Puerto Peñasco once again site for Cervantino International Festival

By José Antonio Pérez The Malecon Fundadores will once again serve as an extension stage for the 47th annual International Cervantino Festival this coming October 24-27. This will be the eighth time, fifth year consecutively, in which our city serves as an extension site for the prestigious festival. On this occasion, we will be able […]

FAOT en Puerto Peñasco 21-23 de enero

Vive la Magia del Festival Internacional Alfonso Ortiz Tirado (FAOT) en Puerto Peñasco del 21 al 23 de enero en el Auditorio Cívico Municipal “C.P. Gerardo Portugal Martínez” a las 19 horas. Entrada gratis. Lunes, 21 de enero a las 19 horasRecital de música mexicanaHumberto Oviedo, barítonoIlución Hernández, piano Martes, 22 de enero a las […]

A una tinta en Peñasco

En abril se cerró en Peñasco la gira de los talleres de periodismo cultural A una tinta Sonora, el proyecto de Erika Tamaura para el FECAS. Las sedes incluyeron Hermosillo, Ciudad Obregón, San Luis Río Colorado y, obviamente, este puerto. Y me alegro mucho que así fuera, la verdad no quería quedarme fuera del proyecto, quería […]

Tianguis Cultural – Art Fair Feb. 24th

The invitation is for this Saturday, Feb. 24th  10 am – 5 pm on the Malecón in the Old Port.  Come and see the work of painters and artisans from across Puerto Peñasco.  Painting expo, hand-crafted candles, jewelry, hand-crafted soaps, weavings, and more! Estás invitado este sabado 24 de febrero, en Malecon Fundadores, 10 am […]

Call for Eddie Nominations thru Feb. 23rd

Recognizing artistic efforts in Puerto Peñasco from 2017 By José Antonio Pérez Nominations are open to recognize artists, cultural promoters, and those supporting local arts for the yearly “Eddie” awards, which will be held on February 25th in the malecón.  This is now the 7th year of the event, which first began with just two […]

FAOT 2018 – Festival Alfonso Ortiz Tirado – Álamos

Puerto Peñasco will be a sub-site to the annual Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Festival (FAOT), celebrated each January in the colonial town of Álamos, Sonora. The annual celebration of music and the arts, from opera to rock – is named in honor of Mexican tenor Alfonso Ortiz Tirado, born in Álamos on Jan. 24, 1893, and […]

FAOT 2017 success in Puerto Peñasco

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 […]

FAOT 2017 music festival to showcase performances in Puerto Peñasco

The 33rd edition of the Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Festival (FAOT), whose home site is Alamos, Sonora, which has traditionally rendered tribute to opera and musical expression from across the globe, now extends its reach to Puerto Peñasco.  For a first time in the festival’s 33 years, Puerto Peñasco will be a subsite for the International […]

Families delight in XLIV International Cervantino Festivities in Puerto Peñasco

Puerto Peñasco, Sonora. October 16, 2016.  The Puerto Peñasco extension of Latin America’s most important cultural event, the XLIV International Cervantino Festival, was inaugurated on Thursday evening by Mayor Kiko Munro, accompanied by his wife Linda Pivac de Munro. The festivities, under the motto “Cervantes 400: From madness to idealism” at a national level included […]

Mexican Proverbs

In the lyrics of Roger Clyne’s bout of Jack vs. José, we are given the line “si a Roma fueres haz como vieres,” or rather, When in Rome do as the Romans do, and so why not sit back with some Mexican proverbs and head into the New Year with tequila because…well, when in Rome […]

Opera event provides astounding finale to 2015

In a glittering black one-shouldered ball gown, soprano Roció Olalde strode across the stage of Puerto Peñasco’s municipal auditorium on December 30th while chilly blue lights reflected off the freshly painted walls around her. Olalde, who has performed in numerous international festivals and currently resides in Sweden, had returned to Peñasco this time accompanied by […]

Calendar for Cervantino in Peñasco! Oct 8th – 10th

Celebration of XLII International Cervantino Festival in Puerto Peñasco The Science of Art / The Art of Science October 8th – 10th, 2015 in the Old Port Calendar of Events* *subject to changes Thursday, October 8th ¡VIVAMOS EL ARTE! ¡LET’S LIVE ART! 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Welcome Interactive burst of artistic demonstrations on different […]

2015 Eddies recognize local artists!

Beyond its beaches and spectacular sunsets, Puerto Peñasco is a community full of artists and active cultural event promoters. For a third year in a row, this past Saturday evening the annual Eddie Awards recognized many of these diverse accomplishments from 2014 during a night of music, good spirits, and good friends. The stage for […]

Eddie Awards 2015

Por tercer año consecutivo, Eddie abre la convocatoria para  los premios Eddie Awards 2015, en el que se reconoce a los artistas locales, y les invita a participar a todos ustedes para encontrar a los artistas del año, así como a los promotores culturales que por su desempeño, participación y creatividad se haya destacado en […]

Ready for the Eddies? Nominations now open!

For a third consecutive year, Eddie Wharez has opened up the call for nominees for this year’s Eddie Awards, which recognizes both local and visiting artists from the past year. Everyone is invited to participate in helping to uncover those artists of 2014, along with cultural promoters, whose work, participation and creativity stood out both […]

Music to feed the soul at FAOT 2015

[Excerpts from Press Release] The 31st Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Cultural Festival, the greatest singing stage in northwestern Mexico, will be held January 23rd – 31st in the magical pueblo of Alamos, Sonora. This year will include artists from Germany, Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Cuba, United States, Spain, France, Mexico, Poland, and the Ukraine. The overall […]