Saturday, July 23, 2016

TONIGHT! PANCHO VILLA IN MURALS UNDER THE STARS FREE ADMISSION!

PANCHO VILLA 
Saturday, July 23, 8:00 pm
Mother's Beach
5839 Appian Way
Long Beach, CA 90802
FREE ADMISSION




 
Bring your own Beach Chair and blanket. Food and beverages will be available. Free parking after 6 pm 
 
Gregorio Luke will start a new MURALS UNDER THE STARS season next Saturday July 23rd at 8:00 pm with a new presentation on legendary revolutionary PANCHO VILLA.
 
PANCHO VILLA had been a fugitive and bandit when in 1910 he joined the uprising against dictator Porfirio Díaz and went on to become a legendary revolutionary and warrior. "I have always been fascinated by PANCHO VILLA -affirms Gregorio Luke- I have never encountered a more polarizing figure. For many Villa is a hero, a modern Robin Hood who protected the poor. With equal passion there are those who hate him. These passions, either positive or negative, are augmented by myth. It is surprising how a historical figure can be the depository of the fears and dreams of a nation."
 
What is not in doubt is Villa's military genius. From a guerrilla group of nine, he created a fully equipped army of 30,000 (La División del Norte) that defeated Mexico's Federal army. In 1916, disappointed by U.S. policies, he led a raid on Columbus, New Mexico. In retaliation, the US Army pursued Villa through Mexico. But Villa was never found. This fully illustrated presentation will bring to life this fascinating character 100 years after his daring invasion to the US.



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