Category Archives: April 2014

Editor’s Letter

I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity for me-like food or water. – Ray Charles

Anyone who has ever been at karaoke with me can tell you I was not born with music inside me. Thankfully, as long as I am in good company and have had a glass of wine, it hasn’t stopped me from getting up and opening my mouth in public. Continue reading Editor’s Letter

From Billy Idol & Alannah Myles, to Paul, Lila and Oaxaca: A Musician’s Journey

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Professional bass player Steve Webster sits on a bench in a downtown park, explaining “being at home in Toronto, I kept dreaming of coming back to Oaxaca; I needed to be here.” But it took becoming burned out over the course of more than three decades, first touring Canada, the US and Europe with rock bands, and then going to the office and feeling the daily pressure to produce TV commercial jingles, for him to come to that realization.   Continue reading From Billy Idol & Alannah Myles, to Paul, Lila and Oaxaca: A Musician’s Journey

The Pied Piper: Maestro Horacio Franco

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Horacio Franco, the Honorary Artistic Director of Amigos de la Musica Huatulco, is known throughout the Huatulco community for his musical virtuosity, extraordinary generosity, and involvement in teaching the youth of this area to love music. His concerts here, ranging widely over the repertoire of music for the recorder, are attended year after year by enthusiastic audiences. And his educational programs are presented on the local radio and in schools. Continue reading The Pied Piper: Maestro Horacio Franco

Playa Cacaluta

By Julie Etra

Maguey and Cacaluta Bays and environs have been part of the Fonatur’s master plan before establishment of the Parque Nacional de Huatulco in 1996. When drawing the Park’s boundaries, Fonatur did not include part of Maguey beach and adjacent land, as well as land adjacent to Cacaluta. With utilities, roadway improvements, sidewalks and a new substation out there, you know Fonatur is going to build something. Continue reading Playa Cacaluta

Recycling in Huatulco

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Recycling in Huatulco has always puzzled me, so with encouragement and assistance of fellow Eye openers I agreed to write about the subject. Being a born skeptic and knowing that recycling can actually be costly, and in some places is subsidized, I wondered if indeed it is occurring here and if all the sorted materials actually reach processing plants. Large population centers, where materials to be recycled are usually processed, are far from Huatulco. Continue reading Recycling in Huatulco