One Night Only

Mariachi Vargas De Tecalitlan -- "The Best Mariachi in the World" -- returns to the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse, Oct

By Elaine Vinueza
Published on LatinoLA: October 16, 2008

One Night Only

The universally renowned and acclaimed Mariachi Vargas De Tecalitlan will perform one night only, with special guests, on Saturday, October 25th, at the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse located at 320 South Mission Drive in San Gabriel.

Internationally acclaimed as "the best mariachi in the world," the group returns to the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse for a rare Los Angeles-area appearance. Ticket prices are $40, $60, $75 and $100 and are available at www.ticketalternative.com or (877) 725-8849. For more information, please call (909) 920-9000.

Originally founded by Don Gaspar Vargas, Manuel Mendoza and two violinists in the town of Tecalitlan, Mexico in 1897, this mariachi group has since starred in more than 200 movies, recorded dozens of albums of pasodobles, valses, bailables, polkas, and danzones, as well as collaborated with various artists including Juan Gabriel and Linda Ronstadt.

Today the group is composed of two trumpets and harps, one vihuela, guitar, guitarron and six violins. With this ensemble, a new sound has been brought to light that crosses all international borders. Their music today now ranges from traditional sones to classical works as well as other styles that continue to enchant their worldwide audience.

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