For the 4th year, SVMoA is hosting a free community celebration for Día de los Muertos. Celebrated throughout the Americas and Mexico, altars are built to honor and remember loved ones who have died. The Museum has invited local non-profits and community members to build altars in the Community Room of the Hunger Coalition. The event will also feature Mariachi Tleyotltzin from Nampa will play in the greenhouse, the Museum’s Folkloric Dancers will perform and there will be pan de muerto and Mexican hot chocolate, too!
The Hailey Public Library will host the 4th Annual Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff on Friday, September 15, 4:00-7:00 PM at Town Center West. Celebrate our community’s rich Hispanic traditions with these family-friendly offerings: music by Quinta Generaćion; food from Taqueria Al Pastor (first 25 meals free!); face painting, tissue paper flowers, games and piñatas for the kids; and bilingual Lotería and prizes with callers Herbert Romero & friends. A bilingual StoryWalk© about a girl of Peruvian and American heritage will be installed at Town Center West, 9/14-10/12.
The 6th annual Hailey Hispanic Heritage Festival will be held on Saturday September 16th from 10 am to 8 pm at the Hailey Town Center West. Join us in celebrating our latin american and mexican cultures and recognizing our contributions and achievement of strenghtening hispanic mental health. There will be free games, bouncy houses, food vendors, cultural arts & crafts, resources, neighborhood fun and wide varierty of music. For more information contact Romero (208)309-5902 __________________________________________________________________________________ El 6to Festival anual de Herencia Hispana en Hailey se llevara a cabo el 16 de Septiembre desde las 10 am hasta las 8pm en el Hailey Town Center West (Calle Croy). Acompáñenos a celebrar nuestras culturas de Suramerica, Centro America y Mexicana. Reconociendo nuestra contribucion, logros y fortaleza de la salud mental de nuestra comunidad hispana. Habra juegos gratis, inflables, venta de comida, artes y manualidades, informacion, musica variada y diversion para toda la communidad. Para mas informacion, comunicarse con Romero (208) 309-5902
Lawn tickets and last chance back row will open on Wednesday August 16th at 10:00a.m.! RJK Entertainment & The Sun Valley Resort Present Reckless Kelly w/Micky & The Motorcars September 3rd (Labor Day Weekend) with a huge Drone Light Show after the concert presented by Zions Bank. All Ages Event Date: September 3rd 2023 Doors at 5:30p.m. Show Starts at 6:30p.m. Ends at 10:00p.m. w/Drone Light show immediately after concert Tickets available at: www.eventbrite.com/e/reckless-kelly-w-micky-the-motorcars-tickets-630243223447 or the Sun Valley Recreation Office at 208-622-2135 The non-profit beneficiaries of the concert are Blaine County Charitable Fund & Stella’s Shelter Fund. Here is more info on Blaine County Charitable Fund: https://www.blainecf.org/ Here is more info on Stella’s Shelter Fund: http://stellasshelterfund.com/ Presented by RJK Entertainment, Sun Valley Resort, Zions Bank, Coors Light, Tito’s Handmade Vodka
Jarabe Mexicano captures the nostalgic spirit of their border roots with their brand of “Bordeño-Soul,” which honors the musical tastes and cultural influences of its members. Jarabe, which translates to “concoction,” highlights the eclectic mix of genres they perform ranging from Mexican Folk, Rock & Roll, and Norteño/Tex-Mex to Latin Rock, Trio Romántico, and popular Cumbia. Their traditional Mariachi string instruments and Norteño-inspired drums complement dramatic vocals in English, Spanish, and Spanglish, and shows how this multi-generational ensemble embraces change while still honoring the past. As educators, cultural ambassadors, and advocates for the arts, the Vilar Performing Arts Center raves that Jarabe Mexicano is “thought-provoking, heartfelt, and engaging.”
Since its inception in 1985, the Turtle Island Quartet has been a singular force in the creation of bold, new trends in chamber music for strings. Winner of the 2006 and 2008 Grammy Awards for Best Classical Crossover Album, TIQ fuses the classical quartet esthetic with contemporary American musical styles, and by devising a performance practice that honors both, the state of the art has inevitably been redefined. Cellist nonpareil Yo-Yo Ma has proclaimed TIQ to be “a unified voice that truly breaks new ground – authentic and passionate – a reflection of some of the most creative music-making today.” The Quartet’s birth was the result of violinist David Balakrishnan’s brainstorming explorations and compositional vision while completing his master’s degree program at Antioch University West. The journey has taken Turtle Island through forays into folk, bluegrass, swing, be-bop, funk, R&B, new age, rock, hip-hop, as well as music of Latin America and India…a repertoire consisting of hundreds of ingenious arrangements and originals. As Turtle Island members continue to refine their skills through the development of repertory by some of today’s cutting-edge composers, through performances and recordings with major symphonic ensembles, and through a determined educational commitment, the Turtle Island Quartet stakes …
Described as a “quartet with a difference” by The Irish Times, Dublin Guitar Quartet is the first classical guitar quartet entirely devoted to new music. Since its formation at the Dublin Conservatory of Music and Drama, the DGQ has worked to expand the limited repertoire by commissioning new works and adapting contemporary works from outside of the guitar repertoire. With the help of eight and eleven-string guitars, the quartet has created an original catalogue of arrangements by composers such as Philip Glass, Steve Reich, Arvo Part, and Gyorgy Ligeti. The DGQ’s work has brought the attention of some of the world’s leading composers.
Tony DeSare performs with infectious joy, wry playfulness, and robust musicality. Named Rising Star Male Vocalist in Downbeat magazine, DeSare has lived up to this distinction by winning critical and popular acclaim for his concert performances throughout North America and abroad. From jazz clubs to Carnegie Hall to Las Vegas and headlining major symphony orchestras, DeSare has brought his fresh take on old school class around the globe. DeSare has four top ten Billboard jazz albums under his belt and has been featured on the CBS Early Show, NPR, A Prairie Home Companion, The Today Show, and his music has been posted by social media celebrity juggernaut, George Takei. DeSare has also collaborated with YouTube supergroup Postmodern Jukebox. He has been a featured guest artist with over 100 symphony orchestras with some highlights including the Cleveland Orchestra, The New York Pops, The San Francisco Symphony, The Houston Symphony, and The Chicago Symphony.
Cécile McLorin Salvant is a composer, singer, and visual artist. The late Jessye Norman described Salvant as “a unique voice supported by an intelligence and full-fledged musicality, which light up every note she sings.” Salvant has developed a passion for storytelling and finding the connections between vaudeville, blues, theater, jazz, baroque, and folkloric music. Salvant is an eclectic curator, unearthing rarely recorded, forgotten songs with strong narratives, interesting power dynamics, unexpected twists, and humor. Salvant won the Thelonious Monk competition in 2010. She has received three consecutive Grammy Awards for Best Jazz Vocal Album for The Window, Dreams and Daggers, and For One To Love, and was nominated for the award in 2014 for her album WomanChild. In 2020, Salvant received the MacArthur fellowship and the Doris Duke Artist Award. Nonesuch Records released Ghost Song in March of 2022, and has since gone onto receive two Grammy Nominations as well as appearing on several year-end best lists for 2022
Smells Like Nirvana (Tribute to Nirvana) with opener Dead Original Celebrate the legendary sounds of Nirvana & Kurt Cobain with Smells Like Nirvana as they perform songs from Nevermind, In Utero, Bleach, and more (B-sides & rare songs) with support from the band Dead Original. Make this show special by submitting a song request at smellslikenirvanatribute.com. Show opener Dead Original starts things off with a 30-minute set of songs from their first album. The band features an ex-member of the Grammy® nominated metal band Trivium and hit musical Rock of Ages vocalist Paul Wandtke, with bassist, Mike Petrasek, and drummer, Christopher Scheutz. Dead Original has toured and supported the legendary rock band Candlebox and other bands such as Seether, Jonathan Davis (Korn), 10 Years, and more. Flat Floor Standing Concert