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Dia de Los Muertos at Mercado Mayapan

Oct 04, 2011 No Comments by Vicky

In South Central El Paso, a gathering of people buzz with the sounds, sights and smells of authentic Mexican culture. As they prepare for the upcoming Dia De Los Muertos celebration on Oct. 30 to 31, the regular crowd at Mercado Mayapan enriched us in a lesson on history and overcoming life’s obstacles.

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A New Hope for Juarez

Oct 04, 2011 No Comments by Vicky

The decline in the number of homicides this year has mixed reviews, but for many business owners, there is a renewed hope for Juárez. This positive expectation has not only sparking many owners of nightclubs and eateries to open their doors to the public this December but it also poses to return some of the city’s long lost livelihoods to committed residents.

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The “Happy Creatures” of Arturo Gardea

Oct 04, 2011 1 Comment by Vicky

Arturo Gardea’s images possess cartoon-like features, painted in mostly primary colors because they are “ordinary and playful.” At the same time, however, the artist’s use of simplistic lines and structure resonate with a complicated and, at times, aggressive message.These figures are known as Gardea’s Happy Creatures.

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Juarez in Pictures

Sep 06, 2011 No Comments by Vicky

Bruce Berman, a seasoned photojournalist of almost 4 decades, has captured the true grit of what life is through photography, working for various publications such as the Associated Press, Chicago Tribune, The New York Times, Time, and Newsweek, among others.

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La Casa Del Puro: Cigar Lounge and Shop Opens for Business

Aug 01, 2011 2 Comments

On July 8, local cigar enthusiast Pastor Crespo Jr. lit the first match when his new lounge, La Casa Del Puro, opened its doors for business. The stand-alone 2,000-square-foot shop, is nestled in the heart of downtown El Paso, but offering premium, aged and expert-picked cigars from all across the globe, this shop and lounge has a cosmopolitan appeal.

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Plaza Classic Film Festival: Interview with Artistic Director, Charles Horak

Aug 01, 2011 No Comments

Cinephile is a term Charles Horak, artistic director for the Plaza Classic Film Festival, uses to describe himself and his passion for film. TSM had the privilege of speaking with Horak–a revered role model to film lovers.

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Hollywood Screenwriters Unite for Plaza Classic Film Festival

Aug 01, 2011 No Comments

Edwards, who will also be a panelist for the Plaza Classic Film Festival, shares Sweigart’s vision to create diverse screenwriting and film-making networks especially in Hispanic regions such as El Paso.

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In Remembrance of My Friend, Aaron Carrillo

Jul 15, 2011 No Comments

By Vicky Diaz Friday was a very sad day for friends and family of two boys, Aaron Carrillo, 16, and Jonathan Cervoni, also 16, who were tragically killed in a drunk driving accident late that night. The drunk driver, identified as Hector Tellez, 32, reportedly collided with the boys’ cars on Loop 375 as they [...]

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Hinder Guitarist Mark King Preps for Friday’s Show

Jul 04, 2011 No Comments

By Vicky Diaz El Paso is about to receive a heavy dose of rock-and-roll.  El Paso Streetfest headliners, Hinder will be performing on July 1, day one of the annual festival. Originally from Oklahoma, Hinder has been performing and dolling out hits such as “Lips of an Angel” and “Use Me” since 2001. Hinder guitarist [...]

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On the Bayou: An El Pasoan in New Orleans

May 31, 2011 No Comments

I held on to my fiancé’s hand, tensing up my shoulders all the while enjoying this exhilarating ride with the humid Louisiana air hitting my face. I had no idea what to expect. I was just excited that we had finally stepped into the land of so many legendary jazz performers.

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