February 2009 in Revue Magazine

Natalia Kungertseva portrays Princesa Aurora in Sleeping Beauty as part of the X Festival Internacional de Cultura Paiz (see DateBook)

Natalia Kungertseva portrays Princesa Aurora in Sleeping Beauty as part of the X Festival Internacional de Cultura Paiz (see DateBook)

There is plenty to do this month in Guatemala and we have the calendars, schedules, articles and information to help you through it. Our cover photo is an indicator that cultural events are a big factor in February. Every other year the Festival Internacional de Cultura Paiz takes place in La Antigua and this year’s events look to be extremely entertaining.

You will find a complete listing of the festival in a DateBook Highlight. Other DateBook Highlights this month include the Orchid Show, an art exhibit by Violeta Marroquín, a series of concerts by Cantores Finlandeses and a preview of next month’s Lake Atitlán Music and Arts Festival.

We are privileged to have some great stories and columns by many of our favorite Revue regulars, including Carlisle Johnson, the Houston contingent, Dr. Guevara, Dwight Wayne Coop and Ken Veronda. As an extra treat JLong’s incredibly amusing ¿Cuántos Besitos? has been reprised in honor of Valentine’s Day.

A welcome is extended to our guest writers this month; Jennifer Block, Brooks Vanderbrush, Bernd Martin, Stig Bjorkas, as well as our own multi-talented Rudy Girón.

We’ve also thrown in a few “Photo Ops” with some beautiful Quetzaltenango shots by Harry Diaz and three lovely El Salvador panoramas by our Lena Johannessen.
And as always, scattered throughout the magazine are dozens of amusing and thought-provoking quotations. The theme this month of course, Valentine’s day and words of love.

From historic Guatemalan necklaces, to circus troupes, to falling in love, to drilling for fresh water, to an impressive youth art initiative—in print or online—we hope you enjoy the Revue and continue to find it fun, free and informative.

—John & Terry Kovick Biskovich

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