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This year, Cinco de Mayo falls on a Friday, which means instead of meeting up with friends for one margarita after work, you have permission to get wild. Throw a party! String up a piñata! Head to Tijuana! It’s the kind of arbitrary holiday (it’s not even celebrated in Mexico) where anything goes. Patrón Tequila is on board for the ensuing antics — and they’ve hired a live mariachi band to help pull them off.Read More
The band is featured in the designer’s summer collection campaign Mariachi band Flor de Toloache takes over a New York subway car in the new campaign for Kate Spade’s summer collection. The all-female band is featured together with model Fernanda Ly in the photos and video teaser for Spade’s fashion tribute to Mexico, which includes embroidered peasant blouses, lace-trimmed flouncy dresses, and a handbag that looks like a potted cactus. Read More…Read More
Leave it to the good people of Scotland to stage hilarious protests during Donald Trump’s visit in the wake of Brexit. Paddy Power, a bookmaker (similar to a sportsbook in Costa Rica) based in Ireland, came up with a clever way to welcome the presumptive Republican candidate to succeed President Barack Obama in the United States. Here’s how the Irish sports betting giant described its stunt: We gave Donald Trump a good guac-ing when heRead More
Widely used decorations and dancing skeletons. Photo credit: File Photo/The Sundial Traditional Dia de los Muertos attire. Photo credit: File Photo/The Sundial Paintings hung for Dia de los Muertos celebration. Photo credit: File Photo/The Sundial Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a Mexican celebration that some people tend confuse with Halloween. Although the days fall close together, Halloween and Dia de los Muertos are culturally different. The vibrant sugar skulls, decorativeRead More
Hollywood Forever Presents: Dia De Los Muertos The theme for this years event is Shamanic Visions of the Huichol Saturday, October 24th, 2015: 12pm until 12am The Ceremonial Altar Set-Up: Friday, October 23rd, 2015 – 3pm onward Featuring on the Main Stage: LILA DOWNS, HUICHOL MUSICAL, LA MISA NEGRA, EL MARIACHI MANCHESTER and EDNA VAZQUEZ [sale]Celebrate with “Mariachi Los Muertos” Available on these music compilations:[/sale] More event details: General Admission: $20 per person – (pleaseRead More
In the past few years, Día de los Muertos – or Day of the Dead in English – costumes have been popping up at Halloween stores and parties. It’s understandable. People are drawn to the gorgeous imagery, where macabre meets magnificent. The two-day holiday’s proximity to Halloween has led many to mislabel it as “Mexican Halloween,” a title that’s not only inaccurate, but culturally insensitive. Amber Lena’s post, “Day of the Dead, Sugar Skulls, andRead More
What is Guacamole? Guacamole is an avocado-based sauce that originated with the Aztecs in Mexico around the 16th century. The name comes from an Aztec dialect via Nahuatl. It has become a very popular appetizer in the Mexican cuisine as well as the American cuisine as a dip, condiment and salad ingredient. It is traditionally made by mashing ripe avocados with a molcajete (mortar and pestle) with sea salt. Some recipes call for tomato, onion, garlic,Read More
  McALLEN — The Rio Grande Valley is now home to three new state mariachi champions. Valley high school mariachi bands captured Class 3A, 4A and 5A Texas High School Mariachi Competition championships Saturday in San Antonio. McAllen High School took home the 5A title, Rio Grande City High School won the 4A title, and Grulla High School the 3A title. Of the 26 state-wide finalists within all UIL classes, 11 came from the Valley,Read More
What is Chicken Enchiladas? Enchiladas originated in Mexico, where the practice of rolling tortillas around other food dates back at least to Mayan times. The people living in the lake region of the Valley of Mexico traditionally ate corn tortillas folded or rolled around small fish. Writing at the time of the Spanish conquistadors, Bernal Díaz del Castillo documented a feast enjoyed by Europeans hosted by Hernán Cortés in Coyoacán, which included foods served inRead More
The orchestra hall at Lubbock High School was filled with the distinguishable sound of mariachi music Wednesday, Feb. 5, as students showed off their best skills to guest instructor Jesus “Chuy” Guzman with a rendition of “Los Laureles.” Guzman — a two-time Grammy award-winning mariachi artist who toured with rock legend Linda Ronstadt — is in Lubbock this week to share his knowledge with students of the craft at both LHS and Texas Tech. “MariachiRead More
A photo of a sombrero-wearing Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on the Drudge Report website stirred a passionate Twitter discussion Thursday as House Republicans gathered at their annual retreat to discuss immigration principles. Republicans are deeply divided over immigration reform, with some in the GOP saying the party needs to move forward with legislation and others decrying plans to give legal status to illegal immigrants as “amnesty.” Matt Drudge played up the tensions on his siteRead More
What is a Chile Relleno?  Chile Relleno is a dish of Mexican cuisine that originated in the city of Puebla.  It consists of a stuffed, roasted, fresh poblano pepper, sometimes substituted with non-traditional Hatch chile, Anaheim, pasilla or even jalapeño chili peppper. In its earliest incarnations, it was described as a “green chile pepper stuffed with minced meat and coated with eggs.  In current cuisine, it is typically stuffed with melted cheese, such asqueso Chihuahua or queso Oaxaca or picadillo meat made of diced pork, raisinsRead More