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Kirtland Presents “Los Valientes” Free to Public

Kirtland Community College is excited to present Los Valientes to community members, students and employees on Thursday, October 31 at 1:15 p.m.  This chamber music theatre work will be showing at the Kirtland Center for Performing Arts (KCPA) on the college’s main campus near Roscommon.  There is no charge to attend.

Los Valientes Presented Free to Public at Kirtland

Los Valientes Presented Free to Public at Kirtland

Los Valientes, or The Courageous Ones, explores the artistic and political passions of Mexican painter Diego Rivera, the unwavering commitment to human rights of Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero, and the pursuit of social justice by Mexican American desperado Joaquin Murrieta (aka Zorro).  This new chamber musical theatre work is conceived and performed by The Core Ensemble, a musical trio comprised of a cello, piano and percussion.  Solo actor Kevin Melendez performs in the roles of Rivera, Romero and Murrieta.

As part of the college’s mission, Kirtland is committed to bring cultural awareness to the communities we serve.  “Los Valientes is an opportunity to bring a high caliber core ensemble performance to northern Michigan,” said Kirtland President, Dr. Thomas Quinn.  “A cultural event of this quality is exciting and unique.  It is a real joy for our college to share this performance completely free of charge with our students, staff and members of the public who love and support the arts.”

For more information on the free performance of Los Valientes, contact the KCPA at 989-275-6757 or 989-275-5000, extension 777.

Annually, more than 3,000 students attend a variety of occupational, skilled trades, two-year and transfer degree programs at Kirtland’s locations near Roscommon, Kirtland-Gaylord, Kirtland-West Branch and in Tawas.  Kirtland also offers a wide range of online courses and degrees, all of which can be completed from home.

For more information on Kirtland, or to learn more about the programs, advising, testing, financial aid and other services available to students, contact 989-275-5000, extension 284 or visit online at