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Art, Cars & El Paso Pride: Local Artist Fights to Save Lincoln Park

Nov 01, 2011 1 Comment by David

By David Pacheco Inspiration can come from anywhere at any time, just ask local artist Josh Arthur.  Somewhere in between walking along the sandy shores of Pacific Beach, riding a ferry across the Puget Sound, or standing in the front row of an Ice Cube concert, Josh Arthur got the inspiration to become an artist. [...]

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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 Walk Through History at Concordia Cemetery

Oct 04, 2011 No Comments by Danielle

Superstition says you’re supposed to hold your breath as you pass a cemetery, but if you hold your breath long enough to pass Concordia Cemetery in its entirety, you may just land yourself within the gates. For years, Concordia Cemetery, located in central El Paso, has been one of the largest, most historic cemeteries in the Southwest.

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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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Subrosa Union at House of Rock September 24

Sep 22, 2011 2 Comments

El Paso-born reggae-rock band Subrosa Union has been up to a whole lot since the last time TSM sat down to talk with the band about their future. With an upcoming tour and a new album on the way, the band, which has been together for 10 years, is charging down the path to ultimate success.

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Mercedes Benz of El Paso and Bazaar Models Present Fashion Week

Sep 19, 2011 No Comments

By TSM Staff Mercedez Benz of El Paso and Bazaar Models will host its first-ever El Paso Fashion Week. The four-day event will take place September 22 through September 25th. Guests can anticipate a series of events at various venues to include downtown El Paso’s Union Depot and the newly-remodeled Mercedez Benz of El Paso [...]

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Unleashing Creative Energy: Creative Kids Continues Success

Sep 06, 2011 No Comments

Creative Kids was founded in 1999 with a mission to extend the reach of art and digital media resources to various student population groups through the promotion and demonstration of the power of the arts as an important communication tool for success in the modern world.

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A Little Off the Top with MP’s Cutt

Sep 06, 2011 2 Comments

You’ve heard of the “Rachel” or the “Katie Holmes;” now get ready for “the Obama.” El Pasoan Marcus Phillip Hatch has been cutting hair for nearly fifteen years; just don’t dare call him a barber.

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The Soulful Side of Candice Reyes

Sep 06, 2011 2 Comments

Somewhere in the middle of El Paso’s booming techno scene, lies the small world of lyrical, soulful jazz. In that world, lives Candice Reyes, a local songbird who has been performing since the age of 13.

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Make Room for Artspace

Sep 06, 2011 No Comments

According to Artspace.org, each unit has extra space (usually 100 to 150 square feet) that the artist can use as a studio. Other design elements, such as high ceilings, large windows, durable surfaces, and wide doorways, accommodate a wide variety of creative processes. Artspace live/work projects also include common spaces that encourage cooperation and community involvement.

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