HARLINGEN, Texas - New York-based composer, conductor and author Michael Shapiro recently recovered from COVID-19. While in hospital in New York he had help from the Sisters of Mercy in Dublin, Ireland, thanks to a local nun. “She got on the...
HARLINGEN, Texas - Cal Poly Pomona Music Professor Nadia Shpachenko won her first Grammy Award for her album, “The Poetry of Places,” in the category of Best Classical Compendium at the Staples Center on Jan. 26. “I feel like the...
HARLINGEN, Texas - In our latest music album review we interview Caroline Shaw about her new work with the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale. Shaw is a Grammy and Pulitzer prize-winning composer. The new album is titled “PBO and Caroline...
MCALLEN, Texas - Because of COVID-19, the Valley Symphony Orchestra's fall season is going to happen digitally, rather than in front of a live audience at the McAllen Performing Arts Center. In an interview with the Rio Grande Guardian, musical director and...
HARLINGEN, Texas - James Whale’s film classic from 1931, Frankenstein, starring Boris Karloff, was released without a musical score. This was the case for many films in the early days of the “talkies.” However, in the case of Frankenstein, composer Michael...
HARLINGEN, Texas - Czech heritage is at the forefront with Elyse Anne Kakacek’s album release “Formless.” In 1894, composer Antonin Dvorak completed a song cycle in English that was translated from the 1579 Czech version of the Bible.  Elyse Anne Kakacek...
WASHINGTON, D.C.- The Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute hosted a webcast to discuss the latest report from Mexican thinktank Signos Vitales.  “The Pandemic in Mexico: The Scope of the Tragedy” is a two-part analysis of the devastating economic impact of COVID-19...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Insufficient attention was paid during the recent meeting of Presidents Trump and López Obrador to a “humanitarian tragedy” occurring on the Texas-Tamaulipas border. This is the view of Carlos Heredia, a Mexican economist and associate professor at...
RIO GRANDE CITY, Texas - Going forward, state Rep. Ryan Guillen wants to see hospitals and nursing homes given priority when power is switched off during extreme weather conditions. The Rio Grande City Democrat spoke about the deadly winter freeze...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Henry Cuellar and Diputado Mario Martín Delgado Carrillo, co-chairs of the US-Mexico Interparliamentary Group, recently hosted a virtual meeting to discuss USMCA and ways to improve US-Mexico relations. The U.S.-Mexico Interparliamentary Group has met regularly since...

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