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Musical Theater Piece to Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month

Los Valientes, a musical theater piece about three legendary Latin Americans- Mexican painter Diego Rivera, martyred Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero and Mexican-American outlaw Joaquin Murrieta-will be held at Duquesne University on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 1:30 p.m. in the Union Ballroom. The performance is part of Duquesne's celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month.

Los Valientes, which means "the courageous ones," is a musical theater work featuring an actor/singer and an on-stage music trio of cello, piano and percussion. The music styles range from traditional Latino folk and popular songs sung in Spanish to instrumental works by Latin-American composers.

Performed by the Core Ensemble, the free show features actor Gabriel Sloyer, who plays the roles of all three protagonists. With an extensive theater background, he has performed with the Baryshnikov Arts Center, SoHo Playhouse, Yale Repertory Theater and the Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre.

The Los Valientes performance is sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, the Department of History, the Department of Political Science, the Office of Mission and Identity, the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts.

For more information, call 412.396.6415.

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