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Behind mariachis there's a mentor

Behind mariachis there's a mentor

David Membrila can't escape mariachi music.

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Carmen Membrila, 10, practices on the violin as her father, David Membrila, rehearses with Mariachi Chispa de Tucson at the Viva Performing Arts Center. The center recently revived a mariachi program that had been dormant for about 10 years, and it chose David Membrila to direct the effort. …

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behinD mariachis there's a mentor

Liam Membrila follows his father's lead on a song. "I've already told him he could have my instruments when I die," David Membrila says. "Lately, I'm afraid to start tasting my own food."

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Liam Membrila, left, A.J. Bang, Marchelon Wells, David Membrila and Stormy Marin practice a song. "When schools are eliminating art, music, dance, Viva is continuing to bring those to the forefront," David Membrila says.

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David Membrila goes over guitar chords with A.J. Bang, right, and Liam Membrila, both members of the youthful Mariachi Chispa de Tucson.

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David Membrila, who is also a school music teacher and sells real estate, marks up a music sheet for Anabel Nevarez, another member of Mariachi Chispa de Tucson.

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David Membrila is flanked by his children, Carmen, 10, and Liam, 13, during a rehearsal session at the Viva Performing Arts Center, 4563 S. Park Ave.

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Premian a Julie Gallego por su labor empresarial

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Premian a Julie Gallego por su labor empresarial

Julie Gallego (derecha) es una empresaria latina de Tucsón que será reconocida por Cox Businesses y la Cámara de Comercio Hispana de Tucsón. En la imagen, Julie imparte una clase de folclórico en su estudio Viva Performing Arts Center, el pasado 3 de junio.

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Desde que Julie Gallego-González era una estudiante de mercadotecnia de la moda en la Universidad de Arizona, sabía exactamente cuál era su meta en la vida: abrir una academia de danza folclórica. Pero sería más que un lugar para bailar.

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