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Arts & Culture News: News and information for Arts & Culture by PVDN

Incanto will offer a delectable traditional Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings in two seatings, 6pm or 8pm on Nov. 22, featuring live music by French vocalist Michel Giglia and pianist Dennis Crow. Michel’s velvety smooth vocals are charming audiences every Thursday (5-7pm) with romantic French and Latin classics in a contemporary style. Dinner reservations...
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The Palm Cabaret has been at the forefront of entertainment in P.V. for almost 20 years. With a fresh remodel, some new acts and the return of our favorite entertainers, it’s looking like their best season is about to launch on November 21st. With shows every night at 7 pm and 9:30 pm, there’s a...
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Incanto Vallarta is thrilled to welcome back Lady Zen, an internationally known award-winning lyric fusion poet and vocalist/jazz singer to their entertainment lineup in November and December. As both a poet and a singer, she possesses the powerful voice of a mezzo-soprano and the excitement of a brilliant storyteller. Lady Zen will perform her engaging...
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Karen Souza is one of the top contemporary jazz singers in the world and she will be headlining the Riviera Nayarit Jazz Festival 2018 on November 16th as part of her Velvet Vault Tour. The event will take place at the Jardín Palmeiras in Nuevo Vallarta, the ideal place for an intimate musical evening, sensual...
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Naked Boys Singing! Conceived and directed by Robert Schrock, opened to packed houses and outstanding reviews as the show recently premiered at Incanto. This hit musical comedy revue ran for over twelve years in NYC to become the second longest-running musical in off-Broadway history. This year also marks the 20th anniversary of the world premiere...
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In Mexico, each town, each region, has its own traditions, its own uses, and customs. But if there is a tradition that we find in each of them, it is without a doubt, the celebration of the Day of the Dead. It is in time, in which each family prepares to receive the souls of the loved ones...
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In Mexico, the relationship with death is demonstrated in a cluster of traditions, rituals, behaviors, and moods. Death is feared but loved, it is respected but with humor, it coexists with us daily – it does not matter if it is through jokes, prayers, sayings, offerings or literary creations. Regarding the Day of the Dead...
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puerto vallarta christmas
Christmas in Puerto Vallarta has a wide variety of traditions and customs, among which can be noted various family parties such as Posadas and Three Kings Day, as well as the typical dishes of tamales and sweets. Puerto Vallarta is highly acclaimed at this time of year with the streets dressed in colors and joy...
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As every year, and according to the belief, the Mexican people prepare altars dedicated to their friends and relatives who have passed. The altars service the purpose of receiving the dead with a banquet of their favorite foods, drinks, candles, and flowers. Any reunion is a great celebration. According to the Federal Ministry of Culture,...
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Michel Giglia is a French vocalist who sings French, Latin and contemporary music with an upbeat, youthful twist. His voice is velvety smooth and his stage presence is mesmerizing. Michel graduated from the École Superieure de Comédie Musicale in Paris, where he refined his vocal, dance and performance skills. He has performed in musical theatre...
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At this time of the year, Mexican and Mexican-American communities observe “Día de los Muertos” (the Day of the Dead), a three-day celebration that welcomes the dead temporarily back into families. As scholars of death and mourning rituals, we believe that Día de los Muertos traditions are most likely connected to feasts observed by the...
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He recently met the Oscar winner, Emmanuel “El Chivo” Lubezki, and last year Alfonso Cuarón declared himself his fan, and among his cell phone contacts he has the actor Diego Luna; He is Michelle “Mitch” Mellado, a 13-year-old boy in Mexico who only has one goal: to promote Biodiversity through photography. On his business card,...
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Towering skeletons and dancers dressed in regional costumes are bouncing along Mexico City’s main avenue, surrounded by orange marigolds, as the city celebrates its third annual Day of the Dead parade. This year’s parade pays tribute to migrants who have lost their lives just as thousands of Central Americans make their way through southern Mexico...
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Sinking its roots in the pre-Hispanic past, the tradition of using cempasúchil flowers, known as the Mexican Marigold, to decorate altars on the Day of the Dead festivities survives thanks to Mexican farmers who showcase their brilliant products these days. The Mesoamerican cultures attached great importance to the cult of the dead, with different ceremonies...
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Meet Mexico’s Trinity of Death – Day of the Dead, Santa Muerte, and Catrina Calavera
The season of death is fast approaching. October is here and soon comes Halloween with its cavalcade of ghosts and goblins together with the Catholic holy days of All Saints and All Souls, known in Latin America as Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Included in these fall festivals are two familiar faces...
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