Author: Maria Luisa Colmenarez

09 Oct La Ultima Parada 2017 Mercado

On Sunday’s Family Festival, more than a dozen cultural vendors will be present, selling jewelry, cultural and traditional wear and more.    This year, a space will be created for all vendors in the gravel lot in front of the Mexican Heritage Plaza (along Alum Rock Avenue) and  surrounding the…

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21 Sep La Ultima Parada: A Celebration of Life on the Day of the Dead

San Jose’s long-standing Dia de los Muertos celebration returns in a major way with La Ultima Parada, an all-day spectacular! La Ultima Parada 2017  plans to showcase the vibrancy of Mexican culture through a collection of cultural festivities, dances, and musical performances that honor the living and the dead. The…

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29 Oct La Ultima Parada 2016 – Xochitl Cultural de Lincoln High School

Xochitl Cultural is a performing arts program of the San Jose Unified School District at Abraham Lincoln High School. Via the vehicle of folklorico dance, the focus is to teach and preserve Mexican culture and guide dancers toward achieving a professional performance level.   Under the artistic direction of Maestro…

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28 Oct La Ultima Parada 2016 – CascaNueces: A Folklorico Nutcracker sneek peek!

Christmas comes to Day of the Dead!  LUP 2016 is pleased to present a sneek-peek at CascaNueces:  A Folklorico Nutcracker. With cross-cultural understanding as an educational mission, Dance Kids of Monterey County has created an annual holiday tradition advancing the music and dances of Mexico and the countries south of…

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28 Oct La Ultima Parada 2016 – Opera Cultura

Opera Cultura The mission of Opera Cultura is to explore the Latino-Hispanic cultural experience through music theater and opera, while providing opportunities for the community to participate as creators, learners, and performers.  They accomplish this by presenting the work of composer Hector Armienta, showcasing other artists,  and training young people…

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28 Oct La Ultima Parada 2016 – Los Mestizos de San Jose

LUP 2016 takes great pleasure in welcoming Los Mestizos de San Jose to the “La Viejada” Main Stage! In the summer of 1973, several adult folklorico dancers realized that they shared a common philosophy:  the need to assure that children were taught the traditional dances of Mexico.  Their mantra: “Only…

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