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Oct 07 2015

24th Annual NMCAC Festival Slated

By PETE BANDA  Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com It’s almost that time of the year again. With October 23 fast approaching, the Narciso Martinez Cultural Arts Center is getting ready to hold their annual celebration of their roots as the “birthplace of Conjunto music.” The festival, which is held each October and runs for three days, showcases …

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Oct 28 2014

WEB GALLERY: Conjunto Fest rocks San Benito

(Photos by T.J. Tijerina) Organizers of the 23rd annual Narciso Martinez Conjunto Festival are still calculating the numbers, but the event by all accounts has already been considered among the most successful in its rich history. Buzz from the three-day bash is still reverberating throughout the city of San Benito. Attended by more than 3,000 …

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Oct 21 2014

Center to display Day of the Dead altar

By JACOB LOPEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com Sugar skulls, marigolds and pan de muerto are just part of the festivities that take place on Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Muertos, depending on the region. The celebration takes place between Oct. 31 and Nov. 2. Dr. Enriqueta Ramos of San Benito, a retired professor of …

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Sep 23 2014

Nuñez to be honored as FFHA recipient

Special to the NEWS Rogelio Nuñez, co-founder of the Narciso Martinez Cultural Arts Center in San Benito and executive director of Casa de Proyecto Libertad in Harlingen has been named as one of four recipients of the 2014 Freddy Fender Humanitarian Awards. Nuñez is recognized for his dedication to education through his lifelong work in …

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Aug 08 2014

Acclaimed Chicano author to visit San Benito

By HEATHER CATHLEEN COX Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com Nationally acclaimed Chicano author, Dagoberto Gilb, has recently agreed to speak at the Narciso Martinez Cultural Art Center (NMCAC) in San Benito. “Terms have been agreed upon,” said NMCAC co-founder Rogelio T. Nuñez, who informed the News that the actual date of Gilb’s arrival is still pending but …

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Jan 24 2014

Sandoval on tap at Cultural Arts Center

Special to the NEWS The Narciso Martinez Cultural Arts Center will present “Cuando Salgo A Los Campos,” the artwork of Roel Flores Sandoval, on Thursday, Jan. 30. Scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Center, located at 225 E. Stenger Street in San Benito, Sandoval will be featured in a one-man art show. Born in 1942 …

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Dec 06 2013

Renowned playwright to discuss ‘A Virgin for Our Times’ at Center

Special to the NEWS The Narciso Martinez Cultural Arts Center will present internationally renowned Chicano poet, artist, muralist and playwright Nephtalí De León, writer of “La Virgen De Guadaliberty: Tepeyac En Aztlán,” in a discussion of “A Virgin for Our Times: Activista, Del Altar a las Calles.” The event is scheduled for 7 p.m., Thursday, …

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Oct 29 2013

Dia de los Muertos: Cultural Arts Center exhibits community altar

By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com The Narciso Martinez Cultural Arts Center will be hosting an event to commemorate Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2. Members of the community are invited to bring photos and mementos of loved ones who have died—this to be a part …

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Oct 22 2013

Conjunto Fest 2013 draws over 3,000

By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com The 22nd Annual Conjunto Festival, hosted by the Narciso Martinez Cultural Arts Center, was held in San Benito over the weekend to its largest crowd yet, organizers have said. “In comparison to previous years, this has got to be the most successful in terms of participants,” said Rogelio …

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Oct 19 2013

Conjunto Fest 2013

Shown are scenes from the Narciso Martinez Cultural Arts Center 22nd Annual Conjunto Festival on Friday, in which Karisma kicked off the three-day event, scheduled to continue Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 19 to 20, at Plaza de San Benito on 225 E. Stenger St. Beginning the show at 4:15 p.m. Saturday will be the San Benito High School Conjunto Estrella. On Sunday, Frutty Villarreal y Los Mavericks hit the stage at 4:30 p.m.

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