ArtsFiesta

ArtsFiesta! 2010 Posters

Published on April 26th, 2010 | by ssca

A celebration of Mexican culture featuring an all-female Mariachi band, Mariachi Femenil Nuevo Tecalitlan, from Springfield’s sister city of Tlaquepaque, Mexico at 5 p.m., Saturday, May 1, on the main stage at Artsfest on Historic Walnut Street... Read More


ArtsFiesta

Mariachi Band 2010 Schedule

Published on April 25th, 2010 | by pam

  An all-female Mariachi band, Mariachi Femenil Nuevo Tecalitlan, from Springfield’s sister city of Tlaquepaque, Mexico will be performing at ArtsFiesta! at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 1, 2010 at ArtsFest on Walnut Street. Thursday, April 29 [&hellip... Read More


Kite Festival

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2010 Cherry Blossom Kite Festival scheduled

Published on March 25th, 2010 | by ssca

“Come Fly Your Kite” Celebrate the Season Opening of the Mizumoto Stroll Garden at the 2010 Cherry Blossom Kite Festival Bring your Kite • Build a Kite! FREE! Award Ceremony for Kite Art Design at Noon [&hellip... Read More


Annual Meeting

Paco Padilla performs at Annual Meeting

Published on March 10th, 2010 | by ssca

This year’s annual meeting was a true celebration — with performances by internationally known artist Paco Padilla who flew in from Mexico for the events. He performed many songs for the audience along with our favorite [&hellip... Read More


Tlaquepaque News

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The Garbonzos Invade

Published on March 1st, 2010 | by pam

by Brad Bodenhausen and Araceli Hanks, Co-Chairs of Tlaquepaque Committee. We weren’t quite sure Tlaquepaque was ready for The Garbonzos. Springfield music fans have loved The Garbonzos for years, entertained by the band’s “hillbilly polka” music, [&hellip... Read More


Galleries

Music Brings Us Together

Published on October 11th, 2009 | by ssca

Tlaquepaque's Mariachi Femenil Nuevo Tecalitlan and Springfield's JRB Band jam at the Sister Cities host family banquet... Read More


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    Annual Japanese Fall Festival

    in the Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden
    at Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park
    2400 S. Scenic Ave., Springfield, MO

    Friday, September 8th
    Gates Open 5:00 p.m.
    $10 Adult / $3 children 12 yrs. & under
    • Uke 66
    • Mr. Hiroshi Tada performance “top spinning.”
    • Kizuna – Springfield’s Japan America Friendship
    Group will be performing traditional festival dance
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    • 6:00 Opening Ceremony at the stage
    • 6:15 St. Louis Osuwa Taiko
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    • 7:10 St. Louis Osuwa Taiko
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    • Mr. Hiroshi Tada performance “top-spinning.”
    • 11:15 Springfield Cosplay
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    Candlelight walk begins at dusk

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    • Mr. Hiroshi Tada performance “top-spinning.”
    • 1:00 Uke 66
    • 1:30 Karin Amano – Japanese Story Teller
    • 2:00 St. Louis Osuwa Taiko
    • 3:00 Seiran Chiba – large scale calligraphy
    • 3:30 Tracy’s Karate
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    Celebrate with Springfield Sister Cities and our friends from Tlaquepaque at Oasis Convention Center
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    Individual Tickets $150
    Table of 8 = $1000 (Sponsorships available)
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    Americana Concert Series at the Peace Through People Pavilion. Details to be announced soon.

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