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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

14th Annual Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza

Posted on Wed, Nov 26, 2008 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2008-11-26

The 14th Annual Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza is Texas’s largest and longest running Latin music event of its kind, attracting more than 20,000 people to the Alamo City for the week-long music festival. The Extravaganza includes a mariachi-themed art exhibit at the Centro Cultural Aztlán, Christmas-themed student mariachi serenades on the River Walk, workshops, group and vocal competitions, and more. The highlight of the seven-day celebration is a concert featuring the world-renowned, Mexico City-based Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán. Now in its fifth generation, the group is producing a CD each year — which brings their discography to more than 60 — and their music is in approximately 200 films and music videos. They have recorded with Luis Miguel, toured with Linda Ronstadt, and were featured in the PBS special “Mariachi: The Spirit of Mexico.” Sunday, November 30, through Saturday, December 6. Complete schedule of times, locations, and events at mariachimusic.com.

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