The 16th-annual Cervantes Festival of the Arts will be held in Guanajuata, Mexico, and three other cities of Guanajuato state on Oct. 14-30.
Sponsored by the government, the festival features ballet, plus plays, operas, concerts, poetry readings and exhibitions of paintings and sculptures in Guanajuato, Leon, Irapuato and San Miguel de Allende.
Artists from the United States, Soviet Union, France, Canada and Latin America are among those taking part in the festival, named in honor of Spanish novelist Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra.
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