Last updateFri, 15 Mar 2019 3pm

Jesús Medina rings in ‘inclusive’ era as new state orchestra director

The new schedule of the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra (OFJ) – eagerly awaited since the momentous change of musical directors was announced during the Christmas holidays – has been unveiled about three weeks before the season’s first performance set for Thursday, February 21. It will be the debut of Jesús Medina, who has a reputation as a good musician and a good person, as the OFJ conductor .

Fiber arts expert ready to share his knowledge

Lakeside artisan Brad Mowers fills his days doing what he loves – spinning, weaving and dyeing. As someone who’s self-taught when it comes to weaving, and with 38 years of experience in all techniques working with fiber, he will soon be sharing his knowledge through a series of classes in Chapala.

Relocation pays dividends for teacher & budding writer

Queen Michele was only 52 and living in Atlanta, Georgia when she retired from teaching school for 27 years. Once she realized that she wouldn’t be able to live comfortably in the United States with her meager pension, she got to work researching affordable places to retire. That’s when she discovered Ajijic.

Idealistic podcast host wants you to be bilingual

After Steve Leveen retired from business, took a foray into learning Spanish and returned to university for two more years of education – he already had a PhD – aimed at kindling a second profession, he began to describe himself as a “recovering monolingual” and set his sights on inspiring his fellow Americans to embrace bilingualism.