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Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013

Corazon (Gn Musica)

 As prominent ambassadors of Puerto Rican culture, the band Plena Libre has played everywhere from the Lincoln Center to Morocco. Corazon continues along their familiar groove with music generically categorized as salsa but
Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012

Boston Camerata performs with Milwaukee Choral Artists

 Early Music Now marks the holiday season with “A Medieval Christmas” featuring the Boston Camerata and the Milwaukee Choral Artists. The concert traces the transformation of the Christmas story from the 10th through
Monday, Aug. 6, 2012

Texas Towns & Tex-Mex Sounds (Smithsonian Folkways)

An enduring cross-cultural exchange occurred in 19th-century Texas when Mexicans heard the accordion-powered polka of Central European immigrants and made the music their own. On their latest CD, the Grammy-winning Tex-Mex...
Thursday, April 19, 2012

Small-plate dining finds its roots

Many restaurants serve a version of tapas, the small-plate concept that originated in Spain, but most wander far away from tapas' roots in the Iberian Peninsula. Don Quijote was true to form, but it closed a few years ago...
Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Imaginaries (Smithsonian Folkways)

East Los Angeles' Quetzal opens its latest album on an almost traditional note with a tuneful nod to Mexico, but the Spanish lyrics about ecological devastation aren't from the usual Norteño songbook. From there, the bilingual band moves confidently...
Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009

Latin American dining experience in Milwaukee

Latin American dining options abound in Milwaukee, from numerous Mexican and Puerto Rican options to a Peruvian eatery. El Salvador Restaurant, named after the Central American nation, gives city diners a chance to further explore our taste for Latin fare...
Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Milwaukee author Jeanette Hurt explains eating the Spanish way

We could learn a lot from Spain. As it is, our culture in America is sagging under the consequences of a life made easier by a diet of fast and convenient food. This includes sending our country’s obesity rates into epidemic proportions, stamping out small businesses, undermining local food traditions...
Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Tonight @ the UWM Union Theatre - 7:00 PM

The title role of Erendira Ikikunari is one that Mel Gibson might have considered playing himself, if only it weren’t a stretch to cast the aging epic-film actor as a young, beautiful Mexican woman. When Spanish conquistadors invade her country, Erendira turns badass, stealing a horse and fighting them off in this 2006 action . . .