The spirit of Carnaval still thrives in the Mission

The 37th annual Carnaval San Francisco is set to heat up the Mission District Memorial Day weekend with music, dance, performances, food and more.

Chicano poet’s family artistic legacy celebrated

Poet Andres Montoya was honored at a recent Galería de la Raza event.

The Mission celebrates legacy of César Chávez

The famed three-word phrase that Cesar Chavez embodied during the rise and height of the…

Ibeyi’s San Francisco debut a triumph

“We are Ibeyi,” chanted both Lisa-Kaindé Díaz and Naomi Díaz, lighting a candle each before the sold-out crowd at The Independent on April 2, and igniting their San Francisco debut. “We are twins. We are French and Cuban.”

Viva el Mariachi!

The sounds of trumpets and strums of guitars could be heard echoing through the grand auditorium of Mission High School on March 19, as students from the Bay Area and from Tucson, Arizona performed a medley of mariachi music for an enthusiastic and attentive crowd.

SF prima ballerina talks Cinderella and growing up in Cuba

Lorena Feijoo, the Cuban-born ballerina who portrayed Cinderella in choreographer Val Caniporali’s “A Cinderella Story,” speaks with El Tecolote about that experience and her journey to becoming one of the most celebrated ballerinas in recent history

City’s forgotten Latino LGBT pioneer

By Mabel Jiménez Most people in San Francisco have heard of Harvey Milk, but few…

Album Review: Cuban sisters’ debut mixes past and present, points toward future

By Atticus Morris Ibeyi—pronounced ee-bey-ee—is a Yoruban, Nigerian word that translates roughly to the concept…

Actor’s real life experience inspires directorial debut

By Laura Waxmann With an acting career that spans nearly two decades, Kuno Becker has…

Film will pay tribute to life of tragically slain teen 20 years later

The name of the girl was Cecilia Rios, the one who was 15 when she was stabbed to death after getting out of school. And now 20 years later, local filmmaker Jay Francisco Lopez is planning to make a film in her memory called “Love, Cecy.”