Agüizotes: The Folk Magic of Costa Rica
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Arts and Culture
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Agüizotes: The Folk Magic of Costa Rica

Jack Donnelly - September 28, 2016

Agüizotes are the folk beliefs, small superstitions or minor brujería (witchcraft) of Costa Rica. Dionisio Cabal Antillón, the noted cultural journalist, calls them the magical roots of…

5 questions for Costa Rican DJ Esteban Howell
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Newsletter
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5 questions for Costa Rican DJ Esteban Howell

Amanda Zúñiga - May 22, 2016

DJ Esteban Howell has come a long way since his piano lessons as a kid. After performing in music venues across Central America and Mexico over the last 15 years, he has become one of…

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VIDEO: Rolling Stones promise ‘historic’ Cuba concert

AFP - March 23, 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibHtwz49vSg HAVANA, Cuba – The Rolling Stones took to Cuban media to promise a "historic" occasion when they give their first Havana concert this Friday in a communist country…

PHOTOS: San José’s ‘tope’ takes spectators on a colorful ride
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Arts and Culture
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PHOTOS: San José’s ‘tope’ takes spectators on a colorful ride

Andrés Madrigal - December 28, 2015

Costa Rica's annual holiday tope, or horse parade, took place on Dec. 26 along San José's Second Avenue and Paseo Colón. Thousands of riders and their equine companions came from different corners…

Welcome to Bound Brook, New Jersey, ground zero of Costa Rican migration to the US
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Arts and Culture
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Welcome to Bound Brook, New Jersey, ground zero of Costa Rican migration to the US

Larry Luxner - December 22, 2015

BOUND BROOK, New Jersey – Few people know it, but this flood-prone little town on the banks of New Jersey’s Raritan River is the birthplace of the…

Presidential fashion: Best 5 outfits President Solís sported in 2015
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Arts and Culture
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Presidential fashion: Best 5 outfits President Solís sported in 2015

Zach Dyer - December 21, 2015

Clothes make the man, the saying goes, and President Luis Guillermo Solís took the adage to heart this year. Being president is a political and ceremonial post in…

Star Wars: ‘The Force Awakens’ in Costa Rica on Thursday
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Arts and Culture
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Star Wars: ‘The Force Awakens’ in Costa Rica on Thursday

Zach Dyer - December 17, 2015

It takes place in a galaxy far, far away but the long wait is finally over. The seventh episode of the Star Wars saga, “The Force Awakens,”…

Reggae royalty with a new rhythm: Ky-mani Marley
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Reggae royalty with a new rhythm: Ky-mani Marley

Masauko Chipembere - November 21, 2015

It has to be tough to be one of Bob Marley’s sons: You are forever living in the shadow of one of the greatest artists of all…

Choreographers Festival begins Thursday at San José’s National Theater
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Choreographers Festival begins Thursday at San José’s National Theater

Amanda Zúñiga - November 18, 2015

Ready for a weekend of marveling at Costa Rica's best dance compositions? The 32nd edition of the Choreographers Festival will take over the National Theater in downtown San José for…

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The ‘Fifth Beatle’ Andy White dies at 85

AFP - November 11, 2015

[caption id="attachment_80144" align="aligncenter" width="500"] (Via New York Metro Pipe Band Facebook)[/caption] NEW YORK – Andy White, a session musician who played drums on the first Beatles hit but…