CONNECTICUT POST

HCC to host mariachi band

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Article Last Updated: 09/04/2008 08:11:35 AM EDT

BRIDGEPORT The culture of Mexico will be spotlighted Sept. 18 when the Mariachi band Fiesta Del Norte makes a two-part appearance at Housatonic Community College in the city's downtown.

Band members will conduct a workshop with HCC Theater Arts students from 2 to 3:15 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. At the workshop, band members and students will develop a performance piece. At 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center, the piece developed in the workshop will be performed and the full band will give a solo performance. The events, which are free and open to the public, are taking place as part of the college's Third Thursday Cultural Celebration series. During most months in the academic year, a performing artist representing a specific culture comes to the college on the third Thursday to develop and perform a piece with Theater Arts students and give a solo performance. For more information, contact Prof. Geoffrey Sheehan at (203) 332-5270.