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A festive Fresno weekendavatar

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I had a fantastically festive weekend in Fresno! It started out Friday night at the Fresno Metropolitan Museum’s Green Eggs and the Met event. The event, which celebrated the opening of the Met’s exhibit, “The Art of Dr. Seuss,” featured local bands and whimsical food and drinks (hello, swedish fish and chocolate-dipped marshmallows.) Halloween Day [...]

Written by Rebecca Plevin

November 2nd, 2009 at 10:14 am

Be on NPR! StoryCorps Historias is coming to Fresnoavatar

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If you are a National Public Radio junkie like me, you’ll be excited to know that StoryCorps Historias (‘Stories’ in Spanish), in partnership with Radio Bilingüe , will be in the Fresno area from March 25, 2010, to April 17, 2010, to record the experiences of local Latinos. For those of you not familiar with StoryCorps, it’s an [...]

Written by Rebecca Plevin

October 29th, 2009 at 10:06 am

On Vida’s Calendar: FREE Mexican food!avatar

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On Thursday evening, the Consulate of México in Fresno will be holding a free Mexican food tasting at Arte Américas. The event, which celebrates the 5th Annual Mexican Food Tasting and Cultural Week, will include dishes from seven local restaurants: El Bajío, Fajita Fiesta, Taco Grande, Toledo’s, Oaxaca, Los Amigos, and Las Adas Manzanillo. The [...]

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October 28th, 2009 at 8:36 am

Meet Gaby Ramírez!avatar

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A few weeks ago, I introduced Vida blog readers to Brianna de Alba, an emerging teenage pop star. Today, I’m introducing you to another young, talented, and beautiful young woman: singer and book author Gaby Ramírez. Last Friday, I interviewed 14-year-old Gaby Ramírez about her Día de los Muertos altar, which she created to honor [...]

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October 20th, 2009 at 8:19 am

What would be on your altar?avatar

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Yesterday afternoon, I had the opportunity to speak with Fresno resident Monica Henecke as she prepared a Día de los Muertos altar at Arte Américas for her grandfather, Epolito Mireles, and her aunt, Ramona Jaramillo. As she pulled objects out of boxes and bags – a bottle of Pepto Bismol, a family photo from Disneyland, [...]

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October 16th, 2009 at 11:39 am

Sweet treats for fall!avatar

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The fall is full of holidays: My birthday, then Halloween, and then Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) on November 2. And all of these holidays have something awesome in common: Sweet treats! I loved my chocolate birthday cake with ginger icing, and there is a special place in my heart for candy [...]

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October 14th, 2009 at 9:02 am

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