Arts & Culture

August Wilson's "Fences" at Lone Tree Arts Center

Apr 8, 2018
http://www.lonetreeartscenter.org

August Wilson, winner of two Pulitzer Prizes and a Tony Award, is widely regarded as one of the finest playwrights ever to write for the American stage. His American Century Cycle, which traces the African-American experience through ten plays, each set in a different decade, stands as a staggering achievement. Fences, the sixth play in the Cycle, revolves around the life of garbage collector Troy Maxson. When his rise through the Negro baseball leagues hit the ceiling of racial prejudice, Maxson turned away from a world of unfulfilled promises and denied opportunities.

Tijuana Taxi Confessions | Apr 12

Apr 5, 2018
museo.org

At one time in Southern California, Mexican taxis were a common sight as they were free to cross the border taking customers both to and from Mexico. Like other youth of their time pachucos appreciated owning their own car. Just as the taxi owners strove to customize theirs to set it apart from all of the other taxis, so did the pachucos modify theirs to project their unique style.

Contributing artist of Pachucos y Sirenas, Alfredo Cardenas, will takes us on a tour of his artist made Tijuana Taxi.

Origins of the Blues

Mar 27, 2018

Join Active Minds as we look at the early days of the blues, from its roots in African American oral tradition to its rise as a mainstream American musical style. We’ll explore the role of classic blues and prominent blues musicians in the early 20th century, examine the musical characteristics that make it different, and discuss how the blues has influenced other popular music genres.

Pachucos y Sirenas | Now - May 26

Mar 24, 2018

Pachucos y Sirenas explores the roles that fashion plays in developing a cultural Identity in major urban settings.  The exhibition will feature old school and new school artists that share an affinity with the Pachuco legacy. Artists such as Justin Favela, Antonia Fernandez, Carlos Fresquez, Josiah Lopez, Jerry Vigil, and Daniel Salazar will highlight the impact that the 1940’s Pachuco legacy had on the American experience. Exhibition programming will include contributing fashion designers Cha Cha Romero and Alexandra Peralta, Suavecito Car Club, and artist Alfredo Cardenas.

Arvada Center presents: All My Sons

Mar 17, 2018
arvadacenter.org

Arvada Center presents "All My Sons" - March 2 through May 3. Winner of the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award, and the first-ever Best Play Tony Award, All My Sons is a powerful American classic that explores the dark side of the American dream, complex family dynamics and a person’s responsibility to the world beyond his own home.  Based on the true story of an Ohio manufacturer who sold faulty parts to the U.S. military during World War II, the play’s central character faces the true cost of his choices and their devastating impact on the family he loves.

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