Cuenteros Storytelling Festival kicks off in Alajuela
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Cuenteros Storytelling Festival kicks off in Alajuela

Mitzi Stark - January 26, 2019

You don't have to be fluent in Spanish to enjoy the 14th annual Storytelling Festival in Alajuela. It started Jan. 24 and is going on until Feb.…

Eclectic electric: Ocaso Music Festival rages in Tamarindo
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Music
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Eclectic electric: Ocaso Music Festival rages in Tamarindo

Duncan Anderson - January 15, 2019

TAMARINDO, Guanacaste — Raging the largest developed beach town in Guanacaste, Ocaso Music Festival kept Tamarindo wide awake following the turn of the year. Located on the…

Photos: Ocaso Music Festival in Tamarindo
Guanacaste
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Guanacaste
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Photos: Ocaso Music Festival in Tamarindo

The Tico Times - January 8, 2019

The Ocaso Underground Music Festival concluded this week in Tamarindo, Guanacaste. The six-day event featured a variety of musical genres and a multitude of rising performers. Tico…

Music and migration: The struggles of Ceshia Ubau
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Music and migration: The struggles of Ceshia Ubau

Yamlek Mojica Loáisiga - January 6, 2019

When Ceshia Ubau began her musical career in Nicaragua, she knew one day she would leave the country. She’d take advantage of the first opportunity, a scholarship…

Toucan Rescue Ranch hosting ‘Tunes for Toucans’ concert fundraiser
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Music
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Toucan Rescue Ranch hosting ‘Tunes for Toucans’ concert fundraiser

The Tico Times - November 25, 2018

If you're hungry for a good meal for a good cause, the Toucan Rescue Ranch will celebrate Giving Tuesday with a concert fundraiser at the popular Riverside…

Diego Fournier: Art just doesn’t have to be pretty, it has to say something
Artists
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Artists
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Diego Fournier: Art just doesn’t have to be pretty, it has to say something

Iva Alvarado - November 18, 2018

I was drinking coffee in the Steinvorth building in downtown San José a few hours before I met the 29-year-old artist Diego Fournier. A couple of young…

Q&A: Donald Trump and “Building the Wall” with Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Q&A: Donald Trump and “Building the Wall” with Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan

Yamlek Mojica Loáisiga - November 17, 2018

Robert Schenkkan, 65, is a brilliant man. He’s been acting and writing for more than 40 years and penned the Oscar-nominated movie “Hacksaw Ridge,” the Tony Award-winning…

Costa Rica Rocks: An evening of progressive metal at Jazz Café
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Costa Rica Rocks: An evening of progressive metal at Jazz Café

Eduardo Doryan - October 20, 2018

So there I was, at the fabled Melico Salazar Theater, about to experience the pleasure of seeing the Costa Rican Philharmonic’s Guitar Monsters show. It’s a collection…

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.…

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…