Afro-descendant culture in Costa Rica: Celebrating black excellence in August
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Afro-descendant culture in Costa Rica: Celebrating black excellence in August

Natasha Gordon-Chipembere - September 10, 2018

In August, everywhere you turn there is some incredible event celebrating Afro-Costa Ricans and their profound historical contributions to Costa Rica. This year also marked the 50th anniversary…

Costa Rica Rocks: A night of heavy metal in Cartago
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Arts and Culture
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Costa Rica Rocks: A night of heavy metal in Cartago

Eduardo Doryan - August 17, 2018

Paraíso, a small city about 8 kilometers southeast of Cartago is known for the beautiful surroundings that gave it its name: Paradise. It’s also a bit of…

Jean Marc Calvet, part III: Leaving Marco behind
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Artists
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Jean Marc Calvet, part III: Leaving Marco behind

Elizabeth Lang - May 18, 2018

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

Jean Marc Calvet, part II: Fighting against Marco
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Artists
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Jean Marc Calvet, part II: Fighting against Marco

Elizabeth Lang - May 12, 2018

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

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

13’30 Restaurant hosts exhibit by Guatemalan artist Herssonoe
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Arts and Culture
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13’30 Restaurant hosts exhibit by Guatemalan artist Herssonoe

Elizabeth Lang - May 4, 2018

13'30 Restaurant, located in Barrio Escalante in eastern San José, also serves as a small gallery space for both national and international artists, designers and musicians. Today…

W22 Galería hosts ‘Escazú Project’ exhibit
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Arts and Culture
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W22 Galería hosts ‘Escazú Project’ exhibit

Elizabeth Lang - April 19, 2018

Located in a small space at the corner of the Plaza del Río commercial plaza in Escazú, west of San José, you can find the W22 Galería,…

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

PHOTOS: Latin Americans gather in Costa Rica for graffiti festival
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Arts and Culture
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PHOTOS: Latin Americans gather in Costa Rica for graffiti festival

Elizabeth Lang and AFP - March 11, 2018

One street. One wall. Ten nationalities. Those three elements were the basis of the Aliados International Latin American Graffiti Festival in Costa Rica this past weekend. It's…

Teatro Espressivo brings message of peace to National Theater anniversary
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Arts and Culture
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Teatro Espressivo brings message of peace to National Theater anniversary

Katherine Stanley - October 13, 2017

On many levels, it’s a uniquely Costa Rican story. For starters, it’s taking place under the roof of what is arguably the country’s most iconic building, its…