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Ojalá: A Costa Rican sense of luck
Expat Living
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Expat Living
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Ojalá: A Costa Rican sense of luck

Raquel Chanto - December 31, 2018

As the clock strikes midnight and the fireworks light up the night sky, thousands of Costa Rican families will have prepared for the rituals that, for generations,…

Musical theater in Costa Rica: teaching passion
Pic of the Day
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Pic of the Day
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Musical theater in Costa Rica: teaching passion

Alissa Grosskopf - October 24, 2018

Silvia Baltodano is a multifaceted artist. She's an actress, singer, dancer and more. Baltodano also created the production company Luciérnaga Producciones, which has brought forth major musicals…

Silvia Baltodano: passion for Costa Rica’s musical theater
Weekend Arts Spotlight
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Weekend Arts Spotlight
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Silvia Baltodano: passion for Costa Rica’s musical theater

Iva Alvarado - October 21, 2018

The curiosity to meet artists at their workspace led me to Silvia Baltodano; an actress, singer, dancer, teacher, activist and more. She's also the director of Luciérnaga…

Say hello to Priscilla Aguirre, the artist behind HolaLola
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Say hello to Priscilla Aguirre, the artist behind HolaLola

Iva Alvarado - October 8, 2018

HolaLola is a brand that’s captivated the essence of Costa Rica. It’s one of the country’s most recognizable brands Costa Ricans and popular with foreigners and locals.…

Fighting for women’s issues with art
Pic of the Day
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Pic of the Day
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Fighting for women’s issues with art

Alissa Grosskopf - October 7, 2018

Andrea Bravo, a student at the University of Costa Rica, is trying to use art to raise awareness about women's issues. She is always looking for new…

Tapado Vargas and the healing power of sound
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Tapado Vargas and the healing power of sound

Iva Alvarado - September 30, 2018

This week I visited the workspace of renowned Costa Rican musician Carlos ¨Tapado¨ Vargas. Tapado is a musician and composer who specializes in percussion and photography. He’s…

6 questions for an aerial acrobat: ‘It means freedom, risk, and strength’
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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6 questions for an aerial acrobat: ‘It means freedom, risk, and strength’

Amanda Zúñiga - September 23, 2018

As our Weekend Arts Spotlight celebrates its third anniversary, we take a look back at the first edition of the weekly series, published in 2015. The Tico…

Engraving empathy with Andrea Bravo
Weekend Arts Spotlight
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Weekend Arts Spotlight
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Engraving empathy with Andrea Bravo

Iva Alvarado - September 9, 2018

Andrea Bravo, 23, is an engraving student at the University of Costa Rica who uses her personal experiences to create empathy for all kinds of women's issues…

Three hours with a Costa Rican songwriter
Weekend Arts Spotlight
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Weekend Arts Spotlight
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Three hours with a Costa Rican songwriter

Iva Alvarado - September 2, 2018

In 2017, Berenice Jiménez represented Costa Rica in the International Festival of Songwriters, an achievement that came to her unexpectedly and kept her in the public eye.…

From seashells to Pee-Pah! – a photo essay with Costa Rican musician Andrés Cervilla
Weekend Arts Spotlight
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Weekend Arts Spotlight
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From seashells to Pee-Pah! – a photo essay with Costa Rican musician Andrés Cervilla

Iva Alvarado - August 26, 2018

Andrés Cervilla has done so much throughout his career that it's impossible to cover it all in one sitting. He recently opened his studio to us and talked…