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International Women’s Day Celebration

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Santa Cruz County was treated for second year to a beautiful evening, which featured music and poetry from famous and immortalized Mexican composers and writers this Friday March 8, 2013. The Mexican Consulate and sponsors organized the event, which was held at the James Clark Performing Arts Center at the Nogales High School. The festivities which celebrates the International Women’s Day, started out with the entire group of performers taking the stage with an inspiring introduction by Nidia Solórzano, then this year participants began the celebration when they took the stage one by one sining and reciting poetry accompanied by live music of “Charlie Y Grupo La Amistad” to delight the public that gathered.

A sizeable crowd filled the seats with recognizable faces from the community, such as Nogales Councilman Joe Acosta and his wife, Santa Cruz County Recorders Suzie Sainz, United States Consul in Nogales, Sonora Chad P. Cummins and Mexican Consul General Jaime Paz y Puente Gutiérrez.

The night of celebrating “La Mujer Mexicana,” ended much the same way it began, the entire group of  performers took the stage one last time, Julia Zapata and her daughter Cielo Zapata sang one last song to close the event. General Consul Jaime Paz y Puente Gutiérrez and her wife Martha Paz y Punte give a special recognition to Leticia Sene organizer of this magnificent event.

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