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After ‘FIAsco’ Culture Ministry regroups with National Arts Festival 
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After ‘FIAsco’ Culture Ministry regroups with National Arts Festival 

Zach Dyer - February 11, 2016

After a disastrous International Arts Festival (FIA) last year, Costa Rica's Culture Ministry announced Thursday it would regroup with another festival that will focus exclusively on national artists…

$100,000 for a 3-day pass to the Grateful Dead’s final shows
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$100,000 for a 3-day pass to the Grateful Dead’s final shows

AFP - March 2, 2015

The Grateful Dead embodied the hippie spirit, but the free market has sent prices for resold tickets to the band's final shows soaring to more than $100,000.…

Costa Rican film ‘Espejismo’ journeys into the mind
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Arts and Culture
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Costa Rican film ‘Espejismo’ journeys into the mind

Robert Isenberg - January 21, 2015

Daniel and Andrés have been friends since boyhood. They seem inseparable. But when the pair decide to hang out for a night of beer and billiards, Daniel…

Río Torres festival aims to help clean up one of San José’s most polluted rivers
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Río Torres festival aims to help clean up one of San José’s most polluted rivers

Fabiola Pomareda - September 26, 2014

  The state of Río Torres, which runs through nine cantons in the San José metropolitan area, is deplorable. Not only are fecal matter and trash found…

Gioconda Belli: Let’s get back to focusing on happiness
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Gioconda Belli: Let’s get back to focusing on happiness

Fabiola Pomareda - August 26, 2014

Nicaraguan novelist and poet Gioconda Belli, born in Managua in 1948, wrote the poem “Yo fui una vez una muchacha risueña” (“I was once a cheerful girl”)…

PHOTOS: Grinding out the blues over the weekend, Barrio Amón ‘felt like New Orleans’
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Arts and Culture
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PHOTOS: Grinding out the blues over the weekend, Barrio Amón ‘felt like New Orleans’

Robert Isenberg - August 24, 2014

Scores of music fans flooded the Amón Solar building in San José's Barrio Amón last Friday to celebrate the International Blues Festival. Craft beer poured liberally, gourmet…

15 things not to miss at Costa Rica’s International Book Fair
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15 things not to miss at Costa Rica’s International Book Fair

Fabiola Pomareda - August 23, 2014

Every book lover will have her own reasons to go: perusing new novels, learning of older authors or simply walking through a leafy jungle of hundreds of…

Here’s why you shouldn’t miss Costa Rica’s International Book Fair
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Arts and Culture
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Here’s why you shouldn’t miss Costa Rica’s International Book Fair

Robert Isenberg - August 20, 2014

Authors are always griping about how ebooks and video games threaten to destroy the publishing industry, but this week, San José will be absolutely flooded with genuine…

International Arts Festival taking over San José for next 2 weeks
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Arts and Culture
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International Arts Festival taking over San José for next 2 weeks

Robert Isenberg - April 3, 2014

The International Arts Festival (FIA) is one of the biggest events of the year in San José. And it's not simply one event – the 26-year-old festival…

German performance artist to lead workshop at arts festival
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German performance artist to lead workshop at arts festival

Robert Isenberg - March 24, 2014

“There is a common belief that performance art ended in the '60s,” says Tom Zabel. “But that is not true.” Zabel should know. The German-born bohemian is…

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