Curator Melissa Wolfe talks about the inspiration we can all take away from the Columbus Museum of Arts newest exhibition showcasing the work of home town hero George Bellows. George Bellows and the American Experience through January 4, 2014. This exhibition follows on the heels of a major retrospective of the artist organized by the [...]
Latino Festival this Weekend on the Downtown Riverfront
I have had many opportunities to travel in the American Southwest, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona, along with some travels into Mexico. Â The music is infectious. Â Finding a radio station playing Mariachi music is an absolute must out there.
While you may be familiar with salsa music, you may not have heard the term Duranguense, which refers to the people from Durango, Mexico. Grupo MontÃ©z de Durango is believed to have begun the style in the 1990s.
After they topped the charts in 2000, teenagers began forming many new Duranguense, playing at night clubs, weddings, QuinceÃ±eras, (the celebration of a girl’s fifteenth birthday, marking her transition from childhood to young womanhood), and family get togethers. Â Most Duranguense bands have been founded by Mexican-American immigrants in the United States.
Columbus is blessed with many different nationalities and backgrounds. The Latino Festival is a great way to celebrate such a culturally rich community!