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The All-Women Mariachi Band Tackling Machismo In Music

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 11.09.2016 | Arts

The toloache flower is a trumpet-shaped plant native to Mexico with a past steeped in legend. For centuries, the plant was used for its medicinal and ...

Woman Holding A Photo Of Late Husband Is Making The Internet Sob

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 09.21.2016 | Fifty

When 85-year-old Josie Reza was serenaded by a mariachi band at her birthday celebration this past weekend, there was one person she wanted by her sid...

You've Heard Nothing Until You've Heard This Mariachi Take On 'Game Of Thrones'

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 03.25.2016 | Latino Voices

If the Season 6 trailer for "Game of Thrones" didn’t get you pumped up enough, maybe this will. This mariachi band uses trumpets and violins to crea...

Mariachi Band Playing Morrissey Isn't Really So Strange

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 11.03.2015 | Weird News

This is one charming band. El Mariachi Manchester, a Los Angeles-based mariachi band that covers Morrissey and The Smiths, spoke with NPR this week af...

Mid Fringe Meltdown

Sandy Thomas | Posted 08.18.2016 | Arts
Sandy Thomas

It's no surprise that we're halfway through our run, so there's also a panic that sets in, the feeling that there's a bunch of things you're missing forever, because you can't possibly see everything you want to see.

Porta-Potty Prank Lifts Visitors Out Of The Dumps

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 06.23.2015 | Weird News

There are some things you don't expect to find in a porta-potty, like soap, toilet paper or a mariachi band. In a prank video from Improv Everywher...

Free To Be You and Me

George Heymont | Posted 05.13.2015 | Arts
George Heymont

Two new documentaries focus on the power of the arts to inspire people in ways that have absolutely nothing to do with "pulling yourself up by your bootstraps." Instead, they show how the arts can give disadvantaged youth hope for brighter futures and more meaningful lives.

Latino Heros MIA From Hollywood

VOXXI | Tony Castro | Posted 06.20.2013 | Latino Voices

Antonio Banderas was talking to reporters on a Hollywood red carpet when his first Zorro film premiered in 1998, and he looked stunned when he was tol...

Meet The Latino Group Chosen For Obama's Inaugural Parade

NBC Latino | Kristina Puga | Posted 12.19.2012 | Latino Voices

Students from the Rio Grande Valley in Texas will be saluting President Barack Obama mariachi style at his second inauguration in Washington, D.C. ...

Capital Fringe Preview, Chuck Brown Tribute, Robyn: HuffPost DC Top 5 For July 6, 7, 8

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 07.06.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR FRIDAY, JULY 6 1. Capital Fringe Preview At Fort Fringe A free evening of cutting edge theater. We approve. 8 p.m., all ages, no cover ...

A Capital Fourth: HuffPost DC Top 5 For July 4

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 07.04.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR WEDNESDAY, JULY 4 1. "A Capital Fourth" At National Mall There's no shame in participating in a Public Broadcasting taping. 8 p.m., all ...

WATCH: Foster The People Performs With Surprising Guests

The Huffington Post | Crystal Bell | Posted 05.31.2012 | Entertainment

By now you've probably heard Foster the People's hit single "Pumped Up Kicks," but chances are, you've never heard it like this. During the Guadalajar...

Fake Doesn't Fly: Mariachi El Bronx Coming to Fox Theater in Boulder

Joshua Berman | Posted 07.15.2012 | Denver
Joshua Berman

What began as a bit of a prank -- playing mariachi style when The Bronx was asked to do an unplugged set a few years ago -- has turned into a journey of learning the music, producing two albums and going on tour as both bands.

Would You Like Some Punk Rock With That Mariachi?

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 05.07.2012 | Detroit

Pancho Villa's Skull is right here in Michigan. No, it's not the missing bones of the Mexican Revolution general, but the stage name of Tino Ybarra, a...

On the Rise: Wheeler Brothers on Petri Dishes, Phoning it In, and Stardom

Jon Chattman | Posted 04.25.2012 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

The Americana band, which consists of three Wheelers (Nolan, Tyler, and Patrick) and lifelong pal A.J. Molyneaux and Danny Matthews, have been on a roll ever since they released their debut album "Portraits" last summer.

Punk Rock Mariachi?

Posted 11.16.2011 | Latino Voices

Formed in 2006 during rehearsals by well-known Los Angeles punk band The Bronx, Mariachi El Bronx has always played it from the heart and never for la...

Economy: A Sad Song For Mariachis

Posted 01.08.2012 | Latino Voices

This article is part of a weekly series published every Wednesday in partnership with the Boyle Heights Beat. By Karissa Reynoso Even on a dark,...

WATCH: Beluga Whale Loves Mariachi

Posted 10.03.2011 | Comedy

Connecticut-area mariachi band "Mariachi Connecticut" were recently playing a wedding at the Mystic Aquarium when they walked by the facility's Beluga...

WATCH: Cheap Trick's Cinco De Mayo Surprise

Posted 07.05.2011 | Entertainment

Cheap Trick have unearthed their first hit single “Surrender” more than thirty years after it climbed up the charts, only this time it has been re...

The Powerful Appeal of Opera To Ethnic Communities (VIDEOS)

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

In 1964, when a new musical based on the tales of Sholem Aleichem began its pre-Broadway tryout in Detroit, the producers feared the show might be "to...

Mariachi Meets Tom Waits: The Music of Rana Santacruz

Michal Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Michal Shapiro

Okay, it's coming on Cinco de Mayo, so it's only logical to do a blog post about something Mexican. But the truth is, I really like the music of Rana Santacruz on its own terms, which are solidly Pan-American.

Global Beat Fusion: Music as Preservation and Cultural Force

Derek Beres | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Derek Beres

The darkness in rhythm and melody hints at yearning as much as fulfillment, correctly capturing the mindset of so many today.

11 Best Obama Songs

David Wallechinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wallechinsky

While prowling the Internet for songs about Barack Obama, I was impressed by the variety of musical genres that have taken to the Democratic candidate.