Category: Life & Arts

‘Sweet Somalings’ art exhibit opens

Art patrons can submerge themselves into the never-before-seen world of the Sweet Somaling children. The gallery exhibit introduces whimsical creatures that are in part human, animal and plant at the Fine and Performing Arts Building.

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Pan American Courts: Laredo’s unique variety venue

With local food trucks, the Musa art gallery and Cultura Beer Garden offering their clientel a unique Laredo experience, the Pan American Courts is known for its hotel and cafe built in 1964.

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TAMIU instructors showcase talent outside classroom

Students were offered an opportunity to see their professors demonstrate talent outside of the classroom. The Fine and Performing Arts Center Recital Hall opened its doors Friday, Sept. 15, to showcase the semester’s first concert.

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Behind the scenes of LTGI’s “The House on Mango Street”

The Bridge recently had the opportunity to visit the set of “The House on Mango Street” at Laredo Community College. Directed by Jose Flores,  starring several TAMIU students and alumni, the play is based on the novel by renowned Chicana author Sandra Cisneros.


Shakespeare in the Courts

By Kassandra de Hoyos

Shakespeare & Company is a theater company based in Lenox, Massachusetts.  For the past seventeen years, the company has run a program called Shakespeare in the Courts.  

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Making Laredo Laugh Again

If laughter is the best medicine, then there is plenty of it to go around here in the Gateway City. Thanks to Laredo Funny, an up-and-coming comedy group, those seeking solace in the form of laughs are in luck, as this group has an endless supply to give.



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Celebrating the Dead

By Danny Zaragoza, Marcos Tijerina, and Giovanni Salinas

Colorful sugar skulls, papier-mâché skeletons in formal attire, and death themed crafts adorned the outside of the Laredo Center for the Arts as Laredoans celebrated the Dia de los Muertos this past November. But the Mexican holiday is more than bedazzled skulls and face painting.


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Laredo: Capital of The Republic of the Rio Grande

By Karla Reyna and Selena Borjas

Laredo is mostly known for having the biggest in-land export-import bridge, and port of entry, however there is a rich history behind this city of seven flags, each one representing a different facet of its heritage, and the least known of them is the one representing the Republic of Rio Grande.


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Native Laredo Artist Visits TAMIU

Award winning artist, poet, and playwright, Raquel Valle Senties, exhibited her Chicana Portrait Series on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library at Texas A&M International University (TAMIU).  People gathered around to admire her artwork and listened attentively as she read some of her many poems.

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Fig Syndrome

Sylvia Path was an American writer who was well renowned during the Post-Modern Era. Like many writers of the time, she lived a brief, yet interesting life. Throughout most of her adult life, Plath was clinically depressed, and she was very expressive about it in her writing. Her expression of such allowed her to advance the genre of confessional poetry—the kind that focuses on intense personal moments in one’s life. Plath committed suicide at age 30. Her death was a melancholic finale to her melancholic life.

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