Watch David Bonsey 's appraisal of a Gibson "Bella Voce" Mastertone tenor banjo, ca. 1932, in Minneapolis Hour 3.
The first of four VOCEs documentaries looks at "lucha libre" and its role in Latino communities in the United States and Mexico. Part circus and part athletic contest, the sport -- famous for its masked wrestlers -- provides a sense of "home" for new immigrants in the United States.
This week in SundayArts News: Voces y Visiones and Nexus New York at El Museo del Barrio, Rebel Waltz: Underground Music from Behind the Iron Curtain Nov 6-7, Wishful Drinking at Studio 54, 60x60 Dance at World Financial Winter Garden Nov. 13th , Performa '09: The 3rd Biennial of New Visual Art Performance through 11/22, New York's Indian Film Festival presented by MIAAC (11/11-11/15).
Irish diva makes her New York debut at the 2012 Richard Tucker Opera Gala, performing the classic aria "Una voce poco fa" from Giaochino Rossini's "Il barbiere di Siviglia."