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Blues festival's organizer explains meaning behind event's name

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By The Staff

On Saturday, Casa de Cultura will put on the second annual Ain’t Got No Frijoles Blues Festival. It’s an unusual name for an event, but it has a special meaning for organizer Miguel Angel.

“When I was a boy growing up on Taos Street in Las Vegas, my great aunt, Estafanita Flores, would have a pot of beans cooking on the stove almost every day of the year,” he said. “On the rare day that we didn’t have beans, we suffered pangs of denial.”


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