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Virgin Guadalupe carved in a tree

Virgin Guadalupe carved in a tree

I love religious art, and although I am not Catholic one thing I love about Pilsen is abundance of Catholicism if only for the images of the Virgin Guadalupe everywhere. This is one of my favorites, I discovered it with my late husband Andres, it’s located in the Casa Aztlan parking lot and it carved…

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Support Pilsen while in Wicker

Yep its totally possible.  I am working on a super dope house/hip hop dance party with DJ West set for August 13th  but in the meantime catch his show “Insomniacs “at Crocodile Lounge tomorrow night! Its sure to be much needed hump day dance party Wednesday August 3rd.     Wanna check out DJ West beforehand? www.soundcloud.com/dj-mr-west

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More white-washing in Pilsen ?

More white-washing in Pilsen ?

Living in Pilsen I have learned that gangs sometimes start to do graffiti when something is happening. If someone dies you may see a sign of revenge posted up by the opposing gang. I have not however learned to read any of this stuff that gives graffiti a bad name. I can’t tell if this is actual gang signs…

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Mano y metal: Pilsen-based and custom-made

I first learned about Mano y Metal when I saw a friend with an awesome two-finger ring on with some really witty quote and I was all like “Girl! Where did you get that ring!”  Turns out, Des of Mano y Metal is not only an amazing new jewelry designer but lives right in my…

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Choc QuibTown Performs in Chicago!

Okay Pilseners! I know that this event may not be taking place in Pilsen but I know that many of you will want to know about this! I can not WAIT for this event! All of you so called Hip-Hop fans I wana see you at this show! I have been addicted to Afro-Colombian Hip-Hop…

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