will be held March 4 – 10, 2012, in beautiful Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Mexico. Submissions officially opened September 1, 2011, and will run through December 1, 2011.   The Zihuatanejo International Guitar Festival is GUITAR Festival for GUITARISTS only, full bands...

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Spanish Slang

Spanish Slang

  ¡Aguas, aguas!   An expression, literally, “Water, water!”,  yelled to get someone’s attention, meaning: “Heads Up!”, “Watch Out!” Origen:  Yelled by chamber maids, during colonial times, to warn pedestrians below that they were about to empty the contents of a chamber pot (waters) onto the street from the balconies above.  

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Mexico City’s Historical Center

Mexico City’s Historical Center

Centro Historico, the historical center of Mexico City is filled with impressive buildings ranging from Aztec times to the modern, amazing museums, remarkable murals and awe inspiring cathedrals. There is much to see and do in the old town area; here are some of the sites that are not to be missed. The Zócalo Officially...

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Arthur Koby

Arthur Koby

Jewelry Exhibition, January 21, 2011


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Angelitos

Angelitos

In Guanajuato


ANGELITOS…I’ve heard this word referenced in Spanish songs and poetry lyrics. I always assumed the literal translation ‘little angels’ applied, conjuring pretty images…mostly chubby cherubs or wispy waifs with wings growing out of their backs: a metaphor for lofty sweetness and innocence in humans! A visit to El Museo de las Momias in Guanajuato straightened...

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Revolution Day Parade 2010, Zihuatanejo

Revolution Day Parade 2010, Zihuatanejo

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¡Viva Mexico! ¡Viva La Revolucion!

¡Viva Mexico! ¡Viva La Revolucion!

Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Mexican Revolution


Mexico’s history is laden with severe social and economic challenges. In the beginning of the twentieth century under the rule of Porifirio Diaz (1867-1911), political corruption and the ever widening gap between rich and poor caused the country to erupt in a bloody revolution that lasted from 1910 until 1920. Once the Constitution of 1917...

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