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Costa Rica’s arts scene: vibrant and ready to surprise you
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Costa Rica’s arts scene: vibrant and ready to surprise you

Elizabeth Lang - May 4, 2018

In 2015, The Tico Times launched a new series. Published every Sunday, our Weekend Arts Spotlight presents five-question interviews with artists of all sorts who are Costa…

Jean Marc Calvet, part I: Getting to know Marco
Artists
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Artists
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Jean Marc Calvet, part I: Getting to know Marco

Elizabeth Lang - April 14, 2018

This is the story of Nicaraguan-based French artist Jean Marc Calvet – a man whose complex life and misfortunes overwhelmed him while he was living in Costa Rica…

5 questions for a Costa Rican photographer
Artists
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Artists
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5 questions for a Costa Rican photographer

Elizabeth Lang - September 17, 2017

Read more of our Sunday Weekend Arts Spotlight interviews here... and stay tuned for more weekly chats with artists from, in, or featuring Costa Rica. Don't have a…

Art City Tour returns to San José for ‘Chepe in the Rain’
Art Walks
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Art Walks
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Art City Tour returns to San José for ‘Chepe in the Rain’

Katherine Stanley - September 13, 2017

Don't just hide under the covers on the couch when the rainy season gets you down. (You know, as in this 1997 portrait of Costa Rican writer…

‘The Dictator’s Granddaughter’ premieres in San José
Artists
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Artists
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‘The Dictator’s Granddaughter’ premieres in San José

Katherine Stanley - September 7, 2017

The actress Natalia Arias, whose luminous performances dazzled audiences in two films from Costa Rican director Esteban Ramírez over the past several years – “Gestación” (2009) and “Presos” (2015) –…

Hernán Jiménez to direct his first English-language film – with a star-studded cast
Artists
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Artists
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Hernán Jiménez to direct his first English-language film – with a star-studded cast

Katherine Stanley - September 7, 2017

Hernán Jiménez is in love. "I'm making a new movie – that I'm hopelessly in love with – and these beautiful people are joining me," he wrote…

5 questions for a U.S. aerial artist
Artists
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Artists
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5 questions for a U.S. aerial artist

Amanda Zúñiga - May 28, 2017

Costa Rica is not a "circus country," persay, but circus arts have caught the attention of more and more Costa Rican artists in recent years. One example:…

5 questions for a Costa Rican fire performer
Artists
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Artists
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5 questions for a Costa Rican fire performer

Amanda Zúñiga - April 30, 2017

Dancing through flames and walking barefoot through the sand at Playa Sámara: That's the life of Allan Barboza. Barboza, 27, has been working as a fire performer…

5 questions for a Costa Rican rapper – and an exclusive recording
Artists
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Artists
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5 questions for a Costa Rican rapper – and an exclusive recording

Elizabeth Lang - April 23, 2017

The passion to empower others is what has driven the Costa Rican rapper Nakury to share her work with the world. Nakury, who was born in Turrialba…

Resisting climate change feather by feather in Monteverde
Artists
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Artists
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Resisting climate change feather by feather in Monteverde

Paul Smith - April 22, 2017

I will never forget an announcement after a Quaker Meeting in Monteverde 45 years ago when an elderly member got up to demonstrate the marvel of something…

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