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"...Like Water for Chocolate, a simmering cauldron of romance and revolution, passion and purity, mysticism and witticism, is a powerful and heady brew. Based on Laura Esquivel's best-selling novel and directed by her then-husband Alfonso Arau (who is one of Mexico's most acclaimed directors as well as a well-known producer and actor), it is the tale of a family of Mexican women headed by the tyrannical Mama Elena (Torne)..."
"...Austin Chef's Table: Extraordinary Recipes From the Texas Capitalby Crystal Esquivel, photos by Aimee Wenske Lyons Press, 224 pp., $24.95..."
"..."Hello?" I answered tentatively. "Stephen, it's Daniel Esquivel." "Daniel!" I shrieked..."
"...Local residents were less than enamored with the idea and have said so in a series of last-minute meetings with the Healthcare District to broker some kind of peace. North Park Estates President Walt Esquivel laid out a number of arguments against the clinic location, including a lack of data to support the district's rationale for the site and insufficient notification to nearby residents..."
"...Some neighbors said they first learned about the project through a Statesman article. That's when Walt Esquivel, president of the North Park Estates Neighborhood Association, initiated contact with the district..."
"...When two unnamed organizers were seen taking food from other people, rather than letting them try to take it into the Senate gallery (where it is banned), one email suggested "they maybe [sic] planning to use the food and drinks to trash the place." Texas DPS Intelligence & Counterterrorism Division senior analyst Susan Fafrak sent an email saying that she had been informed by Lt. Bonifacio Esquivel that "the orange women" (seemingly a reference to the protestors in orange shirts) "will be taking off their clothes, urinating, and defecating in the Senate gallery today." Wisely, she added that she was "still searching for some sort of confirmation of this."..."
"...So now it's the 1990s, that entertainment center got dragged out by the curb many years ago, and you go to the video store to rent brain-polluting junk like Faster Pussycat, Kill! Kill!, Italian spy thrillers, Euro-sex-comedies, and the like. Your CD collection includes stuff like Esquivel, Martin Denny, Perez Prado, and other bachelor-pad favorites...."
"...Rhino Records has offered its three-volume Cocktail Mix series and Bachelor in Paradise soundtrack compilation; Capitol its Ultra-Lounge series; DDC's 8-volume CD compilation Music for a Bachelor's Den; RCA's History of Space Age Pop, Vols. 1-3; Rykodisc has Shaken Not Stirred, In a Cocktail Mood, and Music for the Jetset, and the motherlode which some credit as the genesis of this movement, RE/Search's Incredibly Strange Music 2-volume book/CD set, plus scattered reissues of the works of artists such as Les Baxter, Yma Sumac, Arthur Lyman, Martin Denny, and that wacky Esquivel guy..."
"...Austin Pride: Werk! Fashion Show This year, Pride's big kickoff moves to the Moody, with elbow room to accommodate over a dozen designers and entertainers, including local couturian Daniel Esquivel and a host of Project Runway fashionistas, plus Margaret Cho, and Bianca Del Rio. Sat., Aug..."
"...That’s right, honey, Season Six winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race, Bianca Del Rio, hosts what is bound to be the most faaaaaaaaabulous fashion show the ATX has ever seen. And, with special guest Margaret Cho rippin' the quips, how could it not be? Join a sweatshop full of Project Runway designers, including fashion prodigy Tieler James and Austin homeboy Daniel Esquivel, in support of local nonprofits Project Transitions, OutYouth, and the Transgender Education Network of Texas on Saturday, Aug..."
"...UT Senior Design students created the outfits for the 2-ft. tall NAO automatons – everything from a camo hoodie to a bridal gown to a UT T-shirt (natch) – and members of the Anderson & Eastside Memorial High School Robotics Teams programmed the bots to show off their handcrafted threads for the crowd, which included special guest Daniel Esquivel of Project Runway Season 11...."
"...& MISS AUSTIN PRIDE PAGEANT 2014 Crown this year's queen and queen or king or whomever. Past winners and titleholders like Joe Fatale, Cupcake, and Kai Lee Mykels shall grace the stage with celebs and hosts Morgan McMichaels, Daniel Esquivel, Nadine Hughes, and Kelly Kline..."
"...Also on Friday, go back over to the Austin Music Hall for Designer All-Stars featuring full collections from six designers who have appeared on Lifetime's Project Runway. Collections include those from Jeffrey Sebelia (winner of Season 3), Korto Momolu, Michelle Lesniak (winner of Season 11), Daniel Esquivel, Melissa Fleis and Mychael Knight..."
"...Looking for answers, I marched straight down to Gearing Hall, where seniors happened to be at that very moment presenting their work for critique before a panel of judges that included Austin fashion icon and Project Runway alum Daniel Esquivel. While students sweated, one by one, in front of the panel, the real action was in the studio, where designers fidgeted nervously with their designs or hunched over sewing machines doing last-minute adjustments..."
"...WERK! AUSTIN PRIDE FASHION SHOW RuPaul reyna Raja emcees this Project Runway runway romp featuring Daniel Esquivel, Mychael Knight, Melissa Fleis, and Jeffrey Sebelia. Do not miss electro/dance-poppers Hi Fashion and SF homo-hoppers Double Duchess (see interviews, p.24)..."
"...The new twist is that designers have to work with teams. This season, Austin is once again represented, this time by designer Daniel Esquivel, who won the first challenge on the opening episode..."
"...The Push Pens are Esquivel, Foxx, Muñoz and they'll be bringing the rhymes while Mario Cortes accompanies on acoustic guitar. They are a mix of "queer identified and straight identified men."..."
"...Given the 1970s wah-wah guitar interplay of Grupo Fantasma siphon Brownout (“Laredo ‘77”), next year’s Pachanga! bill requires the Cream brownout of Amplified Heat. An undulating throng, including Garza and dancing partner Choffel, and later a conga line inhaled every pulsed beat of electro-cumbia by Charanga Cakewalk, Esquivel in Tejano mode, while San Antonio’s nine-piece female Mariachi Altenas, resplendent in matching red historical Spanish fashion, deserved the encore tight stage schedules didn't allow...."