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Guitar Pedals
PHOTO GALLERY  February 3, 2015
"...Locals only: a shelf of Austin-made pedals at Calaveras...."

Skeletons Out of the Closet
José Guadalupe Posada
Arts Story  September 15, 1995
"...He saw himself as a technician, a printmaker, a competent draftsman, and a keen observer of his surroundings. One has only to look closely at his frisky skeleton caricatures (calaveras) and devilish assortment of otherworldly creatures to see that imagination as well as observation guided his hand...."

Artview: José Guadalupe Posada
Arts Story  September 15, 1995
"...Calaveras (Zalameras) de las conquets meseras Skeletons of the flirtatious waitress..."

An Altar-nate View
Liven up the boo-ring Halloween season with Día de los Muertos celebrations
Food Story  October 29, 2010, by Claudia Alarcón
"..."Dying is something we all do," she says. "I love the way the Mexicans poke fun at death with their funny figurines and calaveras depicting life on Earth..."

Artview: José Guadalupe Posada
Arts Story  September 15, 1995
"...Calaveras en monton al precio de un decimal como nunca se habra viste en todo esta capital Skeletons in piles at a fractional price as never seen before in all of the Capital..."

Coco
A moving and colorful addition to the Pixar filmography
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Film Review  November 21, 2017, by Marc Savlov
"...Despite the simmering brouhaha over Disney/Pixar’s Día de los Muertos-themed movie – Mexican director Jorge R. Gutiérrez and no less than Guillermo del Toro released the calaveras similar The Book of Life in 2014 – this grand and haunting coming-of-age tale is a feast for the senses and a fine return to form for Pixar..."

Guitar Pedals
Gas prices are down, so the boutique guitar pedal boom is up
Music Story  February 5, 2015, by Tim Stegall
"..."During the Nineties, I had Black Cat pedals," says Tednoir Martinez of Calaveras Guitar Boutique, a Southside operation open since 2013. "Those were great, and nobody knew about them, because there was no Internet..."

The Next Wave
A comprehensive look at the emerging Rock en Español movement in the United States
Music Story  November 12, 1999, by Melissa Sattley
"...In Austin to support their new album, La Marcha del Golazo Solitario ("March of the Solitary Goal"), Los Cadillacs are traveling down a mellower and jazzier avenue than on their last release, Fabulosos Calaveras, which resulted in last year's riotous show at Liberty Lunch. Maybe it's the new songs, or the fact that it's a Monday night, but tonight, things at La Zona Rosa are somewhat more low-key..."

Record Reviews
Music Review  December 5, 1997
"...Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, Argentina's longtime rude boys now on their 12th album, might sound more spiritually akin to the excitingly schizophrenic Spanish/French/Arabic mulch of Mano Negra, but their confident, no-holds-barred lurching from style to style is Sandinista-era Clash all the way. Every song introduces something different to the mix: from the Santana-gets-sideways "El Muerto" and horn-driven Chicago-isms of "Surfer Calavera," to the Sepultura death vocals of "El Carnicero de Giles/sueno," Dixieland piano of "Howen," Parisian jazz stylings of "A Amigo JV," and old-world reggaeisms of "Calaveras y Diablitos" ("Niño Diamante" is pure Police)..."

Artview: José Guadalupe Posada
Arts Story  September 15, 1995
"...Story: Posada / Images: [ Bicicletas | Calaveras | Capital | Rurales | Temblor ]..."

Artview: José Guadalupe Posada
Arts Story  September 15, 1995
"...Story: Posada / Images: [ Bicicletas | Calaveras | Capital | Rurales | Temblor ]..."

Artview: José Guadalupe Posada
Arts Story  September 15, 1995
"...Story: Posada / Images: [ Bicicletas | Calaveras | Capital | Rurales | Temblor ]..."

Austin Music Awards' Industry Accolades Announced
Best radio station, record store, club, and many more
DAILY Music  March 6, 2017, by James Renovitch
"...Specialty Instrument Store 1) Switched On 2) Strait Music Co. 3) Austin Vintage Guitars 4) Tommy’s Drum Shop 5) Fiddler’s Green Music Shop 6) Westbank String Shop 7) South Austin Music 8) Blackerby Violin 9) Violins Etc. 10) Calaveras Guitar Boutique..."

Loved, Loathed, Lip-Synched Ventura
Postmarks  July 24, 2014
"...Therefore, those ghosts who are now pissed off by this letter should return to RIP. In most cases, it’s merely the luck of the draw, or the hop of the Calaveras County frog, which determines the victor..."

The Q&A Hole: What's the Best Thing They Got for Christmas?
And what's the best thing they gave? Nine citizens answer.
DAILY Arts  January 1, 2014, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...Burl Ives has a special place near the top of my Significant List Of Lifetime Horrors for the vomitous night I had gallstones. I took my doped-up first ambulance ride to the hospital in Calaveras County one Christmas Eve, where I was left sitting partially nude for hours in a freezing room listening to a small-town medical community chorus of "Holly Jolly Christmas" while high as a stratocumulus cloud made of morphine.
So I tend to avoid shopping or patronizing any business where I might hear a holiday classic re-rerecorded into a soulless cochlear analgesic, or hipped up into un-singalongability..."

The Art of Death
Kate Heyhoe weaves Dreams of the Dead via sugar skulls
Food Story  October 25, 2013, by Claudia Alarcón


Everything Went Black: Boo! Scary!
Whatever happened to the Transylvania Twist?
DAILY Screens  October 4, 2012, by Marc Savlov
"...It's everyone's favorite time of the year, at least among my friends and fellow film devotees. You can almost catch the treacly scent of calaveras de azucar on the still morning air...."

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and beyond
News Story  December 5, 2008
"...19). He was upset by the cover: a parody of 19th century Mexican artist José Guadalupe Posada's Calaveras print El Jarabe en Ultratumba (The Folk Dance Beyond the Grave), featuring Salinas and the City Council as skeletons dancing on money while his dog, Princess, looked on..."

Welcome to Hazleweird
Lee Hazlewood
DAILY Music  December 14, 2007, by Raoul Hernandez
"...We hung Sam this morning.’” Delivered in Hazlewood’s innocent bystander shrug, think Shel Silverstein off his meds. Every NSVIP leads with Calaveras Country incredulity. “Dirk Thornton thinks he’s a goose..."

Battling the Toxicity of Coal-Burning Power Plants
'Clear Skies' gets shot down, and Legislators try to cut the crud in Texas
News Story  March 18, 2005, by Rachel Proctor May
"...Texas is responsible for 11% of the nation's mercury emissions, much of it in "hot spots" around coal-burning plants in East Texas. (For Austinites, the closest source of mercury is San Antonio's three coal-burning plants at Calaveras Lake; a fourth plant is currently in the permitting process.) The "hot spot" factor makes environmentalists particularly irate that the EPA rules would allow plants to "trade" mercury emissions, allowing less-polluting plants to sell allowable pollution "credits" to heavier-polluting ones..."

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