Mariachi Vargas de Ticket Sales Begin March 20
Tickets go on sale tomorrow, Saturday, March 20 at the Laredo Entertainment
Center box office for the upcoming Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán
Tickets, $25 and $35 each, may also be obtained at www.ticketmaster.com
Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán, revered globally for its musical
sophistication and dynamic rhythms that bring to mind the most glorious
sceneries of Mexico, will return to Laredo in a concert Saturday, April
24 at 8 p.m. at the Laredo Entertainment Center.
Venerated as the 'best mariachi of the world' by generations since 1897,
Mariachi Vargas is returning to Laredo for the second time to benefit
Texas A&M International University's Fine and Performing Arts scholarships.
The event is the result of a partnership that includes as sponsors Sames
Motor Company, Ford Motor Company, Ford Motor Credit, the Laredo Convention
and Visitors Bureau, the Laredo Entertainment Center and TAMIU.
Proud ambassadors of the Hispanic culture, Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán
drew thousands to their concert last year and evoked tears of exhilaration
in audience members young and old alike.
Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán was formed by four visionary musicians
in the late 1800's and has seen several generations of musicians carry
its name. While previously, folklore and songs in Mexico were passed down
from generation to generation orally, Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán
changed the traditional way music was handed down when in 1928, Silvestre
Vargas hired a trained musician as musical director.
Mariachi Vargas members are all classically trained and have played
with luminaries such as Pedro Infante, Miguel Aceves Mejía, Lola
Beltrán, and José Alfredo Jiménez. Members have taken
mariachi music around the world and have performed in North, South and
Central America, as well as Europe and Asia. Mariachi Vargas has been
the only mariachi group allowed to perform at the pyramids in Egypt.
They have entertained countless heads of state, kings, ambassadors and
dignitaries and were the first mariachi to perform at the White House.
For further information on the Mariachi Vargas concert, please contact
the Office of Public Affairs and Information Services at 326-2180.
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