“Songs of Struggle and Hope” is Agustín Lira’s first full-length album with Smithsonian Folkways, the institution’s nonprofit label that documents folk and world music. It is the 44th album in the Tradiciones/Traditions Series produced with the Smithsonian Latino Center.
Two-sport star Donovan Mitchell powers Buchanan High to third straight Central Section boys volleyball title before moving on to play college basketball at Wake Forest of the Atlantic Coast Conference.
President Barack Obama’s family vacation to Yosemite National Park made for some beautiful speech backdrops for him, but complicated a wedding. The trucks and trains that roar through the Valley are leaving a big mess in our air, which we then get punished for. Valley Children’s Hospital in Madera is among the best places to go in the nation if you have a neonatal crisis.