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Monday, April 15, 2024

Finding Herself: Why Jane Eyre is More Than Just a Love Story

Jane Eyre is widely recognized as one of the greatest romance novels ever written. Since the time of its publication it has entered mainstream media, quickly becoming one of the most frequently adapted novels of all time. In the vast majority of adaptations, the emphasis is placed on the fraught courtship of Jane by her employer, Edward Fairfax Rochester. Although this is arguably the central relationship in the novel, it’s interesting to note that it only encompasses about half of the actual text.

Tuesday, October 3, 2023

The Influence of 1970s Mexican-American Culture in Houston, Texas

The 1970s was a significant decade for Mexican-American culture in Houston. Houston was already deeply rooted in Hispanic heritage. The 1970s left a huge mark on Houston's identity. The decade impacted music and art to activism and community organizing. This profoundly shaped the city's cultural landscape.  

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Celebrating Fearless Women in Mariachi: Breaking Boundaries with Passion and Talent 

Mariachi music has long been connected with male musicians in iconic charro suits. However, the landscape of mariachi is evolving. There is a powerful wave of fearless women redefining that narrative. These women are inspiring with their passion, talent, and unwavering valor.  

Thursday, August 31, 2023

Anton Chekhov’s Quirky Comedy: A Fresh Spin on Laughter and Its Modern Ripple Effect

In the world of literature, there's nothing quite like the subtlety of humor. While comedy has evolved over the centuries, some voices, like Anton Chekhov's, stand out for their uniqueness. Behind his works lie characters and narratives that challenge the norms of laughter. His comedy uses subtlety, tragicomedy, and the mundane.

Wednesday, July 19, 2023

Mariachis: The Evolution of Charro Suits

When you think of mariachi music, one image that likely comes to mind is the iconic charro suit. These vibrant outfits have become synonymous with mariachi culture.

Wednesday, July 19, 2023

Discovering Mariachi Music: A Melodic Journey Through Time

Long ago, in the heartland of Mexico, a unique musical tradition was born. Mariachi music roots blend indigenous rhythms with Spanish influence. It was the music of rural communities. The genre reflects people's joys, sorrows, and everyday experiences. 

Wednesday, July 19, 2023

Mariachi Music Today: A Vibrant Cultural Legacy in the Southwestern United States

Mariachi music, rooted in Mexican traditions, has survived and thrived in the US. The growth of the Mexican American community has led to the expansion and influence of mariachi music.

Friday, June 30, 2023

The Beauty of Venice and its Influence on The Servant of Two Masters 

Venice, the enchanting city of canals and architectural marvels, inspired many artists, writers, and theater makers. Its unique beauty and romantic aesthetic provide a captivating backdrop for storytelling. In our production of The Servant of Two Masters, Venice's charm and atmosphere play a significant role in transporting audiences to the world of the play.