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Puerto Peñasco, Sonora. Jan. 26, 2017. The Puerto Peñasco extension of the 33rd Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Festival (FAOT) was a grand success, with total attendance of over 1,400 people over the 4 evenings of artistic and cultural performances.
At the FAOT Puerto Peñasco’s closure on January 26th, Municipal Director of Art and Culture Nina Mier Nogales thanked Sonora Institute of Culture Director Mario Welfo Álvarez for having taken Puerto Peñasco into consideration as a site for this year’s festival. She also thanked Mayor Kiko Munro for continuing to promote the goal of bringing international caliber events to the area.
On the final evening of FAOT in Puerto Peñasco, the rock group “Los Hijos de Frank” performed their unique style of country-pop and brought the public to their feet to sing and dance at the municipal auditorium. The Puerto Peñasco satellite of FAOT 2017 also presented the Mariachi de la Armada de Mexico, and performances by soprano Gisela Machado, tenor Oscar Roa, and pianist Felizardo Andrade on the opening evening, in addition to soprano Isabel Lozano and Russian pianist Dmitri Dudin.