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Mira, Mira: Movies and Music for the Weekend

Submitted by on March 12, 2010 – 11:02 amOne Comment

Happy Al Fin! Friday, everyone.

Rodrigo y Gabriela are playing tonight at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, my hometown. Until I saw the item in the paper, I had not heard of this acoustic, energetic duo from Mexico City. Just watched a few of their videos. Awesome. The new album is called 11:11.

The Washington Post used the words “contrived”; “flacid”; and “exhausted conventions” in reviewing Our Family Wedding, the new movie starring America Ferrara and Lance Gross. She’s Latina, he’s African-American and neither of their family’s like the love connection…not that they’re racist or anything. (You going to go watch this?)

More than 800 Irish-American immigrants switched sides and fought for Mexico during the US-Mexican War of 1846–1848. How’s that for a little St. Paddy’s Day trivia? The historical fact, mostly overlooked in U.S. history books but honored in Mexico, is the basis of a collaboration between Ry Cooder (of Buena Vista Social Club fame) and Celtic superstars, The Chieftains. The album, San Patricio, was released this week and you can preview the songs on Amazon.

And now, a little good reads link love…
Faithful Provisions, fabulous, frugal living and sweet deals blog.
Striving Bean, talk about a niche food blog! But, there is than frijoles. Promise.
It is time for spring cleaning and decluttering, si? Check out Tanna at Compete Organizing Solutions for tips.
Beauty, art, family, inspiration via The Shutter Sisters.


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