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Visitors enjoy first full day of Celebraciones de la Gente on Oct. 27

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Visitors to the Museum of Northern Arizona had the opportunity to see folklorico and mariachi performances, stroll around the historic courtyard and visit nearly two dozen ofrendas (altars), enjoy food and visit arts and crafts booths during the first full day of the 9th annual Celebraciones de la Gente on Saturday, Oct. 27.

The event was presented by the museum and partner Flagstaff Nuestras Raices.

The Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration featured a “Lively Day of the Dead Celebration” including music, ofrendas, Heritage insight presentations, workshops, Ballet Folklorico.

Performers include Maríachí Sol Azteca, Los Compadres and Ballet Folklorico de Colores of Flagstaff.

Call 928-774-5213 or visit musnaz.org  or http://www.flagstaffnuestrasraices.com/ for more information.

Nearly two dozen ofrendas (altars) grace the courtyard at the Museum of Northern Arizona

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Nearly two dozen ofrendas (altars) were on display in the courtyard at the Museum of Northern Arizona during the weekend of Oct. 27-28 when the museum and partner Flagstaff Nuestras Raices presented the 9th annual Celebraciones de la Gente.

Call the Museum of Northern Arizona at 928-774-5213 or visit musnaz.org  or http://www.flagstaffnuestrasraices.com/ for more information.

Celebraciones de la Gente to be presented Oct. 27-28 in Flagstaff

The 9th annual Celebraciones de la Gente will be presented from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 27-28 at the Museum of Northern Arizona, 3101 No. Fort Valley Road, Flagstaff.

Produced in partnership with Flagstaff Nuestras Raices.

The program features a “Lively Day of the Dead Celebration” including music, ofrendas, Heritage insight presentations, workshops, Ballet Folklorico and food.

Performers include Maríachí Sol Azteca, Los Compadres and Ballet Folklorico de Colores of Flagstaff.

Call 928-774-5213 or visit musnaz.org  or http://www.flagstaffnuestrasraices.com/ for more information.

‘American Dreamer’ performance presented Oct. 20 in Flagstaff

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As part of is annual Celebraciones de la Gente program, Flagstaff Nuestras Raíces presented “American Dreamer: The Life and Times of Raul H. Castro,” on Oct. 20, 2012 at Coconino High School.

The full-length, original play inspired by the life of former Arizona Gov. Raul H. Castro, was written by Phoenix-based playwright James E. Garcia, who performed the lead role. The play was produced by New Carpa Theatre Co.

“Because Gov. Castro’s life story is an inherently dramatic, touching and funny, this play practically wrote itself,” James E. Garcia, producing artistic director of New Carpa Theatre and the play’s author, stated in a media release. Garcia noted that Castro was a boxer, teacher, hobo, lawyer, prosecuting attorney, judge, U.S. Ambassador to three countries and Arizona’s only ever Hispanic governor. “Those are all major accomplishments worth writing about, but it’s really the power of his personality that makes this such a compelling play. His natural charisma aside, this is a man who always found away to overcome virtually any obstacle that came his way. As such, he’s a great inspiration.”

The show features eight actors in more than 55 roles in a story that spans about 60 years of Castro’s life. Castro is now 96 years old and living in Nogales, AZ. The play was written in 2008, said Garcia, but the script was updated and expanded in time for Arizona’s centennial anniversary.

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