School of Arts & Culture

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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19 Oct La Ultima Parada 2016 – Schedule of Events

La Ultima Parada is proud to present our Schedule of Events on THREE STAGES.  Please join us on Sunday, October 30th from Noon to 8pm at the School of Arts & Culture at the Mexican Heritage Plaza, 1700 Alum Rock Avenue, San Jose, CA.  For stage locations please visit our…

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17 Oct La Ultima Parada 2016 – It’s not too late! Calling all Mercadito Vendors!

A timely message from our Mercadito Coordinator, Andrea Hernandez:   With just two more weeks before our event I’m reaching out to let you know that we have just a few spots left, including a couple of those premium corner spots.   If you you have a favorite vendor that…

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14 Oct La Ultima Parada – Grupo Folklorico Los Laureles of Silicon Valley

Grupo Folklorico Los Laureles of Silicon Valley, CA was founded in the summer of 2007 by Cesar Gonzalez and Ashley Lopez-Gonzalez. Los Laureles began as a small group of family members coming together to learn traditional Mexican dances. In the winter of 2007 MACLA (Moviemento de Arte y Cultura Latino…

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