‘GRILLED’ EXPERIENCE

Text: Ángel Torres Photography: Francisco Gutiérrez Based on different international culinary experiences, Ardeo restaurant, in Ciudad Juarez, is focused on Mexican and Spanish cuisine that provides a unique flavor to the palate. And it is precisely a grilled cooking that distinguishes most of their dishes, which are made in an elegant combination between grill and…

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A SPACE FOR ART AND TALENT

 Text and photography: Jaime Torres Valadez “Art embellishes a city, and this gallery will be a space where local talent is displayed si that artists can tell the stories they have to tell”, said Manuel Piña, Agave Rosa Gallery director, during the reopening of this cultural center in El Paso, Texas. During the inaugural ceremony,…

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CLASSIC VIOLIN CONCERT

Text, photo and video: Francisco Jurado Classical music is an art that does not know time, it has master compositions that have lived for centuries, but few make a violinist go deep on the strings of this instrument as it happened during the “Concert for violin and orchestra in D minor: of Aram Kachaturian. Erika…

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SOUTHWEST UNIVERSITY IN SUPPORT OF THE MOST VULNERABLE

Text: Angel Torres “After touring this amazing facility, I felt like Southwest University needed to be part of the El Paso Children’s Hospital”, said the CEO of Southwest University Yolanda Arreola, after the announcement of the donation of 1.5 million dollars for the oncology program. In an event held for the occasion and in the…

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“VARIACIONES VISUALES” AT THE MEXICAN CONSULATE

Text and photo: Ángel Torres Oil and acrylic paintings that reflect an authentic work of art, are exhibited in the Mexican Consulate of El Paso gallery, under the name “Variaciones Visuales” (Visual Variations), by the artist Pedro Francisco. With the presence of well-known personalities from the border and authorities, this exhibition worthy of admiration, was…

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“TAN SOLO”, FLAMENCO ART

Text: Ángel Torres Photography: Guillermo Carrillo A work that explores the sound produced by the corporal and rhythmic internal effort of its performers, the show called “Tan Solo” was presented. This presentation was organized by the Fundación Mascareñas (Mascareñas Foundation) within the Matices Culturales 2018 program. It was through the rhythm of flamenco, that the…

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FLAMENCO PARTY IN EL PASO

Text and Photography: Jaime Torres Valadez With the participation of outstanding international artists, the traditional “Flamenco Night” was held at the Ardovino’s Desert Crossing’s Sunset Hall in Sunland Park, New Mexico. The event, organized by the Honorary Consul of Spain Martha Vera, was attended by more than one hundred participants from the border region, including…

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SAN PEDRO DE JESUS MALDONADO 100TH ORDINATION ANNIVERSARY

Photography and text: Jaime Torres Valadez With the participation of fifty local artists, the work of the priest and Chihuahuense Saint Pedro de Jesus Maldonado was remembered and brought to life. He was distinguished for his religious service for the defense of poor families, a mission that cost him his life during the time of…

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STRINGS RECITAL FOR THE SOUL

Text: Ángel Torres Photography: Guillermo Carrillo A travel through different musical genres delighted an art-conscious audience during a recital for the soul, performed by one of the best musicians from Ciudad Juarez: Carlos Benítez. Romantic pieces, danzones and tangos fascinated the public that attended the Art Museum, where this great internationally renowned artist that has…

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ANNIVERSARY TEMPORARY EXHIBITION

Text and photography: Ángel Torres A collection composed by 22 art pieces, are part of the gallery of the La Rodadora Museum now that the temporary exhibition “Sebastian Escultor” has been inaugurated. This, as part of the 50 years celebration of the trajectory of the famous Chihuahua sculptor, who has made around 250 sculptures in…

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EXCHANGE OF COMMERCIAL ACTIVITIES

Text and photography: Jaime Torres Valadez With the participation of more that 20 executives from various companies of the city, the Greater Chamber of Commerce of El Paso presented its monthly reunion called “Business After Hours” to promote commercial activities in the border region. “The goal is for the members to get to know each…

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MOZART GALA

Text, Photography and Video: Francisco Jurado Music that transcends generations was what caused a total sold out at the Teatro de los Heroes during the “Gala de Mozart” (Mozart Gala), a show proudly performed by the Philharmonic Orchestra of the State of Chihuahua. In this way, the public of the Chihuahua capital was delighted with…

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RACE AGAINST RACISM

Text and Photography: Fernanda León As a way to counteract racism and promote the unity among the community members of El Paso, Las Cruces and Ciudad Juarez, the YWCA of El Paso organization celebrated Martin Luther King’s day with the realization of the ninth edition of the ‘Race Against Racism’ race. In a harmonious and…

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HEATH AND LOVE FOR OUR TARAHUMARA BROTHERS

Text and photo: Ángel Torres In an act of charity, the “Niños de Todos” and “Brazos de Algodón” associations accomplished the goal and brought some heath to the brothers at the sierra tarahumara. Blankets, jackets, and other types of winter clothes were donated to kids, young people and adults that live in the Choguita community,…

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LIFE OF A HERO

Text: Fernanda León Photography: Francisco Javier Jurado The Consulate General of Mexico in El Paso, Texas facilities gave rise to the book presentation: “Orozco: The Life and Death of a Mexican Revolutionary”, written by Raymond Caballero, who narrates important life events of the protagonist during the war time in Mexico. Through the extensive knowledge that…

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A PARADE OF MAGIC AND ILLUSION

Text: Angel Torres Photography: Guillermo Carrillo Creating unforgettable experiences is the goal of the Coca Cola Parade, which in its 2017 edition with the name of “Thank You for Sharing”, once again generated illusion among thousands of people who witnessed this spectacular tour through the streets of Ciudad Juarez. The magic of the Christmas season…

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“THE NUTCRACKER” AMAZES

Text: Angel Torres Photography: Francisco J. Jurado/Javier Gutiérrez As a prelude to Christmas, The Nutcracker magic comes to the border, the December classic that puts the Christmas spirit in the city, through a fantastic presentation. More than 40 actors, including children and adolescents, make up this show recreated with beautiful scenery, lucid costumes and season…

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A CELEBRATION THAT SYMBOLIZES GRATITUDE

Text: Angel Torres Photography: Francisco Javier Jurado Like every year, Montana Avenue in El Paso, Texas was flooded with the presence of thousands of attendees who enjoyed the classic Thanksgiving Parade in its 81st edition. Entire families filled up the streets and balconies to impatiently wait for the start of this festivity in which military…

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CHRISTMAS WINTER IN EL PASO

Text and photography: Fernanda León With the winter season, the Christmas spirit comes to live and brings peace to the border. The Christmas tree, the multicolored lights and a large iceskating rink have enlightened the hearts of the El Paso residents with the arrival of the “WinterFest”. For a second consecutive year, the winter festival,…

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“LAS ARTISTAS” PROMOTE THEIR TALENT

Text and photography: Fernanda León The art and originality of various artists of the region was appreciated in the border city of El Paso, Texas for two days, during the event denominated “Las Artistas”. The old building and event center EPIC Railyard, was the space that brought a “vintage” touch to this exhibition that offered…

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MUSIC VIBRATION IN THE REPUBLIC

Text: Ángel Torres Photography: Jorge Cuevas With a varied quality line-up, conformed by Zoé, Cartel de Santa, and Mon Laferte, among other influential bands of the moment, the spectacular music festival “Tecate Republica” took place. The Santa Rita Forum, in the city of Chihuahua, opened its doors to make the fans vibrate with excitement in…

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MORPHE: EVOLUTIONARY FASHION

Text: Fernanda León Photography: Francisco Jurado / Fernanda León An exclusive fashion show in conjunction with visual artworks was presented in Ciudad Juarez during the 2017 Morphe event. With textile creations by the fashion designer Nabyl Zarina, models, photographers and the audience lived the glamour to the fullest with the innovative and elegant collection of…

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COLORS AND FUN DURING THE BALLON FESTIVAL IN CHIHUAHUA

Text and photo: Gregorio Prieto Ortega Hundreds of people gathered to attend the ‘Fiesta del Globo 2017’ (2017 Balloon Fiesta) at the Autodromo Cantera facilities. The show was amazingly prepared, the torches began to roar during the air filling with huge fans. The blue in the sky was filled with colors with 14 different figures…

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MEXICAN CELEBRATION FULL OF COLOR

Text and photography Juarez & El Paso: Fernanda León Photography Chihuahua City: Francisco Jurado Marigold flowers, sugar skulls, paper mache, candles, catrinas and decorations with sawdust demonstrated the love that the border community has for the Day of the Dead celebration. Color and tradition were exhibited at the El Paso Museum of Art and the…

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ART, MUSIC AND TALENT IN THE CITY

Text: Ángel Torres Photography: Javier Gutiérrez Like every year, the streets of downtown El Paso were filled with art, music and entertainment, with the 10th celebration of the public art festival ‘Chalk the Block’, organized by the Department of Museums and Cultural Affairs of El Paso. On this occasion, this great event that brings together…

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