Interviews with fascinating people around Puerto Vallarta.
A professional engineer discovered a uniquely Mexican creative inspiration in retirement
Chaz Manacsa planned to retire in Costa Rica, but a weeklong vacation here turned into two years (so far). The retired engineer was a full-time painter until he discovered papier-mâché here in Vallarta last November. Since then, he’s produced some of the city’s most striking artwork.
Gabe Arciniega on the creative influences and career choices that made PV his best retirement option
In the days before opening night of his one man show, ‘The Gabest Show on Earth 2.0,’ Gabe Arciniega reflects on his musical/dance/acting influences, the complementary career paths of both himself and his husband Tony, and life now in Puerto Vallarta as a full-time retiree.
Lucy Muniz, of Lucy’s Cucu Cabaña, talks community-building in Vallarta, collecting Mexican folk art
Lucy Muniz — the founder and operator of ‘Lucy’s Cucu Cabaña’ — discusses her 30 years in Vallarta, community involvement by way of volunteering, and how collecting Mexican folk art turned into the shop that bears her name.
Kim Kuzma discusses the renewed creativity and revised goals she found when she discovered Vallarta.
Kim Kuzma has performed since she was 16 years old. LIVE from the stage at The Palm she discusses the renewed energy she found in Puerto Vallarta after a lifetime spent building a recording career in Canada.
Amy Armstrong, star of Viva la Diva at Nacho Daddy, discusses 15 years performing in Puerto Vallarta
Recorded live at La Piazzetta on Olas Altas, Amy Armstrong talks about life on a cruise ship (“is it a bathhouse? If you want it to be!”), U.S. politics (“it’s like we’ve gone back to the 1950s in some respects”), and why she returns to Puerto Vallarta every year.
Hannah Brady discusses her yearlong introduction to the Puerto Vallarta entertainment circuit.
Hannah Brady has worked as a performer since she was a child in New Jersey. She moved here with her boyfriend last year (they’ve since parted ways) and has quickly become one of the hardest working singers, dancers, and sometime burlesque performers in Vallarta. Joseph Brant chatted with her at Puerto Cafe in El Centro.