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Justin Bieber Sets Costa Rica Afire!

Justin Bieber Sets Costa Rica Afire!

Q EXTRA – Worries that the Monday afternoon rains would damper the mood at the National Stadium in La Sabana dried up, as the rains let up and “the Bieb” took the stage, before an audience so varied in ages, with totally different perspectives in life, gathered in one place and willing to surrender their […]

“Shake You Booty” In Costa Rica

“Shake  You Booty” In Costa Rica

EXTRA-  For the first time, KC and the Sunshine Band, remember them, the musical group that had us dancing to disco and funk will be in Costa Rica on December 19. Their best-known songs include the hits “That’s the Way (I Like It)”, “(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty”, “I’m Your Boogie Man”, “Keep It […]

Kolbi Launches Music Service

Kolbi Launches Music Service

(QENTERTAINMENT) Costa Rica’s state-owned telecom operator ICE, under its Kolbi brand, has officially launched a new music streaming app dubbed Kolbi Musica in a bid to compete with rival streaming services from Claro and Movistar. The service currently offers access to 25 million songs for ¢3,200 colones a month; pre-paid customers can spread the cost […]

Justin Bieber Adds Costa Rica To ‘Purpose World Tour’ Dates

Justin Bieber Adds Costa Rica To ‘Purpose World Tour’ Dates

(CONFIDENTIAL) Knowing the insane hype surrounding Justin Bieber, 22, it’s safe to assume his Costa Rica date in April will be beyond sold out. Justin, starting in February 2017, will travel across South America, giving the Latinas the opportunity to see him live. The Latin America tour will kick off in Guadeloupe, Mexico and end […]

Mexican Legend Juan Gabriel Dead at 66

Mexican Legend Juan Gabriel Dead at 66

Alberto Aguilera Valadez , better known as Juan Gabriel has died at the age of 66. Reports from respected journalist Joaquín López-Dóriga confirm the death of the Mexican singer at his home in Santa Monica, California due to a heart attack. The legendary artist had just performed at a concert in Los Angeles at The […]

Tickets For Guns N’ Roses In San Jose Now On Sale

Tickets For Guns N’ Roses In San Jose Now On Sale

(L-R) Duff McKagan, Axl Rose and Slash (CONFIDENTIAL) Tickets for the San Jose (Costa Rica) concert for one of the most iconic Hard Rock bands, Guns N’ Roses NOT IN THIS LIFETIME… tour went on sale Monday, sparking a craze among the fans. The band will take to the stage at the National Stadium, in […]

Laura Pausini, The Undisputed Queen of Romantic Pop, Delighted Costa Rica

Laura Pausini, The Undisputed Queen of Romantic Pop, Delighted Costa Rica

(CONFIDENTIAL) The first time Amores Extraños was heard in the country was in 1994, when Laura Pausini released her first Spanish-language album, Laura Pausini, a compilation of ten adapted versions of hits from her previous albums. The record became the best-selling album of 1994 in Spain. Laura Pausini on stage at the National Stadium in […]

GUNS N´ROSES Coming To Costa Rica!

GUNS N´ROSES Coming To Costa Rica!

Guns N´Roses in Cincinnati, July 6, 2016 COSTA RICA EXTRA On its official website Guns N´Roses announced that they are extending their “Not in this Lifetime” tour to include South America, with Costa Rica now booked for the 26th November 2016 at the Estadio Nacional (National Stadium in La Sabana), San José. “Guns N’ Roses […]

The Sarcastic Onions, An Ontario Band With A Costa Rica Connection

The Sarcastic Onions, An Ontario Band With A Costa Rica Connection

Inspired by their travels and experiences peforming across Central America and Ontario (Canada), Natalie Martin and Danny Spence created the multi-genre layer sound of The Sarcastic Onions. Martin and Spence, together for 11 years, have been performing and writing music together since 2005. Their song “Chicken Again” is a hilarious summary of the Spence and […]

They’re Here. Iron Maiden, That Is!

They’re Here. Iron Maiden, That Is!

QCOSTARICA – At 1:33pm Monday, “Ed Force One”, the Boeing 747-400 carrying the British heavy metal band landed at the Juan Santamaria (San Jose) international airport. The aircraft, with the call letters ABD666, valued at US$268 million dollars, piloted by Bruce Dickinson and Iron Maiden singer, landed without a hitch, coming in from the east. […]

Iron Maiden Touches Down Tuesday In Costa Rica

Iron Maiden Touches Down Tuesday In Costa Rica

COSTA RICA EXTRA – Iron Maiden, the English heavy metal band, will be Costa Rica Tuesday night (March 8, 2016) for their The Book of Souls World Tour. The band was formed in Leyton, East London, in 1975 by bassist and primary songwriter Steve Harris. The band’s discography has grown to thirty-eight albums, including sixteen […]

Listen To Debi Nova’s New Single Here!

Listen To Debi Nova’s New Single Here!

COSTA RICA EXTRA – Costa Rica’s very own, Debi Nova, has a new single and she wants to hear it and comment on it. Deborah Nowalski Kader is a Costa Rican singer-songwriter who resides in Los Angeles, California. She married a Costa Rican surfer on August 1, 2015 on Tamarindo, Guanacaste in Costa Rica. She […]

The Beatles Go Streaming!

The Beatles Go Streaming!

COSTA RICA EXTRA – After years of holding out, the Beatles are making their music available on free streaming music services just in time for Christmas. According to thebeatles.com, the music of the BIGGEST band ever is available FOR FREE on nine internet services including Apple Music, Spotify, Tidal, Google Play, and Amazon Prime. “It […]

Gisele In The Costa Rica Jungle

Gisele In The Costa Rica Jungle

from COSTA RICA EXTRA – “I am in my element,” says Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen in the video for H&M’s latest swimwear campaign for Spring/Summer 2014, in a sweltering photoshoot shot on location in Costa Rica. Watch a behind the scenes looks at Gisele’s new music video shot in Costa Rica The campaign sees Gisele […]

Katy Perry Tickets Go On Sale Monday

Katy Perry Tickets Go On Sale Monday

(QCOSTARICA EXTRA) Katy Perry is coming to Costa Rica, as part of her Prismatic World Tour that began in May 2014, with dates in Europe, North America, Australia, China and Japan. The Costa Rica performance will on October 18 at the Parque Viva. Move Concerts (formerly Evenpro) confirmed the event this past Monday. Tickets for […]

Costa Rican Pianist Dazzles Classical Music Buffs in Korea

Costa Rican Pianist Dazzles Classical Music Buffs in Korea

COSTA RICA EXTRA – Pianist and former minister of Culture and Youth – Ministero de Cultura y Juventud – (2010-14), Manuel Obregon, dazzled classical music buffs in Korea, in a rare opportunity to listen to a world-class performance by a Costa Rican pianist on Wednesday. Obregon played his compositions as well as those of Costa […]

Debi Nova and Enrique Iglesia “Bailando” At Parque Viva

Debi Nova and Enrique Iglesia “Bailando” At Parque Viva

COSTA RICA EXTRA – Costa Rica’s sexy and talented Debi Nova will take the stage with Enrique Iglesias Saturday night at the Parque Viva, in La Guacima de Alajuela. Iglesias made the (Nova) announcement on his Twitter account. The Spanish recording artist will be presenting his Sex and Love (2014), the twelfth concert tour, that […]

FIA(sco) Cancelled!

FIA(sco) Cancelled!

QCOSTARICA – Although it tried desperately to keep the event going, in a press conference Monday night, the  Ministry of Culture (Ministerio de Cultura) announced the cancellation of international concert with the Chilean group La Ley, Miguel Mateos and Léon Giego and other mass activities of the International Festival of Arts 2015 (FIA). The announcement […]

Teatro Nacional Restored 37 Year Old Harpsichord

Teatro Nacional Restored 37 Year Old Harpsichord

COSTA RICA EXTRA – With a recital by Costa Rican harpsichordist Maria Clara Vargas Cullel, the Teatro Nacional (National Theater in downtown San José) on Thursday revives its harpsichord and returns it to to its original state and location in the theater’s foyer. The stringed instrument was acquired by theater 37 years ago. “It is […]

Parque Viva Opens Its Doors Saturday

Parque Viva Opens Its Doors Saturday

COSTA RICA EXTRA – The La Guacima racetrack (Autódromo La Guácima) in Alajuela has been converted into the theme park, Parque Viva, which opens its doors tomorrow, and billed as “centre of experiences unique in the region.” The new Parque Viva, offers all the amenities for a great entertainment experience, that adjusts to the needs […]

Panama’s Ruben Blades Awarded Second Grammy

Panama’s Ruben Blades Awarded Second Grammy

TODAY PANAMA – Panama celebrates Ruben Blades’ second Grammy award, as the news hit the headlines across the country. The Panama America journal reports about the other strong nominees in the category Best Latin Pop Album, including Camila, Lila Downs, Niña Pastori & Soledad, Juanes and Marco Antonio Solís. The album “Tangos”, recorded in Argentina […]

Pure Fusion Rock, Made in Guanacaste!

Pure Fusion Rock, Made in Guanacaste!

Band to Play October 10 at UNA in Nicoya COSTA RICA EXTRA — By Roberto Acuña Ávalos, Vozdeguanacaste — Historically the canton of Nicoya has been an exporter of marimba players and folk singers, but now the members of Solinaje want fusion rock to be part of the Colonial City’s musical offerings. The young group […]

Debi Nova Launches New Single, Will Be Visiting Costa Rica To Promote

Debi Nova Launches New Single, Will Be Visiting Costa Rica To Promote

COSTA RICA EXTRA – Costa Rica’s Debi Nova introduced today her latest single by way of her Facebook page. The song is “emergencia”, which is will be included in the album “Soy” (I am). The single was played by Costa Rica’s 94.7FM on Monday and will be available on iTunes starting on June 10. Debi […]

Destiny’s Child Reunited In Costa Rica For (Secret) Wedding of Kelly Rowland

Destiny’s Child Reunited In Costa Rica For (Secret) Wedding of Kelly Rowland

COSTA RICA EXTRA – Ever seen a shooting star? Well, if you were in Guanacaste last weekend, you would have, with the arrival Beyoncé on Thursday (May 8) at 7:56pm at the Liberia Airport and off at 5:30am Saturday (May 10). Costa Rica’s immigration service (Dirección General de Migración y Extranjería) confirmed the star’s arrival […]