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Arts + Culture Mexican Singing Icon Performs in San Diego

Héctor Bonilla y a Sofía Álvarez se Presentan en Tijuana POR PACO ZAVALA

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BY ANDREA LOPEZ-VILLAFAÑA

exican singer Eugenia Leon will perform at the Copley Symphony Hall for a Day of the Dead concert on Sunday, Nov. 5. Leon is most famously known for her victory in 1985 OTI Festival, an international singing competition, for her song “El Fandango Aqui.” The festival, which was hosted in Sevilla, Spain, was held just two days after the 1985 Mexico City earthquake. Her music tends to be a representation of her rebellious nature and highlights the people of Mexico and their causes. Leon’s most recent album “Mi Oaxaca” pays homage to the eponymous Mexican state.

She was honored last year with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Latin Grammys for her singing career. “Eugenia Leon is renowned nationally and internationally for the strength, versatility and quality of her voice, as well as for the elaborate cultural offering of her programs,” according to the San Diego Symphony website. In the spirit of the traditional Mexican celebration, pre-concert activities will include making paper flowers, sugar skull decorating and other art activities for kids. Tickets are available on the San Diego Symphony website and prices range from $22 to $80. http://purchasing.sandiegosymphony.org/single/eventDetail. aspx?p=6399.

Con un teatro a capacidad, la Casa de la Cultura de Tijuana dio la bienvenida a los actores Héctor Bonilla y a su esposa, la también actriz Sofía Álvarez, para representar la obra “Cartas Marcadas”, o dar lectura a correspondencia de personajes creados por Bonilla, autor de este compendio de lectura. Esta puesta en escena ocurrió el viernes pasado y el público que asistió al evento estuvo embelesado disfrutando de la magia de la actuación de Bonilla y de Alvarez. Esa noche, el actor hizo honor a la máxima del espectáculo que dice que “la función debe continuar”, presentándose con la mano izquierda inmovilizada debido a una reciente operación. Trágicas, graciosas, cachondas, nostálgicas, filosóficas, reveladoras, así fueron las cartas de personajes históricos o literarios a las que dieron voz los primeros actores Bonilla y Alvarez. “Cartas Marcadas”, tambien dirigida y actuada por Bonilla y su esposa, fue del gusto del público, cual quedo fascinado con

los personajes creados tan solo con las inflexiones de sus voces. Evita Perón, Elena Garro, una abuela de la Plaza de Mayo, María Estuardo, Benito Juárez, Adolfo Bioy Cázares, Fidel Castro, Porfirio Díaz, James Joyce, Ernesto “Che” Guevara y muchos otros personajes históricos y literarios recobraron vida con el indiscutible talento de ambos histriones. Algunas misivas hicieron reflexionar revelando un carácter distinto al conocido de los personajes aludidos, como un Fidel Castro que a los doce años escribe al entonces Presidente de EE.UU. Franklin Delano Roosevelt. “Si quieres darme un billete de 10 dólares verde americano en la carta, porque no he visto nunca un billete de 10 dólares y me gustaría tener uno. Si quiere hierro para hacer barcos yo le enseño las minas de hierro más grandes del país”, escribió en 1940 el cubano, aunque la existencia de la carta se supo hasta 1977. Algunas misivas hicieron reír a carcajadas, otras lograron encoger el corazón como la de un

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hombre que sabiéndose enfermo de Alzheimer, escribió a su mujer unas conmovedoras líneas. “Por si mañana no recuerdo tu nombre o el mío, por si mañana ya no pudiera darte las gracias, por si mañana Julia no fuera capaz de decirte por última vez que te quiero. Tuyo por siempre”, declara la carta. La puesta en escena es una añoranza graciosa y un reclamo reflexivo a la pérdida de la comunicación en forma de cartas, sustituida ahora por el teléfono o las redes sociales y fue salpicada con cinco canciones escritas y cantadas por el mismo Bonilla. El actor concluyó la presentación con una jocosa y conmovedora canción a ratos declaración de amor y en otros homenaje a Álvarez, por los 37 años de feliz, creativo y enriquecedor matrimonio, además de elogiar la belleza del teatro de la Casa de la Cultura que pisaron por primera vez con este montaje. Emocionados y de pie los tijuanenses que este viernes llenaron este teatro, ovacionaron a Bonilla y a Álvarez, después de disfrutar de este soberbio espectáculo de “Cartas Marcadas”. Hayde Zavala Leyva, Directora del Instituto Municipal de Arte y Cultura .(IMAC), agradeció a Manuel Bejarano Giacomán, Director del Instituto de Cultura de Baja California (ICBC), celebrar 40 años de existencia de Casa de la Cultura de Tijuana, a través de cuatro significativas actividades del Festival de Octubre. “Cartas Marcadas” y “Prohibido Sentarse como Señorita” del grupo Teatro en el Incendio fueron las dos obras teatrales aportadas por el ICBC y realizadas en el foro de la Casa de la Cultura de Tijuana, además de la clase de Hip Hop con Devious y Sean Memije, los maestros provenientes de Los Ángeles.

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San Diego, October 27 - Media Arts Center San Diego, a 501 c(3) non-profit organization and producer of the Teen Producers Project and the Youth Media and Technology camps, is hosting a fundraiser to sustain their education programs on November 10th, 2017, from 6-8PM, at its own Digital Gym Cinema in North Park. The fundraiser will be part of the Opening Night Reception for the traveling film festival Hola Mexico Tour 2017 (November 10-16), featuring 6 highly acclaimed Mexican films, co-presented by Media Arts Center’s San Diego Latino Film Festival. The reception and fundraiser will feature live music, art, tasty bites by celebrity chefs Mario Medina, Daniella de la Puente and Danna Flores. Live music entertainment will also be present on-site and will precede the Opening Night premiere of the romantic comedy EL QUE BUSCA ENCUENTRA, starring Ana Brenda and Claudio Lafarga. Media Arts Center San Diego’s education programs offer children in San Diego County an opportunity to learn about media arts and technology tools to use in their everyday lives, school, and future careers. Youth, ages 6-18, learn how to collaborate together using media and technology arts, and engage with others in an increasingly connected world. Funds raised will go towards the organization's education programs during the 2018 calendar year. Supporters who are unable to attend

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