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5 questions for Costa Rican DJ Esteban Howell
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5 questions for Costa Rican DJ Esteban Howell

Amanda Zúñiga - May 22, 2016

DJ Esteban Howell has come a long way since his piano lessons as a kid. After performing in music venues across Central America and Mexico over the last 15 years, he has become one of…

5 questions for a Costa Rican fashion designer
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5 questions for a Costa Rican fashion designer

Amanda Zúñiga - May 8, 2016

Read more Weekend Arts Spotlight interviews here. Michelle López, 27, is on a mission to defy the molds imposed by society, one bag at a time. With…

5 questions for a Costa Rican sculptor
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5 questions for a Costa Rican sculptor

Amanda Zúñiga - April 24, 2016

Angel Lara has been surrounded by art since birth. The artist, 32, spent much of his time as a child at his father's sculpture workshop, was surrounded by…

New project uses rivers to create a walkable, bikeable San José
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New project uses rivers to create a walkable, bikeable San José

Amanda Zúñiga - April 16, 2016

An ambitious new project presented this week, "Rutas Naturbanas," aims to turn San José's neglected waterways into a major asset in the quest for urban renewal. The project…

5 questions for Costa Rican blues musician Jose Ramírez
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5 questions for Costa Rican blues musician Jose Ramírez

Amanda Zúñiga - April 10, 2016

Jose Ramírez, 28, has been playing music for approximately 17 years, influenced by some of the greatest bluesmen of all time: Robert Cray, Coco Montoya, Duke Robillard, BB King, Eric Clapton, Ronnie Earl…

5 questions for Costa Rican tribal dancer Vanessa Messeguer
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5 questions for Costa Rican tribal dancer Vanessa Messeguer

Amanda Zúñiga - March 20, 2016

Vanessa Messeguer, 33, is a dancer with a dizzying array of styles at her command: she practices Tribal Fusion Style, Improvisation Tribal Style, American Tribal Style, belly…

Community debates Envision Festival: boon or threat?
Envision
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Envision
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Community debates Envision Festival: boon or threat?

Amanda Zúñiga - March 2, 2016

While the sixth edition of the Envision Festival, in Uvita, Puntarenas, was taking place this past weekend, residents of the community led a protest asking for the festival not…

Sixth edition of the Envision Festival inspires music and love
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Sixth edition of the Envision Festival inspires music and love

Amanda Zúñiga - March 2, 2016

During the sixth edition of the Envision Festival, Rancho La Merced in the southern Pacific beach town of Uvita filled with art, culture, music, permaculture, and contact…

5 questions for Colombian storyteller Mauricio Grande – ‘We Latin Americans are made of words’
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5 questions for Colombian storyteller Mauricio Grande – ‘We Latin Americans are made of words’

Amanda Zúñiga - February 14, 2016

Mauricio Grande dedicates his life to making people laugh by telling stories. The comic cuentacuentos, 36, is pursuing his doctorate in Dramatic Arts at the Universidad de…

5 questions for Costa Rican painter Milo Gonzales
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5 questions for Costa Rican painter Milo Gonzales

Amanda Zúñiga - February 7, 2016

Even when Milo Gonzales doesn't sign one of his paintings, it's unmistakably his. The 59-year-old artist who hails from the city of Moravia, north of San José,…