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12 May East Valley Voices OUT LOUD – a photographic sampler…

QUICK PHOTO TOUR OFEAST VALLEY VOICES OUT LOUDMAY 9THRANCHO TENOCHITLAN, COACHELLA, CAPRODUCED BY CRISALIDA COMMUNITY ARTS IN PARTNERSHIP WITHCulturas Music and ArtThe East Valley Rep  All photos by Christian Mendez, except AMFM portrait (photog unknown as of today)This album is only a tiny sampling from the vast...

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17 Dec Carlos Garcia’s “Luna Mala” Table Reading at The Coachella Valley Arts Center

Carlos Garcia's "Luna Mala" Table Reading at The Coachella Valley Arts CenterBy, David Gonzalez & Lenin SilvaA copy of the "Luna Mala" play folks who read used during the table reading The power of theater was in full form Saturday evening at the Coachella Valley arts...

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16 Dec Locolandia Live!

Locolandia Live!By, Lenin SilvaDuring one of the opening performances at the "Locolandia Live!" eventOn Thursday the 11th of December 2014, the Crisalida-Arts project, along with College of the Desert’s Mark’s Art Center, and Riverside County’s Department of Mental Health’s program, “Cup of Happy,” hosted...

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20 Nov Crisalida at Cultura’s SYNERGY FESTIVAL in Coachella

Cultura’s “The Synergy Festival” in the city of Coachella Crisalida’s first stepsBlog entry by Lenin Silva The Crisalida team around noon at the Synergy Festival in the city of Coachella(Jeff Norman/The McCallum Theatre)By, Lenin SilvaCrisalida’s first event was this past weekend the 17th of November,...

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14 Sep Angels in America — Coachella style.

DESERT MIRAGE HIGH SCHOOL - COACHELLA Meet playwright, actor, theater-maker, and long-time dedicated theater teacher Carlos Garcia.  Carlos and I talked in the black box theater in Desert Mirage High School where he has taught for the past ten years.  Carlos spoke to me about...

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09 Sep Indio Trifecta

It was another amazing day in the Coachella Valley. Started off with a visit to the S.C.R.A.P. Gallery, on the Riverside County fairgrounds, a place where the discarded becomes renewed, where young people get hip to the power of turning refuse into meaningful art. Here's a...

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07 Sep A Day of the Living in Coachella

RAICES Cultural CenterGiant blocks of Styrofoam carved with a chainsaw and hours of sanding into massive skulls for the day of the dead. Teens and their volunteer mentors sweating head to toe, smiling and covered in white Styrofoam chips.How do you spell empowerment?  RAICES, that's...

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