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Los Lobos performs with Ballet Folklorico Mexicano at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on March 4

Los Lobos performs with Ballet Folklorico Mexicano at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on March 4
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From a press release:

In celebration of Mexican culture, Grammy Award-winning band Los Lobos will perform with the Ballet Folklorico Mexicano de Carlos Moreno at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Friday, March 4 at 8 p.m.

Tickets, which are $28, $38, and $48, plus fees, are on sale now and available through the Kirby Center box office (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre), online at, and by phone at 570-826-1100.

Be there as the Mexican-American Experience is celebrated through song, dance, music, and film in this brand new multimedia production.

The unique concert experience will feature Los Lobos performing a set of traditional Mexican music, accompanied by Ballet Folklorico Mexicano, followed by a second set filled with the band’s classic hits.

Los Lobos were already East Los Angeles neighborhood legends, Sunset Strip regulars, and a Grammy Award-winning band (Best Mexican-American/Tejano Music Performance) by the time they recorded their major label debut, “How Will the Wolf Survive?” in 1984.

Three decades, two more Grammys, a worldwide smash single (“La Bamba”), and thousands of rollicking performances across the globe later, Los Lobos is surviving quite well – and still jamming with the same raw intensity as they had when they began in that garage in 1973.

The band chronicles a key moment of their expansive journey on “Disconnected in New York City,” a dynamic live album that marked the band’s 40th anniversary and launched their new association with 429 Records.

The mission of the Ballet Folklorico Mexicano is to empower the community and to educate the general public by providing a greater understanding and appreciation for Mexican culture and folklore through music, dance, and traditional art forms.