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    Clutch In Sports

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    In the 2004 American League Championship Series, the Boston Red Sox faced off against their most hated rivals, the New York Yankees. The Red Sox were already in the midst of an 86-year World Series drought known as “The Curse of the Bambino.” 2004 was the closest Boston had come to winning a World Series title since the infamous Bill Buckner error in 1986. Red Sox fans had believed all year long that this was THE year. However, after being down 3 games to none in the series, the Red Sox faced elimination in game 4. Almost all hope was lost as Mariano Rivera entered the game with the Yankees leading by one run in the bottom of the 9th inning. However, things began to get interesting in the bottom of the 9th. Rivera is regarded as the best closer…

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    The Texas Rangers (2-1) fall to the Toronto Blue Jays (1-2) by a final score of 5-1 in Arlington Texas. The Rangers bats were silenced for most of the night, and the Blue Jays looked like a team that didn’t want their season to end tonight. Martin Perez (0-1 7.20 ERA) took the loss for the Rangers, while Marco Estrada (1-0 1.42 ERA) got the win for the visiting Blue Jays. Martin Perez got off to a magnificent start for the Rangers, retiring the first six hitters that he faced. Both pitchers…

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    Frida Kahlo's Short Life

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    inspirational artist and feminist icon. As her husband Rivera put it, “Never before had a woman put such agonized poetry on canvas as Frida did at that time” (Mencimer 29) . Kahlo’s life was full of tragedy. At six Kahlo caught polio (Laidlaw 9.) During her recovery period her father, a photographer, started to teach her about art (Sabbeth 16.) Although she survived, her recovery was very difficult. However, despite the fact that her illness caused her…

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    Mexican Muralism Essay

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    1. Mexican Muralism – Mexican muralism is the term used to describe the revival of large-scale mural painting in Mexico during the 1920’s and 1930’s. The three greatest Mexican muralists were José Clemente, Diego Rivera, and David Alfaro Siqueiros. Diego Rivera is known to be the most important painter of the movement. The Mexican muralism is also known as one of the greatest movements in Mexican territories as it gave a new way for painters to be able to paint in civic buildings and in…

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    The artist who I find the most interesting is Frida Kahlo. Frida Kahlo was a Mexican self portrait artist. She was well known, and it still well known as a strong feminist icon. She was born on July 6, 1907, in Coyocoan, Mexico City, Mexico. Frida Kahlo began her art work after a horrific bus accident she was involved in which lead to fractures to her spine and pelvis. One of her art pieces included a visual representation of her accident, which shows her spirit reflecting over her body lying on…

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    Tomas Rivera portrayed the suffering, strength, and beauty of the migrant farm workers by telling their stories about their lives and the struggles they went through and the blessings they received. There were three things that stood out to me the most and they were: the conditions which the migrant farm workers had to work through, the way they were being treated by people, and how they always had hope. These three things show how strong these people were and how much they had worked for…

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    One of the most prolific artists in South Texas, Paul Valadez, treats us to yet another inspired solo exhibition. His insights into aspects of our lives are made visual in “American Raspa,” on display at UTRGV’s Visual Arts Gallery. “American Raspa” consists of paintings and collages installed in related sets. Raspas are a combination of layered elements, shaved ice covered with colorful flavorings. “American Raspa” implies much the same; its paintings boast pleasant images and shapes filled…

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    Furthermore, Minjarez paints this mural in his community which made up of Hispanic and other racial backgrounds to build a supportive and relatable connection with each other. He wants the public to think that the future for immigrants is a reachable and realistic one. It is a possibly chance for undocumented adults and children to obtain a citizenship, reducing unwarranted police checks or stops, keeping together families rather than separating them through deportation, these are all…

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    The Couple in the cage was a performance, filmed into a documentary of artist Guillermo Gómez-Peña and Coco Fusco. Guillermo Gómez-Peña is a Mexican–American performance and installation artist and writer, as well as an activist and educator. His works revolves around the issue of the north–south border and US–Mexican interactions. Gómez-Peña is deemed as a pioneer of performance art, experimental radio, video and installation art. His works often involve dense texts, a collaboration with…

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    Frida Kahlo was born lived and created her art in first half of the 20th century. She was born in 1907 in Mexico and died there in 1954. She became painting after in 1925 she got into car accident that dramatically changed her life. She didn’t receive any education after she finished school but she connected her life with arts forever. During her life she was an activist of the Mexican Communist Party and was married with a famous Mexican muralist Diego Rivera. He played one of the most…

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