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17 Sep Yo Soy Teatro by Roy Garza

 By Roy Garza“Yo soy Joaquín, perdido en un mundo de confusión: I am Joaquín, lost in a world of confusion,”Someone once said the first way to find your sense of direction is to acknowledge you are lost, take in the information around you, and use...

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17 Jan Crisalida brings their storytelling project to the Galilee Center in Mecca, Calif.

Crisalida brings their storytelling project to the Galilee Center in Mecca, Calif.By, Lenin SilvaResidents of Mecca, Ca lining up at a food distribution event at The Galilee Center on the morning of January 8th, 2014On the morning of January 8, 2015 the team at...

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17 Dec The Day of the Virgen de Guadalupe in Thermal and Mecca – WOW!

The Day of the Virgen de Guadalupe in Thermal and Mecca - WOW!I'm rushing out to a new play reading by the wonderful Carlos Garcia at Coachella Valley Arts Center in Indio so quickly putting up these pix in the meantime to share the world...

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18 Sep From EL GRITO to the SALTON SEA…

September 14thThe week started on Sunday with a blazing afternoon at El Grito, the annual music/culture/community festival in Coachella's Rancho Las Flores Park.  I arrived at 3:30 under 110 degree sun with about 1500 people in attendance, at 5:30 I was toast, and there were...

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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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04 Sep Ms. Can-do and Mr. Cutz

Hooked up the magnetic logos for my first day in the community. And away we go…Long good visit with photographer, educator and multimedia artist Jacalyn Lopez Garcia at College of the Desert today. Learned a lot about her artistic vision and the project called Lifecycles that...

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